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I recieved this 12 page brochure handout from Belleclare Nursery in the Spring of 2004 & 2005.
A ton of usefull information from the old-timers.
Enjoy!

Page 1- 'Welcome To The World of Figs'

Page 2- a reprint of an article published on Thursday June 4th 1992 in the New York Times titled 'Growing-In Praise of the Figs Many Splendors' written by Anne Raver.

Page 3- 'Caring For Your Fig Tree'

Page 4, 5 and 6- 'Fig Varieties' including Ethnic Varieties

Page 7- 'How to Transplant a Potted Fig Tree'

Page 8- 'How to Wrap Fig Tree for Winter'

Page 9- 'Pot Culture Care of Fig Trees'

Page 10- 'Do's and Dont's'

Page 11- 'Spring Care'

And Page 12....Ernestine DiPaola's Fig Apricot Rum Cake Recipe

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jpeg Belleclare6.jpg (147.44 KB, 220 views)
jpeg Belleclare7.jpg (83.98 KB, 245 views)
jpeg Belleclare8.jpg (126.68 KB, 245 views)
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jpeg Belleclare11.jpg (84.65 KB, 217 views)
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Scot,

Thanks for posting the info.
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Hey T10 would you be able to pdf that into a single folder i would love to have it.
By the way are you on the Island of loooong ? and where do you live here we might be neighbors.

PS Thanks for the info.

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Here is a PDF version. There are two files due to restrictions on file size of uploads.

 
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Scot & JD,

Thanks for sharing this historical info.

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JD thank you its in a folder on my pc now.. awesome guys thanks again.
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Thank you for the kind words. You are all so very welcome!


Tony- I'm about 2 1/2 hours north of you, in Saratoga Springs.

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JD

   You were one step ahead of me. I was still converting and  resizing when you posted this last night.  Glad it's in this form though. Much easier to handle and search.

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JD. Thank you for converting that to a PDF for me. I appreciate it.
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You are welcome.
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Bobby, Some plants don't like to have water on their leaves...it can give them sunburn in the hot summer sun. Tomatoes are another one...I was told to always water them at the base. I can't help you on the limestone question, but I remember the guys at Belleclare definitely made a point of saying 'Granular' limestone only. They were really big on that advice.
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i have a couple of question after reading this material...

What affect does getting the leaves wet do?
What is wrong with using pelletizied limestone?

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Bump for the new newbie's

Winter storage tips in the Belleclare files.
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Thanks for the bump.  Interesting to see the recommendation for 1" granular lime as the top layer in a pot.  I've read of folks adding lime to their potting mix before, but a solid layer is a new concept for me.   Can't imagine a fungus gnat crawling through that...
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Thanks for posting this!  Lots of good info here.  I'd not heard about the granular limestone on top.  I'll give it a shot when I repot, but probably put the bark on top.
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What a great brochure.  Still as true today.
Thanks for sharing!

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Bump again for the newest newbs
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I'd question the need to water potted figs twice a day and most certainly there's no need to water inground figs every day.

Pruning for shape in July seems too late. I'd think that will remove too many figs. But it might relate to difference in growing season.

Cauterizing cuts with lime to stop bleeding is totally unnecessary.

Plastic garbage bags don't fend off frost.

My figs grow great with 5% as much fertilizer as they recommend.

You don't need that inch of limestone on top if you add enough to the potting mix.

Agree or disagree?

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I'd question the need to water potted figs twice a day and most certainly there's no need to water inground figs every day.  disagree- a standalone pot in the sun with an active growing fig seems to dry out very fast.  Isn't that why some people use SIPs?

Pruning for shape in July seems too late. I'd think that will remove too many figs. But it might relate to difference in growing season. disagree - I prune only when dormant but others prune as needed?


Cauterizing cuts with lime to stop bleeding is totally unnecessary. Agree - I just make sure to leave 1" or so stub so it has room to heal.  Godd enough for me but many people apply some kind of sealant to pruning cuts so there must be reasons for it.

Plastic garbage bags don't fend off frost. Disagree - for a single night of frost it has made a difference for me many times

My figs grow great with 5% as much fertilizer as they recommend.  Agree

You don't need that inch of limestone on top if you add enough to the potting mix. Agree, because I try and grow organically so I approach it from a revitalizing the soil approach

Agree or disagree?
I think the Bellaclare brochure has lots of very useful information.  They were long time experienced experts.  I believe if they said it then they (or their friends) knew from experience.  

My comments simply for discussion purposes and reflect how I grow figs (imbedded red font);

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Watering inground figs every day is way over board. In some soils it will kill the tree. In any soil it will water down the flavor. For potted figs, and all other potted fruits, once a day is right for my operation.

Figs in their native climate go months in summer without rain. That's why people brag about the taste of figs from mature trees. They can go long periods without water.

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Greetings guys, I too would agree that daily watering of in-ground trees is way over the top and not necessary. That said I did water my potted plants daily all summer long with a micro-drip irrigation system and I did have a small dripper over to each of my in-grounds. I'm sure though that the amount of water added to the area near my in-grounds little did very little to actually watering the plant.
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it could also rot the trunk and roots
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