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    Here's some pictures of an upside down fig tree growing at Nero's palace in Baia in Naples, Italy " I wonder what variety this is?"

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  • #2
    That is awesome.

    It would be cool to see in person.
    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

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    • #3
      Look like common blanco... Make you wonder although about how we pot and soil them... The lights we put over... Normally tree under bridge is watered backwards... Mean natural water gutter above on road is constant waterflow like hydroponics. But when tis large it finds pure clay more or less. Zoom in first photo and see giant root at top of curved wall top left? No soil. No nothing. Just happy root.
      Is not uncommon to see fico grow out from bridges. Italia use more of clay mortar for construction or plaster and USA use cement. Roots push threw hard clay.
      Is belle tree and photo.
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      • #4
        How cool!
        Zone 7a in Virginia

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        • #5
          That's so cool!

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          • #6
            It looks like that fig tree got started by a viable seed which was probably left there from a bird who likely did it's business on the ceiling of the bridge. Which got me thinking, I assume this part of Italy has the fig wasp polinating figs in the area. So does anyone know what parts of Italy has got the fig wasp?
            Queens NYC - Zone 7b
            (DatesNFigs at the other place.)

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            • #7
              Damn! I almost went here last September when I was in Naples.

              I wonder if the figs are edible...

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              • #8
                Man, that is cool!
                Location: USDA Zone 9b / Sunset 13. Chandler, AZ

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                • #9
                  I tried to do an exploded view of the tree Looks pretty darn healthy for the conditions it is growing in

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