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Subject: White Christmas Replies: 26
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Gene just seen in my local paper that 12.99 inches was recorded in my area. and many Pics of flooded roads.
Sal

Subject: Portuguese Fig Varieties Replies: 49
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Nice pics shows a good example of how to prune in last pic. All those cuttings on the ground caught my eye.
Sal 

Subject: White Christmas Replies: 26
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The funny thing here is that 2 miles from me they only got 3-4 inches of rain .They say isolated showers on the news so I guess it was isolated over my house. Lol I think 12 inches of rain would amount to about 4 feet of snow does any one know as my father in law and I were discussing this tonight. I don't think I know how to drive in the snow any more. You all be safe
Sal

Subject: White Christmas Replies: 26
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No snow here but we got 12+ inches of rain yesterday and into the night lots of flooding of roads and damage reported to cars and roofs. Luckily we were OK, pool started to over flow and lucky I was home to open up drains as water was starting to come into patio it was getting scary there for a while. Veggie garden under water and I guess this will be a good test for the Conadria as I have 3 more ripening and a few black. I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
Sal

Subject: Talk About Bad Luck Replies: 26
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Keep us updated but please don't do any thing that will make headlines or at least don't get caught ALIBI ALIBI Lol
Sal

Subject: Talk About Bad Luck Replies: 26
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,167
 
Cousin or not that is wrong, stealing in my book. I would find a way to steal his dentures if not permanent and if they are a good sedative and some pliers might do the trick. You just don't mess with one's fig trees. Vendetta LMAO
A nice sweet pastry filled with some Laxatives might do for now
Sal


 


Subject: My Fig Plants Stored Replies: 9
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Hi Maggie I hope you have a great trip as I told you b-4 my mom is from Linguaglossa and I believe my cousins own a cafe or restaurant at the main piazza or square last name Spucches or Spuches I know doesn't sound Italian I believe it is of Greek origin. Say a big hello to Taormina as that site stood out in my visit when I was just a young boy. What town are you staying in Catania?
Best Wishes
Sal 

Subject: Welcome Home Delight Pics Replies: 3
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Thanks Gorgi and Bass I'm looking forward to the coming year as I hope my trees will ripen at the proper time. Most of my trees are less than 1 year old and I will be potting up in the coming months.
    Having been living in Fl for over 25 yrs it is hard for me to relate to winter and all the hard work you guys and gals go through to protect figs and other precious plants. I hope I did not mess up these trees by not picking the young fruits off since they came on so late in the year as many suggest. It is a real treat to have figs this time of year and am hoping for some on the Christmas table If Santa is reading this.
Sal 

Subject: Welcome Home Delight Pics Replies: 3
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 Just got back Today from a 7 day cruise on an Italian cruise line Costa in Southern Caribbean. The first thing I did of course was to check my trees and what a nice surprise after a 7 day Italian eat fest.
    I was particularly surprised of the great taste of the Conadria. A sweet full berry taste with a great seed crunch. I could have taken a knife and spread it like a preserve out of a bottle with no sugar added. The figs as you can see were very ripe and I lost a few that were over done.
    The Conadria are the 2 cut figs upper right







Subject: Figs Today Replies: 5
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,100
 

Jason here are a few

First is my young tree in July second is mother tree in NY third is fruit on mine in July or Aug hope this helps








Subject: Nelson Accident Deletion Replies: 6
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Thanks guys, Jason I figured you had some computer skills and might be able to help. I didn't mean to imply that you have administration ability only that maybe you could pass on useful information. Sorry if this offended any one which I don't believe it did. I think our fig skins are thicker than that. There is only one who knows all and it certainly is not I and we all stand to learn from each other that is life and this forum. Thanks again Jon for providing this great friendly forum. 
Sal 

Subject: Figs Today Replies: 5
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Nelson I hope your Lsu gold fruits for you. The first few were a little watery but sweet 3 others I picked not as watery and very sweet a nice size fig with no signs of splitting or souring as of yet also looks to be very productive for such a young tree can't wait to taste when ripening at proper time.
  Martin I know you prefer dark colored figs and we leave tomorrow for a week. My Black unknowns have a dozen figs starting to show color I'm hoping they wait for me to get back. Lol they are still my wife and I favorite so far. Looking forward to next season as I am hoping to taste a VDB. The fruits on it have been drooping so I picked them all off except for five larger ones 
Sal

Subject: Nelson Accident Deletion Replies: 6
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Thanks Jon, I guess they went into the Black Hole in cyber space LOL Has happened to me a few times not on forum but different apps. It is frustating I know
Sal

Subject: Nelson Accident Deletion Replies: 6
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I wonder if there is any way to restore your posts maybe Jon or Jason can help. You had some good info posted I saved some but I'm not very good on the computer
Sal 

Subject: ripe figs today Replies: 4
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 711
 
Be nice to have some for Christmas
Sal

Subject: Osborn Prolific or Not Replies: 8
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Thanks Maggie and Ed The fruit was picked probably a week to soon, hopefully I'll get one that's ripe to get a better idea of what it looks like inside and out In the next couple of weeks.
Lisa keep us posted on yours
Sal

Subject: Figs Today Replies: 5
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I know most of you have or are preparing your trees for dormancy. I'm still fortunate to have a few ripening.
2 LSU Gold
2 White Unknown
1 Black Unknown

 


Sal

Subject: Osborn Prolific or Not Replies: 8
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This tree I got in July was to be an Osborn Prolific the leaves do not match any descriptions I have seen but look more like a Brunswick. This is the first fruit picked today since it was splitting. The fruit was not ripe and dry the inside was reddish but I could taste a hint of sweetness, and yes I did eat it. LOL I should also state that it has been dry here for the past 6 wks.and not as humid.
weight 52 grams probably would of weighed more if ripened. Any Ideas of what this could be my other Brunswick has amber pulp.





thanks for looking
Sal


Subject: last hours in Turkey... Replies: 4
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Looking forward to future posts, and want to wish you safe trip home.
Sal


Subject: Some pictures ... and an unknown fig? Replies: 45
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 6,942
 
Nice find That 3rd pic is great. Thanks for taking the time to post.
Sal

Subject: White Unknown & Conadria Replies: 2
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Thank you Nelson I have picked a few maybe 8-10 in all,  the trees are only 6-7 months old.  Some grew mold even with no rain and some were super good with what I would say a fig and honey taste Sweet. It really has been hit and miss on this one these  look good no mold showing not very many seeds in any that I have picked Hope that helps again these are very young so I'll keep one tree for at least another year or two but I need to start making room so I can pot up and space is limited.
Sal
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=3716165

 This is a link to my first post with pics of fruit


Subject: White Unknown & Conadria Replies: 2
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Almost Dec and a few figs that should ripen soon. Also have a few on Black U/K and LSU Gold and Brunswick getting ripe. My VDB and Improved Celeste are both dropping their small fruits to the ground.
White Unknown



Conadria


Conadria



Subject: First LSU Gold Replies: 8
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Look me up next time
Sal

Subject: First LSU Gold Replies: 8
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Thanks Gene I'm also looking forward to next years crop. I'm still picking 1 or 2 figs here and there which is a treat and a tease at the same time. My unk blks are loaded for their size so I'm hoping to be picking into Jan if weather cooperates. Also waiting on Conadria, VDB, Improved Celeste which have figs on them which seems like for ever. Will post when and Big IF they ripen.
     The trip was booked last minute We just couldn't pass on the deal and even got a nice up grade to an out side balcony. We will stop in St. Thomas which we have been before also San Juan PR and Grand Turks  Caicos Islands which will be a first. We enjoy cruising Did a 16 day Panama Canal crossing 2004 while my home was being hit with the second hurricane in 3wks Eye came in 7 Miles from where I live not fun and glad we were gone and 17 day Trans Atlantic from Fl to Savona Italy last year with many Caribbean cruises in the past. South Fl I think is the cruise capital of the world and very convenient for us. Vacationstogo.com is a great site for deals. If you do use them ask for Wendy she is great. I was tempted to book another one for Jan as they had specials running yesterday. Oh well still might do it.
Sal  

Subject: First LSU Gold Replies: 8
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Thanks Paully for the advise. I plan on potting up in Feb. I don't want to cut or pinch at this time as I'm hoping trees will go dormant and don't want to stimulate any new growth. I will pinch, trim and shape when I pot up. Down to 45 this morning but will be 72 today and nights will warm back to low 60's. This is the weather we look forward to after those hot humid days and nights. With that said I'll be in the Caribbean next week hoping for warm weather  LOL
Sal  

Subject: First LSU Gold Replies: 8
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 I was very excited to pick my first LSU Gold. This is from a small tree acquired in July about 12 inches tall It is now 52 inches tall
Weight 79 gr
Taste sweet but a little watery and not many seeds. Expecting it to be sweeter might have picked to soon so will wait longer on next ones. We just got a cold front move in last night 50 this morning so I hope these ripen b-4 I leave next week. Can't complain this time of year. I'm hoping taste will improve next year when they ripen at proper time hopefully
Should I pull off all smaler figs to help it for next Year?


Sal












Subject: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Replies: 11
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Happy Thanksgiving to all
Sal


Subject: Irrigation Replies: 2
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,076
 

Found myself in a jam will be out of town for 8 days coming shortly and my neighbor who waters for me is having surgery.
Nothing fancy but this is it
1/2 in poly
micro tubing
1gal/hr drip emmiters
battery operated timer hooks up to water faucet
Put 2 emmiters in large pots and 1 in 3 gal pots Now I have to figure out the time length and might have to add or change size in large pot. Have only 7 days to figure out any input on time or size appreciated
Pics taken 11/22/2009

Sal




Subject: cutting sprouted a fig should I remove it Replies: 13
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Not sure but that might be a bud breaking. I would wait till you know for sure If it is a fig then remove
Sal

Subject: Fig Season Replies: 15
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Picked 2 blk unk last night and this one today Much sweeter as I let it ripen also pulp more red still small compared to earlier but it has been warmer again. sorry I bit into it b-4 remembering to take pic. Well off to build my auto Irrigation system for potted plants. Will posts pics when done
Sal 
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Subject: Which Type of Container? Replies: 18
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My large containers are approx 22in wide or diameter by 17in deep that ratio should be fine they are 18-20 gal capacity
Sal

Subject: Fig Season Replies: 15
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Picked today
2 Brunswick which were good since it's been dry here for the past month or  longer
1 unk white very good sweet since I let it get very ripe
2 blk unk picked to soon couldn't wait 2 more days They were OK smaller and not as dark as earlier in season. I just wanted to eat more than Half a darn fig and then jones the rest of the day or week
I will try to post pics next time. Might have some ripe for Thanksgiving but not enough to feed 18+
Sal


Subject: First Brebas of the 2010 Season Replies: 9
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Gene Never say Never you might get a nice surprise if weather cooperates.
Best of luck
Sal

Subject: Fig trees in Istanbul Replies: 10
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Have a safe trip and thanks for sharing. Looks like you are having great weather also.
Sal

Subject: Paradiso in Philadelphia Replies: 22
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I waited for the wife to get home to confirm, but that sure does look like Junior, Tony Soprano's uncle on TV. Uncle Jun glasses and all Cent' Anni to him
Sal

Subject: Nelson Blk Madeira Replies: 2
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I was comparing temps in Funchal to my area so was curious.
 Funchal avg temp

MonthAvg. HighAvg. LowAvg. Precip
January66.4° F55.6° F4.10 in
February66.4° F55.0° F3.40 in
March67.1° F55.4° F2.50 in
April67.3° F56.1° F1.50 in
May69.6° F58.3° F0.80 in
June72.1° F61.7° F0.50 in
July75.7° F64.4° F0.10 in
August78.1° F66.0° F0.10 in
September78.3° F66.0° F1.50 in
October75.6° F63.7° F3.00 in
November71.6° F60.1° F4.00 in
December68.0° F57.0° F3.90 in

PSL FL Avg temp



Daily Records and Averages at weather.com

MonthAvg. HighAvg. LowAvg. PrecipRec. HighRec. Low
January74.0° F55.0° F3.02 in89.0° F(01/31/1991)23.0° F (01/22/1985)
February75.0° F55.0° F3.24 in89.0° F(02/11/1960)28.0° F (02/24/1989)
March78.0° F60.0° F4.06 in93.0° F(03/22/1977)26.0° F (03/25/1984)
April81.0° F64.0° F2.96 in96.0° F(04/04/1949)37.0° F (04/09/1971)
May85.0° F69.0° F5.30 in98.0° F(05/27/1953)45.0° F (05/05/1971)
June88.0° F73.0° F6.82 in101.0° F(06/12/1952)55.0° F (06/16/1980)
July90.0° F74.0° F6.33 in101.0° F(07/16/1981)55.0° F (07/14/2005)
August90.0° F75.0° F6.41 in99.0° F(08/21/1993)61.0° F (08/18/1976)
September89.0° F74.0° F8.09 in97.0° F(09/04/1999)62.0° F (09/27/1956)
October85.0° F70.0° F6.29 in96.0° F(10/11/1986)44.0° F (10/21/1989)
November80.0° F64.0° F4.23 in92.0° F(11/02/1951)31.0° F (11/26/1950)
December75.0° F58.0° F2.78 in89.0° F(12/06/1972)26.0° F

Big difference in Rain fall  double + for Fl
Sal

Subject: Paradiso in Philadelphia Replies: 22
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Great read The hot peanuts had me cracking up
Sal

Subject: Nelson Blk Madeira Replies: 2
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 Do you recall what months the Blk Madeira would ripen main crop on the Island and was it later then the other varieties found there?
Sal

Subject: Fig Season Replies: 15
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Martin. Me and the wife being from up north at times do miss the snow at Christmas time of year.
With that said, the possibility of eating fresh figs and taking a dip in the pool ain't that bad either. Come on down
Sal

Subject: Fig Season Replies: 15
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My blk unknown has been ripening a few fruits but they are smaller not as dark or sweet as earlier in year. I think my enclosed screen cuts out some of the suns rays. The temps are the same as outside because air passes through. I say this because they say pool water will be 3-5 degrees cooler in screened pool than open can any one confirm the effects of this on figs. I will be planting a least one tree outside in coming months this will let me see the difference from pots to ground and color,productivity and so forth.
Sal

Subject: Another New Fig Person! Replies: 19
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Big Welcome from South Florida
Sal

Subject: I hate to get on my Soap Box but this seems like as good of an opportunity .... Replies: 12
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 954
 
Welcome from FL.
Sal

Subject: Spider Mites? Replies: 22
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Follow directions on store bought products, better less than more I know it is frustrating but patience is a must. I hope it works out, I am one of those that say well if it says 1 than 2 is better, but that is not always the case as I have come to find out the hard way not only with Figs
Sal

Subject: Spider Mites? Replies: 22
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Good luck and keep us posted
Sal

Subject: Spider Mites? Replies: 22
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 2,653
 
once every 5-7 days non grease cutting dish soap the really cheap stuff If it cuts grease it will make the veggie oil in effective.
 My recipe
1 qt water
1/2 to 1 teaspoon soap
1/2 to 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
hope this helps shake well b-4 each use
I had a problem with scale and this is what I used along with adding alcohol to break down their hard bodies Not necessary for spider mites

Scale Bugs

In the juvenile or crawler stage, scales are translucent and take on the color of the leaf or stem surface. As they mature, scales develop a hard, dark brown shell that is more visible (the shell protects the scale babies underneath). The Scale bug comes in different colors such as brown, white, and black. And like the mealy bug, the scale bug also secretes honeydew on the leaf which resembles the stickiness of soda pop. Death of infested plants is possible in severe cases, but usually scale insects just feed by sucking plant sap and causing poor, stunted growth. If you see the honeydew, look for the pest.

For control of scale, spray with insecticidal soap, oil soap, or rubbing alcohol with a small amount of dish soap mixed in. Another good method of controlling scale is to wipe, pick, or scrub off the insect. Persistence is extremely important here. These scales are easily scraped off the plant tissue with a fingernail. If these remedies don’t seem to work you should as an alternative, try spraying with rubbing alcohol; that will help break through the outer barrier of the scale and kill it. Mix 1 part alcohol with 8 to 10 parts of water. The main problem you may come across is that the young scale or crawlers are nearly clear and are very hard to locate, so you may want to spray the entire plant surface until it drips, just to make sure you’ve covered all the cracks and crevices. After about five to seven days, it’s best to repeat this treatment to catch any crawlers that you may have missed the first time around. After this is done, you should continue to check your plant once a week to make sure these unwanted guests haven’t returned.
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=3630745
Sal

Subject: Spider Mites? Replies: 22
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Nelson Neem oil is effective also and safe. I would start with soap first if that doesn't work like George said neem oil might be next step HD and lowes carries it. I have used both with good results. If not a grease cutting dish soap you can add a teaspoon of veggie oil to help it stick and last longer. You must repeat every 7 days till they are gone or under control. You can also purchase Insecticidal soap at HD or Lowes. Or google Insecticidal soap recipes
Sal  

Subject: T.S Ida Replies: 2
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 Just wanted to send out my thoughts and prayers to those who are in the path of the storm.
Sal 

Subject: Bronze Paradiso Tree Replies: 28
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Nice looking fig,and thanks for taking the time to share. Moms Are Great!!!
Sal

Subject: mifigs4fun Question Replies: 3
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,026
 
Question was left in Ebay ask the seller a ? Even though I have not purchased from this person I think we all deserve an explanation or even a chance to explain. Looking at the reviews I recognized some common forum names as being buyers and sellers to this individual. I have not had a response as of yet and don't see my question posted as I have in the past when dealing with others on ebay they say 48hrs for response so wait and see or not. He must have some good stock looking at who he purchased and traded with. What people purchased might not be the correct variety but it still could be a good fig
Sal

Subject: mifigs4fun Question Replies: 3
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,026
 
This is a question I asked seller on Ebay. Maybe I'll get a response probably not.Maybe a few of our duped members should follow suit
Sal

Dear mifig4fun,
If you are an honest seller selling true varieties WHY DON'T YOU DEFEND YOUR SELF ON GARDEN WEB FORUM AND FIGS4FORUM. Maybe that is why you have NO 00000 BIDS
Sal
- 2008giants


 

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