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Subject: Toughest To Root Replies: 33
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Mine toughest has been barnisotte. Cuttings still look ok but no roots so far. I have had good luck with Black Madeira, Preto, panachee, Col de dam, beall, Hollier, and VDB. Raspberry latte was a slow rooter for me but once it did start putting out roots it seemed to do well.


Subject: Some pictures ... and an unknown fig? Replies: 45
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I have no idea. I cut mine back to about 8 ft every year, but I am sure they would get quite tall with no pruning. They are very vigorous. The little rooted cuttings I have will get to around 5-6ft by next fall.

Subject: Looking to trade a rooted Black Madeira for an Ischia Black Replies: 0
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I have a couple extra black madeira rooted cuttings. I would like to trade one for an ischia black if anyone has an extra. My plants are well rooted and showing nice top growth but are still at the stage where they need a little extra care. I am only really looking to trade for Ischia black right now. I would be willing to trade for rooted or unrooted cuttings. Please pm me if interested. I would also like to know the original source of your Ischia black if possible as well. I like to keep track of where everything I have came from. Thanks for any help.


Subject: Some pictures ... and an unknown fig? Replies: 45
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ejp3, I have Shangri-la and Silk Hope. I am not sure how they do up there, but I have been growing them down here for a few years and they make good berries.You can also prune mulberries very hard to control the size. Since they fruit from new wood you will still get berries when they break dormancy.

If anyone wants any, I have tons of rooted cuttings from both of my trees. I will trade for any good fig, or a pakastani mulberry. 

Subject: Some pictures ... and an unknown fig? Replies: 45
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here's a pic

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a6/Black_Mulberry_Female_Flowers.jpg

Subject: Some pictures ... and an unknown fig? Replies: 45
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The flowers just look pretty much like immature berries. My trees are loaded with them right now. I'll try to see if I can find a pic online, or just take a pic of mine when I get home later.


Subject: Any fig varieties from the Azores? Replies: 17
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Interesting. Too bad they are stuck up there in canada. 

Subject: Any fig varieties from the Azores? Replies: 17
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My wife's parents are from the Azores so I am thinking it would be nice if I could find a fig from where they grew up. I know Madeira has quite a few types so I am assuming there must be a few from the Azores. Any help is appreciated.

Subject: An Update Replies: 5
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They do that because they can charge more for trees in lager pots. It's pretty common for nurseries to up the size of the pot just before they sell the plants.

How long will it be until you can get that tree outside? The growth is very lanky because it is not getting enough light. Staking the branches will make it worse.

Subject: a list of closed eye varieties Replies: 36
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Can't help, but this will be a good one for me down here in FL.

Subject: what a winter Replies: 6
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That is weird that yours died to the ground. I only had a couple in ground, but none of mine showed any damage. Even a 10" tall kathleen's black did fine. Which one did you lose? I was actually thinking that because it was so cold for so long mine actually went more fully dormant than they normally would so they were better protected.

Subject: Advice for transporting Large fig trees from North to South Replies: 21
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I don't think you will have an issue. I just made a trip from central FL to NY a few months ago. Where in PA are you? I wouldn't think the drive will take you 24 hrs. I made it to NY in 19. Your best bet is to leave at 7 or so at night and just keep driving. Driving the majority of the trip at night will shave a ton of time off of the trip. For me at least driving at night is a lot easier than driving all day long. For some reason it just seems to suck less. I wouldn't worry about stopping every hour. I would just open the truck every time you filled up the truck. You picked a tough time to come down here. I remember when I moved down from DE as a kid. We hadn't stopped from NC until we hit the FL line. When I first opened the door the heat literally took my breath away. Have you been to Naples yet? That is a really nice part of FL. Make sure you leave plenty of space in your yard for Lychees, mangoes, sugar apple, wax jambu, jackfruit, avocado and starfruit trees.




Subject: Tropical fruit paradise. Replies: 12
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I grow the Julie mangoes. I agree, they are one of the best. Did you like the soursop? That is one fruit I can't stomach.  How were the doudouce? I have not heard of those. I may have to go on the hunt for a tree if they are good.

Subject: Anyone know anything about a fig called "Roxa de Valinhas"? Replies: 6
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What do you think of the fruit? Is it one of your better ones?


Subject: What a Day Replies: 25
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Wow, I love my dogs, but they would be finding a new home after that. Especially if that is the second time it happened.


Subject: Anyone know anything about a fig called "Roxa de Valinhas"? Replies: 6
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It is called Frankies Nursery. They only sell a few figs, but they have some tropicals that can not be found anywhere else. Shipping is expensive though.


Subject: Anyone know anything about a fig called "Roxa de Valinhas"? Replies: 6
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I am placing an order from Hawaii for a few tropical fruit trees and I noticed that they are selling this type of fig. I have never heard of it so I was hoping one of you guys might have some thoughts about it. Thanks.


Subject: UCDavis Shipments Replies: 32
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Thanks, mine has not shown up on my account yet but I think it will be similar. Now I know what to expect.

Subject: UCDavis Shipments Replies: 32
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I didn't have as great of luck as some of you guys. The stuff I did get looks nice, but I had actually already ordered everything that I got from Jon just incase they didn't come on my UCD order. The stuff that I didn't order from Jon was the stuff that they were not able to send. It's still great that I did get something. Just a little unlucky with my choices I guess.

So if anyone wants to trade for anything I got I am open to anything interesting. I have Col De Dam, Barnisotte, and Panachee that came in. 

I would really like Adriatic or Ischia  Black, but I am really open to most things that I don't already have. If interested please pm me.

Subject: UCDavis Shipments Replies: 32
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Jason, Do you have any info about the Native de Argentile? I have not heard of it before.

Subject: UCDavis Shipments Replies: 32
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Good to hear. How much did the shipping end up costing you? Mine has not shown up on the CC yet.


Subject: Question about Desert King. Replies: 17
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Jack, do you have to do any protecting in your area?


Subject: Question about Desert King. Replies: 17
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Interesting about the east coast thing Paully. I was going to pick up a plant, but I may just save a little cash start some cuttings next year instead after hearing that.


Subject: Question about Desert King. Replies: 17
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I am looking for a tree that will give me a few very early figs. Would Desert king be a good pick because the breba crop is the edible fruit? How cold hardy is the desert king? We get some pretty cold nights down here (especially this winter). I had at least a week or two of nights down in the 20's with a few nights down to 20 degrees. I had an LSU gold and a kathleen's black in the ground unprotected that did fine, but I am wondering if those temps will affect the desert king?


Subject: Black Ischia Fig,and Observations!!! Replies: 51
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That is too bad. I am hoping it may do a little better in my warmer climate down here in FL.

Jon, have you had any better luck with this tree since the original post?

Subject: When to fertilize rooted cuttings? Replies: 6
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My plan right now is to pot them up in a few weeks to 1 gal containers and use 50% perlite, 25% pine bark, and 25% commercial potting mix which has some fertilizer in it. My only concern right now is that the leaves on a few of the cuttings seem to be dying from the tips inward and a few leaves look fine but drop off with a light touch. I am going to let them dry out a little and see if that helps. I have them all in a tupperware to hold in humidity, and I think it may be keeping them a little too damp.

Subject: When to fertilize rooted cuttings? Replies: 6
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Thanks. I guess I better hold off for a while. 

Subject: When to fertilize rooted cuttings? Replies: 6
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I have a bunch of different cuttings going and they don't seem to really be taking off like I would like. Most have roots going to the sides of the cup but they seem kind of stalled. When do you guys first fertilize yours? I was thinking about just potting them up to 1 gal containers and using a little potting mix with fertilizer already added and just add a ton of pine bark, perlite, and turface to it.

Subject: Black Ischia Fig,and Observations!!! Replies: 51
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Herman, Any update on how this tree ended up doing? 

Subject: This is why I like Pro-mix BX Replies: 22
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That's kind of strange. Mine are by far the slowest for me. I potted up the one with the largest callus even though there are no roots yet just to see if that may get it going.


Subject: This is why I like Pro-mix BX Replies: 22
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Nice to see that you got the chico to root so fast. All of my cutting from Jon are rooting pretty well, but the chico is giving me trouble for some reason. So far all three of them have made huge calluses but no roots or vegetative growth yet.  


Subject: Fig bonbon Replies: 29
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Got mine today as well. Me and the wife like them a lot. Not sure if I'd pay the price for them again, but I will be trying to make my own version this summer. They have quite a bit of good looking non fig related stuff on their site as well. I might have to pick up a few other things as well. Some of the cheeses looking really good.

Subject: Fig bonbon Replies: 29
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If you go to the sellers site they have the 16 piece boxes. I have one arriving on thursday.

Subject: Fig bonbon Replies: 29
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jenia, if you click below on the link in the "customers also bought" section they are available. Not sure why the original link says they are out of stock. You can also get them directly from the sellers website.

Subject: Fig bonbon Replies: 29
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You guys are going to bankrupt me. It's bad enough that I have to buy every recommended fig tree, but now this? Another $25 gone. I hope they are as good as they sound. 

Subject: Starbucks? Replies: 21
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I blew it on my order with this one. I remember a few months ago thinking to myself that I needed to order this when cuttings became available, but I totally forgot about it until recently and I have already received my order from Jon. Already starting my list for next season... The ebay cuttings are making it tough to resist though.


Jon, is this a late or an early fig for you? I am thinking since it has an open eye it would probably do poorly down here in FL unless it was late enough to avoid the majority of the summer rains. 

Subject: Bebera Branca Update Replies: 6
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Not sure if I am remembering right, but  you had two types that you were trying to root right? Were you able to get one of each to root?

Subject: Is there a difference between the Beale and the Beall OC? Replies: 4
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Well, I am not sure if I am more or less confused now, but thanks for the info.

Subject: Is there a difference between the Beale and the Beall OC? Replies: 4
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I am a little confused on the one. Are they the same, similiar, totally different? I didn't see the beale listed in the variety section. The variety section mentions that Beall is a seedling discovered in the 20's. Is it a common fig? I am hoping it will set fruit for me down here in FL.


Subject: The First TIme Ever I Saw... Replies: 13
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Mescalito, you are probably right about your cuttings being too wet. The floor dry is added to Al's mix to hold water so your mix is pretty much potting mix that holds extra water. I would bet if you add a ton of perlite to your current mix you would have a much better results. 

Subject: Anyone have an extra Hollier cutting to trade? Replies: 1
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It's the only type that I was really hoping for that I missed out on with Jon's cuttings. I  only need one cutting. I have a few things I could trade a cutting of. Most of them recently came from Jon but it looks like I am going to have good luck rooting most of them so I could spare a piece. I have VDB, small pieces of Abebereria, Chico Strawberry, and Preto, and I also have a few newly rooted LSU golds and a Martin's Unkown that I could trade. If anything interests you please pm me. If nothing I have interestes you I would be happy to just buy a Hollier cutting as well. Thanks


Subject: What did you Order or will Order Replies: 38
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I got Beall OC, VDB, Col De Dame, Black Madeira, Abebereria, Chico Strawberry, and Preto. 

The only one I missed out on that I was really hoping for is Hollier.
               

Subject: Root Prunning? Chain Saw Style Replies: 9
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Man Martin, every time I see a pic of the unknown you gave away I am amazed. That tree is just so perfect looking. I think I would have kept it just for the look of the tree even if I didn't get many figs from it, but I guess that is easier to do down here in FL where you don't have to lug the pots around.

Subject: Cuttings List posted 10:00 PST today Replies: 62
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Yea Mike I am a little worried I may have done it wrong as well. I didn't totally understand the instructions but I think I have it right. 

Subject: Cuttings List posted 10:00 PST today Replies: 62
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Jon, do you have any idea when you will let people know if the cuttings requested are still available? I emailed my list and am just curious when I might know something. Thanks.

Subject: Rabbit damage Replies: 26
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You might even get some suckers coming up from below the damage on some of your trees. If that happens it is easy to use those shoots to make the bridges.

Subject: Rabbit damage Replies: 26
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Hardware cloth should work well. Have you tried bridge grafting before? I did it on a peach tree that was totally girdled and the tree recovered nicely. This tree had at least an inch of stripped cambium all the way around. The bridge was pretty easy to do and after about a year the trees cambium has actually healed back together and the tree is almost the same size as my trees that were never damaged. The trunk looks a little ugly but aside from that you would never know the tree was damaged.

Good luck with your trees. I hope the damage turns out to not be as bad as you think.

Here is a before and after pic of the damage and bridge that I did.

after


Subject: Sad event Replies: 21
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That sucks. I am not looking forward to the day when my son is a teenager. Do you mind saying how she was conned? 

Subject: What are the chances of survival of fig plants under these conditions? Replies: 11
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Yep, I would pick up a space heater. I have a few that I bought at Lowes for about $40 to keep my greenhouse warm enough for my tropicals. They work pretty well. Good luck.

Subject: Almost Eden Nursery Replies: 12
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I ordered a few things from him a few months back and again a few days ago. The figs I received were pretty decent plants for the price. My LSU gold came in with 2 figs on it, and the lsu purple is putting out a couple figs now. I wish I would have waited a few days to place my most recent order after seeing this sale.


 

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