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I started these cuttings in Feb 2017 now some are producing figs.  These are my first ripe figs ever. I Love the taste and very happy with the results.

 

















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Congratulations!
You have gotten results very quickly, looks like you have it down...now try to let them hang until dead ripe (still working on that one myself;))

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Any pictures of the trees?
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Beautiful. Do you have them in pots or in the ground?
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Congratulations! You have gotten results very quickly, looks like you have it down...now try to let them hang until dead ripe (still working on that one myself;))


Thanks I agree with you Troiano Calabrese can use few more days on the plant.

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Any pictures of the trees?


Michael I will take picture and post it tomorrow. Thanks 

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Beautiful. Do you have them in pots or in the ground?


Thanks all these are in five gallon pots.

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Any pictures of the trees?


First two pictures Florea in 5 gallon pot.  Third picture is Bari.  Fourth and Fith pictures are most of my figs plants all grown from cuttings this year.













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All your plants look great!  Do they get sun all day? Do you fertilize them and if yes,  what do you use?
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Wow, It is really fast growing in 6 months.

My Florea has leave like below web picture, it doesn't look the same as you.


florea-leaves 11212.jpg 


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Would you mind sharing your soil and fertilizer recipies?
thx

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Those are great looking 1st year plants.  

I used to pick off all figs in the first year, but this year I left fruit on most.  FWIW, I've already harvested 6-12 figs on each of 5 Improved Celeste cuttings started in December, and there are similar decent crops on a number of other varieties, including St. Rita, Nordland, Red Lebanese Bekaa, and Vasilika Zika, allstarted in Jan.  


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All your plants look great!  Do they get sun all day? Do you fertilize them and if yes,  what do you use?


These plants get full sun all day.  Fertilizer = Osmocote Plus once in May two scopes in 5 gallons pot. 

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Would you mind sharing your soil and fertilizer recipies?
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Soil mix  =  Three part pine bark + One part Organic Potting mix + One part Perlite

Fertilizer = Osmocote Plus once in May two scopes


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Those are great looking 1st year plants.  

I used to pick off all figs in the first year, but this year I left fruit on most.  FWIW, I've already harvested 6-12 figs on each of 5 Improved Celeste cuttings started in December, and there are similar decent crops on a number of other varieties, including St. Rita, Nordland, Red Lebanese Bekaa, and Vasilika Zika, allstarted in Jan.  



I agree with you. If plant can produce why stop.  I start pinching newly formed or smaller figs starting August 1st.  I can see other figs getting bigger and changing some colors. 

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Wow, It is really fast growing in 6 months.

My Florea has leave like below web picture, it doesn't look the same as you.


florea-leaves 11212.jpg 


Figs can have different type of leaves, it does not bother me as long as plant is healthy and producing. 

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Congratulations on your amazing success.

I am lucky if I get figs after three years.

Tad


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Congratulations on your amazing success.

I am lucky if I get figs after three years.

Tad



Thanks Tad.  I am not an expert but may be I am lucky.  I do not understand why your figs are not producing after three years. All I know my plants gets full sun all day and using the same mix and fertilizer.  

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Nice pictures Naeem! I am happy for your wonderful success. Wishing you all the best for next growing season.
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Thanks Ateeq you have great fig collection and your plants are excellent growing. I am very impressed with your rain water set up and will try to do next year.
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Naeem, your trees look beautiful!
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