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Strawberries and figs

 
Tom Wootton
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Location: North Florida near Hart Springs zone 8b
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A friend just gave me a dozen small strawberry plants, and I was thinking of planting them with my fig tree, just planted last June, about 4 feet tall. That bed already has a patch of french marigolds, and yarrow scattered around the edges, along with a few comfrey plants. Are there any compatibility issues anybody's aware of with that mix? I'm in north Florida, zone 8b.
 
chris lisowski
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Hi Tom,

I have a ground cover of Ozark Beauty strawberries around three giant fig bushes here in zone 6 Pittsburgh, PA and have had good success with both the figs and berries. Figs have a very prolific root system and the berries don't seem to mind as long as they get enough light through the branches. I did get some fruit rot last summer as we had a lot of rain in the fall and it was hard to pick the figs/berries fast enough as they swelled with water and rotted quickly, but other than that it's been fine.

Chris
 
Mountain Krauss
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Location: Northern California
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Thanks for the info. I'm planning to plant lots of fig trees (along with pomegranates and persimmons) in the next few years, so I appreciate hearing what understories have been successful for others.
 
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