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This is the first year of production, tree has performed admirably with in excess of 20 fruit set.

I have 2 issues that someone may be able to assist with.

1. Ant control, tried the greased rag tied around the trunk solution but having only limited success.

2. Preferred time to harvest, missus has tried the options of waiting for fruit drop plus harvesting once fruit colours. What is the correct method?

Appreciate your thoughts.

Graeme and Ruth
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Itdepends says...
Fruit should be drooping down and soft. Flavour is the best test though. By the time it's dropped it may be too dry. When broken off the stem shouldn't ooze very much of the white sap (be careful of the sap- many people get a skin reaction to it).

Can't help you with ant control- mine are all in pots.

Daniel
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Black Genoa Figs says...
Thanks, using your information is working fine.

Managed to find some info within this forum to create an ant barrier using "Vicks" applied after bandaging the tree trunk using teflon tape. This is having only marginal effect.

Graeme and Ruth
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