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Fig Trees

Postby HOSS » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:30 pm

I planted two fig trees today. My aunt over in west Tennessee has a couple and they seem to thrive in our environment. She gets plenty of figs off of them. Anybody else grow any figs?
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby M5farm » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:39 pm

4 trees here / If you eat 2 many like I usually do they will make you shyt like a crippled coon. I put up several quarts a year of preserves.
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby greybeard » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:41 pm

Tried--so did my sister. We can't keep the birds away long enough to get any for ourselves. I gave up on them.
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby 1982vett » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:45 pm

:nod: best straight off the tree......
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby Fred » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:22 am

I've been growing figs for quite a few years. The last couple years I have been starting trees from dormant cuttings. What varieties did you plant Hoss?
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby HOSS » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:13 pm

Fred wrote:I've been growing figs for quite a few years. The last couple years I have been starting trees from dormant cuttings. What varieties did you plant Hoss?

I think both are Celeste's. I have to check the root bag again. My mother picked them up for me. They are about 3 ft tall.
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Postby Fred » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:17 pm

That sounds like a good choice. Celeste is supposed to be one of the more cold tolerant figs.
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby HOSS » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:28 am

I noticed when I went to water them last night one is already leafing out and the other is budding real heavy. I hope they do well. I will mulch them pretty heavy before winter. I also confirmed that they are Celeste's.
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby Jogeephus » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:05 pm

I have a few. Have less than I did last year due to a slight mishap involving brain flatulance and Roundup. :bang: I like fig preserves a lot.
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby HOSS » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:48 pm

I may try to dry some once I start getting a crop. I like dried figs dusted in powdered sugar with peanut butter on top. I'll have to try the preserves. That sounds good.
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby M5farm » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:07 pm

my grandmother always put up a couple of dozen quarts a year. I use her recipe 1 dish pan (about 10lbs) of stemmed figs a washed cover with 5 lbs of sugar and medium simmer till done. the moisture content of the figs determines if you need to add water. most of the time the water from washing is sufficiant. put in jars and eat. you can also add strawberry jello pkt to cut up and crushed mixture and it makes a pretty good FAUX strawberry preserve
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby 3waycross » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:05 pm

Take your figs and poach them in Marsala wine for 15 minutes. Then cut the stems off and make a a cross on the top about 1/4 " deep then shove a piecs of walnut in the fig and a little ball of blue cheese or gorganzola on top of the nut. The stick em under the broiler for a few minutes to melt the cheese. :nod:
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby greybeard » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:54 am

M5farm wrote:my grandmother always put up a couple of dozen quarts a year. I use her recipe 1 dish pan (about 10lbs) of stemmed figs a washed cover with 5 lbs of sugar and medium simmer till done. ...

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Interesting recipe!!
Reminds me of a pickle recipe from my aunt:
"One lard bucket of sliced cucumbers..."
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby bigbull338 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:50 am

you just cant beat fig preserves.
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:24 am

i have been following this thread cause i have never had a fig but like fig newtons and yall have twisted my arm to buy a tree.
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