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  • Winter Fruit

    Curious to see if these Kadota breba will eventually ripen after coming on this early by window. Other photos, nearby tangelos probably ripe, and the view outside. All photos today.
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    Tony WV 6b
    https://mountainfigs.net/

  • #2
    Nice pics and good luck on your indoor breba! Is that a fig in the upper left in the landscape?
    Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
    Wishlist- Figues Juane, Demos unk, Nantes Maroc, Thermalito

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    • mountainfigs
      mountainfigs commented
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      Alas, no. Some sort of ornamental tree the people before us planted, 12 feet tall died to the ground last year after temps of -9F, but I didn't cut it down. Came back from the roots in summer. No figs in the outdoor pic.

  • #3
    Good luck! I hope they get enough flavor being indoors.
    https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
    SE PA
    Zone 6

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    • mountainfigs
      mountainfigs commented
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      Will see. I hope they come along slowly and then finish ripening fully outdoors in spring. Hard to see in the pick but the upper fruits seem unusually pale and may be struggling too much to make it.

  • #4
    They look good and the plants look healthy.
    NC Zone 7a-b

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    • mountainfigs
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      Fingers crossed!

  • #5
    Looking good. Good luck with them.
    Otmani - Dallas, TX - Zone 8a
    Wish List: Col de Dame Blanche, Brogiotto Bianco, Sicilian White, Panache

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    • mountainfigs
      mountainfigs commented
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      Might need it. Haven't heard much about Kadota breba.

  • #6
    Are u using any grow lights?
    Rafael
    Zone 7b, Queens, New York

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    • mountainfigs
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      Only the sun. Sometimes I hang a mylar sheet behind it.

  • #7
    I've been growing some young blueberries inside in a very sunny window. I use both added florescent lights (when it's dark outside), and during the day when it 's not too hot, mylar reflective screens I made myself.

    As for current fruit, I've just come in from picking a smattering of ripe blueberries. Well, almost ripe. The oranges now are pretty good too.
    SoCal, zone 10.
    www.ourfigs.com Invite your friends.

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    • mountainfigs
      mountainfigs commented
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      Oh to be zone 10!

    • Gina
      Gina commented
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      It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it..

  • #8
    Tony,
    My dormant trees have been waking up early these last two years, and I've been putting them in a sunny south window, too. For me, the biggest problem was not stressing out the trees with too much or too little water, causing them to drop the breba. There's that initial period when you're tempted to water them, but they've only got a few leaves. Then they put on more leaves and need more water, but maybe you're inclined not to do it by that point! It needs constant adaptation over time.
    They look like they're swelling up nicely and hanging on tight! Just keep doing what you're doing!
    Cheers,
    Jim
    Jim -- Central NJ, Zone 6b

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    • mountainfigs
      mountainfigs commented
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      That's something to consider, when to water, when not to water. Always an issue and now moreso with fruit formed. I get the sense that I'm not out of the woods yet. Time will tell.
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