My Black Greek just gave us her first brebas.
They are the sweetest !
A great year for figs
flyboy, do you have them in the ground? Do you do anything to prevent nematodes? Do you get fig rust, if so what do you use?
They are in the ground -- on the south side of the house. I keep them espaliered, but they still shoot out.
I am not aware of fig rust -- but I haven't spotted anything out of the normal. I know what nematodes are -- but I haven't bought any. I give them minimal fertilizer -- but, add a cup of dolomite lime to every plant each year.
I do get some green weevils that chew away -- but I spray occasionally with Sevin.
My best plants came as cuttings from a neighbor's yard.
Mine got rust last year. I moved them to the sunniest side of the house and that fixed it. They were staying too wet and shady on the other side. It helps that they are still in pots and not too terribly large to move yet. My figs this year are not ripe yet but it looks like they will have as many or more than last year. Figs are super easy to start as cuttings.
ok, here we go again with the figs.....making the next month a drooling mess on my keyboard.
Male or female?
Not the one in the photo. It must be full of needles from that cactus it's lying in.
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i have a Brown Turkey but it's just a turkey.
You know, just this morning I was looking at my Celeste and I was amazed at how many figs it had. I mean, the low branches were drooping like crazy from so much fruit.
Educate me about Black Greek. Never heard of it.
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Funny thing about Celeste. I have one, too. Unfortunately it is planted where it gets full sun until 3 or 4 in the afternoon. So, the leaves seems to be suffering. It has plenty of fruit -- but, small ones -- so far.
As for the Black Greek. We have a Greek neighbor. He brought over , two cuttings. He told me the varieties. BLACK -- and -- WHITE.
So, I named them in his honor -- BLACK GREEK -- and -- WHITE GREEK .
What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell ..........................
Oh, yes. I also have a Brown Turkey. It is humongous -- over seven feet tall. It is planted adjacent to the condensate drip from one of our AC units -- so it gets a constant supply of water. The leaves are very large -- but the fruit are still very small. Who knows?
boy nery, you're rubbing it in too, huh? LOL
i need to do some research and plant something that will bear lots of fruit for this fig lover.
no needles on those guys, flyboy. they're fuzzy and stinky.
I'm pouting, my fig, not very big (don't have a clue as to variety) dropped all it's " figlets" , I think I let it get too dry.
well, i've decided to move mine. i refuse to be figless next year!!!
I think I'm going to move ours too, where it can get a least some afternoon shade. Right now it get's none. And I don't want to be
"Figless" either !
At the risk of getting my bud Trackinsand all jealous, here is my Celeste. It is in full sun and it is jammed packed with figs. Why would full sun afffect fruiting? I can see insufficient water affecting productioni but not full sun. When my tree was about 3 ft it gave me a handful of figs but I lost them to the dang squirrels. As it matures, it seems to produce enough for all of us. Crossing my fingers that it doesn't change.
every branch is like this.
mine is in full sun, as was suggested by one of my books. it does get mid to late afternoon shade. i think the problem with mine is water or lack thereof. it is planted just far enough away from the rest of my gardens that it is a hassle to water. on the other hand, we have had great rains so far this year and even with the abnormal intense heat we've had this spring, i would think mine would be thriving but it isn't. when i had it potted, it was growing like crazy and i had a fight to get it out of the pot and planted. it had sent out roots all over and out of the pot. i should have put it in that same spot. that particular spot is still vacant so that's where it's going when it cools off a bit.
I thinking on this....I may go ahead and mulch heavily around it and try to water it a bit more when we don't get rain. As far as growth goes it's fine, just dropped it's fruit...
I go "round and round" with some plants trying to find the right spot..........."gold fish" as a hobby would be so much simpler, if they die just spend another .79 cents for another one............( i'm sure that's going to get me in trouble with someone)
I'm calling the Soc for Preservation of Gold Fish & Guppies on ya!
i did mulch heavily around mine this spring, mostly to try and stop weevils. it has worked to a degree. mine dropped all fruit too, all 6 of them.....sigh.
Course on the brighter side, it could be an excuse to go out and buy more fig trees, to plant in various places to "experiment" on where they would grow better.
Oh, that's why I don't have a pond with "ornamental fish" in it ! I'd probably put it in the wrong place and boil them !
I got this one b/c the fruit if variegated. On the other side of the same bed I have a variegated satsuma. I thought it would be interesting, especially if they produce at the same time. This fig is in its 2nd year and has produced no fruit so far. It is edible. I got it from Raintree Nursery which I adore, but other people carry it, I think.
PS: If and when it produces fruit, you bet your ____ I will post bragapics. I haven't been cured, lol.
bragapics........ROFLOL............a new word !
My mangos this year are a disaster.
The tree blossomed out like gangbusters,. And then the cold winds blew.
Right now I have four beautiful fruit in one cluster -- plus three individual fruits (all looking good -- spread across one corner of the tree.
So, that's it. Seven in all.
But the tree still looks gorgeous -- with clusters of new leaves.
I'd forward a photo -- but it's raining out
Who knows? The Shadow, must.
no only the shadow knows lol well I have 1 on my tree very first
wish I could grow mangoes here. will not survive outdoors in z9a
Flyboy, watch those figs carefully. Just when they're ready, some critter will swoop in and try to steal it. I know, because it happens to me every year.
Vossner, please let us know how the Tiger tastes. I've been eying it for some time now, as I'm a sucker for variegated fruit.
You obviously don't own an assault rifle.
Flyboy, it's probably just as well, or I'd have been tempted to use it on the very human varmint who stole all the peaches off of my peach tree!
Hello from New York. I have three fig trees myself. Figs do grow here with a little winter care. Right now my fig trees are sitting in a high tunnel and my Deset KIng is loaded. My plants are only babies but a guy down the road with a ten year old Italian fig had 3,000 figs on his last year. Here we have to wrap our trees in burlap after the first frost. Those in pots are put in unheated garages out of the wind. The guy down the road wraps his tree then builds a burm out of leaves for insulation .Our lowest winter temperatures are around -20 degrees. Good luck with your crop.