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Subject: New fig tree from Italy. Replies: 15
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Man what a photo!  Marius you lucky dog!!!!

Subject: Will the real Brown Turkey please stand up! Replies: 52
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Greg, I'll have to contact Marius and buy one of his airlayers.

As for the photo in my original post. It's definately not a Brown Turkey. That fig was so good that if I only had that tree, i'd be more than happy! I located the owner and set some air layers. The tree took a big hit from our 5 degree weather over the past 2 years. Half of it died but I will make sure the tree lives on. I took some photos of it but they are over 1M.

In an update, I do have 2 Vern's Brown Turkey and Tilsbury Turkey. They are excellent tasting figs.

Subject: Will the real Brown Turkey please stand up! Replies: 52
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My Sweet George is not a brown turkey.  I have 2 plants; one is in the ground and the other is in a pot.  Both have a sever case of FMV and honestly, I'm surprised they are not dead yet!  Both stay outside every winter.  Both die to the ground and come back every year.  The figs are Ok....nothing to jump and down about.

Bayernfeige Violetta is not a brown turkey either.  Mine are in pots and come second it the sweetness fig category right behind White Triana.  

Ryan, I completely agree with you!  In the past pics I've seen posted here, to me they look identical.  BUT here in Charlotte, our SBT is completely different in color, texture and taste to Celeste.  Here, our Celeste is small and redder (not sure this is a word).  Our BT is softer, medium size, brown has a amber center.  They are sweet but not sweeter than Celeste.  

The water gets muddier when you throw in Texas Everbearing!  But the leaf pattern of TEB clearly shows the difference.

Subject: Will the real Brown Turkey please stand up! Replies: 52
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bump

Subject: OT Return to the Paw Paw Patch Replies: 10
Posted By: snaglpus Views: 359
 
I will be there Sharon.

Subject: OT Return to the Paw Paw Patch Replies: 10
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here are 14 that i grow:

PA Golden
Mango
Taytoo
Shenandoah
Sunflower
NC-1
Neal
Sweet Alice
Wilson
Potomac
Susqueheana
Wabash
Overleese
Rapahonock

Subject: OT Return to the Paw Paw Patch Replies: 10
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Sharon, I'm starting 2 Paw Paw patches this week with 6 or 8 different varieties.  Remind me to show them to you when you come for the festival.

Subject: Newbie here hoping someone may help me out In identifying what this gaping hole is in the base of my new fig tree? Replies: 13
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Every cutting I root and every hole that I see open on my fig tree, I always fill it with wood glue.  It's keep insects out and deters the ambrosia beetle.  If you use Gorilla glue wet the hole first, then only add a tiny bit of glue.  The glue swells up and complete a nice round mound.  The glue is not toxic and do not hurt the tree.  I recommend a good premium quality wood glue from Lowes.  Hope this helps!

Subject: Want seeds, v2015 ? Replies: 87
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let me know if you get any more.  I'd like to play around a few seeds and pay for the postage.


Subject: White Triana 2015 Replies: 12
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It's the sweetest fig I have ever tasted.

Subject: LSU Everbearing Replies: 5
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I have it. It's a yellow medium size fig, red center. But I I don't have any pics of the fruit.

Subject: anyone seen leaves like these? Replies: 7
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It COULD be Atreano Gold.

Mine Look like that.

Subject: UCD/R 143-5 and 143-28 Replies: 2
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Danny, I don't think many folks have those.  I've tasted them at UC Davis.  They are good figs.  Folks here seem to not like the numbered names for figs.  DOn't know why.  What's in a name???

Subject: going to bills figs, any recommendations on what to get? Replies: 21
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Sooooo true!

Subject: Black maderia Replies: 9
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Your Mrs sounds like my Mrs!  Just buy her a pair of shoes and she'll forget about the figs.  Mine does.

Subject: Brebas and cherries in Niagara Replies: 16
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That green figs looks like White Marseilles to me!  It's definately not Green Ischia.

Subject: going to bills figs, any recommendations on what to get? Replies: 21
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Chris, I just got off the phone talking to Bill.  He said some of the web photos of him and his pots is not correct.  One picture shows the pot with 13 white 4 inch PVC circles.  That picture also show 2 1.5 inch drain hole.  My question to Bill was, " what did he use to secure the 1.5 inch PVC drain to the pot?  Is is glue?  He said, no.  The picture is wrong.  There should not be any PVC drain plug...just a drain hole.  Using your phone, show him the picture.

He also said he uses the brown pellet lime.  Again, the picture of him adding the lime is not correct.  One picture shows him using the white fast acting lime which is wrong!  Again, show him the pictures.  Years ago, I lost several trees using that fast acting lime and wanted to confirm his technique.  Here is the link:  http://figs4fun.com/bills_figs.html



Subject: Black maderia Replies: 9
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It is Black Maderia.

Subject: going to bills figs, any recommendations on what to get? Replies: 21
Posted By: snaglpus Views: 580
 
Ask Bill for his recommendation.  You'd be surprised what he will recommend. 

Subject: The real Texas Everbearing fig Replies: 15
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Hi Chris, I still haven't been out to take any pictures yet.  But I will later on tonight.  One of my Bradford pear trees decided to bend over by itself 2 days ago and I'm still chopping it up and moving it to the curb!  Looking at the pics of your tree---its definately not a Texas Everbearing.  I'd say its a Brunswick.  It's not Black Mission because the stems are not red.  I'm starting to see more and more nurseries sell trees with that leaf pattern.  Up here in Charlotte, they label them as Brown Turkey.  I bought 4 about a month ago.  I love the leaf pattern which is why I bought them.  They are definately not Southeastern Brown Turkey figs.  Make sure to pinch it now so it can bush out and start putting out more figs.

Subject: New in this forum Replies: 13
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welcome!

Subject: Hello from the PNW. Replies: 16
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Hi Ema!  Welcome!

Subject: OT- prayer request Replies: 73
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praying....

Subject: Outer Banks Figs Replies: 24
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Welcome Brian!  The only fig I know with the name "Pound" is the Quarter Pounder fig.


Subject: OT - Southeastern Fig Festival - Charlotte, NC Replies: 116
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Ok gang, I got my Kesariani fig tree on Saturday! Yea!!!

And I'm gonna have to place a cap on this event----I can't take any more request. I got a lot of folks coming and I'm excited about meeting each of you. The final list of attendees will go out this weekend.

Thanks!

Subject: Worm Castings Replies: 39
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Question.....where do you guys place your worm bin?  It's been extremely hot in Charlotte over the past 30 days----some days 100 degrees.  I know the worms will cook in temps like that.

Subject: Floralicious Plus questions Replies: 12
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 Floralicious Plus is the best liquid fertilizer I've ever used.  Yes, it is expensive.  But it work like magic!  To answer your question, do not spray it or any fertilizer on the leaves of your fig trees!  Fig do not like anything wet touching their leaves, including water.  Just mix Floralicious Plus with water and feed your tree from the soil.  If anyone has a tree that is not growing or a tree that looks dead....give  Floralicious Plus a try.  It works like magic to me.  Search for it on Youtube!  There is a guy there that talks about it too!  If you do the math, its cheaper than any other liquid fertlizer out there.

Subject: Haikel Lebanese Fig Tree Update Replies: 36
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Thanks Bill for sending out this tree!  You should see my trees today!  Absolutely beautiful!

Subject: Long Brown Honey fig. Replies: 34
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Hey Bill...aka Saxonfig, is it possible that Haikel Lebanese is the same as Long Brown Honey? 

I have 2 beautiful Long Brown Honey trees that I rooted from cuttings a few years back.  The leaf pattern on this tree is truly amazing!  No FMV what so ever!  I will definitely winterize these trees indoors this year.

I also have Haikel.  Hmmm, both LBH and Haikel look similar.  I wonder if they are the same.  If so, I am a happy camper.  I will post pic from both trees later tonight.  Does anyone else have Long Brown Honey and Haikel?

I thank Gorgi, Saxonfig, and Herman2 for posting information about these figs!!!  Thank you so much guys!








Subject: De La Reina (MP) Breba Replies: 19
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Leon my friend....how do you do it!   Every fig picture you post is just amazing!   Impeccable!!!!  Great job!   Can't wait till mine fruits!

Subject: 3 Gallon Black Madeira $29.99 Replies: 71
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Looks exactly like the 3 I got from them last year.

Subject: Black Velvet Potting soil Replies: 17
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After years of testing it against others, Black Velvet is a great potting soil.  I would use it over any other potting soil except mushroom compost.  The only major difference is it cost more than my local mushroom composting farm.  The company that makes it changed the name to Black Gold but I agree Brain, it is an excellent potting soil.

Subject: Black Velvet Potting soil Replies: 17
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Ed, it gets too airy on a hot day and the tree grows slower. It wicks good but each of the trees I grew in it did not do well. And ants love it and created long air pockets throughtout the root ball.

Subject: Black Velvet Potting soil Replies: 17
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Well, the results are in!  UPS is NOT a good medium for SIP!  Whatever you do, do not use it for SIPs.  The best medium for SIPs is compost!  Period.  For those coming to my fig fest in August, I will have 2 bags of UPM for sale.  Black velvet works fine though.

Subject: Black Madiera Leaves question Replies: 43
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Wow!  You guys crack me up!  Did you guys read all the comments from beginning to the end?  Did you look at the leaves posted by KK?

Subject: OT - Southeastern Fig Festival - Charlotte, NC Replies: 116
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Hey guys, the attendee list is out. Check your email. The email has something I need from you.

thanks,

Subject: Heat record broken today in Charlotte Replies: 13
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My largest Smith tree is so stress right now.  It looks like someone stray painted the leaves yellow.  Smith and Galbun are 2 trees that can easily be stressed.  Since I got back from Nashville, I haven't worked on any of my trees.  It's just too hot to be outside in the heat and blistering sun.  Tonight, I will go out and do some weed control.  Believe it or not but ants was part of my problem in one of my 7 foot tall Hardy Chicago trees.  The tree was growing fine but not sucking up water.  I pulled the tree out of its pot and found large air pockets underneath with thousands of ant tunnel at the bottom.  The ants had created a large air gap from the drain hole up.  So, the pot was filling up and the water reached the drain plug and came out.  The ants had removed all the soil from the bottom just above the drain.  I'd never saw that before.  That explained why the tree was not getting water

Subject: Critter patrol time again Replies: 25
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SUCCESS!!!!!!

Man I love it when a plan comes together!  I did not want to show the details of these critters but I got them!  The coon was flat out dead on my deck.  The possum was headed back towards the tree and flat out died.

TwoDeadCritters1_1.jpg 
TwoDeadCritters2_1.jpg 

YES!!!



Subject: New introductions to forum Replies: 14
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welcome!

Subject: Critter patrol time again Replies: 25
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Suzie, that potion will work with peanut butter. Give it a try. And Joyce is right about "Just one Bite". It will work too.

I can't publically say what's in the potion but email me and I will tell you what it is. I already mixed a batch of it....just waiting for dusk.

Subject: Heat record broken today in Charlotte Replies: 13
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Another record broken today.....99 degrees. Our old record since 1994 was 97. The service tech left a few hours ago. The dgital theromstat went out and had temps in the 90s. Replaced it and now its getting cooler.

Subject: Critter patrol time again Replies: 25
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Ok, I'm trying not to get upset but when you spend years babying figs to become this monster tree and it gets full of figs, it feels good to reap a good harvest.  Agree?  

Well, last night my Desert King fig trees were hit by Possums.  I'm trying to stay calm and cool but every time I reach down to pick up little green net baggies off my lawn, I get madder and madder (I know madder isn't a word).  So, to calm my nerves, I went to the dollar store to get a supply of bowls.  It's time to make critter bait.  I did not have this problem last year, but did 2 years ago and I got rid of a family of rouge raccoons.  Now, they are BACK!   And so am I! I don't think its coons this time.  This time I think its possums.  Man I'm getting tired of this!

BRING IT!  IT'S GAME ON CRITTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Subject: Heat record broken today in Charlotte Replies: 13
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Well, it's suppose to reach 101 today and tomorrow.  Last night my heat pump went out and I'm working from home today waiting on the repair dude.

A couple of my trees are showing the heat stress sign....Smith and a few others but mostly Smith.  My trip to Nashville took longer than expected by one day.  When I got home that night, my big Smith tree was already showing stress signs.  I watered it that night and it perked back up and was fine.  Today, it's fully water and looking fine but some lower leaves have turned yellow and there is nothing I can do but let it go through it and hope for rain to cool things off.

Subject: Heat record broken today in Charlotte Replies: 13
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It is 99 degrees outside at 5PM! We broke a 100 yo record today. The last time I can remember it being hot like this was 2009 & 2010. This morning at 5:30AM, I went out and hand watered all of my container trees. It was a good thing I did! It is smoking JOE hot outside.

I think I'll take a gardening day off today.

Subject: OT - Southeastern Fig Festival - Charlotte, NC Replies: 116
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None of mine are in the ground.  All are in containers.  I tell people that it is a dwarf that must be protected over winter or it will die to the ground but comes back.

Subject: OT - Southeastern Fig Festival - Charlotte, NC Replies: 116
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Hi Alan, I have 5 of them.  The youngest is 3 years old.  The others range in age from 6 to 3.

Subject: Peter's Honey Breba 2015 Replies: 9
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I've had 3 PH brebas over the past 2 weeks and neither had any taste.  Each were semi-sweet but no wow factor.  The main crop will be different.  Trust me.

Subject: OT - Southeastern Fig Festival - Charlotte, NC Replies: 116
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....Haven't been online much.  Just got back from a business trip to week in San Deigo and weekend drive to and from Nashvile TN--dropping my son off to grad school.  The loading and unloading the trailer and 12 hour round trip drive (and not to mention the 1 hour delay to the bridge construction on I-40W!!!!!) has taken a toll on me!  I finally got home at 9:30PM and some of my largest trees  needed water bad!  The 90 degree heat and humidity was just draining them!  So, I had to run out and water them at 10PM at night.

Boy I need a break!!!  I left my son in charge of watering details....he missed a few but they will come back.  

Picked some White Greek RK, Desert King, and Black Jack figs!  Will try to post pics later.  The high heat has them rocking and rolling now!

An email list of attendees and my contact information will go out tonight so......BOLO!

Subject: OT - Southeastern Fig Festival - Charlotte, NC Replies: 116
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Thanks for pinging me Chris and others......I just repsonded to your emails. I have a lot mail going straight to my SPAM folder. I just filed your email to my Fig Fest folder. I will send out a list of attendee Sunday night with more info about the fest.

Dennis

Subject: Help identifying Fig. Replies: 3
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I can bet you that fig is a Monrovia Black Jack.  Looks like it was picked a tad bit too soon though.  In my climate, the figs are much darker...almost black.  They are sweet but not rich---very prolific though.  In Southern CA, the figs are darker, juicer and redder inside.  Nice Black Jack fig you got there!

 

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