[NAFEX] figs

Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Sun Aug 3 19:49:52 EDT 2008


Very nice.


---- Original Message ----
From: bassem at gardener.com
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] figs
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 17:35:14 -0500

> My favorite fig for container is Brooklyn White for largest crop,
>but
>you can grow just any fig in a container.
>here's a photo of my Brooklyn White
>http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b172/Bassgarden/?action=view&curren
>t=Brooklyn-white-1.jpg
>I'll be posting some for sale on Ebay.
>
>bass samaan
>zone 6, pa
>
>  ----- Original Message -----
>  From: "Ernest Plutko"
>  To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>  Subject: Re: [NAFEX] figs
>  Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 12:31:28 -0500
>
>
>  I want to buy two or three more figs for pots now. I've been
>looking
>  on e-bay and Internet. I had a few good sites on Internet a few
>  years ago but can't remember what sites. Anyone have suggeations
>for
>  varieties for pot growing?
>
>  ---- Original Message ----
>  From: loneroc at mwt.net
>  To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>  Subject: Re: [NAFEX] figs
>  Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 07:25:03 -0500
>
>  >
>  >
>  > 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-----
>  > From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
>  > [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Ernest
>Plutko
>  > Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2008 10:56 AM
>  > To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>  > 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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