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First Lattarula figs of the season
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sweepbjames
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July 12, 2021 - 11:13 pm

The Breda sets are getting ripe, I’m ready and willing. 
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John S
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July 13, 2021 - 1:12 pm

They look good.  The Desert Kings will be coming in soon. I chopped half of my tree last year after breba harvest, so it will be interesting this year to do the same and see if it stays small.  How big does your Lattarula want to get? I know it is one of the most recommended varieties for the PNW.

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sweepbjames
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July 14, 2021 - 12:51 am

It’s vigorous here. It is the more vigorous of the collection at the, now, Home Orchard Education Center (old HOS arboretum). Though, I don’t know the sequence of planting there, maybe 37 years ago. And it is the more southernly planted of three (two desert kings (dks) and this latterula) in close proximity, I’d suspect it had a head start and provided shade to the dks’. It is the monster there, but I’ve also seen dks that, unchecked could only be picked from 2nd floor deck, and brown turkeys that have also been given up on.… too tall to give any serious competition to birds and squirrels.

Definitely transitioning to pruning strategies well illustrated here,  in your posting about 4 months ago, John, titled: keeping desert king small enough. And a parallel/complimentary discussion shepherded by Viron, titled: Verns brown turkey pruning.

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July 14, 2021 - 3:11 pm

Thanks for sharing.  I'll pay more attention to mine.  I have a small, young one, that maybe has 10 figs on it.

Negronne or Violette de Bordeaux of mine is starting to get color, but still hard.  I have 1 fig on my Stella for the first time after several years.

Desert King doesn't change much until right before softening.

Brunswicks? are sizing up, but some got sun damaged.

My other fig trees are yound, and mostly ones that are supposed to have an early main crop, instead of brebas like the ones above.

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