[NAFEX] figs

Robert Bruns r.fred.bruns at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 16:16:16 EDT 2008


I only had 3 or 4 fruit this spring (I bought the plant last summer and it
overwintered a few fruit).  I thought the taste was very good.  Edible
Landscaping says it has excellent flavor, and so far I have to agree.  This
summer's crop looks like it will be ready in late August.

Fred


On 8/5/08, Ernest Plutko <ernestplutko at wiktel.com> wrote:
>
> How is the quality of the Petite Negri?
>
> ---- 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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