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« on: July 19, 2018, 20:13 »
I have a fig tree with about 30 figs on (the most I've ever had) but there is no sign of them ripening yet.
Am I being impatient or any ideas what I can do to ripen them please.

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Re: figs
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2018, 20:28 »
I think it is a bit early yet.  Are they a decent size?  If so, they should be OK to ripen this year  :)

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Re: figs
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2018, 20:59 »
I've two that are just starting to ripen - don't know why? But the rest are still rock hard and won't be ready before at least mid August. Looking forward to them!

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Re: figs
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 09:35 »
They do tend to ripen at different times. No idea why this is
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Re: figs
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2018, 15:39 »
No sign of mine ripening yet (Leicestershire).
My tree has been in about 25 years, and generally does extremely well. I never feed or water it, and only ever cut out random bits that are in the way or threatening to take over the neighbourhood!
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Re: figs
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2018, 17:04 »
My Brown Turkey in the polytunnel has quite a few on that usually ripen in mid September, another plot holder has the same variety and usually gets his in early August  :nowink:

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Re: figs
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2018, 18:42 »
My fig Tree has many many fruits at different stages , my wife puts cloth around the biggest ones & they ripen fast & become quite huge & delicious.

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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2018, 08:55 »
mine is about 15 years old in a pot and this year I have more figs (all of different sizes) than I ever remember.  I thought this hot weather would ripen them and check them each day in anticipation ::)

I noticed 3 the other day had swollen and show signs of ripening, so fingers crossed I will get to enjoy some soon.

I hope they do ripen at different times as this will stop getting a glut all at once.  fingers crossed this will be a good year!

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Re: figs
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2018, 09:38 »
I've two that are just starting to ripen - don't know why? But the rest are still rock hard
They do tend to ripen at different times. No idea why this is
If I remember correctly - it depends whether they are growing from embryonic fruit buds formed last year, or on ones formed this year. Last year's ones ripen quicker :)
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simbamara

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Re: figs
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2018, 11:55 »
My Tree has also produced a very healthy number of figs , all of different sizes, some have begun to ripen without being wrapped with cloth, which is very encouraging. I too hope they ripen at different times to enjoy them longer..:-))



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