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Subject: Wildlife attraction to Fig color Replies: 12
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Soft Sweet and Juicy Yep thats Sal
Sal

Subject: Wildlife attraction to Fig color Replies: 12
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 924
 
I must be a bird brain since I love to eat figs too.
Sal

Subject: what pot size? Replies: 12
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Gene I'm no expert but I have gone from rooted cutting to 3 gal pot in less than a year most grew 3-4 ft and I plan on potting up to 20 Gal. I know this goes against what most will say but 1 to 5 should be fine so you won't have to pot up again before you go in ground.
Sal

Subject: fig orchard Replies: 32
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Beautiful Pics, A fig winery that would be interesting to see such large scale production and of course taste some.
Sal 

Subject: UPM vs Miracle Gro Replies: 23
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I agree with Ox the MG here looks nothing like that. I make my own mix but when I pot up for friends and family I use bagged mixes so I don't have to haul 5-6 different bags. Is that MG potting mix or soil Mix? I think I've seen both but not absolutely sure
Sal

Subject: New found fig Replies: 4
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Congrats on your find. With your long growing season having varieties that fruit at different times would be ideal and add some ever bearing to that and you can have fruit for 8-9 months.   

Subject: A Few Figs This Morning Replies: 6
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Nelson the weather as you know is a big factor and the trees are still young the black fig is from July 2008 and the Conadria is from July of 2009. 
Jose the black is an unknown from Sicily Mt Etna area I acquired this from an Uncle in NY in 2008 it has been very productive for such a young tree the white Is a Conadria
Sal

Subject: A Few Figs This Morning Replies: 6
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The cold weather took it's toll some have been dropping to ground and these look better than they tasted but still can't complain. I have a few more showing color even thou there are no leaves on to speak of. I'm hopping to pot up in coming weeks and am hoping for bud break soon.

  



Subject: Young Trees No Sense of Time Pics Replies: 7
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Ottawan You are absolutely correct the VDB, Conadria, LSU Gold, and Improved Celeste are all from July and August of 2009 My Black Unknown is from July of 2008 but that one had figs in Jan 2009 and has given fruit up present with short breaks in between not a tremendous amount at any one time but a steady flow. I can,t wait till those get more mature so I can share cuttings and possibly get some ID. It comes from Sicily MT Etna area.   
Martin I truly believe that the tree was to young to sustain the fruit and the cold added to it we did get frost and probably got to 29* a couple of nights I'm kicking myself for not throwing a blanket over them or bringing them in. My thinking was the cold would do them good. The trees seem fine other than the fruit I'm still eating some black and the Conadria seem to be ready to pick in the coming days.
Sal
(edit one more VDB gone 1 more to go)

Subject: Variety name--has anyone heard of this? Replies: 4
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GoodDaughter If I were you I would email the nursery and inquire as to were it came from and how it got it's name I believe this is a new variety or name being carried and maybe they can give you more info, If it is the nursery that I'm thinking of then John or Jeff will respond hopefully you can get some more info I believe they even answer their phone calls. Good Luck
Hopefully they didn't get it from Ty Ty
Sal 

Subject: Young Trees No Sense of Time Pics Replies: 7
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Well 2 of the 4 VDB's showing color fell to the ground when opened they were inedible I picked all green figs off that were left except 2 with color I left on. Not much expectation but we will see. Like they say in sports "Wait Till Next Season" Here is a pic of one it looks like it was trying to ripen but I think the cold and immaturity of the tree is to much to over come
Sal




Subject: Sierra and Sequoia Replies: 16
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I purchased a couple of 1lb packages of  fresh Sierra figs this past year at Publix in FL. These figs are flown in from California and are said to hold up well I was very impressed with the flavor even though I prefer dark figs. The Mission, Brown Turkey and Calimynra figs they had were showing signs of spoiling mold ect. The Sierra were fine and probably would be better if picked at full ripeness IMHO
Jon looks like Wilson on Home Improvement hiding behind his fence lol
Sal

Subject: Young Trees No Sense of Time Pics Replies: 7
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Martin I won a bid on Ebay came from( Italy Italy Thanks Antonio )forum member and mother plant came from EL. I  received this in Aug a 10 inch stick  had FMV and I fertilized during first months it finally took off and is about 4 ft tall. Not many leaves left so don't know how it will ripen. It just swelled and started showing color the past 2 days. I will post a pic if the fruit ripens.The black figs haven't been any good but might get better with warmer weather again. It is interesting that young trees have so much energy just like us when we were young and could go all day long I guess
Sal

Subject: Young Trees No Sense of Time Pics Replies: 7
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OK we just had 2 weeks of cold weather down to low 30's. We have recently warmed to mid 70's day highs. My VDB which was dropping figs in Nov. Dec. and I pulled a few off also thinking it would help has decided to swell the few I left on and are showing color today. I'm excited as I have never tasted a VDB, not expecting much flavor this time of year but very curious as to what it will do. Here are some Pics  
1) VDB  2) Conadria Swelling 3) Black Unknown with about 30 figs between 3 trees with color
Go Fig ure
Sal
 





Subject: 100+ Year Old Fig Tree In Cairo, IL Replies: 31
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Bill I really enjoyed reading that, what a great story and good find. please keep us all posted on your new adventures and the progress of your cuttings. Best of luck on your rootings
Sal

Subject: Blizzard figs in FL Replies: 5
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Lisa even though I'm a few * warmer then you the figs in the shed should be fine. I have 7mo old trees that I left out and they are OK This should be it  for this front
Sal

Subject: Sal's, Sal Replies: 11
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Sorry can't help
Sal G (LMAO)

Subject: Got it rooted on right end this time Replies: 12
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I love BOGOs (buy one get one free) Way to go
Sal

Subject: Blizzard figs in FL Replies: 5
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OK so not what most of you would call a blizzard but I can't recall having these kinds of temps sustained for this long, about  2 weeks now. They are calling for another freeze warning tonight and at least 4-5 more cold nights b-4 it warms up again. After almost 30 yrs here my body and wardrobe are no longer ready for this. Veggie garden is shot with the exception of collards, lots of fried green tomatoes planed for next weeks menu. I picked 6 figs yesterday and these today as I didn't want to leave for chance, only 3 blks were any good or ripe the others, well lets just say better than nothing. The cut one bottom center of course was the best.
Sal




Subject: Area Minus Fig Plants Replies: 6
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Nice Pics Martin, Mickey might see snow too.
Can you believe possibility of snow in Fl as far south as Orlando maybe further would love to see this they say Sat. morning. Nice pics
Sal

Subject: Home sooner Replies: 6
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Maggie sorry to hear of your loss thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Have a safe trip to FL and bring some warm clothes as it is cold here for us the next 5-6 days.
 Welcome back and looking forward to trip details and pics
Sal

Subject: progress on rooting this winter Replies: 8
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Gene I guess I still have brain farts when having to consider different climates, but they must like that potting mix the leaves look real healthy and green. I think we got a record low in my area last night I don't believe I'm wishing for warmer weather already.
Sal

Subject: progress on rooting this winter Replies: 8
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Gene those look better than great. Roots on roids I guess you will be potting up soon. Stay warm
Sal

Subject: New Years Eve Morning Figs Replies: 10
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Martin that's cool that they get to travel and have outside activities out of school. Was she on TV for the parade. The parades at Disney are great
especially during special times of year and certain promo events. My wife and her mom are Disney addicts. They both have yearly passes and visit about 15 times a year at least it's only 1.5 hr drive so around the corner to them. my mother in laws home is a Disney shrine and mine is slowly getting there.
Any hoot the figs on the tree are still there and I have picked a few but it has been down to 32 at night and my veggie garden is shot tomatoes peppers beans and eggplant all froze the collards love the cold. It started to warm up today and we have 1 more warm day b-4 we get cold again I'm hoping to pick 4-5 tomorrow for my B-Day treat.
Sal

Subject: Moisture,Light & pH meter Replies: 14
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Jason google Hygrometer I'm sure you'll find what you are looking for
Sal

Subject: Moisture,Light & pH meter Replies: 14
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here is a pic of my meter about the size of a playing card and pretty slim
Sal


Subject: Moisture,Light & pH meter Replies: 14
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I purchased a digital meter for my cigar humidor years ago at Radio Shack I can't remember the price but I don't think it was very expensive. It has min and max for temp and humidity on it it says Digital Thermo Hygro I'm sure they will cost more at a cigar shop. Thanks for bringing that up it just reminded me that I have a humidor that I no longer use which I can now use for cuttings.
Sal



Subject: Ebay and Corleone Replies: 17
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Jason good call
Congratulations to both buyer and seller a win win for both.
Now if I could only figure out how to take bets on which rooting method will be used I could make some cash on the VIG alone, never mind side bets. LMAO
Hey fignut you in
Sal

Subject: Green House Figs Replies: 9
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Bigger is not always better I remember my uncle using pigeon poo and having to cut it in a big barrel of water along with horse compost but boy did that garden flourish. I just don't remember him ever fertilizing the fig trees specifically even though the garden was where they were located


Subject: Green House Figs Replies: 9
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I wonder if they use compost on that tree as plenty is on hand.


Subject: White Christmas Replies: 26
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That front is pushing pretty far south as I will be in mid 30's next 5 nights. It will be interesting to see how my young one's behave, my older ones are dropping leaves the young ones not so much.
Sal 

Subject: Temperature and figs Replies: 4
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Lisa I seen the forecast for you area, being that your trees are still young and are probably still growing with green wood I would bring them in and out during the day if possible so they have light for the next week till this blizzard passes.Lol I'm about 4* warmer so I'm going to roll the dice
Sal 

Subject: New Years Eve Morning Figs Replies: 10
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Thanks to all. I think my figs get confused this time of year. the weather could be low 80's and high 60's  at night. or 50's and low 40's for short period of days and nights.  Trees are starting to drop leaves and then I look and see new growth. Not much I can do but hope for the best and enjoy what they give me.
     Paul let me know if you are driving down I might have something for you if interested.
    Martin where in FL is your family visiting?
    Rafed I might be able to enjoy some of both if I'm still up. 
Sal 

Subject: The Hardiness Challenge Replies: 59
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I agree with Jon this contest is discriminatory and unconstitutional. I will seek a Cease and Desist court order on these grounds. Lol
Sal

Subject: Earthquake in San Diego Replies: 7
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Jon great to hear. Maybe it loosened some root bound trees. Lol
Sal

Subject: Earthquake in San Diego Replies: 7
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Hope All is Well.

Dec. 30, 2009: A 5.9 magnitude earthquake at 10:48 a.m., centered 23 miles south of Calexico, about 100 miles east of San Diego, was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego to Las Vegas. Other earthquakes, a 2.6 at 9:57 a.m. and a 4.9 at 10:53 a.m. were also felt.
Sal


Subject: New Years Eve Morning Figs Replies: 10
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After seeing Martin's beautiful pics my mouth started to water and I couldn't resist any longer. I went out and picked these few and left at least 2 for New Years Day to bring in the New Year. I Want to Wish All a Happy and Fruitful New Years.
Sal








Subject: Past Season (Fond Memories) Replies: 3
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Martin beautiful pictures and may you and your family Have A Happy and Fruitful New Year.
Sal


Subject: Ebay and Corleone Replies: 17
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Jason I think you will like the Conadria I'm partial to dark figs but this is a very good fig I just picked 2 this morning and it has been cool here with temps in 40's and the taste was still good. Not as good as earlier in season but still sweet for a warm weather fig from what I read. I'm looking forward to next season. By the way the one I have has red pulp almost purple earlier when it was warm.


Subject: What to do? Replies: 8
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What to grow now? This is meant to turn that frown upside down.


Sal


Subject: I got cuttings! Replies: 19
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Curious to know what cuttings were ordered.
Sal


Subject: I got cuttings! Replies: 19
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,103
 
I believe it is Zergas and you might want to do a search. I have never dealt with this person so will reserve my opinion.
Sal 

Subject: Jon, A very Merry Christmas Replies: 13
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Merry Christmas to all.
My Christmas fig dance to humor my fig friends

http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/97rOErMs58trloRo
Sal


Subject: Refrigeration Question Replies: 6
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Thanks to both my 1+ yr old trees are starting to loose their leaves so I think they have adjusted to my zone. Last year they just went through our colder months putting on growth. I have a few cutting promised to some members and want to make sure I take when dormant. Jan and Feb avg low is 55 and high of 75 these are our colder months so you see my concern. I talked to a couple of nurseries in my area and they said we on avg get 200-400 chill hours so they should go dormant
Sal

Subject: Refrigeration Question Replies: 6
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Thanks Jon, I knew the question was dumb on my part. I guess what I trying to ask is, If you take a green or semi dormant cutting and place it in fridge will the cutting go into dormancy or does dormancy only occur when connected to rooted tree.
Sal

Subject: Refrigeration Question Replies: 6
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I know this might sound silly to most of you, but I'll put it out there any way. Me being in a climate where I'm not sure if a cutting is fully dormant or having temps below 45* for any sustained length of time, would it be beneficial to put cuttings in fridge for 2-3 weeks before trying to root? Or will it have no effect since it is already off the tree. I don't plan on taking any cuttings till late Feb since our cooler temps are yet to come. I have had some success rooting cuttings but would like to know if this might help with my success rate? Any and all opinions and insight appreciated.
Sal 

Subject: Going home and Merry Christmas! Replies: 12
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Maggie Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. I wish you a safe trip and can't wait to some pics of your home town and Sicily.
Sal

Subject: How Soon? Replies: 9
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From what I've read fig tree only need 100-200 chill hours temps below 45f you can research this I don't see any problem getting a head start other then if they break domacy and get hit by a frost, if you can keep them warm with that amount of light you should be OK, then again I'm a newbe

 http://www.sperlingnursery.com/InfoSheets/infofig.pdf
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/botany/msg0713574514797.html


Subject: The joy of having a greenhouse Replies: 28
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Bass beautiful pictures this is the only time of the year I can truthfully say that we miss snow. I'm really impressed what you can grow with that greenhouse and still picking some figs is nice. Looks like my 1+ year old trees have adapted and are starting to loose some leaves but still have a few figs left some showing color. The younger ones are still confused and green and putting on growth. It is cold here also upper 40's last night Lol
Sal

Subject: White Christmas Replies: 26
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 I just read that 2 football games have been moved from 1:00 to 4:00 because of storm in NE for Sunday to give them more time to prepare the field. Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens Must be a biggie coming your way
Sal

 

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