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Subject: Three Varieties, Three Questions Replies: 3
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Thanks Ruben & Sue --

Ok so my VdB is normal, that's good to know.

I fertilized the Panache with some organic fruit tree fert and compost at the start of the year and that's it.  Maybe the soil is really rich on that side of the yard -- now that I think about it, the grass growth would suggest that.  I'll stick with just compost from now on to see what happens.  Hopefully my climate will be hot enough for it to give some fruit.

As far as I know, no one else has cuttings of my Unknown variety.  So the ripened fig on this tree must have been due to a fig wasp?  No other way it could have ripened?

Thanks!

Jerold Burrow

Subject: Three Varieties, Three Questions Replies: 3
Posted By: JeroldRBurrow Views: 746
 
Hello -

I have some questions for the fig experts here, though any comments are welcome... I have three fig trees: Panache Tiger, VDB and an Unknown variety that i found growing wild.  All three trees have been in the ground for two years now.  I live in coastal San Diego, CA.


Panache Tiger

Healthy looking tree that is over 10 feet tall and has a trunk almost 4 inches thick.  It's loaded with figs (like last year), but is just dropping them (like last year).  Why am I not getting any ripe figs from this tree?


VDB

Healthy looking, yet very small tree compared to the other two.  It's about 4 feet tall with a 1.5 inch diameter trunk.  It produces a good amount of figs that ripen fine and taste great.  Is this the right size for a VDB tree that has been in the ground for two years?


Unknown Variety

Very healthy looking tree that is over 12 feet tall with a 4 inch thick trunk.  I posted pics of it somewhere before (here?) and some thought that it could be an offspring of Brown Turkey and most likely not self-fertile.  It produces a lot of figs, all of which do not ripen and drop off. --- Except for one fig this year!  This year, one fig has ripened to a large deep blue/purple fig.  It was sweet and flavorful, though not as much as VDB.  Why did I get one ripe fig this year from this tree?  A lost fig wasp?


Below is a link to some pictures of the figs and fig trees:

https://picasaweb.google.com/JeroldRBurrow/FigsSeptember2011?authuser=0&feat=directlink


Thanks!


Jerold Burrow



Subject: Do BT figs turn yellow before ripening? Replies: 6
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Thanks for the picture, Ken -- that explains why the tops of my figs are purple while the bottoms are green.  Here are some pictures as of this morning to help with the diagnosis.  Does this look like the tree dropped the figs because it couldn't support them, or do I have a caprifig?

http://picasaweb.google.com/JeroldRBurrow/UnknownFigJuly2010?feat=directlink

Thanks!

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Jerold


Subject: Do BT figs turn yellow before ripening? Replies: 6
Posted By: JeroldRBurrow Views: 962
 
Well, when I got home yesterday some of the yellow figs were on the ground (didn't get a chance to take pics). I cut one open and it was dry, white and hollow -- the flower parts inside didn't look fully formed to me, but then again I don't have much experience with figs.  This tree is two years old and this is the first year of it's life in the ground.  Could it be that it's just not ready to bear fruit?  I know pictures would help a lot -- I'll take some as soon as I can.  Thanks!

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Jerold Burrow
SoCal Zone 10a



Subject: Do BT figs turn yellow before ripening? Replies: 6
Posted By: JeroldRBurrow Views: 962
 
Do Brown Turkey figs turn yellow before ripening into their brown/purple color?  I ask because i have what could be a BT (or offspring) and the fruit is putting on a shade of yellow.

Here are some pics before the yellowing -- I'll post more recent shots when I get home.

http://picasaweb.google.com/JeroldRBurrow/UnknownFigJune2010?feat=directlink

Also, if it matters, I'm in Southern California about 5 miles from the beach and 5 miles from the border...

 

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