Interested in helping me trial some varieties not readily available in stores? Some are pretty certain to produce well here and some would seem to be good odds to do so - but trialing is necessary. I've got multiples of some varieties and would like a "mirror site" so that we both have local back-up. Plus it would be nice to share labor and space demands.
These are young trees in pots. Some of them could go in the ground but if no well protected area is available, it might be good to garage them this winter.
If you are near me and up for this, please send me an email or have your email turned on and reply here.
I know this is old, but I am in Philomath and curious what you fount. I am expanding my orchard and would like to add figs(among other things). I have a lot of space so that is not an issue.
Hey Chris, as you might imagine there have been some changes in the years since that post. I did get some mirror sites, and my fig collection has actually been reduced, simply due to not much yard space with good sun. The sun was really an issue. One favorite that produced well in a big pot (test to earn a hole in the ground) didn't necessarily produce well in my yard. But when moved to a mirror site with better sun, it produced well again. So my yard has what will produce in my yard. Now I have not kept up with commercial availability, things have probably changed there. Quite possibly the Oregon nursery that is loosey-goosey about labels and renaming varieties has some of them, but I wouldn't go down that path. My suggestion is that you send me a PM or an email through this site with some contact info, and you can come over and taste when ripe or just discuss so I don't have to write a full article. And if there is anything you decide you want to grow, you can come over at pruning time and get cuttings. rnDave
I bet several of us would love to read the full article 🙂