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Re: [nafex] Overwintering fig question

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Two possibilities I can think of.  First, you may not have brown turkey. 
Given the amount of mislabling by some nurseries that sell figs, that's not
unlikely.  Desert King, for instance, only produces ripe figs on two year
wood, but it does make small immature figs on new growth.  
    The other possibility is that it in your area it gets too cool to ripen
the figs in the fall.  If that's the case,you need to provide extra heat,
such as with a small greenhouse (a few supports and some plastic film is
all).  Or plant the tree against a south facing wall.
>From: edforest55@hotmail.com
>To: nafex@egroups.com
>Subject: [nafex] Overwintering fig question
>Date: Sat, Sep 23, 2000, 5:38 AM

>Can anyone help this person? (I would ask him to post it himself to 
>Nafex but I don't know how to tell him to access our group) Thanks!
>I have a brown turkey fig tree which is 5 years old. I live in New 
>Jersey which has a temperate climate. Every fall, I cover the tree 
>with burlap and fill the interior with leaves. When I uncover the 
>tree in late May, the branches are dead and new branches begin to 
>grow from the bottom. These get to be 5 0r 6' in height and two of 
>them (out of five or six) sprout about a dozen figs. These grow to a 
>decent size and then stop and never ripen. Then the winter arrives 
>and I start all over again. Am I doing something wrong? Help!