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Subject: Trying again with Pictures Replies: 16
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I C said the Blind Man... Nice trees and pictures


Subject: Sal Corleone 1st Ripe pic Replies: 7
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Here is my first ripe Sal C got this in April. All I can say is WOW to the way it grew and put on fruit I just counted 32 figs and it is putting on more. I pinched and cut at top and it just grows the nodes are getting shorter from pinching I find The tree is now over 4ft from top of pot. I was expecting a more red pulp but with my heat I think they are cooking on outside and inside is staying rare lol I will leave next one on longer and see 
weight = 34 grams
4/12/2010
  

7/31/2010










Forgot to get better picture of eye. Taste was good for such a young tree I expect it to improve when and if cooler weather comes maybe Sept-Oct if it is still putting on fruit. Very nice looking fig blemish free on this one I have a few more turning 


Subject: Figs On the BBQ PICS Replies: 18
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Paul I used brunswick, conadria, and black unknown. I say use what you have the heat will bring out the sugars. I broke in my brother in laws new grill with these yesterday.lol I did find the small figs were harder to stuff and get the prosciutto cut a little thicker than paper as this was cut so thin it was falling apart. I wanted to use mascarpone cheese but they were out I think you can use any soft type cheese you like, the goat cheese was very good though. Enjoy and let us know how you like it. You can do this in oven on broil also
Sal   

Subject: Figs On the BBQ PICS Replies: 18
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I decided to try: slit figs long ways stuff with goat cheese and wrap with prosciutto skewer crack pepper if you like and drizzle a little honey place on BBQ for few minutes and turn to melt and warm other side. Came out very good IMHO. Sorry for picture quality only had cell with me.









Subject: Verdal Longue Pics Replies: 6
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 Thanks Nelson, this guy was a fighter and good swimmer lol so I'm looking forward to sampling one.


Subject: Fig Recipies Replies: 1
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 Thought this might be a good time to have some recipes
http://www.bonappetit.com/search/query?page=1&rows=10&allRecipes=true&qt=dismax&sort=score+desc&query=figs

Subject: A word on Pinching Replies: 20
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I hope I'm not to off topic, but being on the other side of the spectrum I think my figs are ripening to fast and the quality has been diminished on certain varieties.
Day temps mid 90's night temps above 80 

Subject: Verdal Longue Pics Replies: 6
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Mike the copper spray does work but if the leaf is already showing signs of rust it might slow it down a bit but does not cure it. it will help with new leaf growth and should be applied and bud break and then follow up You can find it at HD, Lowes or nursery Copper Fungicide


Subject: Verdal Longue Pics Replies: 6
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Hi Paul hopefully I'll get to sample one and post. Maybe we can compare later on in growing season mine are still a little ways from being ripe I think about 45 days since they formed. I had this one outside up along house in shaded spot so didn't really pay close attention. Now it is getting full heat and sun. The leaves you see burnt are from me spraying copper mid day but it is coming back 


Subject: Game Time TIC TOC 11 O'Clock Replies: 13
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Mike I just had my Argentinian neighbor over and we enjoyed a few figs I only had 4 MBVS and about  a pound of black u/k and some LSU Gold I asked him for his opinion and he said they were both good each with a little different taste as far as the dark figs . we both agreed we like the dark figs better than LSU Gold. It is hard for me to describe but I leave my figs on till dead ripe and both varieties hold on tree very well If picked earlier not as sweet but also less flavor there is nothing I can compare to other than a berry grape type taste I'm sorry, that is best I can do. Maybe some one else will help out if they get ripe ones this season

 I could have left the ones in pic above on for an extra day but my wife doesn't like them as ripe as me 

Subject: Verdal Longue Pics Replies: 6
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I got these cuttings from Jon in Feb along with Panache. I had the rooting cups in pool area and forgot to bring in, got a bad rain storm with wind over night and my rooting cups blew into pool. I didn't see them till next morning and fished them out. This is the sole survivor I almost gave up but it pulled through and here it is 41/2 months after a near drowning death. I'm hoping to get to sample one this year

Any one have any experience with this variety? Please post your opinion on taste and productivity






Subject: Game Time TIC TOC 11 O'Clock Replies: 13
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Matt Nice try shoot me an email if interested and I should have wood in Jan or Feb


Subject: Game Time TIC TOC 11 O'Clock Replies: 13
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Answer Is:
A= MBVS
B= Black Unknown

They do look similar but there is a difference in taste. IMHO the MBVS is a little sweeter right now and the each have a distinctive taste 

Subject: Game Time TIC TOC 11 O'Clock Replies: 13
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24 views and no guesses WOW 5 minutes left


Subject: Game Time TIC TOC 11 O'Clock Replies: 13
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,243
 
Answer should be
A is xxxxxxxx
B is xxxxxxxx

Subject: Game Time TIC TOC 11 O'Clock Replies: 13
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,243
 

No guesses no winners Free cuttings of my black u/k tic toc tic toc 11 o'clock


Subject: Game Time TIC TOC 11 O'Clock Replies: 13
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I liked what Dennis did yesterday. This should be easy. One fig is my blk u/k the other you guess which is which A&B 50/50
Answer at 11 am today   have some fun




Subject: Some pics from This weekend Replies: 18
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Beautiful, all that hard work getting them through the winter will pay you and Dad back with a bounty of fruit

Subject: Need help with my ailing Sicilian Black Replies: 8
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It does look like a combination of rust and water. As far as rust Home Depot or Lowes carry a copper fungicide. Just a side note try to spray late evening or early morning and do not mix stronger than label this time of year. It is best to use when first budding out in spring and then a follow up application in 2-4 wks. I have the same problem and sprayed last month. I got some more leaf damage because IMHO I sprayed mid day but they are all doing much better. Rust is a big problem in FL 
Sal

Subject: Please help identify this fig! Replies: 4
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LSU Gold IMO, It will produce very well from what I have seen on mine. It is also a fast grower.

Subject: Willis Violette de Bordeaux Replies: 17
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Tim those look better than good. Sorry Gene, but let at least one or two sit on tree till they look disgustingly ripe or fall off and compare. Tim plenty more to come my friend ; )
Sal 

Subject: A Few Ripe Pics Replies: 19
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Bass the black unknown came from my uncle in Hawthorne NY. I believe the mother tree is from MT Etna area in Sicily. I have passed a few along for better evaluations but still all in first season and waiting for input.

    Martin very nice flavor and not over powering sweet. i picked at different stages of ripeness. This fig does not sour and closed eye so can be left on tree to where it is shriveled then you really taste the sweetness and flavor, nice seed crunch.
Also the cut figs in picture were the riper ones

Subject: Best figs at your location Replies: 308
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Thanks Jon

Subject: Best figs at your location Replies: 308
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Jon If at all possible can you lock this to the top of forum page, It seems to be a good reference thread for not only new members like myself but for others to refer back to and do some comparisons
Thanks Sal G

Subject: A Few Ripe Pics Replies: 19
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By far the best tasting fig was black U/k The sweetest fig was the Improved Celeste followed by Lsu Gold, Brunswick and the least of my likening was the BT








Subject: Fig allergy???? Replies: 29
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Wow guys thanks for all the kind responses and understanding. They did not determine a figin thing gave me a bill and meds and said follow up with primary. Well being the hard head that I some times am I picked about
2-3 lbs of different figs and am eating them as I type. It is not the fruit that caused this I'm sure, but the leaves themselves and probably my new medication which makes me a little more susceptible I plan on talking to doctor in next few weeks as I'm due for a follow up. I will be a little more cautious when picking also. I gave Doc 2 nice size fig trees in FEB. so That SOB better have a good solution, I'm not giving up my figs lol ;-)) Just a side note the affected area was my face, eyes and head more than anything else, my hands are fine
Thanks Again
Sal


Subject: Best guess anyone??? Replies: 28
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Hey Tim I have a few Unknowns myself. It is what it is, and if you enjoy the taste then that is what it is all about at least for me it is.  Hopefully they will get passed around and possibly be identified. The search is part of the fun for me.   

Subject: Fig allergy???? Replies: 29
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I'm almost embarrassed to post but I spent Saturday in emergency room. I felt an itching on my face and arms on Thursday and it got worse on Friday to a point where my face was burning like needles being stuck in I took a benedrill and Saturday it was intolerable pain, itching and swelling around my eyes. I thought it could be shingles, any way went to emergency and they said it was a contact dermatitis allergic reaction skin rash. I also picked some Mangoes earlier in week. I have never had any allergies but started a new med in Jan which one side effect is a lowering of your auto immune system. The ER doctors are terrible and told me to follow up with my regular doctor. They gave me a steroid shot and prescriptions for steroids,cortisone and an gastric acid blocker(pepcid ) I feel much better but picked some more figs yesterday and leaves brushed my face and I could feel the burning and swelling start again, washed real well and took more meds . I will have to take more precautions picking I guess but I will stop my meds before I stop eating my figs if it comes to It ;-)  

Subject: Best guess anyone??? Replies: 28
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I was trying to show the similarities with Dennis and Tim's picture Leaf shape is close even though pulp color is slightly different but could be due to many factors
Tims fig
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Dennis fig  
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I hope the pictures copy this time. My LSU gold is a total different type leaf and fruit as it is squatted or disk shape
Sal






 Sorry guys not good on computer the best I could do maybe some one can do a better side by side in same post

Sal


Subject: Best guess anyone??? Replies: 28
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Does any one see any similarities?

Subject: ID this green fig -- SOLVED Atreano Gold! Replies: 14
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Does anyone see any similarities?

Subject: Best figs at your location Replies: 308
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Marseilles vs black
Conadria
LSU Gold


Subject: Best guess anyone??? Replies: 28
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Tim I know the frustration Here is a pick of my LSU gold showing eye. Hope it helps


Subject: Brunswick?????? Replies: 8
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Thanks Tim and Herman, Boy that is a lot of sugar. I might give it a try though 
Sal 

Subject: LSU Purple Replies: 18
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Tim they sure are a pretty looking fig I have also read where quality will improve with time. How was the seed crunch?

Subject: Brunswick?????? Replies: 8
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Herman it is in the same 24 inch pot I did not root prune or change soil on this one so you are probably right as is is going on 3rd year in same soil and pot. The eye does look tighter or smaller this year??? 
EDIT even the skin on them feels rough or hard  Not a bad fig if not soured even if I have to peel skin No biggie comes right off. Might try to make a jam if I find recipe. can I freeze till I have enough? Any recipes guys will be appreciated. 

Subject: Brunswick?????? Replies: 8
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I thought this was a Brunswick from all the input I got last season. Leaf shape says Brunswick. I was able to pick a few descent tasting fruits last year but when the rains came the fruit would sour as water would get into open eye which says Brunswick RIGHT. I was going to discard this tree but wife talked me into keeping since this was also given to me by Uncle Sal. I don't think he cared for much either But I kept and moved to front of house. It gets a little protection from rain from overhang and palm trees now. It faces East now instead of south so direct sun light is only 5-6 hrs at best. I picked this one yesterday it still felt hard but it had swelled 6-7 days ago. Not expecting much skin felt like leather and thought it would be dried out or sour. I cut open a smelled not sour looked pretty darn good. Skin was not edible but the fruit was actually good. It weighed 62 grams
    Now the eye seemed closed  Tight how is this possible all the fruit is showing closed eye IS IT REALLY A BRUNSWICK? Here Are Some Pics any Input????
















Subject: Marseilles Black, Stella, Votata Replies: 18
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Dennis congrats on that real nice plate of figs, It is nice that you have so many different varieties that you can compare the different  flavors and quality

Subject: A Few Ripe Pics Replies: 19
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Thanks Martin hopefully not till mid January for the stragglers end. ;)

Ottawan I think I was 2-3 wks behind in start of embryos showing Will have a better idea next season for sure

Dennis, How Bout Those Figs!!!! They are just starting to take off ripening and am hoping for a few more flushes like last year, even with the record breaking cold for us I picked my last in mid Jan. Not the same quality as earlier in season but still edible and enjoyable.

Gene, I think we both got our Conadria from A/E around the same time in July 2009 correct me If I'm wrong. I am really looking forward to seeing comparison pictures  



Subject: A Few Ripe Pics Replies: 19
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Ottawan to keep it short mid April


Subject: Conadria,BMVS,LSU Gold,VDB 7/7/10 Replies: 8
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Gene I'm hoping for another flush with our longer growing season I've seen this with my Blk u/k in it's first  2 seasons. Fingers crossed as this is a very good tasting fig.


Subject: Conadria,BMVS,LSU Gold,VDB 7/7/10 Replies: 8
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Gene since you don't care for the over ripe ones, you are welcome to send my
way They look so good from here ;) my riper ones displayed more flavor Have you still been getting lots of rain?



Subject: Martin's Unk #17 - or is it? Replies: 1
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Nice looking fig looking forward to seeing ripe pics

Subject: A Few Ripe Pics Replies: 19
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Hi guys I posted pics and then waited for wife to get out of bed. We drank our coffee and then sat down with a piece of bread and enjoyed. It was nice for a change to get more than a few at a time. The Conadria was like a jam i put a piece between bread and made a sandwich boy they were good each one with it own flavor. The LSU Gold was not quite ripe but still good. Gene the MBVS were very good and none were overly ripe as per my taste. As sweet and full the Conadria was it had a unique flavor that I enjoyed. It was the sweetest in this trial
lol. The Blk u/k are smaller so far as compared to last year but the trees are producing a lot more fruit  

Subject: A Few Ripe Pics Replies: 19
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Top        Black Uknown
Center    LSU Gold & Conadria
Bottom   BMVS





Subject: Black Unknown Replies: 13
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Went out early this morning and I think you guys are right, an insect bite I also noticed on my LSU Gold so not just dark or red pulp 

Subject: Epsom Salt????? Replies: 7
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Sorry I should have been more clear not to cure the FMV but to try to jump start some of these hard to get going trees such as the Madeira. Vern did you notice any positive results and if you can at what dose and frequency are you using? Are you mixing in water or just put around plant dry and then water in? Did you soil test and did it show a deficiency in magnesium? I think the magnesium helps with nutrient up take if it was deficient but over doing it can have the opposite effect
Thanks

Subject: Epsom Salt????? Replies: 7
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I was wondering if any one has tried using Epsom salt on struggling FMV infected plants with any results? I was thinking of trying on my struggling black Madeira in half strength dose of 1/2 T to gal of water 2 * a week for 3 wks to see if there is any improvement. I plan on continuing using 1/2 strength MG once a week. Any thoughts. I have used in past with great results on Palm trees

Subject: Black Unknown Replies: 13
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Martin I notice it when the figs have turned color and are starting to ripen. It could very well be and most likely is a insect maybe those small knats that get through the screen at times.Also the night time cooler temp might contribute to it oozing through the infected hole. Not sure if fignut pic is of a green fig which is in ripening stage or if it is still hard. Just gets you thinking I have my alarm set and flash lite ready. lol
Martin what fig is that you poked sure looks good with those specks. I bet it is a dark variety lol

fignut what variety is that I like that tight red eye


Subject: LSU figs and FMV Replies: 7
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Lsu gold and Improved Celeste no signs I can see of FMV


 

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