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Subject: Any Idea? Replies: 29
Posted By: figarita Views: 2,639
 
Looks like my lampiera??

Subject: Another method of rooting cuttings Replies: 9
Posted By: figarita Views: 737
 
Jed, i did that too. Actually that was the way i rooted a panache cutting. 2 years ago I was lucky to find a long cutting at a gathering. It had no label but I knew must be Panache.I wanted baddly to be successful in rooting it. I divided it in a few cuttings and I tried different methods of rooting . All failed after I transplanted them to the soil. Out of desperation I took the last cutting I had and stuck it in a pot ,no  bag cover no anything. It was a small cutting and I left outside only 2 nods. Sure enough this one took it off. Now I have a 2.5 ft tall tree who fruited for me last year when was 1 year old. I am looking forward to eat this beautiful and tasty figs this year too.
Last year I started to root my cuttings with a bag over them.

Figarone, the only spare I might have is Black Jack. I had like 4 cuttings of it but I can not tell now if all of them took off. In that pot besides figs cuttings I have grapes cutting (saw few buds opened this morning ) and kiwi cuttings .They will stay in the pot until I see more leaves coming out probably couple of weeks.

Subject: OT Double Trouble Replies: 78
Posted By: figarita Views: 2,303
 
Congrats , they are very sweet.

Subject: Another method of rooting cuttings Replies: 9
Posted By: figarita Views: 737
 
I had success even with small cuttings and sometimes they make roots above the ground due to the moist medium they are in.
I had success with the baggy method too but all my cuttings were dying after I transplanted them to soil, did not matter what I did. In this method the roots are already used with the medium and they like it better.

Subject: Another method of rooting cuttings Replies: 9
Posted By: figarita Views: 737
 
Just wanted to let you know my method of rooting cuttings. I dip the end of the cutting in a rooting hormone and then I just stick all of them directly in the soil. I water the soil and them I cover them with a plastic bag I previously sprayed it with water.I cut a small opening in the top of the bag for a little bit of ventilation. This method  works for me better than other methods. 
Here are the results:

This is the evergreen fig cuttings I started at the end of December. They already have roots and are putting on more leaves. Now they grow without the bag over them.

This guy is only 1 in above ground and actually the roots started above the ground. I covered them. I should have taken a picture before i covered them but I did not :-(


Here are other cuttings I started in the middle of January. Most of them are figs cuttings but I have other cuttings in there too.
 

Pat

Subject: Evergreen fig tree? Replies: 25
Posted By: figarita Views: 3,618
 
Yesterday, I was able to go back for a second look at the fig. It is indeed evergreen and they keep it like a bush. I was surprise to see that actually they have 4 fig bushes along an iron fence. Unfortunately they were already trimmed :-(  One bush had a few branches growing through the iron fence and a small branch was sticking out through the fence and i was able to cut it.
Here are the pictures i took of the 2 of the fig bushes :
The bush with the branch I cut

Some of the leaves are tri-lobbed but most of them are not lobbed

Subject: Evergreen fig tree? Replies: 25
Posted By: figarita Views: 3,618
 
HarveyC I live about 45 min south of SanFran ...yes ,we had quite a few freezing nights....all my plants are burned by the freeze but it did not affect this fig bush . Looks as green as it can be.

Hllyhll I look at my picture of the leaves and to me they look a bit different that the one Woodlanders sell. But I maybe wrong. I was planning to go back in few weeks and take a better look and pictures of the bush. Who knows I might be able to take more cuttings.

Subject: Evergreen fig tree? Replies: 25
Posted By: figarita Views: 3,618
 
In Northern California and actually I found it on the grounds of a villa I was visiting with my out of town relatives

Subject: Evergreen fig tree? Replies: 25
Posted By: figarita Views: 3,618
 
Thank you Aaron for the suggestion but I do not think it is Hybrid DFIC0023. I look at the pictures of Hybrid DFIC0023 and the twigs on the fig bush I saw are not reddish and the leaves who are not lobed are much narrower than a mulberry leaf and very thick.

Subject: Evergreen fig tree? Replies: 25
Posted By: figarita Views: 3,618
 
Unfortunately I took only 2 cuttings. I did not have anything with me to cut them and it was very hard to break the branches. Beside I did not know if I am allowed to take cuttings. If my cuttings do not root I will most likely go back to get more. This time I' ll be prepared :-)

Subject: Evergreen fig tree? Replies: 25
Posted By: figarita Views: 3,618
 
I was visiting a park and I came across a fig tree with figs and green leaves!! I was shocked to see at this time of the year figs and very green leaves. The leaves were small, some were gently tri lobed but most of them did not have any lobs....totally different than the fig trees I have. The tree was looking like a bush.

Anybody has any idea what this fig might be?

Here are a few pics. Sorry I did not take a pic of the whole bush.

   

Subject: tamara: Spam Alert Replies: 20
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,120
 
Everybody be aware !! I received a pm from her . Maybe the admin will block her.

Subject: Huge,huge Lampiera figs Replies: 16
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,505
 
I decided to cut one of the figs and try it. Unfortunately was not ripe enough to have an opinion on taste. I did weigh it before I cut it. See the pictures
Almost as big as a large peach


Almost 3 oz First picture is taken from top to show the fig on the scale so 2 oz you see is not the real weight 

Picture of the scale 


 

Subject: My first ripe Panache fig Replies: 19
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,211
 
I let this one ripe more and was delicious.... just ripped in half and took a bite out of it...Yum !!




Subject: Huge,huge Lampiera figs Replies: 16
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,505
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarveyC
Is the unit of measure on your tape in inches?

Yesterday when visiting Prusch Park in San Jose another member and I saw the Lampiera there and the fruits were not extremely large but larger than most other fig fruits there.  I'm not sure the trees are receiving any irrigation or adequate irrigation as some trees were in pretty bad shape.  Still, this was a pretty nice fig there.

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Sorry for the picture quality, it was pouring rain and either my phone's camera was out of focus or had water on the lens.



Yes, Harvey my measuring tape is in inches...I think if you look at the pictures you will see it .

Are you from San Jose?

Prusch Park is about 45-50min from where I live. I was there last year at a scion exchange. Most of the figs I have including my Lampiera I have it from there.

Subject: Huge,huge Lampiera figs Replies: 16
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,505
 
This baby grew another 1/4in in a day !!!


the other one is covered with organza bag

Subject: Huge,huge Lampiera figs Replies: 16
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,505
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdarden1963
Wow.  How is the taste?


I have not tasted them yet....they are not ripe:-)


Subject: Huge,huge Lampiera figs Replies: 16
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,505
 
My Lampiera figs are so huge they are starting to burst out of their skin. They are over 7in in circumference and they are not ripe yet!!



The bigger one did not burst out yet but probably it will if it plumps up any more


Subject: Freaky Roots On My Cuttings! Help! Replies: 26
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,257
 
I think the first 2 picture (larry and LSU) are upside down. I can not see the nodes on the 3rd one but i think it is also upside down.

Subject: My first ripe Panache fig Replies: 19
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,211
 
I hate when birds or squirrels are interfere with my fruit trees. I have an apricot tree who was full of fruits and did not get to taste one. The crows started to eat them when they were green. The squirrels got all my Asian pears, they all disappear from the tree.

Talking about figs....somebody took a bite out of my fig :-(





Subject: Free cuttings contest Replies: 147
Posted By: figarita Views: 8,470
 
ha,ha it is an old post:-)


Subject: Amazing fig of the day Replies: 26
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,389
 
looks very yummy!


Subject: My first ripe Panache fig Replies: 19
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,211
 
You are right rconter, I should have let it stay longer on the tree but I was so impatient to taste it and.... afraid that the birds will get it first :-)

Subject: My first ripe Panache fig Replies: 19
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,211
 
It tastes as good as it looks...in my opinion



and a few more ripe figs...i do not know the name




Subject: My Panache Replies: 3
Posted By: figarita Views: 459
 
Thanks Greg and Javajunkie. I am very excited to have them. I keep the pot on my porch so I can see them every day:-)

Subject: My Panache Replies: 3
Posted By: figarita Views: 459
 
I am very excited to see my panache figs. I found a a long cutting at a plant exchange 2 years ago with no name but the wood looked like Panache fig. I cut it in a few pieces and one of them took roots. I was not sure it was panache until I've seen the figs. The tree is in a pot and is about 2.5 ft tall., it has 2 brunches and both have lots of figs on them. Whoo Hoo! Can not wait to taste them.

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Subject: Could those be Panache cuttings? Replies: 6
Posted By: figarita Views: 804
 
There are striping on young wood  

and even on the thickest cutting I have which is 3/4 in in diameter. 
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On this cutting I can see where it was trimmed and where the new shoot started and both wood has striping on it. I do not know if it can be seen well from the picture.

Subject: Could those be Panache cuttings? Replies: 6
Posted By: figarita Views: 804
 
The 3rd picture is a close up of 2 cuttings from the 2nd picture.

Subject: Could those be Panache cuttings? Replies: 6
Posted By: figarita Views: 804
 
I got a few cuttings from an unknown fig. They look like Panache to me. 
What do you think? 
Thanks,
Pat
   

Subject: Figs not growing. What can I do? Replies: 8
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,217
 
Thanks everyone. 
I use a mixture of chicken & caw manure,compost, perlite and potting soil.
The cultivars I have and not growing are: Lampiera ( I have two one is growing and one doesn't and are in the same potting mix), Bourgeasotte grise, St Anthony, Col de Dame Noir, Gross Montreause de Lipari, Blue Celeste( one growing ,one not).Hope my spelling is not that bad :)
I did not start to fertilize them till recently and I used a very weak solution. 
Unfortunately I am leaving town for a month and my teenager son  will be responsible for taking care of my plants. I wanted to see them putting new gross before I leave.
May be I'll re-pot them and see what happen.
Pat.

Subject: Figs not growing. What can I do? Replies: 8
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,217
 
I have a few figs I started few month ago and they are not growing. They grew only 1 to 2 leaves and then froze. I fertilized them and add some supersthrive but nothing happened. What else can I do ?
thanks

Subject: Back in North America... Replies: 5
Posted By: figarita Views: 580
 
Happy New Year and welcome back Michal.

Subject: Fig trees in Maryland? Replies: 2
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,203
 
Happy New Year, Tom !

Pat

Subject: Merry ChristMass to all, Replies: 13
Posted By: figarita Views: 762
 
Have a prosperous 2010. Happy New Year!!

La Multi Ani cu Sanatate si numai bine!!

Pat

Subject: Another unknown white Replies: 7
Posted By: figarita Views: 686
 
These are the pics of my cuttings. The one I potted up doesn't have roots just buds.


Subject: Another unknown white Replies: 7
Posted By: figarita Views: 686
 
Tom, the same thing is happening with 3 of my cuttings I started about 3 weeks ago. Lots of nubbies/ white stuff but no real roots yet. In all of them the buds started to open. Yesterday I potted the one who had the biggest bud. The other 2 I left them in the bag. I'll see what happen.
Pat

Subject: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Replies: 11
Posted By: figarita Views: 649
 
Happy Thanksgiving all!

Subject: HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL Replies: 2
Posted By: figarita Views: 554
 
Be safe and healthy.

Subject: Cuttings in baggie with Sphagnum moss Replies: 29
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,762
 
I am using the hot soldering iron like Bill and I found it very easy and fast. The smoke is not that bad with mine.

Subject: My first rooting experiment Replies: 41
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,788
 
Home Depot has a meter which measure moist , light and pH under $8

Subject: Need fig ID Replies: 6
Posted By: figarita Views: 803
 
I am not sure but I think she bought it from a nursery 12 years ago. The tree is big like 12 feet tall and like 9 feet wide I would say.

Subject: Need fig ID Replies: 6
Posted By: figarita Views: 803
 
Any idea what might be?

Subject: Need fig ID Replies: 6
Posted By: figarita Views: 803
 

Can somebody ID this fig? It's my friend's tree and she thought it is a Mission. It is not. Could be Brown Turkey?

Thanks,
Pat




Subject: Shipping Scion Replies: 1
Posted By: figarita Views: 476
 
Good to know.
Thanks


Subject: My Unknown Plant Replies: 15
Posted By: figarita Views: 665
 
Ha, ha ha !!!!


Subject: My Unknown Plant Replies: 15
Posted By: figarita Views: 665
 
I can just say  WOW!! Never seen something like this before.
I am wondering how it looks inside....

Subject: Fig advise Replies: 20
Posted By: figarita Views: 2,728
 
Thanks, fignut. I looked at that site.
My figs have pollen and I tasted one yesterday and was bitter.

Subject: Fig advise Replies: 20
Posted By: figarita Views: 2,728
 
I've never seen any caprifigs. I tried to find pictures of them to compare but the only one I found is this :
I do not know why mine are purple inside. All the other 3 caprifig trees I found are the same color. The first picture I posted when I started the posting is from a tree and the second one (with the pollen  ) is from another tree and they look very much the same.
I got 2 edible unripe figs  and open them up and put them next to the figs I have. You can see very well the difference between them. The edible one have long-style female flowers and the caprifig has
short-style female flowers and male flowers exactly like Wayne's picture I posted on 7/31. I am sorry my camera can not take a clear close up picture. I did take a few picture I'll post, so you can see the difference.

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Subject: Fig advise Replies: 20
Posted By: figarita Views: 2,728
 
Tom, you can send me a private message with your address and email. I tried to send you a private message but your private message is disabled.

Subject: Fig advise Replies: 20
Posted By: figarita Views: 2,728
 
Bluesguy, sure I can send you some cuttings of this tree.

 

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