My new fig project.
Up until last fall I had two in ground fig trees which I liked very much. I decided to expand that collection and I may have went a bit insane:) As of today I have about 70 different varieties growing. I got a bunch of fig cuttings by trading pomegranate cuttings and some mulberry cuttings and some cuttings I purchased.
November 2012 the first batch of cuttings arrived and I rooted them and grew them over the winter. In the picture below you will see the progression.......the far right panel was the day they were planted which was March 1 2013....middle panel is June 10 2013 and left panel is today. They are now just at 5 feet tall and about half are already pushing figs. I have to say it is very rewarding to grow the figs as they grow so freaking fast. a rootless 6" hunk of a branch to large multi stemmed shrubs in just 9 months......
I hope to stop at 100 varieties:) 17 more varieties just went in the ground today.