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Subject: OT- Sunchokes and comfrey to share/trade Replies: 7
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 624
 
I can dig comfrey if anyone is interested. I have been digging it for herbalists in my area. I know several areas to harvest. PM me if interested in buying or trading.

Subject: Black Lebanese? Replies: 14
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,181
 
So the Ebay auction is from a friend of mine. He (and Bass) got cuttings from me. That happened here....

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/egyptian-fig-varieties-4029717__trail_200&highlight=lebanese+black#12

I don't believe that this is the same fig as Souadi but only Bass can confirm this. He has both....unless the cuttings/ tree that he got from me is no longer alive.

My details are....

Sept. 2009 I received cuttings from a man in southern California. He told me that they are from a tree in his yard. The tree grew from a cutting that was brought back from a neighbor who returned from a trip to Lebanon. I named this one myself.

The tree is a slow grower for me and I have never really been able to trim anything more to trade. I'm glad I sent out some of the original cuttings when I got them. I have not payed much attention to it and don't believe that I have been able to get fully ripe fruits. Not a surprise, I grow all my figs in pots here in WI. Maybe this year I'll give my figs some organic fertilizer.

Subject: Off topic? - Olives Replies: 24
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,226
 
Greg, email sent!

Subject: Off topic? - Olives Replies: 24
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,226
 
Ok, so I can't resist posting on this thread. I recently made some really good "olives" from trees that grew in the ground here in Wisconsin. The trees are Cornus mas or Cornelian cherry. I harvested the fruits when they were almost ripe and had a little bit of a red blush. Then they went into a jar with some rosemary, garlic, a few bay leaves and some brine. They turned out really good and I didn't even have to change the salt water like when curing regular olives.

I wrote a blog post about one of my Cornus mas harvests here.... http://www.moonwiseherbs.com/cornus-mas-cornelian-cherry-dogwood/

Is anyone else growing Cornus mas? I'm currently looking for scions and will trade for my fig scions!

Yes, I'm obsessed with this plant :-)

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Subject: I got my first Chiappetta fig Replies: 11
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 941
 
Hey, that looks pretty good for an early fig!! yum.

Subject: frost??? Replies: 25
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,085
 
No frost observed here on the shore of Lake Michigan, an hour north of Milwaukee. Looks like our low for the night was 36*

I'm feeling relieved!!

Subject: My Collection Year 1 Replies: 17
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,130
 
Chilly,

I'd love to hear your story about the Paw Paws (courtesy of the City of Philadelphia).... I'm curious!

Subject: ok, what kind of fig tree Replies: 3
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 556
 
I would stay away from henry fields and gurney's. low price & low quality plants.

Subject: Marlow Fig Pictures Replies: 24
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,015
 
There's also a fig from Germany called "Nexxo" that looks like this. Hmmm.....

Subject: UCD - How late is too late? Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 512
 
Man, I'm glad this thread was posted. I'm wondering the same thing. I'll send an email to Mary as well, my others got no response.

Subject: OT: Anyone grow Sea Buckthorn? Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 666
 
You're gonna want root cuttings as they will be easier to propagate. I got some thornless cuttings from a guy a couple years ago and tried to root them like figs. no way man. He told me that he tried and had no luck either. Then he tries root cuttings and it worked like a charm. I'm still hoping to get more from him. Good luck on your quest.

Subject: Is this mold or is this callus? Replies: 5
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 596
 
yup, primordium

Subject: Giant Loquat Replies: 26
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,021
 
Frank,

Email sent....paypal too.  Thanks, JH

Subject: figs just arrived! Replies: 6
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 801
 
Fuzzy,

I just realized that you're in Buffalo, NY. I go there in Aug. to work at the Erie Co. Fair and have a few fig friends in the area. Send me an email or PM and we can connect. I'm guessing you'd like to meet other fig friends in your area.

Subject: OT: PIX: IL Everbearing Mulberry rooted. Replies: 22
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,068
 
Wow, congrats!! this gives me hope for my excess mulberry cuttings.

Subject: Anyone else in the general N.W. Arkansas area? Replies: 8
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 523
 
Where is Des Ark, Alaska?

Subject: Anyone else in the general N.W. Arkansas area? Replies: 8
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 523
 
I have a friend who lives in Jacksonville, AR. He's growing a bunch of figs in the ground but his most successful seems to be a celeste. He has a couple celestes but the hardiest one also has the best flavor.

Subject: $86 for 5 cuttings???? Replies: 16
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,244
 
Haven't you seen any of Bass' auctions lately, $86 is peanuts compared to him.

Subject: "Up Potting A Root Riot Cube" Replies: 24
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,573
 
I picked up 3 flats of root riot setups with the 7 inch dome at a local hydroponic store last weekend. I can't wait to give it a go!!

Subject: Giant Loquat Replies: 26
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,021
 
I'd like some graft wood as well. I have a couple of seedlings that need to be worked over. Let me know if you have any to share!

Subject: OT: Seeking other plants/cuttings Replies: 15
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 898
 
PM Sent

Subject: Ficus Afghanistanica Replies: 5
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 755
 
Wow, where did you get them from?

Subject: FedEx sent me a shipping notice! Replies: 24
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,022
 
Funny thing, 2 weeks ago I got my order from the Germplasm Bank in Corvails, OR. I wonder why UCD is so much later but the weather is so much warmer?

Subject: Help identify this tree please Replies: 10
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,043
 
All figs start green. Some stay green, turn grey, yellow, brown, red or purple when ripe. Your Mission will have figs that start green and turn purple.

Subject: FedEx sent me a shipping notice! Replies: 24
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,022
 
Wow, I guess there is still hope for me! I've been wondering when my package will go out. I keep hearing about others getting theirs and thought UCD might have been done for the spring already. Glad to hear that you got a shipping notice!!

Subject: 5 gallon buckets Replies: 25
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,635
 
You know, I'd like to see a link too. There was a good link on F4F to a great youtube video out of Cali but then I went back later to check it a 2nd time it said that the user had removed the video. That one was really nice! Had an awesome tutorial.

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Originally Posted by leon_edmond
Can you post the link to the SWC using the 5 gal buckets? Thanks much.

Subject: Lots of fig jam for me Replies: 14
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Nice work! Are those pints or quarts! wow.

Subject: Is Manure good for the fig tree? Replies: 49
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 5,505
 
I have bunnies and I use the poo all the time. It won't burn plants like chicken poo. When I have more than I need I post on the yahoo group "Bunny Power for gardens". You can find it and get rid of it there....usually for free, here's the link....

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Bunnypowerforgardens/?yguid=473855892

Subject: Unparallelled oportunity for new collectors Replies: 10
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,337
 
If the winner wants to swap any cuttings I'm up for it. Send me a pm or email and we can talk!

Subject: Fruit Hunters, TV Series Replies: 28
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,471
 
I would LOVE to sponsor or host a showing in my area! I know of a permature guild in Madison, WI that would probably rally the troops to support a showing. Yung, I hope you're reading this!!

Subject: off topic 2013 Philly Flower Show Replies: 25
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,194
 
Wow, great work Barry!! Your thumb has many shades of green. If you have a spare lophophora williamsii I'd love to trade. :-)

Subject: moved 11 today. Replies: 23
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 968
 
I've never had luck rooting mulberries, they leaf out and poop out. I ordered seedlings in bulk from Lawyer Nursery and I plan on grafting them. Better luck that way for me.

Subject: A Lot Can Be Learned from Other Propagation forums Replies: 5
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I saw a post on that other forum "Rugosa roses are hard to propagate from cuttings". I would agree! I've had a real hard time getting them to root.

Subject: Fruit Hunters, TV Series Replies: 28
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,471
 
for those of you familiar with bit torrent......

http://bitsnoop.com/search/all/Fruit+Hunters/c/d/1/

you can download the videos there.

Subject: A letter to my fig cuttings Replies: 17
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,262
 
time for a 1 gallon pot.....

Subject: OT-Ever wonder what our members look like? Replies: 336
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 23,382
 
Here I am doing what I do, make and sell brooms. This was at Folklife in Seattle.....



Also, Here I'm at the Erie County Fair near Buffalo, NY....busted by Barnie Pfiefe



Good to but some faces with the screen names!!

Subject: Rugosa Roses Replies: 23
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JP, If you ever want to trade for some obsidian, just let me know.... http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1326136239

Subject: Rugosa Roses Replies: 23
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University of WA grounds. I'm not sure exactly which campus my girlfriend is the one from Seattle.

Subject: Too meny figs Replies: 12
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 981
 
what kind of figs do you have extras of? trades are nice. :-)

Subject: Rugosa Roses Replies: 23
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,357
 
Hey John,

I have not been to that site, I'll have to check it out. I have posted on slinging.org and sling a few rocks once and a while. Nice work on the knife and sheath!

Subject: Rugosa Roses Replies: 23
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,357
 
Hey Bob,

We'll be in Kansas City at the Mother Earth News Fair on Oct. 13th. Come on by to our booth and gab with us!

Subject: OT: persimmon exchange Replies: 2
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 867
 
If you're interested in exchanging a wide variety of scions with other people check out this yahoo group....

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

I know for a fact that there are a few members who have persimmons.

Subject: Rugosa Roses Replies: 23
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,357
 
OK, the rose hip honey is the first pic. Take the fresh hips and trim off the ends, cut them in half, scrape out the seeds and put in the jar. After 6 weeks strain off the honey and use the candied hips. I like to just eat the candied hips but we do put them in the pie too. The pie is a basic pumpkin pie recipe but the hips are pureed to make them a smooth consistency. We held back a few chunky ones for the added effect. I think it turned out well. My partner, Linda, is the cook and I'm the forager. She's working on a book with recipes. We keep collecting her wild food recipes when we have our wild edible meals. You can see what I'm talking about here.... http://www.moonwiseherbs.com/eat-wild-community-meals/

I forgot to mention the infused honey. That can be used like any other honey. Last fall we canned some pears in honey syrup. We decided to use the rose petal honey we made (same concept as the hips just petals with honey & strain). The pears turned out to have a nice rosey flavor. I bet it would be a nice twist on canned figs as well. We took the candied petals and I blended them up and made strawberry rose jam, WOW. We also made rosey apple sauce with the candied petals.


Rafed, as for the size of the rugosa hips, I collected those in the pic in Seattle. Thats a much milder climate than WI. I'm hoping the "Frau Dagmar" will have hips of similar size and will do well for me here.

Well, I hope I've helped to expand some horizons here. Who would have thought about eating roses! FYI Rugosas or other bush roses are the best for eating. Tea roses and vining roses have small hips and/or bitter petals. Small hips can be used for tea, just don't open up and clean out seeds. Here's a fun fact.... 1 cup of cleaned rose hips contains as much vitimin C as 10-12 dozen oranges.

Subject: Rugosa Roses Replies: 23
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Ok, so before I started to get off track on Rafed's thread on propagation I figured I'd start a new thread. The Rugosa Rose is my favorite rose. Its very useful. The hips are very large on most rugosas and are really yummy if deseeded and infused in honey, or even made into a rose hip pie....


    

Subject: Main St Purple (discovery) Replies: 7
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 618
 
Hard to say without seeing the leaves in full but possibly a mission type.

Subject: Super New Newbie Replies: 33
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,226
 
Haha, Barry Nice post from FB! That seems to sum it up. My sweetie is from Philly and we visited her family there. I tasted scrapple and had some tasty cakes for the first time! I wish I could have visited Norristown and had a Zep. That is supposed to be the king of all hoagies. The climate is pretty mild compared to WI & I was surprised to see all of the different plants that could grow there.

Subject: Heads UP! Big Lots has cheap Greenhouses! Replies: 15
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Cool, hope they put them in the stores near me!!

Subject: Anyone use rain barrels? Replies: 37
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,716
 
I have a couple of rain barrels and water my figs with them all of the time. Rain water is naturally higher in nitrogen and they love it! I hope Martin chimes in, I believe he's mentioned his success with rainwater as well.

Subject: Super New Newbie Replies: 33
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,226
 
Welcome to the forum! I was just in Philly over the holidays & had me a glass of wutter! :-)

Subject: How did I miss this? Replies: 22
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,166
 
Wow, are those figs or maple trees ready to be tapped for syrup!! haha, Nice find. Those trees are pretty good size!! Hope you can find out more info on them.

 

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