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sapote

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Bordeaux fig flowers pic please
« on: August 23, 2019, 07:27:01 PM »
 My fig tree has some fruits this year but I missed the time window to take picture of the flowers. Anyone have some to post?

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Re: Bordeaux fig flowers pic please
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2019, 07:41:37 PM »
As far as i know figs are inverted flowers so they dont flower like peaches or mangoes. The fig “fruit” is the actual flower.

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Re: Bordeaux fig flowers pic please
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2019, 08:59:56 PM »
Fig flowers:


Care to learn more about fig? I just learn that creeping fig is really a fig which can even cross with the common fig (edible fruits) to give a vine fig !!!
https://www2.palomar.edu/users/warmstrong/arbimg10.htm

My coworker brought in some very good Brown turkey figs with juicy "honey" inside. This fruits have open eye and so I was wondering why bacteria or other micro living things did not get in and spoil the sweet honey. What defend mechanism to defend the intruders?



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Re: Bordeaux fig flowers pic please
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2019, 11:09:47 PM »
Wayne has a great site.

If the honey is produced in abundance, it can fill the fig and leak out of the eye, this prevents insect intrusion.

 

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