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Old 08-17-2015, 01:12 PM
 
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Hello,

Just wondering if anyone knows of any Wild Fig trees in the Charlotte or surrounding areas? Also if not available if anyone is wanting to get rid of some of their figs from an existing tree? Would be a big help to get any feedback!

Thanks!
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:03 PM
 
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Keep your eyes open - they are all around. Before mine were producing there was one near downtown I used to stop at every morning in the summer for breakfast. Be mindful though, fig trees don't grow wild in Charlotte. If there's a fig tree, someone put it there on purpose so be sure its abandoned or you have permission.

If you want to buy a tree here is a link. https://charlotte.craigslist.org/grd/5173582494.html There's also a guy named Dennis at the farmers market some Saturdays. He's one of the best know collectors in the Southeast and has a couple hundred types.
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:42 PM
 
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Thanks for the response, which farmers market are you referring to? I also live right in uptown so if you remember the location of that tree that would be awesome! Let me know and I will go visit Dennis!
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:06 AM
 
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Keep your eyes open - they are all around. Before mine were producing there was one near downtown I used to stop at every morning in the summer for breakfast. Be mindful though, fig trees don't grow wild in Charlotte. If there's a fig tree, someone put it there on purpose so be sure its abandoned or you have permission.

If you want to buy a tree here is a link. https://charlotte.craigslist.org/grd/5173582494.html There's also a guy named Dennis at the farmers market some Saturdays. He's one of the best know collectors in the Southeast and has a couple hundred types.
Do you know how to reach Dennis? I purchased a fig tree from his last year and want another one. I have been to the Farmers Market a couple of times, but haven't seen him.

Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:41 PM
 
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Dennis posts under the name snaglpus @ figs4fun. Here's his latest post. Hot Carolina weather means -FIGS!!

Hubee D's on Providence has a giant Celeste (the classic Southern sugar fig) that puts out tons of figs. Judging by the giant pile of sticky goo on the sidewalk and swam of yellow jackets, no one is harvesting them.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:05 PM
 
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Thanks so much! It's really appreciated!
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:08 AM
 
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what the season for them on when to pick?
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:32 PM
 
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June - October depending on variety. 90% of what's harvested will come in July and August.
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:31 PM
 
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Dennis posts under the name snaglpus @ figs4fun. Here's his latest post. Hot Carolina weather means -FIGS!!

Hubee D's on Providence has a giant Celeste (the classic Southern sugar fig) that puts out tons of figs. Judging by the giant pile of sticky goo on the sidewalk and swam of yellow jackets, no one is harvesting them.
Just seeing this...but thank you!
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:43 PM
 
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I heard the figs didn't do as well this year (mine are in Raleigh, not Charlotte though). Maybe lack of rain? Not sure. They usually do well though and I like their meandering growth habit.
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