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I have just removed a "Brown Turkey", to replant something better
in a root-restriction bag. The whole of the rootstock has gone,
but will it sucker from the roots?

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On 08/01/19 19:48, Nick Maclaren wrote:
I have just removed a "Brown Turkey", to replant something better
in a root-restriction bag. The whole of the rootstock has gone,
but will it sucker from the roots?


No idea, but would it matter if it did? Fig leaves are easily
identifiable, and a quick paint with glyphosate gel should soon get rid
of the unwanted plant.

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Jeff Layman wrote:

I have just removed a "Brown Turkey", to replant something better
in a root-restriction bag. The whole of the rootstock has gone,
but will it sucker from the roots?


No idea, but would it matter if it did? Fig leaves are easily
identifiable, and a quick paint with glyphosate gel should soon get rid
of the unwanted plant.


I would need to warn my neighbour!


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.
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On 08/01/19 21:40, Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article ,
Jeff Layman wrote:

I have just removed a "Brown Turkey", to replant something better
in a root-restriction bag. The whole of the rootstock has gone,
but will it sucker from the roots?


No idea, but would it matter if it did? Fig leaves are easily
identifiable, and a quick paint with glyphosate gel should soon get rid
of the unwanted plant.


I would need to warn my neighbour!


If it's got out of its root-restriction bag you might have to warn all
of Cambridgeshire!

By the way, I've still got a few small fruits on my Brown Turkey which
are showing signs of ripening. I opened one which was partly
brown-purple on the outside, and it was a sort of pale pink inside, and
had very little flavour. I'll pull the rest off later this week.

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On Wed, 09 Jan 2019 07:18:41 +0000, Jeff Layman wrote:

On 08/01/19 21:40, Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article ,
Jeff Layman wrote:

I have just removed a "Brown Turkey", to replant something better in
a root-restriction bag. The whole of the rootstock has gone, but
will it sucker from the roots?

No idea, but would it matter if it did? Fig leaves are easily
identifiable, and a quick paint with glyphosate gel should soon get
rid of the unwanted plant.


I would need to warn my neighbour!


If it's got out of its root-restriction bag you might have to warn all
of Cambridgeshire!

By the way, I've still got a few small fruits on my Brown Turkey which
are showing signs of ripening. I opened one which was partly
brown-purple on the outside, and it was a sort of pale pink inside, and
had very little flavour. I'll pull the rest off later this week.


Think my second crop are all done now.

Every other year fruit above a certain size just seem to go from green to
black and mouldy without the ripe stage in between. It could, of course,
be that I miss the ripe stage.

Still, the couple that ripened were small but distinctly edible.

Perhaps next year I will finally get around to propagating a new tree by
air layering one of the shoots. Always fancied trying this but never got
round to it. One year swoon the BT will be released from the Ali Baba pot
it has been in these many years and planted in something larger. I would
like to have a backup just in case.

Nick, what are you replacing the Brown Turkey with?

Cheers


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If it's got out of its root-restriction bag you might have to warn all
of Cambridgeshire!


The current one wasn't in a bag - I planted it a long time ago, but
it has never cropped properly. The task may be hopeless, because
mine is a cold garden, but the location DOES get sun for all summer.

To David: Noire de Caromb. I am also trying a Rouge de Bordeaux,
to go in a polytunnel (in a smaller bag).


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.


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