Saturday, June 17, 2006

Hardy Chicago cutting with first little figs

This cutting was started in January 2005 as a cutting from dormant wood. It had one or two nodes (I forget, I think it was just one node) and was started in a yogurt cup size container in seed starting soil. Six months later, here is is, with 2 beebee size little figs.

It's now in a commercial organic potting soil mix. The pot is wrapped in foil to prevent overheating, which occurs even in the Pacidic Northwest's usual cloudy weather.

Hardy Chicago apparently came from a mountainous area in Sicily, and arrived in Chicago via New York where it had become known as Bensonhurst (I think). I'll look for a link to post with better information. Posted by Picasa

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