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Subject: Black Unknown Replies: 13
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,180
 
Ok An insect is a good possibility as I do get an occasional wasp ants and some spiders inside of screen area. Now my question is why only certain varieties as I only notice on this one as best I can remember? Do they only bite at night as I only see in early morning hours? I will be out at 2am in my boxers and flash lite in hand the next few evenings and report back with pics and NO Not Me In my Boxers, Silly!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;o)
Martin I see yours are speckled also I don't really see specks in fignut pic maybe it has to do with the specks? Or figs with red pulp? Or aliens of a fig kind? 
Figs are Fun 


Subject: A NEW TYPE OF FIG?? Eve;s Black Cherry Replies: 5
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Hi Fignut keep us posted on your main crop those pics of ripe fruit look wonderful
Sal


Subject: Black Unknown Replies: 13
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No I did not Martin I noticed this last year and now again. I checked the underside of leaves above where this shows and nothing there. I believe it is latex as i touched it and is sticky. It only shows in morning hours could be overnight that it happens. to me it seems like the fig or skin or rind itself is secreting it. Any one else observe this on other varieties??????? I'm almost sure I heard or read others mention but just can't find it Also in the 1st pic post 4 you can see some of the white speckling which showed last season also
Sal

Subject: Eve's Black Cherry fig photos Replies: 16
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Hi Fignut keep us posted on your main crop those pics of ripe fruit look wonderful
Sal

Subject: Black Unknown Replies: 13
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OK Martin just went out and took these pics of some main crop showing color these are in patio in pots The breba were from in ground tree which is ripening main crop at same time. You can see the color difference I mentioned. How Bout Them Figs????   ;)






Subject: my sickly black madiera Replies: 42
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Mike good luck with yours, it looks much better then mine. I'm having a real hard time with mine also It looked better at one point and now looks like it is ready to kick the bucket again.


Subject: Black Unknown Replies: 13
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Got up early and was looking at the tree from patio and spot a bird in it. I then hear him calling to his friends that  breakfast is ready. So I went out and picked one ripe one and one that could have waited a few more days at least. These are both breba in pics 18 & 22 grams I know I'm partial to this tree but boy does it have a nice flavor and seed taste. Not as dark as last season yet



 



Subject: VDB Pic Replies: 30
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Thanks Martin and George.Martin Like I said I have no doubt it is a VDB. My fruit looks like yours starting out at least. my leaf shape is same as yours only with rust spots lol. It is not holding on to fruit or ripening properly due to my own stupidity. I'm planning on giving a nice shot of MG today to all my figs with spray attachment. On a brighter note my black unknown trees are starting to show fruit color on breba and main crop. Have not picked any yet, but it won't be long now before we can eat more than just a hand full ;o) 

Found an older post which shows leaf shape.

Subject: VDB Pic Replies: 30
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Thanks guys hopeully I can get a few to hold on by seasons end and will give me a better idea if it true to name. I think I will try to fertilize with MG to see if that helps it along 

Subject: VDB Pic Replies: 30
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Yea Martin The more I think about it I believe that is what I did wrong. When dormant I will prune some and hope for a better season next year. The root system still has 5-6 months to develop.

When you say root work late winter I would imagine that means before bud break in spring. Is that correct?


Subject: Black Unknown in ground Replies: 13
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I took these pics this morning and my wife pointed out to me a little 4 inch sucker no leaves just a little fig ripening on tip and another next to it with green fig . Would you call that a breba or Main crop or an anomaly?



Subject: VDB Pic Replies: 30
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One of those dropped not ripe all the way and was still amber inside. It was a little soft so cut and tasted not as bad as I thought it was not dry and could taste some sweet and flavor. My wife ate the other half and said it wasn't bad. I believe I screwed this one up. this tree was in a 3 gal pot last season and when I potted up I root pruned a bit and did not cut much if any canopy. I should have known better after reading Martin's post last season on his HC I believe. My thoughts are there is not enough root to support holding fruit to full ripeness yet. I say Yet because I think I still might get some fruit of this tree by seasons end. Any input would be appreciated. here is the fig that fell off and one which is trying to hold on. I should also mention I acquired this in August 2009 a small rooted tree and should have not touched the roots at this point. I did this with my others I acquired last year but other than Improved Celeste and the vdb the others are holding and ripening fruit, The Conadria though is showing amber pulp compared to red from last year and this could also be due to it trying to ripen to fast
Another stupid thing to add to my Don'T DO This List
Trying to hold on
 
    

Subject: A Few More Pics Replies: 14
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Thanks Herman for introducing this fig and thanks Tim for sharing with me. For  a first year fig to show this type quality is a great plus. It has a good flavor sweet, but not overly sweet like LSU Gold where the sweetness dominates the flavor, you can taste the fig or fruit flavor and if left to sit on pallet the flavor will linger for a nice while which I really enjoy
         

Subject: Negronne Breba Replies: 8
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OH MY!!! What a great looking fruit


Subject: This mornings harvest and other ramblings. Replies: 13
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Very nice Gene I'm looking forward to the days that I can pick more than a hand full and sit down and gorge ourselves with figs. I'm hoping to have some to cook a few dishes with also 
Sal

Subject: Unwelcomed Visitor Replies: 5
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Gene that was funny. I really don't know what kind of caterpillar it is but  do have an ID question on the GW Florida gardening forum, so might get an ID I can look up. Since starting to grow vegetables I see bugs I never seen before.
For now he is the Fuller Brush Guy ;)
Found It Oleander Caterpillar

Subject: VDB Pic Replies: 30
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Just to clarify, mine was a small rooted cutting that I won a bid on ebay last August 2009 I received. That is the tag it came with and was listed as the mother tree came from EL. I have no reason to doubt what it is as the seller is a member of both forums. So it is really in it's first or second  year
Martin I do want to ask if yours get the little dark spots before turning dark black? I was concerned that it might be an insect bite 
Thanks

Subject: A Few More Pics Replies: 14
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LSU Gold and BMVS




Subject: Med Fly? now what else? Scary!!! Replies: 2
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 902
 
Yes Jon a very serious problem not only for our citrus industry and other fruit but for our veggie farmers also



Subject: Sals Black Unknown (young plant ) Replies: 4
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 Martin First thanks for that nice post. I just want to say that when I sent this it was no more than 6-8 inches tall and was in need of TLC and I knew just the right guy. Martin it looks great and what nice growth in a short time

John you are right, as this tree has a special place in my heart and is what got me interested in figs again. I hope your Lebanon fig does well for you also

All the Best To The Fig Nuts Around the World
Sal

Subject: A Few More Pics Replies: 14
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A few More
MBVS

LSU Gold

VDB

Conadria


Subject: Unwelcomed Visitor Replies: 5
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,072
 
Seen this on My Brown Turkey from Home Depot. As Pretty as it was, well you know the rest



Subject: VDB Pic Replies: 30
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The first one did not ripen properly and ripened to fast IMHO(7 days from showing color)  it was dark soft and seemed ready but obviously not. These are just stating to turn and from what I can see show promise. I had my reservations on that first one but I hold out hope on these
First fig far right


Bottom No taste wrong pulp color

New figs showing color for 3 days now


How Bout Them figs ;)

Subject: You Cover Your Figs I Cover???????? Replies: 19
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Another long hot & humid day but there is always something that needs to be done. I know how hard it is growing figs in a cold environment and what it takes to protect them in winter months having grown up in NY. This Is what I do for my Garden in summer months. Helps keep weeds down and solarizes soil from what I read helps with RKN if any exists which I have yet to detect anywhere on my property. ( I Just need A Hug and A Pat on The Back, Oh and A COLD BEER ) Wife Is working lol




And a Fig picture showing a breba ripening on My Black Unknown


Subject: Med Fly? now what else? Scary!!! Replies: 2
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Florida growers are concerned since the Med fly has been spotted about 60 mi south of me and other areas. Yes they can affect figs and many other fruits

The last paragraph of news article is scary
Sal

Subject: Tena(RR) main crop Replies: 10
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Cool leaf shape and nice looking fig. glad you enjoyed the flavor 

Subject: figs liking it in florida Replies: 15
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Mike those look great, looking forward to seeing pics of your orchid in seasons to come Nice piece of land


Subject: Fig Plant Are Drinking Replies: 14
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Thanks for responding Maggie. The reason I asked was when I was a young lad 12-15 yrs old I visited Sicily twice and I do remember how precious water was. My family would fill up pots for the days cooking and the bath tubs to use for flushing and what not. Yes they had running water but after a certain time in early morning probably about 10:00am the pressure would drop and just trickle out if any at all. My other uncle who had a home at a lower elevation in the same town (Linguaglossa) would have water for the most part of the day. This was 30 plus years ago I'm sure by now the figured out how to get water up hill. ;) My wife and I visited Italy in 2008 and even though we did not make it to Sicily you can still see how much water is protected even the toilets had 2 flush modes to conserve. Wine was cheaper than bottled water which was a good thing.lol I guess we just take a lot of things for granted which one day will come back to bite us in the ass

Subject: Bird Ribbon Your Thoughts??? Replies: 8
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I was wondering if any one has tried this and if you would please share your results. this is a post from GW Florida forum great pictures with the ribbon being used towards end of post
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/flgard/msg062124422547.html
Sal

Subject: Conadria,BMVS,LSU Gold,VDB 7/7/10 Replies: 8
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Martin they are all main crop. I had a feeling about the VDB not ripening properly. The others on the tree are still green a few are starting to turn a light shade of yellow from dark green Hopefully they will ripen properly.
Rafed my DW now takes inventory So I have to share each and every one. lol
Tim that is the MBVS you sent me It is doing great

Subject: Black Unknown in ground Replies: 13
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I put this in ground at beginning of March it was in a 3gal pot about 21/2 ft tall at time it has grown well and is loaded with figs brebas and main crop. Nothing has ripened yet of this variety in ground or the few I have in pots.
It is pretty obvious that the in ground is much more productive but if the critters get to it the yield might balance out. I wanted to post so the few members I've shared with can see what to expect No signs of FMV on this variety I can see. My potted trees gave me a good yield with a very tasty fruit the past 2 seasons and am really looking forward to this one
 











Subject: Conadria,BMVS,LSU Gold,VDB 7/7/10 Replies: 8
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Left to Right
Conadria,BMVS,LSU Gold,VDB 7/7/10


Top to bottom
Conadria,BMVS,LSU Gold,VDB


Conadria 60 grams not quite ripe but still good flavor nice seed crunch
BMVS     15 grams first year not quite ripe good full bodied flavor and seed   crunch looking forward to taste a fully ripe one
LSU Gold 59 grams very sweet good flavor and was ripe had to pick a few ants off it
VDB        15 grams Not ripe not right looking as it suppose to be red pulp very little taste if any skin was tough Did not ripen properly might be do to me spraying copper 10 days ago also heavy signs of FMV. Wait and see at this point
Sal

Subject: LSU Gold Pics update 7/4/10 Picked Replies: 11
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Thanks for that pm Jasmine is absolutely beautiful

Subject: Atreano Main Crop Replies: 31
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Hi Tim I have not used this but seen a post on GW some say it works others say No, But it is cheap enough to give it a try
Here is the florida garden post scroll almost to end to see her set up She has some nice looking trees also. I enjoyed her pictures

Subject: LSU Gold Pics update 7/4/10 Picked Replies: 11
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nhardy seems like most figs are fast growers once established. I'm sure your niece will enjoy this variety. Most of my figs are in pots and I would suggest your niece keep hers potted for first season a least to protect from frost and to establish a good root mass before going in ground. Wish her all the best 
   Hi Nelson compared to most, my collection is small and still in it's infancy nothing more than 2 yrs old. With that said the 6 LSUG figs I picked so far has been during a rain spell the past 5 days (3 inches) 
 Cons= they tend to be a little watery but better in that respect compared to last year. Also not much of a seed crunch compared to other varieties which may or may not appeal to some.
 Pros= Nice size, thin skin, not prone to splitting and souring, sweet, good flavor and productive. MY Verdict 2 thumbs up and is a keeper for me
   Hope you and family are well and give that little one a big kiss from Mickey in FL.
Top Conadria
Bottom LSU Gold

Subject: Atreano Main Crop Replies: 31
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nice looking fig, lots of rain here also the past 4 days

Subject: LSU Gold Pics update 7/4/10 Picked Replies: 11
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nhardy This tree was received last year end of July, grew well and gave fruit in Nov-Dec. last year It is a good grower and is now about 6-7ft tall. here is a pic from July 2009. Keep in mind I'm in S. FL
 

Subject: A Platter of Heaven! YUUUUMMMMM! Replies: 17
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Tim those look great. I can't wait to be able to pick more than just one or two a day but it won't be long now. The MBVS is stating to ripen a few it has 27 figs on it last count lol what great strong grower
 Thanks again
Sal
 

Subject: A Few More Pics Replies: 14
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Thanks Martin and Rafed. That darn Home Depot BT I think infected my patio figs with rust and that is why it is out front and closer for garbage pick up lol
I don't like to spray and waited to see if they would fight it off (dumb me) and now I just sprayed last week and I think to little to late just wait and see is all I can do. Next season I will spray at bud break and again at leaf formation. We are just starting to enjoy a few and I mean a few figs now but am sure it will only get better.
      Rafed I think that plant is called a Hawaiian Tea plant or TI plant 
I need to put the fig plants where ever there is room as Patio is full. I need to put a sign so those door knockers don't pick them. ;o) 



Subject: A Few More Pics Replies: 14
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BMVS




Brunswick





Brown Turkey (HD)





Brunswick & BT



Subject: Fig Plant Are Drinking Replies: 14
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Hi Maggie, was collecting rain water a common practice growing up in your part of Italy?
Sal

Subject: Holiday Surprises today Replies: 9
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Way to go Lou two beautiful fruits


Subject: Holiday Surprises today Replies: 9
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Way to go Lou two beautiful fruits


Subject: LSU Gold Pics update 7/4/10 Picked Replies: 11
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Picked today and updated first post. Hope you all enjoy your 4th of July.


Subject: Red Lebanese brebas Replies: 9
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Very nice looking fig indeed
Sal

Subject: Celeste and Improved Celeste Replies: 3
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Gene those both look great and glad you are getting to enjoy. My supposed IC came from AE and has not shown me anything other than fruit drop so far. It is loaded so hopefully it will hang on to the majority
Sal

Subject: VDB Pic Replies: 30
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Thanks Rafed got your pm. hope we can meet some time
Sal

Subject: VDB Pic Replies: 30
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 Just started showing some color but looks a little deformed to me, hope it holds on
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Subject: Conadria Picture Update 7/3/10 Replies: 15
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Well after a much needed rain and expecting some more today I decided it was time to pick this morning 7/3/10 8:41 AM ;o) 
weight= 97grams  3.46 ounces
I was surprised that the pulp was an amber pink compared to the deep red purple it showed last season. Taste was good, rich, sweet, thick honey fruity taste, good seed crunch, thin skin. Possibly could have waited another day or two as it had a white thick rind but not tough at all. hope you enjoy as my wife and I did. Will wait longer on next one
  











Subject: first fig of the season Replies: 5
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Congrats ;)


 

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