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 My figs set in March-April and ripen late May through July for most part. This is my only in-ground fig the rest are in pots. It seems like after the first main crop was done the tree was spent of energy dropped most of it leaves and took a few weeks off (2to4) to recuperate. Then it put on new leaves and figs again. I guess this is what you would call a second flush of growth with fruit. I think these will start to be ripe in 3-5 wks I had 2 that ripened and 1 turning. These pics were taken yesterday and the fruit set in late July to early August.
 This is my Black Unknown.   
A few other varieties show this tendency. Not as loaded with figs but they are in pots
MBVS, Ronde De Bordeaux, and Sal Corleone.
Also Conadria to a lesser extent and LSU Gold has a few new figs. My potted figs have not put on that much new leaf growth as the in ground has I have 2 more of the same in 20 gal pots with lees new leaves also.









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Sal ,
That fruit set looks amazing.
Could I ask if you have sandy soil and if so what did you do to discourage the nematode population ?
I have a brother in Florida who may be  putting in a fig hedge sometime soon and I've mentioned to add as much organic matter as possible.
What is your secret ? Hope you enjoy your Fall fig crop.
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WoW Sal, Mine is still in a pot but will be going into the ground soon. I hope it looks like yours. Was your first crop as plentiful?  It kinda reminds me of my Cajun Gold except my second crop is crowded together like grapes and it doesn't ripen many because the cold gets to them. Perhaps in your climate it would do much better.
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Sal, that looks gorgeous.  You are a blessed man, I hope it all comes to fruition.

 

I hope you're well.  Long time no chat.  Been thinking about you and Kit this past week, hope y'all and your families are doing well.


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Sal nice to see you post .
You mention
This is my only in-ground fig the rest are in pots. It seems like after the first main crop was done the tree was spent of energy dropped most of it leaves and took a few weeks off (2to4) to recuperate. Then it put on new leaves and figs again.

Maybe in right climate many figs are everbearing in different sense of the meaning they rest briefly then start again kinda everbearing . 
Like you metion put out figs then rested briefly yet weather was favorable and started another crop of figs.

I surely cannot attest to that as well you know we get those 4 letter words here
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Thanks for all the good wishes.
       Kerry my soil is what they call hard pan a clay type soil. I just dug a big hole and filled with cow compost mixed with pine bark small nickel size bark added a few pounds of lime and fertilizer 10-10-10. The cow comp was the cheap bag stuff at HD and bark from Walmart. This is a 3 yr old tree in ground for 2nd season.
       Gene I hope yours does well. I should have 2-3 more months of growing at least unless we get an early frost again in Dec.
       Jason, all is well. You are more than welcome to dig out a sucker next time you visit ;). I had this cut back if you remember to 2 main trunks and pruned it real hard last year down to about 3 ft. I just neglected it and it bushed out. I will cut it back again when dormant as I don't really fret about the breba.
       All my potted trees are or were infected with scale so I'm going to go in ground with a few of my favorites. No scale on this one
        Martin hope all is well. The VDB and RDB will go in ground. I didn't get fruit from the VDB as it got some type of fungus but the RDB gave me a few nice fruits which were great. I would have to agree with a long growing season some varieties will be ever bearing in a sense.      

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Kind of looks like a breba crop that was induced to flush early because of temp fluctuations. If they were a second main crop flush, they should be up with the new leaves.

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Thanks Jon, I would never thought breba on new growth (these figs are on growth from the past 4-5 months) The tree was trimmed in Feb to 2 main trunks the long branches are coming from ground suckers or bottom side shoots of parts I trimmed. As far as temp fluctuation there is none here as of yet (March-April low 80's hi,low 70's night....  June, July, August 90-100 day High70's Low 80's Night.... Sept-Oct hi 80's low 90's day hi 70's night so far) HOT HOTTER HOT Lol :) Here is a pic I just took to show fruit more near top of leaf growth on green wood. Leaf Rust a big problem I  need to spray next season
  Do you still think breba on bottom figs and main on top figs near new leaves? 
 

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