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WillsC

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I need to make a board just for the fig pictures:)  
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Hi Willsc,
I think that the question was more: " how many kg of fruits did you harvest ?"
To see if that way of growing is efficient or not . Growth is good, but I'm more interested in fruits :) .
By the way, you should still be harvesting ? don't you ?

What I would try next year, is : let the shoots grow and pinch at 3 nodes, and then let them branch and grow .
That will slow down the growth while giving more branches for fruiting - hopefully.

As for not branching, I have the same problem. If I don't pinch, they don't branch out and go flagpole style - then most get pinched in winter and thus I get branching every 1 meter or 1,50 meter.

I'm more interested in seing how you prune back each year :) so, if possible, don't get rid of that bed ... Grow a new one - that would help you compare different strains.
I would be interested in knowing if in the future years, the trees would be more productive, fruit be bigger ...
If you're looking for ideas of new strains: Pastiliere, Dalmatie, Longue d'aout, ..., are known for their small size.
Blackmadeira would be a good candidate as it seems to be slow and sought after for cuttings :) .

As for the height, the more branches, the shorter the branches will be , so I would try tricking them to branch soon in the season.

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How does Battaglia grow for you? Maybe that would be a little slower. Mine is healthy but a slow grower, could be circumstantial though.
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Hi Willsc,
I think that the question was more: " how many kg of fruits did you harvest ?"
To see if that way of growing is efficient or not . Growth is good, but I'm more interested in fruits :) .
By the way, you should still be harvesting ? don't you ?

What I would try next year, is : let the shoots grow and pinch at 3 nodes, and then let them branch and grow .
That will slow down the growth while giving more branches for fruiting - hopefully.

As for not branching, I have the same problem. If I don't pinch, they don't branch out and go flagpole style - then most get pinched in winter and thus I get branching every 1 meter or 1,50 meter.

I'm more interested in seing how you prune back each year :) so, if possible, don't get rid of that bed ... Grow a new one - that would help you compare different strains.
I would be interested in knowing if in the future years, the trees would be more productive, fruit be bigger ...
If you're looking for ideas of new strains: Pastiliere, Dalmatie, Longue d'aout, ..., are known for their small size.
Blackmadeira would be a good candidate as it seems to be slow and sought after for cuttings :) .

As for the height, the more branches, the shorter the branches will be , so I would try tricking them to branch soon in the season.


I have not kept track but if you look at the pictures every single node has a fig.  As I have mentioned bush style would not work in that spot.  Yes still harvesting and will be well in to December I would imagine.  

If I pinch them it would quickly become a tangled mess i'm afraid.  I think the real answer is more verticals but not sure I will get more of them at this stage.

Would not mind a stepover of the Longue De Aout, quite enjoy those.  It is a thought.  

Pruning back is no mystery..you count up two nodes from the horizontal and snip......

Not sure BM would get enough sun in that spot.  


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How does Battaglia grow for you? Maybe that would be a little slower. Mine is healthy but a slow grower, could be circumstantial though.


Calvin,

It actually grows well for me so not sure about that one.  I think I will try the Longue De Aout as one......maybe do a few of them and see what works out the best...or the grafting:)  Just not sure.
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If you end up pulling up any of those VdBs, let me know I'll pay for shipping to send it to me :)
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Rob,

I don't think that would be possible:)  
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