fig trees in northern va?

rian(7va)May 6, 2014

I have a huge brown turkey about 30 years old and another about 17 also a green fig (don't know the name) about 4. So far, no green leaves or buds. If you have a fig tree around here, how is it doing?

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charlieboring

I had a brown turkey, a celeste and two texas everbearing in Northern VA and all of them were killed this winter. Additionally, a fried has a very large green fig tree that has never been harmed by the winter, but this year the limbs were killed and it is senting up new shoots from the ground.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 2:26PM
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charlieboring

I just checked my celeste and it looks like a shoot is emerging from the ground. I started 2 fico nero figs, 2 chicago hardy figs and 2 nero missione figs from cuttings. If the brown turkey and texas everbearing do not make it, I am going to use those to replace them. Since they will not have enough time to ripen their fruit before the first frost, I am going to use the "six and pinch" method to induce early fruiting. After 6 leaves are on a shoot, just pinch off the end to stop growth and the plants energy will be used to grow fruit earlier which will allow earlier ripening.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 7:32AM
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JoppaRich(7b)

All of mine (in RVA), and pretty much everyone I've talked to had theirs killed to the ground this winter. They survived, but they're starting over.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 12:13AM
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rian(7va)

When I checked this morning all three figs had new growth coming close to the ground on existing branches. I am hoping that as time goes on there will be growth higher on the thicker branches, and that we will get a good crop of figs this year after all.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 12:16PM
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