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JoAnn749

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So, I have 3 -yes 3 figs left on the tree!  (2 after I pick one before work lol!)  I think there are about 3 good months left of growing season.  Up till now, I have let the tree grow freely - haven't cut or pinched anything.  If it develops more figs, should I let them grow?  Should I sacrifice them so the tree could grow more for next year?  Is there something I should do to encourage more growth?  Should I just let it do it's thing?  What about fertilizer?  I have been using Jobes Organic granules - a few handfuls here and there, and some fish emulsion.

As you can see from the pictures, taken on July 4th, the tree has sprouted a few branches near the soil line, one is about 2 1/2 ft!

Suggestions are welcome!

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Jo-Ann DFW TX, Zone 7b-8a Wish List: Black Madeira,, Kathleen's Black, Malta Black, Marseille VS Black, White Paradisio, LSU Scott's Black, Conadria, White Trianna, Marttineca Rimada, Excel, Peter's Honey, Bebera Preta (Abebereira), Strawberry Verte

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last year, my Paradiso Gene gave me figs till end of Nov.. after the last fig was gone.. i didn't know what to do. so this year, i started collecting lot more of different figs. i'm trying to get enough fig for longer period of them from number of different figs as possible. this year, it looks like i'll have few figs a day till end Oct. maybe into Nov. next year, it will be more figs everyday till the end of Nov.

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"don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash." - sir winston churchill
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***** all my figs have FMV/FMD, in case you're wondering. *****
***** and... i don't sell things. what little i have will be posted here in winter for first come first serve base to be shared. no, i'm not a socialist...*****
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Pete, when did they start ripening?  Was it continuous?

Right now there are no new figs growing.

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Pete, when did they start ripening?  Was it continuous?

Right now there are no new figs growing.

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Last year, VdB started ripening around middle of Aug. Paradiso Gene around early Nov. This year, I'm getting VdB breba since week or to ago, and main crop is about 2 weeks away. So... I'll say around early Aug., I'll have VdB main. Paradiso Gene put on the figs same time as VdB this year, so starting mid Aug., I should see them. However, Paradiso is having second flush of figs since about two weeks ago along with two breba. It will be in for a long season. Even in Nov. with chill and rain, it was very nice last year. I expect Kathleen's Black in late Aug. It also has second flush. Around same time, I should be getting White Greek also. This fig is good size. I'm looking forward to Aug. :)
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Durham, NC
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"don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash." - sir winston churchill
"the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." - the baroness thatcher

***** all my figs have FMV/FMD, in case you're wondering. *****
***** and... i don't sell things. what little i have will be posted here in winter for first come first serve base to be shared. no, i'm not a socialist...*****
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