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Figs...has anyone grown one in Ireland?


 
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject: Figs...has anyone grown one in Ireland? Reply with quote

I'm just wondering if anyone has grown a fig tree/bush in Ireland with any success. I've got one in a container which is supposed to suit them but it went a big black at the tips and last year the fruits dropped off before they were ripe....any ideas?

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:59 pm    Post subject: Fig Trees Reply with quote

Hi there,

I know of a few fig trees that are all growing against south facing sheltered walls and the fruits ripen.

One of the trees is actually growing through a green house which is
falling apart around it! It's about 15/20 feet high but it would have started life inside the intact green house.

These trees are also in Dublin or in walled gardens.

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 12:16 am    Post subject: Re: Figs...has anyone grown one in Ireland? Reply with quote

Most well grown Figs I have seen were wall grown.

Maria wrote:
I've got one in a container which is supposed to suit them but it went a big black at the tips and last year the fruits dropped off before they were ripe....any ideas?


I know they are quite fussy in the fruit forming stage and any fluctuations in their care can bring about the loss of a crop.
Missed or underwatering perhaps?

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