'texas blue giant' ..... hero, or ....zero ??
... So, I thought that I'd try growing a nice, big, fat, juicy "black" fig up here in zone-7. I bought a nice size 3-1/2 foot treelet from a nursery in Florida. It's doing quite nicely, (no rust, no mosaic), and has already formed some figlets. I'll probably nip these off and let the tree devote its energy into producing wood this season.
I have read that this is really a variety that does better in the south, or where summers are long and hot. Am I going to be lucky to ripen figs up here in the Bronx? I bought the tree on impulse, then read up on it AFTER buying it. Not a great plan. Anyway ......
If any members are familiar with this variety, especially how it should be grown, please feel free to chime in with your two cents worth.
Next year if I pinch out all breba, and pinch back new growth to 4-6 leaves, will I push the ripening time ahead by a few weeks?
Again, please throw me some suggestions.
Thanks for any help.