[NAFEX] Failures- figs

Gordon Nofs gc_nofs at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 22 15:06:46 EST 2003

With the temperatures here in Flint Mi. running in teens during the day an 
singles figures every night for most of the month I am glad that I put my 
two figs in a fridge in the garage. I have a commercial thermostat that I 
have connected to a light socket on a board That I used to put grafts on in 
a empty Box freezer. I could keep the temp at 80 in there. Now it is set at 
34, and the figs look as good as when I closed the door at 20 degrees. Plus 
I put some other stuff in there also. I took out all the shelves to get the 
24 inch pot and 2 plants in standing up. One is still green and is holding 
onto the little figs formed before the leaves fell. I expect them to drop 
off as soon as the leaves start out. I will let you know how this worked out 
in a few months.
   Gordon Nofs  Flint, MI. Z5

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Helga and Bert Dunn" <helbert at idirect.com>
Reply-To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Failures- figs
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 11:50:01 -0500

We have 14 varieties of figs. all potted. In fall when their leaves fall
they go in the back of a cold, dim light garage. About every 10 days they
get 1/2 litre of water to prevent desiccation
About mid March they start to throw leaves, canes in spite of cold & dim
light.  Then move them to front of garage where there's better light. As it
warms up outside, we put pots on metal trolleys we bought and they go
outside in morning and back into garage at night. About mid May they stay
outside full time.
Too much work for many, however the taste compared to the blahhh supermarket
ones we are offered IMO is worth it.
Cheers         Bert

Bert Dunn   RR4 Tottenham   Ont    zone 4b
see also http://www.littlefatwino.com/bertslist.html

----- Original Message -----
From: "mIEKAL aND" <dtv at mwt.net>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 10:58 AM

 > On Wednesday, January 22, 2003, at 09:44 AM, Lucky Pittman wrote:
 > > mIEKAL suggested a failures thread.
 > >
 > >
 > > Figs - not really a failure, but I don't know if I'll ever get a fig
 > > off of any of them.  Winter-kill to the ground every year, then when
 > > they do set a crop on new growth, they don't have a long enough season
 > > to mature before frost.
 > Lucky:  have you tried growing Everbearing as an "annual" resprouting
 > bush?  cut it back, cover with a few bales of hay & supposedly they
 > produce fruit on the first year wood.  also do you get winter kill with
 > Hardy Chicago?

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Gordon C. Nofs
Flint, MI.

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