Between a group of us we own 8ish varieties from him. He used to run classes a couple times a year. If you want something different, visit him early fall and he will let you try all you can eat! Sells 1-3yo rooted cuttings.
You should also look into paw-paws (visit @michael.su
). Asian pears also do well. We planted a persimmon last year. Hopefully I'll live long enough to see fruit.
Those SIP pots are amazing for figs.
I built my own last year using 1/2 - 55 gal drums (plastic) using Bill’s tutorial and my figs exploded with fruit. Chicago Hardy, Brown Turkey and Violette De Bordeaux. I was figged out in short order.
Fig pic below from last year but mine look a couple of weeks ahead of @Patrick
with tons of figs forming already. Looks like a Breba and a regular crop is possible this year. 👍
Don’t forget to pinch your figs in June!
Pawpaws are in bloom right now with the promise of tropical goodness come September!
As for Persimmon, I determined that my lone American persimmon was a male last year so I multi-grafted 3 genetically different female scion wood to it (American and Asian)
About 6 grafts took! My freak tree is looking good leafing out now. Maybe I’ll get some sort of fruit this year?!
It’s safe to say that this tree would not be allowed in Florida do to its gender confusion. 😂