I was expecting the fig to turn purple/brown as it ripened, so I didn’t think it was ready yet. Then I noticed someone had nibbled on it, so I decided to put up a tape barrier to avoid further visits. While doing that, the fig fell off - turns out it was ready after all. I scooped out the inside flesh and it tasted great! I doubt the others will mature, but I am not removing them yet. They are inside the greenhouse, so if we get a mild fall, I might just get to taste a few more.
Thanks @lydiastirling, I don’t think I’ve ever known what type this is - I mean, it’s not just that I have misplaced the label (I think) 😳🤪😜 Good thing I went to check on it this morning, I would have been very upset if it had become totally ruined!
I might be just a little obsessed. There are 8 little fig trees on this shelf. All made from cuttings last year and the year before. Still, I couldn't help myself when I pruned the two mother plants this year -- meaning more cuttings... Where will I ever put them all???
Not sure about that @columbiariver, but I love them even without fruit. My two main ones are quite a few years old but have never shown any sign of flowers or fruit. Perhaps the conditions are wrong, supposedly they fruit better with constricted roots. Perhaps I should try one of the 8 children in a pot in the orangery.
Thanks @jonners73. I don't see how that will be possible with the two already in the ground, the roots have probably spread all over the place. Now that I have most of the framework of branches the way I want them, I'll start pruning a bit differently, so perhaps I'll get lucky.
I have to aim for some balance, because no wind is also not good. Here in our wet climate, we would get rust and mold and all kinds of trouble if the air didn't move so much. It is really hard on the plants though (and furniture!) @valjones-hughes