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Subject: Happy New Year Replies: 19
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Happy New Year each & every one of you and many blessings in 2011! I am thankful for the 3-4" rain we got Wednesday. We were way behind.

Subject: Merry Christmas to all Replies: 36
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Merry Christmas an a prosperous New Year to each and every one of you great people.

Subject: Having Some Fun Replies: 38
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I've had lots of experience with mealybugs, but not on my figs(so far). The alcohol on a Q-tip works great as does the alcohol water solution, as Rafed stated. They have a waxy hard coating on them and the alcohol is able to penetrate and kill them where more toxic insecticides fail. Once they invade a greenhouse, they are very hard to keep them in control, so regular maintenance is required. Also, the alcohol/water spray is hard on some sensitive plants like Coleus(which mealybugs love) so be careful what you spray it on.

Subject: 6 Cuttings On Wish List Replies: 176
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Jason, thanks for catching that! I fixed it now,lol, can't believe I left off the CCDN. Merry Christmas to you also, and all the great fig folks here!

Subject: 6 Cuttings On Wish List Replies: 176
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Paully, great idea and Merry Christmas! My six are:

Noire de Caromb

Italian 258

Wh. Triana

Sicilian Black(JR)

Native Black

Col de Dame Noir


Subject: Is this enough root growth to Plant? Replies: 23
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I prefer to add soil mix all the way up the cutting leaving only one or two nodes exposed. It induces rooting all along the stem and help keep the cutting from drying out. Just a suggestion, of course.

Subject: Is this enough root growth to Plant? Replies: 23
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The pop bottle will work just as well, as will those suggested by you and others suggested. The point is to have a humid environment, with barely damp soil, & indirect light until it starts growing. Then gradually move to stronger light. Hope this helps.

Subject: propagate sukers. Replies: 25
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Hi Jason, I somehow missed this post earlier, but enjoyed all three videos. Thanks for posting!

Little John, don't feel like the lone ranger, it didn't look like a Kadota to me either. I was instantly shocked when I saw it.


Subject: Hi Replies: 9
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Celt, WOW! You've already got a good collection going! Warning, though----if you are like most of us here, your collection will be huge in a couple years,lol. Good luck with your figs. Tim

Subject: Hi Replies: 9
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Hi Celt, welcome to the forum. What kind of fig trees do you have?Noticed you are a chef and looking forward to you posts

Subject: Happy thanksgiving Replies: 10
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Bass & All, Happy Thanksgiving!

Subject: Found another curious nearby fig ("Unknown Morley") Replies: 91
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Jason, nice find. Keep us posted with what you find out.

Subject: Direction for Fig Row Replies: 16
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John, your 200' fig row sounds like a good plan and a big undertaking. Wow. Thanks again for your suggestions.

Dennis/Dan, I was planning an 8-10 ' spacing. I don't want them too crowded. Thanks for your input.


Subject: Direction for Fig Row Replies: 16
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Thanks Herman, I have decided to plant the north & south. Very good explanation of why. what kind of spacing do you use in your rows?

Hi John, yes, I'm excited to try the hedge row idea. I'm so tired of dragging the water hose to individual plants and drip irrigation system would be a huge project here. I plan on using a soaker hose also. The birds do bother the dark figs worse than the white figs here, but as soon as there no more black figs available, they go after the white figs also. What spacing are you going to use? 


Subject: Direction for Fig Row Replies: 16
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Bass,Jon, Ottowan thanks for your replies. I usually plant my garden N & S so maybe it doesn't matter at all as long as they are in full sun? The rows will be about 10' apart and 40' long so I think I can safely get 4(maybe 5) trees in each row. I plan to keep them pruned and about 4-5' tall each spring. It's basically a trial row to see how they do in my climate and will be easier to keep irrigated in a row vs watering individual trees.

Subject: Another fig lover is born? Replies: 28
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Jason congratulation to you and your wife. Beautiful baby. Hope all is well. You may not realize it yet, but your life will never be the same.


Subject: Direction for Fig Row Replies: 16
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I am planning two raised wide fig rows to plant some of my most promising first year plants this fall. Was wondering if there is a preferred direction to orient the row to provide the most sunlight. N & S, or E & W. Will get pretty much full sun. Thanks in advance.

Subject: Had aRipa Ischia black today Replies: 7
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H2, thanks for the great pic. Sure does looks delicious Glad you got to taste it. Congrats. Tim

Subject: Question for Herman? Anyone? Replies: 5
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Herman, thank you so much. Maybe Zergas sent a correctly labeled cutting after all, lol. Others from him are not turning out to be what I ordered, but are still turning out to be some great unknowns.

Leon, thank you for posting the pictures and for your offer. My leaves are more the shape of those in your fourth picture, but after looking again, I do see a few like the ones in your other pic's.  This is it's first year in ground after some neglect in a pot the first year. I'm pretty confident that it is the right cultivar now. All I can do now is wait & see.

Bob, are your SC leaves more round with short wide lobes like Leon's pic.?

To explain what I mean about neglect, I was so bummed about what I bought from Z(after I found out the problem), that I didn't really take care of them the first year. But I'm over it now and realized that it is more about taste and performance in my climate than names. So, I've started treating them nicely,lol.


Subject: Question for Herman? Anyone? Replies: 5
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Herman, a while back you had confirmed this tree for me as a Sal's Corleone by the leaves. I bought it as a SC/BC but was unsure because it came from an unreliable source. I now have a picture of the ripe fruit and am wondering if the fruit looks right. Thanks.

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Subject: Melanzana winner Replies: 6
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Jon, very nice, delicious looking fig. Congrats.

Subject: Golden Atreano matches my green fig Replies: 8
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Dennis,those are some beautiful figs---glad you got it identified.

Subject: Marlow Fig Pictures Replies: 24
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Dennis, any help would be appreciated. Thanks for the additional info.

Jason, good thing you didn't have the stool, you could have fallen in with the pit bulls, lol.

Vivian, I'll keep everyone posted. I hope the one you spotted turns out good. It would be a shame to get arrested for trespassing, have to go to court, and it turn out to be a brown turkey,lol.


Subject: Figs Gone Wild! Replies: 9
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Gorgi, you have it nailed down perfectly. Thanks for the advice on the back button. This forum is great despite the occasional blips. 

Subject: Marlow Fig Pictures Replies: 24
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Vivian,Has a very small closed eye. I got quite a few showers last week with no problems, but they weren't ripe yet, so it may be next ear before I know for sure.

Dennis, thanks for the compliment. I hope someone can I.D. for sure. Just don't know if Marlow is actually a separate variety or another name for something else.

Jason, I didn't catch the winks, sorry. Sometimes I'm just too serious,lol.


Subject: Marlow Fig Pictures Replies: 24
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Definitely not Celeste! Celestes were the figs I grew up eating all over town. This one blows Celeste out of the water with taste. Larger fig, too!

Subject: Marlow Fig Pictures Replies: 24
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I purchased this one from Burnt Ridge Nursery a couple years ago as a bare root plant. I potted it in a two gallon nursery pot and promptly started neglecting it along with some of the cuttings I bought from Zergas on Ebay. Discovered it again last fall and planted it along the south wall of my garage. I has grown slowly this year, I'm sure because it had been neglected. Finally now getting a few ripe figs and they are one of the best figs I have tasted. It was sweet with a deep figgy flavor that lingered for a while. It reminded of my Vdb, except the undertone were more figgy than berry like. Looks like it's going to be a keeper. Picture shows the tree with a few more to come in the next couple days.  

If anyone else has this fig, please share your experiences, if you will. F4F varietal page shows a small green fig that doesn't look ripe, so looking for a little more info.

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Subject: Figs Gone Wild! Replies: 9
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Hi Nelson, yes I posted pictures yesterday, but they are now gone. Just posted them again! 

Subject: Atreano fruits pix,-Oct15 2010 Replies: 4
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This is great news Herman. Mine is a full 2 years in the ground and the second main crop has been fabulous this fall. I agree it is easy to grow---fastest growing tree in my collection. Just to clarify, mine is the Rolling River strain and if I remember correctly, yours is too?

Subject: Black Madeira fig Replies: 108
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Congratulations Remis, looks like it's on it's way now. Beautiful pictures! Thanks!

Subject: Figs Gone Wild! Replies: 9
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Pictures finally loaded. Yeah!

Sal, I don't know about your climate, but it's been dry here for about two months and I think the combination of cool nights, dryer soil, lower humidity and 80's daytime has been ideal for some sweet,tasty figs. My black heavy clay soil holds moisture for a long time. This is the second main crop on the Atreano and LSU Purple. The Vdb has produced figs along continuously.


Subject: Figs Gone Wild! Replies: 9
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Thanks Martin, I use Picasa 3 and have never had this problem. I'll try the image code and see what happens.

Subject: Figs Gone Wild! Replies: 9
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The last few weeks our weather has been dry and low humidity with the couple cool fronts we've had.50's nights and 80's daytime. The figs are loving it. Here are three pictures of some picked this evening. The Atreano is loaded and the figs are sweet and tasty compare to earlier in the season. The Vdb is still producing figs and are delicious as well. Lsu Purple is loaded and is ripening some much tastier figs now. Anyway, enjoy the pic's. First pic.is the Vdb.

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Subject: rooting a cutting Replies: 7
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Vivian, I know you didn't ask me, but I saw them at Walmart in both sizes.

Subject: Bird Brain Replies: 11
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Ken, those Mockingbirds are smart little fig thieves. I enjoyed your story.

@ Rafed, have lots of possums and raccoons around here if you care to eat some,lol. I'm not much on killing animals either. I trap them and relocate them, but the population continues to grow. The raccoons have eaten several of my prized Koi(wouldn't the common ones have tasted just as good?). Possums seem to only bother my pears and so far, have left my figs alone.


Subject: LSU Gold & Conadria Replies: 9
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Sal, they all look great. I had quite a few LSU Gold get ripe late and they were very good. I don't think they lasted long enough to take a picture though!

Subject: dusan's paradiso fig tree Replies: 12
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bullet08, I sent several batches of cuttings to Canada last winter with no problems. However US Customs did confiscate the Bronze Paradiso cuttings to me. I think it is hit or miss---most get through without anyone getting in trouble as long as you are an individual as Ottawan stated.

Subject: Panache pics Replies: 10
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Hi Sal, good job---your tree has done well. Mine is in ground a full two seasons. I had beautiful little striped figs too, but had a lot of rain continuously for days when they ripened back in August, so they were tastless and mushy. I was ashamed to post pictures,lol. I'm sure it will improves with age and will be best during dry periods(as with most figs). Good luck with yours.

Subject: bananas Replies: 14
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Bass, nice banana trees. Here in zn 9 it takes two years of growth to produce bananas. I'm not sure if all varieties do, but if the winter is mild enough and the trunks don't freeze, they will produce bananas that are very tasty, but must be left on the tree until quite over-ripe looking to be edible and still are firm and green tasting inside. I don't know the variety, but they get very tall with medium size bananas. After flowering/producing, the entire stalk dies but sends up suckers from the base. This past winter, they all froze to the ground here. I killed off a large stand I had to make room for more figs,lol.

Subject: My Best Ripe figs are stollen by a band of little thives Replies: 24
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Herman, that must be sickening! I feel the same way about birds.  Hope you have a trap to catch & relocate that little booger!

Subject: video about Monsterrat Pons in Mallorca Replies: 2
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Beautiful Orchard. Thanks for posting Bass

Subject: My Lousy Short Fig Video Replies: 9
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Martin, you did a good job on the video. I did notice that all the leaves of your plants were similar, too. Sandals with socks(nice touch)---my kids tease me about it,lol. Looking forward to more videos. Keep it up.

Subject: Col de Dame Noir Replies: 38
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Leon. the fig is beautiful---good job! I can't wait for a taste of my Blanc(maybe next year).

Herman/Aponist - glad to know that all three varieties of CDD taste great.


Subject: A visitor on a fig leaf Replies: 8
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Great picture Tom. Thanks for sharing!

Subject: Atreano pics Replies: 9
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Hi Dennis, glad to hear it was good for you. May be a different strain than my Atreano from Rolling River. It looks similar, but the taste of mine is very mild. One forum member seems to think it is because of our hot weather here in Texas. Enjoy!

Subject: Sal Corleone & other fig Pictures Replies: 12
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Sal, Wow! That looks great with the honey oozing out. Great picture.

Subject: My Black Madeira fruited!!!! Replies: 19
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Dennis, congrats on getting that beautiful fruit. How old is your tree? Thanks for the pictures.


Subject: Fig Leaf of the Year Replies: 5
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Jon, beautiful leaf. Looking forward to see if it's going to be a common fig.

Martin, beautiful leaf as well. Good luck with your Jerusalem Fig.


Subject: Anyone Have This Plant Pictures - Belleclare # 30 Replies: 2
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Hey all, I don't have this fig(Belleclaire was gone before my interest in figs). JR told me he has some planted. but they are extremely slow growing. He said he'd have it again when he is able to take cuttings. Also the source was a lady in El Paso, Tx., but that's all I know. Martin, apologies if this is taking your post in a different direction.

Subject: Col De Dame(white) Replies: 39
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Herman,thanks for the good information & good news about growing in Texas. I was given a small plant this spring from a generous forum member & friend. Has a few small figs on now, but I doubt they will ripen before first frost. Looking forward to next year. 

 

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