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  • Redneck ant blocker

    Check out my redneck ant blocker (painter's tape). I had one of these Almas just starting to ripen last week and found tiny ants were crawling into the eye. The eye is somewhat open on this fig and the torrential rain these past 2 weeks is only making it open even more.

    Seriously though, is it bad to close up the eye on a ripening fig? Does the fig need the eye to "communicate" with environmental conditions?

    I ordered some tanglefoot on Amazon, but until it arrives, this is my interim solution.

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  • #2
    Cleaver. Be careful...the way fig naming conventions go Alma may become known as the Redneck fig.
    Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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    • #3
      The only bad thing is if the glue on the tape affected the taste of the fig.
      Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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      • #4
        Yet another use for duct tape. :-)
        Last edited by don_sanders; 07-23-2015, 02:53 PM.
        Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Zaffiro, Moro de Caneva, Nerucciolo d'Elba, Bordissot Blanca Negra, Rubado

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        • rusty hooks
          rusty hooks commented
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          Another theme for the Red Green Show....."orchard protection"

      • #5
        In past, I've used a small piece of duct tape to seal the eyes of Conadria and Sals Corleon- works just fine.
        Navid.

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        • #6
          I've seen in some posts that alma needs some heat to ripen properly. I was just wondering if some of you that have alma would let me know how yours does and what zone your in. Thanks
          Kentucky Zone 6b

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          • #7
            I like redneck, hillbilly solutions.
            Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
            Wishlist- earliest maincrop varieties

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