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Location: FRANKSTON SOUTH


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Which apple variety has the best nutrients - An exerpt from this website "e;e;In order of antioxidant levels, the varieties ranked: Red Delicious (2,012), Northern Spy (1,548), Ida Red (1,479), Cortland (1,323), Golden Delicious (1,265), McIntosh (1,163), Mutsu (1,017) and Empire (782). The n..764 days 13hrs
Pollanition1 - Yes they will pollinate each other. Please have a look at the Flemings pollination chart in the image attached. Happy gardening ..764 days 13hrs
King that mango - Once the flower is fertilized, you will see a pinhead sized fruit, usually after a week? Im in Vic and mine flowered last November so there might be a difference in duration. For fruiting, granular fertilizer high in potash such as Sulphate of Potash ..773 days 15hrs
Woven planter bag size for mango and - Hie there Its advised to start off with a smaller bag to avoid overwhelming/drowning the roots. for example if the pot you bought it in was a 2L pot, pot up to a 35L bag and it will last it for some years before needing to re-pot. As they grow talle..773 days 15hrs
Black sapote1 - You wait until the calyx rises off the fruit as explained in Kaths video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMvIlsQT_LY..774 days 21hrs

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Repotting fuit trees - Figs are about the toughest of plants. I don't want to insult your trees, so please don't take this wrongly- figs make good bonsais and bonsai fig trees produce figs if they are given enough light and warmth. At TAFE, each year the bonsais were taken ..Liked Answer 885 days 19hrs

Fig - LSU Gold (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 872 days 16hrs

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After hearing good things about this fig, i decided to get it. Planted in the same fig mix of coir, compost and potting mix and added dynamic lifter and garden lime. 3 weeks into planting it started to branch and has since produced figs which are currently growing. I will update on growth habit and fruit taste (provided it won't fall off considering its its first year).

Update: Unfortunately the figs fell off due to its young age. but on a positive note, the fig tree has more than foubled in height and has branched out so next season it will be stong enough to hold figs.

Fruiting Months February and March

Planted: 2016

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter, sulphate of potash

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Edward3 says... [186 days 16hrs ago]
Have you been able to taste the figs? How do they rate?
Figbarron says... [185 days 21hrs ago]
Last year it bore for the first time. Fruit was honey sweet and very good for a first year tree. This year will be very good I can tell.LSU gold is very prolific and a must have if you like sweet honey figs

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Fig White Genoa (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 872 days 16hrs

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Saw this at bunnings and quickly snapped it up. It was purchased as an advanced tree (250mm pot) about  2 years old and about 1.2m tall. 3 weeks later it has about 16 figs growing on it.  It has been transplanted in a 25L bucket in general potting mix ammended with compost, dolomite lime, sulphate of potash and dynamic lifter. I'll update on how the figs taste, size e.t.c.

Update:

The fruit is quite sweet, even sweeter if left for longer on the tree. The sie of the fig is around 85g in weight. The fruit are succeptible to splitting if it rains while they are on the brink of ripening. Great eating fig!

Fruiting Months January, February, March

Planted: 2016

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter, sulphate of potash

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Fig White Adriatic (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 872 days 16hrs

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Purchased May last year from Diggers and arrived in a bad way. Started picking up in spring but it really accelerated growth in December as this variety loves hot weather. I pinched the terminal buds to change it from a single stem to a dual branched tree and in the process stimulated it to produce 3 figs. 1 fell off but the other 2 have gotten quite big. Its growing in a 300mm pot and i will update once the figs ripen on its taste and growth habit.

Update: 
Pinching the growth tips encourages branching and produces a lot of fruit on this variety. The fruit is quite sweet and large about 90-100g. Highly recommended


Fruiting Months January, February, December

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 7 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter, sulphate of potash

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Fig - Brown (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 872 days 16hrs

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I purchased this fig in Late November and planted it in a 300mm pot with a protting mix of 30-30-30% coconut coir, compost and potting mix and mixed with organic fertilizer and some lime. Within 3 weeks it started to produce figs as well as push new growth. I will update on the taste of the figs and and growth behaviour.


UPDATE:

So it has fruited! The fruit is medium size and quite sweet. The tree itself has doubled in height and still growing despite it having fruit on it. Highly recommended! 

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, December

Planted: 2016

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter, sulphate of potash

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Certified


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Markmelb says... [890 days 0hrs ago]
FB - Have some grafted cherimoyas if your interested - marcus05australia at yahoo com au can swap honey gold for some dwarf brown come winter?
Figbarron says... [889 days 0hrs ago]
I have sent you an email.

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Fig Excel (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 960 days 14hrs

Comments: - Obtained from Bulleen Arts and Garden. The tree appears to be an advanced tree (200mm pot) and about 1m tall. it has about 3 small figs this year and hopefully they stay on and its pushing new growth. Its been transplanted in a 250mm pot and i will update on the taste of the fruit taste and growth

Planted: 2016

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter, sulphate of potash

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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