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Old September 25, 2017   #61
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If you go to Utube many videos are there on how to propagate figs.
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I’m hoping someone can answer my question. I have a little miss figgy dwarf fig tree that is over wintering in my unheated garage. Am I supposed to be watering it? If so, how often? Thanks for any and all advice.
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Yes, you do not want it to dry out. It is dormant, so it won't be actively drinking much. Water every month to 6 weeks, check soil, you want it moist, not wet, not dry. Do this to all plants you over winter like this.
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Thank you so much for the info. Will give it some water in the morning. It was watered just about 4 weeks ago so it’s due.
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My sister asked me to plant a fig tree. We live in southeast Florida zone 10. What varieties do you recommend?

Would it be better to plant them in the ground or a container here? Thanks.
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In the ground for sure.
Celeste or brown turkey

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I would look for Smith, their is a seller in Florida who runs Our Figs, might check with him. Some are just OK, like Brown Turkey. Some are amazing in flavor. Smith is an heirloom brought to Louisiana over 100 years ago. many great figs out there.
About 2000 different varieties.
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In Houston I planted 2 young Celeste trees last year and had a few gigs but this spring both are loaded with figs (40+ each). I know you have to give them plenty of water. I am go No to plant LSU purple next.
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I really envy all of you who can grow figs. I lived in Louisiana for many years, and since coming to the PNW I so miss figs- They are definitely food of the Gods!
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Desert King is supposed to be good in the PNW.
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There is a tree in town I swipe figs from all the time I have no idea what kind it is but I want a cutting.
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Desert King is supposed to be good in the PNW.
It is very good here and recommended. I was told they taste better than the brown turkey by someone who knows both.
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There is a tree in town I swipe figs from all the time I have no idea what kind it is but I want a cutting.

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If it's in a yard of a house, then knock on the door, introduce yourself, praise their tree, then ask for a cutting. Apparently "fig hunters" do this all the time, so there's a chance you won't be the first to ask!
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If it's in a yard of a house, then knock on the door, introduce yourself, praise their tree, then ask for a cutting. Apparently "fig hunters" do this all the time, so there's a chance you won't be the first to ask!
It isn't like it is in what you would call a yard.
Heaven forbid I would go into a yard and steal figs in Texas you could get shot.
It is growing in a weird spot against the back of a building with an apartment above and a gravel parking lot thing.
You can literally drive by and pick figs out the window of your car.
I have no idea who owns the tree as it is in a narrow space between the building and parking lot.
I'm sure the people in the apartment or what ever the heck it is would know.
The figs are huge and very tasty.
I do know someone is trimming the tree to keep the thing from growing into the drive cars go down.
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Well, then be a good neighbor and help them with the trimming, Worth! Prune off a twig or two and root them.

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