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Re: Fig Trees

Postby M5farm » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:28 am

skyhightree1 wrote: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.

Fig Newtons LOL.

I never really cared for the newtons. guess I was spoiled with what real figs tasted like.

Fig trees require alot of water. We always plant them close to the kitchen sink drains
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Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:04 am

lol i love newtons I have never had a fresh one. I will put it near the ditch line of my propery thats where my weeping willow is
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Postby greybeard » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:11 am

skyhightree1 wrote:lol i love newtons I have never had a fresh one. I will put it near the ditch line of my propery thats where my weeping willow is

I think Fig Newtons have a 50 year shelf life, but they are stale after the 2nd day.
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:24 pm

lol funny all this talk about them I will have to get some this evening.
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby HOSS » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:30 pm

According to the planting instructions in the packet Fig trees need 1 to2" of water per week. They like water but not soggy roots so it said to plant them in good soil with good drainage where water does not stand. I planted mine on high ground within easy reach of the water hose.
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby alisonb » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:37 pm

Have about 30 5yr old trees, took cuttings from older trees on the property. They really start yeilding well from the third year on. I make a lot of green fig preserve so I'm not hit with a whole lot of ripe figs at once.

Enjoy, nothing nicer than a ripe fig off the tree!
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby HOSS » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:50 pm

I got two more fig trees today. They are Texas figs. I also got two blueberry bushes and a pink dogwood. Figs were 2 to 3' high, blueberry bushes are about 4.5' high and the dogwood the same. All for 16.00 total :D
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Postby Jogeephus » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:38 pm

Hoss, be sure to check your ph of your soil where you plant the blueberries. The like acid soil - about 4.5 or so. If you've limed your pasture and yard they will die unless you raise the pH. Best check your soil and if its got a high pH then throw some sulfur around them to lower the pH.
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Postby Fred » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:23 pm

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These are some of my figs from last year. I made preserves and dehydrated some.
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Re: Fig Trees

Postby cow pollinater » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:28 pm

Jogeephus wrote:Hoss, be sure to check your ph of your soil where you plant the blueberries. The like acid soil - about 4.5 or so. If you've limed your pasture and yard they will die unless you raise the pH. Best check your soil and if its got a high pH then throw some sulfur around them to lower the pH.

Coffee grounds work pretty well to. Pine needles work but take a while to get into the soil.

As far as figs, I've put in one next to ever good water source on every place I've owned. The old timers here used to plant one everywhere they found a spring/water close to the surface that didn't already have a sycamore on it and some of the oldest wells in production here have an old fig tree next to them. Mostly the wildlife gets the figs but I know when I see one that I need to poke around and find the water.
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