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Subject: I love coming home to a surprise Replies: 29
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 690
 
Dave!!!  Thanks for the resounding vote of confidence!  Wishing you the best in rooting the cuttings.  Looks like they traveled well  :)

If anyone is interested, I have a limited number of some choice varieties. PM me with interest.


Subject: Top figs of 2016 Replies: 21
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 1,169
 
My favorites this year:

Martinenca Rimada
Nero 600m
Lebanese Red
LSU Red
Maltese Beauty

Most of my trees have not fruited - as this is their first year in the ground.

Waiting on Black Madeira, Verdal and De La Gloria...

Subject: Annual Wish List 2016-17 of 6 most desirable cuttings Replies: 54
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 2,502
 
Here's my wish list for 2016 / 2017:

Princesa
Coll de dama Ciutat
Blava
Figoin
Maltese Beauty(found)
Black Tuscan

I can provide cuttings of many different varieties, including Martinenca rimada. I do have nicely rooted small plants of Noire de Barbentane and Bordissot rosa for trade.

Subject: Lampeira Prusch and Lampeira Branca Replies: 14
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 326
 
Great comparison pics Gary.  I can only imagine how good that Lampeira prusch tastes....

Subject: Black Zadar Replies: 10
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 364
 
That looks tasty!!!

Subject: I know you are going to thank me for this one Replies: 20
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 791
 
Thanks very much Dave!  Excellent find!  

Subject: Progression of the Martienca Rimada Replies: 35
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 670
 
Looks stunning Dave.  

Subject: looking for a few figs Replies: 0
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 136
 
Hi all,

I'm looking for the following figs to round out my collection:

Noire de Barbentane
Panevino (Pane E Vino) white
Maroc noire
Italian 395

I am looking for plants rather than cuttings at this time as I would like to get them in the ground this autumn if possible. I'm willing to purchase them at a fair price....so please PM me if you have any for sale.

Many thanks.....Adam

Subject: Napoleta(napoletana) Negra Replies: 6
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 278
 
What a fantastic harvest! Thanks for sharing Marius.

Subject: New winners in my back yard. Replies: 26
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 784
 
Absolutely delicious looking figs!  

Subject: My 1st CdD Blanc Replies: 21
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 454
 
Great looking tree and fig!! Thanks for sharing Gary. Looking forward to tasting my first cdd fig.... Perhaps next year.

Subject: Annual Wish-List of 6 most desirable cuttings for 2015-16 Replies: 90
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 4,101
 
I've started a new orchard and have just planted about 20 different figs.  Right now I can't promise any cuttings or trades, but can offer $ as appropriate.  I'm looking for the following:

1) Napoletana Negra (purchased cuttings)
2) Fico Preto (cuttings on the way - thanks!)
3) Aubique Petite (promised - many thanks!)
4) Monte Negro (Petrovac) (gifted - many thanks!)
5) Noire de Barbentane
6) Col de Dama blanca-negra (gifted - many thanks!)

Best regards....Adam


Subject: Noire De Caromb And Jordan Figs Replies: 15
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 668
 
That Noire de Caromb looks gorgeous!  Love the elongated shape.

Subject: Now, I see what all the hoopla was about now!! Replies: 16
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 622
 
Frank!  I'm definitely putting that on my "must-have" fig list....thanks for sharing.

Subject: Starting a new fig forest in southern Ca Replies: 3
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 259
 
Eric.....letting the figs grow with a bit of elbow room seems very practical.  I don't imagine I want to train the trees to the Japanese standard (although it looks cool)   I was looking at the space I have and 15 to 20 foot spacing seems reasonable.  At that spacing with 20 feet between rows I would have room for at least 42 trees.  

And yes...with the water shortages I would incorporate mountains of mulch.   Right now I can water two days a week, but with drip irrigation that should be sufficient - provided California does not run out of water completely......

Now I just need to decide on WHICH 40+ figs to plant.....should be the fun part  :)

Subject: Starting a new fig forest in southern Ca Replies: 3
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 259
 
Thanks Alan. I do like the idea of training the trees to a single trunk. I am thinking of spacing the trees at 8 to 10 feet apart and pruning them so the fruit is easy to pick.

Subject: Starting a new fig forest in southern Ca Replies: 3
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 259
 
Hi all....
I have been traveling for a few years for my work. Looks like I'll be staying put for a while so I want to start planting a fig forest. I've compiled a list of about 40 figs that I'd like to obtain.
I do need to prepare the land for planting....eradicating gophers, installing irrigation...etc. any guidance would be helpful. Especially regarding irrigation options, spacing of the trees and amending the soil. Would it be best to wait until spring to plant trees in the ground?
Thanks in advance!
Adam

Subject: Looking for Eve's Black Cherry and Calvert Replies: 14
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 1,184
 
Wow Jason!  Thanks for taking the time to explain in detail your method...I'll apply much of what you do to get these babies to root.....especially the patience part....
Martin...I'm more likely to get wrinkles from smiling rather than worrying  :)  I'm almost 40 and already have deep smile lines around my eyes  :)  I don't really count those as wrinkles though.....

Subject: Looking for Eve's Black Cherry and Calvert Replies: 14
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 1,184
 
Jason -

Thanks for the encouragement!  I am truly excited about rooting all these cuttings - this is my first attempt.  I'm looking forward to watching them all grow.....

Subject: Looking for Eve's Black Cherry and Calvert Replies: 14
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 1,184
 
Hi Ottowan,

I managed to get pretty much everything I asked for in Jon's list....except Calvert.  I think he might be out....

I am totally happy about all the amazing cuttings I did recieve - now I hope I'm successful in rooting them!  Will be very fun to see how many I can get to root.  Right now I have 32 plastic cups with cuttings.....so the fig obsession continues   :)

Subject: Looking for Eve's Black Cherry and Calvert Replies: 14
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 1,184
 
Hello everyone,

I just picked up many, many cuttings from Jon.....potting them up in cups today....but I'm still looking for two more figs!

If anyone has a few cuttings or a small rooted plant of Eve's Black Cherry or Calvert - I'd be happy to purchase them.

Many thanks!
Adam D


Subject: Cuttings List posted 10:00 PST today Replies: 62
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 3,973
 

OK...I placed my order with Jon.....and then I ran right out and purchased all the clear 16oz cups my nearest Walmart had....in addition to 3 storage bins that were on clearance for $5 each.....

I keep telling myself....I will be patient...I will be patient...I will be patient....


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Subject: chicken proof and fade proof tags Replies: 21
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 1,546
 
If anyone needs more info on my Blue Copper Marans....please email me privately......I do know this is a fig website  :)  

That being said......I am willing to trade hatching eggs of these birds for fig cuttings  :) 

Rafed - These birds are very friendly birds...even the rooster on the right....although I have seen them catch and kill mice in the garden.  They do peck at the low figs on my trees and do eat them as soon as they have the slightest softness to them.  I am waiting for my figs to grow a bit taller so the fruit will be just out of reach for the chickens...

Thanks all for the nice comments on the chickens.....they are pure joy!

Subject: Cuttings List posted 10:00 PST today Replies: 62
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 3,973
 

Woo HOO!  My order is in  :)   Thanks for making this possible, Jon!  I hope everyone gets what they want!


Subject: chicken proof and fade proof tags Replies: 21
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 1,546
 

Roamingwidgeteer - these are Blue Copper Marans chickens...they lay mahogany to terracotta colored eggs....you'll never find birds this nice at a hatchery.  I got my original start as eggs from a woman in Florida that has worked with these birds for over a decade.  The roosters and hens are so friendly....they follow me around the garden like puppies....they eat out of my hand.....they do beat me to the figs that are within their reach.......


Subject: Cuttings, soon. Replies: 33
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 2,243
 

Sorry to hear the news Jon.  The plants will grow and I (and the rest of us) will be waiting here again next year...just as today....eagerly anticipating "the list".......it is always nice to have plants on want lists crossed off.....to make room for more must have figgies to dream about.......


Subject: chicken proof and fade proof tags Replies: 21
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 1,546
 

Thanks Tim and Martin for the kind words about the chickens....they are a great joy for me....I have them for moveable garden art  :) and the eggs they produce.


Subject: chicken proof and fade proof tags Replies: 21
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 1,546
 
Jon - Those are very classy looking tags - I might incorporate a numbering system in addition to the aluminum tags with a plot of the figs in the ground...just in case a label falls off.  Thanks for the link.

Ottawan - good idea....if I didn't have chickens I'd be inclined to make my own plastic labels as you do...

Subject: chicken proof and fade proof tags Replies: 21
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 1,546
 
Paul - Glad you like the chickens....all my neighbors love them except for one....which means I have to round up each of my 3 roosters every night and put them in individual cages for the night, close to my house...I like the crowing early in the morning  :) no alarm clock necessary.

Jason - I'm attaching the labels to the figs with galvanized wire. My collection consists of mainly small plants and a few bigger trees.  Many have had one growing season in the ground and they are growing fast. I may have to reattach the labels as the trees grow.   Raspberry Latte will go in the ground this spring.  Looking forward to getting that one, in particular, growing strong...

Subject: chicken proof and fade proof tags Replies: 21
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 1,546
 

I have a large flock of French attack chickens that just love to pick out the white plastic labels off all my plants.  Before losing the identity of all my figs I decided that it was finally time to invest in a chicken proof and fade proof way of labeling my fig collection.  I had these aluminum tags for many years and am now getting around to using them....here are pics of the tags and the chickens......i'll attach the labels to the figs with wire.  Hopefully they will prove to be chicken proof...at least for a few years.  Just wondering how everyone else labels their fig collections....

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Subject: Mystery fig ID help please... Replies: 3
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 651
 

Thanks for your input Dan....I don't think it is a Celeste either, but I know fig leaves can look different under different growing conditions....i'll post pics of the ripe fruit when available....in a month or so?? (guessing)  it does look similar to the pic of montreal fig's post....interesting  :)


Subject: Mystery fig ID help please... Replies: 3
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 651
 
Thanks very much....I will ask the nursery...I will also post pics of the fruit when ripe....


Subject: Mystery fig ID help please... Replies: 3
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 651
 
Hi all,

I just picked this fig up at Exotica...it was the last one of its type and had no tag.  I really liked the leaves.  Any help would be appreciated...

Adam D

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Subject: newbie here :) Replies: 1
Posted By: AdamD123 Views: 562
 
Hi all....

I'm a brand new member!  I had a great trip to Jon's place where I obtained a dozen figs - an instant coillection!  I purchased the following:
Marseilles VS
Trojano
Santa Cruz Dark
Galbun
Paradiso
Falls Gold
Blue Giant
Mary Lane
Vista
Alma
Stella
Blue Celsete JN

I'd like a little feedback on what you guys think I should have next on my list....I have a few that I am thinking of but would love any input on "must have" figs....
I would love to trade with anyone willing -  although I do not have figs to trade -  I have angel trumpet tree cuttings and aloes to trade for figs if anyone is interested...please contact me off list...at AdamD123@aol.com

Big thanks!


 

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