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    I was talking to my father who has been growing almost everything but CP for years. He is now into figs, and is growing some in the ground in a sheltered area, and some potted. He told me about this site:

    http://www.adrianosfigtrees.com/varieties.html

    Amazing how many figs there are! I'm going to try my hand at some varieties suited to pots. I have an unheated sunporch to shelter them in the winter.

    Are there any fig growers out there? What advice do you have?
    My chicken legs taste like chicken--only less meaty.

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    My neighbor has a big fig tree. I think it's a Barnachotte. I never see him watering it or anything so I guess its cool with Texas weather. From where it is it gets mostly filtered light in the afternoon and shade the rest of the day.
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    Cool ;> My Italian relatives always had fig trees out on LI. This year I am getting Golden Alma and Hardy Celeste from paradise nursery
    Always wanted to grow fresh figs since as long as I can remember. Not many options besides the container method and storing in the garage in my neck of the woods.

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    I grow one called Brown turkey outside in Cheshire in the UK. It is on a west facing wall and about 2m high by 3m wide, it will grow more over the next few years. We get about 6 - 12 figs per year, and this should increase as the plant matures. Cuttings are easy in the summer - I just root them in water. The plant loses its leaves for winter so autumn/winter cuttings are less succesful.

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    Hey Tony, thanks for the US source--I may order form them soon. I love figs--can't eat too many since I'm diabetic, but a little is OK.

    Thanks also to you Chris. I saw brown turkey on the Canadian site.
    My chicken legs taste like chicken--only less meaty.

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    I only have one fig now - a potted Hardy Chicago - but I've grown others too. Dormant cuttings are unbelievably easy to root and cuttings of pretty much any variety of fig are readily available. The residents of the Fig Forum at GardenWeb are a great source.
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    Thanks Bruce! I'm feeling a little figgy lately! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    My chicken legs taste like chicken--only less meaty.

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    I have 4 fig trees a italian honey fig, brownturkey, dwarf petite,and a newly rooted fig from a italian. I just love the taste of a fresh fig.
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