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Subject: Sal C Pics!!! Update Sal LIkes It HOT? Replies: 65
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Rafed I can't seem to break his code (write protected Martin's Property lol ;) When and not IF I do break it it will get passed to all fig nuts as his voice is a growing phenomenon for figs
And of course I don't mind, I love to look at pictures of others. Seems like yours like mine has some considerable space between leaves or nodes. Not sure if it's just a characteristic or over fertilization or a combination of both.
     Very nice looking tree by the way ;)
Have a great 4th of July to all  
Sal  

Subject: Conadria Picture Update 7/3/10 Replies: 15
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OK SOME ONE HELP AND SAY NO, NO, NO, NO, NOT YET, WE JUST GOT SOME RAIN 1/2-3/4 INCH OF RAIN IN AN HOUR AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED ( In A tooo Days Italian U no)  ;o) I donwanna pick today Just say NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO




Subject: LSU Gold Pics update 7/4/10 Picked Replies: 11
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 Just started to swell yesterday so here IT IS. There are a few showing signs so we will see, not very impressed last season, Sweet but to watery for my taste but again I will report back as this is only second year




7/4/10 Picked Today
Raining again and looked ripe
weight 84 grams= 3 ounces
Ripe not as watery as last season and weighed 7 grams more than the largest of last year as per notes. Very sweet,not much of a seed crunch if any at all, a honey mild nut flavor is best I can do, thin skin did not split even with all the rain. Would probably make a great fig preserve if you had the quantity. I will use as a glaze for meat (pork)this year as I enjoy a fig glaze with some port wine or any good quality wine red or white.







Subject: Sal C Pics!!! Update Sal LIkes It HOT? Replies: 65
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George must have some special juice (ROIDS) because I did not do any thing special other than a taped version of Martin singing That's Amore. ;)
Sal 

Subject: Figs picked today Replies: 11
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 853
 
Now that is what I'm talking about, that skin cracking is a good sign of ripeness and boy those sure do look good. Licking the screen for now but hopefully not long till some start to ripen here.
Thanks for posting
Sal

Subject: Conadria Picture Update 7/3/10 Replies: 15
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Gene I think we got ours around the same time in July for me last year. If yours is the same I'm sure you will enjoy the flavor very rich sweet and jam like when fully ripe ;)

Subject: My First Figs Replies: 34
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Hi Tim Years ago I was invited to check out a hydroponic tomato green house here in FL. for work. If I remember correctly he had a chiller system set up which would drip chilled water on a thick horse hide or horse hair woven mat with a fan behind it blowing the cold through there was a pan to catch the dripping cold water and it would pump back through. I don't remember it it had a float switch hooked up to keep the proper water level but I do remember it was thermostatically controlled to keep desired temp for day and would switch for a night time temp. It was an awesome set up as he sold his toms to Publix. Each plant would produce 60-80 lbs each grown in perlite sacs 3 plants to sac just in case of a disease you only lose 3. The plants would be 6-7 ft tall and then trained to grow back down
Just a thought I know you can get chillers for an aquarium not sure of proper size for that though

Subject: Conadria Picture Update 7/3/10 Replies: 15
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Thanks Gorgi It is from Almost Eden, red to purple flesh last year. I updated a pic of the Sal C you sent me it is growing great and has about  14 figs on it. I pinched and it just keeps growing to the sky ;o) Here is a pic of Conadria from last year in DEC I sent you a pm


Subject: Sal C Pics!!! Update Sal LIkes It HOT? Replies: 65
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    05/22/10 at 11:02 AM#48

This was plant on 5/3

This is today 5/22 little figs forming very strong grower





6/3010 today update pic It is now 4ft tall from top of pot




Subject: Conadria Picture Update 7/3/10 Replies: 15
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,614
 
Thanks Tim Like most I'm prone to pick to soon. last year we were out of town for a week in Dec and when I returned I had many ripe figs. Most I thought at first were to ripe but I was wrong they were some of the best of the season by just letting them sit for a few extra days. I will try to wait this one out till I see the skin cracking shows on this variety
Sal

Subject: Conadria Picture Update 7/3/10 Replies: 15
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I just took this photo this morning. This fig started to swell yesterday and got a little larger over night. The few figs I got from this tree last year were very good even though they ripened late(DEC) as it was in it's first year. I will update post when I get to pick this one
 



Subject: My First Figs Replies: 34
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Real nice set up Tim
Sal


Subject: Sultane Cutting finally growing Replies: 6
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Nice job Tim. I hope you are not in the path of that hurricane. Stay safe
Sal 

Subject: Yediveren fig from Turkey Replies: 13
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Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!!! Fig tree or trees on steroids I have yet to see pics of trees with the bunching of figs like that so close and prolific SIMPLY AMAZING Thanks for posting
Sal

Subject: Go USA Go! Replies: 29
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Late to Party but Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;o), :o) :o) YEaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 
Sal

Subject: Go USA Go! Replies: 29
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I'm sorry to those rooting for the French, But I for one am glad to see them out. The way the team, coach and their execs conducted them selves in a World event is disgraceful
GO U.S.A
Sal 

Subject: Main Crop - Few Pictures Replies: 15
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Martin Mine was purchased on ebay from a forum member the tag is el's So should be same I would think I acquired this in August 2009 slow to take of but when it did it put on some nice growth last year and figs which just fell off in Dec. Even though It was in 3 gal pot I did root prune a bit and went up to 20 gal tub that you see Only my opinion but I think it diverted more energy to roots at first because of bigger pot and fruit set was delayed this applies to most of mine as I did same. This is just my Opinion and I'm no expert. I noticed this with others if I pot up they are at stand still for a while and then just take off with growth. This observation did not apply to my SAL C as that had a well established root system even in the small styro container and just took off from day 1. Thanks Gorgi Again it now has 7 figs on it an I think it will hold all
Glad to hear that blk fig is doing well it is not a fast grower  and tends to be compact in container which is great IMHO more like BMVS from my observation but not the same Variety that I can tell. It is very prolific and if you don't get fruit this year I assure you will next season.   

Subject: Main Crop - Few Pictures Replies: 15
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Martin thanks for the info, my collection is still small and I'm not familiar as of yet as to all the subtleties of the different varieties. The few that I have, show color swell and ripen in a short amount of days later 10-14. here are some pics of my VDB today and most of the family ;) The VDB is far left gray pot last picture








Sal

Subject: Main Crop - Few Pictures Replies: 15
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Martin I did not realize that the VDB changes color that far in advance from ripening does it swell when it changes color and then again before ripening or just before ripening. I'm glad you posted that info as this will be the first year hopefully for a ripe VDB for me
Sal

Subject: You guys called it Replies: 10
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Well my trip is planed for Sept 26- Oct 2 I was wondering if the pic of that large fig is from the tree at pizza bianco and if you got to taste the fruit I might have to bring a pair of clippers with me

Subject: Main Crop - Few Pictures Replies: 15
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Martin I will take your advice and set my disc player out. I started singing to them and the leaves started to wilt. I did not inherit my dad's voice that's for sure. I think mine have been set back from root pruning as no brebas on most other than my in ground one but even that one has not ripened any as of yet.
 Remis I'm a big Gator fan but not of alligators. Looks like my Gators are going to lose in the CWS tonight to the dreaded Noels. As far as snakes go I really don't like them either but I do not disturb the good ones that I occasionally spot in my yard mostly black racers and seen a corn snake. We had a Coral snake in my Mother in Laws pool that brushed up on me it was the real deal as I took photos and verified the stripes it did not bite me and I got it out and well that one I did put to rest.


Subject: Main Crop - Few Pictures Replies: 15
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Beautiful Martin I'm jealous also I do not have the first fig showing color yet. What the heck is going on Chicago is getting ripe figs and S Florida nothing at least I'm Not  LOL.  I need to go out and talk to those trees and find out what is going on. ;o)


Subject: FMV - some questions Replies: 9
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UF website for ficus carica
Sal

Subject: FMV - some questions Replies: 9
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Some reading

FIG MOSAIC VIRUS (unknown virus)

Symptoms and Signs: Mottling of the leaves is very common. In some varieties, leaves and fruits may be dwarfed, and some leaves may be malformed. On leaves, mosaic spots will appear yellow and may cover large areas of the leaf. Mosaic spots on the fruit may be subtler in appearance than the leaf symptoms. In some cultivars, premature defoliation and fruit drop can occur.

Several viruses have been associated with fig mosaic symptoms, but none have been unequivocally demonstrated to cause the disease. Recently, studies have identified a closteovirus called fig leaf mottle associated virus (FMaV), which is associated with almost all diseased fig plants. The virus is likely vectored by the eriophyid mite, Aceria fici, as well as through vegetative cuttings.

Cultural Controls: Clean propagation stock should always be used.

Chemical Controls: There are no chemical recommendations available for controlling the virus. Various refined horticultural oils (i.e., crop oil, citrus spray oil, etc.) may be used to manage mites.


Subject: Go USA Go! Replies: 29
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What a great come back and a shame that a bad call cost U.S.A a win point. I think we will advance but how far is another story. Some strong teams to contend with after this round but You really never know 

Subject: Improved Celeste Or not So Improved?? Replies: 5
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Well, 5 more figs fell off 2 in picture and 3 more which I didn't notice. They get a little color and look shriveled and fall off no bigger than my pinky. I pinched off about 15 little figlets and will wait to see how it responds with some added fertilizer this week
Edit 8 so far and counting
Sal

Subject: Super Hot Weather...having to repot Replies: 20
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It is 6 p.m. and temp is 98* It has bee an unusually hot May and now start of June same. Most already know this but mulching really will help whether pot or in ground I also use saucers under pots this time of year I don't let water sit in saucer for more than a day or 2 I let it wick up and then skip a day of watering seems to work, my soil mix is also fast draining but I like it especially when we get our rain storms that can dump a few inches in a short time

Subject: 1-2 days from a fresh fig Replies: 9
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Very nice Bill I think as the season progresses they will get better. My LSU Gold has some nice size figs on it but no where close to being ripe. My trees didn't come out of dormancy till March-April
Sal

Subject: Improved Celeste Or not So Improved?? Replies: 5
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So not real happy at this time already had some fruit drop 2-3. Tree is loaded as you can see and looks real healthy. I acquired this tree last year a small 8-10 inch rooted tree in July grew great and set fruit last year most dropped but a few did ripen and were good.I attributed last year fruit drop to young tree and late ripening almost Dec but it stays warm here no cold till mid Jan. Tree went dormant and I re potted, woke up in March April and  looked good put on a bunch of fruit as you see but seems like it will drop fruit again. I know many pursue this variety and try to find that perfect Celeste but is it really worth all the trials and tribulations or the wait for it to be more mature and holds it's fruit. Any way had to vent and would like to hear some input. Celeste is the Gray pot far right 
 





Subject: Newbie with some questions Replies: 12
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Hi and welcome to the forum. Best time to take cuttings is when tree is dormant but you might be able to dig out some suckers with roots attached, if not this is a good time to start an air layer and you will have a tree in about 6-8 wks if not sooner. Here is a good post to help you succeed.
Sal 

Subject: Irrigation system for planted trees? Replies: 14
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Quote:
 It's a flexible system.
That is one advantage I like, you can easily change it around, move heads and add without much fuss
Sal 

Subject: Main Crop Starting Replies: 3
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Beautiful Martin How did you get those dogs to pose? ; ) yes that does look like webbing or netting in second pic


Subject: Irrigation system for planted trees? Replies: 14
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terowan nice trees and irrigation set up I have a similar set up in a small area in front of house tied into sprinkler system and ran 1/2 inch poly and came up with the micro sprinklers. I plan on doing same with in ground trees once I plant a few more next season 
Sal

Subject: Irrigation system for planted trees? Replies: 14
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terowan nice trees and irrigation set up
Sal

Subject: Irrigation system for planted trees? Replies: 14
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Hi Jstall Just a suggestion on my part if your tress are in ground I can see why pvc might be your better option you can come off the pvc line with funny pipe and tee off and place 2 bubbler sprinklers or more down the road if you deem necessary. the funny pipe is much easier to work with and move. I don't know if the names are the same there. Hope this gives you some ideas.
Sal

Subject: Back from Italy and Spain.... Replies: 7
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Glad to see you are back. Sounds like you had a great time over all. Barcelona is beautiful with great food Did you get to see the Gaudi garden or park and the La Sagrada Familia Church? They have been building that thing for over 100 yrs. and probably won't be done for another 100. Boy is that gaudy lol ; )
Sal

Subject: Finally some heat Replies: 7
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Bass real nice pics that last pic looks like a very productive tree
Sal

Subject: You guys called it Replies: 10
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Thanks for the info, I will also make note Of Pizza A Metro.
Sal 


Subject: You guys called it Replies: 10
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Hi grriscout I will be visiting Phoenix later on this year if all goes well. My Niece will be attending college there and I also Have an Aunt in Phoenix. I had already put Pizza Blanco in favorites and my GPS 4-6 months ago when you first posted  and do have their web site. My question is who did you speak to to get cuttings? I'm not sure when we will be traveling yet as my niece doesn't have her golf and class schedule yet. If tree is not dormant maybe my niece can get some cuttings when it is for me. If the Pizza is as good as they say Ashley will be a very loyal customer that kid can eat pizza 8 days a week. lol
Thanks
Sal   

Subject: Warm Spell - Midwest Replies: 16
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OUCH!!!     Blackhawks vs Flyers should be a great Stanley Cup Series


Subject: LSU Gold put on figs Replies: 27
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Very nice Bill healthy looking trees and a nice trunk size for a young tree. Have you had to use copper for rust? I did not and some are showing signs but I think it was passed from a darn BT from home depot my neighbor gave me. That has since been moved away from my others but not in time it affected 2 trees one on each side it was touching. I'm reluctant to spray now that they have set fruit.


Subject: I think I'm gonna eat a fig soon Replies: 17
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That description is making me drool and jones for that first taste. The Conadria, VDB and LSU Gold have some size showing but nothing close to being ripe in next few weeks (all are main crop) more like a month away would be my guess.

Subject: Warm Spell - Midwest Replies: 16
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Seems like you have some nice fig growing weather ahead. Much better than last year it seems for you. It has and will be upper 80's the big thing is night time temps mid 70's the ground just stays hot (yuck). no rain to speak of the past month and none in the 10 day forecast. Our rainy season official start was May 20th (Yea Right). The in ground fig is heavily mulched as well as pots and that really seems to help not only evaporation but shielding the roots from sun burn like an SPF 50 sun screen. :o) 

Subject: Sal C Pics!!! Update Sal LIkes It HOT? Replies: 65
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Thanks Bass in my mind she is the best of course. She has been playing golf since she was about 6-7yrs. 90% of golf is between the ears and she is finally getting it. The women have so much better swing than men Must be that Rib Thing. lol
   Tim great to hear from you and am happy those yellow might do something for you. Bass said his took so we will see. I'm glad that blk u/k is going well, I'm sure you will enjoy those.
    Martin when the time comes feel free to ask any and all questions I will do my best to help you.
Sal    


Subject: Sal C Pics!!! Update Sal LIkes It HOT? Replies: 65
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I was just up in Daytona Beach FL for my niece golf tournament and I don't know if they were deer fly or horse fly but I lost a pint of blood it seems. 
OK I can't resist My Niece's team won the NJCAA National Championship.
Daytona State College Here is her Proud Aunt & Uncle in pic with trophy  You just might see her in years to come On the LPGA Tour
Sal



Subject: Sal C Pics!!! Update Sal LIkes It HOT? Replies: 65
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Martin that plant really took off from day one. No transplant set back at all hardened off in 1st week and never looked back.You can see from where tag is to how much growth was put on the tag is where the plant was when first received I hope it holds these few figs as I look forward to sampling yet another variety
    Martin It is completely enclosed by screen with 2 doors one at each end the roof or top is all screened  also so they do get sun it might be 4-7% less because of screen but it is plenty to grow any thing and might benefit more than hinder. It keeps those darn mosquitoes out and all larger animals but them small darn gnats find away to fit through the mesh at certain times of year but over all you can't live without a screen in FL and enjoy the nights without getting eaten alive.
Sal

Subject: Sal C Pics!!! Update Sal LIkes It HOT? Replies: 65
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This was plant on 5/3

This is today 5/22 little figs forming very strong grower





And of course fig row



Subject: I think I'm gonna eat a fig soon Replies: 17
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,083
 
Very nice Gene, looks like you will be eating figs way ahead of most of us. Licking my chops at that pic and waiting patiently for my first one of season.
Way to Go
Sal

Subject: Preto Replies: 55
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Nelson that looks great it put on some nice growth for you unlike my black Madeira which doesn't look much different than my 1st pic other than a few new leaves but I think it will kick in soon as I sen the same with my VDB for months until it decided to grow. Like Al said we are on people time and they are on tree time. lol
Sal

Subject: Chat room Replies: 0
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In chat room for a little while

 

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