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RE: Looking for some Wrapping Advice (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: fortisi876 on 11.21.2006 at 11:12 am in Fig Forum

Well, Ive decided to wrap the tree up yesterday since I saw some freezing temps posted this week.
Here's how I decided to wrap it this yr, Id appreciate your comments/concerns if you have any!

Step 1: Tied all limbs together.

Step 2: Then wrapped it with pink insulation.

Step 3: Made an oversized make-shift igloo with 1.5" pink foam boards, then placed a large plastic bag over the top, then put a sheet of luan board on top to try to keep water out and any future snow loads.

I tied it down best I can without breaking the foam boards and left my 6' ladder beside it hoping it'll help with wind loads. I think Im gonna get my hands on some scrap carpet foam just in case this doesnt work out then wrap it with that and plastic.

Im also thinking about adding leaves inside but afraid that Ill over do it, I dont want to burn the tree up either.

Any advice would be appreciated!!!

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clipped on: 11.12.2007 at 08:49 pm    last updated on: 11.12.2007 at 09:04 pm

RE: Looking for some Wrapping Advice (Follow-Up #28)

posted by: stevec on 12.03.2006 at 07:54 pm in Fig Forum

Here are a few pics from my wrapping of one of my trees. In this case it is a three trunk "Bush" on the south facing wall of the house. My method is to wrap with burlap, circle with fence, stuff with leaves and top with an old shower curtain (to keep out the water.) As I usually attempt a bit of a test each year, this year I only wrapped 2 of the 3 trunks with burlap and left the third unwrapped. I was going to prune this trunk anyways so if it is damaged it would not be a loss. I want to see if the burlap was a waste of time or a benefit. Also, this year the tree approached 8' ... it therefore took a "two story" cage setup.

-Steve

Before:

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Tie-up branches:

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Group two of the three and wrap with burlap:

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Tie together as a single tower:

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Wrap first 4' with fence and add a strong fence stake to support:

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Fill with leaves and add "Second Story":

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Fill with leaves and top with shower curtain:

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clipped on: 11.12.2007 at 08:49 pm    last updated on: 11.12.2007 at 09:04 pm

RE: Herman...Pinching Fig Question (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: herman2 on 06.05.2006 at 07:34 pm in Fig Forum

Count up 6 leaves on the new branch and pinch off the tip!!!.That is the answer.

Also you people do not have to understand that if you do not pinch you are not going to have fruits.
In your case you will have fruits on new growth if you pinch or not,if you wait long enough..Pinching is done to limit the number of fruits per branch and to speed up the growing of fruits.
Pinching is usefull in short growing season like up north and other cold climates.
Pinching also makes the remaining fruits to grow larger and better tasting.
Pinching makes the tree mature a smaller calculated number of fruits in cold climates where otherwise,if left alone a lot of fruits(Very large numbers) will grow to normal green size but will not mature till the winter come.

Keep in mind i am not a college educated Horticultor.
All these opinion are mine and i got them from experience ,and i practiced them and they work.
I was introduced to Pinching a few years ago be a site from New Zeeland Called:"The incredible edible fig ".If you gogle it you will find more information about it.Regards

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clipped on: 11.04.2007 at 10:26 pm    last updated on: 11.04.2007 at 10:27 pm