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  • Does anyone know more about this new fig from Burnt Ridge Nursery?


    SILVER LYRE AFGHAN FIG (Ficus Subsp. Johannis afghanistanica)
    Item Number: NSFISIL
    Size/Color
    rooted cutting - small pot grown $8.50
    Quantity
    Detailed Description
    Similar to Ficus carica but may be slightly more hardy, zone 7. Found in India, Afghanistan and Iran. Has small dark, sweet fruit. Leaves are an unusual shape.

  • #2
    http://www.burntridgenursery.com/SIL...tinfo/NSFISIL/


    It would be nice if they had some pics!
    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
      A little more I found.

      http://www.plantdelights.com/Ficus-a...Lyre-for-sale/
      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
        O.k., it does not have very good favor. I'm disappointed, but it's good to know. Thanks.

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        • #5
          That is why we ask.

          Now beside the "reported' flavor, it is a stunningly beautiful tree and in my opinion could worth growing as foliage plant. Additionally, perhaps if it produces figs for you, they may be something you like.

          Worst case, it is a beautiful tree and a conversation piece.
          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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          • #6
            I lost mine ( Not from BR ) a couple of years ago and never got it to fruit. It was a great looking Bonsai tree. If I had the room I would try to grow it again.
            There is a chance that I killed mine due to overwatering.

            Sas North Austin, TX Zone 8B

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            • #7
              The following links might be of help to you.
              http://www.arthurleej.com/p-o-m-Aug08.html
              http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox....light=johannis
              http://www.panglobalplants.com/plant...le/shrubs/F/1/
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              • #8
                Maybe you could try grafting something that taste better that is hard to root out onto it. If you was not wanting to keep it. If the first graft failed you could just keep trying until you got one to take. It would be great practice for you as well.
                Kentucky Zone 6b

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