Violette de Bordeaux Fig


#101

I am in Southern California zone 10b. And there are no figs on tree.


#102

Your should prune it to between 24" and 36" high. In SoCal zone 10b there is no breba crop worth harvesting. Instead you will have wonderful summer and fall crops. I just pruned mine today and hope to post pictures tomorrow. However, you can see from my posts in this thread the progress each year. Understand that I have large basins (9’ diameter) around my trees, water them at least 70 gallons per week in absence of rain, and feed them regularly.

There’ll be an open house here some Sunday in May. You’re invited. Details available soon at the San Diego CRFG website or email me directly. :slight_smile:


#103

Photo of this year’s pruning – 28" high and avg. diameter of 40".


#104

Thanks Richard this is great!! I can see from your August 2017 post just how much you took off.


#105

I’m expecting about 20 6’ to 12’ whips this year.


#106

Now leafing out.


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#108

it’s absolutely awesome that fig breeds have names such as Viagra and Nero 6000. :grin:


#109

Apparently our VdB fig tree is in competition with our grapes this year :slightly_smiling_face:


#110

No kidding. Them’s is small.

That’s something not likely to see often.

Dax


#111

Won’t be mature size for a couple months.


#112

I guess I thought your point meant something else, but all is good!

Dax


#113

First fig fruits of the season :slightly_smiling_face:. We didn’t have much vegetative growth this year – the plant is about 3’ high and 6’ wide.


#114

Today’s harvest


#115

Mine are a couple of weeks behind yours, looking forward to some fresh figs!


#116

Looks delicious. I just picked a few today as well. Such a great fig and a heavy producer. I had them along with Emalyn’s Purple and Emerald Strawberry. Crazy to have 3 figs that taste so markedly different.


#117

Christmas figs!


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#119

Today’s harvest – maybe 10% of what’s on the tree.


#120

The baked fruit has the flavor of raspberry with the texture of strawberry.