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Subject: Portogallo Replies: 7
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Mine is a green fig with a red center.






Subject: Black Maltese Replies: 8
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Ditto to what George said.  It's a very hardy and prolific tree.  No winterization needed in my climate.

Subject: Rooted figs Replies: 25
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Some strains of Black Mission are hardier than others. I have 5 from different sources. All produce with winterization. Without it and they don't. My largest BM has NEVER produced 1 fig. Why? Because it's its root bound and needs to be repotted. I just brought it inside my garage 2 hours ago. I'm getting ready to root prune it and soak it is hormone solution. I did winterize it last year. And it will fruit this year.

Subject: Rooted figs Replies: 25
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To me,
Winterize means I wrap with a frost blanket. They add 10 degrees to a tree.
Winterize a little mean add chicken wire around the tree and stuff it with dry leaves.
Winterize heavy means to do both, wrap the tree, surround with chicken wire and stuff it with leaves.

Now, this is what I do and it works for me. It may not work for you. What really kills a fig tree is sever constant wind. If you block the wind to keep out sever cold, your tree should be fine. This past winter was one of our mildest ever. Temps in my climate dropped down to 25 degrees twice and that's not bad. In previous years, temps would drop to 10 or 5. I lost trees at temps that low and confuses me b/c I'm in zone 8a.

Subject: Rooted figs Replies: 25
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Wow! That's pretty good. You should be good then. Good luck!

Subject: Rooted figs Replies: 25
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You're Welcome Julie.  Plant hardiness is very important especially in relation to your zone.  Ninety-nine percent of Charlotte, which is where I live, is in zone 7b.  My home use to be in 7b but after the city completed the new interstate North of my house, my zone was changed to 8a.  I contacted the US Dept of Agriculture questioning my zone.  They responded back stating my area is a hotter climate now but the rest of Charlotte is not.  

Twenty minutes south of Charlotte is Rock Hill, SC.  They're also in zone 8a.  But they sometimes get more ice and snow than me!  Go figure!  Julie, what zone are you in?  Here is a link to the plant hardiness map.  Just enter your zip code and click return.

http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/

cheers!

Subject: Rooted figs Replies: 25
Posted By: snaglpus Views: 535
 
Plant no tree in the ground under 2 years old without a strong root ball!!!!!

Here is my recommendation and what I do in my climate which is Zone 8A:

Fig

Zone 8 Winterize

Salce

No

Vasilika Sika

No

Vasilika Melissi

No

Preto

WINTERIZE HEAVY

St. Rita

A little

Dark Portuguese

No

Col de Dame Blanc

WINTERIZE HEAVY

Excel

WINTERIZE

Marseilles Black VS

No

Ronde de Bordeaux

WINTERIZE

Violet de Bordeaux

No

Gino

WINTERIZE

Adriatic JH

WINTERIZE

Scott's Black

WINTERIZE

Scott's Yellow

I DO NOT KNOW

Violet Sepor

WINTERIZE HEAVY

Emerald Strawberry

WINTERIZE

Ischia

WINTERIZE

Longue d' Aout

WINTERIZE HEAVY

Pied de Boeuf

I DO NOT KNOW

Deanna

WINTERIZE HEAVY

Nero 600 M

No

Wuhan

WINTERIZE

Unknown Black Russian

I DO NOT KNOW

Unknown Owensboro

No

Danny's Delight

No

Dotatto

WINTERIZE HEAVY

Violetta

WINTERIZE

Black Triana

WINTERIZE HEAVY

Black Mission

WINTERIZE HEAVY

Yellow Lebanese

No

Algerian

No

TX Blue Giant

WINTERIZE

Haikle Brunswick

No

Smith

WINTERIZE

Troiano Calabrese

No

Golden Riverside

I DO NOT KNOW

Alma

WINTERIZE


Cheers!

Subject: Looking for cuttings Replies: 2
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Search the forum.

Subject: I just found out what killed my five year old tree! Replies: 14
Posted By: snaglpus Views: 524
 
My rule of thumb for planting trees in the ground is this:

1. Dig a hole twice as wide and twice as deep.
2. Add about 2 gallons of clay buster and till with soil
3. Drip the rootball in some rooting stimulator and let it soak for an hour.
4. Loosen roots, Add the tree, rake up half of the dirt, add water in the hole, add remaining dirt and stomp out air hole
5. Mulch tree with mini nuggets and water again.

I never lost a tree following this method. It works for me and maybe it will for you.

Subject: Chicago Fig in 6b. New Member. Replies: 12
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Welcome!  We have several members here from Canada so hopefully they will chime in.  The Chicago fig you referenced is called Hardy Chicago.  It should grow fine for you but I'll let others living in your state respond to that.  There are a few others just as hardy.  Danny's Delite, Florea, Desert King are just a few that I can think of.  However, whatever fig tree you choose, you will have to perform some type of winterization so keep that in mind.  Up in the top right corner of this page is a search option.  Search for those I mentioned and read away.  Also on the top of this page is some basic information on growing figs and climate.

Again, welcome--- and don't let some of the negative talk here run you off.  It's a forum and all have good and bad.  This one is no different!  Enjoy the ride!

HOW BOUT THOSE FIGS!!!!!!


Subject: Pawpaw Replies: 115
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Well I don't want to move so if I keep talking about it, it won't happen!  We have too much house and are empty nesters.  I may have to hire a maid to come 3 times a week if we stay here.  It's too much house for 2 people.  

If we do stay, the maid can help me pick Paw Paws and figs after they're done cleaning the house!  LOL!

Subject: Coconut coir Replies: 12
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Pro-Mix now has a product with Coconut Coir.  It's called Pro-Mix HpCC.  I may try some.

http://www.pthorticulture.com/en/products/pro-mix-hpcc-mycorrhizae/



Subject: Pawpaw Replies: 115
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Thanks Ken!  I have all of the major cultivars planted in the ground.  Here are just a few....

Allegheny
Davis
KSU-Atwood
Mango
NC-1
Neal
Overleese
Pennsylvania Golden
Potomac
Rebecca’s Gold
Shenandoah
Sunflower
Susquehanna
Sweet Alice
Taylor
Taytoo
Wells
Lehman's Chiffon
Mitchell
Prolific
Green River Belle
Rappahannock
Collins
GAINESVILLE #1
Sweet Potato
Sue
Mitchell
And Lots of Seedlings

 I'm making room to add more but my list of persimmons keeps expanding and the wife and I are thinking of moving in 5 or so years.  Whoever buys this property, will have a lot of fruit trees in the ground!

How bout those Paw Paws!!!

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
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Wow!  Seriously!  You guys have been waiting 180+ without any update from James?  Yeah, that's extremely terrible.  You guys should not have waited that long.  But you did trust him and that speaks volumes.  I am sorry for your loss!  Now I understand your frustration.  On a more positive side, it would be nice to hear from folks who HAVE received what they've ordered.

But no update or response from Jame is......a response.  In my opinion, if he hasn't fulfilled any orders and communicated with any customers on their status, then he should shut his web site down until he gets caught up.  Sending out one or two pictures here on the forum isn't enough.  He should be responding to every person who ordered on an individual basis.  Again, I feel terrible.  But guys don't blame our administrator, Jon.  This is not his fault.  This is an open community forum.  We're not in Russia so folks can say and do freely including advertise their business.

Subject: Pawpaw Replies: 115
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My 40 trees planted bare root has flowers on in Charlotte.  But I doubt any will pollinate this year.  Buckets of rain coming down since yesterday and now a flood watch!

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: snaglpus Views: 53,174
 
If you want a refund, do this....

1.  Log into your Paypal account.
2.  Search for WebAisles, Inc
3.  Here you will see your transaction.  Print it/save it.  At the bottom of that page, click on "Report this" and fill out the rest.  Paypal will contact WebAisles and reimburse you.

Subject: The true Smith Replies: 26
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If there is one variety of figs that I have too many of, it's Smith.  It is my favorite.  Just one taste of this fig and you really don't need any others in my opinion.  My Smith trees all came from Dalton Durio of Durio's nursery.  Except for one.....and its my oldest fig tree.  The base of my tree is as big around as my knee!  And it puts out more figs than any other tree.  The leaf pattern on my trees are the same as the pic in post 2 above. 

Subject: UC Davis California Brown Turkey Replies: 23
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This fig is one reason most people fall in love with the taste of fresh figs!  This fig is the California Brown Turkey.  And no, it's not the same as Brown Turkey, its better!  These figs have been caprified by the wasp just like all figs are in California.  When ripe, they turn dark purple, almost black!  They taste absolutely amazing!  One of the best tasting figs!  Hoping one day to have the wasp in Charlotte!

Subject: Have you ever seen leaves like this? Replies: 26
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Ficus afghanistanica

Subject: OT-Ever wonder what our members look like? Replies: 336
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I'm on page 1, #42

Subject: OT-Ever wonder what our members look like? Replies: 336
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bump

Subject: Wanted Emalyn's Purple have BFF, Preto, Bl Madeira, Maltese beauty... Replies: 9
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It's a beautiful fig tree with very unique leaves like none other.  Mine is 5' tall and winterizing inside my garage.  It woke up a few days ago!  Here is a picture I just took.



cheers,

Subject: Question about Blue and black Celeste Replies: 7
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Richie, call up Dalton Durio of Durio Nursery.  He's right down the street from you in Opelousas, LA 70570.  He has some Black Celeste for sale.  He emailed me his list about 2 weeks ago.  He will explain the history if you want to know more about them.

Subject: Question about Blue and black Celeste Replies: 7
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Yes, there is a Blue Celeste and a Black Celeste.  I have them both.  Black Celeste is not as hardy as Celeste.  Plain ole Celeste is reddish brown in color.  Blue Celeste is around the same size but turns bluish in color.  Black Celeste is jet black in color.  I got 2 large Black Celeste trees.  Both of mine came from Dalton Durio in LA.  If you have Black Celeste, you have a rare tree.  Treasure it!  You don't see them for sale on eBay!

Subject: Celeste TS Replies: 5
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Looks exactly like my Black Celeste. It never splits either. And yeah, Dan isn't on this forum anymore.

Subject: Naming figs Replies: 35
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Others get away with it because they've been around a long time and many know them and they've established a bond.  When newbies come to the forum and try name a fig, some try to tell them how to name figs.  To me, it's ok to name a fig.  However, it does help to prefix a found fig with the word, "unknown" adjacent with the street name where you found it.  But it's perfectly alright to name unknown figs any thing you want.  No one here is judge or jury over naming figs.  

If you old guys remember, a bunch of folks left this forum because some were mad at others naming figs.  They wanted Jon (our administrator) to jump in and support their clique.  Well, those that know Jon, knows he's not cliquish at all.  When he didn't support the clique, they got mad at him, left the forum, deleted all their post, created their own fb page or forum.

To me, life's too short to let others try to be controlling.  So IMHO, name your unknowns if you want.

Subject: Storing Promix Replies: 7
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Go outside and sing to the bale and rub the top gently. That will do it! LOL!,

How bout those figs!!!!

Subject: BB-10 for Yellow Neeches trade anyone? Replies: 10
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I have YN. But it is small.

Subject: Brown Turkey vs Texas Everbearing Replies: 16
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Brunswick is truly amazing!  It is one of the best rich tasting figs in a dry summer.  I had 2 large ones 10 years ago.  I'm working hard to get another one like it!  I've seen pictures from folks in Texas where there Brunswick figs were almost black with a dark red pulp.  I'm going to Dallas soon and need to pick up a gallon size tree while I'm there.  Anybody know where in Dallas I can get one?  Home Depot?  Lowes?

Subject: vds fig affected by the cold Replies: 11
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I didn't know Autin got that cold! That changes my plan to move there!

Subject: Brown Turkey vs Texas Everbearing Replies: 16
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I agree with Danny. You're going to get a lot of different opinions on this topic. What is called one thing in my area may not be the same in Danny's area or in your area. Most folks in my area thing there is only one type of fig and that's the brown turkey. That's what their grandma had growing up and that's what they know. My TEB tree's leaf pattern doesn't match either of my Celeste or Brown Turkey's. But the fruit does look like Celeste....but the figs are larger than Celeste.

Subject: Using old carpet for weed barrier? Replies: 7
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That carpet's not going to make you happy. Water and dirt will erode the backing and soon weed seed will penetrate and you will have more weeds. My wife tried it years ago and we learned the hard way. What does work is the thick professional grade weed barrier. Put it down and dump some wood chips on top, not mulch.

Subject: 2017 Spring Almost Here Replies: 26
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72 in Charlotte today.

Subject: Figs at Farmers Markets? Replies: 5
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I sell fig trees and a few other trees at the Charlotte Regional a Farmer's Market. I only sell what's hardy and easy to care for in my clmate which is Charlotte NC.

Subject: Verde Passo Replies: 11
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This is one of the many best tasting figs but it is also one of the rarest. My tree is huge and the figs are out of this world good. My figs look like Dr Leon's.

Subject: Don't Fear The Heat Mat - Thanks snaglpus! Replies: 7
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Pino, try wrapping half of your cutting with buddy tape and you shouldn't have cutting drying out. Just make sure you stretch it tightly so it can push through the tape. If you look close at my photo, every cutting is wrapped with buddy tape.

Subject: Don't Fear The Heat Mat - Thanks snaglpus! Replies: 7
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You're welcome!  I just wanted to share my results using the mats and felt it could help another.

Heat mats do an excellent job!  I have 2 - 4 foot heat mats under a 3x3 GH.  The thing to remember is you have to control the heat, like this:  

Both heat mats are plugged into 2 separate temperature controls.  I have the 3x3 GH inside my garage.  I started 120 or so cutting inside, as you can see by the picture.  My garage is insulated.  The temps inside my garage fluctuate between 55 or 65 depending on outside temperatures.  Today in Charlotte, it's sunny and suppose to be 65 degrees.  My garage door is open and it's 55 inside.  If the door was closed it could get above 60 inside and I don't want my trees inside the garage to start waking up yet.  I set both mats to 76 degrees.  I made dirt bag and placed the heat probe inside the bag and taped it up with blue painters tape so I can easily find it if necessary.  It's pretty slick!

Subject: OT- Yard carts, opinions please Replies: 20
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See my post :  http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/ot-look-what-santa-brought-me-8367063?pid=1294421535

I have all three of these.  The small one with bicycle wheels has it's place.  It folds up and stores easily.  Mine is aluminum:  http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200648733_200648733

If you get one of the fold up carts, get the connector that allows you to connect it to a yard mower.  The big cart is my pride and joy!  The wife likes the foldup cart because it's light weight.   Me?  I use them all.

Subject: Bag Rooting Techniques Replies: 115
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I'm bumping up this thread because I'm sure it might be useful to all the newbies out there planning on rooting cuttings. Mai is the original person who started this method. I've used it and it works great. I've got 120 or so cuttings started last weekend.

I like playing around with cuttings. The water cloner method works too but this one is a heck of a lot cheaper for small batches of cuttings. This method rocks!

Newbies, Mai posted this method 2 years a go. Give it a shot. It does work very well. Just read the entire thread thoroughly and learn. Her instructions are step by step.

Cheers,

Subject: Strawberry verte Replies: 23
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Very nice picture Frank!  Strawberry Verte was one of my best figs of last year.  The flavor and taste if freaking amazing!!!!

As for Emerald Strawberry, I had a big one, grew great for several years.  The first year it fruit, the favor was a little acidic.  The next years, the flavors improved a lot and the figs were large, round shaped and very sweet.  

As for RL, mine gave me a lot of growth for years and no fruit.  I burned it and its now gone.  Schaplain has one too.  I think she's getting ready to remove her tree too. It goes to show, a fig's name means and taste absolutely nothing!  It just sounds good.  But I bet RL will grow and produce better on the west coast, but not here.  Also, my ground ES died 2 years ago.  Our 5 degree weather took it out!  BUt I have a nother one in a whiskey barrel and it does produce.  I have to winterize it and I'm in zone 8a.

Subject: Clone your cuttings & never see gnats! Replies: 405
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I'm glad to hear my thread is still useful! The lights aren't necessary at first but when the cutting begins to leaf out they do help. There are several factors that do play an important role for success. One is the freshness of the cutting second is heat. If you have bottom heat which here is the water, the cuttings will root fast. Most of mine root in 17 days. My cloners run inside my garage which is around 50 degrees or more depending on the outside temperatures.

I rooted 6 moldy Nero 600m cuttings and this system shocked me. Today I use a variety of methods to root cuttings. This is just one of them.

Subject: Bills planter pots Replies: 34
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The first year, I covered them with thick mil plastic.  It was a huge pain!  Why?  Because I have so many to cover.  After a year, the weather deteriorated it so bad and it added much more moisture.  We don't get much rain like some states and my trees are on a drip irrigation except for a few in front of my garage like these.  Without the plastic is much better all around, time, money and all.  Just about all of my trees are fed from the bottom.

Subject: OT-Ever wonder what our members look like? Replies: 336
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Ok, newbiees, post your photo!

Subject: Bills planter pots Replies: 34
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Here are a few pictures of one of Bill's pot and the new HD pots for a side by side comparison.  The HD pots are fluted at the bottoms some like a whiskey barrel.  I use Bill's method and I also use 4" flex drain pipe.  Both method work very well.  I had a great source or 55g food grade barrels.  But the lady's house burned down and she's not able to store them anymore.  She use to sell me the barrels for $10 each!  here are the pics!



Black Ischia UCD is growing in the pot on the left with Hydrocorn on top of a weedguard.  I hate weeds!

Subject: Bills planter pots Replies: 34
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These pots are the real deal. In other words, Peter is correct. These pots are pretty close to what Bill use to use for his pots. Years ago, Bill and I talked about his pots. He USE to only have those in the video. Today, he uses similar pots but they are 2 inches shorter,14 inches deep vs old ones are 16.. Most of all of my container trees are in SIPs, just like Bill's method. My friend SChaplin visited Bill 2 yrs ago and brought me back 2 of his pots. Those at HD are the correct width and depth which match Bill's pots but they are not the same manufacture. Bill's old pots are called Smart Barrez. His new ones are not the same as his old ones and are only 14 inches deep. These at HD are 16 1/2 deep and 22 1/2 wide!!

Like Peter said, these are $19.98 at HD. Today I bought 8 and going back to get 8 more. For SIPs, they are freaky awesome. If you call Bill or email him, ask him about his pots. He will tell you he no longer uses the big 16 in deep pots, only the smaller ones now. And he doesn't use a down spout for an overflow like his picture shows. Today, he just drills the hole. IMHO, these pots are excellent for growing fig trees. Now is the time to get them before they are gone.

Subject: Identified a fig 20+ year old fig I have Replies: 10
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John must be out of space .

Upload them to Photobucket and copy and paste the img link here. The pics will be beautiful !

Subject: Fig trees shaped human history Replies: 9
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You must know Skip!

He sent me the same link.

Subject: Identified a fig 20+ year old fig I have Replies: 10
Posted By: snaglpus Views: 338
 
Pictures???

Subject: More to come..Identify UNK Point Loma Fig? Replies: 17
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Yeah, pruning in a fig tree in April in CA might be a bit too late.  Later in the fall would be better.

Subject: More to come..Identify UNK Point Loma Fig? Replies: 17
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Hey Jodi, tell me more about these cuttings? And do you have any more?

 

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