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Subject: Unk Madeira Island Fig cuttings (tiny root pic ) UPDATE- leaves pic + roots Replies: 41
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Great pictures, thanks for showing them.

Subject: Well Sweep cutting Replies: 19
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Hi Victor, I can spare one cutting, Sergio in Cape May NJ.

Subject: Colisanti White Replies: 20
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The fig looks awfully close to the Armenian one I have in a pot, and it is a keeper, I love it.
The inside is a nice pink color, if it is the same.

Subject: My preferred rooting method Replies: 57
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Jason, great tips, and fast too, thanks.

Subject: Merry Christmas! Replies: 5
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Buon Natale, and Happy New Figs everyone.

Subject: Kadota in Sunset Zone 23? Replies: 6
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With Kadota you have to be patient, mine is a smash hit after 7 years. Early summer to mid summer the skin has that vanilla flavor  that is mixed with the honey syrup. Zone 7 in Cape May area, NJ.

Subject: Lost my fig loving dad last night Replies: 67
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Ed, I'm sorry to hear about your father.


Subject: Nero Di Terlizzi Replies: 19
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Tylerj, great fig. The city of Terlizzi is located 15 min. by bicycle, south-west from Molfetta province of Bari, Puglia, fig heaven. Take care, Sergio in South Jersey.

Subject: Sals Gene/Sals corleone Replies: 9
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Tony, in Zone 7 Southern New Jersey, Sal's C gave me 3 to 4 dozen breba from 2 trees, they
were a lot bigger than the main crop  and 10 times sweeter and great flavor. Trees are in ground
about 3 to 4 years old, it's a keeper.
Sergio in Cape May Court House.


Subject: Does Brunwick get any respect or consideration? Replies: 7
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Last 2 years have had mild winters which contributed in producing outstanding brebas, and nice figs. This tree will surprise you in many ways, including late maturing figs which are great , you will need a lot of patience and time, mine is at least 9 years old. I am in zone 7 and that could be the difference in not achieving the results I have been getting, take care, Sergio in SJ.

Subject: Finally caved in and ordered a greenhouse(now with pics) Replies: 34
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There is no help for figaholics, but very nice Jason.

Subject: Handy and Primo Replies: 16
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Slingha, they are as hardy as Celeste and Magnolia, I mulch all my trees with 4" shredded leaves, enjoy, Sergio in S. Jersey.

Subject: Handy and Primo Replies: 16
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Slingha, they are purple, and average size.

Subject: Handy and Primo Replies: 16
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My uncle brought what I called it Primo, from Italy, in 1980, I believe it is in the Sicilian group and very good.
Handy fig is a little bit hardier round leaf pattern, thus the name, and easy to grow, one of my top fig. Hope it will help a little, Sergio in S. Jersey.

Subject: Naples white breba Replies: 18
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Thank-you Bass, I believe that the older the fig tree gets, (perhaps at least10) the flavor will reach 100% sweetness and flavor, the Fioroni way. Thank-you also for the name, I will call it also, Naples White, Sergio in NJ.

Subject: Naples white breba Replies: 18
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Hi Bass, did you happen to notice if the breba had a violet hue under the skin?
thanks, Sergio

Subject: Looking for a good strain of desert king Replies: 15
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Hi Noss, yes it is peroxide, to be diluted with 50% water. I also use it to kill gnats, Sergio in S. Jersey.


Subject: Looking for a good strain of desert king Replies: 15
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hi Pete, I think I got them from hairloom tomatoes I was growing in the garden, and using same soil to pot up new trees. I believe I am in warmer zone that you are in with sandy soil. By way of the grape vine I heard that H202 is supposed to treat RkN by giving roots a 20 minute bath in it, Sergio in South Jersey zone7.


Subject: Looking for a good strain of desert king Replies: 15
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Hi Ed, the original tree is from a friend of mine, I have tasted a few of them and they are delicious numerous and hardy. I have my own for which I started it from the scions he gave me. This is the best year for this tree and the reason being is because it's been fighting RKN and it looks like its winning the battle. I will start an air-layer for you if you like, Sergio in South Jersery.


Subject: Looking for a good strain of desert king Replies: 15
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Hi Ed, I owe you one, I can air layer one for you, Sergio in South Jersey.


Subject: Tarantella Replies: 22
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Hi Pete, my experience with this type of fig is that it is breba only, the main crop keeps falling off. The taste is ok, nothing spectacular, maybe it will get better with time, this is the third year or fourth, take care, Sergio in south Jersey.


Subject: I have a sickness and my wife wants to commit me Replies: 28
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Like a good fig neighbor, Jason is there. Plants are making great progress, with great soil  and sunlight, Sergio in the very south Jersey.


Subject: Help me to identify few figs Replies: 16
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Vabuka, you can look at my figs, I might have some fig plants if
you like to have them, I am all maxed out  as far as figs go, let
me know, Sergio in S.J.

Subject: Help me to identify few figs Replies: 16
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Herman, yes the lower part of Cape May Court House has been very dry all summer even with the 3 inches of rain from Irene. I would say we had the same summer as last year, with the fig trees producing some of the best flavored brebas and figs. I also would like to thank you for directing me in growing figs the right way to achieve the best tasting ones, thank you for the many tips and observations, and there are many, thanks and take care, Sergio in CMCH, NJ.


Subject: I Think my Fig Is Happy To See Me. Replies: 21
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Hi oldghost, this has to be the funniest fig post, with everyone having a poker face like statements, thanks, Sergio.


Subject: Found another curious nearby fig ("Unknown Morley") Replies: 91
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Hi Jason, Morley is a robust dual branched plant, about 20 inches high, 12 chick pea size figlets with beautiful leaves, thanks again, Sergio in NJ.


Subject: My Sal's corleone did not produce figs this year Replies: 13
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Hi Dan, I could not believe my eyes when I checked my potted plants, and the inground plants, they are invigorated and loaded with figs, and the solution seems to be very cheap. I lost a lot of wood and figs in the past, to say nothing about time and labor. Keep up the good work Dan, Sergio in NJ.


Subject: Any recommendations for dark figs? Replies: 25
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Hi Brent, I had Cal. BT and have Imp. BT, the latter is amber flesh with nice flavor and sweetness kind of ablong instead of round and insipid, bought it at
HDepot 4 years ago. Sergio in NJ.

Subject: My Sal's corleone did not produce figs this year Replies: 13
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Cecil, if you want to neutralize the effect of RNK, I would suggest after summer to plant garlic cloves around fig trees inground or in pots. After 8 months I saw 90+ success rate, try it you'll like it, Sergio in NJ.
P.S. 4 to 6" apart.

Subject: Pictures of New Rooting Technique Replies: 44
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Great work Dan, thank you for this successful or fool proof method, I will try this from now on, take care, Sergio in NJ.


Subject: Root knot nematodes in NJ? Replies: 6
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Happy to hear that Jason, I am going to leave the garlic in the pots and ground, and start over again, thanks for the potting mix, I am trying to repot the cuttings that are half dead due to the wrong potting mix, take care, Sergio in NJ.


Subject: Root knot nematodes in NJ? Replies: 6
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Hi Jason, I'm glad you mentioned the RKN situation that I had, and want to
share with others on the forum.
(1) My potted figs would wilt even by having wet soil in summer and figs would drop.
(2) My inground trees next to my house would do the same.
(3) This all due to RKN.
(4) Plus the main tree would split skin (bark) and die.
Last year a had some extra garlic so I planted them in these same pots
and next to the house. Upon checking with you I discovered that I might have about 99% success rate, and just to make sure I will once again repeat the same procedure this fall, plus adding limestone that Herman mentioned in
previous post. To date my trees inground and in pot are doing quite well,
thanks, Sergio.

Subject: HC from Lowes Replies: 37
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Ed, they are true to name, compared to another mail order company I ordered from, for the same HC. No HC this year at the Loew's near me, Sergio.


Subject: Let's Trade!... in NJ Replies: 8
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Hi Jason, I would like to trade with you, I live in Cape May Court House. I have Paradiso, Tarantella, from Joe Morle, at fig trees.net in Mass.
Saint Jerome, in green yellow it's Italian Honey, Paradiso that looks very very
similar to Giovanni's in Phila., hope something will work for you, thanks, Sergio.

Subject: Young tree...lots of fruit Replies: 13
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Hi Dave, the brebas were just as good as the figs, nothing like you described.
It may need a year or two more to iron out the wrinkles, don't give up on it,
mine is at least 8 years old, enjoy, Sergio in NJ.


Subject: Young tree...lots of fruit Replies: 13
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Hi Dave, I reaped a lot of figs from my 2 Kadota trees last year, no fertilizer, and now it's giving me some nice breba figs to start the season with on both
trees, this kind of tree is very hardy and special that way, it will ripen every fig until
the warm season lasts. Trees are in ground, enjoy, Sergio in NJ.

Subject: Easter 2011 Replies: 24
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Well said, Happy Easter, Sergio in NJ.


Subject: Bad Winter Replies: 4
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Jerry, sorry to hear of the loss of fig trees. I'm glad you were able to salvage the Kadota, you did a great job, I have a soft spot for the Monrovia Kadota fig, I like it very much, how was your experience with it in Canada? I too lost a few trees, perhaps to cold and by giving too many figs last year, wish you well, Sergio in NJ.


Subject: Is there a 12 step program? Replies: 9
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Love this threat ye'all, I actually tried Jon's 12 steps last year and the desire for the figs actually has gotten worse, especially when you see those twigs emit those new baby leaves, I am going to enjoy the ride, Sergio in NJ.


Subject: LSU Jack Lilly figs Replies: 3
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Hello Tim, delicious looking fig, just when I have seen it all, thanks for sharing, Sergio in NJ.


Subject: Spring in SETexas Replies: 25
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Tim, I love your fig yard. Big yard, big heart, wish you the best fig year, Sergio.


Subject: My 2011 cuttings progress .... Replies: 84
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Hi Jason, great saplings, wish you great success. Your Morley is growing by leaps and bounds by the way, thanks again, Sergio.


Subject: Another (Paradiso bronze),pretty and flavorfull fig! Replies: 33
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I ate 2 Paradiso figs from J.M. (potted) and I thougt that it tasted like a brunswick, for which plant I also have.    

Sergio in NJ zone 7

Subject: fig id Replies: 12
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Hi Al, do you mind telling us which local farm market you purchased the fig from? Thanks Sergio.


Subject: Hardy Chicago Breba Replies: 9
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Congratulation Martin, great fig and pix.
No fioroni for me in N.J. but looking forward to fichi in 2 weeks.
Appreciate the pictures, keep it up, Sergio in NJ.


Subject: Question for container grower Replies: 7
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Great job Northeastnewbie,
nice to have you nearby. It looks like you are deep into the fig world.
Wish you a happy fig year, Sergio in C.M.C.H. zone 7.

Subject: anyone want brown turkey cuttings? Replies: 14
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Afishpond, I can send you cuttings of Improved B.T. from Lowes if you like. Sergio.

Subject: A Big Thank You!! Replies: 9
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I've had the same experience. Easy to deal with, thanks Tim.
                          Sergio in Cape May C.H. 6+

Subject: Jon, A very Merry Christmas Replies: 13
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Merry Christmas Jon,
I appriciate the fig forum too with all your labor, and a ton of information.
"Christ the Savior is born".
Sergio in South Jersey 6/7

Subject: Breba New World. Replies: 114
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Hi Gorgi,
The picture did not show the word breba, and that was the main reason why I had placed it on this post. You also have this tree along with Dan from LA.
Dan researched it and He came up with the closest ID being Schar. The brebas on the above pictures are from the same tree, one small the other over two inches. They started out with their multi-color appearance but as it got ripe, it became a deep purple, unlike the main crop.
                  Salute, from Sergio So. Jersey

 

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