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Grasa

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8/13/ 2013 UPDATE:

I did not realize how shady this side of my tree was. The BM is in a shade most of the time, it gets very little light.  I can hardly wait for it to go dormant, so I can dig out the biggest hole around and put it to a sunnier spot.  Its leaves are the most beautiful ones...
Regardless, it seems to have passed the most crucial danger of surviving. 

Here is how it looks today:
 BM 8-13 in the shade.JPG BM 8-13.JPG BM 8-13 leaves.JPG B._M._in_hole.JPG 
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I received one cutting and shared half with a fig friend, with my half I made 2 little grafts onto roots of my tree - one in the rooting chamber, so I took another piece of it and grafted to a root still in the ground... It is my hope that it will became reality, but from now, enjoy the photos.

6/27/2013 UPDATE:

it seems to be doing well. it is still in the hole and protected  from our cold winds... had to share!

*many of my grafts did not make it, so I am carefully calling it a sucess.

Only time will tell~

Attached Images
jpeg BM_-_root_still_in_the_ground_2.JPG (460.48 KB, 177 views)
jpeg BM_to_graft_to_root_still_in_the_ground_3.JPG (170.02 KB, 159 views)
jpeg BM_fitted_for_graft_onto_root_still_in_the_ground.JPG (560.29 KB, 141 views)
jpeg BM_-_1st_try_-_not_a_good_fit_onto_root_still_in_the_ground.JPG (383.48 KB, 135 views)
jpeg BM_-_not_a_good_fit_close_up.JPG (806.16 KB, 158 views)
jpeg BM_mulch_blanket.JPG (617.43 KB, 152 views)
jpeg BM_approved_by_Penny_Roxy_Rita_and_Simba.JPG (967.11 KB, 171 views)
jpeg BM_-_graft_under_20_in_of_much_Rita.JPG (698.81 KB, 154 views)
jpeg BM_tied_up_and_secured_onto_root.JPG (551.88 KB, 170 views)
jpeg BM_final_cover.JPG (880.27 KB, 168 views)
jpeg CIMG0088.JPG (783.35 KB, 100 views)


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Grasa
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That is an amazing job on the graft! I am terrified of doing that.
I'm thinking fresh egg potato salad...YUM!
Before we moved down here my neighbor supplied me with free range eggs from her chickens and ducks. I really really miss fresh. Think of me when you have the next one :)

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Thanks for the pics and info. Would love to try grafting myself someday.
As for the fresh eggs, I love them with fig jam. I have my own chickens as well.
Please keep us posted on the progress of the graft.

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Very nice work on the graft!
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Growing: Black Mission, Strawberry Verte, LSU Hollier, LSU Purple, LSU Scotts Black, Cajun Gold, Panachee, Excel, UCR 291-4, UCR 143-36, Violette de Bordeaux, Ronde de Bordeaux, Calvert,  Black Madeira, Col De Dame Blanc
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amazing work...you are a master
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Gra├ža,

I do not loose any of your grafting reports and pictures.. Fantastic, looking at what you have done something tells me that once again you shall be success full. Congratulations !

By the way, those chicken of yours are ideal for a 'canjinha' or,  why not.. a hot CABIDELA !!!

Francisco

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Thank you for the pictures, Grasa. It looks like you have used the omega grafting tool this time.

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it's a Zenport tool that I got recently- trying to use it, but still difficult, the areas of contact is within that 1/2", and my fingers are fat, so I figure to use a paper clip to secure it and left undisturbed. Fat roots in the ground are very juicy, they carry a lot for the big tree, so, it may work... shall see with  time here. the problem we have is the weather, already raining and cold again, so I will go put more mulch in there...hope it generates the heat it needs to bond.

Francisco, nobody eats my birds!

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Wowee!!!!!!

What a fabuloso photo essay!!!!

There aren't enough exclamation points to express my admiration and enthusiasm for your spectacular project.

Spectaculare!!!

Who knows, maybe it will be YOU who keeps UCD Black Madiera going.

!!!

Nice pet chicken pix too (Lampo, you beast).

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Looks like picture number 8 from the left shows the automated fertilizer setup.
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well, I got plenty of fig trees. I wish I could have chickens. I live in the city. We are allowed chickens but I know my neighbors would frown on me if i got a few. I use to raise quail when i was a boy.

Good luck Grasa with the cutting. I'm sure it will turn out fine.

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Think you'll get brownies if you go for something...more exotic, like Emus or peacocks?
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Rooting:  Smith, CDDB--this pretty much means I have my fun tries (tho' important since they are truly desirable), and only interested for this year: Gulbun, BM, 187-25, or something wildly exotic or precious that nobody has any good reason to send me.

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No joke! I wanted ostrich and Emus 20yrs ago but at that time I had no land. Just a couple of fig trees.
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We are allowed 8 . I live in the city also. 10 min drive to downtown. they are good for the fig tree, eating bugs and scratching adding air to those big roots and preventing weeds from growing in that area.  I planted comfrey and they ate all of them to the roots, so I have to get more and protect the plants better.
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Good luck Grasa. I hope they do well for you. :)
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All of my cuttings rooted but later died.  The one piece I grafted is growing very well so this seems like a great method for this variety.
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cool grafts . we are not alowed chickens in this small town , most small towns will at least let you have three or 4 hens .
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update with picture! Enjoy!

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/(Update)-Black-Madeira-(UC-Davis)-6283129

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Grasa, I'm not seeing an image.  Are you sure you attached it?
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it is on the first initial post.
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Grasa,


Congrats!
Since the very first pictures you sent I said to myself that you would be successful with this 'alporque' !
Good luck

Francisco
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That's really awesome Grasa. Hope you Black Madeira makes it.
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Looks like you have a great start, can't wait to see how it does next year with some figs on it for you.
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I admire your skills!
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dennis, 

my grandfather on mother's side was bit eccentric. he used to grow exotic birds and banana trees.. in korea. peacock was one of his most priced bird. i still remember at certain time of the day, they will fan the tail feathers. beautiful birds. 

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New photos of this beauty just posted!
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Looks, good, Grasa, congrats!
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Thanks for posting your update on the Black Madeira.  She's looking great. 
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Grasa,

Congratulations ! I am sure you soon shall be a master in  this field
Keep on doing your unbelievable, but successful grafts

Francisco
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