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Dan, do you need a replacement on the Col de Dame?  I may be able to abide.


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Thanks Dan,

Yes, that does suck!....I have not disturbed the JR O'Rourke, every day I go out and see if it is showing anything live....so far no soap.

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Jason,

No, I already have replacements for both. I try to have replacements for most fig cultivars that I grow.  Soon I will be "replacing" my Italian 258 too. I managed to kill it with my mower and my ATV in late fall of last year.

However, thanks for your kind offer.

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I haven't tried driving over my trees with mowers and ATVs to improve cold hardiness and improve fruiting flavor and quantity.  How is it working out for you?  ;) ;)


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Ha Ha.   I will not say how many fig trees I have actually run over. Usually they come back. I shredded my VdB when Katrina was approaching our area......wanted to get my grass cut real fast and backed right over my tree. Dumb mistakes......

Noss,

I had more die back this winter than usual. From what I can see those that suffered the most had figs growing late in the season. Some like CdD had lost all of the leaves off the tree real early.  I really love those figs.  So much, I left them on the tree hoping they would ripen even though all the leaves had fallen off. And IMO, because they did not ripen .....they just sucked the energy right out of the tree. I know better now.

Tree protection for me means on nights where freeze or frost is expected..... to stack some bricks around the base of the tree to let them heat up during the day (creates a thermal mass for heat sink).....and at night covering with an inverted bucket or garbage can or blanket.   Nothing real fancy like the guys up north. Only will do this on cold nights.  That worked well with my BC this winter. It usually died back to the ground every year. My Black Mission did well too (without protection) since I now grow it in a bush form rather than in a tree form.  IMO, that makes a BIG difference for cold tolerance on this particular cultivar when grown in our area.

It's all good learning experience....


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Already placed my order with Dalton and made a reservation for a car rental (with Hertz). Leaving Birmingham this coming Saturday around 7am. First time traveling to LA so it should be a fun trip. 

Dan,

I did exceed my limit which was five trees :) Now its seven.

Waiting to recieve the list of JR's tree.

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A Ripe LSU Black from Petals from The Past off a 1 gallon tree purchased this spring to replace the 3 year old tree that died in storage this past winter.
LSU_Black_Eye_8-23-14.jpg LSU_Black_Fig_8-23-14.jpg  LSU_Black_Leaf_8-23-14.jpg .

The fig could have used a day or 2 more on the tree but the the fig had split on the side, due to 2 days of rain and was being attacked by insects. The fig has a tight (closed) eye. Per posts earlier in this topic this LSU Black may also be the LSU Scotts Black.
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Pete, How's the taste of the LSU Black? I have a Scotts Black with the same leaf pattern. I hear it's a lite ripening variety.
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Art,
The flesh was extremely sweet where it was translucent (Jammy) , the pulp was mildly sweet. It was the first fig off this tree, but the fig will develop a richer taste, as it did in figs off the older tree.
They are very sweet, but not a very complex taste. It was compared to VDB in an early post in this topic, but IMO, it doesn't get nearly as complex flavors.

They do produce late figs, last year the figs on the lost tree started to ripen at the end of the season in mid October.
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Thank you, Pete. Sounds like a good fig as long as I can get it to ripen.
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