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  • Leave or pull off - newbie question

    I got my first fig tree last spring. It is a hardy Chicago that was a stick about 18" tall. It grew nice over the summer and I pulled off the figs that popped out. The warm weather is awakening everything including my fig tree. It has a couple dozen small figs popping out and no leaves. Should I pop those off this year? I am in zone 6 and we can still have frost for the next month so I will be careful about hardening it off. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
    SW MO Zone 6a

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    • Chrisk
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      Love the Porsche by the way!

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    Nooooooooo!!! Let them live, let them live! Lol.
    I would let the tree ( nature) deside,later on you can see how they develop and thin out the weak ones! You have to find out if it ripens its Brebas right?

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      Thanks Chrisk. I will leave them be and see what happens. The Porsche is a 1968 912 Targa I got from the original owner 30 years ago and it's still going strong.
      SW MO Zone 6a

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      • Chrisk
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        Awesome. Sports cars are not the same any more! Way faster but lacking the driving experience and flair of those amazing "original" driving machines! Thanks for sharing!

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      Well let me rephrase , they are both beautiful . I didn't mean to neglect the HC.

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      • #6
        I think that if recurring cold knocks them off naturally, you should not need to pick them off. Anything that survives to ripeness is a blessing in our harsh northern climate. I do not find that there are enough brebas that come to maturity to detract or weaken ripening of main crop here is northern tier of states, but it is a concern for some people.
        Last edited by Rafaelissimmo; 03-22-2015, 05:04 PM.
        Rafael
        Zone 7b, Queens, New York

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        • #7
          Thanks Chrisk and Rafael!
          SW MO Zone 6a

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