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I just couldn't help myself :)  


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How did you do that. ? Awsome
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WINRERS ARE VERY MILD LOW 20'S BUT WARMS RIGHT UP DURING THE DAY. SUMMER IS EXTREMELY HOT & HUMID 100 degrees 100% humidity fig tree grow like crazy but some split from rain & humidity
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Meme- Generator on the net. It's a new passion since I have to wait till spring for fig action. Sometimes I go a little over the top. All in fun. 
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Best thing ever happened. Green fin is a legend.
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He's not a legend yet, but he will be. He has a chance to restructure how and how much the fig hobby will grow and cost. I am a mango enthusiast and usually, in Florida anyways, a new variety is not released until there is plenty for all. Almost all new varieties are budded onto root stock and mass produced until there is reasonable supply to make sure the price is in line and there is enough scion and root stock for the next round of supply. It is uncommon to see 3 gallon trees selling for more than $50 while most are going for $25-35, and will bear fruit the following year. You say this is like comparing apple to oranges and I say no it isn't, it is comparing figs to mangos. Seriously, we may need to rethink the way we propagate a distribute fig trees and I think that James is showing us a starting point and let's be creative and look for other means and methods. I think that our good friend Dennis has stimulated a tremendous interest in rooting using cloning machines, I just purchased a 64 unit and many other members are doing the same. Good luck everyone and come up with some creative ideas that will allow everyone to afford and have any variety of fig that they desire. Good luck and good growing.
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That's pretty funny. I got a good laugh out of it.
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Yea a fig (or two) for every lot! People creatively finding better ways to support this amazing tree and those that love it. Interesting about the mango propagation. Very cool. In other areas of my life also, I deeply honor those who can share and support growth for all. Thank you James for more figs in my life and waynea for expansive thought. Happy figging all in 2016.
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NoelG_123...LOL! Well, I guess waiting for figs can be a catapolt to learning new things and thats a positive thing, right?!
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Absolutely!
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RFOL !!!!
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He will hit super figo status when he includes Galicia negra in his 7 doller list lol.
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HICKORY LOUISIANA ZONE 8B WARM HUMID
WINRERS ARE VERY MILD LOW 20'S BUT WARMS RIGHT UP DURING THE DAY. SUMMER IS EXTREMELY HOT & HUMID 100 degrees 100% humidity fig tree grow like crazy but some split from rain & humidity
Wish list. Col de dame blanc
Col de rimada
Lsu numbered figs
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Absolutely love it Noel!!!

SAS, your's kind of scares me!

Alan, it would be very nice.  I'm a big fan of edible landscaping.  Lots of good perennial foods can be very attractive.  Figs are a good example, but a lot of folks don't realize that plants like Hostas were grown as a market crop in Japan before being selected as ornamentals.  There are many, many examples.  Part of why I've been drawn to permaculture.  In case anyone wants to try hosta...pick leaves when they haven't yet unfurled or just after (you don't want to wait until they're tough) and then boil them (removes a mildly bitter compound) and then enjoy.  They have a really nice consistency cooked that few have enjoyed.  Nice in stir-fries.  Will be interesting to taste many varieties and see which are the best tasting and have the best productivity.

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Opps Alan, I meant it as in landscaping with edibles...not the nursery.  Having said that, I like EL a lot too!
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RICHIE BONI
HICKORY LOUISIANA ZONE 8B WARM HUMID
WINRERS ARE VERY MILD LOW 20'S BUT WARMS RIGHT UP DURING THE DAY. SUMMER IS EXTREMELY HOT & HUMID 100 degrees 100% humidity fig tree grow like crazy but some split from rain & humidity
Wish list. Col de dame blanc
Col de rimada
Lsu numbered figs

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Awww....that's not only witty, but the kitten is really cute! I happen to have one resting on my shoulder as I write. Cat that is...

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~New to growing figs, I currently have tiny fig plants which are supposedly Little Ruby, Violette de Bordeaux, Desert King, and Petite Negri. I hope these were accurately labeled!
Now rooting LSU Gold and Purple, Celeste, Panache, Peter's Honey, and Unknown Varieties from cuttings, thanks to generous forum members.

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Osborne Prolific, Battaglia Green, Smith, Kadota, Italian Honey, Atreano, Verte or Green Ischia, Panache, Peter's Honey, Black Madeira, Smith, Noir de Caromb, etc. ~
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Creg didn't mean to scare you, http://www.nbcnews.com/slideshow/year-pictures-2015-n482216

"A crowd of cats gather on Aoshima Island in southern Japan on Feb. 25. An army of cats rules the remote island, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one."

Alan, How long do Pomegranates last after picking? What else could they be used for besides juicing or eating fresh. 

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Sas from North Austin TX Zone 8B

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Opps Alan, I meant it as in landscaping with edibles...not the nursery.  Having said that, I like EL a lot too!


I like both too actually. I use variegated elderberries, and the Black Lace elderberry for ornamental bushes, and fruit! I also have a hedge of Cornus Mas, the dogwood cherry. The tree produces tart fruit used in Iranian cooking and makes a mean jam.  The plants are young, still working on it. I live in a typical suburban home. Having 9 fruit trees in the yard is unusual though! The dogwoods are at my cottage.
I have sought out the hardest figs I could find and will soon place them in the landscape too.
The front yard is more normal looking with fruit plants well placed and looking fairly normal. The backyard is a fruit garden jungle. Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, currants,strawberries, nectarines, peaches, pluots, and cherry trees. Also garlic, beans, onions, and whatever I happen to grow in any given year. I always grow tomatoes and peppers.

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Creg, perhaps Hostas deserve their own thread with scientific names and pictures etc...This is the first time I hear about them.
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Sas, I first read about it in an article by Stephen Barstow entitled "Oriental Perennial Spinach" : 
https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=http://www.edimentals.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Hosta-Article.pdf&hl=en_US

Stephen has a great book out, "Around the World in 80 Plants"  http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?page_id=30

His edimentals website is pretty interesting too.

I first started paying attention to what Stephen was up to after his article on Hablitzia tamnoides...aka Caucasian spinach:  http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?page_id=1984

BTW, I'm a cat lover, but seeing that many together sets off my flight response for some reason...they're organized, I know it!

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