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As of right now, there are 220 figs on it. They'll be rip by end of Aug. and most will be eaten by the birds.

Thanks for watching.

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Nice looking tree, can't believe you actually counted all the figs!!! Is that Pine bark chips as a top dress? 

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That's an amazing amount of figs!  How old is the tree?  Do you ever use bird netting?  Most importantly, how do they taste?

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There is a picture on Richard Watts Conadria tree in the variety page of Encanto Farms Nursery and the tree was loaded with figs. Richard told me it's good tasting, reliable & productive. His tree was loaded with main crop figs when I visited him.
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If your tree is in a pot,220,fruits on your tree will only be tasty for the birds,because they will be mediocre tasting ,for people,if you do not reduce the number to about 80 fruits or less,and feed the tree very well,in order to ripe them properly.
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Barry, Those are pine bark mulch. Since I am on vacation now, I have some extra time to mess around with my fig trees like, counting them figs and......

Herman, It's very interesting that you said that as I was outside for the last couple of hours working on the fig trees and taking off many figs off my Conadria, VDB and the I.H. I never let this tree to keep all of its figs as they would taste bland. This afternoon I took off over 100 figs from it and left 94 on the tree to rip.
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Navid,

Thank you for all the details.  I've read that training horizontal branches encourages fruiting and you seem to have a very good example of that.  Do you have any special technique?

Regarding the birds, I wouldn't be so generous, especially after knowing the exact number of figs I stand to lose ;).

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Very nice tree Navid, I also have a Conadria and it is very good. This is what I would call it's second full season and the fruit size and productivity has improved along with taste. Fruit is running 58- 70 grams and look like a small pear my wife says 
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Mine is also in pots, not nearly as productive as yours yet. I hope you don't mind but I just took some pics. It has been brutal hot here for the last month it seems day temps above 95 and night temps around 80. I'm sure it would do better in ground where soil might be a little cooler especially at night






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Sal,

I don't mind at all, you can post more pics of your trees in any of my threads.

This tree is a vigorous growing tree that IMO planting it in ground would increase its production. Next season I'll either plant this tree in ground or I'll put it in a 40-45 gallon pot.


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Most will be ripped by next week or so. Had few ripped ones and they were delicious.

Thanks for looking.


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Navid,

Will you please post a full and complete view of the tree? Also, how much you prune and when do you prune? Since the tree is potted about 7.2' wide x 4' tall with 220 fruits, this is an interesting trial for the knock-off-fruit theory because you did not.

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JD,


Usually I prune 90% of the tree. In mid Nov. before storing it in my shed I prune about 40% of it then in April before it breaks dormancy I prune another 50%. It leaves me with four main trunks shaped like a plus ( + ) and each trunk will be 2 feet long and elevated 45 degrees above the soil line.

If you look at the pics you see that I have tied some green plastic ties to the trunks. In my second pruning (in April) I cut right where those plastic ties are attached.

Let me know if you have any other questions.


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P.S. I did thinned out many of the figs last month and pinched 90% of the leaves two weeks ago.

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Thanks Navid. Apologies...somehow I missed your reply to Herman!

Nice form. Espaliered in a way and reminiscent of the Japanese forms. I have a two air layers in pots that have a similar form without the south facing portion of the plus (+). I may leave them that way to grow.

Do you root prune? If so, how often?


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navid - all the growth we see in the last set of pics are all from this year (90%)?

also, is there a reason why you prune in 2 stages, 40% in fall and 50% in spring?

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JD,

It's Ok. I think you should try this method, growing horizontally. I will post a new thread today containing some images of the trees that I am training this way.

Each April I take the tree out of its pot and cut 3 wedges (2 inches deep) from the sides of the root ball. Next coming April I will cut 4-5 inches from the bottom portion of the root mass.


Eli,

Last April on my second pruning of this tree I left two of the four trunks unpruned to see if it would increase or decrease the production of the figs. That is why you see two thicker trunks in the pics.
In Nov. I prune it by 40% so I can bent the rest of the branches and take the tree inside of my shed. Then I wait till April to prune the rest just in case they were some branches frozen/dead during the winter in the shed.




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Hi,

I am new to the forum and growing fruit trees. Your method is really interesting. Do you think it is something that can be done with other fruit trees? Or only with fig trees.

Thank you so much.
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Thank you so much for explaining this to me. Would you sell 2 or 3 cuttings from your tree? I will gladly pay for them.

Thank you.



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Navid, Thank you so much. I sent you an email.



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Here are few pictures taken back in early Aug. and Sep. from the figs that I picked from my Condaria. In one of the last pics there are two figs shown, one has amber colored interior and the other's pulp color is red. Both are from the same tree (Conadria), taken from the same branch in same day. Any idea why the pulp color are so different? Do anyone else growing this variety noticed the same issue?


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Hi Navid, I have seen this on my Conadria just not at the same time. I have posted this same finding with pics in a few different treads. Here is one I found . I also found the red pulp seemed like a fuller body with more taste. I really like Conadria no matter what pulp color pops up. It does well here and does not drop, sour or split. I have even posted pics to where the interior is almost purple like in that same post by fignut I think
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/LSU-Gold-amp-Conadria-4925789

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Hi Sal,
It was the first time that my tree produced two figs on the same branch (few nodes apart) that both had different pulp color. Was a surprise. The fignut's photo was really extraordinary, never seen such a pulp color for Conadria.
This tree is a keeper for me as well. When the figs are fully ripped (show cracks on the skin), it tastes better than the Smith fig. But it does drop and sour in heavy rain (more than 2 days of full rain).

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I don't recall don't recall ever seeing two different interiors on the same branch, but ficus made that observation in a thread on GW FF on figs splitting.

 Posted by ficus 9CA (My Page) on Thu, Aug 14, 08 at 1:03

"Now and then I have found a pink/red one from the same branch as the light amber colored ones!"   http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/fig/msg101843177897.html 

That thread also has pictures of Kadotas with bright red interiors.  I don't remember who said it, but someone suggested that the deepening color might result from the figs being on the plant longer.  I had thought it might be cool temperatures.  But if you pick two figs from the same branch, at the same time, both would have been exposed to the same temps.  So temperature probably isn't the cause.  Navid, do you remember if the darker fig formed first (lower on the stem)?
 

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    The only thing I can come up with is if one (red) was sheltered by a leaf or leaves  and the other (amber) had the sun beating straight down which would let them mature at different times... Just a thought    


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Thanks for the link fignut. I do remember that the fig with the amber colored pulp was formed below the one with the darker (red) interior.

Sal, you guessed it 100% correct. The one with red pulp was in-fact covered by a leaf and the other, was not. Now my question is, why the covered fig had a darker pulp? Shouldn't the one that receives the maximum amount of sun have a darker interior?

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My guess would be just the opposite of what you stated. The one that was shaded took longer to ripen or in another sense had a few more days to fully mature giving it more time to fully develop (eg/ slow cooker vs microwave) This of course is my opinion but being in a hot climate this is what I have come to find. In June, July and August night time temps are above 80 and day temps hit high 90-100 so no time for rest. It seems some figs swell and ripen in 4-5 days at times. Being fast will win races but is not always better. LOL :) 


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