[NAFEX] figs

Michael Richardson loneroc at mwt.net
Sun Aug 3 08:25:03 EDT 2008



Ernest,

I grow the following in pots Petite Negri, Chicago Hardy, Green Ischia
(Verte), English Brown Turkey (Burnt Ridge Nursery clone), LSU Gold,
O'Rourke (recently released by LSU--originally tested as Improved Celeste),
Conadria

Steve H. SW WI




-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Ernest Plutko
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Subject: Re: [NAFEX] figs


What variety of figs do you grow?

---- Original Message ----
From: loneroc at mwt.net
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] figs
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2008 08:19:12 -0500

>
>Earnest,
>
>If you grow 'Celeste'I suspect that is one of your problems.  I never
>had a
>fruit that remained on the tree even after it reached 7 feet tall in
>the
>pot.  Discard it.  I grow 10 potted figs now (in SW WI Zone 3-4) and
>they
>all fruit well.
>
>	The Chicago hardy is the blandest on my figs.
>
>Steve Herje Lone Rock Wisconsin USA
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
>[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Ernest Plutko
>Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 12:05 PM
>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [NAFEX] figs
>
>
>I have had three fig plants in big pots for seven years.  Never had a
>ripe fig Plenty of green figs which fell off unripe.  Today I picked
>two ripe figs from the Chicago Hardy.  Tasted good.  I bring them in
>during the winter and the leaves promptly fall off.  Last winter I
>kept them next to a window and a windowed door.  Leaves did not fall
>off and new leaves grew.  If you live where it is warm most of the
>year it probably sounds dumb to talk about two ripe figs but I am
>proud.  Severe winter temps here.  Not home of the fig.
>
>Minnesota zone 2-3




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