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Subject: Short stories of figs in Montreal, Canada Replies: 12
Posted By: figarita Views: 823
 
Good Job, Michal. I saw your site a few month ago and I can see is changing for the better. Keep it up.

Pat


Subject: Fig advise Replies: 20
Posted By: figarita Views: 2,728
 
I went to a few nurseries and none of them could say what's wrong with those figs. Most of them said that was a water problem-too little water and at one I was told is too much water. When I raised the question of a caprifig they said 'No, is edible'.
I was not pleased with the answered and I study a lot. I finally think I got my answer...it is a caprifig (male figs produces pollen !!!). I opened up 2 figs and I shake them and a lot of pollen came out ( see pics). I could see the male flowers. You guys were right, thanks !!! Here it is what I found , from Wayne's word:
http://waynesword.palomar.edu/pljun99b.htm

 'Ficus carica
has 2 sexual forms, the "male" caprifig and female tree (edible fig). The caprifig is monoecious [i.e. with separate male (staminate) flowers and separate female (pistillate) flowers. It is functionally male because it produces pollen. Edible figs contain only long-style female flowers. Since functional male trees are hermaphroditic, Ficus carica is usually considered gynodioecious rather than dioecious.'


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Subject: Fig advise Replies: 20
Posted By: figarita Views: 2,728
 
I looked at one tree and I think these are breba- they are on last year wood. The figs on this year wood (green) are very small or just starting to form.
In a few days I'll go and look at the other two trees to see if these are breba too or main crop.


Subject: Fig advise Replies: 20
Posted By: figarita Views: 2,728
 
I know 3 other people who have the same problem .It is hard to believe that all of them have caprifigs.
I went to a nursery and they told me it is too much water but I know one of then very well and it doesn't have too much water. I asked them also if they think is a caprifig and I was told NO. Tomorrow I'll go to another nursery and see what they will say.

Subject: Fig advise Replies: 20
Posted By: figarita Views: 2,728
 
Any opinion on my question?

Subject: Fig advise Replies: 20
Posted By: figarita Views: 2,728
 
Yesterday I was talking with a  neighbor who moved in the neighborhood a few month ago and they have a fig tree who makes big figs. The skin is green with purplish stripes. They are about 3 inch long but when you open them up they are dry inside. See pics. What is wrong with them? Not enough sun, not enough water, too much water or something different ? What's the fig ID?

All inputs are welcome
Thanks


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Subject: Moisture,Light & pH meter Replies: 14
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,340
 
Yes , you just stick it in the ground to reach the root level and push the switch to what you want to check...moisture , pH or light. Very simple.

Subject: Moisture,Light & pH meter Replies: 14
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,340
 
A few days ago I went to Home Depot and somebody there told me about the Moisture, light & pH meter. He show me how it works and I bought it. It has a solar battery so you do not have to spend more money. It cost under $8.
I found using it that I was watering my plants and my trees too often. I think is very helpful. I attached 2 pics of it.

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Subject: Tanglefoot Replies: 18
Posted By: figarita Views: 3,961
 
Thanks, guys for all these info.

Subject: free fig suckers in Canada... Replies: 24
Posted By: figarita Views: 1,684
 
94027
I emailed you.

Subject: Is May too late for grafting? Replies: 5
Posted By: figarita Views: 741
 
Thanks

Subject: Is May too late for grafting? Replies: 5
Posted By: figarita Views: 741
 
How did you graft a persimmon ? What variety ? I was thinking to do it too. I know is a fig forum but will be interesting to find out about persimmon grafting.
Thanks


Subject: What are the best fig varieties for Ca, Bay Area zone 9 ? Replies: 4
Posted By: figarita Views: 999
 
Thanks everybody for their input.

Subject: Is May too late for grafting? Replies: 5
Posted By: figarita Views: 741
 
I would like to know if it's too late to do grafting ?

Subject: What are the best fig varieties for Ca, Bay Area zone 9 ? Replies: 4
Posted By: figarita Views: 999
 
Hello,
I am a newbie and I live in Bay Area. This year I am into planting fruit trees and I would like to start rooting a few fig varieties. I love to see things I planted grow.
What figs varieties would you recommend? Which are best for containers and which for ground?
Thanks


Subject: What kind of fig tree I have? Edible or not? Replies: 9
Posted By: figarita Views: 7,344
 
It is a good idea. Probably I should try it but I never did a graft on any tree. The brunches are thick. Do you think can be done? What would you recommend ? Any website where I can learn to graft ? Should I trim the tree down before grafting?

Thanks


Subject: What kind of fig tree I have? Edible or not? Replies: 9
Posted By: figarita Views: 7,344
 
They never ripe .They remain hard and do not fall down until the end of the year.
I guess they are not edible.Probably I have to cut the tree -too bad because is a big tree- and plant a edible one.


Subject: How early can I remove a fig tree sucker? Replies: 8
Posted By: figarita Views: 3,125
 
Thanks, Dan

One more question... I have 2 figs trees which I found 'em growing in my garden from nowhere....what are the chances they are edible?


Subject: What kind of fig tree I have? Edible or not? Replies: 9
Posted By: figarita Views: 7,344
 
I guess I did not put the question right. I am not interested to find out the variety the fig I have. I am interested to find out if this is an edible type and what could be wrong with it. I read that there is a male type( caprifig), but I guess that one doesn't  make fruits or it does?
I live in California -bay area.
The fig tree has figs but not many leave. The figs are green and different sizes -from small to big. I attached pics of the figs.
I am not sure if they are breba or something else. I just notice that they are on the last year wood.
What should I do ? Cut it and plant another one?
Thanks




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Subject: What kind of fig tree I have? Edible or not? Replies: 9
Posted By: figarita Views: 7,344
 
Hello Everyone,
I am a newbie and I need help.
Few years ago I moved to a house which has a fig tree who makes figs but they do not ripe and remain hard.  I looked at the tree right now and has lots of fruits  and just a few leaves. The fruits are on the old wood (breba??) The tree doesn't make any other figs later on. Somebody told me to water it deep every 2 weeks. I did this with no success. What kind of fig tree is it, edible or not? Can somebody help?


Subject: How early can I remove a fig tree sucker? Replies: 8
Posted By: figarita Views: 3,125
 
I am a newbie ...why do you have to remove the suckers?



 

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