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green ischia

Posted by houstontexas123 z9a (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 28, 13 at 18:07

received my tiny green ischia from WellSprings yesterday.

not sure if seedling or tissue culture.


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roots looked good, potted it up in a 1/4-1/2? gallon pot. sitting under a 6' pomegranate bush for a few weeks.


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Looks about four times the size of the LSU Purple I received from Hirt's Garden.


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  • Posted by soaht Central CA 9B (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 28, 13 at 21:50

houstontexas 123-
They are tissue culture, that's what I was told when I email them about their plants. I was about to order a green ischia also from them, but they told me it was TC so I pass. But seeing how nice and big yours is,I might reconsidering ordering one too.

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I've seen a youtube video of some guy showing his black ischia fig he got from Hirtz and they indeed look smaller than the one posted here by houstontexas 123.


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update, its growing bigger


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  • Posted by soaht Central CA 9B (My Page) on
    Sat, May 18, 13 at 12:49

Looking nice and healthy, maybe you'll get some crops next season.


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update 8-31-2013


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  • Posted by soaht Central CA 9B (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 1, 13 at 2:45

It grew nice and big, compare to when you got it. I should have gotten one too, when the growing season was longer, it's too late now :( maybe next year. My Egyptian fig cuttings, I got from a friend in Tx, is such a slow grower and is way smaller then your TC fig from wellsprings. I would've expected a cutting to be faster growing, but maybe, since it lacks a tap root, it's growing slower or maybe it's just the variety?


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October update

starting to get some cool fronts.


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  • Posted by soaht Central CA 9B (My Page) on
    Sat, Oct 19, 13 at 13:40

Very healthy looking tree and how big it got is WOW. Most figs are fast growers, but mine isn't so, it's an Egyptian variety sent from a friend in TX. But she had informed me, that this particular fig variety from Egypt is a slow grower.


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spring update, it leafed out about 2 weeks ago, just put it in the ground this weekend.


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  • Posted by soaht Central CA 9B (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 1, 14 at 23:08

Nice, any sign of fruiting this year?


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not yet


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  • Posted by soaht Central CA 9B (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 3, 14 at 1:11

Awww...maybe next year in it's 3rd year. TC are like seedling in habit and fruit a little later than cuttings would.


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It is looking good. How did you overwinter this one?


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i just brought it in under the porch. we had a few freezes, just covered all my plants with frost blankets.


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Looks good. I've heard good things about Green Ischia. When it fruits let us know what you think.


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Wow, your fig has grown quite well and looks fantastic. This variety is one of the richest and one of the best I have ever tasted.


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I just received a Violette de Bordeaux and an Olympia fig from Wellspring. Both figs are very healthy. I can only hope I have as much success as you have had. What do you feed them?


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