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Where did the seeds come from?
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That's fabulous. What variety are they? How do you separate them?
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Hey Tami,  I grew up in Freeport, you a native?
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Nope, we moved here 6 years ago to get out of the cold. We're in Lake Jackson.
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Hey Jon, can you put instructions (with pics) on how to do that?  I know the ratio of getting a common fig from seedling is rare but I wouldn't mine trying it.

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Kinda looks like small sprouted basil plants.
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ok, cool, I moved away 20+ years ago. still have family in area
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Nice Jon. Do you know the variety of the parent tree that the seeds came from?
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Wow!  That's a lot of seedlings!  Separating might be tough.  Thinning them out might be easier......

Good job!

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There might be the next No.1 fig tree in that batch of babies!
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Ummmmmm.........kiddo's eh? What's they're name?
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gorgi, from a fig. ;-)) They are presumed to be from Encanto Honey.

Java, jenniferarino83, They are not any variety. As sexually produced seedlings, they are all different and unique and not the same as anything else. You let them grow up, and separate them when they are 6-12" tall. When they get bigger, they will be EH101 to EH250

snaglpus, put a pt of potting soil under a fig tree and let the fruit fall into the pot. Keep it moist over the winter, and when it warms up in the spring, voila. I have some new seeds that I planted deliberately, from fruit at WEO last summer. The ones in the greenhouse over the winter were only about 2% successful at germination. Not sure if it was a viability (pollinated or not pollinated) issue, or what. The newer ones are going out doors, and we'll see what happens.

Deiselier, they do - or Dichondra

saxonfig - Encanto Honey, presumably.

Tonycm - I can only hope.




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Jon!  You've had babies!  And here I thought I was the one who was pregnant.
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Bob, how about a pix of your baby bump.
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OMG... It's a beer bump!!

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Come on people, get with it, it's a fig bump! Lol
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One thing is for sure ...
Jon's neighborhood is blessed with them fig-wasps.

What fig 'stallions' do you have on the property?
I hope that they are of the good persistent type...

In theory (walaa!); they should (still?) be fmv-free.

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gorgi, they either are not FMV free, or become infected almost at birth. On some seedlings from last season, by the time they were 3-4" tall, you could see signs for FMV in the leaves. I was quite surprised at how early on they showed symptoms.


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Couldn't the seedlings be sprayed to kill any of the mites or other insects that carry FMV? Or would that be a futile attempt with so many insects landing and crawling on the trees carrying the disease? I think I just answered my own question.
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Tonycm, They will still be in a neighborhood with other fig trees, so sooner or later they will be exposed. Don't know what the control agents/chemicals would be, but it would have to be an on-going, all the time type venture.
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I'm digressing a tich, but remember my Panachee that had no more than 2-3 leaves for 3 years?  Jon, you suggested moving the pot to a shadier place and dousing it good with miracle grow, and when I lifted the pot, it was so hot I needed pot holders to move it!  I was frying the roots!  It has recovered now, and it's really big with NO signs of FMV.  I rooted it from a UCD cutting, and I'm thinking that heat may have done the virus in!  I did get a back-up panachee from a member because I feared I'd lost the other.  It shows heavy FMV, but not the one I fried!  I like them both and am just going to watch and see what happens.  The FMV free one is at the new property.  The back up is still here, and will be planted far from the FMV free one, but mites do travel.

On topic, those seedlings look amazing, and I hope you get some new strains from that batch!

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They are adorable.
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A month later.

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Little one are grow fast. Thanks for the info and keep us posted.

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WOW... Looks like you'll be separating pretty soon. 
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Tami,

Actually not. At this stage they are not much more than a hair with leaves. Even watering them too fast just shreds and kills them. I will let them get to 6" and hopefully more like 12" tall before they get separated.

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HAHA, I'm sorry Jon, the picture made me think they were about 6". Senior moment? absolutely!
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That is a 1 gallon pot, so you can judge how small they are.
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Jon,

This is an interesting preview for those of us working towards new varieties. 

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Very exciting!
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Add another 6 weeks.


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Ooh, that one at 5:00 looks like a winner!
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