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88F today. Actually seeing some second main crop figs ripen.
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My un protected figs in zone 6 are still getting ripe fruit even though our temps are getting low and had a few light frost. all were top killed last winter too. im making a list of cold hardy figs that grow well unprotected and still give a crop. 4 years in on research.
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I'm looking at 3rd flush,probably not going to make it.

Buying flood insurance next week.Just in case.....<G>

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I have the 3rd crop figs the size of a plum. Some can make it
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My purple, golds and a few others slowing way down but still ripening.

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I'm looking at 3rd flush,probably not going to make it.

Buying flood insurance next week.Just in case.....<G>


Tyro: good idea about food insurance!!
Nice that u got a 3rd crop! Im dying to eat a ripe fig!!

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My purple, golds and a few others slowing way down but still ripening.


Wow, so late in the season!

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My un protected figs in zone 6 are still getting ripe fruit even though our temps are getting low and had a few light frost. all were top killed last winter too. im making a list of cold hardy figs that grow well unprotected and still give a crop. 4 years in on research.

Thats really good! Yes, Im thinking about how important it is to keep track of how different varieties do in my zone. I am logging my cuttings and (and figglets...little fig trees?) entering worthwhile details on an excel spreadsheet.

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88F today. Actually seeing some second main crop figs ripen.

Hi, Pitandiego, wondering what advice u can give me about what labeling method u use for labeling your trees. Eventually i will need to do something. My other fruit trees have either lost their label or its faded to where i cant read it but thats not a problem because i only have ONE orange tree and ONE lemon tree. Eventually I will have several fig trees and i dont want to forget or mix up varieties.

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88F today. Actually seeing some second main crop figs ripen.
Hi, Pitandiego, wondering what advice u can give me about what labeling method u use for labeling your trees. Eventually i will need to do something. My other fruit trees have either lost their label or its faded to where i cant read it but thats not a problem because i only have ONE orange tree and ONE lemon tree. Eventually I will have several fig trees and i dont want to forget or mix up varieties.

There have been some good threads on this, check these out: http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/search?searchid=38651114

You can avoid the fading problem by making soft metal tags and 'denting in' the words when you write them.

Oh, and it's 79F and sunny as I type this...

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Still ripening figs here in NC as well. My harvested sweet potatoes and white potatoes think it is strong and the figs keep putting on babies. I should get some more satsumas soon too.
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Nothing like metal. 844 is White Greek RK, BTW.

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88F today. Actually seeing some second main crop figs ripen.
Hi, Pitandiego, wondering what advice u can give me about what labeling method u use for labeling your trees. Eventually i will need to do something. My other fruit trees have either lost their label or its faded to where i cant read it but thats not a problem because i only have ONE orange tree and ONE lemon tree. Eventually I will have several fig trees and i dont want to forget or mix up varieties.

There have been some good threads on this, check these out: http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/search?searchid=38651114

You can avoid the fading problem by making soft metal tags and 'denting in' the words when you write them.

Oh, and it's 79F and sunny as I type this...


Thx...i will check again. Trying to figure out what is best search word(s) for this qwery. I was actually thinking metal stamping labels. I have metal stamping letters.

Yes, love the sunshine!! Now its raining but still only 65f

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Hey Jon, do you label the tree or the pot?  I thought about getting some of those tags years ago.  How much are they selling for now?
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I just bought 2 packs of these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/361307922051?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I fasten them to a limb around eye-level to make it easy to see. They don't seem to oxidize like the older copper ones I tried previously, so will probably switch out all of those for these ones. 

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I just bought 2 packs of these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/361307922051?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I fasten them to a limb around eye-level to make it easy to see. They don't seem to oxidize like the older copper ones I tried previously, so will probably switch out all of those for these ones. 


This is great, Sarahkt. I upcycle soda cans for my plant markers but they do take some time.  They're not hard nor do they cut.  http://greylustergirl.com/diy-garden-plant-markers/   They're pretty good that way but these that you found are great because they look good and the price is terrific. Thanks!  I will buy some :-D!

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Nothing like metal. 844 is White Greek RK, BTW.



I agree, Pitangadiego...nothing like metal!  Other stuff just disintegrates over time.  Thanks1

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