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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:54 pm 
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Ours is in the chook pen, doesn't get much water and is giving us more fruit than we need. The fallen fruit is eaten by the chooks so no worries there with fruit fly.

But what is the ideal time to pick them?????

We wait until they are purple and pull away easily, but from Faye's pic she picks when they are still green.

Are we waiting too long?


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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:02 pm 
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That kinda depends on the variety too Stretch - some varieties don't turn purple at all and are ripe while still green.

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:45 pm 
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We have a tree laden with figs the size of my fist. Pity we don't eat them, but the birds are having a feast.

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:15 pm 
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Thanks Chillidude

We tried one of the greener ones and it was bland and floury.

Is there a method of checking for ripeness or is it trial and error?


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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:40 am 
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stretchman wrote:
Thanks Chillidude

We tried one of the greener ones and it was bland and floury.

Is there a method of checking for ripeness or is it trial and error?

The only way I know is feeling them - soft to a gentle squeeze = ripe.

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:47 pm 
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so the missus is ripe then :hello:

Stretch do you get the council come in a do your tree's for Fruit Fly? I have never seen FF myself, we stopped the guy coming when we got chooks a couple of years ago,

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:11 pm 
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pistolknight wrote:
so the missus is ripe then :hello:

Mate, you're already in enough potential trouble for putting her potato harvest up there :run:

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:45 pm 
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I haven't seen him, and if he did come into the backyard he would soon meet my grumpy old German Shepherd, who has a serious attitude problem when it comes to people entering the backyard unaccompanied! Any other time he has to deal with a grumpy old homeowner, who also has a serious attitude problem! But enough about the wife.

I haven't seen fruit fly on any of my trees, which I put down to the chooks.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:00 pm 
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hahahahahaha.....

Another situation to use that smiley.. :run:

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:25 pm 
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I just planted one,green variety, more chance of getting one ahead of the birds.


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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
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You guys who reckon the birds wont touch ur figs must not have silver eyes, they will peck every single fruit even if there is a hundred, just to get a bit of juice.

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:36 am 
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I have four fig trees along the eastern border of my orchard wich I hope will grow into a wind break to stop the strong summer easterly winds we get. I never buy fig trees because they are so easy to grow from cuttings, this one is a green fig grown from a 100mm cutting 18 months ago and already has fruit. I think cuttings fruit sooner too because the think they are still a branch of a mature tree.


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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:25 pm 
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You can't beat fresh figs straight off the tree. I'm currently getting my daily dose.

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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:43 pm 
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I didn't like figs at all untill I tasted them strait from the tree they are so different to shop figs

If you plant a fig in a small yard put a large concrete slab about 2 foot under it so it doesn't drop a deep tap root and it will send out shalow feeder roots so you don't have to water or feed it as much


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 Post subject: Re: Fig Trees
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Make jam from them.....yuuuumy :joy:


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