Mike Bacile

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Okay seems like the logical thing to do. Thanks for the help. Is it common at all for figs to come in like this? My local nursery’s don’t have any so I’m pretty much stuck with ordering them.
1 year ago
One is fairly low, about 10” from the soil the other two are about 5” from the top.
1 year ago
This is my first year with figs so pardon my ignorance 🤔
1 year ago
I’ve had it for 3 days and the care page said “leave all new plants in shade outside for a couple weeks, then move to full sun” it’s been raining pretty good every day here in central FL. Maybe cut it down to half and put it under the soffit to dry out a bit? It came with the one leaf on it so I’m not sure what it was looking like before it got to me. There are 3 green nodes that have come up in the 3 days but this tree isn’t growing like my other fig. I leave my other fig in 6-8 hour full sun and water it twice a week( the other 5 days it sits dry and loves it).

I’ll pull the fruit off, my first thought was that they weren’t going to ripen when I first saw the tree. Instead of trying to layer it or do cuttings I’ll just cut it to half as I planned and see how that goes?
1 year ago
Here are the pictures. This is the way it came from the grower, looks sickly but still has green throughout so hopefully it’ll bounce back
1 year ago
All good advice. I’ll post a pic of the tree to see if it may help with my explanation of what’s going on
1 year ago
Yeah I suppose I never thought about the growing habits of this species. There is one small deformed sucker growing but it’s been the same size for a while now. It’s pretty weak. I live in Florida so the die back probably won’t be an issue. I may just air layer it to get it a bit closer to the ground so it’ll stand on its own then try to root what left. Thanks for the response!
1 year ago
I just purchased a Petite Negra fig that is 2 years old based on the tag that came with the tree. It is roughly 3-4ft tall with no branching and is being held up with a bamboo shoot. I’m thinking about starting an air layer next spring instead of topping and waisting half of it to promote branching on the bottom half and starting new with the top (it came topped to fit in the box for shipping). It has 6 figs ripening nicely, 4 on top and 2 near the center. Basically my concern is will I screw up the tree if I try an air layer in the center of the tree at year 2 or should I just top the tree lower and hope for the best? I can provide a pic if needed.
1 year ago
I’ve got a young fig of unknown species that is growing pretty tight. It’s my first tree so I’m not sure how to go about it but I want to open it up a bit. Is it to soon to pull/push them apart or will it benefit me going into next year? How do y’all open up your trees?

4 branches (the one in the center sticking straight up is hard to see on there)
1 year ago
Thanks Phil

I’m glad it isn’t some sort of deficiency makeing the leaves deformed. Everything above the first few leaves all look great!
I have no idea, the branch I started with was a gift during winter so everything was dormant. I will definitely follow up here when I get my first few figs. Maybe we can all pin down it’s species
1 year ago