Plumfun, â€œViron, interesting that you have learned about the "strong angle"
That credit goes to my areaâ€™s Queen of Figs
, Helen Webb
of Yamhill. She had 40 year old fig â€˜clumpsâ€™ 15 feet high and wide. She shown me how to pick them too, in the early morning when theyâ€™re still cool and firm, just â€˜walkâ€™ the branch down, little need for a ladderâ€¦ Iâ€™ve a couple Brown Turkey
figs from her, and though my apple crop is nearly non-existent, those Brown Turkeyâ€™s
and Desert Kings
didnâ€™t miss a beat.
Helen, gone for around ten years now (once having given a tour to the HOS
of her magical orchard), described nearly the same thing as you, regarding the warmth vs. chill and higher vs. lower. Sheâ€™d also suggested I dig some starts from her prized Brown Turkeyâ€™s
shortly before her death. I did, and both died. So I returned before her homestead and orchard was sold and dug again â€“ like their lives depended on it! Those lived, and Iâ€™ve propagated and passed on dozens of them! Whatâ€™s great is thatâ€™s often times the first thing old friends will mention when we meet; â€œYou know that fig tree you gave me..?
â€ Nothing but positive feedback.
Iâ€™ve also taken loads of â€˜their pruningsâ€™ to the HOS Spring (Scion) Exchange
â€“ no anthracnose or aerial crown gall on them. No pollinators needed, no spray, no deer damage, just amazing tropical-looking consistent fruit-producing green machines