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Subject: Check out my RED fig Replies: 35
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,384
 
yea, really, an eyeball........ after an all nighter with 2 pots of coffee! haha Nice looking fig!



Subject: question about cuttings. Replies: 8
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Martin, you must walk through a lot of ashes if thats the hair growing cure!

Subject: Who sent this and what is it? Replies: 12
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I wonder if your mystery cuttings are from Bob in CT. He sent me some Hardy Hartford cuttings.There were a couple of logs in in my package as well and if I remember correctly the cuts were similar.



Subject: Gillette just Picked Replies: 13
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Paul seems to have pretty good luck getting his to fruit. Mine are in a greenhouse but things seem a bit slow this year.

Subject: Found ad for fresh figs in Birmingham, AL area.... Replies: 3
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,577
 
Where's the like button.... oops wrong site. :-)



Subject: Figs I picked this morning of tree I saved Replies: 9
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Hi Paul, Did we trade for this one? Is this the one I call Paul's unknown? Looks yummy!

Subject: Gillette just Picked Replies: 13
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Alan, I collected cuttings from the aforementioned tree in June of '09. I'm going to be getting ripe fruit real soon, for the first time. Paul's tree is the same age as mine, the cuttings were taken at the same time. The pics that you have are nice and clear. The first one is the dominant leaf on my Gillette. By the looks of KiwiBob's site and others I've seen these are one in the same. Something that I've talked about in the past but was dismissed was something called "Genetic Drift". If someone takes a cutting from a mother plant and then a cutting from that clone and so forth it has been shown with other plants that the strain does drift away from the original mother at some point. I believe this to be possible with figs as well but it has not been validated by any other fig growers. Maybe your Gillette has "drifted".  Also, I have just put some Gillette cuttings in cups if you're up for a trade. :-)

Subject: Gillette just Picked Replies: 13
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,863
 
OK, so Paul got the Gillette from me in a trade. Gillette is a very common fig grown in the pacific NW. I visit Seattle every year in May and June and take random cuttings while I visit. The tree that I have as well as the tree that I took cuttings from (near the ferry dock on Vashon Island, WA) was confirmed to be Gillette by a local fig guru Kiwi Bob. Check out his page on light figs in his area. He has Gillette there but sadly its not a clickable thumbnail. Here's the link..... http://sites.google.com/site/kiwifruitsalad2/home/5-fig-varieties
Now you have all the info possible about Paul's tree as well as mine! Good luck on your journey to finding the real Gillette.


Subject: Barnisotte Replies: 25
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I agree with Gene, it might do better in the shade for a while. Those internodes are pretty close together. They would stretch out a bit more if it had to reach for the sun. Looks like it needs a bit of a rest from the sunlight.

Subject: Fracazzano Blanco I picked this morning Replies: 10
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haha, yup for better or for worse. I'd say fig hunting is the "for better" category.

Subject: Fracazzano Blanco I picked this morning Replies: 10
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 945
 
Hey Paul, Great pics! I thought you were going on vacation? Are you gonna find some figs overseas?

Subject: Red Fig Growing in the ground in NY for at least 75 yrs Replies: 11
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Looks good, is that the fig that we traded for in the past? If so I sure am glads that its ID'd. Can't wait to get fruit!

Subject: Unwanted figs trees Replies: 13
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Navid, I sent you an email

Subject: Guess the fig and win Replies: 48
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,654
 
Well, I can't decide if its Sudriche weinstrasse klein or LSU Improved Celeste.

Looks tasty either way!

Subject: Trade? Replies: 20
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,638
 
I have some Strawberry Verte plants if anyone is interested. They were suckers from the mother plant and are 12+ inches tall. Shoot me an email I see some extras that you guys have that interest me.

Thanks,
Little John


Subject: What happened to The_Montreal_fig? Replies: 5
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 820
 
OH BOY! I hope you will have some interesting cuttings for trade in the future! Keep us posted.

Subject: Mutation Replies: 3
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 787
 
What you're talking about is called a "sport" thats what its called when a single branch happens to have different characteristics. Definitely a good idea to isolate that branch and preserve the different strain.

Subject: Is it Cajun Honey or Italian Honey?? Replies: 22
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 3,384
 
Great tip Dan, I just might get me one of those posters!

Subject: Revisited This Video Recently Replies: 3
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 666
 
I just watched that video, Nice work! Beautiful plants.

I also saw the video from DieselersFigs .... Looks good!! Glad we fig lovers are showing the world our plants!!

Subject: Fig "A-10-5" from Ken Love collection Replies: 20
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Hi I'm Little John and I'm a weirdo....Is this where the fig lovers 12 step meeting is held? haha

Subject: Just in case you want to smell like fig leaves Replies: 7
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The latex from fig leaves can be used to treat warts. Maybe the fig leaf cologne doubles as compound-w.



Subject: Just in case you want to smell like fig leaves Replies: 7
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Hey fig lovers, I found this on ebay, thought you'd get a laugh like me......

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390248287906#vi-content


Subject: Cactus pears Replies: 108
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 8,116
 
Hmmm eating them chilled would be nice...as long as there arn't any stray glockids! Had one in my lip once, thats a bummer.


Subject: Cactus pears Replies: 108
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 8,116
 
Hi Fig lovers...or should I say exotic foodies! I just finished my youtube video. Let me know what you think. Hope its informative for some of you.





Subject: Free ebook on eco-friendly nematode treatment Replies: 0
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Hi fellow fig lovers,

Just found this book while surfing online and it looks like it could be helpful for RKN. Here's the link.....

http://www.freebookspot.co/Comments.aspx?Element_ID=48311

I can't wait to read it!

-LJ




Subject: He's back at it again Replies: 105
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 9,224
 
I went to that HC link. I noticed he says... cuttings are dormant and ready to root or store in refrigerator at 40F for up to 1 year.
Bass gave this very timeframe and temp on a post just the other day. Glad Zergas is original.



Subject: New seedling "Cuban" Replies: 5
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Where did you get the idea to call this one Cuban? Seems ironic, I was just in Cuba over new years with an agricultural delegation and no one grows ficus carica. I did find one in a botanical garden outside of Havana but that was just one specimen. I think we need to start a fig orchard there.

Subject: Cactus pears Replies: 108
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 8,116
 
I made prickly pear wine, jelly and syrup a few years ago while in Cali. Man, those glochids are not fun. It seemed like it took forever for them to work their way out of my skin. I even used heavy gloves to process them. Rubbing them in sand is the key to processing. We found a couple different colors when we collected them. I have some video footage, I'll have to splice together a youtube video.










Subject: Just posted a new fig video! Replies: 27
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,240
 
Hey Paul, Glad you liked the video! Hope it validates your lunacy. Or should I say our lunacy! Ahhh, the life of a fug nut.




Subject: Just for fun! Replies: 16
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Martin, you mention the white bloom on the skin of the figs. Thats wild yeast. I'm willing to bet that yeast could be cultured and a great sourdough bread could be made. We did it at my place with concord grapes. Pretty yummy!

Subject: Celeste disappointing? Replies: 19
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too much heat will cause the figs to drop off. we have a discussion about it on the other forum.

Subject: unnamed figs Replies: 4
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 654
 
Oh man, you're making my mouth water! I'd offer to trade some cuttings with you but I know customs in Australia is militant and it wouldn't work!

Subject: unnamed figs Replies: 4
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Hi George, The Zaharia white looks kind of like Brunswick. Just my guess. They all look tasty though!

Subject: Good old Belleclare last fig list Replies: 42
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 7,918
 
Its a breba only fig unless you have the wasp for the main crop. Just like Desert King.

Subject: Just posted a new fig video! Replies: 27
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,240
 
Wow, that would have made my video more exciting.... "I have to get picking these figs, looks like the monkeys are picking at them." haha, that would be funny. The birds are bad enough but to have to deal with monkeys too, I think the laughs would wear off pretty fast for us fig lovers!

Subject: Just posted a new fig video! Replies: 27
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haha, sounds fun Bill. I'll let you be the star and I handle the camera work. As far as what camera I use, we picked up a sony handy cam with a 20 gig hard drive inside. No disc or tape. Just plug it in and upload to the computer. It took me a while to find the best video program to do the editing. For the oddball format that this camera puts out (.mod) I found a program called kdenlive. Its compatable with Linux, which I run as an os on my computer. Now the fun begins and the head scratching is over.

Subject: Just posted a new fig video! Replies: 27
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Hey Martin, maybe I should come down to the Chicago area when the figs are ripe and video your place sometime? I'm having fun putting out the videos on youtube.

Subject: Just posted a new fig video! Replies: 27
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Thanks Kim, I'm really having fun making videos for youtube. I've put out 5 now. Maybe I should visit some fig friends like Michal in Canada. It would be good for more of us to show what we do with our figs.

Subject: Just posted a new fig video! Replies: 27
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Ha ha, good tips Bill! I'm not sure when I'll be in Naples but I'll keep that in mind. ;-)

Subject: Just posted a new fig video! Replies: 27
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I'm really not sure what kind of fig it was. I've never eaten a kadota fig so I can't compare. The figs wern't the best but they were better than nothing. I canned them in syrup to take them back home to WI. I've been putting them in smoothies and adding them to apple sauce for a twist.

Subject: Just posted a new fig video! Replies: 27
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,240
 
Thought I'd start a new thread for this one. Hope you all like it. Sadly I won't be going back to Cali this year. Here's the link....







Subject: mass propagation Replies: 11
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,113
 
I've rooted grape cuttings in a 5 gal bucket of soil. 25+ cuttings in a bucket. You could try this in a plastic tote with a lid. It might be a little touchy pulling them apart though.

Good Luck!


Subject: UC Davis fig tasting Replies: 10
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,116
 
Wow, figs on the grill! These pics make my mouth water!

Subject: Natural air layer? Replies: 20
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,556
 
Nice work Ken, looks like a winner!

Subject: Video: Corey's Garden: Fig Trees in Pennsylvania Replies: 24
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Hey mIEKAL, cool video! Good to find out more about you straight from the horses mouth. I look forward to seeing you at the farming conference in a couple weeks. Stay figgy!
Peace, Little John


Subject: Received cuttings from UC Davis today!! Replies: 1
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Yup, the fed ex man paid me a visit today. No fig cuttings this year, I only ordered pomegranate. Bass keeps talking about Kazke and Salavatsky so now I'll see how well they do here. Now I just gotta figure out how to root these cuttings.

Subject: Omega Grafter Tool and Mundani Link To Another Method Replies: 7
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ebay, $40 included shipping from Austrailia. Good deal but my experience with grafting apples, pears and figs with it has shown a pretty poor result. Old fashioned cleft graft is way better.

Subject: Omega Grafter Tool and Mundani Link To Another Method Replies: 7
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,650
 
  I have an omega grafting tool. I tried it out and it really didn't increase my chances of a successful take. It might have even lowered my average. On the other hand it did speed up the process. I've found that a sharp knife works the best. A real good tool is a carpenters knife aka a box cutter. Replaceable blade, retracts when not in use, easy to find at the store if you need a new one.
  The biggest discovery I've had for grafting figs is to do it when the buds start to push on the mother plant. Then put a plastic baggie over the whole thing to retain moisture.

Good Luck!! Grafting time is approaching!


Subject: Swiss Army grafting/budding knife Replies: 19
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picture?

Subject: Unknown cuttings: "Hobart", "Schuyler", "Voiture #217" Replies: 97
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 5,971
 
Nice link Jason/Martin! Pretty cool stuff. The Arbutus unedo aka Strawberry Tree was a surprise to see. I tasted some fruits last year and they are pretty yummy.

 

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