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Subject: Is there any other fig as cold hardy as hardy chicago? Replies: 35
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hey Dave care to comment on how your hedge did and what cultivators seem most cold hardy ?

anyone else chime in

Subject: Not exactly the Arch of Constantine, but... Replies: 7
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I should have got started on that 20 or 30 yrs ago .

   ESTEBAN  McFig if your a young man get started so I can enjoy seeing your creation .

please

Austin

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
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ok I ordered  4 trees and paid ..

I will be in trouble ...ha ha


no more figs  was the order from the bos

Subject: introverts Replies: 10
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I  AM IMPRESSED GRANT

YOU DO RULE



I HAVE 7

WELL I THINK ONES DEAD

SO 6

Subject: container size Replies: 13
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As an old fart I decided most of my few trees were going up to sip type wal-mart pots when I repot this spring . 
They are  about 10 or 12 gal .. anything bigger will not be manageable .As they go in the cool basement for winter .

I will just have to root prune every few yrs .

Subject: mycorrhizal fungi Replies: 45
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interesting info  thanks

Subject: New Greenhouse finished just in time! Replies: 14
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looks great Dennis

Subject: Daisy's "Cornilio" unknown Brown Turkey Replies: 55
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OOPS  I am in S.E.Nebraska zone 5 close to 6 . very hot humid summers very cold winters .

I grow apples  ,apricots , nectarines, pears , red sweet , red sour . sweet yellow   cherrys  , plums , plumcots  , Almonds , raspberrys , black berrys , goose berrys , walnuts , kiwi , grapes , currents ??? more maybe

Subject: Daisy's "Cornilio" unknown Brown Turkey Replies: 55
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Jodi I saw fig trees in Lima in walled yards .

I saw several small fig trees in Cusco in the court yards of two church's .

 There is a fig growing in court yard of presidential palace .....not sure if that's  cusco or Lima ??? but reportedly it was planted 600 yrs ago buy Pezaro  ...so the legend goes ??

I was going to try and pinch a cutting but the day we were to tour the Palace there was a political rally and we could not go .

In the sacred valley below Cuzco I saw larger  fig trees in walled gardens  of farm houses .

Cuzco is about 11,000ft the sacred valley about 6,000 ft . micro climate due to moist warm air from amazon over the mountains I was told.

Nothing much grows above 9,000 ft here  , but over there I saw vast fields of barley and potato's on a high plane about 12,000ft.

Austin

Subject: Daisy's "Cornilio" unknown Brown Turkey Replies: 55
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That is an awesome tree  ,looks like the ones I saw in Jordan and in Peru .

wish I could grow a big tree in ground I am going to trim mine down and keep in 10 gall SIP planters from Evil Wal-Mart ha

thanks for sharing

AUSTIN  

Subject: mycorrhizal fungi Replies: 45
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THATS  what I bought drew

thanks for link

Subject: mycorrhizal fungi Replies: 45
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Great article Stephen .

There are some good links with in that article also ,

Thanks

Subject: KITTY LITTER ....really ....KITTY LITTER ! Replies: 27
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Sorry that was a little snarky response GENE
I also did a little reading and the silica in those little stay dry packs  mustt be way different then the beads I have been using ?

The actual fancy ones they sell for humidors . can be purchased calibrated with mineral salts to release humidity at different levels  . say 62% , 65% , 70% ect.

Experimenting I found the kitty litter beads realsed humidity at about 65% to 68% in the humidors

so I thought lets try in potting soil

They also helps correct when soil to wet ..

figs hate that.

Subject: KITTY LITTER ....really ....KITTY LITTER ! Replies: 27
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well sorry  my experience using these beads for 3 yrs says they do release moisture 

 I use these silica beads for humidity control in 4 different  humidors and it does release it back at 63f at about 63 to 68 %     humidity according to my calibrated digital hygrometers ..

but I could be wrong ha

my hygrometers say different


so far  I water the pots with humidity beads about once every two weeks ,those without about once a week

I am sure they were not at 300f

not sure if the silica product you read about the same  as what I am experimenting with ?

anyone else with actual exprance ?

please chime in
 .

Subject: mycorrhizal fungi Replies: 45
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thanks for the tips rcantor

Subject: mycorrhizal fungi Replies: 45
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Thanks for comments Gene  .

Have you read any of Paul  Stamets Books on Mycology ,in particular "Mycelium Running" ?

Mr. Stamets has wrote quite a few text books that are good . "Mycelium Running" is more a book of intrest  for laymen .

Subject: mycorrhizal fungi Replies: 45
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Actually  Paul  Stamets is probably the top mycologists in the world and his products are backed up buy solid science .

His many books are fascinating .

A reall good book of Dr.Paul  Stamets that explanes  the symbiotic relationship between plants and fungi is called "Mycelium Running"

good  read

I will be using some  of his cultures when I repot my larger trees this wimter .

AUSTIN

Subject: Organza bags in effect Replies: 40
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I was reading up on these . most seemed to think the green or white were best . a cpl were trying silver but didn't hear if those were good

I orded some green ones . does anyone have any new info or opinions to sharre

Subject: My Dall' Osso Replies: 38
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be cool if you got the real deal

Subject: Hooray ! We have the first rain of the summer! Replies: 11
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last month 400% normal rain , this month only 200% normal rain ..awesome !

Subject: Disappointing Noire de Caromb Replies: 16
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Like Suzi said seems most figs need a few years before they hit there flavor peak.

Subject: KITTY LITTER ....really ....KITTY LITTER ! Replies: 27
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HEY SONI did you give the Wal-Mart Mimi Kiity litter silica beads a try?

Subject: Hello from the PNW. Replies: 16
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Welcome from S.E.Nebraska  !

Subject: OT : At Myrtle Beach... Replies: 7
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ummmm..... try some google searchs .......  might find something cool to see

Subject: Unk Lake Spur cuttings for trade. Replies: 46
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cool Charlie it will be interesting to find out what they are like in a cpl years.

Subject: Nice Containers at Wall Mart Replies: 4
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in the garden dept they have  10 or 15 gal ??  15"x17"  water from below planters $8.86  

Subject: A good white fig! Pics. Replies: 52
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I am interested in hearing results on this fig from those that grow only in pots ..?

Subject: Italian Honey Fig Tree Replies: 10
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WELCOME cpecci20

Sometimes you can trick a fig to ripen up in the fall buy removing all but a few leaves.. a few weeks before its cool ?

worth a try a few times to see if you can get the timing right ?

what say you other internet experts?


I have not tried this just read about it .

good luck  

Subject: Not yet Root Bound question Replies: 20
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good luck SAL

Subject: Slidell ukn update! Replies: 25
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I know have a small Slidell Black ukn ,
thanks Chris

The reason I am interested in this Fig is its Compact Dwarf Form .
I grow figs in pots so I am speculating dwarf types might be best for  permanent pot culture?

I am interested in hearing from any other members   from zones 6 , zone 5 , zone 4 that have this fig tree , to see if the Mane Crop  Ripens up Early Enough for there region.....?
and if they get a Breba  crop ?

Also want to hear from  those who leave trees in a pots permanently ?







Subject: Slidell Black Unk Replies: 38
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 I know have a small Slidell Black ukn ,
thanks Chris

The reason I am interested in this Fig is its Compact Dwarf Form .
I grow figs in pots so I am speculating dwarf types might be best for  permanent pot culture?

I am interested in hearing from any other members   from zones 6 , zone 5 , zone 4 that have this fig tree , to see if the Mane Crop  Ripens up Early Enough for there region.....?
and if they get a Breba  crop ?

Also want to hear from  those who leave trees in a pots permanently ?




Subject: Not yet Root Bound question Replies: 20
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When I repot or replant I use Fertilome Concentrate Root Stimulator and Plant Starter Solution . I got the Idea from Dennis AKA Snaglpuss .

You mix up a gallon or two . slide the plant out of pot . soak root ball in root stimulator solution  for about  twenty min,then  loosen roots or score . if you want . repot/plant .water plant with some of the mix. .

This should lesson shock .. leave plant in shade tell it recovers . 

Also I would not mist figs the leaves seem to really not like getting wet ???
just my opinion ?


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Subject: new in forum Replies: 12
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Welcome from S.E. Nebraska U.S.A.







Subject: Unknown Fig Replies: 5
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put some shade cloth above it maybe ?

Subject: Floralicious Plus questions Replies: 12
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cheapest I found was 16oz amazon prime plus free shipping for 423 and some change

Subject: Floralicious Plus questions Replies: 12
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hey if anyone finds a super good sale price on  Floralicious Plus let us know ...









Subject: Rob's Genovese Nero breba Replies: 27
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I have a little Genovese Nero .......

Subject: Floralicious Plus questions Replies: 12
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yes they seem to perk up after I feed with it

Subject: Up to a challenge? Replies: 12
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WELCOME JOHN M ...............GOOD Luck with your Russian fig .. keep us posted

Subject: Floralicious Plus questions Replies: 12
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hi Dave  ..

Dennis AKA Snaglepuss  suggested I give  Floralicious Plus a try.
I have been using it about once a week on my figs in the reservoir of my el-cheapo SIP water from below Wal-Mart pots .

I use it on my flowers and other fruit trees and other potted house plants .

I have not used it as a foliar spray YET ? 

Ocasionally I also add  in a 5 gallon batch a cpl heaping table spoons  of Azomite in with the Floralicious Plus .

  Floralicious Plus is super concentrated one Tsp per 5gl ......  smells umm...  well  it smells ha . I were rubber gloves when mixing .

Subject: Free fig Trees Replies: 11
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1700 miles for me ...............weeeeeeeeeeeee.............. ha  :(

Subject: Jolly tiger fig mystery Replies: 46
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 had the same day as james in school ..  were they demanded I tell how I cheated ... because I got the best sore on a test .


Subject: Not yet Root Bound question Replies: 20
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my Hardy Chicago and my Geanoso   both are really root bound . I am contemplating  repotting them soon .

I  have been using  fertilome Root Stimulator & Plant Starter Solution 4-10-3  when repotting to reduce stress .  I got the idea from Dennis AKA Snaglpuss  

Subject: Jolly tiger fig mystery Replies: 46
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this is the funny guy  .. good one james [6359845_orig] 

Subject: mycorrhizal fungi Replies: 45
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I did some reading and bought two packs of Stamets' very pricy concoction .

Actually it was cheaper than most of the competitors  products because more it is more concentrated/less filler stuff and more different strains ?
I will be mixing  some of the Stamets' culture  with  Granular Azomite  right before I apply it to roots when repotting. The Granular Azomite is formed with the micronized dust mixed with a little molasses added to form granules .   

HA HA my own fillers ..this I hope  will just make it easer to distribute the cultures to the roots.  MY Crazy theory .  hummmmm... !

ok I will ad more info soon

Subject: Your Top 5 pick for cool climate pot/container Fig Cultivators ? Replies: 47
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thanks figlet

Subject: Vesuviana Bianca - Mount Vesuvius Replies: 11
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sounds awesome .................not ........

yellow stone is a thousand miles away from us  and we are toast if it erupts ha ha

Subject: Latest fig tree rescue story! Replies: 85
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you should visit again and see if the tree make breba figs ?

Subject: Tennessee New Fig Fan - Figs Ripening?ing?? Replies: 28
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are those breba figs on old wood or mane crop figs on new wood .

here in zone 5 my mane crop figs ripen in August September    or later .

Subject: OT Apricots do grow in Maine Replies: 20
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MY apricot lost its buds due to a late frost again this spring . three yrs ago I got about a dozen tasty fruit . yum

 

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