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Subject: Closed Eye Varieties Replies: 27
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Sal, that is a nice looking Brunswick. Hope the weather holds for you. I got one off mine this year so far,birds got the rest, but was soured. Bought mine unknown because it was a different leaf shape, so I  guess it's wait & see on this one.

Gene, we're in for more rain tonight & tomorrow. Am praying for no "gulley washers".


Subject: Fig ID Help Replies: 5
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Cecil, I figured if you could do it, anybody could figure it out! GOTCHA!

Subject: Fig ID Help Replies: 5
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Well I see it worked, but I should have taken the pictures close up. Too late for this year, but if anyone can make any sense of these pictures, please let me know.

Subject: Fig ID Help Replies: 5
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This fig came from cuttings from my parents home where I grew up. My mom always called it an everbearing. Tree rather small compared to Celeste. Figs are Green/Yellow when ripe and ripens here about a month after Celeste last week July through August. It always has lot of figs still on it when it frosts here usually late November. My mom was from Los Angeles, so could have come from there. In dry years it's delicous fresh, if used for preserves, cooks apart into jam. In wet years, it splits & sours really bad and has little flavor. These pictures were taken Aug. 1 when the figs were good. I watered it a little because we were in a drought and left the hose running all night, so they started splitting. Dumb Me! In reseraching my best guess is an Adriatic , Strawberry, or Conandria maybe. Anyway ,I hope these load, as I've not tried this before.

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Subject: Closed Eye Varieties Replies: 27
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Gene, sorry to hear about your "rice paddy"--not too favorable for figs! Thank the" fig Gods " it's raining some here. We were in a real drought for about 6 months. Even with some heavy rains lately we have no standing water.

Cecil, you crack me up! I think I'll use something besides oleander.


Subject: Closed Eye Varieties Replies: 27
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Hi everyone, I'm fairly new here and since many of us live in wet/humid climates, I thought this might be an appropriate thread to start now,as many of us are looking at adding new plants to our collections through dormant cuttings this fall/winter. I have searched both forums and just find hit & miss information on closed eye varieties. Is there a list somewhere that lists varieties by eye size, such as closed, small, med., lg., etc. Appreciate any feedback on this.

Subject: Introduction of somewhat new member... Replies: 4
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Hi Tom, welcome. You've got quite a collection going there. WOW! Looking forward to your future posts.

Subject: Propagation Help Replies: 17
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Nelson, Paully is right about the vermiculite. I used perlite with the UPM and not vermiculite. I guess I need another cup of coffee!LOL I used pure vermiculite the first time I ever tried to root cuttings and lost everyone of them. Never used it since. Nice plants. Congrats.

Subject: Propagation Help Replies: 17
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Nelson---If those cutting get any mold in the baggie, I've had great success with 50% Hydrogen Peroxide(Off the store shelf) and 50% water in a spray bottle. Open the newspaper & cuttings up, Spray them both good and leave out to dry for a while. Roll them back up & put back in the bag. Out of  probably 40 + cuttings I started this spring, I only lost 4. Two in baggies never rooted and two in cups never took off. I used clear 20 oz. cups, and 50/50 UPM(Fertilome Ultimate Potting Mix) and Vermiculite to pot. Just saying this worked great for me! Good luck with your cuttings. Tim


Subject: Long yellow fig Replies: 20
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Bass, beautiful figs. My wife, nor my kids would dare touch a fig. They're all mine! YEAH

Subject: Dan??????????? Replies: 8
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You're right, Cecil, all his posts are gone! Where'd you go Dan??? Please come back!

Subject: My Unknown Plant Replies: 15
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Martin, maybe that Miracle Grow was radioactive!!HA!(Just a Joke) Really cool looking. Tim

Subject: Is this even a Brown Turkey?? Replies: 10
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I bought one with leaves like that labeled Celeste at a local nursery(knew it was'nt) just bought it because it was different. Turned out to be a bronze Brunswick. Tim

Subject: You guys ROCK!(Ladies included)! Replies: 10
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Thanks Dan, I read that the other day when you posted it, and wondered if that was the problem that others have talked about, i.e.,their LSU Gold being a regular fig shape instead of flat & squatty which I assume is the main crop shape. They were questioning if their cultivar  was correct.  I'm just trying to learn a little more before I buy one. Tim

Subject: You guys ROCK!(Ladies included)! Replies: 10
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jsvand5---------Thank you for the info. on Durio's LSU Gold. I'll post more on Willis when I know more. The first crop fell off in our heat/drought early in June, but now are setting a new crop, some of which may ripen here before frost. Like I said, I know the Vdb and Panache' are the right ones, but the IT. Everbearing & Black Jack are still in question. I planted these in ground last fall, so I know I'll know for sure next year. My biggest problem here is birds(mockingbirds & Blacks birds) This town is a Bird Sanctuary, so is illegal to "pop" any of them!

Cecil-----Thank you, that's what I thought, but wasn't sure. 


Subject: You guys ROCK!(Ladies included)! Replies: 10
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Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome. Look forward to posting more in the near future. About my fig collection, yes I took off like a rocket, and made some mistakes along the way, but now know to take my time and buy from reputable folks here. If not, I'll eventually run out of space. Does anyone know if James Robin has the true LSU Gold? I remember reading that there is more than one that is not squatty like it's supposed to be. Thanks in advance!

Tim


Subject: Our Cajun Country visit ;) Replies: 33
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Thank you, Cecil, for finally letting us know the details of your trip. I'm planning one of my own pretty quick now, but I don't think I could contain myself well enough to come home with just one plant. Your a better man than me. I'm planning to visit Dalton at Durio's when I go too. Not sure exactly sure when, yet! Does he(JR) have all his varieties available in pots? The reason I ask is I know he ships a lot of bare root field grown plants too. Good luck with your new plant. Tim

Subject: Col de Dame Replies: 21
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This sounds like a good variant to try here in Zn9. Was getting an order together from UC Davis, but am undecided, because of the conroversy over the viability of these cuttings. I may just look out for some here this fall/winter. Always glad to pay my way! Tim

Subject: Our Cajun Country visit ;) Replies: 33
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This guy just cracks me up! I couldn't wait for him to get back from this trip and give us the Scoop!What's up with that, Cecil? I guess I could go find out for myself  as I only live maybe 2 hours away. Tim

Subject: You guys ROCK!(Ladies included)! Replies: 10
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Hi everyone, this is my first post. I've been lurking for several months in both forums and have learned so much from you all. Seems like I've even figured out your personalities :~)! Anyway, I live in Southeast Texas,  Zone 9, and have lots of figs started. I have Celeste from my Inlaws house,What I think is a Strawberry Fig from my parents(I'll address this one later with pictures), and quite a few others from different sources. Some even from the famous Zergas which time will tell what they may actually be. One I bought as Fica Nera Deumane has a huge dark fig that is ripening for the last month off & on. Has a fairly large eye, but tastes pretty much like a celeste(YUM). I'll address that one later too with some pictures. I have others too from the guy, each variety seems to have different leaves, so we'll see. I can't bear to throw them away yet, they might turn out tasty! After I wised up I bought some Marseilles Black VS cuttings from H2 on eBay(YEAH). Also have From Rolling River: Norman's Yellow, Atreano, And Tena. From Willis: Vdb, Panache, Italian Everbearing, and Black Jack. From Burnt Ridge: Stella, Marlow and Flanders. As you can see, quite a menagerie. Anyway wanted to finally say hello! Tim

 

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