Fig Tree
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I have enclosed my fig tree in an “aviary” with chicken wire to keep the birds out and it’s worked a treat. I now want to

Zone South Windsor NSW | Anonymous added on January 13, 2020 | Answered

cover it in a fly screen to keep fruit flies out as well. I’m not sure if I have a Black Jack or a Brown Turk. Will the fly screen affect pollination from wasp or bees or is it a variety that doesn’t need that ?

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on January 14, 2020

Common garden figs are self pollinating and include Black Jack and Brown Turkey. Therefore your fine screen should work.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/different-types-of-fig-trees.htm

https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=22478

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