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  • A Big Fig tree

    The tree was discovered by Simon (Elfarach) but I was the one with a camera
    It looks really old and well taken care of. The figs must be very tasty otherwise why bother, right?
    Almost every branch is supported, and some grow over the walk.
    We have not talked to the owner (but will) and do not know the variety (if it’s known anyway). It does not look like a Black Mission common around here. There are a few brebas and many main crop figlets.
    Enjoy!

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    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: De la Roca, Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

  • #2
    That is amazing! What a beautiful tree! You tell that the supports are never removed.

    thank you for sharing.
    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

    “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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    • #3
      Is the support in the last pic metal pipe?
      Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

      “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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      • #4
        Scott,

        I believe all the support stakes used are the metal pipes.
        USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: De la Roca, Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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        • COGardener
          COGardener commented
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          Makes sense, I'm sure that is a lot of weight!

      • #5
        Thanks
        Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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        • #6
          Beautiful old tree.
          Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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          • #7
            What a glorious and majestic tree! Please tell me you got some cuttings, Igor. Any idea what variety if not Black Mission, which is still pretty good, IMO.

            Nate
            Faith, family, friends and figs. (Not necessarily in that order).

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            • #8
              Thank you, all!
              The tree is one of a kind for sure !
              I will update when I know more of its history.
              Nate, I got only one cutting. It was growing in an odd direction. I would feel bad just cutting at a random spot, the tree was carefully trimmed at the proper time.
              USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: De la Roca, Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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              • Hershell
                Hershell commented
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                Yes. I know what you mean. I really feel bad taking cuttings but it seams that when I find a tree there are several small limbs growing in odd directions and it is the proper time to trim the tree. Just kidding! Hopefully when you talk to the owner they will have a great story and shear.

            • #9
              I need to go back to visit next summer!!

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              • #10
                I hope one day my trees grow up to be like that!

                Ever figure out what it is?
                Tom Hall
                Sacramento, Ca / Zone 9b
                W/L: Paraíso, CdDB, CdDR, Violeta, Dolce Cuore

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                • greenfig
                  greenfig commented
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                  I believe the most common dark types here are Brown Turkeys and Black Missions. That would be one of those. I think the owner mention Black Mission if I remember correctly.
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