progress of my edible Fig

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have had it for over a year, recently split the tree, half in large container as fruit tree (a monster) and the other half is now this prebonsai.

brown turkey. i have chicago hardy as well for fruit tree and cuttings of each type going. will prob look to develop more prebonsai fig and sell them eventually.
my smaller chicago hardy fruit tree in background.

ill need to work out orientation and rootwork on this in the future. it was a bit much for the little pot i put it in but they are tough specimens

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I love the flavor of fresh ripe figs. In my neighborhood only the 'Chicago Hardy' and a small handful of other varieties will survive in the ground. So most varieties of fig have to be grown as large container plants to get fruit. Containerizing a culinary fig means "Bonsai" right?

Someone in France has a few culinary figs that have become well developed bonsai. They were posting on the now mostly quiescent Internet Bonsai Club. I forget the user's name.

Looking good.
 

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thanks. i think Herons does some edible fig as well, has a video on them.
i am looking forward to fresh figs in the future, going to focus my fruit trees around these figs (6-10 mature fruiting container trees) Kumquats and Limequats, because these all can produce well where i live.

the chicago hardy and turkey fig are decently cold hardy, and i plan on just running mine in containers/unheated garage for winter (as this one did last winter before i cut it in half.

i repot four turkey fig cuttings and have the chicago hardy to pot individually in a few weeks. a year or two of training/surviving and ill offer a handful of them on here for purchase
 

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Figlets on Chicago brown turkey motherplant and Chicago hardy. I'll be setting shape on the Chicago for future fruit this year. Y shape. Pruned from 36" to 12" stick this season.
Chicago hardy is pretty sought after in cold climates and both these are freeze tolerant even though I garage them off season

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since there were some questions and not common on here, i found images online of ficus carica bonsai

theyve been a lot of fun thus far, prolific and one of those trees that are tough to kill

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my two motherplants as of a few days ago
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all mine are cold hardy but cold storage is smarter as bonsai. they will die at around 15* F
 

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this is when the fig went into fruit for my bonsai. kind of a roughly put together bonsai for the time being,
but itll beef up more i believe and i will hardcut it, first structure cuts next year
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