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  • Orphan and Preto

    Hi Folks, just trying my hand at posting pics. Here are a couple good ones, Preto and Orphan, both very tasty figs, Preto is exceptional as all who have tasted it can attest.
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    Photos of the inside or it didn't happen
    Bob C.
    Kansas City, MO Z6

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    • #3
      Welcome Barry. Good to see you posting. Thanks for posting the pics. My first Preto
      is just a day away.
      newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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      • #4
        Good to see old friends here Newnandog. Harborseal, Oh it happened, several times now, I just tear them open and eat, but I'll try to control myself long enough for interior pics too

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        • #5
          Hi Barry,

          Your Orphan is early! Mine is in-ground and will need at least 3-4 weeks.

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          • #6
            Potted figs seem to fruit a bit early, especially if I put them in a warm microclimate

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            • #7
              Good to see you Barry! Lovely looking figs.
              Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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              • #8
                Hi Barry,

                Do you have any tricks to make Orphan more productive?

                My tree is 4 years old and is very vigorous, pushing a lot of vegetative growth every year. It has large leave-leave separation, but not much branching. What puzzled me is that it has not been quite productive at all.

                Thanks!

                -Wayne
                Maryland (Zone 6b)

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                • drphil69
                  drphil69 commented
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                  A possible problem is too much nitrogen can produce vegetative growth at the expense of figs. E.g. regular miracle grow is high in N.

                • Laeotis
                  Laeotis commented
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                  How much is too much? Like is a little good but a lot isn't

              • #9
                Good to see you here Barry.
                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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                • #10
                  Wayne, no tricks, just the usual cultural treatment, lime fertilizer big pot sun etc I will say too thhat Orphan for me is kinda on a year and off a year with te off year producing only a few figs

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                  • #11
                    Thanks, Barry, for the helpful information.

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                    • #12
                      Just for you Harborseal, another Preto
                      You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 2 photos.

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                      • #13
                        I just rooted Orphan fig tree. It grew very fast. Even faster then brown turkey. I heard about good things about this tree. I hope this tree fruits a lot too.

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                        • #14
                          Thanks for that BLB ! Can you tell us more about Orphan ,what is the flavor/taste like ? I got a nice young tree in ground and did suffer a little with frost last winter ,came back strong [my zone is 9b ] but no figs to be seen yet . I got my tree from Read's Nursery in England before they close down and looking at your fig ,i'am very happy that i did .

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