My figs do well in zone 5 - 6. My daughters did not make it in zone 4 last winter. I have a Chicago and Celeste, I think. I had 3 and gave her one. Got them mixed up of course. But my hearty ones did well ❄️☃️🌲
I tasted a few #figs last night. They were very mild flavor but edible 😀 I think I harvested a bit early and we have had a bit of rain lately so that could be why they weren’t too great. Still lots to learn 🙂
My #figtree has given me 3 decent figs so far and even though the temps are dropping to the 40’s at night it is still trying to ripen more 😃 I ate 2 figs last night with cheese and crackers and they were delicious 😋
My fig freezes back every winter and each year comes back bigger than the year before! Each year I get more figs too. I started a new plant by layering a limb on the ground, now I have another plant! It was fun, you should try it.
@Susanandsteve That’s awesome! It seems like everyone is layering now. I definitely have to try it. I’m debating insulation since that’s what a nursery about an hour from me does. He wraps the tree up tightly with insulation and then a plastic cover to keep it dry. Lots of work. I might try it. But it seems happy 😊
It’s a very easy plant to layer, and bigger trees do it naturally as they droop along the ground and root. How cold does it get where you are? We have a couple of large fig trees (definitely more than 5metres in height) and they seem to survive quite fine outside in uk winter, although I’m south so milder than it is in north of England
So I slaughtered my #figtree today and discovered that I really need better tools 😬 Christmas is coming. Does anybody have any good recommendations? As my trees get bigger, my tools need to get bigger 🤔 #fig-chicagohardy
@Dragon_Warrior I swear by Felco pruners. They are an investment when you first buy them but they last forever! You can even order replacement blades and other parts. I have a pair of hand pruners that I bought close to 20 years ago and they are still going strong. I have replaced the blade and the spring and they are like new again!!
Does anyone know why my #figs won't ripen properly? This is the 3rd that wrinkles and falls off before changing color. And they are supposed to be firm not soggy, right? #fig #help #figproblem #fighelp 😟
@cyndi @sushiwaitress Thanks. I have joined lots of fig groups on Facebook, like What The Fig, but I've been too busy lately. I'll have to look into it more. It might also need repotted as it's grown a lot in a short time. It also might have too many figs. I tried plucking off some of the tiny ones but it bleeds and I feel like I'm hurting it, lol 🥴 I have decided to plant it outside next spring since it's getting so big. And now I figure I will be able to take cuttings if I move.
How often do you water figs? Every 10 days to 2 weeks Figs don't like wet feet, so don't water too often. Allow the tree to dry a bit between watering. Remember to water slowly and deeply; just don't overwater. Every 10 days to 2 weeks is sufficient.
@kelsey92 I check with my finger often as you should never let a fig dry out. But don't water too often. It is fairly sensitive to watering but if you pay attention, it will let you know if something is wrong. Then it's back to Google, lol 😆
@kelsey92 I have in the past but not right now. I have other plants that they prefer. There are several different methods to eradicate spider mites and I have tried most. The best way is to use a combination of methods every 3 days and keep it up for way longer than you think you have to because it will look like they are gone but the next generation will pop up and continue to breed more. Hope that helps.
We have #life 😍🥳🥰 #survivedthewinter #figtree #fig-chicagohardy