Reporting data submitted in the fall of 2007.

Planting were made during the spring of 2007, unless

otherwise noted.

Planting elevation=2200'

Weather:

Summer: high temps in mid-70's; low temps in the low

60's; rainfall=40-50"

Winter: high temps in the high 60's; low temps in the

low 50's; rainfall=10-20"

Most days have good morning sun followed by afternoon

clouds.

The planting area has full sun exposure.

All plants were planted in local soil augmented with

homemade compost and fertilized after 3 months with

bloodmeal.

Report by fig type:

White Cadota: (planted during spring of 2006) high=8';

fruiting with small sweet fruit.

Flanders:  cutting is 5" high with few leaves.

Sucrette:  cutting is 4' high and the plant is

branching.

Violette de Bordeaux:  cutting is 7" high with no

leaves but the plant is still alive as tested by the

bright green coloring under the bark.  The cutting

appears to be rooted.

Panachee:  the cutting is 8" high with few leaves.

Verdal Longue:  the cutting is 16" high with many

leaves.

Excel:  the cutting is 16" high and is branching.

Vernino:  the cutting is 5" high with few leaves.

Brown Turkey:  (age unknown) has many branches and

reaches a height of 12' and spreads 15' across; is

producing many fruit that are nearly the size of

tennis balls; the fruit are very sweet when allowed to

ripen fully; fruiting occurs in late summer and the

plant loses nearly all of its leaves over the winter.

 

Steve Marquis

Holualoa, HI 96725