[NAFEX] Turkish Figs
BNikolai at shaw.ca
Mon Feb 21 21:57:43 EST 2005
John, I'm eating fresh, delicious Brown Turkey figs right now here in
Edmonton! Mind you, the plant is in pot in a south facing window :). I'd
suggest you bring it inside, and let it start to do its thing and come out
of its winter "hibernation" in a sunny spot. Then in 10 weeks, acclimatize
it to those nice southern Ontario summers I remember when I lived there for
7 years right after university.
As an aside, I've tried mulching planted figs outside here against the
house, kept under tons of leaves and snow. I hoped they might sprout from
the roots in the spring. No such luck. For some strange reason Alberta
just isn't fig country I guess...Perhaps its something about not
liking -40C, even under heavy mulch and snow? Good luck on it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Barbowski" <jbarbowski at gmail.com>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 5:02 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Turkish Figs
> Hello All,
> I have twoTurkish figs that 'The List' co-erced me into trying last
> year. One is in a 5 gal pot and another in a 2.5 gal pot. I moved them
> indoors into my basement cold room last Nov after all their leaves had
> fallen. The temp in my cold room hovers about 50 (11 Celsius). Watered
> them as needed.
> I just returned home from a weekend away and noticed that my small fig
> has its terminal bud elongating with a definite leaf starting to
> uncurl. The buds on the large fig are starting to swell. This being
> late Feb just north of Toronto, its a bit too early for outdoors
> exposure (how about 10 weeks too early!). Is it time to bring them out
> of their dark hibernation? In a couple of weeks, my attached garage
> could be an option to slow them down; right now it will drop to a few
> degrees below freezing on cold nights.
> Any advice would be appreciated.
> John B
> Canadian Zone 6B (I think)
> Avge Daily Hi: 34, Avge Daily Low: 19 - for Feb 21
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