We May Be Getting Dates!

Discussion in 'Crops & Gardens' started by Frank Sanoica, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Jim Beam

    Jim Beam Member
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    Frank, I was born and worked there till I retired in '91. BTW when I did live there I was a rare native most "Californians" are actually from other states.
     
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    True I guess, Jim. I am and my daughter is but I'm pretty sure my son in law and his mother were born here.

    He didn't live here though his whole life, think his parents split and he ended up going to Dental school in Illinois where my daughter met him. He was a year ahead of her and when he graduated he came back to CA. He'd fly my daughter out on her vacations. He flew back for their wedding which was in Indiana where we lived at the time.
    He flew back after the wedding and my daughter, although graduated had a few patients in clinic to finish before she could go to CA to live.
     
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    Chrissy, "New native Californian's" is one thing but try and find we who were born in the depression. I was the first native in my who extended family but now with the proliferation of births it's easier to find natives.
     
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    I'm sure my son in laws family goes way back in CA.
     
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    I did a quick Bing search (gotta get those numbers up) and found this:
    How many years does it take for a fig tree to fruit?
    Four years to five years
    It is not uncommon for figs to fail to set fruit or ripen properly. Figs have a long juvenile period, or length of time in which a plant will not produce fruit -- possibly four years to five years.

    I was hoping it would be sooner, then I'd consider planting one. The ones where I last lived were huge full sized trees. I'll have to see if there are dwarf ones available, and if so, how long before those yield fruit. I doubt I'll end up here permanently, so I don't want to plant too much in the ground. I'm resigned to leaving my palm here when I eventually move. I'd love to have some fruit trees, and they seem to do well in this climate.
     
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    @Yvonne Smith Don't believe I mentioned our little fig. We planted it two years ago, and it was about 20" tall. It promptly produced a few small figs! They were delicious! Dropped all it's leaves off over winter, which here was pretty mild this time, lowest temp one AM was 35 degrees. I worried about, my wife, ever the optimist, explained they were deciduous. Sure enough, huge new growth this last few months. Here's a pic:
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    The enclosure's purpose was to help cut the wind damage, and keep out the bunnies, they are voracious! Plastic netting all around and on top, had to cut the top back as the tree was getting higher than the "ceiling"! Here's a close-up:
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    Below, a side shot showing the Date Palm grown from a pit! It's about 4 years old now, I believe.
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    Below, the poor little Pomegranate beaten half dead by the wind, flowers still clinging, but some lost.
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    Lastly, this guy is called a "Little John" (!), a variety of Bottle Brush, having shorter "brushes", but more of them. It's 2 years old now. Close-up below this pic, to show the resemblance to a brush; uncanny!
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