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Subject: Out and About Replies: 11
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 893
 
I used "fire up the pipe" back in the day. I don't think Martin is into the Mexican agriculture though. He wouldn't have the ambition to haul his figs in and out of the garage!

Peace,
Little John


Subject: Need Recommendations For Top Notch Spanish Figs Replies: 22
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Yea, I got that email too. One thing is I haven't seen is his list yet. Is there a list of these 350 varieties of figs? I just asked him a 2nd time now.

Curious,
Little John



Subject: Violette de Bordeaux Replies: 2
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nice

Subject: Breba pics Replies: 20
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Remis,

With the beautiful stairways that you can build, a greenhouse would be no problem for you! Go for it.

-Little John

Subject: UCDavis Shipments Replies: 32
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I just got mine too. Yea, they sent a lot of wood! Probably could cut each of these babies into 2 or 3 cuttings easily. Out of the 15 that I ordered 3 were not available. Only a couple were one cutting samples but most were 3 cutting lots. This is cool!

-Little John


Subject: UCDavis Shipments Replies: 32
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I just got an email that I have a package on its way from Brenard Prins via Fedex. I think thats the guy at UCD. I have my fingers crossed that its the fig cuttings. I've also ordered cuttings from Corvalis, OR and Geneva, NY.

Anxiously awaiting,
Little John


Subject: UCDavis Shipments Replies: 32
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,750
 
By the time we get our cuttings from UCD they'll be leafed out!!

Subject: I'll not do THAT again. Replies: 8
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Ox,

I can relate to your problem! I had the same experience this winter. But I got lucky early in the process. I wised up and realised that it wasn't going to work and I sent over half of my cuttings to a friend. That way I/we had twice the rate of success. The best part was that my friend was willing to do the rooting for half of the surviving plants. A good deal for both of us! Thank goodness for my surrogate fig mother.

-Little John



Subject: Green House Figs Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 921
 
oh boy, you've got too much time on your hands to dig up that clip! thanks for posting. I had a good laugh.

Subject: Forage Oakland Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 949
 
In the past I've made a "fig sauce" sweetened a bit and canned that. That year I collected figs with a friend at an abandoned ranch and they might have been Latarula or some type of honey fig. This time I just removed stems, cut them in half and made a honey syrup. Also, I added the juice from two oranges from the same yard. Thats 2 oranges per batch (about 8 quarts). I added the OJ to bump up the acidity. The whole thing turned out ok but I wish the figs were more flavorful. I think the figs were Kadota but I'm not sure as I've never eaten a Kadota fig before. Here are some pics of the possible Kadota, sorry no inside pics but the flesh was white or yellow.








Subject: Forage Oakland Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 949
 
Oh yea, this is a fig forum. I forgot to tell you when I was in Pomona, CA last Sept. I rode down alleys on my time off looking for fig trees. I found a large tree that was LOADED and went to the front door. After getting permission to pick I made it my ritual to go pick figs every wednesday. I brought them back to the KOA where we were staying and would can them in mason jars. I came back to WI with 45 quarts of figs....gleaned for free from a neglected tree. I wish I could can avocados too.

Peace,
Little John

Subject: Forage Oakland Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 949
 
Yea, its sad to see all of that fruit go to waste. I finally started doing something about it about 3 yrs ago. I've got a list of people that I collect pears and apples from. This year I came home from the cider mill with 90 gallons of apple cider and 60 gallons of pear cider. Last year my total was 125 gallons. I'm increasing my reach every year! Here's a few pics....







Subject: Forage Oakland Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 949
 
Someone is doing that in Kauai, HI....

http://kauaiabundance.com/results.php

Great Idea!
We gotta start doing that every where.


Subject: A Big Thank You!! Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 964
 
I agree, Tim's a good guy. Very generous. I wonder, is he really fat & sassy?

smiling,
Little John


Subject: Cuttings List posted 10:00 PST today Replies: 62
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Rafed,

Your straight jacket is waiting....

haha,
Little John


Subject: Experience with fig Lisa? Replies: 12
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,048
 
Yea, that Brunswick fig looks pretty crazy!

Subject: Preference For Total Sweetness or Good Flavour ? Replies: 15
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,067
 
I like sweet, the sweeter the better. Knock on wood, I hope I don't ever become diabetic. sweet, sweet, sweet!!

Subject: Jean-Talon Fig? Replies: 6
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It must have been a higher power that made me post. All hail the fig goddess!

Subject: Jean-Talon Fig? Replies: 6
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 794
 
Excellent!! That sounds like fun. I wish the mounties would let me in to Canada (Long story) , I'd come and visit. Maybe when the statute of limitations are up.

Subject: Jean-Talon Fig? Replies: 6
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Anyone ever heard of this fig? Its not on the F4F database. I see that someone in Montreal is selling cuttings on craigslist.....

http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/grd/1580844917.html


Michal?


Subject: Book review LES FIGUERES A LES ILLES BALEARS Montserrat Pons Replies: 53
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Great link, now I finally know what Bass looks like! Before I've only seen pictures of his hands. BTW, nice hands Bass.

-Little John


Subject: Planning a fig growers meeting Replies: 51
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,427
 
Hey Martin,

No offense, there are those in WI who use that colorful acronym (FIB), myself not included. I think there are a lot of cheeseheads who don't like paying tolls down your way. We don't have tolls in WI. The Italian thing was a question, I'm not sure where the fig thing comes in with Sal's reference.

Curious,
Little John


Subject: Fig trees in pa winter Replies: 5
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Thanks for posting Bass, someday I just might do that in WI.

Subject: Fig trees in pa winter Replies: 5
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Here's a pic I found online a while back. This one's in Brooklyn, NY. The bucket on top is the best. http://www.i-italy.org/4533/backyard-figs-brooklyn

Subject: Planning a fig growers meeting Replies: 51
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,427
 
Nas,

I know of someone who's brought back figs across the border. If you get caught just plead ignorance and beg forgiveness.

-Little John


Subject: Planning a fig growers meeting Replies: 51
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,427
 
Sal, are you using the term fig as an acronym? F.I.G .... F*** Italian Guy? In Wisconsin we affectionately refer people from Illinois as F.I.B's ... F**** Illinois Bastards. No Joke ask any true blooded cheesehead.

-Little John


Subject: Planning a fig growers meeting Replies: 51
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,427
 
I guess we gotta get Rafed to shuttle some of our plants around!

Subject: Planning a fig growers meeting Replies: 51
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Like I mentioned on the other thread I'll be meeting up with another fig lover (Evesgarden) to trade figs near Buffalo, NY for a late summer trade session. It looks like jenia will be coming and maybe more. As of today the date has been set......

Sat. Aug. 14th (11am - 1pm)... Times uncertain/may run longer @ the Erie County Fair Grounds south Parking lot.

This will be happening during the fair. You can get into the lot for free just ask me how. If anyone is interested just contact me and I'll add you to the list. Plan on bringing your extra plants to trade. This will be fun!

Thanks,
Little John


Subject: Book review LES FIGUERES A LES ILLES BALEARS Montserrat Pons Replies: 53
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 8,910
 
also, spanish fig cuttings can be discretely mailed to me as well. haha

Subject: Book review LES FIGUERES A LES ILLES BALEARS Montserrat Pons Replies: 53
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 8,910
 
Jason,

I'm in for one book. Let me know what it costs in us dollars.

-Little John


Subject: Who have you already met? Replies: 86
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  In August I'll be meeting with Eve in Buffalo, NY for the 2nd year in a row. She might be bringing a friend who collects figs as well. We're planning on having a big fig swap....again! If anyone wants to make it up there let me know and I can give you more specifics. I'll be bringing at least 6 or more different kinds of potted figs to trade. I'm happy to get rid of my extras and get some new varieties. Should be fun!

-Little John


Subject: Thanks & ID help Replies: 16
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Now I finally remember why your profile pic looks familiar. You're part of the Phoenix Permaculture group. I saw the thread on that site not long ago when I googled fig cuttings.....

 http://www.phoenixpermaculture.org/forum/topics/looking-for-fig-and-grape?commentId=2008067%3AComment%3A64300&xg_source=activity

It seems like Chris Byers is into the fig collecting too. Hope you both find a bunch of new varieties! If you make it over to Tucson you can find a lot of fig trees on the university campus. The people with the university arboretum have them planted all over. Sadly a lot of fruit goes to waste.

Good luck,
Little John 


Subject: eastcoastfigs.com Replies: 2
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,099
 
That would be Gene... as in Sals (Gene Strain)

Subject: single-node rooting Marseilles Black VS Replies: 14
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,485
 
Cool! Your collection keeps getting bigger and bigger!

Subject: Brooklyn White Replies: 16
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 4,813
 
The Brooklyn White BS is the same fig that Bass has (I'm guessing) Jon usually has the persons initials behind the cultivar. BS are Bass's initials. Check out the different kinds of Celeste that Jon has, you'll see initials after some of those too.

-Little John


Subject: The Genetics of Hominids and Figs Replies: 17
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,254
 
I found this tidbit....

Genetics do not change over time, that is hard science. An external mutagen can mutate them, but left alone, they stay the same, therefore clones do not change over time!

also....

The genome does not change...
the epigenome can, however...                


So,  I wonder if bleach, anti-bac soap or chemical fertilizers could be mutagens for changing plants?

Subject: The Genetics of Hominids and Figs Replies: 17
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,254
 
After doing some research I found this info.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigenetics

Taking less than healthy cuttings for genertaions can effect epigenetics. Genetic drift seems to be something different.


Subject: The Genetics of Hominids and Figs Replies: 17
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,254
 
There is a phenomena called "genetic drift". If you have a mother plant and take a cutting, then take a cutting from that clone and keep going there is a point where the genetics are very different from the mother. The genetics keep drifting from the mother with every generation. Kinda like every time you would record a vhs tape. If your friend would copy your tape and his friend would copy his tape and so on. I would imagine that it would be the same for tissue culture as well.

-Little John


Subject: Bleaching Fig Twigs Replies: 8
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My aunt mixed bleach and ammonia and got a nasty case of chemical pneumonia from the off gassing when she tried to do some cleaning. She found out the hard way.

-Little John


Subject: New Years Eve Morning Figs Replies: 10
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Hey Jason,

Maybe she'll bring back some fig cuttings! Hope you're well, holding down the fort in GA.

Peace,
Little John


Subject: The Hardiness Challenge Replies: 59
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 11,237
 
Please no hormones! I don't want my figs getting moody once a month, I deal with that enough already.

smiling,
Little John


Subject: Well my day sucked! Replies: 13
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 760
 
I can relate... I used to work in a factory (12 yrs) making auto interior parts. I got sick of being treated like another number. Now I do my own thing. Sometimes its feast or famine but at least I don't have to deal with the B.S. from the people in the office anymore. Good luck on your journey, where ever it takes you.

-Little John

Subject: My sweetie is sick of hearing about Figs! Replies: 23
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Oh boy, I'm so glad I've got company. So many things that were said really resonate with me. Like the package at the door...what more figs!? Yea, I can't wait until I get more producing fruit, then there will be the...honey are there any more ripe figs in the greenhouse? Ahhh, the journey continues!

-Little John


Subject: My sweetie is sick of hearing about Figs! Replies: 23
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So, I get into bed last night and we both start reading our books before we go to sleep as usual. I start talking about figs and then I hear it.... Lets talk about something else. What else is there? Haha, I'm obsessed, what can I say! Can anyone else relate? Any stories, experiences, etc. would be appreciated.

-Little John


Subject: Strawberry Verte Hardiness Replies: 4
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Thanks Jason,

I just might take you up on that offer!!

-LJ


Subject: Strawberry Verte Hardiness Replies: 4
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 739
 
Hey Tom,

Congratulations on getting the cuttings I sent to root! I'm still having a hard time with your BT as my house is kinda cold in the winter. I have my mother tree in a half of a 50 gallon barrel and its about 6 ft tall and 4 ft wide. It has taken temps in the mid 20's with no problems. The tree is 10 years old and might be bigger if I had it in the ground in a warmer climate. I look forward to what others have to say, it seems that there are many synonyms for this tree, ie verte, strawberry, etc.

-Little John


Subject: Fig videos with Ray Givan Replies: 27
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 4,671
 
Martin your link is a no go
Gorgi, thanks that works!


Subject: Fig videos with Ray Givan Replies: 27
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 4,671
 
I've heard of staying married for the kids but staying married for the figs would be a new concept! Is Ray's website still active? I've tried to find it again on the web and it seems to be down. Maybe its me, I'm trying to find all of my favorites again since I went to Linux OS.

-Little John


Subject: Fig videos with Ray Givan Replies: 27
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 4,671
 
Good video, despite the quality. Thanks for posting!!

Subject: Green House Figs Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 921
 
My Dad and I used to raise racing homers. That poo is pretty potent! Too much and you'll burn your plants.

 

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