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  • Would believe it if I didn't grow them!

    I've seen pictures on here of young fig trees that grew huge in a very short time and was amazed. Now I understand what fig trees are truly capable of.

    LSU Champagne, MBvs, and Green Ischia were all started in the fall/winter of 2019/2020, grown in containers last year, and then put in ground in the fall of 2020. Almost all my in ground fig trees died back to the ground in February 2021 due to our artic weather week (got to 7 degrees F). Now all three of these varieties that are not even 2 years old stand probably 10+ ft tall with multiple shoots (MBvs with two shoots, one of which did partially survive the winter, Green Ischia with 3+ and LSU Champagne with 2).

    While my in ground trees are ripening figs much later in most cases (close to 1 month behind my container figs of the same variety that were protected over winter), many are still loaded with figs that we should be able to enjoy in September and into October.

    If you can get fig trees in the ground, they are so much easier to manage than in pots! All they need is water, mulch and full sun. Now my problem is finding some spots for the varieties that I really like but kept in containers because I wanted to see how the transition to the ground worked with the less expensive trees first.

    MBVS (we've been picking figs off this one for weeks already)

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    LSU Champagne (probably the biggest leaves of any variety I have):
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    Green Ischia:
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    Zone 8b, College Station, TX
    Wish List: Maltese Beauty, CLBC.

  • #2
    I see AL's happening all over that place...lol

    Looks great!
    Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

    Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!


    • #3
      Do you have figs on your Green Ischia at all? I have had it in ground for 2 years now and not a single fig. I'm likely going to replace it next year.
      East Coast, Zone 7a
      WL: Boysenberry Blush, CdDB, BNR


      • BrandonP
        BrandonP commented
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        Mine is loaded with figs...almost every node on all the shoots. We already picked a ripe one too. Is your tree in full sun? In my experience my trees fruit poorly if they have less than full sun. In full sun just about every variety has fruited in year one and/or two.

      • key88sf
        key88sf commented
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        Yep, full sun, My other in-grounds next to it are doing great. Just the GI never produces!

    • #4
      Looks great!!
      Someone is going to have some cutting on figbid this fall👍🏻
      Round Rock, TX 8b
      WL: Delicious figs