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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:36 am 
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My fig tree has mutated into a Garrett Juice Monster..between the foliar feeding or perhaps the composted rabbit/chicken poop, my little fig tree is literally groaning under the crowds of ripening giant figs...with new ones popping up each morning. I am propping up branches with old tomato cages, recycled broom handles and whatever I can find. My question is this - should I be concerned about pruning it back? Each time I pick a peck of fruit, to try to relieve some of the weight on the branches, new fruit appears and weighs the branch all over again. I have not had this problem before. It's all the Dirt Doctor's fault..


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:44 am 
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How lucky for you! I hope you like figs! Have you eaten any yet? I'll be glad to take some of them off your hands.

By the way, a great appetizer; cut the fig down the middle, almost in 2 but not quite. Put a piece of creamy chees in the middle then wrap with a piece of proscutto (sp?) put in the oven until the cheese is melting and oozy. YUM. Glass of red wine and you are set.

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Come on down! The figs are delicious and sweet..Looks like I am going to be making fig preserves...and fig bread (?), and fig newtons...There nothing like going on out in the morning and picking breakfast right off the tree.


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Where do you live? Feel free to send me a private email with your contact information. I'm serious!

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My family has been growing figs for decades. Each winter the trees are severely pruned to keep them small and manageable. Maybe that will work for you after the growing season.


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