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Subject: Cuttings wanted of Ischia Black, Lampeira, & Longue d’Août Replies: 5
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 913
 
Hey Bob, Hope to see you at Folklife again this year! I have a small Royal Vineyard fig for you. I know how you like the breba only types.

Subject: Atreano and Energy Reserves Replies: 6
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 863
 
Hey Eve,

I'm looking forward to our meet up in August. I should have some new things for you as well. I got some new cuttings and they're rooting as we speak. Lets keep our fingers crossed.


Subject: Atreano and Energy Reserves Replies: 6
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 863
 
I would water with something safe like compost tea. Stay away from chemical fertilizers as there could be problems down the road.

Good Luck!


Subject: Paris Purple Fig Tree Replies: 15
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,840
 
I was going to say it looks kinda like a celeste.

Subject: pictures of my Fig Tree Replies: 8
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,094
 
What kind is it? Does it have a name?

Subject: Seeking Turkish figs Replies: 28
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 4,822
 
I see that someone has Turkish fig tree cuttings for sale on ebay right now. I'm worried that they need the wasp or I'd think about bidding.

Subject: Video: Interview with Nelson in Toronto on fig cultivation Replies: 7
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 725
 
Thats awesome Nelson, the magical power of figs! Blessings to you and your family.

Subject: Black No. 1 from Pakistan Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 927
 
St. John's wort, Cedar and many other herbs have antiviral properties. Here's a link that might be helpful ....

http://www.herbal-treatment-remedies.com/antiviral-herbs.html

There's an organic orchardist in the northeast who uses plant medicine for plants. This man, Michael Phillips, wrote a book called "The Organic Apple Grower". I hope people start doing some experiments with this stuff. I'm really curious to see how it works on the figs.


Subject: Could those be Panache cuttings? Replies: 6
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 804
 
I'd have to agree that they're Panache. Nice find!

Subject: Green Greek Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,237
 
Sounds good! Shoot me an email anytime.

Subject: Green Greek Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,237
 
Hey Milwaukee!! Good to see a neighbor out there. If you ever have extra plants and want to meet up for a trade just let me know. I'm in Milw. pretty frequently and have 60+ figs in my collection.


Subject: propagate sukers. Replies: 25
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,679
 
The video in post #21 has me wondering. I noticed that they are tasting Kadota figs. The fig that they are calling Kadota is a purple fig. I thought Kadota was a white/yellow fig. Anyone else confused?

Subject: Haikel Lebanese Fig Tree Update Replies: 36
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 3,484
 
All of the cuttings that I got from you failed to root. Too bad, those figs look pretty tasty!

Subject: Overwintering figs in Pittsburgh Replies: 5
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 905
 
Thanks Matt, these links are great!

Subject: propagate sukers. Replies: 25
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,679
 
Jason,

 If there is substantial info about figs, I'd say go for it...please post the video.




Subject: Which of these fig trees for Florida/bay area? Replies: 5
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,074
 
I gave my Dad a LSU purple and a Strawberry Verte and they're doing great. He lives an hour north of Tampa in Brooksville. Don't know if thats helpful :-I

With the choices that you gave I'd go with either Italian Honey or Conadria. Both are pretty tasty and green figs are supposed do be less apealing to birds.

-Good Luck!



Subject: Another (Paradiso bronze),pretty and flavorfull fig! Replies: 33
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 3,640
 
I see the pic....it looks yummy

Subject: Thanks For Helping Replies: 11
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 959
 
I think figs4bob is trying insinuate that the original poster was unaware the the 3 varieties are the synonyms for the same plant (or so some say) and that Jon knew this and was trying to shame the original poster. These varieties could be different. My observation is that Jon's one word answer means that they're all yummy.

figs4bob, get a life and get off the witch hunt. I can only think of 2 former disgruntled members that you might be. If it is one of you, be a real man and stop hiding behind screen names. In my judgement, only a coward does a hit and run like that.

Subject: Montlake Fig needs identification Replies: 4
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 839
 
Wow, beautiful fig. If I didn't see the leaf I'd say VDB but the fingers need to be longer. hmmm

Subject: I'll take the Whopper Replies: 4
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 872
 
Wow.... 190 grams = 6.75 ounces. You're approaching a 1/2 pound! Too bad it was spoiled :-(

Subject: August 28 Summer Fruit Festival at Mt. Vernon, Washington Replies: 2
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 876
 
Wish I could be there!

Subject: Black Genoa Replies: 24
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 3,781
 
Bass, I got 1 cutting from a friend in Australia. It was taken from an actively growing tree so it rooted easily, lucky for me. Also got White Adriatic from that source.

Subject: New Member Replies: 2
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 623
 
It might be good for you to do some pinching. Search the fig forums for "pinching" and study up.

Good Luck, Little John


Subject: Some finds to share from today Replies: 17
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,551
 
OK, Jason, I tweaked this recipe a bit. Its perfect for someone who has a surplus of figs. If you've never made wine before, I can simplify it even further if you'd like. This is for a one gallon batch.

Fresh Fig Wine

  • 4 lbs figs
  • 7 pts water
  • 3 lbs granulated sugar
  • 3-1/2 tsp citric acid OR the juice of 3 lemons
  • 1 tsp yeast nutrient
  • 1 pkg Montrachet wine yeast

Chop or feed figs through mincer. Place in large, finely woven nylon straining bag, tie top, and put in primary fermentation vessel. Stir in all other ingredients except yeast. Cover with cloth. Add yeast after 24 hours and stir daily, pressing pulp lightly to aid extraction of juices. In 3 to 5 days hang bag over bowl to drain, lightly pressing to aid extraction (do NOT force or you will cloud the liquor). While pulp drains, siphon liquor off sediments into secondary. Add drained liquid and discard pulp. Fit airlock to secondary. Ferment about 4 weeks. Rack into clean secondary, top up to 1 gallon and reattach airlock. Rack again in 2 months. Rack again and bottle when clear. This wine can be drank young (after 3 months in bottle), but will improve immensely with age.

If I were in your neighborhood I'd be a fig pickin' madman. Last year while in Pomona, CA I canned 45 quarts of figs in the month of Sept. Thats while working 12 hrs a day/ 5 days a week. If I could bear to part with the figs I would've made wine but I love eating them! I can't wait until I leave for Cali again, time is getting closer!

Peace, Little John


Subject: Culling Figs Replies: 12
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,166
 
Maybe for the sake of ease you should keep only figs that you can put in the ground? If you have the room that is. If you don't have the room...make some. It would be easier to just put your hardiest figs in the ground and forget about them until its harvest time.

Subject: Black Genoa Replies: 24
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 3,781
 
Looks good! I have a small plant and I'm looking forward to the time when it flowers. It looks tasty.

Subject: two new videos on fig cultivation in Austria Replies: 10
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,121
 
Nice work on the videos!! What software do you use? The content is superb as well!

-Little John


Subject: Peters Honey in Toronto Replies: 32
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,124
 
ahh you guys and your VW's... if they ran on veggie oil, then I'd be interested! They're one of the easiest cars to convert, if you have a diesel.

Subject: Fig trees and olive trees Replies: 13
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,953
 
Russian olives are invasive in Wisconsin. So is its brother, autumn olive. The good thing about autumn olive is that the berries are pretty tasty! Too bad that there is no relation to the real olive tree from the mediterranean.

Subject: Proposed swap: My home-cured olives for cuttings Replies: 25
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,466
 
Maverick, I'd suggest you vist the Fruit and Orchards forum at Garden Web. They'll have an answer for you. Other wise other forums that might be helpful are...

Home Orchard Society (HOS)
or
Cloud forest cafe

Just google them and you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Good Luck, Little John



Subject: Some finds to share from today Replies: 17
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,551
 
Jason,

I hope you harvest those gallons of figs. It would be a crime not to! The house is abandoned. I've been canning them whole when I find an abundance...actually I take off the stem and cut them in half. It works great and it sure is nice to pop open a jar of figs in a light syrup in the middle of winter.

Good Luck,
 Little John


Subject: Varieties with 7 Lobed Leaves Replies: 7
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,713
 
My Petite Negri has long fingers like that but I don't think I've seen seven lobes. hmmmm.

Subject: Airy figs? Replies: 24
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,768
 
Jason, its my understanding that Black Jack is a different strain than BT.

Cassandra, The pic that you posted looks like you'll have a nice fig real soon.


Subject: Proposed swap: My home-cured olives for cuttings Replies: 25
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,466
 
Maggie, I'll keep that in mind. I'll be in CA for the whole month of Sept. and I suspect I'll find an olive tree there. I do appreciate your offer and will contact you in Oct. if the need arises.

Thanks, Little John


Subject: Proposed swap: My home-cured olives for cuttings Replies: 25
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,466
 
Sue, I sent you an email. paulandirene I sent you a private message a day or 2 ago, did you get it? I haven't heard back from you.

Subject: Proposed swap: My home-cured olives for cuttings Replies: 25
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,466
 
Sue,

If you come to Pomona in Sept. I'm still open to trading for brooms. I'd be interested in taking a couple olive trees off your hands too. I'm thinking the olives would be ok in my green house here in WI.

-Little John


Subject: Proposed swap: My home-cured olives for cuttings Replies: 25
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,466
 
I make tinctures of a variety of plants. If I were to get my hands on some olive leaves I would do like the others. Dice the plant material and put it in a jar (I like mason jars). I add enough plant material to fill the jar with about a 1 in. headspace. Then I pour 100 proof vodka in the jar (80 proof is ok) just enough to cover plant material. Make sure air bubbles come out, add more vodka if necessary and put the lid on with the date/ contents labelled. After 6 weeks strain out the vodka and use medicinally. This is the same thing that the big extract companies do but on a larger scale. Some use glycerin. You'll be amazed at the color of your home made extract...hint - it won't be clear vodka anymore. Thats a sign that you've extracted medicine. Dosage depends on the plant you tincture, size of the person, etc. My suggestion is to do your homework somewhere else or take matters into your own hands and start with low doses, like just a few drops from an eye dropper. You can always gradually up your dose.

Hope this is helpful!
Little John
http://www.moonwiseherbs.com


Subject: Proposed swap: My home-cured olives for cuttings Replies: 25
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,466
 
Those of you with olive trees might be interested to know that the leaves are a powerful immune system booster. Supposed to be better than echinacea.

Subject: Fig Plant Are Drinking Replies: 14
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 974
 
Rain water has more nutrients for the plants, its way better than tap or well water. Check out this thread....
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/carolgard/msg0822473216529.html


Subject: Uncle James' Miracle Fig Salve ©2010 Replies: 14
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,619
 
hmmm, good tip!!! Thanks, I'll try that.

Subject: Anna, Rufous, and Little John visit the Figs Replies: 4
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 803
 
Yea, when I met with Bob he said that they only get a breba crop in Seattle. The season is too short to get a main crop.

Subject: Marseillese Black VS - how cold hardy? Replies: 22
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,495
 
Bob & Herman, thanks for sharing your experience and wisdom. I'll have to find another Marseilles vs blk as I'm unsure if I have the real deal.

Thanks,
Little John

Subject: Marseillese Black VS - how cold hardy? Replies: 22
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,495
 
Does the Marseilles vs blk seem to be affected by FMV? I have a plant that I received in a trade and it has FMV as bad as Gene's Sal's. I got one of those to in the same trade. Unless the trader gave me 2 Sal's by mistake, I don't know what to think.

Curious,
Little John



Subject: Never tried takink a photo of Replies: 10
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 903
 
I would agree that they are Arborvitae (thuja americana) also known as White Cedar. Down south I think they call them Bald Cypress.

-LJ


Subject: My Fig Tree Grafts Replies: 6
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,246
 
No, the standard cuttings for rooting are what I used. Branch tips that were cut in January. They were young but lignified.

Thanks,
John


Subject: growing figs commercially Replies: 6
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 8,258
 
wow, figs in the desert!

Subject: My Fig Tree Grafts Replies: 6
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,246
 
I got one on ebay for $40. I've seen other styles of grafting tools for BIG BUCKS. Guess I got a deal..... even though the grafts that I did with it (w/ several kinds of fruit trees) didn't take.

-Little John


Subject: My Fig Tree Grafts Replies: 6
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,246
 
Thanks for the thumbs up, Jose. I'm excited about adding other varieties onto the mother tree as well. The type of graft that I used was a cleft graft. In the past I used a grafting tool called "the omega grafter" and it sucked. Lesson learned.

Thanks,
Little John


Subject: My Fig Tree Grafts Replies: 6
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,246
 
Hello,

I just wanted to show everyone my successful fig grafts! I tried to graft my large Strawbery Verte tree last season but none of the grafts took. Two things that I learned from that are... 1. Don't graft too early, graft when the buds on the mother tree are just starting to swell. 2. Use a plastic bag to increase humidity and minimize the drying out of the scion/ cutting. Check out the pics below. Hope this inspires others to try to graft some of their fig trees!

Thanks,
Little John

fig grafting 1

fig grafting 2


Subject: Out and About Replies: 11
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 893
 
Martin,

The grain in the woods that you used in the pipes is really nice! There is a wood called "purpleheart" that works well for pipes. The more you smoke out of it the darker purple it gets. I'm not a smoker but the smell of a cigar or a pipe is enjoyable to me if its in small amounts and not blown in my face. Oh yea, nice figs too.

Smiles,
Little John




 

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