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Subject: Tanglefoot Replies: 11
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 2,840
 
Thanks Jon for the heads up. I was reading the instructions and it does say to apply a water proof tape or band of some sort. Will duct tape or electrical tape work? 
I was going to apply raw to bark but hesitated to ask first. Glad I did
Thanks  

Subject: Tanglefoot Replies: 11
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 2,840
 
Just wanted to share, this product is used for ants and crawling insects. I have not used it yet but it is available on the internet. If you want to save a few bucks on shipping and have an Ace hardware near you, they can probably order it for you if they don't carry as a regular item. shipping on the net was more than product which I paid about $8 for 15 oz tub 

Subject: Sal's Corleone = Palermo Red (Aldo's) Replies: 13
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Hi James, the few I have picked on 1st season tree have been good and the skin is thin and no problems eating skin 

Subject: Col de Dame Noir Replies: 38
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Super looking fig

Subject: My Lousy Short Fig Video Replies: 9
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good job


Subject: Sal Corleone & other fig Pictures Replies: 12
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This one I left on a little longer, and MINGA what a difference in taste a couple days make ;) You can see a little drop of honey which is a good sign of ripeness I think
Weight 47 grams








Subject: My Black Madeira fruited!!!! Replies: 19
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Very nice Dennis, when I have room for one more this is the fig I will try to add again. Did you grow from cuttings? Hope you get to enjoy many more

Subject: Sal's Corleone = Palermo Red (Aldo's) Replies: 13
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 2,766
 
Thanks for sharing those pictures and story. I would imagine that there are many of the same varieties with many different names. Those pictures and fruit are beautiful and I hope you enjoyed the flavor as much as I do. I must say that yours look more developed and mature than mine which is first season so I'm looking forward to many more seasons with this one as it is a keeper for me


Subject: Sal Corleone & other fig Pictures Replies: 12
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Lol  Martin, Minga is very bad word, which Italian Americans really abuse and that includes myself ;) 
Martin you are right, second fig on plate with others was a little more ripe with more flavor, you can see the difference in the rind which is more  developed if that is the correct terminology  
  Here are a few songs I play for the figs, they seem to like ballads. Martin I know you are also a tenor, don't be shy as we all know you can hold a note just as good as Jerry. My dad had him topped in his day though He sang Innamorata at my wedding and at 74yrs of age he could still hold and hit the notes. Dad and Jerry grew up together and went to same schools and piano singing teacher and performed at a few clubs when young together


hope you enjoy these short songs
{EDIT}
Seems like the links don't work. If you copy and paste the links to your browser they should open. Maybe someone has a fix, but copy and paste does seem to work

Subject: Melanzana Mer--scola Replies: 10
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,294
 
It could have been a town or province where this fig came from

Subject: Sal Corleone & other fig Pictures Replies: 12
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 2,469
 

I had a few Sal Corleone Ripen and since not many Pics are posted of this fig I thought I would share. High temps, high humidity and rain as of late. The fig was a little watery but the flavor and sweetness were very good for a young 1st season fig. As you can see it has a large open eye with a bit of honey drip, but I don't think it eliminates all water from getting in  

If any one else has pictures  please post to compare. Thanks 
Weight 44 and 46 grams
Sal C
 











Another Sal Corleone (top)
Black Unknown (center cut and whole on plate)
Improved Celeste (bottom cut fig)



Black Unknown in ground


My fig trees as you can see the larger ones I did not prune and am paying a price




Subject: IS DORMANCY NECESSARY? Replies: 9
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I think it is best for the the vigor and production of tree to go through dormancy. Some say 200-400 chill hours is all figs need.  With that being said, some climates just do not afford temps below 42*.  Here is a quote from Ken Love in Hawaii
Quote:
Originally Posted by konaken
Too bad your list isn't applicable to Hawaii.  We have a different order every few hundred foot difference in elevation. At low elevations (200 to 500) I have to harvest   year around, every other day .. Trees only go dormant once  every 3 or 4 years.  Jon -- did I get you Masui Dophon yet?
Ken

Subject: Malta Black with Pics Replies: 1
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nice looking fig

Subject: Ronde de Bordeaux Figs Starting Replies: 14
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Very nice pictures Axier. I'm glad to hear it tolerates the humidity well, mine will be put to the test next season 

Subject: Ronde de Bordeaux Figs Starting Replies: 14
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 4,039
 

sure do like the looks of that fig


Subject: A Members Video Replies: 18
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,366
 
Very nice, All the Best

Subject: Picked a few Pics Replies: 10
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,219
 
And the Mystery Continues. In a way it is kind of fun, like watching a dog chasing their tail ;)  

Subject: Picked a few Pics Replies: 10
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Hi Tim,  Sal G. Sicilian Brown Turkey??????  SGSBT#33 LOL 


Subject: Help ID Replies: 1
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The leaf in picture is pretty newly formed and a little small compared to mature leaves but shows dominate leaf shape. Cut fruit is not fully ripe but I wanted to take a picture
fruit average weight is 22-32 grams
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Subject: Picked a few Pics Replies: 10
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,219
 
Thanks Rafed LOL ;)
Martin these in picture are not as ripe as I like but I picked for wife. I did eat a few off tree that were more ripe before I took picture and left a few on to ripen another day or two. It is hard for me to describe taste but they are sweeter when ripe with a flavor similar to mulberry my brother in law said Saturday when he tasted. I don't think I have ever eaten a mulberry and if I have I can't remember. I know I read you described that taste in a post but I forget which fig you mentioned. The sweetness is not as overbearing as I find in the Improved Celeste which to me masks the flavor even though I enjoy the Celeste also ( I hope that is not to confusing ) Hopefully next season you will taste and report I'm sure. The seed crunch seems to be more developed and pronounced now that the nights have cooled a bit


Subject: Picked a few Pics Replies: 10
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,219
 
 Haven't had much time to post lately but this is what I picked today. Most are from my in ground black unknown. Even though temps are still 90's day night temps have finally dropped below 80 and fruit taste and quality has improved IMO. We have been getting quite a bit of rain the past 2 weeks but this variety seems to tolerate it well
Hope all are having a good season 
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Subject: ucdavis fig collection Replies: 22
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Bass just wanted to thank you for taking the time to put that up. I'm sure it is well appreciated from all members


Subject: Thanks For Helping Replies: 11
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Bob the Botanist is in need of a Lobotomy. Please, Please take your Meds


Subject: this years sals gene cutting Replies: 7
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 838
 

That is a great looking tree and fig, it shows your dedication I hope you enjoy  


Subject: Calif Fig Advisory Board: Fig Fest 2010 Replies: 4
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Ditto to the recipes.
Thanks Sue

Subject: VDB Pic Replies: 30
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Thanks Tony for your response. I was hoping you had mother plant to compare.I did email you back also. I will let you know next season unless things change this season


Subject: O'Rourke fig and leaves Replies: 10
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I also have a supposed Improved Celeste, leaf shape and fruit match what you have pictured. Like you said it is a very good tasting fig. Mine is only 2nd season and fruit drop was about 60-70%. It has taken a break now but it still has many green unripe figs on it and it is not dropping as many. It seems like they dropped when they showed a little color, the ones that dropped turned more grayish then brown and fell. I will give one more season. If fruit drop decreases then it will be a keeper.

Subject: Dark Portuguese and EL.Sals Picked Replies: 5
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Very nice looking figs. I guess you are coming into full swing now.
 

Subject: Mail Call Replies: 1
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 499
 

My Pleasure


Subject: My Greenhouse Visit Replies: 11
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 934
 
Congrats Nice looking tree. I found this web site but the leaf shape doesn't match.  

http://www.gardens4you.eu/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=27&category_id=1039309&flypage=flypage&lang=en&manufacturer_id=0&page=shop.product_details&product_id=101632&vmcchk=1

Subject: Conadria Replies: 8
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Gene thanks for posting pic, same fig and source. I'm still wondering if it will show same dark red pulp later in season as it did last year. Big difference in color on same tree
 

Subject: Conadria Replies: 8
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Here is one I picked today, even though the skin just started to crack I could have left on for 2 more days IMHO. I have 2 more at about the same stage that I'm going to let sit for a few days. The pulp is starting to show a more red color than earlier in season also
Weight 65 grams
Nice full bodied flavor with a good seed crunch has not disappointed yet, skin is soft and thin. 2nd season fig

 


Subject: Conadria Replies: 8
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Thanks for posting Gene it looks great. Looking forward to seeing ripe pic and what you think of taste

Subject: Dark Portuguese Replies: 12
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Nice Martin

Subject: A Peek @ Progress In Tallahassee Replies: 8
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Very nice JD and thanks for the link to tags.


Subject: Ripe Monrovia BT & Colasanti Dark Replies: 10
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,186
 
Wow that's a big fig. Glad to hear you enjoyed Colasanti dark looks like a good fig  

Subject: Dark Portuguese Replies: 12
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Looking forward to tomorrow's picture

Subject: Strawberry Verte 2010 & 2012 Replies: 16
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Congrats very nice looking fig


Subject: Sal Corleone 1st Ripe pic Replies: 7
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Here is second fig, I let it stay longer you can see the honey drip from eye, again more amber than red pulp as pictured by others, I can only assume my hot weather is playing into how figs are ripening so far. This was a moist, sweet fig with really nothing I can compare to. I can only hope that some trees will still be producing at end of Sept and Oct so I can compare the difference with the weather and ripening. 
Weight = 57 grams  23 grams difference from first fig at 34 grams. Any Input?












Subject: Fig ID help, Celeste Replies: 29
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 2,148
 
Jon just nailed it. I had a post showing same fig at different stages of ripe. Like I said we all have our preference in taste but full flavor will only be when truly mature and ripe. You will find different varieties show different signs.It will not be long before you figure it out, just let the next one sit a few days longer and do not taste with you eyes 

Subject: FMV Showing On Fig Fruit ? Replies: 17
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Martin nice find, I started to look at UF articles listing different types of virus on vegetables and figs The most common one I can associate with is white fly which affect tomatoes and some other veggies
As far as those picture you pointed out C&D I again went out to check and it seems that those spots don't appear on mine till fig starts to show change in color.  have a few changing color now but no spots yet I will try to take a pic and then again in a few days to keep track I will post on this thread. 
Here is a UF article not much info but it also lists other virus and disease that can affect figs leaves and fruit!!!

Subject: Hardy Chicago Breba Replies: 9
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,368
 
Very nice Martin thanks for taking the time to post pictures.
Does removing the breba when still small help with main crop production and earlier ripening?
I had some breba and main crop ripen at same time, but again my climate is different and only first year in ground on 2 yr old tree

Subject: Hardy Chicago Breba Replies: 9
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I think we all take that extra step when it comes to our passion and figs is one of them for me. Looking forward to seeing ripe picture tomorrow


Subject: Trying Drying Figs??? Replies: 8
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 2,568
 
OK so I'm on a roll today. Martin you read my mind so I broke out a pizza screen and some 2*2 I had already cut. It has been hot and for the most part dry as far as humidity and rain I will bring in at night time and set back out in day. Will try to update daily as I figure about 3 days. Oh yea I ate a few and picked a few more to try to dry this is a carry over from another thread ;)
8:30 pm 8/1/10


Subject: How Ripe Do You Pick???? Replies: 7
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Martin, lol way ahead of you. I ate a few and picked a few more.
Starting a new post on trying to dry figs
George no vermin here as these are grown in my vermin free cage other than those figgin ants at times ;-)
Sorry I've been kept in the dark and crapped on, but I've been told I'm a fungi ;) 

Subject: Figs On the BBQ PICS Replies: 18
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ROTF Gorgi!!! Wife is gone, girls night out, you know
So I invited the boys over to share my figs and a glass of wine. Them darn guys drank the whole bottle That is my story and I'm sticking to it. lol








Subject: Figs On the BBQ PICS Replies: 18
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Jon can you go for this accompaniment?
Shoot I forgot the wine


Subject: How Ripe Do You Pick???? Replies: 7
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I've been fortunate this year with a nice crop so far and am able to play around a bit so I let a few almost sun dry on tree. In these pics I show figs at different stage of ripeness top to bottom, bottom figs being what I consider very ripe almost dry They are all same unknown fig

I prefer very ripe my wife not so much. How bout some feed back????





Subject: Fig ID help, Celeste Replies: 29
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Congrats on your fig. I wish I could help with ID but what ever it is it sure does look good


Subject: Hardy Chicago Breba Replies: 9
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Looks good. Will this be your first ripe fig of the season? How far behind is the main crop from this breba? 

 

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