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We got 8 inches of rain in the last 24 hours, what a way to end the season, my last fig of the season.

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Lol, 6 inches here in South Houston
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soooo that's what a blown out fig looks like.  I hope you had plenty to eat  prior.
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Soni - I had one almost ripe, split it with the birds, and this one, new tree and it only had 2 figs oh well, there's always next year.
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We got 8 inches of rain in the last 24 hours, what a way to end the season, my last fig of the season.


Holy cow... 8 inches? that's more rain that we got our entire last (very dry)12 month season.

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I just had a ripe Col de Dame Blanc (badly bruised on the outside). Despite all the rain it did not split.
It was intact on the inside and super delicious. I was amazed!
I guess some figs can handle some rain better than others.

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http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-texas-austin-flood-rescues-20131031,0,3767747.story#axzz2jLi2fMvv


More than a foot of rain in Central Texas prompts flooding, rescues


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That sucks, sorry to hear. We had some of that this summer..I was lucky and just ended up with some washed out figs and no flooding.
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As bad as it may seem Texas really needed the rain in a bad way!!!!! Most places in the great state have been in a horrible drought for 2 years now and all most every lake in Texas has been way below pool. Honestly we need several more of these down poors to finally end the drought. The worst part is we don't get it when we need it and get too much at one time when it finally gets here.
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Had an LSU tiger split the other day due to all the rain. Got another one getting huge, but hadn't split yet. I haven't checked it since this morning though. Hopefully, it will manage to contain itself a few more days.
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Hold on there Danny, weren't you the one telling me earlier in the summer we needed rain?  You know I'm just yankin' your chain. 

But seriously, two figs that resisted this rain are Vince's (ForeverFigs) Green (White?) Ischia and MBvs.  I'd add Vista Mission to one that resisted the rain, but that might not be fair since these figs appear to be small and far from ripening.  Other figs that survived Houston's heavy summer thunderstorms, but lost the fight to these twos days of very heavy rain were Sunfire, Bryant Dark, Enola 3 and Hardy Chicago.

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As a famous chef would say, "BAM!"
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