Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Back to the figs...

Last year I adopted six mature potted figs from a neighbor . They had been in the same pot for ten years .   I brought them home and carefully or not so carefully pulled them out of their pots and sawed off the bottom third of the roots , gave them a little rinse  and some fresh soil .
Those tufts of grass  around the pots , by the way….Eragrostus elliottis 'wind dancer' and the taller tufts …Mexican feather grass.  Yes, they do seed about.  But I like to keep a little collection at hand !

Three more Figs : Lattarula, Petite Negri and Conadria.

This  is one of the two I already had :Brown turkey , which started pushing out the figs a bit late I thought, but they seem to be catching up with the others.

Petite Negri, Looks to be the first to ripen.

This one, Lattarula the Italian honey fig is quite a whopper. I think that middle one is  ripe.
'Panache' which  fruit are still small, but  nice stripy coloring.

Meta's , I couldn't find any references to this one . I count over fifty figs on this  tree.

I was pleased to see this little fig on'Mary lane' . I had been a bit aggressive , taking too much root away .when I repotted it. It seems to have recovered.
This is other one of my original Figs 'Crusader' 

And here we have Conadria . If we lived in zone 9 or  10 we would have to crops.   But I'm being greedy enough with so this many figs.


  1. What are your plans for using so many figs? I may need this information if our tree ever begins producing more than its one annual fig.

    1. No problems with Philip around ! You might be seeing me at JC with a bag !