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Subject: Maltese Falcon Replies: 6
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Ciao Gorgi,

How would you rate the Malta Purple-Red for flavor?  How does it do in very hot, humid/rainy climates like South Louisiana?  What kind of eye does it have?

Thank you so much,

noss

Subject: Violette de Bordeaux A+++++++++ Replies: 32
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Hi Maggie,

How does it taste unbelievable fantastic taste?  Can you compare it to a Celeste and say how it might be better.  Does it taste like a fig, or a some other fruit?

Thanks,

noss

Subject: Confirming ID for Yellow Unknown Replies: 19
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Thanks, JD & Martin.  :)

noss

Subject: Confirming ID for Yellow Unknown Replies: 19
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That's interesting, Herman.  Thanks for that info.  I've read that disease is spread by bugs getting into the open eyes of the figs causing spoilage, so it makes sense if the figs with the tight eyes would be chosen.

How is one to know what the figs with just the numbers are, what they look like?

noss


Subject: My tree finally produced a Ripe fruit Replies: 4
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Lou!  It was a cute story, not boring and I'm so glad your blood sugar wasn't that high and you could enjoy the fig.  :)  I looks delicious.

noss



Subject: What could this be? Replies: 2
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It does look like a Celeste, the shape, but it's very red inside.  Looks delicious.  The leaves don't really look like a Celeste to me, either.  Does it drop its fruit in the heat?  Does it have FMV?

LOL!  Jon!  ;)

noss

Subject: LSU Purple Power! Replies: 54
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I ate another LSU Purple fig today, from my young tree.  I don't know exactly how old it is, but it can't be two years old yet and I got it this summer.  The first few figs were horrible, but this last one actually had a little flavor.

I don't know if I will like it, though, because I couldn't taste a real fig taste.  Time will tell.

Somehow I can't picture an LSU Purple tree with FMV, but I suppose all figs can get it.  They are strong trees.

They laugh at the heat, so maybe they're not as good in cold climates?

noss

Subject: Thanks Hermine Replies: 3
Posted By: noss Views: 648
 
Hi James--Is there any way you could put drop cloths over the trees?  You know-- like bird netting?  Maybe that's a stupid thing to ask, but I just thought I'd ask...  They do have lighter plastic drop cloths.  You could poke a few small holes in them to let heat out, but if it's raining, maybe it will be cooler.

Is it from the tropical storm?  I didn't even know there was anything out there until late this afternoon.  Prayers are with everyone.

noss :)

Subject: Confirming ID for Yellow Unknown Replies: 19
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Herman,

Where does it say on the UC Davis site about the eyes of the figs?

Thanks,

noss

Subject: Tastes Like Italian Honey is it Replies: 14
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Mario,

The green fig on the leaf on that plate is a very artistic-looking photo!

noss

Subject: Raspberry Latte Replies: 9
Posted By: noss Views: 1,575
 
Hi Susan,

What rooting method did you use and congratulations on your success.

noss

Subject: El Sals - 4 Ottawan Replies: 4
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Martin,

Do the figs you like best taste like berries and other fruit more than they taste like figs?

I'm trying to figure out if I'll even like other figs besides the Celestes and BTs.  :)  Won't that be something if I raise some other color/variety figs only to find I don't like them!  If that happens, I'll have some trees for adoption.  LOL!

Man!  I wish we could have gotten to go to Eddie's fruit orchard and taste all those fig varieties he has growing.

Does anyone know how he did with his surgery?  I hope he's doing well.

noss

Subject: Best fig crop yet! Replies: 14
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fortis,

What kind of figs are those in your picture?

noss

Subject: stuck on slow mo Replies: 3
Posted By: noss Views: 568
 
Hi,

I'm wondering if I hit upon something when I pinched out the growing tips of my Smith tree baby, to keep it from growing so tall that it might interfere with local air traffic, and it then put out two more at that same point!  It just wouldn't quit and I'm still pinching out tips.  This baby way outgrew its rootball and was in a small pot and I was concerned that it might die if it kept up the rapid growth.

I have an LSU Purple that had sat there, putting on many figs that were growing and ripening, but no tip growth and the same for the Hunt fig I had gotten before I got the LSU P. 

I pinched out all the green-but-not-growing tips on both little trees and it wasn't long before they both put out tips that have been growing!  I wish I'd known to try that earlier in the season, but now I know.

I don't know if this would jolt other trees into action, but it did mine.

noss

Subject: Black Madeira loves heat! Replies: 11
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Hi Dennis,

Are you anywhere near the hurricane, or are you inland?  Just thinking of you and others up the East Coast.  Prayers are with you all.  I have family In Virginia and some are in Newport News and Hampton, near Hampton Roads.

God bless,

noss

Subject: bird netting enclosure Replies: 45
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Gene,

Do you find the braided line is mor UV resistant than the  regular line.  I cannot, for the life of me think of what it's called...  Oh monofilament?

I'm glad to hear how long your braided line has lasted for you.  We just started using it when the watergrass was cutting the monofilament lines we had.


noss


Subject: What's the problem? Replies: 17
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Thanks, Ken,

noss

Subject: bird netting enclosure Replies: 45
Posted By: noss Views: 4,745
 
Ken,

What about fishing line?  I've had windchimes that are rigged with fishing line that seem to still be going strong.

noss

Subject: Unknown cuttings: "Hobart", "Schuyler", "Voiture #217" Replies: 97
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Thanks Jason, much appreciated.  :)

noss

Subject: What's the problem? Replies: 17
Posted By: noss Views: 1,298
 
Question,

If I get cuttings from UC Davis, will they all be infected with FMV?  Will they, then infect all my other fig plants?  Is it worth the risk to get cuttings from UCD?

Thanks,

noss

Subject: Unknown cuttings: "Hobart", "Schuyler", "Voiture #217" Replies: 97
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Hi JD,

What is your version of Al's gritty mix?  Would you please tell us the formula?  Or email it to me?

Thanks,

noss

Subject: Martin's Unknown Replies: 15
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What is Martin's unknown?  Is the Martin, "our" Martin, or another Martin?  Just wonderin'.  :)

Thanks,

noss


Subject: Thanks For Helping Replies: 11
Posted By: noss Views: 959
 
That's sad.

noss

Subject: mystery figs?? Replies: 11
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Hi Martin,

I was looking through some older posts and saw what you said about the LSU Tiger.  It's called Tiger precisely because of what you said--The LSU football team are the LSU Tigers.  :)  You got it right.  Their school colors are Purple and Gold, just like the figs--LSU Purple and LSU Gold.  I think that's neat.  We do call them LSU Purple, LSU Gold and LSU Tiger.

noss

Subject: Thanks For Helping Replies: 11
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OK,

I'm dense, but the link took me to a question of what one certain fig of three figs is the best.  Is that the right thread?

If so, figs4bob called lreiley a guy and she's a gal.  He called her difficult and a pain in the @$$!  And I can't see anything she did that warrants her being called by either name like that.

Yeesh already!

Ottowan, are you saying that figs4bob is a sham and is really someone else who has been here a long time?

Methinks I smell a spammer.

noss


Subject: Mystery Fig Redux Replies: 9
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I didn't see any pics of blue figs, or purple ones.....

noss

Subject: Air Layering Marathon - pictures Replies: 26
Posted By: noss Views: 4,066
 
Hi James,

Thanks so much for the information on air layering a larger limb.  Much appreciated.  I've got this thread in my favorites, for reference.

Many years ago, before we even had a computer, never mind being online, I was looking at my fig tree I had at that time.  I knew fig trees would grow roots from the trunk if the soil was built up around the trunk--also, a branch would root if it drooped low enough and touched the soil--and was wondering if I got some plastic wrap and put some soil into it and wrapped it around a branch, why wouldn't it take root?  I never did try it, but kept it in mind and was so tickled to read about air layering on this site and GW, as well.

Thanks again,

noss



Subject: Air Layering Marathon - pictures Replies: 26
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Hi Dennis,

Thanks for the instructions of how you scrape the bark on the fig branch to air layer.  I have mostly seen air layering instructions that say to cut a girdle strip around the branch.

I'm wanting to try air-layering some thicker branches--A mega-air-layer!  Just for fun to see if it works.  Don't know why it wouldn't if my trees' trunks put out roots if the mulch is right up around them.

I will girdle a limb and scrape a limb and see what happens.  Please wish me luck?

Thanks,

noss

Subject: Air Layering Marathon - pictures Replies: 26
Posted By: noss Views: 4,066
 
Hi Dennis,

Are those roots sticking up out of the bottles, or is that that moss you mentioned?

When you scrape away some of the bark, in what size of an area do you do this?  For the whole part that will be inside the bottle?

Thanks,

noss

Subject: On the road to fig heaven… Replies: 5
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It's amazing how many fig trees just sprout out of a rock wall, or bunch of rocks!

noss

Subject: do you eat the skin of your figs? Replies: 9
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I eat the Celeste skins. 

If the skin of a certain fig was not good to eat, I would just break open the fig and eat the flesh off the inside of the skin.

noss

Subject: Julian Merrow-Smith's paintings of figs Replies: 10
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Hi Sue,

You're definitely right about that.  When I eat a fig, I hold it by the stem, which puts the fig upside down, but when I see a fig hanging on the tree and it's ripe and ready to eat, it's hanging with the eye facing downward and if it's going to hang on the Christmas tree, I'd like it to hang the other way.  :)

However---you don't usually see just half a fig hanging on the tree---On second thought, after the birds get ahold of them, there's often even less left hanging on the tree, so I still gotta get me summa those ornaments.....

nhardy, thanks for posting the site for the ornament!  :)))))))))))))


noss


Subject: Julian Merrow-Smith's paintings of figs Replies: 10
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It IS upside down!  How could they do that to us!!!!!  :(  That is a cute idea, but it would bother me.  Probably wouldn't bother other people.

noss

Subject: Fig tree from the jersey shore Replies: 13
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That tree is gorgeous!  Is it near Manchester?  Mike's mom lives there in the shore area.  How did it taste?

noss

Subject: Griese Olivette Replies: 5
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What does, Grise, mean, anyway?  It sounds French.

LOL!  Martin.  You're having a time with spelling that name.  That happens to me from time to time, too.  I've never learned how to spell, beignet, which is a fried treat down here--so good, but it's a good thing I don't have to spell it correctly before I can eat one!  ;)

noss

Well, waddya know?  I actually did spell it correctly, but that was a fluke, is all because I've always gotten it wrong before!  I went to check the spelling after I posted this and couldn't even find it in the dictionary.  I guess they can't spell it either!  LOL!

Subject: Calvert Replies: 21
Posted By: noss Views: 3,228
 
Hi,

By acid, do you mean that resin taste that people mention, or acid like a tart berry?

Thanks,

noss

Subject: Unknown Fig ID Help Replies: 10
Posted By: noss Views: 757
 
I hope your baby will grow to produce like the one your dad bought from that man.  That tree is an amazing producer.  And tough as well, if it was dug up in April and still put on all those figs.

Please do be sure to let us know how the main crop tastes.  If the brebas have open eyes, does that mean the main crop will, aslo?

Thanks,

noss

Subject: Off Replies: 13
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That's great it lived and came back so well.  I guess the dog thought it needed to be "topped".  What a strong little tree and it looks so healthy now.

noss

Subject: Fig Naming and Identification - Confusion, Frustration and Solutions Replies: 39
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Martin,

I'm wondering...  If I want to take cuttings, or air layer from a particular fig tree, would it make a difference if I did so from branches that grew in a more robust, healthy-looking way?  I'm about to air layer such a branch that was more loaded with figs and dropped fewer of them, just for fun to see if it would behave differently from the parent tree, but maybe it wouldn't make any difference.  That trunk of the bush may just have a better root system, or something.

noss

Subject: Unknown Fig ID Help Replies: 10
Posted By: noss Views: 757
 
My word!  The figs look like Brussels sprouts, they're so numerous on the branches.  The mother tree is beautiful.

noss

Subject: Conadria Replies: 8
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Thanks, Gene.  It looked like dead grass at first, but then I wondered if it was a roll of that artificial stuff that I've seen at HD & Lowe's.  LOL!  I didn't want to ask, "What is that stuff that looks like dead grass?"

Yes, since the fig takes up most of your whole hand, I guess it is a huge fig!

Vivian

Subject: Toothpick Method for Propagation Replies: 8
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Aha, it sounded different to me than what you have posted.  Thanks so much, Suzi.

Vivian


Subject: Toothpick Method for Propagation Replies: 8
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Hi Suzi,

I've been trying to find out how wounding with a toothpick is done.  It's not the same as girdling a branch.  Can anyone tell me how that wounding is done?

Thanks,

Vivian

Subject: Conadria Replies: 8
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Gene,

That's a good sized fig.

What is it you have on the ground around your fig trees?

Vivian

Subject: fig rust Replies: 7
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Hi Stephen,

I looked at your link, but didn't see where it said to use the horsetail tea for antifungals.  How did you make your fermented tea that you used to combat the rust on your figs?

Thanks,

Vivian

Subject: Trying Drying Figs??? Replies: 8
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Has anyone tried drying figs in an electric oven with just the light on?  My oven light will heat up the oven, but not very hot, like it would cook anything.

Vivian

Subject: Question for container grower Replies: 7
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If you can find UV resistant white plastic, it wouldn't soak up the heat like the black will.  I would use white down here for hot weather and black for cooler weather.

noss

Subject: Russian fig researcher Replies: 16
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That snow covered tree has a lovely shape to it.

noss

Subject: my sickly black madiera Replies: 42
Posted By: noss Views: 1,937
 
Aha, thanks for the clarification.  I read the other thread and those are great photos.

Thanks JD,

noss

Subject: Hybrid Torch (no figs, but still beautiful) Replies: 9
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Oy vey!  I'm sorry Ken, I meant to put Tim's name in my second paragraph.  I was wondering if Tim lives farther south than I do (I think he does ) and if it is more wet/humid there than it is here.  :/

Vivian

 

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