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Subject: Why bother? Replies: 23
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 561
 
I have the same bird problems here. I finally threw away all my netting, because it does no good unless it is on a frame to keep it from touching the trees. When the Mockingbirds got caught in my nets, I just popped their necks and left them there as a warning to others. My best solution has been to quit cutting my trees back so much each year for cuttings. By letting the trees get larger, there are more than enough for me and the birds.

I don't believe the birds care what color my figs are. Green, Red, Tan, Purple or Black are all eaten with equal gusto.

Subject: What the Heck is this? Replies: 5
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Are you sure that is a Breba ? Looks like a main crop fig that is not ripe yet. The larger two behind it may be brebas. Some of my figs leak latex, but no real damage.

Subject: MBVS leafing out - NO roots Replies: 11
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Hi Matt, Mine came from Herman 2 originally and I was able to root them 10 out of ten cuttings. I think thay are getting either too much light or too warm. I root mine indoors in the A/C in the dark till roots appear then move them to indirect light.


Subject: Need advice: Ebay, replacements, and dead cuttings. Replies: 21
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I personally never refund for cuttings. You just can't be responsible  for all the mistakes people make rooting cuttings. Lord knows, I've killed plenty myself. Ebay removed unfair negative feedback for me in the past a couple times, but it wasn't figs..I've had some scammers try it before from South Texas claiming they did not receive cuttings, when the PO showed they were delivered. I know I don't send out junk cuttings, and I always send an extra or two for free. It's on them after that.

Subject: Norman's Yellow Replies: 16
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All cuttings shipped today for those that requested. Still have a few more sets left. If not, going on eBay.
Thanks!

Subject: Norman's Yellow Replies: 16
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Bump!

Subject: Norman's Yellow Replies: 16
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Thank you Rafed!

Subject: Norman's Yellow Replies: 16
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,108
 
Hi guy's, I haven't posted in a long time, but read the forum frequently. I am trimming my Norman's Yellow tree so it can regrow for brebas next year. Five fresh cuttings are free for $5 postage. These figs are large, tight eyed and delicious. I know they do well in warm areas, but not sure about other areas. I don't have a picture of the figs but they are similar to Desert King, only yellow when ripe. PM me please.

My nemesis here is always birds. My large tree was covered in figs and I discovered a few ripe back in mid May(they're always my first figs)  Boy, were they tasty. I was going to cover it the next morning with netting and when I went out, the tree was completely stripped of all figs by a flock of migrating birds. URRGGGHH!!!!

Anyway if anyone would like some cuttings, let me know

Subject: Raspberry Latte Replies: 32
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Hi Tami, my Raspberry Latte did come from Jon. Jon is right about the leaves being different on different limbs. Mine has some limbs with the fingered leaves and some with pointed leaves. I have one potted that has both on the same limb.

Subject: USDA/UCD cuttings. Replies: 17
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Smaritza, if you ordered in March this year, they won't ship until next year. I think the cut off date is around Dec. 1st.

Subject: Happy Birthday, George (Gorgi)! Replies: 33
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Happy Birthday, George! Have a great one!

Subject: Malta unknown Replies: 22
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Marius, Beautiful fig. I would be interested in it's rain tolerance also. Keep us posted on this one.



Subject: what cause the skin to crack on the fig? Replies: 17
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There are several kinds of "Crack" addicts, I suppose, but no rehab for our kind, thank goodness!

Subject: Another “what is it”…..? Replies: 19
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,124
 
Hi Jack, it doesn't matter what the name is as long as you enjoy it. Does it taste similar to Celeste? Black Celeste or Improved Celeste should have that same flavor profile.

Subject: Is this a Black Mission? Replies: 22
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Those certainly look like Black Mission, but as has been already said need more information. The product they applied to the leaves is called probably "Leaf Shine". It is used by florists to dress up plants for sale. I worked at a local nursery in my teen & college years and they used this same product for dressed plants for funerals.

Subject: Harvey's New Fig Orchard Replies: 114
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Looks Great Harvey! I know it'll grow great in that climate

Subject: Tiny green "cutting" propagation Replies: 8
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Greenfig, that system should work great for you.Good Luck!

Vince, when I transfer to gallons, I don't water them I just make sure the soil mix is properly moistened(to the point where you grab a handful and press it barely stays together). I put the gallons back in the humidity bins until the start to grow, then wean them slowly out of the bins. Water lightly as needed. Have had much better success this way.

Charles, the root riot cubes work great to start green cuttings, just like dormant ones but much faster.

Subject: Figeater Beetles Replies: 37
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I believe they are called Mexican Fruit Beetles and I have only seen one here on a fig tree. I have the regular brown June Bugs. They are two different species of the same beetle if my memory is correct. They lay eggs that become grubs. I've even found them(the grubs) in my potted plants & trees, but they are the brown type and cause no damage to figs here. I know they like to gnaw on rose leaves though.

Subject: Greenhouse on the cheap.. Replies: 6
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One more way to do it on the cheap. Looks like it's working. What's the purpose of the dryer sheet. Thanks for sharing.

Subject: Wuhan Replies: 12
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Mike, this fig can't handle too much water. The same happens to me occasionally, but I've eaten quite a few good ones. Give it another year or two like Rafed said.

Subject: Tacoma Violet,Finally some breba ,I got before the birds.,Pix Replies: 20
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Hi Herman, Those look just delicious. I have two in gallons now and can't wait to try them, probably next year. Thanks for posting the pictures.

Subject: Maltese Falcon Replies: 23
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Hi Steve, thats just what all of us down here on the Gulf coast needs in a fig. Now if it were just bird proof then we'd have something :O))  @ greg88, you are asking the wrong guy about cold hardiness. That's not something I worry about here, although I did protect it a little the first winter as advised by several members. Maybe Gorgi, Bass or Herman can chime in on cold hardiness.

Subject: Longue D'Aout almost there! Replies: 27
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7deuce, very nice looking figs. How rain tolerant are they?

Subject: Longest, skinniest fig I ever saw Replies: 20
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,032
 
I've never seen a Celeste with an eye that large or a neck and stem that long. Cool looking fig though.

Subject: Maltese Falcon Replies: 23
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 2,706
 
Thanks everyone for your comments. It's not big enough for air-layers yet. Mike, I would rate a 10 for me here. Not only is it beatiful, it tastes great and is super rain tolerant. Bob, you're too funny. Maybe it just a humongous Celeste :O) Rookie and 7deuce, I look forward to seeing your pictures of ripe figs. Tim

Subject: Maltese Falcon Replies: 23
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Thought I'd share a couple pictures of my Maltese Falcon fruit. This is it's third season. I did get a couple ripe figs last year but, those don't compare to these. Big black figs with an excellent taste. Tight eyed, extremely rain tolerant. Kind of remind me of a rain tolerant version of Black Mission.

 I would like to hear what others think about this fig.

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Subject: Blue Ischia Root Riot Air Layer Replies: 30
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FMD, what a great idea to use a root riot cube for small airlayers. That never occurred to me, DUH! Thanks for posting.

Subject: OT: Barry's Birthday Replies: 23
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Happy Figgin' Birthday, Barry! :o{ ))

Subject: Cuttings leafing but not rooting Replies: 5
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 519
 
I hate it when that happens too. I've learned that keeping them in a dark place in the house from the beginning helps, until you have roots. Some cuttings just do this no matter what and others never will root. You could pot up and keep them in a humid environment in shade till they start growing. This sometimes will work. Good luck.

Subject: LSU White Honey Replies: 19
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Gene, yes, I do have figs this year. Can't wait to taste them.

Subject: LSU White Honey Replies: 19
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Really looking nice CajunB Can't wait to see the results. Gene, is your Cajun gold the one I have from you that you used to call LSU Gold-not?

Subject: USDA:growing figs in the south Replies: 2
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Hi Elin, a nice general guide to growing figs. Thanks for posting.

Subject: Interested in this greenhouse Replies: 32
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,599
 
I agree with the others that have commented. Mine has an exhaust fan with the thermostat set at 75F. It runs a lot, but keeps the temperature down. I also have a 65% black shade cloth over mine year round. When it needs replacing, I'm to change to a white one for here. Black might help you out in the winter in NJ. I keep my door wide open after temps get above 70F here. That's a nice looking greenhouse you're looking at there.

Subject: Progress on last batch of cuttings Replies: 12
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Dust them with Dipel Dust. It's the powdered form of Thuricide and is completely non toxic. Kills all kinds of munching worms. I get it at WalMart, Lowes, HD,etc. Be sure to get under the leaves too. I use a duster to apply it to my tomatoes.  Your cuttings look great. Good luck!

Subject: Very simple and easy AIR LAYER video Replies: 6
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Hi Sammy, I saw this before and used it early this spring with great results. They were so well rooted in when I cut them off, they didn't even wilt. Nice video.

Subject: to folks waiting on me-mgginva Replies: 28
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Hi Michael, hope you get well soon, my friend. I'm also praying your fortune changes for the rest of the year. Enough is enough. The Sultane's are still moving slow.

Subject: New Brandy / Scott's Yellow Replies: 15
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Kerry, here's leaves of my Brandy and Scott's Black for comparison. Both from JR.

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Subject: VDB or Havasu Replies: 31
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Hi, I'm not familiar with Havasu, but it does look like some of my newly rooted VDB's juvenile leaves

Subject: 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, nope Replies: 17
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Looking great Steve. Looks like the fig bug has taken affect,lol.

Subject: Hunt a slow grower? (in a SWC) Replies: 6
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Hi Steve, grows great in the ground for me.

Subject: Alma on Ebay Replies: 97
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Congrats on the first granson. They are funny and a delight to watch them grow up. We have 7 grandchildren: 4 girls and 3 boys from 8 to 15 and they call me Pawpaw Tim and my wife Granna.

Subject: Petals from the Past order Replies: 17
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Thanks Pete & Dennis. I placed my order.

Subject: Petals from the Past order Replies: 17
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Anyone know if their Alma is the correct one? Thanks

Subject: Two Crops early ripening figs! Replies: 11
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H2, thanks for the info.

Subject: Two Crops early ripening figs! Replies: 11
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Hi H2, congratulations on your breba crops this year. I ate one breba off my Atreano here in 2011,and was pretty good. It doesn't seem to hold it's brebas for me here very well. The main crop is a huge over abundance of figs, though. My tree is about 6 years old now  The Atreano that ripen late in the cool weather of Fall are to die for, otherwise they are mild, but good. Probably too much heat here and they ripen too fast and don't develop their sweetest flavor like in the Fall. I just got a couple small Tacoma Violet started this year. How rain tolerant is the Tacoma Violet?

Subject: unusual Propagating. Replies: 6
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 493
 
Hi Luke, nothing too unusual about air-layering. We use this method frequently here in the US. If you use the search feature on this forum, there are many posts about air-layering. Very easy to do with great results. I have recently removed three already this spring.

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Subject: __ The Sweetest Fig Of All__ Replies: 18
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For me, LSU Gold and Hollier. White Marseilles is very sweet too for a fig.

Subject: Help!! I may have unknowingly killed my fig tree :o( Replies: 20
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 937
 
I would keep it in the shade until it starts growing again, then gradually adjust it back to the sun. Good luck with it.

Subject: Pellitized, powder or granular ?? Replies: 22
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,572
 
I agree with BOB. Granular is the way to go. Slow release and lasts longer. The pelletized dissolves instantly when watered. It is easier to apply to the veggie garden than the powdered stuff, but is pretty much the same.

Subject: PIX: some cuttings from this winter and spring. Replies: 2
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Nice looking plants. Thanks for sharing the PIX!

 

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