Register  |   | 
 
 
 


The search returned 670 posts

Only find topics started by Fatnsassytexan
   
Topics  |  Posts
Subject: Advise on transplanting large in-ground fig? Replies: 12
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 922
 
If it were mine, I'd wait until next Jan./Feb. when it is dormant. It would stress it greatly if it's moved now. Our weather is going to be very hot in a few weeks, before it has time to reestablish itself. By all means, cut it back half way to reduce stress if you decide to move it now.. Any fruit formed will probably drop due to the stress anyway. Give it plenty of water until it reestablishes itself. Maybe even give it some shade with some row cover. Even an old window screen would help.Just my 2 cents.

Subject: Get yourself a Green Greek Replies: 33
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 2,349
 
Dennis, very nice. Looks delicious, I'll have to add it to my Durio want list.

Subject: Spring in SETexas Replies: 25
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,614
 

Caney, speaking of bluebonnets, I do keep a few in a bed in the front yard. They are not native to this part of coastal Texas.  I included a picture of my little Hollier fig tree, behind the fish tank. I think it'll make a pretty backdrop as it gets more mature As you can see, the yard is not always so neat.

Cecil, that's a beautiful picture of bluebonnets. I wish they would grow that lush naturally here.

Gene, Linda and yourself are welcome anytime, just let us know when. 

Attached Images
jpeg yard_pictures_004.JPG (299.00 KB, 35 views)
jpeg yard_pictures_006.JPG (252.47 KB, 33 views)


Subject: Spring in SETexas Replies: 25
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,614
 
Thanks Cecil.

Subject: Spring in SETexas Replies: 25
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,614
 
Thanks Sal, good to hear from you.

Subject: Spring in SETexas Replies: 25
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,614
 
Thanks Sergio, Jason, CJA & Kerry. The big open lot you see in the background, belongs to one of my neighbors. I could have bought it 20 years ago, but didn't need it then(hindsight). The owner may sell it to me when he moves next year. I don't need it, but I want it---you fignuts understand. I'd rather have it close than another property away, which I have considered also. I don't know about the pick your own---this is a residential only neighborhood----maybe by word of mouth(on the sly).

Subject: Guilbeau photos Replies: 22
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 2,100
 
Cecil, that is a beautiful fig. How is it's rain tolerance? Thanks for posting.

Subject: Spring in SETexas Replies: 25
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,614
 
Hi JA, Thank you for the kind words. Hope all is well with you and the family. I'm glad you got to get yours started. When it warmed up here two weeks early this year, I took a chance and set them(tomatoes) out. I did have to cover them up a couple times for light frosts, but they came through just fine. Next year I'll probably get caught with a freeze(my luck).

Subject: Spring in SETexas Replies: 25
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,614
 

Rafed, thanks! I'm just having a blast.

David, I always grow ton's of tomatoes in those rows, but I decided to scale back this year and trial some figs. All I did was till the ground well , rowed it up & planted the figs. Those leaves and grass clippings are probably 12" thick. I'm going to add more as I pick up more bags. I didn't want to mulch around the plants(tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumber, squash, and figs) until it gets warmer and the soil warms up more. I can keep the exposed soil weeded for now with a stirrup hoe. I also am going to add an irrigation system made with 3/4" PVC pipe so I can keep it watered easily.

JCA here is what I have so far(LOL!)

Inground trees:

ABQ-BBI (JS), Adriatic/Strawberry Type UNK, Alma(Local), Atreano (RR), Brown Turkey (local), Brunswick(local, going to fig heaven soon), Celeste (local and Willis varieties), Flanders(BR), Hollier(JR), LSU Gold(JR), LSU Purple(local), LSU Scott's Black(JR), Marlow(BR), Norman's Yellow(RR), O'Rourke/Imp. Celeste(JR), Panache(Willis), Sal's Corleone(Mifig4fun, but been verified), Stella(BR), Tena(RR), Texas Everbearing(Local), Vdb(Willis), Yellow Marseilles(JR), Lots of unknowns still under trial.

Small trees new in ground this season:

Black Bethlehem(Bass), Black Greek(RK), Black Jack(PK), Black Madeira(RW), Black Mission(RW), Brandy/LSU Scott's Yellow(JR), Col de Dame Blanc(RK), Dark Portugese(Bass), Figo Branca(PK), Figo Preto(PK), Hardy Chicago(SF), Hunt(Bass), Hunt (JR), Italian Black (Durio's), Italian Everbearing(PK), JH Adriatic(JH), Joe Morle Paradiso(SF), LSU Gold-NOT (GC), O'Rourke/Imp. Celeste(Bass), Meade(CG), Paradiso(Giovanni's)(SF), Paradiso(Bronze Blush--DJ), Raspberry Latte(JV), Red Lattarolla(KS), Richard's UNK(GC- Probably Br. Turkey), Ronde de Bourdeaux(KS), Sal's Gene/EL(DJ), Sal's Gene/EL(KS), Al's Sicilian(CJ) prob. Hardy Chicago, Smith(PK), Sal's UNK. Black(SG), Sultane(JV), Syrian Long(Bass), Unk. Macaully Street(PK), Violette Sollies(LD), White Texas Everbearing(Bass), Wuhan-259 (JV), 143-36(JD)

Just Rec'd. Small: White Triana(JM), Black Triana(JM) Plus 100+ cuttings in bins at present. That's where I am

I would like to publicly thank all who have helped me start this collection---you know who you are and to all the members here that have taught me how to grow figs not to mention some great friendships(that's the best part to me---figs are just an added bonus). I've still got lots to learn.

What am I going to do with all of these figs? Haven't planned that far ahead---Like I said, just having fun.


Subject: Spring in SETexas Replies: 25
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,614
 
Here's a couple more showing some new fig testing rows. Yeah, they are close, but I thing I can manage it, I hope.

Attached Images
jpeg Tim's_Trees_012.JPG (267.59 KB, 74 views)
jpeg Tim's_Trees_013.JPG (230.71 KB, 70 views)


Subject: Spring in SETexas Replies: 25
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,614
 
Just sharing some pictures of my back yard & fig trees. Thought some might like to see some green. If you have green pictures at your place, please feel free to join in.

Attached Images
jpeg Tim's_Trees_001.JPG (217.12 KB, 98 views)
jpeg Tim's_Trees_002.JPG (262.11 KB, 96 views)
jpeg Tim's_Trees_003.JPG (247.45 KB, 89 views)
jpeg Tim's_Trees_010.JPG (276.35 KB, 91 views)
jpeg Tim's_Trees_011.JPG (275.30 KB, 95 views)


Subject: Buds falling off. Replies: 28
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,843
 
Hi Andre, here are the pictures of my four Willis trees. They are in their fourth season. I pruned them back hard this winter, but as you can see they are coming back well. Very healthy trees.Like I said before, the Black Jack and Italian Everbearing both turned out to be Celeste. The Panache and Vdb are good and the Vdb is about the best tasting so far for me.

Attached Images
jpeg Tim's_Trees_004.JPG (279.21 KB, 40 views)
jpeg Tim's_Trees_005.JPG (265.97 KB, 39 views)
jpeg Tim's_Trees_006.JPG (273.10 KB, 29 views)
jpeg Tim's_Trees_007.JPG (119.03 KB, 32 views)
jpeg Tim's_Trees_009.JPG (255.23 KB, 33 views)


Subject: Buds falling off. Replies: 28
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,843
 

Andre, yes, I was very pleased with the trees sent, but that was 4 years ago. I don't know what they are doing now. The Black Jack and Italian Everbearing I ordered turned out to be Celeste which is one of my favorites, still. For Online Nurseries, stick with Burnt Ridge, Rolling River, One Green World, Edible Landscaping, and Raintree. There are many more that are good, I'm sure, but have no experience with them. Then there are all the Forum members that sell trees(Encanto, Trees of Joy, Herman, Joe Morle, and others I can't remember right this moment) that may be your best bet at getting the true varieties that you want. I'll take some pictures of my four Willis trees and post them tomorrow. Again, good luck with your trees.



Subject: Buds falling off. Replies: 28
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,843
 
Andre, Dominick & Jason gave some great advice. If they are still green under the bark and flexible as you stated , I think they are fine. Just be patient---figs are tough. I'm no expert either, just a regular guy interested in growing figs. What varieties did you order from Willis? I have a Panache and a Violette de Bordeaux from them and a couple others that turned out to be Celeste. Good luck to you.

Subject: Gino's Black Replies: 66
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 6,212
 
Jason, those are some nice looking plants. I recently received some from H also, but have a ways to go before roots. I hope they do as well as yours. Re: the Marseilles Black VS, I bought some from H  several years ago and while they took a little longer, they all rooted 100%.. Great thread.

Subject: I'm quiting Replies: 46
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 2,363
 
Bass, sorry to hear of your rodent problems and hope your plants recover in short order. Have they not bothered your greenhouse plants ? ---I wondered with it being warm in there. Anyway I'm glad to hear you're hanging in.

Subject: Varieties with Brebas worth Keeping Replies: 21
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,524
 
Nelson, that is exactly what I am doing---leaving them on, if they will stay on---to see for myself(since my climate is so much different than most here).Some varieties are already dropping them. The Yellow Marseilles from JR is loaded with them along with Atreano  Marseilles VS, Marlow and Norman's Yellow, of course, and a few others. I have a couple on lots of second season trees----it'll be interesting to see what they do. ice Pic. by the way.

Subject: Varieties with Brebas worth Keeping Replies: 21
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,524
 
Wow, this is great! Thanks everyone.

Subject: Varieties with Brebas worth Keeping Replies: 21
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,524
 
Thanks guys for you help, that's a pretty good list, so far! Anyone else?

Subject: Varieties with Brebas worth Keeping Replies: 21
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,524
 

Thanks Guys, but the point of this thread is to find out which brebas are worth leaving on the tree and which should be knocked off early. Just looking for varieties that in your experience have brebas worth eating. Types that are breba only are a given such as Desert King, Norman's Yellow, etc. I have found these referenced so far.

Atreano

Hardy Chicago

Sal's (EL, Gene's)

Sal's Corleone

St. Jerome(Black Triana?)

Please add to the list and/or feel free to dispute any listed. Thanks!


Subject: Varieties with Brebas worth Keeping Replies: 21
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,524
 
I have lots of brebas forming on many varieties for the first time.Even my Celeste has brebas this year. I read through Breba New World and didn't get a clear picture of which are worth leaving on. I may not have the particular variety you may mention, but it may be a great resource for others here as well. Thanks in advance.

Subject: Is there a 12 step program? Replies: 9
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,009
 
Paulandirene, like someone here said before, besides our spouses, none of us are looking for a cure! Continue to have fun.

Subject: Pruning Celeste Replies: 12
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,076
 
Hi Ruben, what I did was more drastic on an 30+ yr. old tree. Yours should be fine. Sorry for any confusion.

Subject: First Figs Replies: 7
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 777
 
I leave mine on. I've got lots of brebas this year also---gotta do some research about which ones to keep. Brebas are new to me as the only trees I had in prior years were mostly Celeste. I've even got a few on the Celestes this year. It'll be interesting to see what they do. I'm glad you guy's trees are doing well.

Subject: More Fig Confusion? Replies: 29
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 2,401
 
Vivian, I sure will let you know when I head that way again. I'd like to meet you too. Dr. Mayes garden sounds wonderful . Both mine have 3 & 5 lobed leaves, so they should be O'Rourke. Hopefully, we'll get a better picture this year.

Subject: Pruning Celeste Replies: 12
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,076
 
Vivian/Ruben,I don't know why that particular tree behaved that way, but it did and just was my experience. I would have thought it would have bounced back right away. Maybe because it was old with 12-14" trunks. Hope yours bounce right back. I always have heard to prune old Celestes 1/3 per year for three years from old timers here.

Subject: Pruning Celeste Replies: 12
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,076
 

Vivian, I pruned back a 30 year Celeste several years ago at my in-laws(boy was I in trouble), anyway it bore no figs the next season(still was in trouble). Luckily it did begin bearing figs again(whew!) the next season. I don't think you killed it either.

Nana, beautiful Celeste and welcome to the forum.


Subject: More Fig Confusion? Replies: 29
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 2,401
 

Vivian, I should have bought the O'Rourke from Dalton when I was there last fall, but they had no leaves on them to compare. I didn't want to get another like I already have two of. I'm going back early summer for  that one and a couple others. Let us know if you have a chance to talk to Dr. Mayer. It would be interesting to know what kind of virus it was that would kill established trees.Gees!

Dennis, thanks for the pic.again. My supposed O'Rourke from JR had a couple small Celeste looking figs last fall that weren't that great. They looked nothing like your (Dennis') picture, so the mystery continues. Maybe I'll get a somewhat normal crop this season to compare it further.


Subject: Early leapers this year Replies: 22
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,136
 
Jason those are doing great, way ahead of mine in growth. I guess the difference is all mine are in ground and wake up slower. Congrats!

Subject: More Fig Confusion? Replies: 29
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 2,401
 
Thanks Dan. Sounds like the LSU Tiger is a no for me.

Subject: More Fig Confusion? Replies: 29
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 2,401
 

Dan, not doubt's here either. Always grateful for your information.

Cecil, thanks for pointing out the pointed tip on the Imp. Celeste. I didn't notice it before. I can't wait to be able to compare.


Subject: More Fig Confusion? Replies: 29
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 2,401
 

Dan, thanks for the pictures of the Late Black and Scott's Black. I have a small Scott's Black from JR but it sure is a slow grower about a foot high). I hope to get a taste this season. I've got Late Black and Native Black on my wish list . In your opinion, is the LSU Tiger anything different enough to be a must have?  Also, I bought Marseilles from JR and remember him calling it Yellow Marseilles when I bought it.  Do you happen to know if his is the same as the Yellow Marseilles you have mentioned. Mine ripened a few last fall that were yellowish with a yellow pulp kind of a medium size fig. I'm starting over with pictures this year on Photobucket---lost all mine due to computer crash. Thanks!


Subject: More Fig Confusion? Replies: 29
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 2,401
 
Hi Cecil, no, you didn't muddy any water,friend. I know some are sticklers about pure threads, but I'm not that guy. In fact I have two O'Rourkes from JR and Bass, turns out Bass's came from JR too. According to Dan's good information, they are O'Rourke because they have 3 & 5 lobed leaves. The Improves Celeste has single and 3 lobed leaves. I noticed all three of the leaves you posted have 5 lobes. JR still tells me that O'Rourke and Imp. Celeste are the same(I guess his are?). Anyway we now know that is not the case. And then there are the pic's that Dennis posted last season of his O'Rourke that he got from Durios with their long stems. Still some confusion. I'll sure take pictures of mine and post this season. It'll be interesting to compare. Dan, that was a delicious looking fig---thanks for the picture.

Subject: Accumulated Fig Recipe Resources Replies: 2
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 969
 
Thanks Ingevald, looks like a wealth of recipes and tips. Thanks for posting.

Subject: More Fig Confusion? Replies: 29
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 2,401
 

Thanks everyone for your information. You guys are the best!


Subject: More Fig Confusion? Replies: 29
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 2,401
 
I was looking at Petals from the Past website and noticed an LSU Black listed. They used the same picture for both the LSU Black and the LSU Purple. I called and talked to the owners who said it came from LSU as LSU Black. I wonder if it's the same as LSU Scott's black(which is what I am assuming). Anyone know anything about this fig from them? Thanks. 

Subject: Update to Panache post Airlayer Replies: 4
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,026
 
Sal, do keep us posted.  I air-layered mine last fall without girdling and it did just fine. Good luck with it. 

Subject: Anyone Have Information on Pakistani Black? Replies: 1
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 689
 
I received a couple cuttings of this variety this winter and they are starting to root in sphagnum moss in a bag. Was curious about this variety, but haven't found any information. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Subject: UcDavis Order Recieved Replies: 30
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,941
 
Rafed, thanks for your optimism and well wishes! You are right about Faith, it's the "never doubting" part that get's me into trouble.;o)))

Subject: UcDavis Order Recieved Replies: 30
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,941
 

Martin, looks like you can get two tries out of that one. Like others said, I hope it does great for you.

I received my UCD order just now and along with many others, got a (one) nice long Black Ischia cutting. I can't wait to see how it does although I know it's going to be a hard road at best!


Subject: UC Davis orders updates Replies: 4
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 701
 
Bass, thanks for the heads up!

Subject: My year old fig baby's (Pic) Replies: 4
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 634
 
 Hey Cecil, I imagine they will be budding up fairly soon. Sounds great. Mine here, are starting to slowly bud up with this warm weather. I can't wait either. Have a good one!

Subject: Pruning Replies: 7
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 762
 
Jon, great looking tree! Can't wait till mine is that size! Thanks

Subject: Is Scotts Black = LSU Black ? Replies: 47
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 3,077
 
Paully, I asked that exact question to Dalton a few days ago and he said he had never heard of LSU Black, only LSU Scott's Black. I thought I read somewhere that JR in Louisiana had the LSU Black before, but can't find it now. I'll have to give him a call.

Subject: About me Replies: 35
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,359
 
Hi Cecil, welcome back!;-)))) How's your trees coming along? Did you get to taste your JH Adriatic yet?

Subject: Powdered sulpher Replies: 12
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,147
 

Noss, they should have the powdered sulphur at your local feed store . I use it to treat my seed potatoes before I plant them.

Hbita & NEnewby, I'm going to give these a try this season. Thanks ofr the suggestions.


Subject: New member Replies: 13
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,096
 

Hi Brian, welcome to the forum. Your Willis Celeste will probably be a Celeste. Seems they send out Celeste trees in place of what you actually order. I got Celeste trees labeled Black Jack & Italian Everbearing, so... Hope it works out for you.

About the addiction, at least it's not destructive, so have fun!


Subject: The Jungle Replies: 17
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 1,261
 
Nelson your cuttings look great in the bags. What do you do for drainage? Clip the two bottom corners or what?

Subject: Drying Replies: 7
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 846
 

I dried some Violette de Bourdeaux, Adriatic, & Atreano this fall when they were at peak taste. I dried only 2 quart jars full on a stackable tray dehydrator.Very good and didn't last long.:-((

Rafed, you are making me hungry! My grandmother and my mother always stuffed dried dates with walnuts or pecans and rolled them on powdered sugar. I remember them around the holidays.YUM! Great memories. Don't know why it wouldn't work for figs!


Subject: How are you ending the year? Replies: 12
Posted By: Fatnsassytexan Views: 922
 
I've spent the last couple days shaping trees, taking cuttings, cleaning cuttings, and bagging cuttings as trees go dormant. Have a lot more to do, but need a couple nights of cold weather to help about half of them along. They are taking their sweet time this year. Not much of party hound myself, but no judgment on those who do. Good looking starts, Gene.

 

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.