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Subject: Fig ID Replies: 6
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I got this new fig named as " Jerusalem" ,I had no luck finding anything named like that .This is first year for this fig and there are no fruit yet .Leafes looks different from all my other trees. Hopefully next year I can post pics of fruit.

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Subject: my fig colection Replies: 22
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I rooted them in spagnum moos in plastic boxes .


Subject: Negretta Replies: 7
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That fig looks yammm. I should put it on my wishlist :)


Subject: my fig colection Replies: 22
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Fortisi, I store my figs in my garage for winter.

Ireiley,Yes I got my my first fig last Summer and by the end of year i had about 6 fig trees. The biggest tree I got from forum member (Dieseler -Martin)
Also Martin gave me some cuttings past Spring ,Thanks again Martin. Other cuttings came from Ecanto farms and UCdavis.I live in about 7 years old subdivision so there are no squirrels ,trees all around neighborhood are still small.
This is my first season when I will be able to taste few different types of figs so by the end of year I will know witch are my favorites :)
Ken, I just toped my Black Madeira today at 3` tall hoping it will grow few more branches before goes dormant. B Madeira wasn`t doing anything till month of July it was only about 8" above ground with 3 leafes and in one month it grew 3`feet figs are weird . My figs grew way more then I expected.


Subject: my fig colection Replies: 22
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Cassandra,
I use Miracle gro 24-8-16 fertilizer, 1/4 strength every other watering. I also water my figs once a day with rain water. Some of my plants grew around 5` tall in the last 3 months.

Subject: my fig colection Replies: 22
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and 2 more figs.
Martin`s unknown and Brown Turkey

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Subject: my fig colection Replies: 22
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Here is my fig collection. I started growing figs last Summer so most of my figs are started from cuttings a few monthts ago. Names are from left to right.
1.Briunswick
2. Unknown
3. Unknown
4.Sals El
5.Sals El
6.Ventura
7.Brunswick
8.Brown Turkey
9.Briunswick
10. Marseilles Vs
11.Jarusalem/unknown
12.Atreano
13.Excel
-Me
14.Nero
15.Hardy Chicago
16. Black Madeira
17.Nero
18. VdB
19. VdB
20. Col De Dame


 

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Subject: Ronde De Bordeaux Airlayer Replies: 20
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Thanks, Mike I been working 7 days a week for last 2 weeks. Next week looks slower so have more time with figs , will post some pics next week.


Subject: Oiling an Alma Replies: 3
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Great info. Thanks


Subject: Ronde De Bordeaux Airlayer Replies: 20
Posted By: jusalda Views: 1,385
 
Wow Martin, seems like I may have some fings next year on that airlyer looks it`s about 2 ` tall already .
P.S Martin, my Sal`s cutting from you is about 4` tall ,I toped it right now it have about dozen figlets on it I hope they will get ripe.
I will post some pics next week

Subject: Figs are drinkers Replies: 3
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Yes that plant is inground. In some containers I have very light soil mix ,seems like plants love it but on hot days I need water them twice.
Otherwise top leafs wilt and burn .

Subject: Figs are drinkers Replies: 3
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We have nice and warm weather here in Illinois I been watering some of my my fig trees 2 times a day .Here is pic taken mid day  before watering.

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Subject: VDB Pic Replies: 30
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Martin your VdB`s look so different from Sal`s aren`t they ?


Subject: Big fig trees in containers Replies: 1
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I saw this picture of figs in containers They look like 10-15 years old trees.I wonder if they do root prune and how often.
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.plantasol.com/images/Ficus%2520carica/4.%2520Ficus%2520carica%2520groot,%2520stamomtrek%252060-80cm,%2520totale%2520hoogte%2520260-295cm.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.plantasol.com/english/assortiment.html&usg=__P03hcU67Z1djaJpZj0nxNi9cYAI=&h=480&w=640&sz=149&hl=en&start=123&sig2=n_L6f7JYlUYhax2DbLxkHw&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=l7Of_44p0ptV_M:&tbnh=103&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dfig%2Btrees%26start%3D120%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4TSHB_enUS234US234%26ndsp%3D20%26tbs%3Disch:1&ei=icgjTIOhH4S1nAeSrL0m

Subject: Main Crop - Few Pictures Replies: 15
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Nice pics Martin ,I like the color of your VdB, my Martin`s unknow figlets start showing color.
Sal ,this year so far I think around Chicago been very promising weather for figs ,hot ,rainy etc,. and we don`t have to fihgt with aligators and snakes :)

Subject: Video: How to cover a fig tree Replies: 2
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This is nice video. Thanks for posting it here. In the next year I am planing to plant a fig in ground and do the covering for winter.


Subject: My Violet De Bordeaux Replies: 9
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Here are my VDB`s - those are babies of Martins VDB above.
Thanks Martin :)

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Subject: My Violet De Bordeaux Replies: 9
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Hi Martin,
I have 2 VdB`s . 1 from jelly cup made it and other that you gave me last fall . one shows singns of FMV and other looks fine hope they will put good growth this year.
One of my SAL`s cuttings have figlet forming - not surprized it was 2 year old wood cutting .
I will post pics later.

Subject: main crop question and pinching pic. Replies: 11
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I think it`s gonna be another shot instead of figlet.


Subject: Fig Plant Growers In Illinois Replies: 4
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Hi Martin,
I sure there are more than 3 fig growers in IL , on GW forum there are also few.
I lost few(8 or 9) figs while transplanting from clear cups to 2 gal pots, they just dried and roots looks dead. Next year no more clear cups - rooted cuttings goes to 1 or 2 gal. pots.

Subject: Santa Cruz Dark and Drk Portuguese Breba Replies: 3
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Nice, Martin all my brebas felt off , and I saw main crop forming on my BT. Last week or two was cold and I noticed figs wasn`t growing to much. This morning noticed top buds starts opening.
Dark Portuguese is on my wish list :)

Subject: Frost Possible Chicago Outlying Area Replies: 44
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Tonight  F 37 , my figs going into garage for sure.  Yesterday I transplanted 10 of my cuttings from clear cups to 2 Gal. pots so more figs to work with (i mean drag  in and out of garage)    :)


Subject: My figs pictures Replies: 11
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That dog is a beauty :) ,it`s my neighbor`s . I am not able to lift this barrel it is too heavy for me ,I usually tilt it on the edge ,balance and roll carefully.
Anyway I posting here my fig pics ,just took`em minutes ago.

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Subject: Moved Fig Plants Replies: 7
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Martin ,
I`d love to see you fig layout this year,also I can compare my plants with yours since we`re in the same climate. Please post some pics.
Today I ordered 30 x 2.5 GAL. pots for my cuttings,pots may be a little to big ,but I don`t need to replant next year.


Subject: My figs pictures Replies: 11
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Here is update on my figs.

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Subject: My figs pictures Replies: 11
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Not a problem. It is always fun to see how others are doing :)


Subject: My figs pictures Replies: 11
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Here is what my figs looks like today .

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Subject: Out and About Replies: 11
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My figs enjoy this beutiful Spring outside too. It seems I will need to bring them into my garage for 2 nights as temps will fall to mid 30s.
All my smaller plants have 4 or 5 leafes  ,and the biger plants have only abot 3 leafes.
All my figs started from cuttings doing well to .
Martin ,when do you usualy transplant figs from clear cups to 1 GAL. pots ?

Subject: Sal C Pics!!! Update Sal LIkes It HOT? Replies: 65
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I can` belive how big your tomatos are(backround), I started mine about 6 weeks ago now they`re  7" inch tall if wether will be nice I may plant them outside in the next week or so.


Subject: Coming Out or Winter Storage Replies: 7
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Sorry to hear about your Ronde de Bordeaux ,if I remember correct it was several years old plant hope you will not loose this tree.
I had this oil heater in my garage so temps didn`t felt lower then F 25 ,all my figs are fine ,next winter I must have heater on again since there will be bunch of 1 year old plants.

Subject: Replies:
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Here are some of my plants

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Subject: Breba pics Replies: 20
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Here are new pics of my figs. Today they enjoying beautiful weather outside :)

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Subject: having your content ''hijacked'' Replies: 8
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I had that happened with my stair pictures some kind of stair guy posted them on his website in GA . You should seen my face when I realized what happened :)
I emailed the owner and he removed my pictures from his web pretty quick with apologies.

Subject: Congratulation to Nelson Esteves on the birth of his first child Replies: 44
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Congrats Nelson to you and your family !


Subject: Madeira Last Season Fig Pulled Off Replies: 10
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2 of my trees are starting to leaf and brebas are getting bigger every day.It is beautiful time of year to see that happening.
Not sure about seeds.Temperatures was below freezing in your garage during winter that may damaged seeds.
Keep as posted if you have any success.

Subject: This Is First Day Of Spring Replies: 24
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My basement is lookout so is suny in there ,I`m sure figs like there more then garage .

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Subject: Breba pics Replies: 20
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Yeah Martin you won`t miss your Oak Trees ,when you`ll have all those  palms,figs,oranges,avocados,bananas etc,.
But one thing for sure you will miss those Cold snowy Winters and shoveling snow from four driveway :)
One of my friends moved from Chicago to Santa Rosa CA two years ago and he`s not going back here for sure.                                                        Hoping someday to live in CA I`m sure I would find some work in there too.
I don`t it would be to hard to talk my wife into moving to CA ,we was there on our "honeymoon" and we loved that place !


Subject: Breba pics Replies: 20
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My parents lives in Lithuania .A few years before me coming here my parents moved from small city to a country they have about 50 acres of land so I helped them to build nice big greenhouse before I left .
Unfortunately here in Illinois in my subdivision they have some weird regulations they don`t allow to build a shed or greenhouse.
But it`s ok I can still grow some fruit trees like Apple,pear,peach,Cherry and I also have little garden to grow tomatoes,peas,strawberries,some herbs etc,. 

Subject: This Is First Day Of Spring Replies: 24
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Ya Martin weather is lovely today and tomorrow, 2 of my figs I took down to basement for couple of days.(it stays around F 65 in there and they`re by the window) 


Subject: Breba pics Replies: 20
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I wish I could build greenhouse by my house that would solve some issues :)


Subject: Breba pics Replies: 20
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On all my figs trees are forming figlets on last years wood it`s Breba right ? Here are some pictures of different plants Martin`s unknown,Brown Turkey (2), Brunswick.

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Subject: My fig cuttings pics Replies: 5
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Yes 5 cups with aluminum foil are jell cups .there is no rot you mean root?
Just root initials.

Subject: More Gel cup fun Replies: 6
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Martin how are doing cuttings with scraped bark ?


Subject: My fig cuttings pics Replies: 5
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Hare are some of my fig cuttings .
The cuttings I recived from Jon 6 of 9 are with roots 1 died and 2 more will root I hope.
picture with 7 boxes are  cuttings from UCDavis and some others are in Spagnum Moss

My mistake "USD" Should be UCDA :)


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Subject: UCDavis Shipments Replies: 32
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I paid $ 24.60 for my shipment .I was expecting to pay aroud $ 50. All the longer cuttings I cut to half so now I will have lots of FMV :)

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Subject: Im Curious About This Replies: 31
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The cutting on the right I planted in plastic cup hoping it will root faster in perilite and soil 50/50. In the picture it seems like 1/4" roots ,when I tried to take cutting out some of them broke.


Subject: Im Curious About This Replies: 31
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here they are after 6 weeks still no roots just initials

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Subject: UCDavis Shipments Replies: 32
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I got my cuttings., they`re so long so I cut them all to half .
Bluesguy, I placed my order mid November.

Subject: UCDavis Shipments Replies: 32
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Just got emailed tracking number for  cuttings from UCDavis, I should get my cuttings some time on this week Wednesday.


Subject: UCDavis Shipments Replies: 32
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March 13 th and still no cuttings , does anybody recived yours yet ?


 

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