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  • My orchard view

    My orchard is young . 1 year old up to the oldest tree at 7 or so.
    We have had very bad winters here for the last 2 years and once again everything was killed to the ground level.

    The size of the fig tree depends on the age of the root system.

    The older trees are simply the tallest and fastest growing.

    Here is a view from each end of my fig orchard.

    I should know a exact count but I don't. Over 60
    There are 45-50 varieties growing so far.
    This year I have more than ever producing so I will share pics as they ripen.

    Have a great season all

    Doug Click image for larger version

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  • #2
    looks great Doug
    Cutting sales have ended for the season. Plant sales will start March 1 at 8 eastern time. If it is still too cold in your area I can hold your plants till a date of your choosing.

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    • #3
      That looks nice Doug. When Mother Nature decides to treat us like her children and not like her step children we will be ready.
      Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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      • #4
        Thanks!

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        • #5
          Nice, Doug!
          newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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          • #6
            Very nice Doug, congrats on your beautiful orchard! Another place to visit for my bucket list!

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            • SCfigFanatic
              SCfigFanatic commented
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              bucket list?

            • Chrisk
              Chrisk commented
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              A figure of speech !

          • #7
            Very nice!

            one day perhaps I'll get there too.

            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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            • #8
              Lucky man! I hope they reward you greatly.
              Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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              • #9
                Nice to see some new pics of your orchard. Looks great!
                PPP
                Eatonton, GA zone 7b/8a

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                • #10
                  Doug,how far apart are your trees spaced?
                  New Bern NC Zone 8a ,Wish list : Col de Dame Rimada ,Galica Negra

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                  • SCfigFanatic
                    SCfigFanatic commented
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                    The figs were planted at 6-8 feet apart, 10-12 feet between rows.

                • #11
                  Too bad for the winter kill, but still looking good!
                  Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
                  Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!

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                  • #12
                    Wonderful
                    Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                    1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                    2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                    • #13
                      Looks great!
                      Are there any so far that won't fruit after die back even with your longer ( than mine anyway) growing season?
                      Ed
                      SW PA zone 6a

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                      • SCfigFanatic
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                        Over half of my figs are producing figs this year, if they do not already have figs on by now I will pinch any
                        that grow from here on.

                        thanks

                    • #14
                      Looks good Doug. If you're having a lot of die back, do you bother taking cuttings before the hard freeze? Maybe you can get a winter or two without a die back and some of the older wood will start to survive the winter.
                      Randall - Gulf Breeze, FL. zone 8b. Wish list: Anything that "newnandawg" - Mike, ranks as an 8 out 10 or higher.

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                      • SCfigFanatic
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                        I take cuttings every year before hard freeze. Each year as the roots mature, the bush above ground gets more hardy.
                        It may take a few years to mature the tree so that the top wood can make it through a normal winter.
                        Every year it will just get better. I did not winterize any of my figs. They keep growing back so I save my energy.

                        thanks

                    • #15
                      Thanks everybody, it is a treat to see these trees grow.
                      Many thanks to those I've traded with or bought cuttings from.


                      Doug

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                      • #16
                        Great layout Doug. That's a lot work and I know you'll have fig fruit stand
                        before long. People in Chester better get ready. lol
                        Ray
                        Ray in Columbia, SC Zone 8

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