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Fig Trees in Mauritius
I have been growing Fig trees in Port Louis from a year or so. Any body else grows fig trees? My figs are sweet and delicious.
I want know different varieties of fig trees available in Mauritius. I am willing to exchange/buy fig tree or cuttings?
Please do let me know.
Thank you for your time and attention.
I don't have fig trees in my garden but have quite a few flowers (including roses), so we can exchange these cuttings if you want :)
Thanks for the reply.
I live in Port Louis, roses don't really do well here..:-(
For flower cuttings, I prefer to grow what I can eat.. Predator type.. lol Thanks anyway.. you got night jasmine? I am trying since long to get this tree/plant.. it gives a marvelous smell at night.
BTW You earned fig cuttings.. Let me know when you can collect it ? :-) I can drop it somewhere on week-ends within Port Louis.
:-( .. @ night jasmine..
All right, just let me know in advance when you planning to come.
Yeh Fig is really yummy. No fruit in pic NOT from my trees. But don't get disappointed mine are bigger and yummier. I harvest x 2 times every year like some 200 fruits from each tree.
Fig can be grown in Pots or soil directly. Let me know if you need more info for growing figs.
Will do RE Veronica, thanks.
Enjoy the weather, finally we got badly needed R@in..! :-)
I've got a friend who's really interested in buying/exchanging fig plants.
I know that this discussion dates from 2 years ago but I want to know whether Zeroun's offer is still available.
Sure. Which region you're in?
Thanks for your reply, I'm in Port Louis, more precisely Riche Terre.
Drop me a mail at [email address removed]
I will share my co-ordinates.
I was kind of busy lately. Can you please provide me your email address again.
@mckeane12 I have put his email address back in the post but will remove it within 24hrs to prevent his mailbox from being spammed. Please make a note of it and let me know when you're done.
Thanks for your comprehension. I've noted the email. You may proceed as needed.
I have a fig tree growing in a container. I would like to have a cutting from your tree if it produces lots of fruits. Mine is lazy!
Zoheb, 5 786 4810
Yes my fig tree produces lot's of figs. I live in Port Louis.
Give me more details about your fig tree - Your location, variety, where you bought/received from, size of container & type of soil you are using.
@admin - @ Gices, how can we post pictures here??
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@Zeroun Thank you! I got your message while I was driving and eventually forgot to reply. I happen to visit this site again and I remembered.!! Thanks for offering the cuttings and I will be at Reduit soon, then will ask you to bring it for me.!! Thanks again. Mine, i bought it from the Ministry of Agricuture, at Pamplemousses Garden during an expo-vente. It has large leaves and I recently pruned it to have more branches as it is i a big pot on the roof.... See this pic on google, it is like this:
sorry for the long link, i just copied and pasted
I have my garden on the roof of my house as I dont have any yard..!!
I will be glad to share something from my place.. I have banana, pineapple (normal and red one), etc etc
Nice to hear from you
See you soon !
@zohebkhan : I've just edited your post to get the picture to display :)
It's all right. Take it easy. Let me know a day in advance when you coming to Reduit/Ebene, I am near Intermart.
I would arrange the cuttings.
BTW, Your fig looks yummy. When I can taste one?
This post is dead or dormant?
Anyone still following?
I came to this post through Google search. Interested in fresh figs or fig tree/plant please contact me.
I am interested in grafting and growing fruit trees in containers... Anyone can help me out!
I did not get any one with other variety of fig tree !
Hi Zeroun! I'm looking for fig cuttings! Can you help? I've googled and tumbled on this post :) Ebay is quite problematic I guess for cuttings. About the import permits and customs regulations.
Yes indeed RE import permits and customs regulations.. I was discouraged too !
Yeh.. you've come to the right place. I have fig cuttings & fig plants.
What you looking for?
Thank you! I'm actually trying to do as much container gardening as possible and I know figs are good as fruits in containers. It's becoming a great hobby for me :P How many varieties do you have? I've never eaten a fig before btw.
If we can be friends on facebook, add me please :)
Thanks once again!
@dikshantherbivore : If you keep the discussion here, you'll have more chances of finding other people who share the same passion, just like you've found @Zeroun as this is a public website :)
@Gices: Well of course I understand this. But does that mean that I should share my phone number publicly if I have to meet Zeroun? ;)
@dikshantherbivore : When I commented, I was going to add "keep the discussion here unless you need to exchange phone numbers or email addresses" but I thought it was common sense what to share and not to share on a public website, so I omitted this to keep my comment short and to the point.
@gices: Well then, it's common sense to see that I'm trying to exchange phone numbers and that's why I proposed to be friends on facebook. If you see the discussion, you'll find that I'm trying to get some cuttings which means I'll need some contact details. I never said that I'm trying to keep the discussion out of here. This topic and comments will always be here even if I get some private discussions afterwards. Thanks for your comprehension.
@dikshantherbivore : That would be called inference not common sense but then again my comment was only intended to make you realise talking about figs here is more likely to attract other people interested in the topic than doing it on Facebook which is private.
So let's not debate about something so trivial and try to stay on focus with the topic which is about figs.
@ gices: Thank you for not debating about something so trivial :)
To be or NOT to be..
Please Calm down gentlemen..
@ dikshantherbivore Will do RE FB .. just little busy @ the moment. I have kept some cuttings for you and Good Guys Gices as well.
I guess they would be ready for collection by December . You both can come together to collect it from Port Louis. ;-)
@Zeroun : My role is to guide users on Clever Dodo and unfortunately sometimes this is regarded as unsolicited.
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@ gices: Keep up the good work without getting distracted.
Hi to all. Thank you Zeroun! :) Will wait for your contact when they are ready. I can prepare some acerola cuttings for you if you want them. Gices, you can have some too. I have planted some other fruit trees in containers but they are still small.
Zeroun, have you tried planting the figs in containers?
As for the 'debate', it was not serious from my part, I just wanted to point out that by adding someone on facebook, the topic does not vanish from here. There's no way of passing on personal information here which is obligatory in case of any contact.
For my email, I actually log in from my fb account and it seems that the mail I was using on facebook is invalid and I still haven't managed to change it. I don't get notifications on that mail concerning fb activities. I'm sorry about that and I'll change it soon.
Thank you for interest. Yes I would love to get acerola cuttings. What other fruit trees you got?
Yes I have 3 fig trees at the moment, all of them same variety and variety unknown I brought them with me when travelled.
Yes, two fig in containers, they do very well. I got 200 Lts drum cut into half. Prepare your soil well - Use Top soil + Compost + Manure + Crushed egg shells. Figs love Horse Manure. I get figs sweet like honey... Believe me!
Advantage in planting in containers -
1 - They stay small in size,
2. fruit quicker and taste better
3. You can control them RE water & sun. Also can provide some cover from birds...;-)
1. Frequent watering, I am afraid to travel my figs might DIE.. How to do you water your container plant/trees??
I didn't even know there were figs here in Mauritius I used to have a huge tree back in England, I miss them :(
If you would like different varieties why not get a permit (I heard it's really cheap) and import the seeds so you can have a larger collection?
Fruits all over, I see.. lol
Fig trees are grown from cuttings, Figs grown from Seeds are MALE - They do NOT produce fruits!
Beside I want to keep it simple. No customs/import hassle desired
You can go to the agricultural places and apply for fig trees, i guess it cost cheap too, my aunt bought a mango tree for less than 30 RS i guess, Or try adding an add on the newspaper, you might find someone passionate with fruits.