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Subject: Hardy Chicago roots (pic) Replies: 4
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 589
 
I think by re potting, those roots will stay a little cooler since they won't be touching the sides of the pot as of yet. Next year they will be more mature and might handle the heat better. I also believe you will get much faster growth by re potting since you still have plenty of warm and sunny weather ahead. That plant sure looks healthy. 
Good job
Sal

Subject: Fig Variety Photographic Identification Replies: 1
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 554
 
Just went to site, great idea I was just stating the same thing for this site I like the idea of leaf and fruit in one pic. I will be more than willing to participate once I'm sure of proper ID and my trees are mature enough to have accurate leaf and fruit pics.

Subject: well im off to Air Force Basic Replies: 17
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Thanks, For all you do. Be safe and I am sure we will all keep you in our prayers. 

Subject: Panache Fig Pictures Replies: 5
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 746
 

Sweeeeet looking figs... keep posting pix as I believe we all enjoy


Subject: Manure = moles, moles & more moles :( Replies: 12
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 760
 

u replied b4 my edit on hd


Subject: Manure = moles, moles & more moles :( Replies: 12
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 760
 
 I'm glad you can laugh my luck isn't much better, but humor helps us get by.
I believe HD might have some granules for moles should be that hard to treat with a spreader.

Subject: Manure = moles, moles & more moles :( Replies: 12
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 760
 

When Robert De Niro had trouble finding a suitable actor to portray Eddie Mush, he asked Chazz Palminteri if they could find the real Eddie Mush to play himself. They found Eddie Montanaro in the same neighborhood still losing bets. After casting him, they became worried that Eddie Mush would "jinx" the film. On Montanaro's first day of filming, it rained.


Subject: Manure = moles, moles & more moles :( Replies: 12
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 760
 

Cecil from reading your posts it doesn't seem like you've had much luck and I wish you the best and that things will turn around for you. Also I believe you have a good sense of humor I hope. Your luck reminds me of a movie called
" A Bronx Tale" Starring Robert De Niro, anyway your luck reminds me of a character named Mush I believe, if you ever have the opportunity to see it I think you"ll get a chuckle. Great movie and my old stomping grounds.
Best of luck.
Sal   


Subject: O'Rourke Improved Celeste Leaf pic. Replies: 26
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,736
 

Martin as I am new to fig growing this is very confusing I also read posts about Sal's fig which I still can't fig-ur out. I see some sellers list that they have an I/C or even list it as an O'Rourke, same with the Sal's. I guess what I'm trying to say is I would like to get what I'm paying for and also don't want to put the time and effort into something and later find out I was duped I'm sure you can relate. Also when my trees get large enough I would be interested in trading or  what I give away I would like to have proper labeling. I would hate for someone to come back and say this isn't what I traded for. 


Subject: O'Rourke Improved Celeste Leaf pic. Replies: 26
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,736
 

"There have been very few new releases of named fig

varieties from a public breeding program in the past fifty years. One of the largest

benefactors of a new fig release will be tree nurseries in supplying trees to homeowners

and hobbyist."
 Again I am confused. This is a quote from the LSU release what exactly does that mean?
  Did they or didn't they make these varieties available to nurseries and who has a true O'Rourke other than LSU? 
2007 You would think it would be being marketed by now true to cultivator.

Subject: O'Rourke Improved Celeste Leaf pic. Replies: 26
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,736
 
Dan do you know of any commercial sellers of a true O'Rourke or if LSU has a program for obtaining cuttings like UC Davis.

Subject: O'Rourke Improved Celeste Leaf pic. Replies: 26
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,736
 

I am also interested in a true O'Rourke are there any sources out there. I read that they were going to be available to a few select nurseries has that taken place yet. If there are any forum members willing I will gladly pay. Please pm me 


Subject: July Weather and My Fig Plants Replies: 1
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 604
 
Very well said I'm new to figs and enjoy looking at pictures as much as reading some great posts. Thanks to all members who have replied to my questions.
Please post pictures the good with the bad. Like they say a picture is worth, well you all know the rest. 

Subject: Eye Opening Experience???? Replies: 9
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Can you try some organic insect sprays.


Subject: One F(r)IGN big Fig Replies: 2
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 773
 

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Just like I've been telling my wife for years bigger isn't always better.
That was the case with this fig 81 grams just shy of 3 oz. the taste and quality were disappointing after a week of heavy rains which probably contributed to it's weight. The sweetness was not there as it was watery and the flesh was rubbery and thicker. The two smaller figs were somewhat better but not by much. I'll take one small good one over 3 large of this quality any day. The black figs were not effected at all and were very good.

Thanks Martin I'm leaving them on an extra day or two and they are so much better.

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Subject: Eye Opening Experience???? Replies: 9
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Thanks for confirming my thoughts on the variety and you are absolutely right on taste variance with different weather conditions. My  potted soil doesn't seem to get over watered from rain because the leaf canopy acts as an umbrella, but the rain water dripping into the eye and humidity seem to affect it more in my opinion. The days are so hot and sunny right now that the soil dries up pretty fast. It's those late afternoon showers or storms that effect it.


Subject: Eye Opening Experience???? Replies: 9
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,583
 
Thanks Jon & Dan here are pics of what I think might be a Brunswick with a big open eye more so after 4 days of rain of about 3 inches.

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Subject: Eye Opening Experience???? Replies: 9
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,583
 
Dan thanks, That detailed explanation is just what I was looking for. Thanks again for taking the time to better inform all us fig beginners.  I have noticed exactly what you stated after heavy rains with taste if it wasn't sour it just wasn't as sweet and watery in taste. My small eye closed eye fig shows no effect from the rains. Great explanation. 

Subject: Eye Opening Experience???? Replies: 9
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,583
 
Do you find figs with larger eye openings to be more prone to splitting and or souring? Do you find this more prevalent after lots of rain when figs are almost ripe? Is it do to the rain water seeping into the eye or the soil being wet? Or both? Is it because the fig didn't produce a honey drop to seal the eye? 
OK you know where I'm going with this. Just want to get different perspectives on how eye opening affect fig flavor, brick count, etc ..etc..   
I understand each variety has it's own characteristics of openings but what are your assumptions or conclusions.

Subject: My Hardy Chicago Breba Replies: 8
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 910
 
That looks great you must have a great deal of will power not to pick it now, but I'm discovering what a real ripe fig should taste like. Thanks for the info 

Subject: Pics wht & blk U/K help ID blk fig (edited) Replies: 9
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,382
 
Martin I was thinking along that same line leaf shape is similar along with fruit. My family is from Sicily and I was there two times when i was 12 &14. I would take my cousins motorcycle and ride up MT Etna. We even spent two nights up at the crater. Middle of summer but it is cold up there you would find little opening to sleep by where the heat would come from, and you would have to hold your breath during the sulfer releases. The town was Linguaglossa .   
Any way I was also comparing to Negronne. Are the leaf shapes similar in these two?
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Subject: Pics wht & blk U/K help ID blk fig (edited) Replies: 9
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,382
 
I think the blk socks & shorts might be a new fashion statement. Believe it or not Sal worked for Ralph Loren and ran his fashion shows for years. No lie

Subject: New trees potted up Replies: 5
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,069
 
Go to your local supermarket and ask them to save you the pots that they get their fresh cut flowers in You need to go to the right dept. and speak to the person in charge. Don't just ask anybody they won't know what you want and don't care. Then just drill drain holes  

Subject: Little Pastiliere Replies: 3
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 672
 
Martin do you say that because of the age of the tree or your weather or both. Sill trying to learn

Subject: Pics wht & blk U/K help ID blk fig (edited) Replies: 9
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,382
 
Any clue on the variety of the blk. Yea we do Cecil it is fun though I do the same it is fun ain't it

Subject: Pics wht & blk U/K help ID blk fig (edited) Replies: 9
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,382
 
Just spoke to him broken English broken Sicilian what a great conversation. My mother would always call him a trouble maker because he would always cox me into doing things that wold annoy her what a great relationship they have. They grew up together in Sicily along with his late wife who was my moms god daughter.  1 yr  to the day she passed.

Subject: New trees potted up Replies: 5
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Think I might of potted up to fast and didn't let them adjust they stressed the first day but now seem to be doing better.
Guess my day going to be cleaning up again.


Subject: Pics wht & blk U/K help ID blk fig (edited) Replies: 9
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,382
 

Black & White pics with my Uncle SAl and blk mother tree The small potted fig is one of the trees He gave me

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Still trying to fig ur out this picture thing thanks Martin & Cecil. I will get it right one day The white I think might be a Brunswick the leaf shape and fruit fit the description. I picked some ripe ones after 3 days of heavy rain and one was a little sour (Brunswick trait) these in the picture were  good but the blk are by far better in my opinion







Can any one help identify blk fig with mother tree and fig pics
By the way young Sal in the pic is 80


 

 

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Subject: Madeira Tiny Fig Replies: 2
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 582
 
Martin  when my uncle gave me my cuttings he did the same thing with dirt I asked and he said it was to seal and prevent infection My translating as we were speaking Italian well he was and I in broken Sicilian dialect mixed English 

Subject: Order arrived PIX Replies: 8
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Benny I must agree maybe he will add some extra varieties. I think I'm done for this year I will pot some of my others up and determine what to keep and see how much room I will have left.


Subject: Lemon Replies: 4
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The reflection of the sugars in that last pic is amazing it looks as though you poured honey on it. Great looking fig and pic


Subject: White U/K pics Replies: 3
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 998
 
Americanfigboy, It is a white or green unknown. I pruned my mother in laws tree in Mar. and I took cuttings I rooted 10 and 8 took. I gave 5 away and kept 3. She tells me they are green with red pulp Her tree was loaded after I pruned but the birds and squirrels got to it so I personally haven't seen a ripe one. I will give 1 plant to her so that she can keep it in a pot on her patio. It was an 8 to 10 inch cutting it branched off by itself I think it all depends on variety some are faster rooters or growers I'm also new but this is what I have come to observe. Other posters also report that some varieties grow or root more easily.  I believe these would be called main crop since they are all on new growth please correct me if I'm wrong.  Now I see what you were talking about AFB. They are all the same fig the small one in green pot was just started 2mo ago Yesterday it went to a new home I gave it to a co-worker of my wife.

Subject: Order arrived PIX Replies: 8
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,271
 

Thanks I got it know My pop up bloked it


Subject: Order arrived PIX Replies: 8
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I just received a private message but it was blocked how do I retrieve it.


Subject: White U/K pics Replies: 3
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 998
 
This is a cutting I rooted in mid March and potted up In mid to late April. It is doing extremely well. It has 12 little figs and putting out more. I will post again when tree is more developed and figs ripen hopefully.



Sorry I still don't know how to re size I'm using photo bucket.


 


Subject: Order arrived PIX Replies: 8
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,271
 
I just received my order this morning and wanted to post some pics. They were shipped Monday and arrived Weds. They were well packed, soil kept moist with news paper I was very impressed. My thanks go out to John for the care he puts in his product.




Just noticed my spelling on my creative cardboard sorry



 


Subject: Coffee Grounds Replies: 9
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Here is a link from starbucks.

Subject: Coffee Grounds Replies: 9
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,240
 

 I have applied coffee grinds to my potted figs with no ill effect that I can see. In my opinion only it seems like they like the jolt of caffeine as much as we do. I also put coffee grinds in my compost container along with egg shells the egg shells take a long time to break down and many folks put them in an old blender first to crush so they break down faster. I think egg shells provide calcium maybe DR TAPALA can clarify. 


Subject: Improved celeste Replies: 7
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,252
 
Dan 
Thanks again for the info and again I believe that this was an honest mistake. I will update when I receive my order. I ordered an Osborne Prolific, Conadria, LSU Gold and the small Celeste. I'm thinking of filling in my pool and making a fig orchid in my enclosure but my wife has other thoughts and a big GUN.

Subject: A/E improved celeste apology Replies: 0
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 894
 
I had spoken with John previously and I believe this was an honest mistake as I have come to find out it is not uncommon for figs to be mislabeled or named. I apologize if this has caused any problems and have already emailed John personally to express this. I don't want or expect a refund. Like I said before a small Celeste is better than none. I did ask to be kept in mind if he does come across an O'Rourke. Again I apologize to any and all that this has caused a problem for as this was truly not my intention 

Subject: Improved celeste Replies: 7
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,252
 
Dan thanks for the info I guess I will have to wait and see to compare. I will update after I receive my order next week. I missed the previous post from AE it sounds like an honest mistake and I don't expect a refund. A small celeste is better than no celeste.

Subject: Improved celeste Replies: 7
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,252
 
Thanks Cecil I don't see that it is available and I have an order already in place. I was just wondering if anyone has ordered this variety from Almost Eden and if it is the same as danla post on this varient. It seems like he is very familiar with this fig.

Subject: Improved celeste Replies: 7
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Has any one received an I/C from Almost Eden and do you know if this is the LSU O'Rourke true I/C.

Subject: Happy 4th July to American Figgies Replies: 4
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 611
 
GOD BLESS AMERICA, and look after the men and women serving our country and protecting our freedom.
Sal

Subject: What a difference a day makes Replies: 2
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 800
 
I hope they are as sweet as chocolate. I won't be back in town till 7/10 hopefully they don't melt by then.

Subject: What a difference a day makes Replies: 2
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07/03/09 1pm<BR><BR>07/04/09  1 pm<BR><BR> I was very surprised by the color change in a day. I.m also very excited as this is a one year old tree and will be my first main crop to taste the breba were good when fully ripe deep red inside. I will post pics of ripe fruit when I pick. I'm going away for six days hopefully they won't be rotten. Yesterday I counted six with some color today a total of eleven. Any guesses on the variety are welcome. <BR>Sal<BR>
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Subject: Pruning question with pics Replies: 14
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,563
 
Thanks Dan.
I appreciate any help I think I might be addicted
I remember growing up in Bx NY. Every family member had a garden and all had one common tree yes it was figs. I never really got involved in gardening till now. I think as I look back on it now that they were always happy doing this up to their last days. The garden was Always one of the main priorities.
I can also remember each member giving others their varieties. They each had their own way of propagating. One would take a cutting and crush One end with a rock hammer or the closet hard object put in any available container with some soil from the garden and say here's your tree. Another would carefully peel bark off the bottom put it in a container and say here's your tree. Another would walk over take a cutting stick in dirt and say here your tree.ect ect.. What I'm getting at is they all had their own methods and if I remember correctly they all worked.
Just regressing I guess
Thanks Again to all
Sal

Subject: Pruning question with pics Replies: 14
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,563
 
Dan
I might try it anyway now that I read you didn't remove figs. I have 13 figs on the long branch on the right in picture that is the one I had planned on doing. How far down can I attempt this? I'm in z10 Fl. Should I wait a little longer or go ahead now and hope for the best. I really can't predict when those figs will be ripe. Also how long can you leave the air layer in a bag around the tree?
Thanks
Sal

Subject: Pruning question with pics Replies: 14
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,563
 
 I had planned on air layering my long branch also but was told to discard the figs on it. Does yours have fruit?  I guess I would have tried if I had more mature trees with lots of figs.
Sal

Subject: Pruning question with pics Replies: 14
Posted By: 2007_giants Views: 1,563
 
Gorgi
I would love to acquire this variety it is not available in any local nursery or big box here.I would be more than willing to pay for a cutting if any one can accommodate me please email me at (sgior at bellsouth.net) Thanks
Sal

 

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