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Subject: Help with ID. Replies: 4
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Thank you for the help. 

Subject: OT Dragon Fruit Replies: 30
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I grew them back in high school. I used the school's greenhouse to house them. Man those things grow fast!! In SW Houston there is a large Asian population that grow them too. Give it a shot. 

Subject: Growing Fig in pot Question Replies: 8
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I believe it's how you prune it that will determine how many figs you get. Growing a bush in a pot might take up too much space when trying to store. I'm to grow one into a bush just to test it out. If I was going to plant it in the ground then it would be bush for sure. 

Subject: Happy 4th of July!! Replies: 28
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Happy 4th of July!!

Subject: Look at the size of this fig tree Replies: 3
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Figs for days. 

Subject: Thoughts on tissue culture trees Replies: 38
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I think I might get some since they are cheap. I will play "jonny apple seed" and plant trees alone woody areas, and hills of Washington. Hopefully they grow nicely being in the "wild" hidden away from other humans. Growing lots of suckers would be a plus for my goals. 

Subject: 6 hours of sun......MAYBE!!.....MAYBE NOT!!! Replies: 24
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One can't accidentally kill a Brown turkey. If I was going to Mars I would take a Brown Turkey. Like you said that tree goes through everything.  

Subject: Help with ID. Replies: 4
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That's what I'm thinking that it is. BT and celeste are the only figs that my limited knowledge proves me that grows in Houston. This picture is not from a tree in a pot. It's a HUGE bush in the groung. So it can't be some newly release human breed figs like improved celeste for example. So I'm guessing that it has been there for years. However none of the leaves come close to matching the list from the figs4fun variety list. 

Subject: Help with ID. Replies: 4
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I'm trying to find out what tree this could possibly be. I don't think that it's a Brown Turkey of any kind. The fruit seems too light to be BT, even if it's not ripe yet. I could be wrong however.  Also the leaves are off. The tree is in Houston, TX if that help narrow it down. These are all the pictures I was sent. No inside view of fruit. Even without the inside view I'm sure we could narrow it down based on, leaf shape, location, fruit color, etc. 

Celeste, and Brown Turkey is what I believe it not to be base just on the leaves. 


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Subject: LSU Fig field day..... Replies: 43
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Oh that's nothing. Just a 34 hour drive for me. 2408 miles of lonely road. Think of how many figs I could find on that trip there. 

Subject: Tissue Culture Company Steals Photo Replies: 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indestructible87
Is the lawn mower the best way to "prune" a brown turkey?


What? You smoking fig wood again? 


You can file a cease and desist letter with them. If they don't take it down then you can sue. Laws have changed for photographers and their work. I'm a photographer so this is something I have to know to protect whatever art i might have. 

Subject: souther brown turkey Replies: 59
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So if the Southern Brown Turkey can do well in 6B I'm sure it will survive 6A climate zone. Now I need to add this to my wishlist. 

Subject: Some please start a NW fig gig. Replies: 1
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Everyone else across America is having meeting except the Northwestern part of this great fig nation. We got the SW, South, SE, and NE all planning, but the NW is quite. I don't care which Northwestern state host it because I'm on the border of Washington and Idaho, and can drive to Seattle or Oregon. I'm too busy being in Active Duty Military to take time to put something like that together, plus I live in a apartment with no backyard. However I can take leave since I have 100+ days of vacation saved up. 

How many Northwestern members do we even have?

Subject: My latest roadside conquest Replies: 5
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Looks like a caprifig with flowers on the inside to me. 

Subject: Fig Trees from Italy Replies: 13
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dont forget me if it's not too late.

Subject: My latest roadside conquest Replies: 5
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 504
 
I'm on a trail right now in Washington and no figs. I rode my bike for hours and didn't find a single tree. I dont know how you guys are doing it.

Great find.

Subject: Soils and Fertilizers Replies: 26
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man look at all you chemist. The only thing I added was blood meal and bone meal. Now I feel like I'm not doing enough after reading all of this. :(

Subject: Teach me to package a baby plant! Replies: 16
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Wouldn't it be easier to remove some of the dirt to make it lighter? Unless the roots have reached the sides I don't see why ship a "small" plant in a 1 gallon pot. 

Subject: Alma on Ebay Replies: 97
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I'll give it a try, but you don't think that its too late to start since they ship dormant?

Subject: Air support has arrived! Replies: 14
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see I got you covered. I called in the air support.

Subject: Score...Houston unknown Replies: 11
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 796
 
so do these place still exist to some extent? I never knew that about my own city.

Subject: Ripe Ischia Black fig Replies: 19
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Might have to add this to my wishlist. 

Subject: cutting questions Replies: 32
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,184
 
The dunks have bacteria that are toxic to mosquito lava and kills them within hours. I might work on gnats too but I'm not sure. Others will have to comfirm that. 

Use fresh soil. Last time I switched out because of that I let the old soil dry completely in the sun before reusing later. Or cook it in the oven to sterilize it or even hot water to kill anything in it. It's up to you.  

Subject: cutting questions Replies: 32
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Is it possible to save them by removing them from the old gnat infested soil into new clean soil without disturbing much of the roots? 

Subject: cutting questions Replies: 32
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I would like to see these awesome roots you speak of. I just like roots, favorite part of the plant. 

Subject: cutting questions Replies: 32
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Let your soil dry out some before the next watering. That might dehydrate the worms and kill them if they need moist soil. 

Subject: cutting questions Replies: 32
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 I believe there was a thread that talked about die back on cuttings that used rooting hormones. some grew roots but never any leaves and while other did what your did. I'm going through something similar. I have a few cuttings that are rooting nicely, but will not produce any leaves. 

Subject: Score...Houston unknown Replies: 11
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I miss Houston. I grew up in Third Ward and moved to the SW side in Alief. There were many figs all about also. Sometimes I never noticed until I looked up to see branches hanging over the fences. If and whenever I go back home for a visit I will take cuttings. 

Subject: Score...Houston unknown Replies: 11
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Hmmm now that you mention it Houston did have a lot of fig trees.

Subject: Good Tasting Figs in NJ (Zone 7a)?? Replies: 6
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welcome to the family!!
Hmmmmm maybe those three will survive zone 6a. 

Subject: figs on Replies: 6
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which fig is it?

Subject: Alma on Ebay Replies: 97
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 4,732
 
I didn't get it yet as I didn't know if it will survive zone 6A. However I am thinking about it for the price right now. 

Subject: Alma on Ebay Replies: 97
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 4,732
 
How is everyone's Alma's doing? 

Subject: Score...Houston unknown Replies: 11
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Nice find. Wasn't there a whole thread about how some figs are accused of being a BT? Also there seems to be multiple strains of brown turkey floating around. Maybe this is one of the better ones. There was a fig tree in Houston that had leaves like that, but the fruit was golden on the outside and inside. I still don't know what it was to this day. 

Subject: Dominick's Fig Update Replies: 15
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I LOVE THAT BUSH!!!

I wish I had a backyard. 

Subject: Dominick's Fig Update Replies: 15
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Yes I would a least pay for postage. Do you have a picture of your tree or fruit? 

Subject: Wow! Check out this airlayer. Replies: 24
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Teach me your ways master. 

Subject: Growing figs in Central Europe Replies: 27
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How's the figs Stanley? 

Subject: Yellowing leaves on RdB Replies: 17
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We need to make a sticky regarding nutrient deficiency or symptoms of yellow, curled, black n brown, spotted, etc leaves.  Something like this for example. We can just modify it to show under watering and over watering, root bound, etc


Subject: compact version of self watering container Replies: 18
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DNA huh? You could map the fig DNA strain and make the perfect fig!

Subject: help picking figs... Replies: 11
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 610
 
why no love for BT? Poor fig gets no love.

Subject: Ronde de Bordeaux progress Replies: 8
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Looking good

Subject: every time i water my figs.. Replies: 39
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I think Houston ignores mother nature and rains when it wants to. All 5 minutes of it and back to the normal heat. 

Subject: every time i water my figs.. Replies: 39
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,325
 
Here take my rain. It's been raining all week here in Spokane, Washington. 

Subject: What should I do? Replies: 17
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if it's on the sidewalk then it is fair game. Your helping the city by clipping back the tree before they send someone out to do it See your saving the city $$$.

Subject: Blue Ischia Root Riot Air Layer Replies: 30
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I want try that, but I will try to find UPM first since its so expensive online.

Subject: Blue Ischia Root Riot Air Layer Replies: 30
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Did you have the score the green growth?

Subject: Deer fawn under my Hardy Chicago Replies: 9
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You know what they say right? "Sleeps under the figs, cook it with figs."

Subject: Tx Everbearing-Early Producer Replies: 1
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I miss that crazt weather back in Houston. It's been 4 years since I been home. Those are a lot of figs. What are you going to make out of them?

Subject: What should I do? Replies: 17
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If you want the thrill clip-n-run and then go back and knock to get story and a few cuttings if they share. Best of both worlds. 

 

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