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Subject: My Chico Strawberry Replies: 6
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I want one but i don't think it will survive the trip to Japan

Subject: FIGS I GOT AT THE NORTH EAST MEETING Replies: 1
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what type of figs are they...I wish I could have when to the meeting.

Subject: Giovanni: The Man Behind the Figs Replies: 2
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nice article

Subject: hard to find figs sold in Canada Replies: 17
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Of Course I would love to find one of those nurseries around here. I seen a lot of greenhouses flying in by looking out the window so I know they're out here. Right now I'm at Yokota AFB. I have walked around the area but found none.

ありがとう Montreal


Subject: hard to find figs sold in Canada Replies: 17
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Finding figs there is easier than finding figs here in Japan....I still haven't seen a single fig tree yet.

Subject: facebook Replies: 11
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added

Subject: New member - Hello Replies: 14
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Hello John,

My name name is Jarrett and Im stationed here in Japan at Yokota AFB part of the 374th MXS. My job is to jet engines. I love figs just as much as anyone else here, but I cant bring any into the country. So now I'm on a hunt to find some figs so I can start growing again. Again welcome!


Subject: Getting figs in Japan Replies: 2
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Mmmmmmm I never thought of that

Subject: Getting figs in Japan Replies: 2
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Do anyone know how hard it will be to ship cutting to Japan? It shouldn't be that hard to get them past customs right? Right now I'm back in Houston visting family and is getting ready to leave for Japan in a few days. I don't know how fast I could start growing figs again because I will be staying in a inn or dorm off base for some time. Until then if someone out there have some special figs that they are sharing I will pay to have some reserved until I'm able to have them.

Subject: Jon's available cuttings (from Sue) Replies: 11
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Man I always luck out, there's no way I could get some now until I get setteled down in japan.

Subject: Got it rooted on right end this time Replies: 12
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How often do they grow multiple limbs from one node like that? I though that each node was design to grow and support one bud.

Subject: Japanese fig farm video イチジク Replies: 6
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Interesting I'm sure I'll be seeing this in Japan pretty soon. 

Subject: Japanese fig growing method - fabulous photos Replies: 21
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Are there any native Japanese figs in Japan? I ask because I'm about to go to Yokota AFB for six years and would like to find some to grow.

Subject: Tennis ball size fig Replies: 23
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Wow that's a big fig....is the flavor watered down due to its size?

Subject: Your 2010 Fig Hopes Replies: 12
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Maybe one of my trees will actually grow past 12 inches. They always seem to die or be killed by something/someone. I might have luck once I get settled down in Japan

Subject: a couple of ebooks Replies: 8
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No problem I just like collecting ebooks. So I decided to share

Subject: My trip back home Replies: 5
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I come home one last time in February before getting deployed to Japan for about six years. Hopefully I could take them with me if I'm going to be over there for that long. I would have no problem bury but the soil around my house is poor and from what my dog digs up it seems to be mostly sticky clay. Could figs survive in clay.  

Subject: Potted my first cutting Replies: 2
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nicely done looking forward to seeing how everything turns out.

Subject: My trip back home Replies: 5
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Well I came to visit my family for Christmas after being in the Air Force for only a couple of months. My time there has changed me and the road is tough trying to learn my job correctly but I'll hang in there. Well when i came home on of the first things i did was check on my figs that I haven't seen since August right before I walked out the door. I had about 15 cuttings that were just starting to wake up and grow. I knew it was a long shot for them all to survive since it was so close to winter, but I never thought that only seven would survive out of about 15. Seven is better than none right? I almost cried to seem them in that state they were in.....dry soil, yellow leaves, tooooo much fert because there was algae growing in the soil that was in transparent cups. So i set out on a mission to save as much as I can by changing the soil completely and putting them in bigger containers. I soaked them for a while to wash most of the fert that was left and clipped most of the died brown roots. The pieces that I air layered had the most white roots cracking the plastic containers they were in with their roots coming out of every and any hole.  I feel better than they are in fresh clean soil now.



This was just one was my trees that I to put in a bigger pot. As you can see there are a lot of dead dried out roots coming out of the pot which tells me at some point in time before my mother overdose them with fert the roots were growing great and fast. Now I hope when I return again in February they will be doing much better. After that I will be stationed in Japan (yay!!!!!) and I will enjoy seeing what figs that have over there. OH ANd this time I'm leaving behind clearer instructions to take care of them. 

Subject: Merry ChristMass to all, Replies: 13
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Merry Christmas

Subject: Long velvet fig Replies: 3
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wow Its nice that your riding around tasting figs. good luck

Subject: A good looking fig Replies: 31
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Well I don't have my figs with me right now, there are back at home but i will be visiting them when i go back on the 19th. The Air Force is great so far and always continue to be. I want to bring my figs back to base with me but will most likely have to wait until I get to my First permanent duty station. Hopefully Japan!! Hopefully I will have time to read everything I missed while I was out. When I get home I will check to see how much they grown seen I last seen them back in august.

Subject: A good looking fig Replies: 31
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Wow those figs look nice I wish I could have some here. I like the pinkness of them.

Subject: well im off to Air Force Basic Replies: 17
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hello guys im doing well but i only have 6 minutes to say hi. i hope everyone is doing well.


Subject: well im off to Air Force Basic Replies: 17
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Guys tonight is my last night before the air force tomorrow afternoon. i just wanted to say bye for now until i can get a hold of another computer. I will most likely be back some time between October and December. I will miss chatting with you guys. i won' t be able to reply to this. Right now im at the hotel getting in my last words before lights out....i had to find a computer so i could leave without saying bye.

AFB


Subject: Hardening off Replies: 1
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I never understood what causes the leaves and stems to harden off. Is it the increase in photosynthates produced by longer time in the sun, is it the UV rays that causes the cell walls to harden off rather than burn away, or is it the increase in temperture and drop in humidity and they must adapt to if not to lose water, could the wind play a part in forcing the new stems to produce lignin in cell walls. Could all these factors play a role together?

AFB

Subject: Rooting Green Cuttings Replies: 31
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put the cups back on.....the limp look may be to the lack of humidity.

Subject: dormant fig Replies: 2
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scratch the bark to see if its green or not.

Subject: My Underwear Ties Replies: 6
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thats a good way to recycle. those would be better than string since they won't can into the stem when growing thicker. if more people follow your lead in the world there would be less trash.  

Subject: Rooting Green Cuttings Replies: 31
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No problem at all, good luck with your cuttings.

AFB


Subject: Rooting Green Cuttings Replies: 31
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well whenever i think there is too much water i carefully remove the cutting without damaging it. Then i repot in less moist soil before the roots rot away.

Subject: Rooting Green Cuttings Replies: 31
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the soil might be holding too much water and not enough air

Subject: My rooting Replies: 6
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yes fun it is!!
i never thought it would be this fun when i started. I believed it was like any other plant  but boy was i wrong....its an addiction.


Subject: My rooting Replies: 6
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No problem at all.
Its good to spread info on your finding so that others may used it too.
I hope everything goes well for you.


Subject: My rooting Replies: 6
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barley moist

Subject: My rooting Replies: 6
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I while back i decided to find a new way to root cuttings that worked for me. I also needed a new way to root them once I'm in the military with limited time, space, and freedom to do what I want. I used one of my brother's protein power containers because it was thick enough to keep the temp from jumping around and deep enough not to dry out at all. I think I am going to call this one stick -n- forget since i did forget about it for awhile.



I got this ideal after reading almost every one of Dan's post about rooting. I thought why not come up with a way to expose as many nodes as possible to soil while keeping moister even. I didn't have the resources to construct a chamber. I would have put the top on but on cutting was sticking out....because the top was off air was sucked down into it.



I squeezed about 5 cuttings into it one was even my favorite multi-branched style to promote bushiness. It only took about 2 weeks to get done so now I will pot each in its own cup or pot if I find something. Some were already leafing out beneath the soil.



The only problem i have now is trying to get them out without tearing the roots which were branching nicely also. Some of the bigger roots have bonded with the bottom, i even bagged it on the computer table and still it didn't come out. But other than that I say it was successful, I just have to reinsert 3 that were not buried deep enough now.

Subject: "Fig Hunting in Napa" satisfying story and photos Replies: 4
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I think everyone should take some interest in these fruit. I hate when i see people cutting the whole tree down not knowing what it is.

Subject: "Fig Hunting in Napa" satisfying story and photos Replies: 4
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Nice, now i want to go fig hunting. How do you find these articles, I have been looking every where on Google trying to find anything about figs.

Subject: My figs Replies: 20
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This is my fig that I received from Sue. This thing have been giving me problems but now it is growing. I followed the advice I received by putting it in some sort of container to build up humidity, the leaves are so soft that when I removed them from the container the wilted and curled in seconds. I put it back in to allow it to recover. I hope this plant don't get used to living in this camber forever. Being unable to take it out without it dying will make it hard to harden off.




Subject: fig problem Replies: 26
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Martin you could be on to something. Since the figs are immature the stings would result in milky white latex right.

Subject: New Member Replies: 19
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those could be grass

Subject: New Member Replies: 19
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sorry i didn't mean to offen you in anyway, i didn't see the part when you said you were gonna try.

Subject: New Member Replies: 19
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I don't know if my eyes are playing tricks on me but the first two pictures are the same.

Subject: New Member Replies: 19
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spreading figs may be good.....if you do we will call you "gene fig seed"
there is a lot of figs here is houston but just in places that are inaccessible, other peoples yards or gated vacated property. I've been trying to get a hold of many figs around my area for the longest but neighbors seem to be over protective of their trees.


Subject: Short stories of figs in Montreal, Canada Replies: 12
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im looking forward to your site growing. Wow just notepad huh....thats amazing just to think abut it. Again good luck with your site.

Subject: Short stories of figs in Montreal, Canada Replies: 12
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I like how your website is coming along...nice and smooth. I know that making a website can be hard sometimes. I took web mastering class during school and it was interesting non the least. We used many programs that did the coding work for us and sometime we had to make our own. On the page that shows the varieties that you have will we be able to click the thumbnails to take us to more pictures of the selected fig?

Again great work on your site.


Subject: Incirlik, Turkey Replies: 5
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oh no i didn't mean the article, i found that very interesting.
I was talking about the comment above that's all.
I didn't know if tat person was being sarcastic or not.


Subject: Incirlik, Turkey Replies: 5
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I really hope you aren't anti-military....if so i will have to leave this forum for good.

Subject: 1001 Fig Links Replies: 18
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http://books.google.com/books?id=OPU6E2epy60C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0

Subject: Bug On Fig Leaf Replies: 10
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wow i had to look twice just to see it...how did you find it to take the picture

 

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