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Subject: Raspberry Latte Climate Replies: 41
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 I have a one year old tree in ground. I had about 7 days this season in the low to mid 20's and plenty of freezing nights. The Rasp latte survived with no protection and no damage.


Subject: Nematode Replies: 34
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I am not really understanding why you don't want to just airlayer the infected plants and throw away the infected rootball but it's up to you. Good luck.

Subject: Nematode Replies: 34
Posted By: jsvand5 Views: 1,744
 
Air layering is the best option. It's easy to do and you won't lose any of the plants size. I don't see any reason to try to save the original root system when airlayering is so easy. 

Also, make sure you don't place the pot with the infected tree directly on your soil. 

Subject: Jujube Replies: 48
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Do you sell any Jujubes Jon?

Subject: Jujube Replies: 48
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Which variety do you like the best? I have been looking for another tree that will make it unprotected in my area.

Subject: Col de Dame Noir Replies: 38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan_la
Col De Dame White is an awesome tasting fig. It is hands down the best tasting fig in my collection of over one hundred cultivars. From my fig trials, I know that it is very rain tolerant (i.e. its flavor is not diminished and it does not swell & split, nor go sour due to its small eye which keeps all bugs out). I actually had standing water around my tree in the past when I picked some fantastic tasting figs. My tree has produced a few breba figs for me that are very good tasting. However, brebas were not near the taste level of those main crop figs.

FYI......My climate is hotter and longer than Jon's climate in San Diego and I can better ripen those late season figs. South Louisiana usually has a dry weather pattern in the fall unless we have a tropical storm or hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. Dry weather in South Louisiana means a Mediterranean type climate which is perfect for ripening figs. To that good climate add Mississippi river delta soil which is perfect for growing figs.........and you can see why South Louisiana (i.e area South of I-10) is arguably the best location in the United States to grow figs in the ground for maximum taste.

Right now we are having perfect fig weather in my area.  Many mid season figs that are now ripening are off the chart good.....no BS. Some of these mid season figs are actually better tasting that the earlier fig varieties.

Here's a link where I describe some of the fruiting characteristics of the figs that I am studying.

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/fig/msg0621220325558.html?46

Dan

Is your CDD the one from UCD (DFIC0074) or was it from a different source?


Subject: Col de Dame Noir Replies: 38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by apnoist
The three col de dames differ only in colour.


Is this true? They all taste exactly the same? I have a CDD from UCD but I was thinking about getting the 2 others this fall. If they all taste the same I probably won't bother.

Subject: Old seedling Replies: 7
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Really nice color on that one. Nice the to see the tight eye. Maybe it would do well down here in FL.

Subject: Ischia black ID question Replies: 4
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This one is not mine. I wish. He is going to pick up another one this weekend and send it to me as a bare root in the fall so hopefully I will have some cuttings soon. 

Subject: Ischia black ID question Replies: 4
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Very glad to hear that. Thanks. I am hoping to get some cuttings from him this fall.


Subject: Ischia black ID question Replies: 4
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A friend of mine bought this tree at a nursery in CA as an Ischia black. Does it look correct to you guys? I am hoping it is true because this tree looks to be very productive.

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tropicalfruits/msg0803444924110.html?3

Subject: UC Davis, quick question Replies: 16
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anyone have a link to the full list? I thought I had it bookmarked but I guess not. Also, need the link for pomegranate cuttings. Thanks.

Subject: Off topic question for Jon. ID of cherimoya. Replies: 3
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Here is another pick of one of the "Pierce" fruit that looks to be a little more evenly pollinated. Still looks pretty bumpy though. Sorry about the foggy pic. It's so damn humid in this state that the moisture collects on the camera within seconds of going outside.


Subject: Off topic question for Jon. ID of cherimoya. Replies: 3
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Thanks for the help. I had noticed that even in the pics on your site the same varieties seemed to vary quite a bit. I guess I just have to hope they taste good. I don't really know what to expect with them growing down here in FL. Almost everyone told me that they would not grow down here but they seem to be doing great for me so far. I am thinking the crazy heat and humidity down here may be what seems to be affecting the shape.

Subject: Off topic question for Jon. ID of cherimoya. Replies: 3
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I bought these trees from a california nursery as a honey heart (first pic) and a pierce (second pic). The fruit looks different than what I was expecting. I am growing these in FL so I am trying to figure out if the different climate may affect the way they look or if I just got ripped off. Thanks for any help.



Subject: Need help with my ailing Sicilian Black Replies: 8
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I just planted it in the spring so I am hoping that explains the lack of growth. I am assuming the root are getting established. It has been hot as hell here recently so I guess more water couldn't hurt but the trees planted right next to it look fine. I'll hit it with some fertilizer tomorrow. This is a tree I really can't afford to lose. It was big $$ on ebay last year.

Subject: Need help with my ailing Sicilian Black Replies: 8
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Thanks, I'll look for that spray.

Subject: Need help with my ailing Sicilian Black Replies: 8
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I bought this last season. The top was snapped off during shipment. It seemed to be coming back ok, but now all of the leaves look like this.  Any ideas? This is a JR Black sicilian.



Subject: ID this green fig -- SOLVED Atreano Gold! Replies: 14
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You are going to plant a tree with RKN? Is the heat treating method you mention 100% effective?

Subject: Rooting cuttings now? Replies: 14
Posted By: jsvand5 Views: 1,125
 
Why not just air-layer a branch? It's easy and now is a perfect time to do it. You should get pretty much 100% success rate.

Subject: Super Hot Weather...having to repot Replies: 20
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It's crazy how that works. Down in Ocala I have been getting tons of rain the last 3 days. Looks like more is on the way today. Good for the plants, but it makes going outside a steamy mess.


Subject: Super Hot Weather...having to repot Replies: 20
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It also helps to wrap the pots in tin foil. It really keeps the soil temp down a lot if you are using black pots.


Subject: Some finds to share from today Replies: 17
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Nice trees. Good luck with you VDB. My VDB cuttings looked the same as yours and only one ended up surviving. I hope you have better luck than me.


Subject: Anyone have a pic of a newly rooted Rasp Latte? Replies: 6
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It is strange how things are so different in regards to rooting. I see threads where people say how easy a certain variety is and then I can't get it to root, but on the raspberry latte I had no trouble. I ended up with 5 plants from the 3 cuttings I got.

Subject: I try to roots of fig trees and my village Replies: 2
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That is interesting how in the pic with the figs it looks like each node produces 2 figs.

Subject: Anyone have a pic of a newly rooted Rasp Latte? Replies: 6
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Thanks. That pic makes me feel a lot better. Here is what all of mine look like so far.




Subject: Anyone have a pic of a newly rooted Rasp Latte? Replies: 6
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I got mine late in the season and got a little lazy/forgetful on this one and didn't label the cuttings when I bagged them up. I am about 99% sure I have them correct now but I would like to see a few pics of some of your guys new cuttings that are leafed out to compare. Mine seem to have a pretty distinctive leaf shape. I'll post a pic when I get home from work. Mine were very good rooters. 


Subject: Varieties that Root Well Replies: 20
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Hmm, that's weird. I had lots of trouble with barnisotte. Only got 1 of 5 to root and survive. My easiest were 143-36, Gino's, Hollier, Preto, and panachee. I did all of mine in baggies with SM.

Subject: Reshaping my fig Replies: 5
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I would wait until the fall if I were you. That way you could use all of the trimmed branches to make more plants. What type of figs are they. That second one looks really nice.

Subject: Chip-bud grafting Replies: 43
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Dieseler, it will be the exact same thing. Most all fruit trees in nurseries are grafted. For most types of fruit trees it is usually done to get production quicker (instead of raising seedlings) and to be able to exactly replicate trees that make high quality fruit. I would think the only advantages to grafting figs (unless you are limited for space and want to multigraft a tree) would be to graft a tree of a weak growing cultivar to a vigorous rootstock in hopes of better growth or if you have a tree that produces poor quality figs you could top work the tree into a better tasting variety while still keeping the benifits of the big established root system of the rootstock tree.


Subject: Chip-bud grafting Replies: 43
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Looks good. Maybe you could try it using Ischia Black as the scion onto a vigorous rootstock. Maybe it could help with Ischia Blacks growth problems? Might be worth a try as an experiment.

Subject: Rooting in an old aquarium Replies: 14
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 I would start leaving the cover slightly off all day. Maybe just have a couple inches of the tank open to the air and then every few days slide the cover off a little more. Just keep an eye on them incase they start to wilt to bad. I think if you leave them too humid once they leaf out they won't grow as many roots because they don't need to. You want them to always be trying to search for more water in the soil. If the air is so wet that the leaves don't lose any water they have no need to grow more roots.


Subject: Snake tale Replies: 19
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Very impressed that you did not kill it. I love snakes and actually breed some as a hobby (none poisonous). I am sure most people would have fixed the problem with a shovel. You are definitely in the minority. I am sure it felt good to see it go back into the wild.

Subject: Does anyone have an extra rooted Chico Strawberry to trade? Replies: 7
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Mine did the same thing with the good roots but no leaves. Very frustrating.

Subject: Does anyone have an extra rooted Chico Strawberry to trade? Replies: 7
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I ordered cuttings this year, but the Chico strawberry is the only type I was unsuccessful with. I have quite a few things to trade with. A few are Preto, Gino's black, 143-36, Black Madeira, and Abebereria. All of mine are still in cups, rooted pretty well, and leafed out. Thanks.

Subject: A Few Pics to Share and Personal Observations Replies: 7
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Looking great, are you planning on putting any in the ground eventually or all they all going to stay potted?


Subject: How soon do you pot up cuttings? Replies: 1
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I like to get them in a cup before the the leaves emerge whenever possible. For me, the cuttings that get leaves in the bag usually end up doing ok in the long run but those leaves usually turn to mush after potting them up.


Subject: grafting question (black Ischia) Replies: 2
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I am looking for any opinions on an idea I had. I was wondering if you guys think grafting a Black ischia to a well established FMV free tree could possibly help the Black Ishia grow better. I am assuming the Black Ischia would eventually infect the the rootstock tree, but I was thinking maybe I would get a couple seasons of strong growth on the Black ischia scion before the FMV really starts to set in. Maybe I could use a type of tree as a rootstock that is known to handle FMV well? I was planning on pretty much topworking a tree but keeping about 50% of the rootstock branches as nurse branches. All of this is assuming that I will eventually be able to find some Black ischia which has been quite difficult so far. Any thoughts? Has anyone tried this? I would assume UCD or LSU must have done something like this at some point.


Subject: Jolly Tiger fig Replies: 6
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I think there is still only one option for this one. $90 for a plant in a 3" pot. I'll get one at some point, but I am waiting on the price to drop a bit on this one.


Subject: Any fig varieties from the Azores? Replies: 17
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Thanks for all of the info. I think I may have found a source for plants in the fall.

Subject: Black Ischia at a CA nursery? Replies: 3
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Sorry, it is Exotica nursery

Subject: Black Ischia at a CA nursery? Replies: 3
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I have a friend that just bought a Black ischia fig from a nursey in CA called Tropica nursery. Is there any chance that this is the true Black Ischia? I am hoping one of you guys might know of this nursery. It's supposed to be a huge place.

Subject: Tree's Of Joy ( Bass ) Replies: 5
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Subject: how often to water when in 1 gallon pots? Replies: 7
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There is no set time. There are too many things that affect it. Potting mix, temps, sun exposure, wind.... When they feel dry I water them. Sometimes it's once a week sometimes it's every day. 

Subject: How long do you leave your rooted cuttings in cups? Replies: 8
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well that one just went straight into the ground. Just kind of an experiment since I have extras so it's no big deal if it does not work out.  

I think next season I will let my cuttings get a bunch more roots before I remove them from the SM bags. This year I pretty much cupped them up at the first sign of roots, but I am starting to think I would have been better off to just leave them be for another couple weeks.

Subject: How long do you leave your rooted cuttings in cups? Replies: 8
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I'll let them go for a little while longer I guess.

I was just dumping a few bags of SM that I thought were empty and found a panachee cutting that I guess I forgot about. It had a huge amount of roots already. I have a few panachee's already cupped up so I just planted this one in the ground to see what happens. It has a few buds just starting to break. I think it should make it ok if I remember to keep it watered. 

Subject: Advice for transporting Large fig trees from North to South Replies: 21
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Sounds like quite a job. Good luck. Sounded like it from your post but did you take cuttings of all of the trees that you bare rooted? If not, it might be a good idea just incase you lose any of the bare rooted trees.


Subject: How long do you leave your rooted cuttings in cups? Replies: 8
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I am not really in a hurry. I'll leave them be if that is what's best but I am just wondering what the optimum time is for transplanting? How far do you let them go before moving them up?


Subject: How long do you leave your rooted cuttings in cups? Replies: 8
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I have a bunch of cuttings in cups right now that are being acclimated to the sun. Most have 2-4 full sized leaves and a decent amount of roots. The roots do not look crowded in the cup but I was wondering when I should get them into 1 gal pots? I don't want to move too fast, but I am not sure how much more they can actually grow in the cups. I was thinking getting them into a bigger pot with a mix that has some nutrients in it may speed up the growth.


Subject: Toughest To Root Replies: 33
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Nelson, the hollier was an easy one. I think you misread my post. The only one I have not been able to root so far this year is the barnisotte but I already have a nice barnisotte tree that I bought last season so it's not too big of a deal if they don't make it.


 

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