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 Post subject: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:23 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:12 am 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:56 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:28 pm 
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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:

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:53 am 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
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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:

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:59 pm 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
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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:

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:09 pm 
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That's handy to know.

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:03 am 
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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

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 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.

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:43 pm 
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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.......

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 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.

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

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
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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:

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