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Subject: Wht Unknown Pics Updated with fruit Pics Replies: 11
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,702
 

 Thanks Tim and Nelson. I was kind of disappointed with the first 2 I picked and I see now that it was my fault picking to early. If you can see in the 2nd pic the skin is cracking and getting brown which I believe to be sugar spots and sign of ripeness. Like I said I only got to taste 1/4 of fig and it had a nice lingering taste

Sal 


Subject: Wht Unknown Pics Updated with fruit Pics Replies: 11
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,702
 
Two wks later I finally picked another fig. This time I let it go longer and was more ripe. The taste was greatly improved much sweeter with a real figgy taste not many seeds but melt in your mouth like soft candy. The worst part is I had to quarter it so it was a tease. 
wt. 34 grams
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Subject: Hello. Replies: 14
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,117
 
Welcome Bill, great to see another FL fig grower to compare notes with since our weather is much different than most on forum 
   Gene that was to funny and true

Subject: Visit To Adrianos Replies: 24
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,250
 
Nelson glad to hear you had a good trip and on top of that even got to eat some figs what a nice treat wish you the best of luck with your new cuttings I guess you were itchy again
Sal

Subject: VDB & FMV ??? Replies: 17
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,663
 
Martin just so you know there are no wheals on that sled just wood on pavement and the slope of the mountain. This is not on a closed road no stop lights and they just go through the intersections pretty much at same speed when I said foot brakes I meant literally the guys use their feet to slowdown or make hair pin turns it was really a rush
 Back to figs: I wish I was into them then, I would have had clippers with me and of course I would get permission first if possible. If I ever have the good fortune to travel again clippers will be one item in back pack. I also know besides looking at the major attraction or sites I will also be on the look out for figs.
   Nelson we also saw some of the most beautiful gardens and all houses had beautiful blooming plants along with fruit and vegetables 

Subject: VDB & FMV ??? Replies: 17
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,663
 
Nelson; Wow my words couldn't say that and even the video can't express that trill. these people are nuts in a nice way. 
 The day we were there a big soccer game was going Man U and Barcelona I think it was the semi's or finals not sure of either well U know how important real Football Is in Europe (GO G MEN)
The Gauchos if that is correct the guys driving anyway were all in the cantina bar watching the game yelling arguing drinking drinking drinking yelling and smiling. I joined the merriment to build up my courage my wife kept on shaking her head NO NO NO until she got some courage but backing up we went up to the church right up above to pray also.
I tried to pick the most sober guys as possible and we had a safe trip down not as fortunate as us was couple we met also from fl who crashed into a car on one of those cross roads They were OK though those things only have foot brakes Literally 
Nelson Thanks for that my wife will get a kick I must save this to Favorites the trip only goes half way down and we walked the rest As you probably assumed I like to talk and meet and I had a few UN Inhibitors in me I met many on nice folk on my way back to ship about 3Mi walk with a few pit stops along the way.


Nelson Please correct me Is this one of the Islands the rich and famous go to party vacation  from western Europe if not they don't know the beauty they are missing 
Sal
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Subject: Negretta Hopes Replies: 6
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,133
 

 There I go again, itching,  send that my way I have another to add to my growing conditions Nelson I think I itched first  Just kidding 
Sal
Edited: Nelson I just went back and you did Itch first By almost 2 months

Sal


Subject: Brunswick Pics Replies: 6
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,355
 

Bass you are absolutely right with just a little rain the fig will not only become watery but spoil and sour I know this from those that ripened in July and August during rains. This is going to be hard for me to trash because it came from my uncle. At this time I don't have any older trees so the little I get i cherish. That decision will be down the road for me
 Martin you are also correct not many seeds but a few compared to the white unk I have and tasted just prior. I said meaty not firm it's hard to express what I meant It had texture might be better not hard again if that makes sense
  Again if this fig ripens in dry times it is good and a heavy producer with size from what I have come to Observe it is not recommended for my area from what I've read 

I think the brick count will be high on this I do have to research that My pallet it not the same as it used to be probably from Meds
Sal


Subject: VDB & FMV ??? Replies: 17
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,663
 
Thanks to both
 I got the Itch.I'm hopping to add a VDB soon to my collection after seeing pics of Martins plant and figs I got the Itch.
 FTD (Fig Transmitted Disease) I hope it is not Related TO STD as you said (The way I look at it is FMV is the herpes of the fig world) Seems as if most members have been affected by this highly contagious virus The CDC has issued a warning it is spreading faster than the Swine Virus

 OK on a serious note I've come to realize that climate is an important factor mine being opposite of most on forum. I will be concentrating on those varieties that can tolerate the heat rain and humidity 1) taste 2)productivity I think the Vdb fits that bill. Size is not important to me ( Cecil Behave)  
   I am scratching again and my next addition I hope will be a BLK Madeira 1) Taste 2) because I've visited that most beautiful Island Funchal was the city 3) I think my climate would be a good productive fit
   If any of you ever get the opportunity it is a must see. 
 If you have a good strong heart you must come down the mountain in the wicker basket A few drinks might help also at the Cantina. It beats any roller coaster I've ever been on 
Sal 

Subject: Brunswick Pics Replies: 6
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,355
 
It is not going to win any beauty contests but it Ripened on a small cutting started this year and it has been dry here for the past 3 KS
weight 56 grams
open eye no honey visible
Taste was very good for a fist year fig, sweet with a little crunch and meaty if that makes sense.
The skin was just starting to split I picked because it is about to rain or I would have left on for another day or 2 
Thanks for looking
Sal
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Subject: VDB & FMV ??? Replies: 17
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,663
 
This is my VDB can someone confirm that this is a sign of FMV. The tree was slow growing at first but has really taken off this past month or so It is now 3 ft tall and growing well. It even has some small figs on it so maybe I'll get to taste in a couple of months if the weather cooperates.
Thanks for looking
Sal
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Subject: someone wants to join the party Replies: 9
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 666
 
Be patient I received a VdB in August with FMV and it was very slow in putting out any growth. I fertilized it with MG twice a wk. and not much difference I was almost going to discard and try another. I started adding coffee grinds about 4- 5 times and 3 wks ago it started to take off. went from 10 inches to 3 ft in Short amount of time. I might of put to much lime in the mix or it could of been it's time to grow or maybe it needed that caffeine jolt any way just be patient. I will try to post a pic when the sun rises. My neighbor who's 4 cuttings of my wht unk was behaving the same and he fed his some coffee and his not only grew but put on figs. Probably just coincidence and I don't endorse coffee but that's what I add to my compost which I use in veggie garden
Sal 
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Subject: someone wants to join the party Replies: 9
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 666
 
Nelson I must say I love reading your posts you have definitely been hit by the fig lighting bolt bug. It seems like every time I read, your office has a new addition or you are waiting for one or looking to acquire one, heck you have been blessed you even raised one up from the dead. Great going and don't stop till you drop.
Best of luck to you
Sal

Subject: My Big Guilbeau (pic) Replies: 13
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 846
 
Cecil; Nice healthy looking plant. I'm sure you will be eating many figs come next season

Subject: Video How to make a Bonsai fig tree Replies: 10
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,913
 
I hope he had sense enough to salvage the cuttings if not what a waste
Sal

Subject: Bianca Calabrese Replies: 18
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 2,097
 
OK: So now I'm confused. Why can't the same variant be growing in different parts of the world. If a cutting came from point A then that mother tree would be located at point A (correct) well then where did the mother tree come from? maybe point B  many hundreds of miles away (correct) Well then where did that grandmother tree come from ( possibly thousands of miles away correct. And how about great grandma, any way you see where I'm going. To say a variant is from one place or one special region or the original tree of this variant came from here is pure speculation I'm sure the Famous Sal's has an older relative living some where else and maybe that is where that came from and so on.
I picked Sal's because it was easy for me to spell and no other reason
If your cutting came from a certain place so be it that is where it is from, but that doesn't mean that is where that variant started or only exists
SAL


Subject: Cold front Coming this weekend Replies: 10
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,372
 
Maggie, I hope all is well and that storm will pass soon. I know first hand what bad weather can do as I too lived up north and went through 2 of the scariest hurricanes in a 2 &1/2 wk time in Fl. The eye came in only 6 miles south on both no power for 6 days then none for 5. No generator at the time either. Sept 2004 Francis & Jeanne I thought a train was coming through the house for hours on end it seemed. The damage was devastating for hundreds of miles not only on the coast but inland. Damage can be repaired, figs replaced Lives not SO.
God Bless
Sal

Subject: Cold front Coming this weekend Replies: 10
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,372
 

Martin, My a/c usually goes on in March and runs 24/7 till Dec. I might open a few windows at night in late Oct. and Nov. and some sporadic days. I welcome some cooler temps but not that cold even though it is good for the ground and kills a lot of bugs. I do miss the snow, it is as you said very refreshing. The day time highs are bad enough but even worse is the night time temp above 80 that are brutal.
Sal

Subject: Bianca Calabrese Replies: 18
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 2,097
 

Testa Tosta!!!


Subject: Cold front Coming this weekend Replies: 10
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,372
 
After a long hot and humid summer these two nights of cooler air will be refreshing and then back we go to 80's and 70's at night. I started my veggie garden late, 3rd wk of sept. My tomatos have blooms but won't set fruit unless night temps get cooler than 74 or they just fall off. If you listen to the tv or read the paper it is really funny. Here is one headline


"Treasure Coast can say goodbye to the 90s after today, but dig out the rain gear and sweaters."

I just hope my trees get a rest this year
Sal

Subject: Cold front Coming this weekend Replies: 10
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,372
 

10-Day Forecast for 
Port Saint Lucie, FL


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Ready to start Furnace!!!
What a joke


Subject: LSU GOLD Pics & Pot Grower Question Replies: 3
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,051
 
Tree is 48 inches from top of soil line just acquired in July about 10 inches at that time. My question is I will be potting up from 3gal to 18-20 gal pot in coming year
Should I be concerned with root pruning at this time? Keep in mind these are only yearlings and I have 6-8 to do. Is there any advantage to root prune at this young stage or will it retard them if I do? I do not plan to top them yet. 
Also when I do re pot should I discard the soil they are in only 6 mo old mix
Thanks in Advance
Sal 
PS: I have 5 other varieties at about the same stage of growth to re pot and 2 larger ones going from 10gal to 18-20 gal 
Thanks for Looking
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Subject: Wht Unknown Pics Updated with fruit Pics Replies: 11
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,702
 
Nelson i hope those pics help

Subject: Osborn Prolific? Replies: 12
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,604
 

Gene If you can get two in one shot go for it.... As far as figs go I think the same would apply (WOW TWINS)


Subject: Osborn Prolific? Replies: 12
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,604
 
Thanks to both Gene & Paully for posting back. Figs are fun, funny, strange, and different and sure can be frustrating at times... BUT BOY THEY SURE ARE GOOD WHEN THEY ARE GOOD AND BAD WHEN THEY ARE BAD (JUST LIKE WOMEN, BUT I LIKE THE OTHER AT ALL TIMES)
Sal
SLAP TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD




Subject: Osborn Prolific? Replies: 12
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,604
 
Gene thanks for taking the time and posting, leaves look similar to some extent but not as skinny as mine in a side by side pic.Mine look  more like Scott's pic. I guess a number of factors could be involved. Big questions??? How was the taste? Open eye? And did you have rain when that was ripening? if so, was it affected by the rain in your opinion?
   Scott same questions if you don't mind
Ok .. I went out and looked at 3 trees, same variety, same soil, and leaves look different on all 3 not that much but enough that you & I can see differences
Guess I just need to CHILL and Enjoy like my wife Said
 SHE IS ALWAYS RIGHT!!!
 RIGHT!!!
 YES DEAR!!!
I HATE THAT DARN COUCH
YES DEAR

Sorry I Was Typing Out Loud

Sal


Subject: Osborn Prolific? Replies: 12
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,604
 
In Jons varieties under Osborn  not Osborn Prolific 3rd section 3rd row 4th pic the leaf shape looks similar I will post again if and when it fruits. It is very frustrating to say the least, my wife does not understand why I get so mad and I guess she is right if it tastes good so what, but I tell her I would eventually like to trade and don't want to mislead anyone and then she tells me I don't need any more trees... She changes her mind when she is eating them though. HA HA Then she wants more
Sal
PS Gene Colin if you read this does yours look similar I believe we had the same source

Subject: Osborn Prolific? Replies: 12
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,604
 
I received this in July as an Osborn Prolific but the leaf shape looks different from what I have researched any input greatly appreciated

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Subject: Bianca Calabrese Replies: 18
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 2,097
 
Brunswick like leaf? I have supposedly Osborne Prolific with similar looking leaf shape I won't know till it fruits hopefully Dec or early Jan if weather permits
Sal

Subject: Fig plants resilience for survival- a record or what!? Replies: 8
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 969
 
Nice Save!!!
Sal

Subject: Wht Unknown Pics Updated with fruit Pics Replies: 11
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,702
 
They sure do look similar I expect to pick in the next week and i will try to post pics of the inside I ate one from the mother tree earlier in the year and it was honey colored on inside my mother in -law said hers had a little red inside so we'll see
thanks for responding. I don't know if you can see but one fig has more red in the eye than the other. 

Subject: Wht Unknown Pics Updated with fruit Pics Replies: 11
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,702
 
Here are some pics of an unknown any clues of variety? I will try to post pics of inside when ripe. The tree is only 18 inches from top of pot with 15 figs just rooted in April
Thanks for looking
Sal
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Weight 18 & 22 Grams
A little small in size compared to mother tree fig. No Pink pulp
Sweet but bland if that makes seance nothing in the taste that jumped out, not crunchy but thin skinned The mother tree fig was much better sweeter and more flavorful. I might have picked to early but the skin was developing brown spots. Now that I think about it the mother fig was very ripe with brown spots. I'll wait longer next time The tree does seem productive so I'll give it a 3 yr reprieve

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Subject: O'Rourke fig trying to ripen (pic) Replies: 1
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 555
 
Very nice tree it seems like it has really grown well for you in a short amount of time if that is the one that you acquired from JR in Sept. from a previous post  pic
Sal

Subject: Rain capes for potted figs Replies: 7
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 582
 
Great idea I too grow in pots and at times face the same problem. I was thinking once I repot I will use a 11/4 inch pvc pipe as my stake and when it rains Place one of many golf umbrellas in, if the winds permit

Subject: Another Growing Season Done Replies: 19
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 943
 
Thanks Martin for your reply what I have observed in my short time growing is open eyes will definitely be affected as my Brunswick was in rainy times, but if ripening in drier parts of the year they are a good eating fig. I will do some more research on the Madeira but our long growing season should be a plus the rain might be a minus so I have to weight both but I sure would at least give it a trial for a few seasons at least. 

Subject: Another Growing Season Done Replies: 19
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 943
 
I'm thinking black Madeira might be a good fig for my climate as we are still high 80's low 90's day temps with mid 70's as night temps still have 2 months of growing weather as our cold usually doesn't start till Jan. I have not seen any nurseries that carry this variety can some-one point me in the right direction. Jon i see you don't have it listed either as a potted plant and the restrictions on shipping to Fl is cost prohibitive if I read that right. Is it the same restrictions for cuttings as plants.
Thanks  Sal

Subject: Fig for tropical areas Replies: 7
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,440
 

Bass I was wondering if that tree took and how it is doing and what variety? I'm in a similar situation with my zone. I think my trees will go dormant but to what extent and for how long is still an unknown as this is only my second season with young trees. Last year they did not go dormant so I'm hoping that they will adjust this year. My cooler months are Jan & Feb If we do get any frost it only lasts for a couple of nights which will probably do more harm since trees are not fully dormant. Any ideas or observations?


Subject: will my figs ripen Replies: 9
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,465
 
demondmh
 I'm in similar climate on east coast in Port St Lucie. Last year I had some new trees started in July which put on good growth and around Sept started to put figs on, I had some ripe figs in Jan then breba in May and main again in Jul and Aug. They did not go dormant the first year I also acquired some new small trees this past June and July which are acting the same putting on figs and growth. I'm hoping my one yr olds go dormant but I don't expect that till cooler weather Dec Jan Feb. I would like to hear back from someone growing in a similar tropical climate and I too am growing in pots.
In my opinion keep them on and see what happens the first year and please keep us posted

Subject: Closed Eye Varieties Replies: 27
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,720
 
I think this rain has really taken it's toll in the SE this year even though it is rainy season in July and August here it seems more than normal Fred seems to have lingered for 3 wks now and even though my blk unknown does not split or sour the flavor has definitely bee compromised. My older Brunswick is done with figs but a small cutting is just starting to ripen some figs if its dry they are good but rain while ripening and they are worthless.
Brunswick 9/23/09
Definitely not a closed eye variety
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Subject: Avatars and Profiles and Signatures Replies: 23
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 924
 

Just wanted to bumb this back to top


Subject: Our Cajun Country visit ;) Replies: 33
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,333
 
Papayamon I know that grasshopper It's called a T-BOW very  rare only found in Gator Country. I guess you were GATOR Bait. I also understand that this grasshopper will be migrating next year to the National Fig League (NFL) So watch out for this Phenomenon It might be near a City by you (Jacksonville)
Sal

Subject: well im off to Air Force Basic Replies: 17
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 764
 
AFB just want to repeat what every one has said Be safe and kick some Ass. You are in my prayers along with all the other good people protecting freedom around the world God Bless America.
Your Friend 
Sal 

Subject: My first Celeste ripened (pics) Replies: 3
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 468
 
Nice pics  and good looking fruit and tree it looks like you will be picking a few more soon. thanks for posting 

Subject: My Dark Portuguese Replies: 4
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 605
 
Martin first let me say what healthy looking tress you have. now to my questions.
How much of the top will you snip and will you also cut those side shoots and if yes right up to the trunk or just a clip?

Subject: Sal's Corleone ripening figs (pic) Replies: 51
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 3,105
 
Cecil sorry that it didn't work out but at least you gave it a shot. Thanks for the honest post also I'm sure next year will be better
All the Best
SAl 

Subject: Hi Zergy Replies: 2
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 551
 
Well I've read and heard one side of the story I am anxious to hear the other side and I'm sure others are also. 

Subject: Unknown Fig Replies: 20
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 991
 

Very nice pic hopefully flavor will improve as tree mature It sure is pretty


Subject: anyone grown osborne prolific Replies: 11
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,694
 
My young Osborn Prolific shows more of a Brunswick like leaf has not fruited yet.
Bass what was the leaf shape on yours

Subject: Sal's Corleone ripening figs (pic) Replies: 51
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 3,105
 
I kick myself in the head for not thinking of that.  
Shoot now my butt hurts
On a serious note did the fig swell any after the oiling or did it stay the same size?

Subject: Fig Delight Replies: 10
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 895
 

Martin last year the trees were brought from NY in July wrapped in soil in a wet towel and plastic bag which my Uncle placed in fridge the day B-4 I flew home. I potted in big pots right away which I was told not to do. Also not knowing any better I started to fertilize with MG and kept them watered, well they took off and gave me some figs in Jan so really I had 3 crops this year but not many ripe ones at any given time I think they will adjust this year. They can surely use the rest.


 

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