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Subject: R. Sanford Marin on Black Mission Replies: 5
Posted By: ronke47 Views: 195
 
Hah.  I have been doing some pruning and actually wanted the height to shade the bedroom;  but the width and height have both become insane.  We must have had 500 figs this year (not counting another 300 or so on the Janice Kadota) and of course, my fig-eating husband was out of the country most of the season. Okay, I will get out the pruning saw, too.

Subject: R. Sanford Marin on Black Mission Replies: 5
Posted By: ronke47 Views: 195
 
Nope, lived in Los Angeles area, Hollywood and Burbank. 

Subject: R. Sanford Marin on Black Mission Replies: 5
Posted By: ronke47 Views: 195
 
I learned pruning from Sanford Martin almost fifty years ago (yeah, yeah, I am really that old) and have always followed his advice with good results.  According to him, though, Black Mission only fruits on one-year and older wood, so he advises minimal pruning of the variety.  However, the Black Mission, which I bought from Jon half a dozen years ago, is now threatening to take over my entire yard and I clearly have to do something.  I have heard Jon report how he takes off the top 10' off his Black Missions almost every year and still gets good fruit so was Martin wrong or are Jon's Black Missions just a different beast?  In any case, as soon as this rain dries up, I'm sharpening up the loppers!

 

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