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Offline OrangeTxn

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Good Year for Figs
« on: June 08, 2019, 03:37:26 PM »
I hesitate to count my chickens before they hatch, but it looks like itís going to be a good year for figs. My Celeste tree is loaded. Iím getting ready to cover the tree with bird netting to keep the chickens and mockingbirds away.
Location: Orange, Tx; Southeast Gulf Coast, zone 9a.  Small home garden.

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Re: Good Year for Figs
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 05:02:44 PM »
Mine are looking good also.  I imagine 2 weeks or less they will start ripening.
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Re: Good Year for Figs
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2019, 06:51:31 PM »
   I picked a few Improved Celeste today.  It looks they are a little earlier than the Celeste.
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Re: Good Year for Figs
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019, 10:53:31 AM »
I have a lot of figs, but they are small and seem to slow to put on any size.  The tree looks great and the leaves don't show any signs of stress, so I don't know if I have any problem other than a lot of rain.

Best I can remember is that I didn't pick any ripe figs until July last year.

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Re: Good Year for Figs
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2019, 05:09:22 AM »
My small tree still seems to be doing well.  It's still loaded with figs, but they haven't started to ripen yet.  I walk by it daily to check on it.  Maybe I need to quit paying such close attention.  A watched pot never boils........  ;)
Location: Orange, Tx; Southeast Gulf Coast, zone 9a.  Small home garden.

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Re: Good Year for Figs
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2019, 07:51:52 PM »
My Improved Celeste is already bearing ripe figs. I've been picking for a week. So far the birds haven't been much of a problem, I just hope and pray the coons and possums don't hear about the figs ripening. My LSU O'Rouke, an other improved Celeste, is also ripening figs since Wednesday. They are smaller than usual and the tree seems stressed because it's leaves are a lighter shade than usual. It been very dry here so I gave it a dose of liquid fertilizer and a good watering. I hope that perks it up. My Alma is loaded but not ready to ripen any yet and my Cajun Gold is late this year because I pruned it heavily this winter.
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Re: Good Year for Figs
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2019, 10:58:37 AM »
Picked my first improved celeste this week as well as a handful of LSU gold..........for some reason the never make it back to the kitchen!

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Re: Good Year for Figs
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2019, 01:23:45 PM »
Picked my first improved celeste this week as well as a handful of LSU gold..........for some reason the never make it back to the kitchen!

Sounds like me 😂😂😂.

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Re: Good Year for Figs
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2019, 04:58:32 PM »
Got these going from this morning's picking.
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Re: Good Year for Figs
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2019, 07:52:44 PM »
Wow - Those are looking good, Chapman.
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Re: Good Year for Figs
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2019, 07:58:49 PM »
Thanks, they made 5 pints.
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Re: Good Year for Figs
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2019, 10:08:24 AM »
Chapman....so good to see those figs in the pot. Have not seen such in 25 yrs, since I left Ms.  My mother had 2 PROLIFIC fig trees....she never did a thing for them, and we had figs coming out of our ears every year. Daddy wanted to cut them down, because we couldn't use them fast enough and ground eventually got messy with so many. Mama said "over her dead body"!! ;D   I just love figs and home made fig preserves. Figs don't do well here, so nobody bothers to grow. Boy, I miss em!!

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Re: Good Year for Figs
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2019, 04:58:30 PM »
Rabbitproof, glad it brought back some good memories for you. 
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Re: Good Year for Figs
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2019, 06:50:32 PM »
It certainly did....had to come back and take another look at that pot full!! :D

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Re: Good Year for Figs
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2019, 09:06:32 AM »
Another batch
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Re: Good Year for Figs
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2019, 02:36:21 PM »
Ha, you are killing me!!! ;D