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LaFigue

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The figs on my Petite Negra are finally ripening. The potted tree was drastically pruned in late fall last year with branches reduced to stumps of the 7-year old wood and a 70% reduction of the roots. This severe pruning delayed the appearance of buds by nearly 2 months in the spring. I expect that next year the tree will be able to ripen its fruits much earlier.

Here a few pictures.
Marcel

Petite Negra_r.jpg  Petite Negra_r2.jpg  Petite Negra_r3.jpg


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Very nice! The figs look like little bombs of flavor! Congratulations!
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Congrats Marcel!
This fig just screams to be a big producer.  Have you consider this fig for in ground?

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LaFigue

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Thank you fygmalion and Pino for your kind words.

Pino, I wished I could plant this P.N. in the ground; however, I believe it would take extraordinary efforts to protect it with winter temps reaching to -32F (-26C) and frost line down to 42 inches (over 1 meter). Often the first week of March we have sub zero F and no snow on the ground.

If the tree continues to produce over 50 figs, like this year, I shall be happy to keep it in the pot!
Marcel

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Wow... -32F with even a breath of wind is deadly.... definitely a fig hostile environment for in ground figs...
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Wow! Looks beautiful!
LaFigue

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Thanks Courtney! It is a beautiful dwarf tree less than 24 inches tall which had over 50 figs on it.
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Wow, that is a beautiful little tree!
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Really are beautiful and well grown tree. How you keep birds and such off your fruit.
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@BrightGreenNurse Thank you! It is indeed a nice dwarf tree.

@figpig_66 Thank you. My solution for birds: I am a whistler; I whistle classical music when I am in the yard. I also imitate the red cardinal's & the blue jay songs. I suppose Minnesota birds have not developed a taste for figs; who would blame them, I am probably the only person in the state with fig trees outdoor.
Cheers

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