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Re: Fig "Peter's Honey" question

That looks like an interesting nursery, Judy.

Those Asian pears make me envious. Wish they would grow here; they are so easy to espalier, and I've got nearly 60 feet of south-facing board-on-board fence that I want to cover with something that would be relatively low maintenance.

On Apr 29, 2005, at 2:14 AM, Judy Browning wrote:

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
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
If so when?? Any & all wise words welcomed.
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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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