Register  |   | 
 
 
 


The search returned 351 posts

Only find topics started by robertharper
   
Topics  |  Posts
Subject: Double embryos Replies: 18
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,014
 
Nelson, the pictures of those two figs make them look like they would be good figs for commercial growers. Are they cold hardy and can you describe their flavor?

Bob

Subject: Trees made it through winter. Uncovered! Replies: 13
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,045
 
Planting next the house most certainly makes a difference. But, I'm not sure that much of a difference considering that they did not have a chance yet, to develop a strong and deep root system.

Bob





Subject: Trees made it through winter. Uncovered! Replies: 13
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,045
 
71GTO, What town in New Jersey are you located? I would like to check the historical weather data for your area, to see what type of winters you have been having. I think it's impressive that you can put a fig in the ground uncovered the first year, and not have it winter killed, in New Jersey.

Thanks.

Bob

Subject: My new rooting method Replies: 15
Posted By: robertharper Views: 2,036
 
Bass, I think the long deep pots you used present a more attractive product.

How long can they stay in pots that are that narrow without becoming root bound?

Bob



Subject: My new rooting method Replies: 15
Posted By: robertharper Views: 2,036
 
Good looking plants Bass. How often did you have to water before they started to leaf out?

Bob

Subject: Zidi Fig Replies: 49
Posted By: robertharper Views: 6,676
 
Can any one suggest a cold hardy version of Zidi, that has a flavor similar to how Zidi taste????

Bob

Subject: Has any one? Replies: 7
Posted By: robertharper Views: 670
 
I use to order from them. But, never ordered figs from them.

 I prefer ordering figs from those forum members who have nurseries or those who also sell figs. To much confusion as to whether or not a fig is true to name. My only problem with OGR was the small size plants.

O don't know whether or not F4F forum members have reported having good results in getting what they order for figs from Burnt Ridge Nursery.  But, on other products I found that Burnt Ridge had good prices, and shipped very large plants.

Bob, Zone 6


Subject: Süßer Georg Fig Replies: 9
Posted By: robertharper Views: 2,235
 
Herman, excellent cold hardy fig information.

 I was not aware that Sweet George was a English Brown Turkey. I had not tried to obtain a cutting or plant in the past because I did not know it was a English Brown Turkey variant.

As far as I can tell from our research so far. English Brown Turkey is the most cold hardy fig we have been able to identify. But, like Brown Turkey there are so many English Brown Turkeys, getting the right is difficult.

I have read that Hanc Mathies stumbled onto one and ended up after his evaluation trials keeping only two figs, one he called Miller's English Brown Turkey and Atreano. I have also read some stating that Hanc's English Brown Turkey could be grown as far as zone 4A, with winter protection.

Also, for those who might try to purchase one from Millers, I understand that Millers lost the true one that Hanc bought from them. years ago.

Herman, can you tell us how it taste in comparison to the other English Brown Turkey you have in your collection??

Bob

Subject: Noire de Caromb Replies: 9
Posted By: robertharper Views: 2,328
 
Figs like Noire de Caromb, and Kathleen Black is the reason I would not buy or trade for a fig based on it's name. I stopped buying figs from nurseries because of the confusion there appears to be on names.

I now only buy or trade from collectors who have their own  nurseries or will trade with me, and also buy or trade from them based on their evaluation of a fig, and not so much a figs name.

Until DNA testing becomes less expensive I think  there will always be doubt as to whether or not a certain fig is true to name or not. Which will also only be reliable if the people doing the DNA testing have the correct original to start with.

I have Kathleen's Black and more then likelywill not try to obtain Noire de Caromb, unless those collectors who have both start to report that Noire de Caromb is better tasting and more cold Hardy then Kathleen's Black.

Bob  

 

Subject: Berry flavored figs Replies: 8
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,815
 
Jon, whats the difference between Maryland Berry and Marseilles Black VS???

Bob

Subject: Variants Easy To Root Replies: 31
Posted By: robertharper Views: 2,355
 
Noss, I'm surprised that after a couple hundred years there are not certain 
Celeste figs that have adapted to your areas heat.

Does Dan, have any selections of regular Celeste that he has found that can handle the heat, in  your area??

Bob



Subject: Variants Easy To Root Replies: 31
Posted By: robertharper Views: 2,355
 
Noss, are you growing your Celeste in ground or in pots???

Bob

Subject: Variants Easy To Root Replies: 31
Posted By: robertharper Views: 2,355
 
My interest in the Celeste family of figs, is two fold. I have read that Celeste is very cold hardy, and we are testing cold hardy figs, here in Connecticut.

Since Celeste has been around for over a hundred years, we have been trying to locate Celeste figs that have been growing in the north for over a hundred years. Although, most botanist do not think that a plant can increase it's ability to handle cold, we like some growers are starting to think the fig can. So are thinking has been that if we cold locate a Celeste that has been growing in the north for the last hundred years it may be more cold hardy then the regular Celeste.

So, although the new Celeste figs maybe be a improvement over the old Celeste. we are not sure if they are going to be as cold hardy as the old regular Celeste.

Bob 

Subject: Variants Easy To Root Replies: 31
Posted By: robertharper Views: 2,355
 
Paully, my best rooting selection this year has been Improved Celeste. A 66% rooting success in only two weeks. These were cuttings that developed a high number of strong roots in only two weeks.

I'm starting to notice identity confusion even with new selections like the Improved Celeste figs. Is it possible paully,  that you and I had different Improved Celeste cuttings, therefore different rooting results????????????. 

I did obtain my cuttings from a well respected and known F4F member, whom every one depends on for true to name selections.

Bob 

Subject: Best figs at your location Replies: 308
Posted By: robertharper Views: 76,644
 
Herman, Our Bayernfeige Violetta puts out nice size main crop figs last summer. But, they were not overly sweet or rich in taste.

Maybe because the tree has only been in ground here for two seasons. This year we are planning on testing it's breba crop only, against Marseilles Black VS's breba crop. so we we see if it's worth keeping for early figs in July.

I might give Bayernfeige Violetta one of two more years to see if be coming older improves the flavor. But, because it is planted in one of our best micro climate spots, it may have to make room for which ever one of our best performers excel in our cold hardy testing.

Duane, I'm happy to hear that your Abruzzi fig is more cold hardy then Sal's (el).
Paul Tracesky was testing Sal's (el) 30 miles north of us back in the early 1990's. in a very cold part of Connecticut. Some twenty years later I understand that he picked and kept only one fig from his testing, Sal's (el).

Were you ever able to find out whether or not Aldo had to winter protect his Abruzzi????

Bob
 

Subject: Best figs at your location Replies: 308
Posted By: robertharper Views: 76,644
 
We are in central Connecticut. One Hardy Chicago not sure if it is true or not because It has only produced one, half ripe fig in about 6 years. One two year old Violetta Bayernfeige. Vioketta so far has not impressed me. We have as two year old plants Marseilles Black VS, Brooklyn White, Sal's Corleone, Rounde de Bourdeux, and Hardy Hartford. By far Hardy Hartford was our best for taste, and over all performance.

We have as one year old plants; one of each Sal's (EL), Danny's Delight, and Kathleen's Black.

We grow them all out side and will be burying them until they are five years old.

I got your email about the sub irrigation system, several weeks ago

Did you receive the email response I sent to you, after you responded to my first email about your Abruzzi fig??? 

Subject: Best figs at your location Replies: 308
Posted By: robertharper Views: 76,644
 
Duane, can you describe the flavor of the Brooklyn Don's and which of those six ripens the earliest for you????

Bob 

Subject: hardy fig! Replies: 10
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,526
 
Lauk, what type of citrus are you growing?

I'm looking for a citrus I can grow out side in the summer and bring in during the fall
Can you recommend any varieties for us northern fig growers?

Bob

Subject: hardy fig! Replies: 10
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,526
 
Sal's (EL) - tested for a decade 30 miles north of us in Connecticut. Then selected by Paul Traceski, and the only fig he kept of the ones he tested for our area. It got to as low as minus 8 degrees Fahrenheit this winter, minus 11 degrees Fahrenheit two winters ago. These are normal lows for our winters in this part of Connecticut. It has also gotten down to minus 21 degrees Fahrenheit during the one of the winters here

Marseilles Black VS - considered by many as a hardy fig for zone 6.

Abruzzi - grown about 50 miles north of us in a part of Connecticut that is as cold as it gets at our location

Ronde de Bourdeax - considered very cold hardy by many.

English Brown turkey - Hardy some where between minus ten degrees and minus eighteen degrees. 

Danny's Delight - This one is being grown down in your area without winter protection.

So, there are many many more cold hardy figs, that have not made it into the retail trade yet.  But, you should have a lot of figs for your area that are cold hardy, that you can select.

Subject: Your Favorite Tasting Fig Replies: 82
Posted By: robertharper Views: 28,550
 
Herman, since the Maltese Falcon fig is to late for us growers farther north, what would be a good cold hardy substitute that would come close to the Maltese Falcon in taste??????????????

Bob

Subject: Are you hungry for a fresh figs? Replies: 29
Posted By: robertharper Views: 2,478
 
Great looking pictures Bass, as always.

Bass, what is the name of the 7th picture from the top?

Bob

Subject: Unknown cuttings trade ? Replies: 11
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,383
 
Thanks for the additional information Mike.

Bob

Subject: Unknown cuttings trade ? Replies: 11
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,383
 
Hello Mike.

Mike where is the original tree that you got the cuttings from, growing?? Such as what growing zone????

Also, can you describe the flavor and indicate the level of sweetness on a scale of from 1 to 10?

Thanks. Bob

Subject: What figs don't do well in the South and why Replies: 16
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,363
 
Cbladucc, There are several  form members trailing figs in Louisiana. They have reported identifying some very good figs for the south. Such as the LSU releases and some heirlooms. They may answer your question, once they read your post. From what I have read Improved Celeste, Smith and O"Rourke have been reported as good selections for the south.

I would want to know what the fig taste like and what type of flavor it has. No sense in growing something and then finding out years later you don't like it's flavor.

Bob

  

Subject: Danny's delight Replies: 2
Posted By: robertharper Views: 913
 
Hello Goldie,

There appears to be two Danny Delight's, or more. Make sure you get one from a collector who has been able to identify it as being the correct one. A lot of people have reported that the Danny's Delight they bought is unproductive. While some people have a strain that is very productive. We received the correct strain from a fig collector and had it confirmed by a Figs 4 Fun form member whom every one turns to for identification. Ours started producing fruits when it was only six months old. It has been reported that there is two different colors. One green and one brown one. You should be able to find some one on the form who has the better strain.

We won't have any cuttings for a couple of years, since ours is still 9 months old.

Good Luck

Bob



Subject: FIG tree ID/ Story Replies: 6
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,961
 
Satellitehead, do you think that Negronne and Brunswick are actually hardy enough to be grown outside without protection in a zone 6, and only get some die back??????

71GTO, Thanks for posting the pictures and the and the information. Would you mine telling us the name of the place or person you bought your trees from. Also, your in luck living in New Jersey. There are two very knowledgeable fig growers in New Jersey, Gorgi and Herman2. They are also form figs 4 fun forum members. Once they see your post, they might be able to help in identifying your trees. If they are not unknowns. 

We have been growing figs outside in Connecticut now for around five years. All of our 12 trees or so are bent to the ground around the end of October and cover with soil. The only fig that we have we have left out without any winter protection is a tree that we purchased as Hardy Chicago. Half the time it gets killed to ground level and half the time it gets kill back to just a foot or so from the ground. We have never had any type of crop from it because of that. I think if you have been able to find fig trees that have been proven to grow outside without winter protection, your very lucky and far ahead of most people who are just starting to grow figs in the north, for the first time. 

Thanks for the pictures and hope to see more of your postings in the future

Bob


Subject: The best of 2010 Replies: 20
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,781
 
Gorgi & Dennis, I too have Bayernfeige Violetta. The tree is two years old and produced for the first time, summer of 2010.

I was also disappointed in the fruits taste. It produced about 10 breba which I removed except for two, Then in October it ripened about 12 fruit.

They were okay,Nothing special. Since it produces a heavy breba crop, I'm going to keep only the breba to see if the taste improves.

Bob

Subject: The best of 2010 Replies: 20
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,781
 
Hello Bass. Hope you and family had a great Christmas. 

That looks like a good size fig. Where did you find it? Is it cold Hardy? How many days before or after Marseilles Black VS, does it ripen?

What do you call it and will it be available to buy this Spring?

Bob

Subject: A Few Ripe Pics Replies: 19
Posted By: robertharper Views: 2,991
 
Sal, if possible can you describe the flavor of your black unknown from Hawthorne, NY.

Thanks.

Bob

Subject: rooting large cuttings Replies: 25
Posted By: robertharper Views: 2,864
 
Hello Grant,

Grant I prefer larger cuttings. My experience in the past has been that all my large cuttings seem to have had more energy, and produce larger trees by the end of the summer.

Nor, did I have to do anything different then what I do for smaller cuttings, in order to get them to root.

Bob

Subject: Rooted cutting,fruitting the same year? Wich Cultivar,was able to do it? Replies: 19
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,894
 
Danny Delight dark. rooted in April and produced five figs, same year. Only one fruit ripened in October after the weather had turn cool. Nothing special in taste Hoping it will do much better next year.

The other fig to produce the same year it was rooted was Sal's EL. Three fruits the first year. But none were able to ripen.

Bob

Subject: Atreano Taste!,Vivian Question. Replies: 17
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,515
 
Dan, thanks a lot for the information on Bourjasotte Gris. That information is one more I will add to the fig flavor list I'm keeping. Plus, rating it in intensity of flavor helps also. If I were to want a fig that taste like strawberries, I would indeed want the one with the strongest strawberry flavor.

I think flavor information is one thing that is missing on many of the post on certain figs. Nor is it information that is easy to come across on  the Internet.  This type of information gives the beginners a better idea of what type of figs to start with. 

Your description of LSU late having the flavor of Morgan David wine was really descriptive and helpful. It's the only reference of a fig tasting like wine that I have ever run across.

Subject: A Few Ripe Pics Replies: 19
Posted By: robertharper Views: 2,991
 

Sal, did your uncle keep the black unknown in a pot or was it planted outside, at Hawthorn, NY.?

Could you describe the flavor of the black unknown Sal?

Thanks for the pictures.

Bob 

Subject: Atreano Taste!,Vivian Question. Replies: 17
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,515
 
Herman, Thanks for the quick response. I want to try one of those two figs, Adriatic JR or Bataglia Green. Mainly because the descriptions that are given, indicate that those three cultivars have a strong strawberry flavor. So, what I was asking was not which one you thought was the better tasting. But, which one based on your tasting experiences had the strongest strawberry flavor. I would only have room for one of them. So, I was trying to select the right one.

Thanks for your input.

Bob

Subject: Atreano Taste!,Vivian Question. Replies: 17
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,515
 
Herman, which one has the strongest strawberry flavor, Bataglia Green or Adriatic JR?

Also, which one of those two is as sweet as Atreano

Thanks for the info

Bob

Subject: question about CELESTE "types" Replies: 77
Posted By: robertharper Views: 5,006
 
 Dan, since your LSU's Scotts' Yellow that you are testing ripens it's breba crop 4 weeks ahead of Celeste, does that mean it's main crop also ripens four weeks in advance of Celeste?

Bob

Subject: Black Friday - Cuttings Available Replies: 9
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,182
 
Hello Steve, What else does as well as Sal's EL for you in Northern New Jersey?

Bob

Subject: question about CELESTE "types" Replies: 77
Posted By: robertharper Views: 5,006
 
Noss, which fig did Dan say had the taste of cream soda?

Bob

Subject: question about CELESTE "types" Replies: 77
Posted By: robertharper Views: 5,006
 
Noss, I agree with your idea of what a fig should taste like. SHOULD SCREAM SWEET, SWEET FIG WITH A STRONG FIGGY TASTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. 

I was hoping and thought I could narrow it down as to what type of cold hardy figs to test here. But, with you mentioning Atreno having a figgy taste, I think the only way to know for sure is to grow a particular fig out her. I have not tasted enough figs to finally figure out what figgy is. Nor, do I understand why with there being so many different fig flavors, why do some of us prefer a certain flavor in a fig, while others consider another flavor as being what a fig should taste like.

Noss, I have been reading a lot of good things about the new LSU improved Celeste types. If you grew up liking Celeste, the three new Improved Celeste might have that figgy taste you like.

Those who have tasted both the old Celeste and the three Improved Celeste selections, do the three new Improved Celeste figs taste better then the old Celeste?

Also, after tasting both the old Celeste and the New Improved Celeste, which do you prefer??

Bob  

 

Subject: Frost Sensitivity of Different Varieties with Photos Replies: 15
Posted By: robertharper Views: 2,005
 
Thanks for the pictures Joe.I'm surprise that your Hardy Chicago did not sustain much frost damage.

 I have heard from several people who say that although their Hardy Chicago is cold resistant it is still frost sensitive. That includes the Hardy Chicago we have plated in the V of our chimney. Most of the time it comes through the winter without any die back. Then some time in the spring it gets killed back from the late Spring Frost.

After talking to many people who have Hardy Chicago growing at their place, I'm starting to think there may be many different variants of Hardy Chicago.

Was that Hardy Chicago a cutting from the one you had growing near the New Hampshire Massachusetts border? 

Subject: question about CELESTE "types" Replies: 77
Posted By: robertharper Views: 5,006
 
Martin, thanks for posting the different fig flavors from Ken Love's research. 

That helps a lot for those of us just starting to collect figs. I think one of the reasons that we collectors have so many figs, is because we are looking for a fig flavor that we can appreciate. It seems some of us like figs that taste like a berry, melon, honey, vanilla, or molasses, etc. The list that you posted will go a long way in pointing us newbies in the right direction. It will help us avoid growing certain figs for several years, just to find out that we have wasted several years growing a fig whose flavor we do not like

I will store that information where I can refer back to it as I look at different cultivars. 

But, what is still needed is something that tells what those flavors taste like. If the  fig has a strong berry taste; what can of berry, Blackberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Elderberry, etc,? What about the other flavors, such as vanilla, caramel, molasses, honey, etc. Are they Strong or weak flavors??????

It would be nice if each of us could describe the taste of which ever cultivar we are posting about, other then just excellent, or very good.

I will start with the ones I tested this last summer, that produced ripe fruit. Violetta, Marseilles Black VS, Brooklyn White, Sal's Corleone, Marseilles Black VS; all had a weak raspberry flavor, and in my opinion not sweet enough, although we had one of the hottest summers on record. The only fig that we really liked was Hardy Hartford. It also, was not overly sweet. But, it had a really nice vanilla/caramel flavor. Which I think is what Martin refers to as figgy.


I will give the other figs we planted a couple more years, and if they do not become stronger in flavor and sweetness, they will be either top worked or pulled.

Dan, thanks for telling us about the new LSU Celeste hybrids having a figgy taste. I have read and heard from several collectors like Martin who also like figs that have a figgy taste. Those of you who like figs that have a figgy taste, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you are referring to figs that have a vanilla/caramel flavor, is that right???

Grant, like you after researching the new LSU figs, they sound like real winners for us, up here in the North East. Both Dan, Herman, have also given them high praise. We have been able to secure Improved Celeste cuttings from a very trusted forum member. So we are also now looking for O'Rouke and  Champagne. since we are still looking for cultivars that are cold hardy enough to handle cold North East winters. 

Jon, do you have any figs that you would consider having more of a figgy taste then Hardy Chicago???

Are there any collectors out there who have what they consider figs that have a more figgy taste then Hardy Chicago???????????

Thanks for all the input and help from so many different forum members.

Bob



Subject: question about CELESTE "types" Replies: 77
Posted By: robertharper Views: 5,006
 
Dan, that is a very good description of LSU late black, "A Morgan David wine flavor". This is one thing that is missing on most of the post on F4F and other forums. Plus, sweetness descriptions of sweet or not sweet, do not help those who are new and looking for figs that will not only grow in their location, but also whether or not they are going to like the flavor.

I think it would help a lot if we would also rate the sweetness of figs from one to ten. With figs like your Cajun Honey as a ten. 

I ended up planting about 8 different cultivars, They produced their first fruit this last summer. That is when I realized I didn''t like figs that have a berry taste and are low on sweetness.

If I had know what they tasted like I would have never planted them. We prefer figs that have a lot of sweetness and a strong figgy taste, verses a fruity taste. Figs that have more a Caramel/ vanilla flavor with high sweetness. I think that might be what people mean when they say it has a, "figgy taste"  

I have read just about everything I could find on figs. But, most growers only state that the fig they like are good, or excellent. No indication of what flavor profile it has or how sweet it is.

So, thanks for the really good description of LSU dark late. 

Could you also give us your idea of what  flavor profile the new LSU Celest figs have?

Thanks Bob   

Subject: question about CELESTE "types" Replies: 77
Posted By: robertharper Views: 5,006
 
It may be possible Grant, that there are many different variants of Celeste. That might be the reason why some fig growers state it drops fruit badly when stressed, and some say theirs does not.

I would think since so many people have planted Celeste, in the last couple hundred years, that by now some  selections have corrected to the fruit dropping problem????????????

Bob

Subject: question about CELESTE "types" Replies: 77
Posted By: robertharper Views: 5,006
 
Dan, a few months back you stated that white Trianna was the second sweetest fig you had ever tasted, and that it was only second to your Cajun Honey fig, for sweetness  

Are you saying that LSU Golden Celeste is now the second sweetest fig you have ever tasted?

Also, could you explain more the particular flavor profile Golden Celeste has?

Grant, I have read several postings of people growing Celeste figs in dry areas of the country, and got around the fruit stress dropping by keeping their Celeste figs very well mulched. 

For those of you who have experience in growing the different Celeste Variants, could you describe the flavor profiles. Such as whether or not it has a berry overtone, melon overtone, caramel overtones, vanilla overtone, and whether or not the flavor overtones are strong or mild, Etc.?

Thanks 

Bob

Bob

Subject: The Figloo Replies: 11
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,855
 
John, I agree that is a very nice set up to protect the tree. In fact it's the best one I have ever seen.

Although I'm not as far north as you, it gets pretty cold here in our part of Connecticut. In fact it got down to minus 11 degrees Fahrenheit three winter ago. It seems to me that what your planning on doing should protect your tree, very well.

I'm assuming the reason why you are rescuing the tree is because of it's taste?

Can you describe the taste? Is it a fruity taste like Marseilles Black VS. Or a figgy taste like Hardy Chicago. Or a very sweet taste like white Trianna?

Thanks.

Bob
 

Subject: Figs varieties for very cool climate Replies: 17
Posted By: robertharper Views: 5,754
 
Hello Yves,

Have you done any research on, "Olympian". Burnt Ridge Nursery is suppose to have it available in 2011.

Some people think it's even better for areas with cool summers, then Desert King.

Bob

Subject: Against all frost! Pix Replies: 9
Posted By: robertharper Views: 994
 
The only ripe figs we still  have as of 11-3-10, is Brooklyn White. It has a nice sweet taste. The skin is to tough to eat. But, it's better then no figs at all for this time of year. The only other fig we have that has ripe fruit is Sal's Coreleone and it only produced one very, very late fruit it's first year in ground.

Marseilles Black VS, Violetta and Hardy Hartford have finished the season. This was the first summer for these three in ground trees.

The Hardy Hartford seems to have just a little more frost resistance then any of our other figs. It still has maybe 75% of it's leaves and about 50 % of those leaves have not been effected by the frost.

Both Danny's Delight and Sal's EL have had  all their leaves  knocked off by frost, and neither had fruits this year.

Bob - Connecticut - Zone 6

Subject: For Jon Verdick! Replies: 6
Posted By: robertharper Views: 931
 
Well Herman,

2010 was a very very warm summer. Unlike anything we have ever had before. Do you think that varieties that have not been performing well in the Northeast, such as splitting and not attaining it's true taste potential. Or not ripening are being effected by us trying to grow them in a adverse and hostile climate?

Is it possible all figs grown in the Northeast would perform to their full potential, if it each growing year was like the 2010 growing year?

I think this last summer gives even more reason why we all need to post what did well for us and what did not.

Bob

We in the Northeast did the varieties that can compete with the mission fig for ease of growing and taste. But, can take the Northeast weather.

Bob 

Subject: Question for Herman? Anyone? Replies: 5
Posted By: robertharper Views: 874
 
Herman,  I guess I'm going to be forever asking you for help in identification of figs. Because the leaf of the Sal's Corleone right above your thumb, does not look like to me, the leaf in the picture from fatnsassytexan 

My Sal's Corleone leaf looks like the leaf in your picture, not Fatnsassytexan's Sal's Corleone leaf.  My one year old Sal's Corleone only produced one fig this year, and it only started to ripen today. I'm hoping that each new year it will ripen earlier then late October

Since the leaves do not look the same as the one in your picture, how can you tell?

Bob

Subject: 160-50 Replies: 5
Posted By: robertharper Views: 1,516
 
Bass, I'm finding that the soil plays a big part in how figs look. I received 6 cuttings from Herman of Marseilles Black VS, in 2009. One was grafted onto a Hardy Chicago and the other five were rooted. 

Of the five rooted, four were planted in the ground and one was kept in a pot, for a back up. I never got a chance to lime the ones in the ground. But did apply a lot of lime to the potted Marseilles Black VS. The Potted fig has a lot more darker color then the figs that were place in the ground without the lime. Even though it's late in the season the potted Marseilles Black VS is nice and dark. But, the in ground ones are half green looking. But just as ripe as the potted ones 

We have noticed this with other plants also. One of the reasons why figs have been so hard for us to identify figs and find the right ones for our area. 

Are you growing this fig in a pot or in the ground?

Bob

 

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.