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#1 User is offline   eagleeye 

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 06:37 PM

Finally this giant fig is working, its got a huge amounts of fruits..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/allan2_singaporerc.5/20150517_144938_3451_zps2utvorna.jpg

I have cut off most of the leaves to force the other fruits to start ripening

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 11:32 AM

View Posteagleeye, on 17 May 2015 - 06:37 PM, said:

Finally this giant fig is working, its got a huge amounts of fruits..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/allan2_singaporerc.5/20150517_144938_3451_zps2utvorna.jpg

I have cut off most of the leaves to force the other fruits to start ripening



That looks lovely! Will keep a lookout incase you decide to give away cuttings
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Posted 18 May 2015 - 03:56 PM

Hi eagleeye,

interesting. Are the leaves in this picture of the fig plant? The leaves do not look like ficus carica (lobed leaves).

Which cultivar is this? Purple jordan?
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Posted 18 May 2015 - 09:53 PM

View Postlimhf, on 18 May 2015 - 03:56 PM, said:

Hi eagleeye,

interesting. Are the leaves in this picture of the fig plant? The leaves do not look like ficus carica (lobed leaves).

Which cultivar is this? Purple jordan?


Hi No Clue. Its called Jumbo, the new version is called super Jumbo as large as
an ORANGE fruit.. but I prefer this size.

I have other "giant" figs that I have collected in Singapore but they are not
fruiting at all

I got it from a friend who needed my help in recovering this 1 inch cutting which
now is at least 10 feet tall in a 1 foot diameter pot.

I have made 2 cuttings using my 1/2 airlayer method and it is very successful.

This particular breed is 100% resistant to the Singapore Super Hot sun. The more sun the more it fruits. I also notice that NO INSECTS attack it, not even fruit fly so its naturally resistant.

The soil mix : Live earthworms, Coffeewaste, generic potting soil with burnt soil and rice
husks, high fiber compost as top cover.

Nutrients
Seasol,powerfeed , effective Microbes, MSG

It keeps growing non stop but every segment pack with one fruit
on either side. Soon it will be 3 stories tall.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/allan2_singaporerc.5/Ai3vHHUPbxw5iANWFrKBvByaaeDj8giINtTn8j_ORb4R_zps9zlkyzlg.jpg

I lashed it to my heavy wooden frame and used a metal rod from daiso as its backbone!

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 01:55 AM

Interesting.

You have so many fig varieties.

Just one question, instead of letting it grow that tall, what if you prune it. Will it branch and make it easier to collect the fruits?

Or is there a specific reason that you are allowing it to grow taller?
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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:17 AM

View Posteagleeye, on 18 May 2015 - 09:53 PM, said:




I have a small fig plant which got knocked off accidentally. The main and only branch broke and I worried that it wouldn't survive but soon a new branch sprouted. Then it bore about 4-5 fruits. Since, the plant was so tiny, i broke away the tiny fruits so as not to tax the plant. Ever since, the branch/plant has frozen at that level and I don't know how to make it grow. It is about 15 cm tall and planted in the ground.

Yours looks lovely.
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Posted 19 May 2015 - 05:43 PM

Hi eagleeye,

it is indeed very tall.

Yes I also like growing figs for the same reason. They can take the sun. The more sunny the more sweet the fruit. No fruit fly infest the fruit. And better still, no pollination required if it is the common fig. So unless the fig likes to drop figs prematurely, the figlets will surely ripen.

The only bad point is the rain. It causes the leaves to rust and then subsequently defoliate. But then it grows new leaves again.

My figs don't grow so fast, well I don't feed them as much.
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Posted 20 May 2015 - 06:57 PM

This is the inside of the Jumbo, its not full flesh yet.. so have to wait for 2nd FIG to ripen.
But it is sweet and full of flavor, will have to CUT BACK on the nitrogen to reduce the non -edible parts.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/allan2_singaporerc.5/AtpEtNPaW2O6_vnjbJgAfT2UwnsVnMnP2MrMq4zIxK1P_zpsgd1fbow8.jpg

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 01:42 PM

Hi eagleeye,

For me at least, I found that the amount of "white" parts, it depends on the cultivar.

But then I eat the "white" parts too.
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Posted 22 May 2015 - 09:48 PM

View PostAh Pek, on 19 May 2015 - 01:55 AM, said:

Interesting.

You have so many fig varieties.

Just one question, instead of letting it grow that tall, what if you prune it. Will it branch and make it easier to collect the fruits?

Or is there a specific reason that you are allowing it to grow taller?


I plan to let it go sideways into a umbrella shape.. However I wanted to see what happens to the plant,
but it went vertical with so many fruits, I dont want to touch it for now.

I already have side shoots coming out
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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:46 AM

I have searched for fig plants but not managed to get any in Singapore.

Can anyone please suggest names of stores in the US where I can buy fig plants and which kind of fig would be most suitable for Singapore weather?
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