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Subject: 2016 Backyard Fruit Tree Project - Episode #1 Illinois Everbearing Mulberry Replies: 16
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Thanks Gardener!

Subject: 2016 Backyard Fruit Tree Project - Episode #1 Illinois Everbearing Mulberry Replies: 16
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Don I agree. I originally thought that the mulberry tree would be good for distracting the birds from the figs. But now my family and I look forward to the mulberries every spring for us to eat!

Subject: 2016 Backyard Fruit Tree Project - Episode #1 Illinois Everbearing Mulberry Replies: 16
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Originally Posted by Smyfigs
Joe, nice vid! Thanks for inviting us into your lush backyard! And, those mulberries look yummy!


Thanks Smyfigs!

Subject: 2016 Backyard Fruit Tree Project - Episode #1 Illinois Everbearing Mulberry Replies: 16
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Originally Posted by Sas
Joe I like your video. As a kid I used to enjoy a cold drink made from mulberry syrup to which you just add water and ice. It tasted great. I recently saw a recipe that you might wish to try. I never tried it. You put two kilos of mulberry in a pot. Do not add any water. Make sure that there is no stems. Add half the amount of mulberry in sugar. 2 kilos mulberry 1 kilo sugar Mix the sugar and mulberry in pot, Put on medium fire for about twenty minutes until boiling. Then reduce heat and let simmer for another 10 to 20 minutes to reduce the water content. Using a cloth squeeze the juice out and put the syrup in jars and seal. Discard the pulp. When ready for a cold drink, put syrup in glass about 1/3 glass add 2/3 water and some ice. Mix with a spoon and drink. The syrup could be used as molasses also. See possible use of molasses half way down the page: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molasses


That's good to know.  Usually I just eat the fruit without cooking or preserving it.  Maybe one day I'll try this.


Subject: 2016 Backyard Fruit Tree Project - Episode #1 Illinois Everbearing Mulberry Replies: 16
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Originally Posted by pitangadiego
The staining looks familiar. When grown near Sacramento they are jet black on the outside.


Hey Jon! How are your trees doing? Im trying to get that mulberry tree and all my trees to grow taller so they give more shade. So far its been a good spring in AZ.

Subject: 2016 Backyard Fruit Tree Project - Episode #1 Illinois Everbearing Mulberry Replies: 16
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Originally Posted by elin
Nice Mullberry tree Joe.
Looking forward to your videos.




Thanks Eli.

Subject: 2016 Backyard Fruit Tree Project - Episode #1 Illinois Everbearing Mulberry Replies: 16
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Originally Posted by kkk2210
Very nice joe, love all your videos .


Thanks Vinny.


Subject: 2016 Backyard Fruit Tree Project - Episode #1 Illinois Everbearing Mulberry Replies: 16
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Originally Posted by bigbadbill
Great video, Joe (aka Randall from Clerks). I always enjoy your videos and look forward to seeing more of your upcoming videos in the future! Also looking forward to seeing how Joe's jersey fig tree looks this year.


Thanks Bill. The Joe's Jersey tree is doing good. I have several duplicates of that tree and some of them are starting to get big too. That video is coming later this year.

Subject: 2016 Backyard Fruit Tree Project - Episode #1 Illinois Everbearing Mulberry Replies: 16
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I'm going to be posting videos on my youtube page to describe how different fruit trees perform in my yard in 2016.  Most of the videos will be on fig trees.  This is the first one in the series in case any of you are interested.



Subject: Dark vs. Light Replies: 19
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I used to be a big proponent of the "dark figs are better" theory. But these days I have come to appreciate green figs as well. Its good to have several types of dark and green figs in my opinion. They're both good, just different.

Subject: OT - Very painful injury Replies: 77
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Sorry to hear about your injury Dennis. Wishing you a quick and full recovery.

Subject: Looking for central arizona Replies: 7
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Hi there Chill. I live in the Phoenix area so my climate is different from yours.

Prescott gets pretty cold in the winter. You can probably still grow figs in the ground up there but they may require winter protection, especially when they are young. I would focus on cold hardy varieties. I would also try to force early dormancy by restricting water in the fall.

Hopefully other growers who live closer to you will chime in. Best luck with growing some nice trees!

Subject: Shipping Cuttings Replies: 17
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I think the paper towel helps.  The little bit of moisture prevents the cutting from drying out and it encourages rooting.  But everyone has their own method that works for them.

Subject: Shipping Cuttings Replies: 17
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I use a gallon freezer bag to hold multiple cuttings. The bottom of each cutting gets wrapped with a half piece of paper towel. The paper towel is wet and then wrung dry beforehand. As long as the closed bag stays in fridge or someplace cool the cuttings stay good for a long time and ship well. If you see condensation it means you used too much water. Paper towel needs to be fully wrung out.

Subject: CDDG winter crop in Phoenix Replies: 28
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Congrats PanamaJack!  It looks like a very nice fig.

Subject: Crop Security Replies: 43
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Most people are scared of dogs.

Subject: Fig in Phoenix?? Replies: 28
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Black Madeira is in the ground just like my other figs.  It survives our winter weather just fine without any damage.

Subject: Hardy Chicago main Replies: 10
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Very nice.

Subject: Negronne ripe 2015 Replies: 9
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Looks delicious.

Subject: More heirlooms Replies: 21
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So many great figs Eli!

Which one is your favorite?

Subject: More heirlooms Replies: 21
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Great photos and descriptions Eli.  Thanks so much for posting!

Subject: Tonight's Plate Replies: 21
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Nice looking figs Danny.  Nice harvest!

Subject: What do you think the odds of this surviving are? Replies: 9
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That little tree is trying to ripen a lot of fruit.

Subject: Pictures - Evening Harvest Replies: 17
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Very nice Paully.  What a harvest!

Subject: "Lebanese Black/Purple" Main Crop Replies: 9
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That fruit looks delicious Nick!

Subject: Air layer removed after just 24 days! Replies: 38
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Frank that is a lot of root growth fast!  Well done!

Subject: Mount Etna Figs Explained Video Replies: 25
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Jerry I'm pretty sure that a list has been compiled on the forum before.  If you search the old posts you should be able to find it.

Chuck those are organza bags.  You can get them at craft stores or order them online.

Subject: Mount Etna Figs Explained Video Replies: 25
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Thanks!

Subject: Mount Etna Figs Explained Video Replies: 25
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Thanks Danny!

Subject: Fig Ripeness Explained Video Replies: 2
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Thanks Bill!

Subject: Mount Etna Figs Explained Video Replies: 25
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Thanks Bill.  It's been years since I saw that movie.  I'll have to check it out again.

Subject: Mount Etna Figs Explained Video Replies: 25
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Jerry I usually use the 4 inch X 5 inch bags.

Subject: Mount Etna Figs Explained Video Replies: 25
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Thanks!

Subject: Violette De Bordeaux Fig Video 2015 Replies: 8
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Thanks Bada.  I have a small Panachee tree that will get planted in the fall.  Another forum member who lives a few miles from me has a large healthy Panachee tree so I have hope that it will do well for me too.

Hopefully those monsoon rains will start soon!

Subject: Joe's Jersey Fig Video 2015 Replies: 4
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Thanks Jack!

Subject: Joe's Jersey Fig Video 2015 Replies: 4
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Thanks John!

Subject: Mount Etna Figs Explained Video Replies: 25
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Thanks for the comments.

Like Ed explained the seed grown trees from Hardy Chicago would not be Hardy Chicago.  However in the area around Mt. Etna the wild figs are supposed to be closely related so seed grown trees are very similar to their parents.

Subject: Violette De Bordeaux Fig Video 2015 Replies: 8
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Thanks for the comments everyone.

Jerry those are organza bags.  You can find them at craft stores or order them online at amazon.

Subject: Mount Etna Figs Explained Video Replies: 25
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I also have a fig called Owensboro Unknown with leaves and growth habit just like a Mount Etna fig.  But it hasn't produced fruit yet so I am waiting still before classifying it as a Mount Etna type.


Subject: Fig Ripeness Explained Video Replies: 2
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Subject: Joe's Jersey Fig Video 2015 Replies: 4
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Subject: Violette De Bordeaux Fig Video 2015 Replies: 8
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Subject: Gashing to ripen Replies: 3
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I never tried gashing figs before.  However I have noticed that figs that get pecked at by the birds seem to ripen faster.

Subject: Georgia White Hybrid Fig Video Plus A Few Other Varieties Replies: 4
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Thanks! Nothing like fully ripened figs!

Subject: Georgia White Hybrid Fig Video Plus A Few Other Varieties Replies: 4
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Subject: Video I made about 'pinching' Replies: 25
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Great video Frank!  Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Subject: Georgia White Hybrid Replies: 9
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Those brebas look delicious Ken.  My Georgia White Hybrid did not have any brebas this year, but it has main crop figs growing on it and I am looking forward to tasting them this year!

Subject: OT Avocados for desert Replies: 28
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Very impressive Ken.  That Wilma avocado looks great!  Have you tasted the fruit yet?


Subject: Peter's Honey and Black Jack Pics Replies: 24
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Looks good Dennis!

Subject: Hard to beat conadria Replies: 10
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Nice looking fig Figfinatic!  I tasted Conadria figs for the first time last year and I agree that they are very good!

 

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