This blog purpose is to share my success and failures in gardening in a tropic. I have no particular liking to any plant/ flower but once it caught my attention there is no other way for me but to have it. Since I’ve all the local plant that i fancy, now i cast my eyes far away, temperate flower/plant. Hence the existence of My Experimental Garden Blog. Hope you enjoy my blog.
Friday, 27 September 2013
What is hiding underneath the plastic sheet?
They are my fig cuttings.
Up to date i have about 175 cutting which cost me 3K. I’m collecting fig
cultivar. The self pollinating fig that arealreadyrooting are Sal’s, Masui
Dauphine, Madeleine, Dauphine, Black Madeira, White Genoa, Purple Jordan,
Adriatic, Fig from Greece (? Cultivar) and Lattarula.
There is few more cultivar which is not rooting yet
which i’ll update later.
I also have Turkish figs, 2 were brought by my
Turkish friend (? Cultivar) while i bought therest. The cultivars that i
possess are Goklop, Sarizeybak, White Patlican, Green Patlican, Green fig,
Purple fig, Brown fig and Mininut fig. Goklop and Sarizeybek need to be
pollinated by fig wasps, Patlican fig from Izmir is self pollinating while from
other region are not. I’m not sure about the other fig since it doesn’t have
specific name which i can check. (Reference from Turkish Agriculture
The other fig that needs fig wasp for pollination is
calimyrna. However an Indonesian friend told me that he gets to eat 10% of
calimyrna fig even without help of fig wasp. I bought the non self pollinating
cultivar as part of my experiment.