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kiwibob

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The 2013 annual Fig Wars with the critters are on!

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All pics except the one on the plate are of Figs attacked AFTER netting was set and secured over 3 trees!








I'm losing :(

Happy Growing & eat your Figs before the critters get em,
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Lots of work placing nets and then that ?
That must be heartbreaking.
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A rodent of some sort?  Chipmunks?  Chipmunks are easy to trap in a 5 gallon bucket with a layer of sunflower seeds over the top and a ramp leading up.
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So sorry to see that you are having this problem.  I hope you find a solution.  Off topic, the large green figs...what are they?  And do they grow in clusters like grapes or do they grow just one or two per node?  I have cuttings from an unknown tree that has large green figs that resemble yours.  Someone said they look like Green Ischia but I was under the impression that Green Ischia doesn't grow in clusters.  Thanks for any input anyone has.
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Downright heartbreaking !
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Seems I'm feeding the local wildlife too. Very frustrating to finally get fruit on only to lose most of it to birds or squirrels. I've been using those little mesh bags, Organza bags, one over each fig especially for my premium figs. Works pretty good so far.
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I'm so sorry to see that. I put my figs in some old fencing with netting on top. So far no more bites or total swiping of mine.. Time will tell.
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I hope you'd give this a try, it really works.

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/protect-your-fruit-and-recycle-5348530?highlight=maverick

Best of luck.
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jdarden,

On the plate at lower left is a "Brunswick", the 3 green Figs with strawberry interior exposed are "Desert King", and the green Fig at right is a "Lattarula".  All are Brebas as we rarely if ever get enough heat to ripen any Main Crop Figs.

Raccoons have gotten under the net twice since the netting was finished on August 12, and some unidentified likely nocturnal critter has torn/cut the net along the top rail of a fence in 4-5 places since then.  I've set 2 rat traps and one live trap.  Bait in the live trap has disappeared twice but it hasn't been tripped, and both rat traps were sprung this morning but caught nothing.  The netting has worked but only against bird predation.  It's time for a giant wire cage!

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