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Subject: souther brown turkey Replies: 59
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Subject: Best figs at your location Replies: 308
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Owensboro
Strawberry (so amazing)
Strawberry Verte (crazy good)
Smith
Sal's
Marseilles Black
Col de Dame Gris
Brown Turkey Not!
Brown Turkey PFTP (absolutely one of the best and is not Brown Turkey!)
Unknown Black from Spain
Hardy Chicago
Kathleen Black
Florea 
Black Maderia
Pastillere
Marva Silka
Piedmonte
LSU Tiger
Italian Honey
Texas Everbearing
Gino's
Black Jack
Spicewood
Black Italian
Excel
Kadota
Improved Celeste
Tacoma Violet
LSU Purple


Subject: OT- Using a post hole digger to plant trees Replies: 14
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A post hole digger will work fine on one or 2 trees.  If you have a bunch to plant, go get yourself a one man auger.  It comes with a wide bit.  I us it  planting 40 Pawpaw trees.  Pawpaws have a very long tap root.  I could never use a post hole digger to plant 40 trees.  I would wear by back out in an hour!  

A tiller will work better if you get a good one like Craftsman.

Subject: OT - Hachiya Persimmon picking time Replies: 15
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Hey Tony!, I love me some Hachiya persimmons!  Looks like Sas hit the jackpot!  Those look amazing!  I see some Fuyu persimmons in that bunch!  Those can be eaten when they are hard.  Their not as rich tasting as Hachiyas but they are good.  I like to eat them when they start getting soft.  Persimmons have a lot of nutritional values, folks just don't know!

Sugura is suppose to be one of the sweetest of the Fuyu nonastringent type.  I only got one huge one on my tree this year.  That will change next year though!

Here are a few others I have planted:
Tanenashi
Suruga
Saijo
Honan Red
Fuyu
Ichi Ki Kei Jiro

How bout those persimmons!!!!! 

Subject: OT - Hachiya Persimmon picking time Replies: 15
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No Alan, they are not overripe.  These are hard. They are ready to pick but not ready to eat.  Those dark side are sugar spots !  These were growing in full sun and are larger than tennis balls.  One weighs over a pound and will get heavier as it fully ripen. Hachiya is a astringent variety and you can only eat them when they get soft.  I also have some Honan Red persimmons.....ate 2 this morning.  These are all super sweet when they are fully ripe.

Subject: OT - Hachiya Persimmon picking time Replies: 15
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Oh what a feeling!  Fall is my favorite time of the year!

Hachiya Persimmons!!!!!





Subject: Tissue Culture Plants Replies: 19
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Same here Cecil!  I'm getting rid of mine this weekend!  Too many sucker and too much to tinker with!

Subject: JON. DO WE NEED TO DELETE OLD PICS .......... Replies: 24
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It's all Jon's fault!!!

Subject: JON. DO WE NEED TO DELETE OLD PICS .......... Replies: 24
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Just use photobucket and paste the link in your post.  The pics a better and larger.  Even on photobucket, the pics will expire and go a way.

Subject: Snow is coming!!! Replies: 31
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Wow.....that's too bad.

Subject: I'm still around ;-) Replies: 8
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Let me know if I can assist. I'm cutting back my collection and planting 40 pawpaws in their place. I sold 7 of some large trees last week. Got 80 more to go!

Subject: Atreano VS Conadria: Which Do You Prefer?! Replies: 6
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Conadria.

Subject: Chicago Hardy - one outstanding fig Replies: 23
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Hardy Chicago is very hard to beat.  Folks new to figs should taste 4 figs at one time, Brown Turkey, Celeste, Hardy Chicago and Black Mission or Black Italian.  If you do and depending on which Brown Turkey you try......you will give Brown Turkey to the hogs!

Hardy Chicago is so hard to beat.  But a ripe Marseilles Black is in the same category, but you have to pick it at the right time or the flavor won't be there.

Subject: ID help please - dark fig with yellow flesh Replies: 29
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Looks just like Beall to me.

Subject: Clone your cuttings & never see gnats! Replies: 405
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It keeps the bacteria away.

Subject: i'm back.. sort of.. Replies: 42
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Pete, I'm mad at you! We've had no one to post about figs at 3AM!! LOL! All jokes aside, I'm glad you're back! We missed you! Get well my friend!

Subject: Clone your cuttings & never see gnats! Replies: 405
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Teaspoon every 3 days.

Subject: Clone your cuttings & never see gnats! Replies: 405
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Subject: How long to leave Cuttings in Hydroponic Unit? Replies: 4
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Mike, check this out!   http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/clone-your-cuttings-never-see-gnats-7023364?pid=1292043972

Subject: How long to leave Cuttings in Hydroponic Unit? Replies: 4
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Twenty-one to 30 days should be fine depending on your water temperature and root growth.

Subject: Growing Lemons Indoors [ not fig related :) ] Replies: 19
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You must keep them above 40 degrees over winter and near a window.  I have 4 Meyer Lemons, 3 Vertigated Kumquats, 1 Navel Orange,  3 Limequats, 1 Owari Satsumi Tangerine and 1 Indio Mandrain Kumquat.  I have an insulated 2 car garage.  All of my citrus are on wheels.  In late Fall when temps drop down in the 40s by day, I roll all my tree in front of my garage door.  When the temps drop, I just push them 10 feet inside.  I have 2 large windows that face Southwest.

But you're going to have to put down some stuff to keep the insects at bay.  I use Eliminator Ant bait on top of the soil and I water them once a week.  Citrus blooms and ripens in December so you're going to have to pay attention to your trees.  Gnats will come and spiders too if you don't pay attention to what's going on.

Subject: Mushroom compost? Replies: 11
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I echo what Coop said. All my SIPS has 100% compost too.

Subject: Mushroom compost? Replies: 11
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For all of my container trees, I use mushroom compost. I wish I could get it free!

Subject: Seattle Fruit Show, Saturday October 8, 2016 Replies: 5
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Bob, I have the exact same problem with Lattarula in Charlotte. As soon as they turn yellow, the next morning all are gone from my trees. But the older the trees get the better the crop for me. Next weekend, I will be planting 4 Lattarulas in the ground. Maybe I will get to eat more next year.

Subject: First De La Senyora of the year Replies: 8
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Nice fig Frank. It is one of the most forgotten figs out there! My tree is loaded this year and only a handful have been ripe over the past week here in Charlotte. Now that Matthew is about to hit the Carolinas, I'm sure the others will not ripen. It's been dark and windy today and tomorrow the rains will come! Honestly, I'm glad I don't have to water my trees!!! LOL

Subject: Ebay - Black madiera Fig Trees grown from seed from Portugal Replies: 7
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IF and that a really BIG if, that seed produces a fig tree......like Jon said, it will NOT be black madeira.

Subject: eBay Scammer Alert Replies: 26
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One day....you guys will learn to ONLY buy from people you know on eBay.  smh

There are plenty of great people on this forum who sell all the time on eBay.  None here are scammers.  There is a post listing their names.  All you have to do is search for it or ask another forum member.   There are only 2 or 3 people that I know who has Ponte Tresa and Dall ' Osso fig trees.  If there is any doubt about a seller, listen to you gut and don't buy from them.

And if you try to buy cuttings from overseas, the feds will pay you a visit!  In others words, don't buy cutting or trees from overseas unless you have all of the paperwork and the space to quarantine the goods once received.  Again, the feds will pay you a visit.

Subject: Aaron4USA sultani ripening in Louisiana Replies: 21
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Malta Purple Red does not need the wasp.  It is not a Smyrna type.  It is a common fig.  However, it does take a few years before the darn tree realizes not to drop its figs.  It behaves just like Pastiliere. 

Subject: What type fig is California Dark - Encanto Farms? Replies: 4
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Ray, could it be Carolina Dark?  I've heard of that fig but again, I don't have it.  Where did you get that fig from?  I'm curious.

Subject: What type fig is California Dark - Encanto Farms? Replies: 4
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Ray, Encanto Farms owns this forum.  His name is Jon aka pitangadiego.  He is the administrator and one crazy cat!  Just send him an email.  He will respond.  I don't think many folks have that one.  I know I don't.  Good luck!

Subject: Petite Negra /Desert king Replies: 21
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27 gallon self watering pot on drip irrigation.  They get one gallon of water a day depending on the outside temperature and air quality.  Due to our heavy rain and flash flooding last week, I have turned irrigation off for 7 days now.  Current temps are 82s by day and 70s at night.  This weekend we drop 10 degrees day and night.  I may water them again tomorrow and then once every 3 days.  My PN is back up to 6 foot again.  I quit watering my in-ground trees years ago.  They've been in the ground 6+ years now and are on their way!

Subject: drip irrigation system Replies: 23
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I really don't know why folks don't search this forum before asking questions.  smh

Just search for the word irrigation" .  There is a whole lot of information out there!  Here are a few that I started, but so many others are posted their irrigation systems as well.  Again, try searching....it really does work!

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/a-sight-for-sore-eyes-6323330?highlight=irrigation&pid=1282126417

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/fig-orchard-irrigation-pics-5410087?highlight=irrigation&pid=1286924718

Subject: Turbo kloner Replies: 36
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http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/clone-your-cuttings-never-see-gnats-7023364?pid=1292043972

Subject: Turbo kloner Replies: 36
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Been there done that. To answer your question, Yes! Just search the forum. There's lots of us old guys that proved great results, like the post I created.

Subject: OT - Paw paw flowering seasons Replies: 10
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Thanks Steve! I'm loving that paper!

Subject: OT - Paw paw flowering seasons Replies: 10
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Hi Meg!  You can grow PawPaws in pots for about 2 years.  After that, you have to plant them in the ground.  They have an extremely long tap root!  When the seed first starts to germinate, the tap root is 12 inches long!  Here is a lady who started growing them here in NC about 5 years ago.: 


Steve, yes Sunflower is self fertile BUT you will get a better crop with another tree close by so it can cross pollinate.  In my opinion, if you plant an early variety next to a late variety the bloom times will be off!  You have to plant them together according to their blooming season.  That's why I started this post.  I have over 30 Paw Paws and all are going in the ground!  I'm getting rid of 125 figs just to make way for Paw paws.  Most of mine are named cultivars.  Seedling will produce Paw Paws but it's unknown what you will end up with once the tree fruits.

Subject: OT - Paw paw flowering seasons Replies: 10
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Ok thank you very much ! It helps a lot !

I thought there would be more pawpaw growers out there. Hmmmm....

Subject: OT - Paw paw flowering seasons Replies: 10
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Good day, I'm in the planning process of planting a 30+ Paw paw patch. For those who don't know, paw paws have to cross pollinate in order to get fruit. I have a spreadsheet listing all of my trees identifying which ones are early or late. I have these listed below plus other named cultivars. For my paw paw growers, do you know if if these listed below are early or late? I have to plant the early plants with the early plants.

Mango
Pa Golden
Shenandoah
Taylor
Rappahannock
Overlease
Sweet Alice

Thanks!

Subject: Found rare black fig Replies: 58
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Well I know it's not GN. And that's ok. I have one of those trees any way. But it does favor that fig that Jason found years ago which isn't Black Ischia.

Subject: Found rare black fig Replies: 58
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Hi guys,
I just finished looking through all my photos. I found those of my Negretta. Although the leaves do favor this fig they are not the same. My old Negretta was the same one that Martin had. The inside pulp was light yellow and no where close to this fig. So, this fig is not Negretta. Will post pics next year of tree in the ground. So, the jury isn't out yet on this fig.

Subject: Unknown Carolina Red Replies: 17
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The mother tree is the smaller tree on right. Tree has 5 and 3 lobes. But it's not Celeste for sure.

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Subject: Celeste vs. Improved Celeste Replies: 22
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Like VS says, Celeste CAN drop its figs if the tree is stressed by lack of water or some other means. Improved Celeste is soooo much better than Celeste in many ways. Just get Improved Celeste and you will be happy. Don't worry about who created it or where it came from. You're gonna get a lot of comments here and everyone has their own opinion. Get Improved Celeste and you will be busting with joy!

Subject: Is Anyone Growing Beall? Replies: 7
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Excellent tasting black fig.

Subject: What would you do? Replies: 10
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remove it

Subject: ebay seller any info Replies: 13
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Yeap!  Ryan is a good guy!  Recommended!  Good thing to check here first.

Subject: Where to get fig trees in North Carolina? Replies: 4
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Look for these and you will be fine:

Improved Celeste
Celeste
Brown Turkey (but not the Monrovia strain)
Marseilles Black
Antonio Black
Petite Negra
Ronde de Bordeaux
Texas Everbearing
Black Jack
Hardy Chiacgo
Owensboro
Saice
Don Fortiss
Black Greek
Brown Greek
Green Greek
Sal's
Sal's Corleone
Marin's Unknown
King Aruthur
LSU Black
LSU Gold
LSU Purple
And many more........

Subject: Words From Our Fig Growing Community: Video of the 2016 Staten Island Fig Festival Replies: 9
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It's good to see fig folks coming together!

Notice, most folks love the taste of Smith! Smith is my work horse fig. I call it my ugly black Maderia ! And Texas Ba1 is not far behind!

Antonio Black is another great tasting fig I like.

Subject: Unknown Carolina Red Replies: 17
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Subject: Unknown Carolina Red Replies: 17
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I'm back! Been traveling quite a bit. Left the figs alone over the past weeks. The birds have been enjoying them all. I did pick a few Hardy Chicago, Pananas Purple, Don Fortis, Owensboro, Black Ischia, Black Jack, CdDG, Beall, White Italian, Sal's Corleone, Improved Celeste, Black Greek, Tx Evb, Negronne and others. But there was one fig that stood out from them all---and I only got one fig from the airlayer. It was from my Unknown Red fig. This fig was very rich tasting with honey oozing from the eye. They was a large gob of honey in the center. This fig was very sweet.

I got this fig from a lady in Concord. It's from the same lady that sold me the black fig. I posted pics from her tree. Today I have 2 trees and boy am I lucky. I wish I knew what this fig is. I know it's not brown turkey or Celeste. It's almost seedless!

Maybe Herman2 or Dr Leon knows what this fig is?

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Subject: Black Madeira - availability in UK? Replies: 3
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Send Liza a PM.  She's a member here.  Just search for her name them send her a PM.  I know she has that tree plus many others!

 

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