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Subject: OT - Big Winter Storm coming to the Southeast Replies: 34
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Thanks Sharon.  I was seriously going to call you but deceided to give the trees a test.  As for your generator, I have one big one...bought it brand new years ago.  But did not crank it up for 4 years!  Get yourself 2 cans of starting fluid.  It got mine to crank and works fine yearly.  I will call you tomorrow after 5 if you have some time to talk.  People are already asking me about hosting a fig fest.  We need to talk about that.

Subject: Black Madeira giveaway contest Replies: 145
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34 Pats  6 Texans

Subject: Seeking 1 Mead fig tree or cutting Replies: 6
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Good day,
Does anyone have a small Mead fig tree for sale?  Or a cutting of their tree?   If so, send me a message.    I will gladly pay plus shipping.

cheers,

Subject: Cold spell in Houston Replies: 23
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Looking at the map.....Texas City looks real nice!


Subject: 56 acres of RDB in South Africa! Replies: 24
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Same here Doug. Mine a jet black. It's my wife's favorite black fig. My in-ground tree use to be huge, not anymore!

Subject: I'mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm back Replies: 31
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Welcome back Mike,
Glad your health is improving! There are a lot of newbies. I'm still here but not daily like previous years. Due to sever fall down icy brick steps last February and a surgery the end of November, I wasn't able to winterize many of my prize large trees like Black Maderia, CdD-G, Black Ischia and others. So, I'm sure some of these will suffer. Like you, I'm switching to growing only those that will survive in my climate. I'm getting rid of some of these that are not happy with my climate and switching over to growing Paw paws and Aronia berries. I have too many citrus trees but the scale and white bug battle is just not worth fighting. Hours ago, I chopped up 3 large citrus trees and placed them outside to freeze and die. I've got Pawpaw seeds to start and a hundred plus cuttings to start this week plus build an indoor table to house my cold frame and cuttings. And not to mention I have a new job and I travel some so had a fig festival planned last year but had to cancel due to the new job. Looking forward to retire again in 9 years and contemplating moving in 5 years to either, NC, FL, TX or CA. Again, welcome back!

Subject: Cold spell in Houston Replies: 23
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Cliff,
Danny emailed me and gave me some living tips in Texas. I'm checking out Google Maps now around the San Antonio area. I like the idea being near a military base to take advantage of my retirement benefits.

I can grow a lot of figs in that climate!

Subject: Is Scotts Black = LSU Black ? Replies: 47
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Before I order a couple of plant test from BioTech, I plan on calling John Prece at UC-Davis and see if they can recommend a preferred lab for Plant DNA testing. There are 3 groups I am interested in testing:

1. LSU Scott's Black from JFE and LSU Black from PFTP
2. Latturula and Marseilles
3. Strawberry and Verte

Cheers,

Subject: Is Scotts Black = LSU Black ? Replies: 47
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Thanks Danny. Appreciate your response!

Cheers!

Subject: Cold spell in Houston Replies: 23
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My nephew lives in Kady, which is north of Houston. It got down to 11 degrees last night there. That's colder than my location, Charlotte, and we are further North! Go Figure! The Houston area being 10 degrees colder than Charlotte baffles me! I have weather locations connected on my phone, San Deigo, Seatlle, Houston, Camp Junction, Naple, and Charlotte. We are considering moving in a 5 years and we are considering moving to a warmer climate and Houston WAS on our list......not anymore!

Subject: OT - Big Winter Storm coming to the Southeast Replies: 34
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I had surgery the 28th of November and was in the hospital 2 days. I've been home since and was told by my doctor not to lift anything over 5lbs. I tested his recommendation and was back in the ER a few weeks ago so this time I will listen! My wife was mad at me. I was planning on moving some trees inside my shed, greenhouse and garage but couldn't. Up till now, our weather was normal but this weekend was to be our coldest of the year!

I called my son the next day. He came over and I pointed to the ones to move where and he did. But there were so many others to be protected that were left out. Yesterday I had my 6weeks post op appointment and all is well now. I am clear to go back to work but instructed not to lift anything for 6 more weeks! With tonight being the coldest night of the year, I went out and brought all the one gallons and two gallons inside my garage. And those against the southside of the house, I covered all of them with frost blankets. With 4 inches of powdery snow on the ground, I did a very smart thing before the sleet and snow came. I covered my steps and driveway with thick tarps. When I got up the morning, they were covered with snow. All I had to do is pull them over and boom, I had a dry walkway for the wife and the dog.

Good thing I brought those trees in, it's 19 degrees outside and dropping! Things we do for our trees.

Subject: Black Marseilles Replies: 15
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One of my best figs! Got 4 of them.

Subject: OT - Big Winter Storm coming to the Southeast Replies: 34
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Ditto, 4 inches

Subject: Is Scotts Black = LSU Black ? Replies: 47
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For what it's worth, here is my two cents. Over the past 10+ years, I've purchased lots of fig trees from JFE. For someone who drove from Charlotte to Jamieson, Alabama to purchase fig trees from PFTP, and purchased every fig tree they carry and held long discussions with them about whether their LSU Black and the now known Scott's Black are the same.......I believe these 2 figs are the same. Yes, I have them both.

Why? I think this fig was always called LSU Black. According to PFTP, this fig came to them as "LSU Black". Somewhere years ago, some nursery changed the name or renamed this fig. This is how figs get multiple names across the country.

Thanks,

Subject: Is Scotts Black = LSU Black ? Replies: 47
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For what it's worth, here is my two cents. Over the past 10+ years, I've purchased lots of fig trees from JFE. For someone who drive from Charlotte to Jamieson, Alabama to purchase fig trees from PFTP, and purchased every fig tree they carry and held long discussions with them about whether their LSU Black and the now known Scott's Black......I believe these 2 figs are the same. Yes, I have them both.

Why? I think this fig was always called LSU Black. According to PFTP, this fig came to them as "LSU Black". Somewhere years ago, some nursery changed the name or renamed this fig. This is how figs get multiple names across the country.

Thanks,

Subject: OT - Big Winter Storm coming to the Southeast Replies: 34
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Thanks Lou!

My son came over a few weeks a go and moved some inside my shed. These will be fine. I have a huge Black Mission that has never fruited but I know it will and this tree has to be protected. So, I've decided to go get a handful of trees and bring them inside. Like, Smith, Strawberry Verte, Improved Brown Turkey, Italian Honey and a few others will go indoors tomorrow.

Next year I will contact the local school to come over and help me protect them.

Subject: Remember figs4fun?Time to turn this bus around! Replies: 65
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Subject: OT - Big Winter Storm coming to the Southeast Replies: 34
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Yeah the ice is the worse. The lows for Monday and Tuesday for my area is 8 an 11 degrees! I wanted to move some trees in but had surgery the end of November and been working from home since! I'm not allowed to lift anymore heavy objects so 90% of my trees will suffer this time. I bought 3 huge portable greenhouses to protect those on my patio and deck but I don't have time to put them together. Oh well!

Subject: OT - Look what Santa brought me! Replies: 14
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What's up Tony?  You know what?  I'm thinking about getting one of those transmission floor jacks to pick up my 55 gallon trees!  LOL!!!!

Subject: OT - Big Winter Storm coming to the Southeast Replies: 34
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For my fig friends living from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, we have a big snow storm coming!!!!!  Temps in Charlotte will fall down to 10 degrees with ice and rain to follow.  For those who don't understand, every year in January we get hit with a couple of big ice storms followed by snow and more ice.  It usually last about 3 or 4 days depending on the snow track.

This year, I was not able to protect many of my trees due to some health concerns.  So, we will see which ones survive in a few months!  Here is the link to the weather forecast:

Winter Storm Watches From Alabama to North Carolina as Winter Storm Helena Poised to Spread Snow, Ice Into the South 

cheers!!!!

Subject: Could you please help me ID these figs? Replies: 10
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This is a tough one!  I don't think we did this fig justice, but I will try!  The figs are definitely common figs.  They look amazing!  Can you describe the taste?  

1.  Were they sweet or super sweet?
2.  Were they rich tasting?
3.  Did any ripe figs ooze honey from the eye?
4.  What did they taste like?  Melon?  Mulberries?
5.  How many crops a year does the tree produce?  And when?
6.  Does it have a breba crop?
7.  Any idea how many grams one fig weighs?
8.  Is the eye open or closed when ripe?

Subject: OT - Look what Santa brought me! Replies: 14
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Sas, all 4 sides can be removed or just hang down.  There's a latch on every corner you can unlock.  For a hundred and fifty bucks, I couldn't pass it up.  If you look close at the handle, it can be removed or hang to the side allowing for the cart to connect to a lawn tractor.  On my lawn tractor, I have a 1-7/8 hitch with a hole bracket allowing to connect to carts like this one.  This is one feature that won my heart!

Now, I need to get me a fork lift to pick up my trees!  LOL!

HOW BOUT THOSE FIGS!!!!!!

Subject: OT - Look what Santa brought me! Replies: 14
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Good day and happy new year!  

I was so good last year that Santa brought me a new cart!  But its not just any old wagon!  Its a Heavy Duty 1400 lb cart!  For Christmas my wife sent me her Amazon wish list.  I sent it to both our sons and they said, "Dad, we will get Mom the dump wagon".  I said, great!  So, the other day we were walking through Tractor Supply.  I saw this heavy duty cart for $150 bucks!  I looked at my wife, she said; "if Santa is bringing me a wagon for Christmas, then you can get one too!"  I said to her, "well since I'm Santa, and since I know what everyone is getting for Christmas, I'd better call the sales guy over and get him to load this baby in the truck!"  She just laughed!

I put both together in no time!







Here is my cart beside her cart!  


It's going to be a good fig year this year!!!!!

Subject: Black Beauty 10 (BB-10) Replies: 47
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It's time to move on folks. There are plenty of other black figs out there.

How but those figs????

Subject: First Smith 2016 Replies: 29
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Smith does not have Brunswick leaves. But what I do know is JFE has an overstock of Magnolia fig trees so you tree is probably Magnolia. I recommend calling them and talk to Brandy. She can help you if the tree was mislabeled.

I have 5 Smith trees and they are all have the same leaf pattern.

Subject: California Rare Fruit Scion Exchange Replies: 22
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On day I plan on starting one of these for North Carolina.

Subject: Age of fig tree affect hardiness? Replies: 15
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Doug, you are correct my friend!  Age does affect hardiness.  Me?  I'm in Charlotte and have many varieties in the ground and many variteites in 22g SWps.  About 7 years ago, I planted 60+ trees in the ground.  They were around 2 years old and grew fine.  That same year, I wrapped each tree with burlap and stuffed them with leaves.  It was a mild winter and when Spring came I had one amazing crop of figs from Atreano, Improved Celeste, Papa Jon, LSU Everbearing, Celeste, Hardy Chicago, Black Mission, Strawberry, I258, Texas Everbearing, VdB, RdB, LSU Tiger, Alma, Pananas Purple, Katheleen Black, Hunt, Italian Honey, Petite Negra, Smith, Black Celeste, GM-9, Emerald Strawberry, Black Maderia, Black Ischia, etc!  The trees grew taller than 6 feet.  Five years later, the 5 degree winters came and it took a toll on my trees.  I had stopped wrapping them and that winter most of my trees died but came back slowly.  The next winter, the same thing happened.

Today, all trees came back execpt, Tacoma Violet, Desert King, Deanna, Alma, LSU Tiger, Black Mission, Hunt, and Emerald Strawberry.  Come Spring I will be placing a different variety in these positions in my yard but age of a tree does make a difference.  My RdB was one of my oldest trees.  It took a big hit and was almost dead.  This year I need to wrap it and keep my fingers crossed but this tree is thicker than my knee at the base!  A heavy dose of fertilizer brought it back though.

cheers! 

Subject: pretty slick air layer video Replies: 10
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I like his method.  Honestly if you ever bought Air Propagators, its the exact same technique just super cheaper and less sturdy.  

http://airpropagator.com/buy_online.php

I have several of these propagators, they work very well.

Subject: Is Danny's Delight and Desert King the same Fig? Replies: 16
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Thanks Mara!

Joe, I know all about Lattorola.  I have 4 of them!  LOL!  My other 4 Lattarula do have a yellow center and are super sweet!  Edible Landscape, aka EL, got it all wrong in my opinion!



Subject: Is Danny's Delight and Desert King the same Fig? Replies: 16
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Ok, its been a little over a year now since this thread was started.  It really urks me when nurseries double up on names for figs.  So those folks who have this fig, Dan and a few others, did you get a second crop with your tree?  And when did the first crop ripen?

I have one that's about 3 years old.  I just got mine.  It will fruit next year.  I also have 4 monster Desert Kings fig trees that produce for me yearly.  I also have 4 or 5, 2 gallon size Danny's Delite from Almost Eden.  AE's DD is suppose to be the dark one.  I've seen pictures of Dan's Latturula from EL and it does  have a nice red center. It's a nice looking fig!   I'm just hoping EL's not Desert King!  I've been trying to find Latturla with a red center provided it truly is Latturula!

Subject: Mr.Watts contact information Replies: 4
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Ross, done!

Subject: Freeze Warning Replies: 4
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Sonya, technically, being in Texas and in zone 8b, you should be fine.  Me?  I'm in zone 8a but Thursday, Friday, and Saturday its suppose to be 28/53, 23/43, and 26/44 respectively.  The funny thing is over the next few days, it will be colder in Houston Texas than Charlotte, NC!  Go figure!!!!!!

Subject: Freeze Warning Replies: 4
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Cover them? Yes! Go to Lowes home improvement and get some frost blankets. They will add 10degrees of warmth to your trees. I use them every year.

Cheers!

Subject: Mr.Watts contact information Replies: 4
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I just sent it to you via PM.

Subject: Dave Wilson Trees Arriving Replies: 8
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Guys, this is an extremely good deal! Many nurseries like Pike's, Lowes and a few others in Charlotte sell the exact same trees (Dave Wilson) that Jon is offering. But they sell them for $68 bucks!

Subject: Comparing Yellow Long, Yellow Long Neck and White Marseille Replies: 25
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Harvey is a member here and Jon is our administrator.  Heck if you're in SD, stop by and talk to Jon!  He will overload your mind on this fig and thousands of others he has on his property!  Just send him a PM.  He will respond.  He is a character!

Subject: OT - Sous Vide Replies: 15
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Good day, for those who love to cook and like to play around in the kitchen, have you ever cooked any meat using the sous vide method?  Pronouced "SU-VEE"  aka precision cooking.

I've seen them used on Iron Chef Amercia and just placed on my Christmas List and sent it to my wife.  I am curious if we have any Chefs in the forum!  If you want to see what this is - Go here and watch the video---this is the one I want:

https://www.amazon.com/Anova-Culinary-PCB-120US-K1-Bluetooth-Precision/dp/B00UKPBXM4/ref=pd_lpo_79_bs_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=20Y3YJDMSKW65HRB9ZPQ


Subject: Cuttings 2016 Replies: 29
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JoAnn, your unknown fig is a keeper too!

Subject: Cuttings 2016 Replies: 29
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I would like to take this time and personally thank Aaron for locating and offering these great find. A forum friend and I have been talking about Aaron's finds. The neat thing about these Figs is they are growing wild in New Jersey which means they will grow in many zones in the US without winter protection! So, I plan on planting these trees in my orchard in Charlotte.

Again, thank you Aaron!

Hey Aaron, For those I don't have based on your list and those I ordered, I will get them later from you in either cuttings or air layers!

So, newbies, jump on these cutting now! You will be kicking yourself later if you don't .

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
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For those concerned about Bill, I can vouch for Bill. He's one of the best collectors we have with some amazing rare figs. Get these now before it's too late!!

Subject: Comparing Yellow Long, Yellow Long Neck and White Marseille Replies: 25
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No, they are not the same. White Marseilles is one large sweet fig, green on the outside, white on the inside. WM is also hardy. Yellow long neck is not.

Subject: Italian Everbearing Replies: 1
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Where did you purchase the trees if you don't mind me asking?

The heights of the tree is easily controlled by you. I'm 6'2" tall. I let my trees get 8 feet because that's as high as I can reach without a ladder.

Normally trees do better in the ground but it really depends on the cultivar. Is it better in a container, it depends. Your soil was obviously the issue or too much water. I would check the soil pH and try again.

Cutting a fig back really depends on how much is grew that year. If you want brebas, watch what you cut because you could destroy your breba crop.

Good luck!

Subject: Does anybody use a hoop house? Replies: 33
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Hey Jodi!  I built a new greenhouse last year!  I needed a bigger one!  This one is 12x20.  Here is a link to it:  http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/new-greenhouse-finished-just-in-time-7763004?pid=1290183627


cheers!

Subject: Does anybody use a hoop house? Replies: 33
Posted By: snaglpus Views: 3,525
 
Well hello Jodi!  Our climate is similar.  It gets down in the teens here too in winter.  Sometimes it gets lower than that!  However, it would work great in your area.  Mine is still holding up like new.  Strong winds have put it to the test and it stands strong except for 2 huge down burst of wind that popped one panel out and snapped off the top window.  If you do get one of these I recommend sealing the panels with silicone rubber when you first install the panels.  I did afterwards and no wind damage since.

Also Jodi, these jewels heat up real fast in the sun so you're going to have to find a way to keep the heat down.  Today, I use fans and shade cloth.  If you use shade cloth, get 90% cloth....trust me the sun will still penetrate that cloth.

cheers!


Subject: BANANA FIG TOPIC Replies: 11
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I have one huge Kadota fig and. 2 Banana fig trees. Mine are not the same. My Kadota fig is a honey fig and larger. My Banana fig has a different flavor. I will be planting both in my yard next weekend. Banana Figs are smaller fruits without a honey flavor.

Subject: HELP...Fig Varieties that do not require the fig wasp Replies: 9
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There are too many to list!

Subject: Still leaves on my Fig Trees Replies: 14
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As long as we continue to have temps in the 70s and 80s, we will continue to have leaves on figs.  When the night temps drop down into the 20s which is what's coming this weekend, those leaves will wilt and your tree will not have any more leaves!

My Lynnhurst WHite and others all still have nice large green leaves.  Come Sunday afternoon, all the leaves will be gone!

Subject: Winter protection for very small in ground fig Replies: 15
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Never plant a young tree (2year or younger) in the ground in zone 7.  There isn't enough root ball mass to support the cold temps below 25 degrees.  Sorry but that rooted cutting will die.

Subject: souther brown turkey Replies: 59
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I'm digging up this post from 2 years ago.  Now 2 years later, for those who do not have this fig, you are missing a treat!  What I am talking about is Rick's comment concerning Dr. Powell at post #54 above.  This fig really and truly be named Monticello Brown Turkey.  This is just another mix-up out in the world of brown turkey figs.  This brown fig came from Italy and the flavor and taste is like Hardy Chicago. I know some of my Al and AR fig friends have this fig.  The flavor and taste is amazing.  I recommend those with this fig to name it Monticello Brown Turkey.  Then it will just like the other hot figs others are looking for!

cheers!

Subject: Best figs at your location Replies: 308
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No. I have a whole lot more. But these listed above were the best tasting this year. There were others.......I just didn't think they were all that great. Like Atreano and Papa Jon and others.

 

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