[NAFEX] Will my figs ripen?
dtv at mwt.net
Sun Aug 18 18:04:01 EDT 2002
I usually ripen brown turkey, celeste, alma, petit negri & especially hardy chicago of the
varieties I have in my portable fig orchard. Im maybe 150 miles north of you in southwestern
wisconsin. This time of the year they need the most southern spot you can give them & hopefully
they are pruned in such a way that sun & air can move thru the plant. Also Ive had luck once
frost comes (last week of sept to first week of oct) of picking all the fruit & laying them out
& ripening in the window. They dont have grade A flavor, but at least the green fruit doesnt go
Diane Porter wrote:
> Here in SE Iowa (zone 5) I started two Brown Turkey fig trees and two
> Celeste fig trees in big pots last spring and wintered them in my
> unheated garage. This summer on the sunny side of the house they have
> grown nicely in their pots and have dozens of figs on them.
> However, the fruits are still green and only about an inch long and
> less than that wide. They are hard as rocks. They don't seem to be
> changing. Now that I detect a note of fall in the air, I'm beginning
> to wonder if they are going to get ripe.
> Any thoughts from those of you experienced in the ways of figs?
> Diane Porter, Fairfield Iowa
> dporter at birdwatching.com
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