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rafaelissimmo

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This is a greenhouse ripened fig picked this morning. Not bad. Better than nothing. Better than Brown Turkey. But not anywhere near a summer sun ripened fig.

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Very nice Rafael, it looks much much much better than nothing!
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nice!
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Sure does look good!
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It was good Frank. But the greenhouse is expensive to heat. That one fig probably added $100 to my electric bill.
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The inside looks delicious Rafael!
I am sure the experience was worth the $100.  Next year the plant will be bigger and maybe you will get a dozen figs.

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Hi Rafael
It looks good to me, enjoy
Happy new year.
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Pino that was not the only fruit, there were actually three, but this was the last one. Just in time for new years.

Vito, thank you and happy new year to you and your wife.

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Wow, does that look good!
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That looks Great !!!!
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Between a greenhouse, sunroom, and grow lights I've had figs all fall and some still ripening. The Strawberry Verte, Paradiso, Battaglia types are excellent if allowed to shrivel up on the plant. Panevino Dark needed drying to be sweet and even some of those were just a fiber boost, not much taste.

It has also allowed an early start on next yrs crop. The breba are pushing on a SV that got early dormancy while main crop are still developing on the last holdover.

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The skin on the Greenhouse figs feels harder than sun-ripened, and it is not near as tasty. But still, overall, pretty decent.
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Looks good. Riped nice for this time of year. Green house figs look good ,
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Here is one of my cddn's from this season, potted outdoors. cddnpreto 002.JPG

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Very nice Rafael.
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Ed, I hope it tastes as good as it looks, outstanding!
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Wow looks good too me!!!
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I see a resemblance Ed
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Looks good Rafael. Ed too.

They last handful of figs I ripened in the sun room weren't worth the effort. Well, not there was much effort involved but the point is they were flavorless. The sun room isn't heated at night time, so although it doesn't freeze it does get pretty cool; apparently cold enough to kill all the flavor. I got decent flavor until November and then it went down hill pretty fast, the early arctic blast could be partly to blame.
For me, now I know that next year when they start to get flavorless to just pull the rest of them off and save the plants energy.

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Hey Cal

Yeah I am not planning on repeating the experiment as I deem the expense not to be worth the result, I will use the greenhouse mainly for early starts and early autumn ripening, maybe to protect varieties that split during heavy rain or tropical storms, eg Panachee or Paradiso Gene.

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 Well worth it for those applications though.
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I heard a guest from Maine interviewed on our local radio station (KLBJ) gardening show who somehow used her chickens to provide heat for her greenhouse. It's been a few years ago, so the details are foggy, but it was interesting to me.
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