Fig Growing in Other Countries




France

Champs de figuiers entre Vacqueyras, Beaumes de Venise et Sarrians, dans le VaucluseLong black fig Caromb in a fig tree fields between Vacqueyras , Beaumes -de-Venise and Sarrians, Vaucluse
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Fig. 1. Champs de figuiers entre Vacqueyras, Beaumes de Venise et Sarrians, dans le Vaucluse
Fig. 2. Long black fig Caromb in a fig tree fields between Vacqueyras , Beaumes -de-Venise and Sarrians, Vaucluse


Japan

Figs at the Hamamatsu Japan Fruit Park 1

Figs at the Hamamatsu Japan Fruit ParkFigs at the Hamamatsu Japan Fruit Park.Figs at the Hamamatsu Japan Fruit Park.
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Aichi-ken Japan Agriculture Station 1

Station mapGraftingGrafted seedlings
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StartsWateringGrowing in binsSpacing
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Older treesOverallSplit fig
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 Fig. 11. Some fig growing areas are having problems with a virus that attacks the root system and bottom of the fruit. The popular variety Masui Dolphin is grafted onto a variety of different rootstocks taken from the experiment stations collection.
Fig. 12. Cuttings being rooted in foam blocks
Fig. 14. Figs grow in plastic bins where it is easier to measure moisture, root growth and fertilizer absorption. Black straps are used to support vericals that are heavy with fruit. Verticals are s0paced at 50cm. Each produce about 20 figs.
Fig. 15. Black straps supporting verticals. Even spacing helps to facilitate harvesting,
Fig. 16. Older trees are also grown in bins for farious tests. Note where versicals are cut each year. When multiple shoots appear, only the outermost is left to grow to a height that will produce about 20 figs.
Fig. 18. Split figs are sold as A grade. B grade is off color. Production figs are sold in packs of similar weights. Sized S,M,L and 2L, they are sold in units of 500 grams, about 1 pound 2 oz.  Average retail is about $5.00 for the box.

Fig orchard & pruning in Chiba Japan 1

Two trees side by sideEach vertical is kept 1 to 1.5 foot apartDetail of previous vertical cuts
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Ready to prune backAfter harvest pruningCut vertical about 3" from main trunkFig trees after yearly cutting of producing branches
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How the trees are tied
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Fig orchard in Chiba Japan-3 months later 1

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Bibliography

1 Love, Ken. "Choosing the Best Figs for Hawai'i." hawaiifruit.net. Web. 6 Mar. 2017.

Photographs

Fig. 1 Casamance, Marianne. Champs de figuiers entre Vacqueyras, Beaumes de Venise et Sarrians, dans le Vaucluse. 2013. commons.wikimedia.org. Under  (CC BY-SA 3.0). Web. 6 Mar. 2017.
Fig. 2 Casamance, Marianne. Long black fig Caromb in a fig tree fields between Vacqueyras , Beaumes -de-Venise and Sarrians, Vaucluse. 201 Under  (CC BY-SA 3.0). Web. 6 Mar. 2017.
Fig. 3,4,5,6,7,8 Love, Ken. Figs at the Hamamatsu Japan Fruit Park. 2004. hawaiifruit.net. Web. 6 Mar. 2017.
Fig. 19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26 Love, Ken. Fig orchard & pruning in Chiba Japan. 2004. hawaiifruit.net. Web. 6 Mar. 2017.
Fig. 27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35 Love, Ken. Fig orchard in Chiba Japan, 3 months later. 2004. hawaiifruit.net. Web. 6 Mar. 2017.

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