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  • Time for the troops to prove themselves

    They stand in formation and attention. The training and drills are done time to march on the field dig themselves in for the duration. It’s all quiet on the front on this nice rainy spring morning, but come winter there will be no R&R in the safety of the barracks or home.

    The front line is the seasoned guys Figs mostly 15 Gal some a few larger Cav units and spunky 5s and 3s mixed in that want to play with the big boys. Flanking them are the Pomegranates 60 strong mostly 3 gal and bringing up the rear are the newer recruits mostly 1 Gal Figs and Pomegranates and some 3 gal figs that might not be up for the challenge They may or may not see action this tour, they may see shelter this winter, but no shelter for the front lines. They will have this summer to entrench their positions. There will be causalities the new recruits will Fill the ranks, with them are a few volunteers that have joined the battle Mulberries, Kiwi, Persimmon etc…. I liken them to “Hank” The Frenchman that my Uncle speaks of that joined his Cavalry unit in WWII. And a big Happy Birthday to that Uncle Ernie who turned 96 yesterday.


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    Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

  • #2
    Nice! What's the age of the poms?
    I'm rooting a bunch so i would like to know how much growth to expect each year.
    Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
    Zone 8B

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    • #3
      Rob,

      Most are 2 or 3 years old. I didn't push them hard for growth. I am assuming most folks we get more growth on them. I know I don't get the growth on my fig cuttings that many do. My last year starts are 12-18 inches in 1 gal I would guess and I will move to 3 gals soon and then plant out in year 2 . I saw your facebook post I am the same Phil that commented there. At 8b you have a lot more Pomegranate options than I at 7a. 8 seems to be colder limit for many cultivar.
      Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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      • #4
        Thanks for the info Phil.
        Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
        Zone 8B

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        • #5
          Looking good up there in the mountains Phil. I want to get back up there to see your
          troops this summer. I was just checking out mine and the Marsellies White you gave me
          all of sudden started to wilt today for some reason. Hopefully it will perk back up.
          newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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          • #6
            Look forward to seeing you Mike. If Marsellies White calls it quits you will go home with another
            Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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