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Fresh Black Madeira Fig Cuttings to be cut just prior to shipping. Refresh

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Price $6.00 Per Item ( )
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roswaldfigs
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Located in: San Diego, CA
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 Fresh Black Madeira Fig Tree Cuttings that will be cut and labelled just prior to mailing. Each cutting will be  6 to 10 in. long, have 4+ nodes and be at least the thickness of a # 2 pencil.  All the pictures posted are from my garden. The shovel in the last photo indicates the size increase in just 20 months from last pruning.  We use no chemical fertilizers or pesticides but lots of compost and some organic fertilizer. I've been growing Black Madeira Fig trees for 10+ years in San Diego, CA and acquired the cuttings from an agronomist in the Ocean Beach area of Point Loma.  A few years ago I gave a small tree to my sister who lives in New Jersey and after one year in a pot, brought in for the winter, she planted it in the ground. She wraps and mulches it well for winter and it always dies back partially and some times all the way down to the ground and then grows back to 5+ ft.  In my opinion the best tasting Black Madeira figs are the the ones that get the most sun/heat while ripening. As the fig ripens it gets larger, blacker, softer and then a stiff sweet syrup starts to bulge out of the bottom,  Time to Pick! Make sure the soil doesn't dry out when you have fruit set because it causes the skin of the fig to split when you begin to water again. The fastest growing Black Madeira plants that I have get little direct sunlight have very large dark leaves and are sitting on a big pile of moist compost although the fruit are very big the taste is less sweet and more watery than those from trees that get a lot of sunlight. Speaking of sunlight, if you get direct afternoon sun with a very high temperature make sure to use shade cloth in order to avoid sunburn.
 
About myself: My parents and grandparents grew up farming in Minnesota so I've been involved in gardening for most of my 73 year life. I use to bag my fruit to protect it from the birds but now I just pick them twice a day when they are starting to soften up but before the birds like them. Just leave them on the kitchen counter for a couple of days and they taste really good but not as good as tree ripened. As a former member of the CRFG I've been fortunate to meet many knowledgeable people growing and propagating plants .
I ship only on Monday, and Tuesday to the shipping address listed on PayPal. 
Local Pickup please email me before paying.
Thanks for bidding.
"Some people misspell this tree as Madiera."
 
Details
  • Quantity of Cuttings per Purchase 1
  • Variety Name Black Madeira

  • Item # 53530769
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