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A couple of Jolly Tiger pictures

Posted by hlyell 8 Jackson, MS (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 18, 08 at 18:19

I'm pretty sure I took some pictures of the ripe figs (both inside and out), but I can't find them. When the figs are completely ripe they are large, dark purple on the outside and red on the inside. They also ripen fairly early in the season (unlike Panache). When the figs first appear on the tree they are striped green and yellow but not in the same stark contrast as Panachee. These Jolly Tiger figs really have very little in common with Panachee figs. There may be a version of this tree that has figs like Panache, but mine are not. I mentioned this to Barry (at Asiatica), and he emailed me a picture of a tree with variegated leaves (just like my leaves) with figs that looked exactly like Panache. Anyway, the figs were pretty good for first figs. It will be interesting to see how this one developes.

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RE: A couple of Jolly Tiger pictures

That is so cool. Is this the fig that is from Japan? I never ever seen this fig before! Ciao Maggie


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RE: A couple of Jolly Tiger pictures

  • Posted by hlyell 8 Jackson, MS (My Page) on
    Sat, Oct 18, 08 at 19:16

Ciao Maggie,

Yes, that's the story - that this fig was found in Japan. I wish I had taken more pictures when my little tree had all it's variegated leaves. It really is cool looking.

H


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RE: A couple of Jolly Tiger pictures

To me the leaves are beautiful and unusual for a fig tree which i think makes it nice and breaks up the all green leaves of the other tree's. Thats simply a beautiful fig tree you have there!!!
Martin


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RE: A couple of Jolly Tiger pictures

Hlyell when you say "I wish I had taken more pictures when my little tree had all it's variegated leaves" does this mean you think the tree will grow out of the variegation, what I mean is do you think the tree as it matures will produce all green leafs only?
thank you
Sue


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RE: A couple of Jolly Tiger pictures

  • Posted by hlyell 8 Jackson, MS (My Page) on
    Sat, Oct 18, 08 at 22:07

Sue,

No, that isn't what I meant. By the time I got around to taking this picture the tree was well past its peak of pushing out healthy new leaves. We had had some rain, and some of the leaves had already dropped. Some of the remaining leaves had lost some of their crisp colors. A few weeks earlier it was just a more beautiful little tree.

Your question raises the concern I've thought about (and people here have commented on). Will the leaves gradually lose their variegation? Time will tell. 2008 was my tree's second full year. When I got it around Jan., 2007 it was a tiny rooted cutting. As of this year it showed no signs of weakening variegation. I'll be watching it next year for this. One limb (a lower limb) from the beginning has had normal leaves - with no variegation. I've got more notes on this topic, and I'll post more later.

Henry


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RE: A couple of Jolly Tiger pictures

can we trade one of your variegated figs plant for a June plum tree already fruiting


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