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Monday, 27 August 2018

Air Layered Propagated Fig Plants Bearing Lots Of Figs!

I did a earlier post about how I use the air layering method to propagate my fig plants. You can click here to read if you are interested. Now the propagated plants are all doing well and fruiting.
 This is the mother plant of the Brunswick Fig which I did the air layering.
 This was one of the air layered cuttings that was newly planted and in a short while, the leaves started to curl up and I thought it would die. I quickly watered the plant and hope for the best. In a few days, most of the curled up leaves dropped but the plant survived and is now full of figs.
 One of the propagated Purple Jordan plants from the air layering method starting to fruit.
 Another propagated Purple Jordan fig plant (air layered) is also fruiting.
 Thanks to my friend who shared with me this air layering method used by her husband.
 I have moved all the fig plants out from the shade into the open space where they get at least a few hours of sunlight each day.
 These plants will get the sun from morning till midday.
 Both the Brunswick and Purple Jordan fig plants are fruiting happily.
 Brunswick Fig.
 Purple Jordan Fig.
 Over watering or excess rain water will cause the fruit to burst open before they are fully ripe.
Once they burst open, they will attract tiny ants or unwelcomed insects if they are not harvested.
 Time to harvest before the ants get to it.
The one on the left is almost ripe, the one on the right is still green.
 These are Purple Jordan figs.
 If this had not burst, I would have waited longer for the skin to be more darken.
It tasted sweet but I think it would be sweeter if I had waited another 2 to 3 days. But since it had burst, I had no choice but to harvest it.

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following the example of Christ who loved you and

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And God was pleased, for Christ's love for you

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50 comments:

  1. So fruitful. That sense of achievement when seeing own plants grow and bear fruits.

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  2. Gardening is a good hobby just a pity i do not have green fingers and i dont like ants and insects

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    1. Gardening is rewarding but it can be dirty and tiring.

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  3. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

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  4. we have literally hundreds on our two trees at present. I have dehydrated one batch but there will be many more to go. We eat as many as we can straight from the tree, but there are just too many. We have plenty of fig jam and chutney still from past years so they will only be dehydrated this year.

    I must look up air layering it sounds interesting. Take care Diane

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    1. OK I have been doing this for years but did not know it was called air layering!!

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    2. The figs are precious here because its not one of our local fruits.

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    3. We do not have enough to spare for making fig jam. Just enough to eat them fresh from the tree. Have a wonderful day!

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  5. ...you sure are quite the gardener.

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  6. Hello, you do have the green thumb. The figs look great. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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    1. You can start by taking care of 1 pot of hardy plant.

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  8. It's also fig season here - one of the very best yummy fruit! Well done on your propagation Nancy:)

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  9. Wow, this looks amazing! I haven't had any figs this year yet.

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  10. You have a natural ability to make anything grow! Every plant you touch turns into an awesome sight!

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  11. Cool! You are a talented gardener, Nancy.

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    1. Thank you, Angie. I am just enjoying my hobby.

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  12. My buddy had planted the seeds she bought from ksl tesco supermarket, she said going to show me the photos of her plant

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    1. I haven't come across any fig seeds and I hope your buddy's plants are growing well.

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  13. Congrats! The figs look tasty and fresh. May the plants bear more figs!

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  14. You have such a wonderful green thumb. I enjoy your posts of your growing and harvesting.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Nancy. ♥

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  15. Nice post.
    Love your pics.

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  16. Aww these look so cute...Thanks for sharing the air layering method too!

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  17. I have heard of figs but never tried them

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  18. You will have a forest of figs soon if you continue!

    Seems to be a lot of work though - gotta individually monitor each fig to see the progress.

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  19. I like your fig plant Nancy. So glad you were able to make it survive and thrive. Lately I've been seeing a lot of large fig plants as indoor house plants on numerous vlogs though I've yet to see a fig plant to purchase where I live. I really like their big leaves. Your fig harvest looks delicious.

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