Joek's Edible Backyard
About My Edible Backyard
Why Joek Love's Edible Plants
In the present culture we are moving further from the source in our consumption and there are intermediate technology-dependent processing stages. In analysis of the risk and the probability of interruption in this supply chain I now feel an imperative to produce at the source across the entire annual growing cycle. I am currently focussing on perennial productivity using many varieties of orchard crops and once this is complete and self-sustaining practices are implemented I will move to annuals and then to secondary food sources.
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Joek's Edible Fruits
Update: 4328 days 14hrs
Fruits progressively for 6-8 weeks with reliable large crop; plump green skin with bright red pulp. Grows profusely during spring/summer and fruits on new growth. Cut back easily from 3.5m to 2m every winter then I chop up and strike a couple of hundred cuttings to produce new trees to sell or give away. Needs only 1 or 2 summer waterings and only one winter watering if a dry winter. No fertiliser, pesticides or other care required. I keep it cut small but can be left to grow large and will fruit just as well, but needs more water.
Fruit is best eaten fresh and given to neighbours - never enough left over to do any preserves. I expect it to fruit for at least the next 50 years.
I have 8 other varieties of fig, but this is one of my favourites.
Fruiting Months February and March
Height 2.5 metres
Growing: In the Ground
Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year
First Fruited: 2 Years after I planted Cutting
Water Given in: Winter
Pruned By: 60% in Spring
Pollination: Self Pollination
When I Fertilise: Never
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