Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I wonder...

I have a new "I wonder." If I pay $16.95 for a Desert King fig tree, just how small is that tree going to be?

My mother has a fig tree in her garden, and I've known for years that whenever I got the chance I would plant a fig tree in our yard. And a dwarf strawberry tree. And lavender. And garlic. And...yeah, it's a good thing we're going to have a big yard! I found a small, organic, nursery in Oregon and planned to pay a visit after the move was over but I don't think they'll have much left by then! So, my Desert King fig tree and my Triple Crown Thornless blackberry start should arrive April 15th and with any luck we'll be able to harvest next year! If the description is correct, we should be able to harvest a LOT. One Triple Crown plant can produce up to 30 pounds of large blackberries! Ernie is going to be over the moon. Everybody come to our house, we're going to have blackberry cobbler for Christmas!

3 comments:

Ben & Casey said...

Ooh yum! Where did you order your starts from?

Mama Papaya said...

If you are or will be near the major metro area of Oregon, do get my email address from your sister. I have a 4 year old fig tree in a pot that needs a spot of ground to call home and I am completely out of room for another tree. It is only about 4 feet tall, but it has been in a pot, so you can't blame it for being a little stumpy. It is healthy with thick leaves and it fruited last year for the first time. I think they are green figs. Crazy dogs always got them before they were fully ripe. :)

myrnie_twin said...

Ooh Mama Papaya, that would be fun! We're planning on taking an overnighter down there in May- we'll definitely be in touch. Thanks!