Some though not all varieties of fig trees, if protected from low sub-freezing temperatures over winter, can produce first crop (breba) figs on the previous year’s limbs. (The typically more numerous main crop will develop later on new limb growth and begin ripening a month or more after the brebas.) First crop breba figlets begin to… Continue reading 2017 Breba Figlets
Plants and trees are blooming after winter, and local city elections are underway today with early voting. A number of good candidates are on the ballot including Mark Brazaitis and Ron Dulaney. The best candidates will help the city grow toward a bright future.
Top fig lists can change through the years as more experience is gained and more varieties are trialed. These 10 fig types so far make my top 10 for the combo priorities of flavor and production here in zone 6b, grown in pots: Mt Etna Ronde de Bordeaux Brooklyn White Nordland Long Yellow LSU Tiger LSU… Continue reading 10 Good Figs For Short Seasons
Not necessarily the earliest ripening varieties of figs in the world by ten flavor, skin & pulp color modes, these are the earliest ripening here in growing zone 6b.
Comfrey is an amazing plant, as medicine, as food, as companion plant, in compost, and in plenty of other ways. Comfrey is not uncommonly grown under fruit trees where its deep roots draw resources from below to the surface where fruit trees can access them. Comfrey juice, basically (by way of its key chemical allantoin),… Continue reading Comfrey & Figs
Has not happened often here, but occasionally figs will begin to form in the fall and, with no time to ripen, hold over on the tree through winter if placed in frost-protected storage. Three weeks ago, in mid-February, the Cyprus fig tree below looked exactly as it did last fall, holding several young figs in… Continue reading Held Over Figs
Photos below show the scene here this snowy day. Most of the fig wood photoed may be alive yet. If so, this could be the first winter in 5 years that exposed fig wood survives. Supposed to hit 15 Fahrenheit tonight, all but there now. Temps down to 8 Fahrenheit or lower came through a… Continue reading Figs in Snow