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Re: Fig "Peter's Honey" question


Thanks Jim,
It is indeed edible and root hardy here. I see at least 6 on this 3 foot
tall plant. My brother in law has had a few figs on his tree but never
offered me one. This one is "very good" per the vendor (see link below), but
this is the first fruit on mine. Their website is still constructing
http://www.onegreenworld.com/ but the catolog is inspiring.
I'm scheming how I can afford to replace my infested pines with some of
their exotics
(saturn peach, persimmon, evergreen huckleberry, white mulberry) that will
screen the neighbors without growing into power lines.
Judy B
z6 Idaho, looks like sunny with high clouds today, not much breeze, so
probably 60's or warmer later on.

From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> I'm not familiar with Peter's Honey, but if its an edible fig [Ficus
> carica] its cauliflorus--that is, the fruit are borne directly on the
> trunks or stems. And, in the case of the fig, the "fruit" are actually
> flowers, so no pollination is necessary. Just watch out that the birds
> don't get them before you do.
>
> On Apr 28, 2005, at 5:51 PM, Judy Browning wrote:
>
> > It survived the mild winter nicely & has a tuft of new leaves at the
> > top of
> > each "trunk" (it froze to the ground the previous winter). The other
> > buds
> > are turning into roundish little knobs. Several of these look like
> > they may
> > become figs. What do I do to encourage this? Do they need to be
> > pollinated?
> > If so when?? Any & all wise words welcomed.

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