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Subject: growing Black Madeira Replies: 6
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Ok thank you for the reply - I live in South Carolina (Hot summers high 80's and 90's and cold winters with the low being maybe 25) 


Subject: growing Black Madeira Replies: 6
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Ive asked this a few times but I guess its been over looked or maybe no one knows - what zone can Black madeira be grown successfully outdoors?  I'm in zone 7b and would like to grow it but don't wanna waste space on a bush that wont thrive in my zone.


Subject: Tears of Joy Replies: 18
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what zone can a person grow this var. in?  I live in zone 7b South Carolina so get hot summers and cold winters.----does anyone know?  apparently not :(


Subject: texas blue giant Replies: 1
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I planted a 'Texas Blue Giant' fig this past spring (aprox 4' tall plant)  It produced 4 figs this fall about the size of very large strawberry's.  However yesterday I went out and found 2 laying on the ground so I ripped them open and they are both like the one from earlier in the season.  Dry on the inside with the consistency of an artichoke heart.  Does this fig have to be caprified? (sp?)  I got it with the thought that It would produce figs without the little wasp.  I'm pretty new to figs so if this sounds silly I apologize in advance but I don't wanna be wasting growing space on a fig that will never produce for me.


Subject: black madiera - the holy grail of figs? Replies: 20
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what zone would ya'll say a person needs to live in to grow this fig?  Im in South Carolina zone 7b. I usually have hot summers but cold winters.  This year was a cooler and wetter summer than normal though.


Subject: Texas blue giant fig Replies: 5
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Ok thank you I'm glad to know that this was not an example of what the main figs were gonna be like.  It was on the 'old wood' because the other figs that are developing right now are on new growth but it was on part of the plant that was already there when I got the tree.  Thanks for the info.


Subject: Texas blue giant fig Replies: 5
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that may have been the problem - I was thinking it was ripe because it changed from Green to a burgandy and drooped on the branch.  At the time I thought to myself "I would have thought it would be darker than this" but the fact that it was drooping is what made me think it was ripe.  This one was not sweet at all not even a little and it was compleatly dry on the indside no moisture at all.  The little "seed" things on the inside felt like velvet if your ran your finger over them - no moisture at all.  So it must not have been ripe.  Thanks


Subject: Texas blue giant fig Replies: 5
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As I have posted before I'm pretty new to figs.  This past spring I got a Texas blue giant fig and planted it out in the yard along with some other variety's.  It has about 5 figs on it this year and one of the figs darkened up and started to droop on the branch the way I understand they do when they are ripe.  However when I bit into the fruit it was completely dry (for lack of a better word) and had no flavor what so ever.  It was almost like biting into a dandelion.  Is something wrong with it or is this because its the first fruit?  any info would be appreciated.


Subject: yellow jackets Replies: 5
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actualy they are not going in thrue the eye they are just chewing the side off and eating out from the side.  I think its a turkey fig.  the figs are about the size of a quarter when ripe and are a burgandy brown color.


Subject: yellow jackets Replies: 5
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for some reason this year I am  having a time with yellow Jackets.  The figs are beginning to ripen but 2 out of every 3 that do are hollowed out with 4 or 5 yellow jackets eating them out.  Any idea what to do? (id rather not use insecticide if possible)


Subject: sick celeste Replies: 8
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as an update the watering did the trick!  the plant's leaves have stopped turning yellow and dropping.  Thanks for the advice.  Also on a separate question - Italian Ever-bearing (the one I have is suppose to have a black like fig)  Its looking very healthy however it doesn't seem to be growing very fast at all.  Is this common with this var? 


Subject: sick celeste Replies: 8
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unfortunately I dont have a digital camera yet so no way of putting pictures on it.  I do however have a soaker hose that I will put on it.


Subject: sick celeste Replies: 8
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Thank you very much for the advice.  I do belive that it is  going from the top down so that would go along with the fact we are needing rain.  Ill up the water and see if that helps.


Subject: sick celeste Replies: 8
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As I posted a few weeks ago I am fairly new to figs and ordered several var. this past spring.  All of them seem to be doing very well and growing until the last few days.  My Celeste started having a lot of its leaves turning a sickly yellow color and dropping.  All the other figs seem to be doing fine.  We are in a bit of a drought but I try to water them all every couple of days.  I know this isn't much info to go on but I have no idea whats wrong because I'm growing them all the same way and all the other plants seem to be thriving.  Any Ideas?


Subject: new to figs (kind of) Replies: 1
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I live in South Carolina (zone 7b) and have had a fig bush on my property (I think maybe a turkey fig but not sure) for as long as Ive had the house.  However I had never tried the fruit until last summer and WOW!!  Anyway to say the least that got me hooked and so this spring I ordered some other kinds and I was wanting to get peoples opinions about the ones I got for my area.  They are all about 3' tall and have been in the ground about 2 months now.  These are the varieties I got -

1. Desert King
2. Italian ever bearing (black)
3. Celeste
4. Texas blue Giant
5. Violette De Bordeaux
6.  Panache 'Tiger' fig
also dug a fig from an old farm house that has yellowish green fruit but don't know what kind it is 
thanks for any info

 

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