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   after min 4:00 , he explains why... I thought it was a pretty neat explanation that helps some of our questions on how to prune to get more brebas.





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Or prune half of the branches like I'll try with my Panache. :)  Thanks for sharing.
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I love how he dances his arms to show the balance of everyother year... I've got a little bitty panache, and I am in love with it also.
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Thanks for sharing. What I heard him say is that he leaves old wood on one tree to a get breba crop while he prunes back the other to maintain size and shape, alternating each year. Therefore, if you want breba crops, you must have old wood.  His solution is to have two trees of the same kind to always ensure a breba crop.
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Pretty accurate procedure. You can do that with one tree by pruning right after it bears the Breba on one branch.
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I have 2 DK trees. Because by the time the breba crop is over, it is too late for tree to
prune and allow new wood to lignify sufficiently for winter. Here, DK brebas starts to ripen
mostly in August. Hence best time to prune would be when it goes dormant if one has 2 trees.
If not, the alternative is to use the pinching technique from summer till Sept. Most times, the
winter here will prune the trees where greener branches will be winter killed by the cold.
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Pretty accurate procedure. You can do that with one tree by pruning right after it bears the Breba on one branch.


My main crop Panache wouldn't ripen if I did this, I believe.  My Panache tree has young main crop on it at the same time as maturing breba.  My tree is getting large enough that I can just prune half each year and alternate.

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Harvey, have you had ripe figs on your Panache? If so, how do they taste? Also, how do you think it would do here
in the hot/humid south? We have 90-95 normal summer days and 106 last year for new record. Also, it is quiet
humid here.
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Thanks Grasa.  I never get tired of looking at fig videos.  I have some Desert King cuttings from a forum member friend that are rooting right now.  

So much to learn.

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Mike, yes, both my breba and main crop figs of Panache this year were excellent.  I even picked a last ripe one about 10 days ago that was pretty good.  The prior 2-3 summers had been cooler than normal.  I posted some photos in some thread somewhere here! :)
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Paully22,

What is this pinching you speak of?  Do you pinch new growth on the tree to force it to stop putting out new growth so that you can somewhat maintain the trees size and also allow the new growth to harden off for the winter?

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Steve,
If you go back to around June in the forum, there are several threads that talk about pinching to control excessive growth and encourage fruiting of the main crop. I bet if you search "pinch or pinching" it'll give results.

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Know what would be great, next time someone does some pinching......take a short video and post it on the site please.  Good for someone with less experience like myself.
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Steve, I am with you, I am hearing and reading of this pinching..pinch me, I may be tardy knowing , I too need a hand's on tutoring on this!
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Upper right hand corner of the page, click on the "search" link  Type in "pinching."   You can use Herman2 as username, or just leave it blank.  Herman has contributed a lot of info here on pinching, but so have many others.

Here is one of many links to "pinching" threads you will find with your search.  This is well worth understanding, so pay particular attention to Herman2 and Diesiler's posts:

Pinching Why?

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I am planting three of every kind so i will have figs and cuttings without problems.  but the shrink said i was crazy, so who knows.

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shrinks no squat, and often cannot figure their own problems - without saying some are perverts, so forget them. They are of no help at all, unless you have nowhere to put your money, they take it.
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Sorry Grasa, didn't mean to hijack your post and turn it into a "pinching" topic. Now back to our regularly scheduled program, " DK - must have two trees".
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