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Maro2Bear

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Greetings all. Been a little while since I've posted, but the fig collection flourishes here in Maryland. No real over winter issues this year even though I housed all my containerized figs in our unheated garage. Had about 35 trees in pots in our garage and only lost one. My in-ground Hardy Chicago and Celeste trees have done well. All survived our MD winter, cold wet Spring and are all alive and pushing lots of new growth. I have a few newly propagated Celeste and Hardy Chicago trees, all doing well.

My biggest and most satisfying start is my Black Madeira. Started from a UC Davis cutting, two years ago, it's now a real, thriving tree!

The last few years I had our trees on our deck, but they really took over! This Spring, a new semi-permanent location on our driveway. One advantage is that they get full sun from morning 'til evening. Just need to reconfigure the drip irrigation system I had in place.

Here are a few pix of the motley crew of trees on our driveway.

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Mark B., Glenn Dale, MD Zone 7a

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Here are a few more pix of our in-ground fig hedge of Hardy Chicago and Celeste; newly started cuttings, and the Black Madeira.

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Mark B., Glenn Dale, MD Zone 7a

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They all look great, Mark. Happy to hear your winter was kind, and that your Black Madeira is starting to thrive.
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Nice collection of grate tasters. Never can have too many black madeira figs. Nice mix of different shape leaves too
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HICKORY LOUISIANA ZONE 8B WARM HUMID
WINRERS ARE VERY MILD LOW 20'S BUT WARMS RIGHT UP DURING THE DAY. SUMMER IS EXTREMELY HOT & HUMID 100 degrees 100% humidity fig tree grow like crazy but some split from rain & humidity
Wish list. Col de dame blanc
Col de rimada
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Thanks guys, appreciate the quick responses.
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Mark B., Glenn Dale, MD Zone 7a
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Looks like a nice collection - thanks for sharing the pics.  I imagine you are getting a "reputation" in the neighborhood! :)
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Things are starting to look good here now. We've picked a few tasty figs, but so far our Negronne is in first place.

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Is the Negronne fig a breba?  I plan to pick my one and only VdB breba today or tomorrow.
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Congrats.

Some of my trees brebas are just starting to swell.

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Beautiful trees. The Madeiras look like they're ready to do some serious growing. Congrats on the great results.
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Greetings. Figs are all ripening now providing us with some tasty daily treats. Celeste, Hardy Chicago, Black Yugoslav, Carini, Ghosh, Black Mission, Longue d' Aout, and a few more, including the Negronne.

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