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Subject: What is this white stuff on the fig cuttings! Replies: 12
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,431
 
yup, primordium. not much of an indicator of roots but keep your fingers crossed, you're on the right track. Lenticels are something different.

Subject: I am sorry to everyone I offended Replies: 60
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,645
 
Dom, Glad you're back. You seem like a man of integrity. It takes courage to make amends in the way you started this thread. Bravo.

Subject: Attention jake Replies: 15
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,192
 
Ahem, the politically correct term for male menopause is andropause. :-)

Subject: Fancy Grafting Secrets Replies: 11
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,192
 
There's a good book called "Arborsculpture" out there that shows these techniques. I bought a copy on amazon. I like it.

Subject: cuttings from Portugal arrived Replies: 41
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,510
 
Ethieus,

Well said (your entire post). I agree about keeping things pure. I also agree that peoples initials should be attached to certain strains of figs. For example, I have "Black Madiera UCD" in a pot in my greenhouse. I got the cuttings straight from them. I also got a plant from a man who got cuttings from them. Tracing the lineage is important.

Subject: On vacation & fig trees Replies: 7
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 538
 
Cuttings should be fine. The knots on the roots sound like RKN. I'd air layer the plants when you get them home and pot them up. RKN is kinda hard to get away from unless you start over.

Subject: hello to all Replies: 19
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 898
 
Hi Scott, Welcome to the forum. I'm a long time winemaker too. I just bottled some grape-lavender wine. yummy. Good luck with your figs!

Subject: First fig grafts Replies: 27
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,689
 
Hey Rex, Which grafting tool did you get? Was it the Omega grafting tool? I bought one and have had no success with it. Hope you have better luck. One thing I have found with doing grafts on figs is to keep a bag over the scion and graft union to minimize any drying out. You can see my post here....
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/My-Fig-Tree-Grafts-4710950?highlight=grafting

Subject: Get rid of cable TV - join the fig forum Replies: 6
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 563
 
9 years ago we threw away our TV when it died. Then we cancelled the cable bill and never looked back. I do spend more time listening to NPR and on the computer but also a lot more time with the figs. Its a good life!

Subject: Anybody in central to southern illinois growing figs? Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 782
 
I hear that there are people growing figs outside in ground in Cairo, Il.

Subject: In response to my last topic 'Bogus Email' Replies: 49
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,039
 
Hey Bill, I still have the Haikel Lebanese I got from you in a trade. Its looking good! It is a beautiful plant, I too like the leaves and can't wait to get to taste a fig on it. Hope you're well!

Subject: Santa's List Replies: 90
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 3,124
 
I'd have to say that top on my list is Negretta. Beautiful dark fig with some small speckles. Looks yummy!

Subject: Harvey's favorite 2 figs from 2012 Replies: 46
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,615
 
Oh man, my mouth is watering...no lie.

Subject: The best for last Replies: 46
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,006
 
definitely psychedelic figiness...... 

Subject: Another use for fig tree cuttings Replies: 4
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 561
 
I've tied brooms on fig wood (I'm a broom maker). Its nice. And when you carve the dried wood it smells kinda fruity.

Subject: a disturbing fig video Replies: 58
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,765
 
maybe he was demonstrating how to kill spider mites with tobacco smoke, haha. Just weird.

Subject: Hi new member with a request Replies: 4
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,335
 
Pieman , Have you heard of the site  http://www.fruitiers.net/

Fruit tree collectors from all over Europe trade cuttings on that french site. Good luck!

Subject: exchange cuttings europe (Ihave 50 varieties) Replies: 45
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 3,038
 
Figfan_Hungary you might have better luck trading cuttings at http://www.fruitiers.net/

Fruit tree collectors from all over Europe trade cuttings on that french site. Good luck!

Subject: how do you sell on ebay? Replies: 23
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,279
 
Yes, but citrus is VERY different than fig cuttings. Citrus is not to be shipped to or from states that have it under quarantine. Citrus diseases are a big problem. Check out this link... http://www.saveourcitrus.org/


Quote:
Originally Posted by eden13
I was selling some citrus trees on ebay and one day somebody knocked on the door and it was a USDA inspector who told me that we can not sell citrus from Georgia due to some disease. Of course I was surprise since Georgia is not Citrus State. Luckily for me he just warned me. So be careful who are you selling to.

Subject: Any Canadian menbers willing to trade cuttings Replies: 19
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,130
 
Jose are your trees planted in the ground? wow!

Subject: A tote full of fig trees. Replies: 11
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 988
 
Thats confusing, I edit the auction once its listed all the time.

Subject: Bartering and remembering my uncle Replies: 24
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,455
 
I raise meat rabbits and have plenty of bunny poo! I'd welcome a trade for figs any day! I would even throw in some high octane chicken poo as well. :-)

Subject: Please help me to tell florea fig Replies: 15
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,433
 
brahms, Thank you for sharing info about your bees!! I too am a beekeeper. My bee hobby has pushed my fig hobby to 2nd place. Do you have Apis dorsata in your area?

Subject: New fig Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,004
 
Nichole,
I'll have a booth at the Folklife festival. Feel free to stop by a chat about figs. I gab with KiwiBob every year. I'll be selling brooms not figs. :-) Hope to see you.


Subject: Are fig leaves toxic to horses? Replies: 11
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 3,429
 
I feed fig leaves to my rabbits, they love it.

Subject: did i crop this brown turkey correctly? Replies: 7
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 761
 
you'll be fine

Subject: options on a sucker. Replies: 2
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 488
 
I second Jon's idea. You can remove that sucker and trim it back for shipping. Then the trimmings can be rooted as well.

Subject: Lets Wish "Ottawan" Good Health Replies: 55
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,373
 
Wow, Great to see you posting and that you're still sharp as a tack! Let the power of the figs give you strength. :-)

Peace & Long Life to You, Akram.




Subject: Nematode cure for container grown figs - hot water technique Replies: 10
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,789
 
I tried this hot water method a couple of years ago. It was hot water straight from the tap and I didn't use a thermometer. We have our water heater cranked up to high all the time. I dipped the affected plant for 5 - 10 min. It was potted up and put in the greenhouse, this was in fall. In spring it never came out of dormancy. It sounds like it would have been good to use a thermometer! I've pretty much settled on doing airlayers to side step the nematodes but its good to know that under controlled conditions the hot water method works. Thanks for sharing!

Subject: Lets Wish "Ottawan" Good Health Replies: 55
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,373
 
Wow,

Hope he's OK. I'm sending positive vibes his way. Speedy recovery Akram!

Blessings,



Subject: Landlord chopped down my fig tree last year.... Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,253
 
Lots of info on the forums about layering and rooting cuttings. You might want to search the archives. You'll be surprised how much info you'll get.

Subject: 2nd annual fig festival in Staten Island NY Replies: 41
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 3,282
 
I'm glad we have that "Babe Ruth" on our team!!

Subject: think UC Davis cuttings will come earller this year? Replies: 89
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 5,885
 
My tracking number appears to be saying tomorrow (thurs) for delivery too.

Subject: Ischia Black cuttings starting to show roots Replies: 8
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,328
 
Ahhh, my mistake. Wrong screen name. The post I was talking about is here..... http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/fig/msg02204104549.html

Subject: Is mint a rodent deterrant? Replies: 15
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 3,177
 
I used to work with a guy that would shell cloves of garlic like peanuts and eat it raw. This guy was something else, breath to make your eyes water and farts to peel wallpaper.

Subject: Ischia Black cuttings starting to show roots Replies: 8
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,328
 
Didn't you have a homemade cloning machine that you put together? I don't remember much more than that. How did you do trying to root fig cuttings with it?

Subject: GIANT YESIL FIG CUTTING 1 PIECES (ANATOLIAN-RAR‚ÄčE) Replies: 3
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,084
 
I've continued to restrain myself when seeing those auctions on ebay. Its tempting but Turkey is the land of the fig wasp and why take a gamble that the cuttings would not need pollination. There are soooo many figs on US soil that we can acquire its just not worth it. And besides, its plant material coming from another country, the US customs just has to open it and see what it is then your stuff is confiscated.....or worse.

Subject: Off Topic - Florida addict burns down 3500 yr old tree Replies: 6
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 891
 
Haha, my dad retired to FLA. I've modified the quote.....

"It seems that all the nuts roll down to Florida.... and drive slow in the left hand lane with their turn signal on".  :-)


Subject: Off Topic - Florida addict burns down 3500 yr old tree Replies: 6
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 891
 
wow, thanks for sharing that story. I just posted it to my facebook page. sadness.....

Subject: think UC Davis cuttings will come earller this year? Replies: 89
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 5,885
 
Alan, You don't need to have a fed ex or ups shipping account but they encourage it. I've never paid for shipping the cuttings and I've been ordering from the germplasm sites for 3+ years. There was one time when I didn't receive anything so maybe I was at the bottom of the list with the lack of postal reimbursement, I don't know. UC Davis has never forgotten me though.




Subject: think UC Davis cuttings will come earller this year? Replies: 89
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 5,885
 
I received cuttings yesterday from the USDA Germplasm in Corvalis, OR. Come on UC Davis!!

Subject: New Scionwood group on Yahoo! Replies: 1
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 611
 
Hello,

I just thought I'd share this link with people. A friend of mine started this group recently and its getting more and more active. If you're looking to swap scions of various fruit trees come and check it out.

Thanks,
Little John

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/scionexchange/



Subject: Cloner Machine Replies: 10
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,556
 
Its funny that this thread just came up. 2 days ago I bought a cloning machine on ebay. I'm not really thinking I would root fig cuttings with it as the roots are super fragile but I will try to root other stuff. Rosemary, lavender, maybe some fruit trees like apples or pears. I don't know, I'm sure I'll experiment. It was only $75 and I know I'll get that much enjoyment out of it. I do have some extra BT and celeste cuttings that are expendable maybe I will try to root. I know there was a guy, TMC, who made his own cloning machine. There is a thread on it here or on GW. I'll keep you updated as to when my new toy arrives.




Subject: First Fig for the year. Replies: 4
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 809
 
Wow, nice pics. I hope my Strawberry Verte puts out nice looking figs like that this year! Thanks for sharing!

Subject: Thompson Nursersy Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,130
 
Bill, I thought you were a Yeti.

Subject: Giant Cherimoya Replies: 3
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 881
 
wow, looks yummy!

Subject: Pawpaw Replies: 115
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 10,848
 
Bass, Any paw paw scions available? I'm looking.

Subject: Fig 4 Fun fig cuttings Replies: 95
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 9,026
 
Man, I hope I'm not too late on this. I can't believe I missed the unleashing of the new list!!

Subject: Fig temp danger zone. Replies: 4
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 842
 
29*F is no big deal for a fig. Mine have been down to 22 degrees without any problems and Martin has seen the temps in his garage go down to 7*F if I remember correctly with no problems. The big thing is to keep them out of the wind it will do more damage than the straight cold....in my judgement.

Subject: Help. What to do. Big dog loves figs. Replies: 20
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cayenne pepper on a few figs will work as a good training device. 

 

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