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Subject: Are figs in every part of your life? Replies: 26
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Ottawan & Gorgi, very funny guys, the smell isn't heavy, just kind of light. Maybe it doesn't get hot enough up there in the summer??? I have no idea.

Subject: Are figs in every part of your life? Replies: 26
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All mine are always outside, so I guess I don't really notice it except in the hot summer. Then I can smell it the minute I open the door. Smells kind of musky sweet to me. I guess that's why there are so many different scents on the market in the way of perfume, cologne,candles, etc--we all have different smell palates.  Tim

Subject: Figs in the landscape Replies: 9
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Jim & Gene, I can get in enough trouble all by myself, but thanks for the tips.LOL

Subject: Figs in the landscape Replies: 9
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Daygrower, that's a great thing you are doing---spreading those figs around.  Celeste is an old standby all-purpose fig, but I hear the LSU Improved Celeste is a much better producer and doesn't drop fruit when stressed. I want to put one in the landscape in my front yard, but I'm sure my wife will disagree! Maybe I'll sneak it in there! LOL

Subject: Are figs in every part of your life? Replies: 26
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Good for you, Sue. Nothing wrong with liking the smell of fig leaves. I like them too. 

Subject: Is This An Atreano??? Replies: 11
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Anthony, how was the growth on your tree?I checked again with several reputable nurseries(Rolling River, One Green World, and Burnt Ridge) and they all describe their Atreano  as dwarf and Pink Pulp. They must all sell the same strain. My question is about it being dwarf. Mine grew over 7' tall in one season.Doesn't seem dwarf to me!

Subject: Mary Lane in the hoop Replies: 4
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Don't know if anyone noticed, but Herman2 has some nice Mary Lane Cuttings listed on eBay.

Subject: 09 fig commentary Replies: 14
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Just spoke to Ricky at Saxon Becnel 504-656-7535 in Belle Chase, La.Didn't have a local number for Orange listed. Only sells wholesale and couldn't give me a local supplier other than Home Depot(never have found figs at HD here). He said that they would either be labeled with a red tag or a picture tag with their logo/name on it. So I'll have to do some searching around. Thanks for all the help.

Subject: Is This An Atreano??? Replies: 11
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Thanks Jon, I got it now. Seems the more I try to learn, the more confusing it gets!LOL

At any rate,I have a fig that I like.


Subject: 09 fig commentary Replies: 14
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Gene, that was a good deal/find. I'm calling them later today. I'll let ya'll know what I find out.

Subject: Is This An Atreano??? Replies: 11
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Jon & Jose, thank you for your help. So, what I'm understanding from this is that there are two strains of Atreano? The original being smaller & amber pulped and the RR strain being larger & pink/red pulp? Did I understand it right?

Subject: are these initials long enough? Replies: 25
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Like Gorgi said, I've used foam cups too. They work just as well. Before you know it roots are poking out the drain holes. Don't you guys laugh, but I heat an ice pick on the gas stovetop and quickly make holes with that. Easily pierces any cup. Have to do it when Sherri is gone because it does stink up the house. Ha!

I converted to 1/2 UPM 1/2 Coarse Perlite last spring in the cups and it worked like a charm. 


Subject: My first rooting experiment Replies: 41
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Hi Gene, our thoughts and prayers to you and your wife's family.

Subject: Fig Season Replies: 15
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I'm still getting a few Adriatic, Tena and Atreano that are still pretty good. Also Italian Everbearing.

Subject: Is This An Atreano??? Replies: 11
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Hi Gene, thanks-----they just don't look like the Atreano on Jon's Varietal page. I'm sure they'll probably look different as the tree matures. The first ones I got back in August had amber pulp, but now they are showing some Pink/Red.

Subject: are these initials long enough? Replies: 25
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Hi Jason, I use a 24 oz. tall clear cup made by Hefty. I used to get them at walmart, but they no longer have them. Check the other groceries in your area---surely one of them carry them. I like them because they're tall.  I have also used 32 oz take out soup containers. You can buy them by the case at a restaurant supply or maybe you could beg a sleeve at your local Chinese restaurant. Good luck with your cuttings.

Subject: Is This An Atreano??? Replies: 11
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This is my Atreano I bought from Rolling River Nursery this spring. The tree is over 7' tall now. The leaves look right, but the figs are huge,non splitting,non souring and are still very sweet even with our cooler weather(mid to low 50's). Does this look like anyone else's Atreano? Thanks.

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Subject: 09 fig commentary Replies: 14
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Thanks Cecil, ain't that a kick in the keester? I have never heard of it and it's just almost right here. I see they have LSU Gold which is still on my list. I've not got into citrus, yet! Can I rent your pasture???LOL I'll check it out Monday.


Subject: 09 fig commentary Replies: 14
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Hi Chills, I had a pretty good first year, despite our 41/2 mo. drought. I've had great success rooting cuttings(thanks to all our great members), and now have lots of extras. Still have some to plant in ground. I'm not going to be held back by the fact that I already have too many, as I'm already collecting various cuttings for Jan./Feb. rooting.(I'm really sick!!! Help!!!) Guess I'll have to start a pick your own figs site in the next couple of years. LOL My failures, as with most newby's, is my purchases from unreliable sources on some of my figs. I'm through with ebay(except for forum members), local nurseries,feedstores etc. I can't stress enough how important it is to buy from reliable sources. I hope everyone has a great 2010. 

Subject: My Soil test results Replies: 10
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Hi Cecil, soil test came out great. Thanks for posting. Sounds like your figs are gonna love it!

Subject: Another New Fig Person! Replies: 19
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Hello Bill, and welcome to fig addiction. Sounds like you've got off to a great start. Looking forward to your future posts.

Subject: Greetings Replies: 6
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Hi Ron, welcome from Southeast Texas. Are you currently growing figs or just contemplating?

Subject: purple kadota Replies: 3
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Hi Jim, I don't think the weather is to blame. Welcome to fig confusion. I have quite a few unknowns myself due to my buying here & there. You'll have better luck buying from forum members. There are some reputable nurseries too, but then, if they don't produce their own stock, they're at the mercy of their suppliers. Even though they are not what you wanted, wait & see---they may be delicious.

Subject: Fig cutting progress pics of fig from Greece Replies: 16
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Hi Paul, looks like they're off to healthy start---can't wait to see the figs.

Subject: Plenty of room Replies: 4
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Hi Ken, you are right. Maybe some of us get a little carried away sometimes.(Speaking for myself).

Subject: I hate to get on my Soap Box but this seems like as good of an opportunity .... Replies: 12
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Welcome from Southeast Texas!

Subject: Fig Tree I saved Replies: 23
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AMEN, Gene!

PM920, thanks for posting! All your questions are welcome here. I don't have an answer for you on your great fig save, but thanks for asking the question and for posting the pictures.  I'm sure someone will come along with a response. Keep the questions coming and don't let some of our "unfun" members discourage you.


Subject: Welcome to a new member, Gif Replies: 2
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Welcome, Daniel, anyone interested in figs is okay with me!Like Gene said,"tell us a little about yourself and your figs".

Subject: Spider Mites? Replies: 22
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Sure sound like those nasty little spider mites! Gorgi gave you good advice on what to do.

Subject: Spider Mites? Replies: 22
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I've always known spider mites to be red??? Maybe they are white at an earlier stage of development????? 

Subject: This is NOT a Celeste (PIC) unknown right now! Replies: 29
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Thanks Cecil, we're getting kind of gun shy down here. No hurricanes for 50+ years here in southeast texas and wham bam 3 in 4 years! Gene, I'm praying the weather guys are right for a change!

Subject: Blue Jack figs on youtube Replies: 10
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Watched the cold hardy banana video. Everything in the background is still green, and they're not blowing any smoke with their breath-just pretending it's cold. Must have too much time on their hands---hopefully because no one is buying their plants or their crap!!!!!

Subject: Blue Jack figs on youtube Replies: 10
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Those have to have been spray painted. These people have no integrity at all!

Subject: My first rooting experiment Replies: 41
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Lookin Great, Gene. I like the idea of the additional air holes on the side---makes a lot of sense. Tim

Subject: Hello from Pittsburgh! Replies: 6
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Hi Ray, and welcome to fig madness! Don't forget to read all the old posts on both forums. Lots of great information through others trials & tribulations. Sure saves us newbies a lot of mistakes.

Subject: Lyndurst White- Out in the cold hard like a golf ball Replies: 4
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Ottawan, same here with the trick or treaters. Not even 1(except the grandkids, of course). All the churches, the malls, etc. all have festivals now. I admire you guys growing figs in such cold climates. Have a great Fall!

Subject: Reminder Replies: 2
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Gene, thanks for the reminder. Now I'll be getting up at 4:30 and wanting to go to bed at 7:30. I should have been a farmer(fig farmer, that is!) Hahaha!

Subject: Figs 4 Fun website update Replies: 136
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Thanks Jon, always look forward to the updates.

Subject: Bronze Paradiso Tree Replies: 28
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Thanks Nelson.



Subject: My first rooting experiment Replies: 41
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Cecil, who's got time to watch the Dallas Cowboys when you are busy trying to grow figs?Hahaha!

Nelson, come on down, there are lots of cheaper spreads. What you think? That condo and office are soon gonna be real crowded. Real quick!


Subject: My first rooting experiment Replies: 41
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Hi gene, looks like they are off to a great start! You'll do fine, I'm sure.Thanks for posting.

Subject: Bronze Paradiso Tree Replies: 28
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Hi Nelson, very nice looking fig. In your pictures, the eye looks somewhat large. Can you confirm this? I'm trying really hard to stick to varieties that will perform here in my wet, humid climate. We've had the wettest October since 1970, almost 15" rain. October is usually one of our driest months.P.S. like Cecil said, enjoy those parents!

Thanks


Subject: mifigs4fun Question Replies: 3
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Way to go Sal! I 'm sure you won't get a response. I think I'll do the same.

Subject: Cutting on the costs of building a greenhouse for fig trees Replies: 11
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My little 14x14 greenhouse is built in a hoop shape with square aluminum tubing and clear polycarbonate sheeting. It's covered with 45% shade cloth and still gets scorching hot, so I installed a thermostatic vent fan on one end. Still runs continuosly in the summer with the thermostatset at 95F with the door and windows open. In winter, I get by with a couple of small electric heaters, as it doesn't get that cold here. I think I'm going to try plugging the  heaters  into some sort of thermostatic plug so the temp will be more constant(gets too hot on warm days. Anyone ever used these?

Subject: Wht Unknown Pics Updated with fruit Pics Replies: 11
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Looks mighty tasty, Sal. Thanks for posting.

Subject: Rest time Replies: 16
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I saw the boards----just thought they  let the pots stack level. Would roots actually grow into the bottom pots over winter? Just curious.


Tim


Subject: Hello. Replies: 14
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Hi Bill, welcome!!! FGA(Fig Growers Anonymous) Good One!!! HA!HA! The only thing wrong with that name is that none of us are trying to quit! Only our wifes want us to quit! HAHAHAHAHA!

Subject: Battaglia Green Replies: 15
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Hi Ox, I think Jon posted before that it was a 1" key ring. 

Subject: Finally My cuttings are here Replies: 118
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Do a search for cactus soil. I think Sue posted one time about using it, but I don't know the results. It's light,airy & drains well---sounds like it would work to me.

Subject: This is NOT a Celeste (PIC) unknown right now! Replies: 29
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Hi Cecil, I didn't understand your second picture. It doesn't look like it's in a pot---maybe it's just me. I was going to suggest maybe using smaller cups(not so deep) thinking it would keep the media from staying too wet, but looks like you've already planted them! Good luck!

 

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