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Subject: Merry Christmas Replies: 15
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Merry Christmas to all and family.
Sal

Subject: A productive Conadria (with pics.) Replies: 25
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My guess would be just the opposite of what you stated. The one that was shaded took longer to ripen or in another sense had a few more days to fully mature giving it more time to fully develop (eg/ slow cooker vs microwave) This of course is my opinion but being in a hot climate this is what I have come to find. In June, July and August night time temps are above 80 and day temps hit high 90-100 so no time for rest. It seems some figs swell and ripen in 4-5 days at times. Being fast will win races but is not always better. LOL :) 


Subject: A productive Conadria (with pics.) Replies: 25
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    The only thing I can come up with is if one (red) was sheltered by a leaf or leaves  and the other (amber) had the sun beating straight down which would let them mature at different times... Just a thought    


Subject: 2nd Crop or Flush? Replies: 7
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Thanks Jon, I would never thought breba on new growth (these figs are on growth from the past 4-5 months) The tree was trimmed in Feb to 2 main trunks the long branches are coming from ground suckers or bottom side shoots of parts I trimmed. As far as temp fluctuation there is none here as of yet (March-April low 80's hi,low 70's night....  June, July, August 90-100 day High70's Low 80's Night.... Sept-Oct hi 80's low 90's day hi 70's night so far) HOT HOTTER HOT Lol :) Here is a pic I just took to show fruit more near top of leaf growth on green wood. Leaf Rust a big problem I  need to spray next season
  Do you still think breba on bottom figs and main on top figs near new leaves? 
 

Subject: A productive Conadria (with pics.) Replies: 25
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Hi Navid, I have seen this on my Conadria just not at the same time. I have posted this same finding with pics in a few different treads. Here is one I found . I also found the red pulp seemed like a fuller body with more taste. I really like Conadria no matter what pulp color pops up. It does well here and does not drop, sour or split. I have even posted pics to where the interior is almost purple like in that same post by fignut I think
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/LSU-Gold-amp-Conadria-4925789

Subject: 2nd Crop or Flush? Replies: 7
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Thanks for all the good wishes.
       Kerry my soil is what they call hard pan a clay type soil. I just dug a big hole and filled with cow compost mixed with pine bark small nickel size bark added a few pounds of lime and fertilizer 10-10-10. The cow comp was the cheap bag stuff at HD and bark from Walmart. This is a 3 yr old tree in ground for 2nd season.
       Gene I hope yours does well. I should have 2-3 more months of growing at least unless we get an early frost again in Dec.
       Jason, all is well. You are more than welcome to dig out a sucker next time you visit ;). I had this cut back if you remember to 2 main trunks and pruned it real hard last year down to about 3 ft. I just neglected it and it bushed out. I will cut it back again when dormant as I don't really fret about the breba.
       All my potted trees are or were infected with scale so I'm going to go in ground with a few of my favorites. No scale on this one
        Martin hope all is well. The VDB and RDB will go in ground. I didn't get fruit from the VDB as it got some type of fungus but the RDB gave me a few nice fruits which were great. I would have to agree with a long growing season some varieties will be ever bearing in a sense.      

Subject: 2nd Crop or Flush? Replies: 7
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 My figs set in March-April and ripen late May through July for most part. This is my only in-ground fig the rest are in pots. It seems like after the first main crop was done the tree was spent of energy dropped most of it leaves and took a few weeks off (2to4) to recuperate. Then it put on new leaves and figs again. I guess this is what you would call a second flush of growth with fruit. I think these will start to be ripe in 3-5 wks I had 2 that ripened and 1 turning. These pics were taken yesterday and the fruit set in late July to early August.
 This is my Black Unknown.   
A few other varieties show this tendency. Not as loaded with figs but they are in pots
MBVS, Ronde De Bordeaux, and Sal Corleone.
Also Conadria to a lesser extent and LSU Gold has a few new figs. My potted figs have not put on that much new leaf growth as the in ground has I have 2 more of the same in 20 gal pots with lees new leaves also.









Subject: Prayer request for my brother in law and family Replies: 45
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Gene, Thoughts and Prayers go out to you and family.
Sal 

Subject: My Video Replies: 24
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Great Video Martin, really enjoyed seeing all the different varieties you have.  

Subject: My Panache Replies: 3
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Real Nice Martin, Please post some ripe pics when ready. I really enjoyed the 2 Panache I have picked. I believe we have the same source 

Subject: It's RAINING FIGS in the Carolinas!!!!! Replies: 35
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Congratulations Dennis, all the hard work has rewarded you. Great pictures and nice varieties. Keep posting pics PLEASE

Subject: A productive Conadria (with pics.) Replies: 25
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Mine is also in pots, not nearly as productive as yours yet. I hope you don't mind but I just took some pics. It has been brutal hot here for the last month it seems day temps above 95 and night temps around 80. I'm sure it would do better in ground where soil might be a little cooler especially at night






Subject: Unique Problem: Too Many Figs! Replies: 31
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WOW!!!

Subject: A productive Conadria (with pics.) Replies: 25
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Very nice tree Navid, I also have a Conadria and it is very good. This is what I would call it's second full season and the fruit size and productivity has improved along with taste. Fruit is running 58- 70 grams and look like a small pear my wife says 

Subject: Verdal Longue Replies: 4
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I picked this yesterday. 2nd season still in 3 gal pot so not much production but a very good tasting fig. Skin was a little tough on this one so I'll report back when others start to ripen




Subject: Sal's Blk Uk, Mead, Vincenzo Replies: 14
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Thanks for showing, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Mine are running about 20-24 grams with my in ground being a bit larger. If you are not getting an excessive amount of rain leave one or two on longer and see the sugar level increase dramatically, it will hold well and like you said you can almost dry on tree.
Glad to see this getting past around. Maybe we can get an ID in the future

Subject: Panachee! Where's My Stripes? Replies: 11
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Hi Martin, other than the larger blk fig in middle which you know is your Ronde the rest are the blk unknown and a few mbvs which look very similar in shape and size 90% of the blk figs are my blk unknown,lol I hope that helps  

Subject: Panachee! Where's My Stripes? Replies: 11
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Thanks Jon, fruit was picked from same tree as 2nd picture. IMHO and not just pertaining to this variety in my climate it is not the day time temps in the 90's but the night time temps are close to 80 if not more, so there is no cooling off period and even more so from what I  observe being in pots. I have 1 in ground of same variety(Not The Panachee) and maybe it is just me but taste, size, and appearance are much better in ground.  This is just an assumption on my part of course
     Bill  If you have the opportunity to get one than get it Very Good Fig Here
     Gene If you have more than one getting ripe let one hold till almost shriveled or you think over ripe, unless you are drenched it will not sour Please let me know what you think good or bad
     Paul any fig that is edible is a favorite to me, but like Martin( once you go black!!!!!) enough said, Even though I really like Conadria here. Lsu Gold watery again now with heat and night time temps
     George, I have my challenges here also, but thanks for the CUDOS and your generosity  
  

Subject: Panachee! Where's My Stripes? Replies: 11
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Here is a picture of a Panachee I picked today, skin was cracking so I picked before the ants got to it. Lost it's striping but not it's taste as it was very good indeed for first year. I have 6 more on tree that should make it in a few weeks. Also a few other figs I picked today, center fig in bowl is RDB, along with Conadria, LSU Gold, Sal C, MBVS, and of course my Black unknown.





Subject: Ronde De Bordeaux Replies: 8
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Hi Martin, thought you might enjoy a few pics of your tree in FL. Hope you don't mind. I just took these pics this morning, they still have a few days to go.

  






Subject: Sal Corleone and Others Pics Replies: 23
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I agree with george I was about to post the same thing. This is especially true of figs eyes that point upwards

Subject: Some Pictures Replies: 9
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Martin in all fairness to Rafed, When we put shovel in, red ants came out the one's that bite. So I treated the area and dug out a nice sucker with roots. The hard part was getting through the roots from mother tree, there was a rooting branch that had to be an inch in diameter and a bunch of smaller ones. I gave it to him on next visit.

Ronde will be one VDB and possibly Sal Corleone might be another and Panachee. since these are all in 3 gal pots and I don't have to pot up or dig the hole as big as if they were in 20 gal pots. I might have to start me another Conadria also for ground as I really enjoy size and taste also does well with rain 

Subject: Some Pictures Replies: 9
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I cut this one back pretty hard to get some cuttings for friends last year, so no breba. I think I'm not going to touch this year and see what happens
  Yes Rafed that is the one I broke my butt getting for you, so take good care of it!!!!! LOL.Did it set any fruit for you yet? 
  Jason, glad to hear yours is doing well
  Martin, I do plan to put a few more in ground. I will update next season what I picked. I hope yours makes it this winter

Subject: Some Pictures Replies: 9
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My Ingound Blk Unknown planted in ground 2nd season




  Panache


Lsu Gold


2011 part of fig row


Subject: Sal Corleone and Others Pics Replies: 23
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Martin I think we all can benefit with truthfull experiences, differnt climates, different humidity levels, different night time temps are just a few factors. I still cut away a bit of the eye and peeled some skin, you know I ate both not quite ripe as you see but still a good taste 

Subject: Improved Celeste 2011 & 2012 Replies: 39
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After rain and this is the one that is most infected with scale this season also. I need to take better preventative measures early in season but this year I've had some personnel issues which took precedence

Subject: Improved Celeste 2011 & 2012 Replies: 39
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Hey JD I have quite a few I/C's that got mold like that also but the few that I salvaged were very good and sweet. (To sweet for my taste as I've stated before).
I still think it is a keeper even with a little crop loss. I can make different recipes if I get an abundant crop, plus if it is the only one producing at the time I'm not going to be so choosy LOL

Subject: Sal Corleone and Others Pics Replies: 23
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To be fair I want to show the bad with the good. Sal Corleone will split with excessive rain which we have had the last few days. The eye is not a closed eye but when ripe a honey drip will seal it. I don't think this prevents splitting in adverse rain conditions. These were not fully ripe, so not much honey formation at the eye  




Subject: Figs Coming Full Force Replies: 21
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Way to go Tim. Those sure look nice and yummy

Subject: Sal Corleone and Others Pics Replies: 23
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Hi Jason I believe you are right with the neem oil. My trees all have fruit and I'm kind of skeptical on spraying while fruit is on. I know neem oil is natural but still not sure how it will affect fruit taste, ripening or other wise. I'm thinking of spraying when fruit is gone and then again before bud break and leafing next season.
I'd appreciate any thoughts on this. I was also able to cure scale a few seasons back with a 1 to 10 rubbing alcohol and water mixture with a little soap and oil added.
 
Martin I hope you get that one to grow and fruit I really think you will enjoy. As for yellow figs........ enough said : )

Subject: Sal Corleone and Others Pics Replies: 23
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Let me start by saying I'm fighting scale,ants and a powdery mildew which has affected fruit production and probably size and taste to an extent. With that being said my I/C was hit hard with scale so I lost alot of fruit.
 The Sal Corleone seemed a little smaller this season and not as productive but the taste was improved as it was just a 1 year old fig last year if that. Yes a great fig that lives up to it's hype. Thank You George again
 MBVS and my Black Unknown show alot of similarities but are different in my opinion both a very tasty fig with great qualities such as productive and closed eye and hold well on tree. I hope to hear from those of you I shared with in the coming season on the blk u/k Thanks Tim for MBVS
  I/C very sweet and did not drop as many as last season. If you want sweet this is it. Just not for me but my wife and family enjoy them
 LSU Gold has Improved this year being 2nd or 3rd season at most. It doesn't seem to be as watery this year and has flavor to go with the sweetness.
  Conadria Productive good size and a great taste for me. 
Hey Rafed Martin just needs to come out of the closet and I will provide one
 RDB 1st season and is going to be a winner for sure. Skin was a little thick on some and not on others, but still a very young plant that I'm sure will shine
Thanks Martin 
 
These are all main crop and grown in pots except for blk u/k which I have one in ground and 2 in pots

Subject: Sal Corleone and Others Pics Replies: 23
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I just took these pics and will report later on taste as I'm waiting on a fig friend to share with. Martin I picked 2 RDB but my mouth got them before the camera and yes they were very good I think the last pics are of RDB that I took a few days ago








RDB







Subject: First Breba of 2011 Pics Replies: 15
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Hi Martin they are still hanging on but they are main crop not breba I hope they hold as I will report as they progress. 
On a another note the ronde you gave me has been ripening some figs and boy are they a promising variety. The taste has been good and hopefully will get better with a few more years. I plan on putting in ground when dormant for next season.
The vdb also has some small figs on it not sure if they will hold to maturity but will also report on that.
I have been picking the following figs all main crop
Ronde, Conadria, LSU Gold, MBVS, Improved Celeste, and my Black Unknown
Still waiting on Sal Corleone, VDB and Panache  

Subject: RONDE DE BORDEAUX Replies: 9
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Hi Dennis, your wife has good taste as this is a very good tasting fig indeed. It also seems to be very productive.

Subject: RONDE DE BORDEAUX Replies: 9
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Hi Jason. It is really difficult for me to compare the Ronde is a very good tasting fig for first year as was my black unknown in it's first year I think you will enjoy both. What I can say is that the unknown holds very well and is not split prone and can take the rain fairly well when and if we ever get some. Rust and a powdery mildew along with scale is what I'm battling on potted tress my one in ground seems to be doing well. The moisture coming off the pool in the mornings might have something to do with it, as you are familiar with my set up. 
Thanks Ken
All the best to you and family
Sal

Subject: RONDE DE BORDEAUX Replies: 9
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Thanks Martin, yes they are main crop. Very nice tasting fig I willl probably put in ground when dormant. I just have it in same 3 gal pot as the pictures I sent to you a while back for ID. 


Subject: RONDE DE BORDEAUX Replies: 9
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My first figs from one year old tree. I want to thank Martin for sharing this with me. I could have left on for a few more days but couldn't resist the figs on bottom are my black unknown both had a nice flavor even though they could have been riper
Ronde De Bordeux


Top 2 figs Ronde bottom 2 figs my black unknown
 

 

 




Subject: Sad day for me Replies: 37
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Gene,

My condolences to you and your family. 

Subject: First Breba of 2011 Pics Replies: 15
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Picked today and was able to share with a new friend.
weight 66 grams
Nice looking fruit and taste was very good. Sweet, fruity with a good seed crunch. Nice fig flavor, moist but not watery good size eye but closed. Obviously left for wanting more. Hope to have a good season and wish the same to all










Subject: First Breba of 2011 Pics Replies: 15
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 Took this photo today, but did not pic the fig yet as I want to share it with some one hopefully tomorrow. This Is a Conadria. I will try to take a picture of cut fruit tomorrow 





Here is a pic of my Panache today




Subject: Fig Orchard complete....well almost Replies: 55
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Very Impressive, All the best 

Subject: Picture update Replies: 16
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Very nice looking, great job with the Black Ischia


Subject: Easter 2011 Replies: 24
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Happy Easter to All


Subject: A Few Good Figs...... Replies: 36
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Good catch Jason Sangu = Blood also Riga(Rigata) = Line
Sal 

Subject: Get yourself a Green Greek Replies: 33
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Yummy!!!

Subject: Spring in SETexas Replies: 25
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Tim, Very Impressive indeed. Looks like you will have all the fresh figs you can eat this year and plenty for canning also 
Best of luck
 

Subject: Fig Trees Starting to AWAKE Replies: 30
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Jason, looking good. Here are some pics I took this morning. The last picture shows the only 2 breba I see so far on my Conadria. Hope all members figs are doing well. I met a fellow member who lives close to me and had a real nice visit he has been a member for many years but does not post so maybe he will start to chime in. I'm looking forward to visit him soon and and share some figs and ideas.
 










Subject: 3014 X Black Ischia Replies: 18
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Martin that really does look good I know how hard you have been trying to get one to take but the challenge is all part of the fun 

Subject: Update to Panache post Airlayer Replies: 4
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Thanks for all the advice I'm probably going to put this in ground in the coming weeks and check out the height then. If to tall for my liking I just chop off about 2 feet of main trunk 


Subject: Need help on my Panache???? Replies: 19
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