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Author:  dufflight [ Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:23 am ]
Post subject:  Fig Trees

I've got 4(maybe 5) different Fig trees in. Was very surprised at how early they bare fruit. One tree is only 40cm high and I picked 2 figs off it yesterday. Nice taste, shared then with the dog. Will have to stop doing that. Have to keep dog away from corn now he's worked out its nice to eat.
Was told the brown is the best tasting so it was planted in the deep dug bed next to the back door.
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Author:  Simo [ Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fig Trees

I love figs, they grow so well and once established they require no care. Fruit so much that you just share with the birds.

They do have very invasive and damaging roots once they get onto a water source so avoid planting near any plumbing like sepitic tanks and leach drains.

Author:  earthbound [ Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fig Trees

My fig tree has done pretty well considering that it's in an area of the yard that gets no water from sprinklers.

This year I've had a pretty good crop of fruit considering the size of the tree. Damn birds have been getting a lot of fruit as well. I found out what birds were eating them too, crows..!!! :bat:

Only one fruit so far that looked like it had fruit fly or similar, I'm making sure I don;t leave any fruit on the ground, though between the birds, mice and myself there's not much chance of anything rotting on the ground.

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Author:  Simo [ Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fig Trees

earthbound wrote:
My fig tree has done pretty well considering that it's in an area of the yard that gets no water from sprinklers.


Best spot for a fig IMO :thunbs:

Author:  chillidude [ Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fig Trees

Good - mine's in about the driest spot on the block.

Hasn't fruited yet, but then it's not much larger than Duff's. Will have to remember about the fruit fly risk - all figs on the ground will go to the perpetually hungry BSF.

Author:  pistolknight [ Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fig Trees

unanimous, mine is near the lemon tree and only gets watered when we remember, which is not often, but I hate figs and so do our birds :crazy:

Author:  earthbound [ Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fig Trees

Your birds hate figs?????

wow, wish mine hated them..

I just love the fig tree because it's a staple that won't die in the crappiest of conditions, a bit like olives and pomegranates.

Author:  pistolknight [ Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fig Trees

apparently EB, they seem to eat everything else except figs, tree is loaded atm, maybe because the BSF pod is next to fig tree, the pod appears to repel everything :old:

Author:  dufflight [ Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fig Trees

That's handy to know.

Author:  chillidude [ Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fig Trees

pistolknight wrote:
unanimous, mine is near the lemon tree and only gets watered when we remember, which is not often, but I hate figs and so do our birds :crazy:

Oh man - really ?


Figs, port, cheese - an oldy but a goody

Author:  Faye [ Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fig Trees

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This one looks like it will be ready in the next 24 hours, we hope to beat the birds to it, mm yum.

Author:  earthbound [ Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fig Trees

hehehehe, good luck with that.... If it's anything like mine you look and think, Hmmm, not quite ripe, I'll wait till tomorrow or the next day. Two days later..... Gone.......

Author:  chillidude [ Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fig Trees

Faye wrote:
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This one looks like it will be ready in the next 24 hours, we hope to beat the birds to it, mm yum.

Can't you just taste the blue vein now ........ :clap:

Author:  chillidude [ Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fig Trees

pistolknight wrote:
apparently EB, they seem to eat everything else except figs, tree is loaded atm, maybe because the BSF pod is next to fig tree, the pod appears to repel everything :old:

Yeah - even the BSF :run:

Author:  dufflight [ Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fig Trees

This is the same fig tree as the first post. Still about the same height but has fruit now.
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