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  • Lots of breba buds, I hope

    I was checking in on the potted figs in my garage yesterday, looks like a lot of breba buds are getting ready for spring. I'm looking forward to a lot of these varieties to see if they are worth being kept potted, should be informative.

    Hoping for some cooler temperatures to keep them sleeping, though!
    https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
    SE PA
    Zone 6

  • #2
    Newbie question--you're supposed to pinch off all brebas as they show up on rooted cuttings, right? It's making me so sad!
    Zone 7a in Virginia

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    • GregMartin
      GregMartin commented
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      Just think of how you're helping that small little plant by doing it....that and that the fruit wouldn't end up doing well anyway.

    • Kelby
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      It's recommended, yes. A price to pay for a more vigorous plant!

  • #3
    This tread prompted me to inspect my stash with a closer look - I too have lots of breba buds on Lebanese Red, Maltese Falcon, McCool, Nero600 and a few others.. Its very exciyting
    Last edited by The Figster; 12-28-2015, 12:29 PM.
    Ian

    Really happy with what I have.

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    • #4
      Heck, if the weather continues to be this mild all winter I'll get brebas on my in ground figs!

      Of course, it will play hell with my other fruit trees.
      https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
      SE PA
      Zone 6

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      • Kelby
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        Then no peaches

      • SarinaP
        SarinaP commented
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        Boooooooooooooo

      • GregMartin
        GregMartin commented
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        My wife was taking Christmas lights off our peach tree and she said it looks like the buds are breaking....I don't want to look.

    • #5
      Then protect the trees from freeze and frost until spring!!!

      I hope you a ton Kelby, how great would that be! Extend the season even more.
      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
        In my PNW zone in British Columbia, I would never pinch off brebas. Key reasons:
        a. Main crop ripens when many other fruits are ripening and fruit flies are in abundance & they sneak into fig eye. Yaks.
        b. I have a happy harvest -- abundance of main crop figs.
        c. Brebas ripen in peak sunny weather in my zone and certainly yummy.

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