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5721Re: [pfaf] fig trees

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  • Matteo Mazzola
    Jul 16, 2011
      Try on painting the tree with clay when it loses the leaves. Paint a layer of liquid clay, leave drying, another layer, and keep on doing this until you reach a good protective insulation.

      Clay has very good characteristic, is able to balance the water-moisture content, and is high in silica which is a good protecting element too. If you want to increase the effectiveness of this protection, mix to the clay some shredded straw or cow manure, kelp seaweed flour and potassium. All have good propriety on regulating the the flow of static sap. 

      Plant your fig tree around big black rocks! ... I know you don't have a lot of winter sun but...


      Da: Geir Flatabø <geirf@...>
      A: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
      Inviato: Ven 15 luglio 2011, 19:44:07
      Oggetto: [pfaf] fig trees


      Any one have links or seeds available for "extra hardy"  figs ?

      I have ( had) - tried 
      "brown turkey",  King and Galbon
      got to kjnow these should be hardy figs that are grown in alpine condidions in France..
      but they are not sufficiently hardy to stand a Norwegian winter- above ground.
      I got holod of Afgan figs, that should be even hardier,  
      but they died befor beeing able to show how hardy they should be...

      Any help out there ???

      Geir Flatabø

      2011/7/15 mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza@...>
      No one on my other lists have offered a satisfactory ID of these but I
      know you guys won't let me down. Lotsa pictures on the page include a
      good one of the leaves.




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