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Subject: Rabbit damage Replies: 26
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Sorry to hear of your damage. It's amazing how mother nature can destroy things we've worked so hard to grow, and so quickly. Better put a hardware cloth ring around the base of your trees for protection. Just a suggestion, i'm sure you've already thought of a remedy. Good luck!

Subject: A Few Figs This Morning Replies: 6
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Those sure do look good, Sal. Congrats!Hope they bud out soon for you. We're having a warm week here too Lows 48-60  and highs in the low 70's--nice to see a little inkling of spring anyway.

Subject: My Uncles Fig Tree Replies: 22
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Nelson, you think he might be a little tight?LOL The reason I recognize it is my dad was the worst. I'm unlike him totally. I like the way Roseanne Barr puts it"you couldn't pull a needle out of his butt with a tractor."LOL No offense to anyone! Good luck getting a cutting!

Subject: Col de Dame(White) Replies: 3
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Rafed & Jose, you have mail.  

Subject: Col de Dame(White) Replies: 3
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Looking for a few cuttings of this variety if anyone has available. Glad to pay for them, plus shipping. Thanks so much. Tim

Subject: New cups Replies: 14
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Great tip Jon! Thanks for posting.

Subject: Happy Roots! Replies: 10
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Those are looking great! Congrats!!!

Subject: Spahgnum Moss Replies: 25
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Try your local mom & pop nurseries that might grow a lot of their own plants and hanging baskets. One of my local ones have a huge bag(loose, not in a brick) for like $35 that they use for hanging baskets. They may be able to order it if they don't have it. You'll never run out of SM if you buy one though.

Subject: Spahgnum Moss Replies: 25
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Hi Ox, I see it at Lowe's and Home Depot all the time here. It's usually inside where the orchids and small tropicals are. The cactus mix,orchid mix, african violet soil, etc. is usually there too. The peat is what is used in regular potting mixes and for amending soil---not what you want. You want the sphagnum moss like what is used to line wire hanging baskets. I've never seen it for sale chopped---you'll have to do that yourself. Hope this helps! Stay warm.

Tim


Subject: Home sooner Replies: 6
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Maggie, so sorry to hear of the death in your family. You have all our prayers and condolences as well. Looking forward to your future posts about your trip as well. Stay warm!

Subject: New Years Eve Morning Figs Replies: 10
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Sal, those figs still look delicious---especially when I don't have any! LOL Enjoy and Happy Birthday!

Subject: My sweetie is sick of hearing about Figs! Replies: 23
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I get the same reaction(rolled eyes). Once my oldest son(31) was here and saw me looking at F4F website-he laughed and asked me what is fun about figs? Like Sue said, their loss!

Subject: New fig find. Replies: 5
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It must be nice to eat a fresh fig on Dec.28th.Probably nothing out of the ordinary for you guys out there. Congratulations on your find.  I've got lots of relatives all over Los Angeles,Long Beach, etc. but can't find one willing to hunt figs.  Tim

Subject: Rooting Via Baggie Method With Sphagnum Moss Replies: 45
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Hi Jason, Talpa earlier ,in another post, said to use a food processor.Be sure to do it when the "wife" ain't lookin! Haha!

Subject: Ebay and Corleone Replies: 17
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Here we go again! LOL! Martin, you must really be bored and holed up in the house!HAHAHAHAH!

Subject: Looking for cuttings to start in my New green house I got for Christmas Replies: 15
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Paully, that's what I call a great idea. Maybe I'll try some cuttings earlier than normal. Thanks for the tip.  

Subject: I got cuttings! Replies: 19
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I bought cuttings and plants from him and nothing is true to variety yet. I'll be surprised if you get a refund. He never has answered any of my emails. I personally think that the excellent packaging is just par of the scam.

Subject: Collections Replies: 5
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Hi Warrior, if you live in a rainy humid climate, you might want to avoid the last three mentioned because of souring & splitting. James Robin is a good source for these also. Check rooted plants for RKN carefully no matter who you purchase from. 

Subject: Does anyone know this ebayer Replies: 2
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I don't blame you for being careful. Zergas(mifig4fun) has 100% feedback also.

Tim


Subject: Talk About Bad Luck Replies: 26
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Sorry to hear of your loss Nelson. It's hard to believe someone would risk jail to steal figs. Are you sure someone isn't playing a little joke on you??? I hope that's the case, although not a very funny joke to a fig nut. Let us know how it plays out.

Subject: Propagation with 100% success Replies: 6
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Hi, I believe those were Danab_z9_La 's posts, but they have been deleted. You can find Dan over at GWFF if you'd like to ask him a question.

Subject: California Fig Syrup Co. Replies: 3
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Thank you Bass---I'm not very computer savvy!

Martin, $1.00 back in 1891 had to be a lot of money! Maybe it was full of Cocaine like many of those "snake oil" type medicines were back then. Maybe that was the "healthy and agreeable" ingredient! LOL!!! No doubt it cured the constipation(figs), but probably made you feel so good, you didn't care!(just guessing of course).


Subject: California Fig Syrup Co. Replies: 3
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My wife found this ad in an old(1891) ladies magazine. If this took care of all the ailments it claimed, it must of had some powerful ingredients. Thought it was interesting. I'm still working to get the pictures right, sorry!

 
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Subject: DANG! RKN? Ugh. Replies: 11
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Jason, I'm sorry to hear you had a problem. Your findings made me go yank the five plants I got out of the pots and rinse the roots well for inspection again. Mine are all completely clear, thank God. I bought the Yellow Marseilles also, so that was the first one I checked( Since we re'cd them one day apart, thought they were probably growing in close proximity). WHEW!!! If they had come potted, I'd be more worried! I hope he's not recycling the growing medium and sanitizing pots! I don't think he's intentionally doing anything, but you're only as good as your help.

I'm not sure RKN's would flourish here(heavy clay black gumbo soil), but I don't want to introduce them either. I'm with you, I think everybody needs to know.




Subject: Mr James Robin Delivers Replies: 21
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HI Jason, I'm sure he'll fix it if there is a mistake. I received mine yesterday(5) all with no signs of RKN. Also had a blue Lousiana Dept of Agriculture inspection certificate enclosed. He's a great guy to deal with.  Tim

Subject: please name your Lowes figs Replies: 14
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I would never buy a fig from Lowe's, but I've only seen Brown Turkey and Kadota here.  Tim

Subject: LSU Gold put on figs Replies: 27
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That's sure a nice healthy looking tree, Bill. Mine all got hit by our first frost and freeze and look very sad now.



Subject: ? on potting up cuttings Replies: 6
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It's been my experience (I tried the same thing on some last year) that all that extra soil holds excess moisture and the little figs don't grow well. Once I learned to pot them from cup to 1 gal. and move up1 gallon with each repot, they did much better. Even better in the ground for me as soon as I can get them there. 

Subject: J.H Adriatic Cuttings Replies: 0
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If anyone has J.H. Adriatic cuttings or plant available, I'll be glad to pay for it/them plus postage. Email me if you can help. Thanks

Subject: Mr James Robin Delivers Replies: 21
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I think JR  is quoting what is generally published in most literature including Ray Givans "New Fig Booklet", where they are listed as synonyms.  He told me the other day that he sells a Lemon fig that some people call Lemon, but is different than White Marseilles. Who knows what we're really growing. All we really know is the name we were given and it's source. It's all confusing to me. I'm not questioning what anyone is growing, only that it's confusing.


Subject: Improving Drainage Replies: 4
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Thanks Jason, I used a lot of landscape mix last year(two 11 yd. dump truck loads). It's about $275 a load here. I think I may have a place I can get a pickup load for around $40-$45. I built flowerbeds &  rose beds with it last year along with some raised beds in my garden plot. I thought about making some raised beds to start the figs in too, but haven't done it yet. Still undecided.

Subject: Mr James Robin Delivers Replies: 21
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Hi Jason, I think he sells out every year. He has only a limited amount of certain figs left. He had a handfull of green varieties and a handfull dark varieties left. I knew better than to wait this late, but I'm a procrastinator. I'll order more next season.

Subject: Improving Drainage Replies: 4
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I have Heavy Black Sticky Clay soil here---figs seem to grow fine in it. My problem is that out in the back there are some low spots that don't really hold standing water for more than a day or two during heavy rains, but stay wet a long time. I would like to add some fig trees in those areas, but don't know what to do to improve drainage for the trees. One man locally told me to plant them on mounds. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this or another method for improving drainage in these areas. All my trees are in ground. I thought about pots in those areas, but don't really want to grow in pots. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks!

Subject: Mr James Robin Delivers Replies: 21
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Just talked to James Robin. Ordered LSU Gold,LSU O'Rourke,LSU Hollier,LSU Scott's Black and White Marseilles. He's a pleasure to talk to. I was going to drive over and see him, but never could seem to find the time. Sure was easy this way. He was out of Smith until next year. He even temporarily identified a white unknown I have from my parents house as a Conandria. Makes sense as that house was built in 1956 and my mother, I'm sure , brought it from Los Angeles. It's at least an Adriatic type. Med./Large yellow/green Dark strawberry pulp. 

Subject: First LSU Gold Replies: 8
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That's a nice looking fig & tree Sal. I was surprised that the eye was so large.It's highly recommended for my zone. I still have this one on my wish list.

Subject: How large is your harvest? Replies: 2
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1. Normally about 70% This year we had a drought with lots of fruit drop on my young trees.

2. 30% (Birds are my biggest problem--Hurricanes Rita and Ike decimated the squirrel population)

3. Yes, but could always eat more fresh.(Still have 19 Pints of preserves in the pantry and as many that were made into strawberry fig jam, which I don't like, so probably will discard later). All off 1 huge Celeste. Part of the reason I started this was to have figs ripening at different times, extending the harvest.

4. 3 people, only I eat figs. I have no data on pounds(never took the time to weigh). Most figs I got this year came off 1 huge Celeste(did not drop fruit during drought). Tree is at least 35 years old. My other 30+ trees are < two years old, so only got samplings here & there.

5.Average age for most are <2 years.


Subject: Any Takers? Replies: 12
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I'm not sure what it is. The leaf doesn't look like Celeste to me.

Subject: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Replies: 11
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Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

Subject: In NJ:Not ripe figs now,but ripe Tom. Replies: 34
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Hi Jackster, I had about 70 plants in the ground, but I planted them too close together, so the yield was good, but could have been better. I've been steadily adding composted leaves & grass clippings to build the soil up. If I find the time & energy, I'll try again next spring a little further apart.

Subject: In NJ:Not ripe figs now,but ripe Tom. Replies: 34
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Hi Folks, if you google Tomato Growers Supply, you can get a free catalog or order online. They have any kind of tomato you can think of and many you won't. Great selections of Regular and Heirloom varieties. I grew their Heirloom Brandywine(Potato Leafed Variety) last year. Makes huge 2# plus pinkish/red tomatoes that are just delicious. They don't make lots of fruit at once and continue into hot weather. I sold 400+ pounds of fresh tomatoes off the end of my driveway last June and this was  everyones favorite, including mine. Plus I canned probably 75 quarts and ate all the fresh tomatoes I wanted. I'm growing more this next year.

Subject: cutting sprouted a fig should I remove it Replies: 13
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Remove it. It'll just zap energy from the cutting.

Subject: I hate you folks! Replies: 19
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Hi Warrior, I forgot to mention that my Celeste never has a breba crop. 

Subject: Fig growers in my region? Replies: 16
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Ottawan & TucsonKen, I like that line of thought. Maybe Brown Turkey has a redeeming factor after all?


Tim


Subject: Fig growers in my region? Replies: 16
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Hi Jose, don't feel bad---mine doesn't work but about 1/2 the time!HA!

Subject: Fig growers in my region? Replies: 16
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I thought Henry lived in Mississippi somewhere around Jackson??? Maybe not.

Subject: I hate you folks! Replies: 19
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Hi Warrior, welcome to fig confusion. Your unknown that you think may be a Celeste I have a question about in that you say they cook to a mush when preserving. Doesn't sound like any celeste I've ever had. The figs always stay "whole" when preserved unless you purposely mash them for jam. You may want to investigate that variety further(just sounds like it must be something else).Post some pictures when you can.

Subject: Recipe for Killing and repelling bugs Replies: 6
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Hi Maggie, most organic garlic spray recipes that I've seen say to use the cheap(Non Antibacterial) Dish liquid. Not sure why. I don't know about using it on figs, but it's great on Tomatoes and especially on Squash(the squash borers make mincemeat of squash plants here). You could probably use it around the base of the fig tree to repel ants and other crawling insects. Don't you just hate using chemicals?

Subject: are these initials long enough? Replies: 25
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Hi Jason, instead of pushing the cuttings down into the cups, put a little soil mix in the bottom and hold cutting with one hand and crumble the mix in around the cutting. Those new roots( I know most of them browned out on these) are very fragile at this point and you have to be extremely careful with them. Hope this helps you. Good luck with your cuttings & thank you for sharing the pictures.


Subject: Fig trees in Istanbul Replies: 10
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Very nice pictures of some beautiful trees. Maybe you could mail some cuttings home---you might just get them. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your trip.

Subject: Paradiso in Philadelphia Replies: 22
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Hi Bass, thanks for posting. That's one beautiful tree.

 

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