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We will be meeting in Central New Jersey.
Date and Time: Sunday April 25th, time 10:30-12:30
Place: Bill figs 329 old york rd, Flemington, NJ, 08822

Bill will be doing a presentation on self watering containers for figs.
This is an open invitation to the forum members. This is a great opportunity to meet and talk about figs.
You can to bring fig cuttings or even plants for trading.
Bill has several varieties that he will have available.

If you have any questions or suggestions let me know.

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I hope this time works for most people. Bill has to be somewhere early afternoon, so 10:30 was a good time for him.
I hope you can make it.

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Have fun everyone, I will not be there!!  Have fun meeting all good people here who will attend. Ciao


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Maggie,

We'll send you pictures.

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I Would like to trade a few of my rooted cuttings with others I have two different unidentified mission figs from main trees at the jersey shore.. One has a green fig (egg harbor) and the other (cape may) is yet to have the fig identified awaiting the main crop this year. I have four Egg Harbor's rooted and four Cape May's rooted in cups that I would be willing to trade. Send me a Pm or email and we can meet at Bills sunday morning and trade.. here are some pictures. I would like to have my trades set up ahead of time so I don't unnecessarily transport a box of cuttings possibly damaging them.

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Gorgi are you coming?
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Thanks Jenia, would like to see the pics, hopefully everyone will get a nice group photo. Ciao

With figs of course

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Less some emergency, I should be there?
I will be bringing (free) 1/2 dozen small/thin (~4") Sal(C) rootings still
requiring some TLC for who does not have it and (really) wants it.
Hoping that the old hat drawing of lots may be required...

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Gorgi,

That's a great idea!  A drawing!  Is that what you mean?  Maybe we can each bring a cutting or 2 for a hat draw.

C.J.

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I haven't got a big response of people who will be coming. Please respond here if you're able to make it.

I have spoken with Bill, he'll have a table set up where we can put any items we bring. I can bring some cuttings along. We'll have a drawing for the different items.


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Hello everyome I,ll be there and bring any extras I have
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Count me in
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This is rain or shine guys... Bill has a barn where he keeps his figs overwinter in case it is raining.
I might be bringing samples of a fig jam with walnuts, Imported from Syria.

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i'll tell you what bass, this is the first i've regretted not living in the northeast.  i would love to come (and bring a trailer) but it's out of the question :).


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im in


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I am in also see you there...

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I have 6 different trees that are missing their label. I had the names, but my helper didn't put the labels on these trees when I repotted yesterday. Anyone interested in Mystery trees? They are in a gallon pot.
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Bass I would love to have mystery tree I am just starting out and would love to add to the collection.....

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Hi Bass.
I would be more than happy to have a mystery tree.
Thank you for this offer
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I'll bring them along. Two of them are abebeira branca, and Marylane, and something else.
One already sold, I'll bring whatever is left.

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There's rain in the forcast for tomorrow, but there's a building where we can stay in that case.
If you have something you can spare, we will have a table to set that material, We will have a drawing later. I will try and remember to bring some empty pots for, along with some fig trees for the drawing and for sale.

Here's the schedule.
10:15-11:00 Arrival, meet and greet
11:00-11:40 Bill's presentation on growing figs in self watering containers, and Q&A for Bill.
11:40-12:00 Questions and answers sharing tips
12:00-12:30 We will have drawing. Win prizes, swapping fig materials.

So far we have roughly about 10 interested people. 

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I would enjoy it and meeting everyone but it is too long a trip for me.
I hope you all hae a wonderful time.

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I'll be there too!!!

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I havent been on the fig forums in a long time, George was nice enough to email me about this meet and will do my best to show up tomorrow with a few cuttings, nothing special unfortunately and they are unknowns.......
One will be from my family tree (meaning my Dad planted it when I bought my home) and the other will be what I call Rocco Black, my uncle gave me the saplings a few yrs ago and they actually make sweet med-dark figs. Very similar to my family tree but the leaves look different.
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It is raining this morning, We may get a break in the rain shortly. The good thing is we have a place to hide from the rain if we need to.
We will see you there.

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Just came back, it was a good time. Thanks to those who drove hours to meet the rest of us.
Many brought plants and we raffled them out.
I hope to do this once again sometime.

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Yes just got home worth the 2 hr drive.. Thanks to Bass for the scheduling and Bill for hosting. Got alot of special cuttings, already started my rooting procedures...Nice to meet everyone and hope to attend another maybe in the fall???

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Nice group of fig folks. And very generous with the cuttings and such. I had a great time talking figs, meeting with everyone and checking out Bill's incredible fig growing set up.  It would be nice if we could continue this on some kind of regular basis. Thanks Bass for organizing this day and thanks Bill for holding it at your home. I am very happy with my new fig aqcuisitions and have my cuttings already in pots!!
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+1 on Bill's fig orchard!!!

Very nice set up and inspiring too!

I've been joking about becoming a fig farmer in a few years when I retire to my wife for at least 10 yrs now, after seeing Bill's place I'm thinking more about it now. :D


PS- for those who managed to snag up a few of my cuttings and since it's been so long since Ive posted on a fig forum, here's a link to some photo's if yall are curious at all on what you brought home with you.
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I enjoyed meeting with all of you that attended, specially mostly it being for the first time.

Bill's method of growing figs is very unique.

BTW, all that got any of my [raffled] fig starters, please note, that they were not
hardened yet, and will need to be put outside in the shade for ~1-2 weeks.
[(6):Sal(C); (1 ea.): Sal(EL), Emma, Natalina, Sweet George].


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Thanks Bass for putting this together.It was nice meeting everyone,had a great time despite the weather not cooperating.well worth the trip,hope to see everyone soon. Bass & Gorgi the plants  I gave you from from Greece you can name them Memos I did not get a chance to  tell you that. They are 1 year old.    
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Thanks Paul for the Memos I fig.
From what you told me and pic shown, it is a large, purple fig, originally from Greece.

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Gorgi yes thats correct it is from Mesolongi Greece its been in my family there for many years and last year my mother brought me back some trees which that was one of them. my mother is in Greece now when they ripen she will take pictures of the fruit cut open and the leafs when I get them I will let you know, and yes  she said they where dark figs.

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So it's been a month and I cant help but wonder if anyone's having any luck with the cuttings I brought with me (fortisi and/or rocco)????

Unfortunately, the E.H. I had in the cup just died on me the other day, not sure why but I got a few cuttings from the meet as well which seem to be taking so we'll see how that works out. After the meet, I was encouraged and decided to bag root various cuttings that I had in my produce drawer, it's kind of odd.....my family variety and the rocco cuttings just seem to grow like weeds, my success rate with those two varieties have to be at least 90% survival. Kinda ticks me off I cant have that success with every other cutting I ever received. Oh well.

Hope all is well with my figmates! ;)

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   ijust put them in cups yesterday waiting to see if they will make it if not I put the spare cuttings in the fridge and i will try them
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I have two fortisi doing well (clear cups) one rocco black doing well (Black square pot) the best cutting for me was the salem white look at the growth already in 1 gal pot.. also a picture of some of my 1 gal cuttings started... Fortisi I can check and see if my father has a rooted egg harbor cutting to send you just email me your address.


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