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Subject: Sal Corleone 1st Ripe pic Replies: 7
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,727
 
Hi Herman

You wrote!

If I was you I would remove all young fruits and leave less than 2 dozen,for this year
 
I was wondering if you would elaborate on the comment you made about removing all of the young fruit and leaves less than 2 dozen
I have started to remove any figlet that show up that I don't think Will ripen this year
How much of the leaves do you remove?
Do you have an example that you can show us?

Thank you

Subject: Lets Try to Identify this fig Replies: 1
Posted By: marjo Views: 545
 
This is a breba from an Unknown
I know it originated from somewhere in Italy
The original owners name is Spomantti
so I have it as Spomantti White
I also have another tree from the same person that is red or black not yet sure  
This is what it looks like  

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Subject: Just had to share Replies: 13
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,097
 
We have had rain in the last 3 nights
They are bigger now them they where 3 days ago
its goto be the rain causing them to grow
I have never seen figs this big
Hope they taste good

Have a look at this

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Subject: Just had to share Replies: 13
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,097
 
Thanks Guys

I didn't do anything special that I'm aware of
I up poted in February and trimed the roots a little and added more soil
the medium I added is 1 part pro-mix 1 part pine bark (small) 1 part rabbit compost and 1 part perlite all in equal parts and I fertilize with Miracle Grow 12-4-8 every 14 days

not much more but I noticed that it grows more after a good Rain fall there must be something in the rain that makes plants grow better

Akram the cuttings you have are from this tree
BTW this tree is 5 years old this year


Subject: Just had to share Replies: 13
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,097
 
I didn't get many Brebas
but these two make up for all the ones that didn't make it
its from my Excell tree

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Subject: Tree Stoped Growing Replies: 4
Posted By: marjo Views: 655
 

Jon
I didn't prune when I got them they had already started to bud and I was afraid it would of hurt the trees
Martin
I did top coat the pots with new mix I will be asking for your advice later on when the time comes to prune these trees if yo don't mine
Nelson
these tress never got cold I had then in the greenhouse when we had those cold frosty nights
I think they have never been root pruned and they are root bound when they go into dormancy I Will be removing the old soil and replacing it with new after i cut back some of the roots

Thanks all of you for the advice


Subject: Tree Stoped Growing Replies: 4
Posted By: marjo Views: 655
 

These two trees brock bud in early April and seemed to be doing fine
but for the last three weeks nothing as happened
they just stoped at three leaves
most of my others are growing well but these two just stoped
I think that they may be root bound would that cause them to slow or stop
growing
I got these trees at the end of March this year It looks like they have been in the same pot for a long time
if that's the case what would be the best thing to do to get them going again
or wait till the fall to trim roots

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Subject: Pinching Why? Replies: 22
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,998
 
Thank you all

Thanks Nelson on Herman's gardenweb posts
thanks Herman for sharing your experience on this topic
it does make sense
I will pinch them back I will leave some alone just to see what happens
as Akram suggested
in our zone 5 we have to baby these little guys

Thanks again much appreciated 

Subject: Pinching Why? Replies: 22
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,998
 

I was told that I should pinch the terminal buds at 4 to 6 leaves
I'm at that stage now But I'm vary hesitant in doing it
I have waited all this time to see it grow now I'm to hold it back
I just don't see much benefit in doing it if the trees are fed than
Why would you do it ?
How much faster will it make fruit ripen ?
Forcing it to branch will it produce more fruit next year ?  

Encouragement is required please

Thank you

Subject: Long Stems Replies: 6
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,110
 
 Thanks Akram
I have babied these little guys all winter
haven't added the hydro bill yet to see how much it cost to keep them from freezing

Your right Martin
It is in a greenhouse but they are not brebas its the main crop I (think)
its all in new growth not in in last years wood

I have this tree for three years now this is the first year it's showing
fruit i was going to put it out if it didn't show any fruit this year
it may have read my mind and its putting out figs
the stems just seen to grow longer each day in proportion to the fig 


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Subject: Long Stems Replies: 6
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,110
 

Which Variates have this trait of long stems on figs
these little figs have the longest stems i have ever seen
they are close to an inch long  

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Subject: Aero Cloner Set Up Today Replies: 9
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,503
 

I build one of these things last winter but never put it to use
I can't find those foam circles plugs that you have on yours
But I've heard that they don't work vary well for figs 
it will be interesting to see how its going to work for you 

Good Luck

Subject: Fig Mosaic Virus Replies: 3
Posted By: marjo Views: 2,978
 

Thanks Martin

I have these plants inground in pots the greenhouse and the soil is not that warm yet 
I have heard that you shouldn't fertilize to much if the soil is not above 65F it will do more harm than good I have given it some in half diluted once a week
but have not noticed any change in the growing pattern
I will just keep hoping that they make it through and produce fruit

Thanks again Martin for the information  




Subject: Blk. Marsielles VS Replies: 2
Posted By: marjo Views: 681
 

This little cutting is in a hurry to show its potential
its starting to shoot out little figlets

Take a look

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Subject: brebas Replies: 10
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,087
 
Had a few but most of them dropped
this is the two that are left on the excell

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Subject: Fig Mosaic Virus Replies: 3
Posted By: marjo Views: 2,978
 
I have a couple of trees that developed this disfiguration of the leaves and its terminal buds growing to the side
I think it may be this FMV or Stress
its just horrible whats happening to these trees
I have read all I can find but I'm still not sure of what to do
last year they where cuttings and looked great
but this year they started off with a lot of Brebas but the leaves are growing all deformed and most of the figs have fallen off
is there anything that can be done to help out these little trees and is this contagious to other fig trees or plants 

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Subject: Columb Scurrell Replies: 0
Posted By: marjo Views: 576
 
Have any of you have or heard of this variety
I was given a small fig plant and when I asked what type it was this is the name i was told it was "Columb Scurrell"
it came from Sicily His brother inlaw brought over some cuttings he said
couldn't get much more out of him 
  

Subject: Congratulation to Nelson Esteves on the birth of his first child Replies: 44
Posted By: marjo Views: 2,267
 
Congratulations Dad
God as blessed you and our wife with a healthy baby
there is nothing more gratifying than a beautiful baby
Best of wealth to all of you

Welcome to the world Jasmine

Subject: Breba pics Replies: 20
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,758
 

This is what my brebas look like today

The first picture
the bigger figs on the 5 year old Excell
The next two pictures
are almost one year old
Paradiso they where just cuttings last year now look at them
The last picture is
two year old Italian Honey

Enjoy


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Subject: Leaves curling up Replies: 2
Posted By: marjo Views: 636
 
 Can someone tell me if its normal for the leaves on new cuttings to
curl up like this one on the picture
it started yesterday
its next to a south facing window but its not from to much light its been cloudy the last couple of days here
could it be the lack of light?

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Subject: How much light to give , how soon Replies: 11
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,030
 

Hi Kerry
This is What I do when I have roots showing I start to introduce then to less humidity and more light as long as you don't leave them in direct sunlight all day they adapt vary quickly to light
here are some pictures of what I have done and they are doing vary well

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Subject: Madeira Replies: 11
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,969
 

Wow.

Nelson I' glad all your relatives are OK

I Pray for all the people in Madeira

Hope the rain subsides for the massive cleanup those folks have ahead of them

Subject: Planning a fig growers meeting Replies: 51
Posted By: marjo Views: 2,427
 
I would like that alot

I just need to find another nut to go along
Its about 6 hours for me But I think it would be a fantastic
opportunity to learn and meet other fignuts




Subject: Leafs and no Roots Replies: 13
Posted By: marjo Views: 862
 
No Tip hey Martin

I wouldn't make it as a barber is that what your saying

Like Jason said it best to let nature takes its course but humans never learned to do that

Its human nature to medal with everything and sometimes its for that best

I guess in my case I got a little over zealous

I will post pictures when new leafs show again

Thanks Guys 

Subject: Leafs and no Roots Replies: 13
Posted By: marjo Views: 862
 
It Brook my heart to cut the leafs but at that minute I was sure I was doing the right thing

It was after I got to work that I started to daught what I add done

Live and learn I just have to work a little harder on my patience

This is what they look like now I will keep a picture record if they make it

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Subject: Leafs and no Roots Replies: 13
Posted By: marjo Views: 862
 
Thanks Guy's and Gal's

This Morning before I left the house for work I went and cut the bigger
leafs out, it started to drip the milky sap out I guess I'm just a little to impatience

I just didn't want to see them run out of energy before roots showed

My logic is tat less leafs more power for the roots

Will just have to see How much damage I did in the next few days

Thanks everyone for the input



Subject: Leafs and no Roots Replies: 13
Posted By: marjo Views: 862
 
I have five cuttings that are with leaves but no roots yet
What can I do?
Do I remove the leafs as they show up or just leave things as they are

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Subject: Canadian UPM Replies: 15
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,228
 
Thanks you Ottawan,Dieseler and Satellitehead for the advice

I may just get a small bag of each to experiment
also going to mix my own as per Paully22's receipe
just don't know the quantities of each and what type of bark he uses, Pine bark I'll assume I'll start with 1 part of each for now

Akram the cuttings you send me are just starting to show initials
and in a few days I wanted to have them in cups
I will take some pictures to show the progress 
I just wanted the best medium that I can buy
I want these babies to get the best start possible


Subject: Canadian UPM Replies: 15
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,228
 
Ferti-Lome
Ultimate potting mix
Contains: Sphagnum Peat Moss, perlite, wetting agent and slow release humic acids.
Pro-Mix
as far as the ingredients go there is no difference

I may just go with miracle grow seedling mix they claim its good for cuttings
its the only one that I found that say's anything about cuttings

I have chicken,rabbit goat manures that's at least 5 years old now I'm just going to mix my own

The problem I have is that it contains a lot of weed seeds
how would I get rid of the weeds from this soil ?


Subject: Canadian UPM Replies: 15
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,228
 


The craze now for cuttings seems to be UPM (Ultimate Potting Mix)

Well I found some its called Pro-Mix and Its right here in Ancaster
this is what the small bag looks like 

Is this the same  medium as what everybody is talking about ?

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Subject: New member, question please about freezing temps/cuttings Replies: 5
Posted By: marjo Views: 683
 

Welcome GooDaughther

I can't help you cause I'm also new to this
some folks here may have some opinions on your situation

Figs are vary resilient and they should be OK if they haven't completely froze
and if they don't have roots yet
I would wait and see if any come up you will know soon enough when they start to wilt

What variety is Mother tree?
Do you have any pictures?

Good Luck

Subject: Rooting Via Baggie Method With Sphagnum Moss Replies: 45
Posted By: marjo Views: 5,085
 
Thanks Nelson

I just got a call from My wife she told me that next block from where I'm working the greenhouse nursery as some
Shes been looking as well
All this time and a tank of gas and I could of walked over


Subject: Rooting Via Baggie Method With Sphagnum Moss Replies: 45
Posted By: marjo Views: 5,085
 

Hey Nelson

You posted that you picked up your moss at Canadian Tire
I have looked almost everywhere for it around here can't find it
where is this store located at?


Subject: Fig Supply Sourse In Ontario Replies: 20
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,379
 
Hi Nelson

I'm going to plead ignorant but what is NC-1 ?

I'm trying to plan a trip back to the Islands in the near future
wen I do I'm going to bring back all the cuttings I can sneak through
I understand you have some figs from the Azores How are they doing?

Subject: Fig Supply Sourse In Ontario Replies: 20
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,379
 
I remember eating them as a boy
They are native in the Azores and My Grandfather had some trees of a similar fruit they where called Coracao Negro and they looked a little different but these Pawpaws suppose to taste the same
we will see some day

I guess its all about the food hey!!!!!!

Subject: Fig Supply Sourse In Ontario Replies: 20
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,379
 
Interesting
Akram I to ordered a Yates Persimmon a couple of American Chestnut Trees
and a couple of PawPaw trees from Grimo they open in April thats wen I'm going to pick up the order
Like you I just can wait for the weather to warm up can't complain about snow yet I dont have much around my place but its been cold


Subject: In from the cold!! Replies: 7
Posted By: marjo Views: 544
 
Hey Jerry

Though you would like this one 

Its called a Bird dog

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Subject: Aero Garden Rooting Replies: 5
Posted By: marjo Views: 659
 
Hi Jerry

Let me know how it turns out if you do it

Chills tried it he didn't have much luck with it




Subject: Fig Supply Sourse In Ontario Replies: 20
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,379
 

That's what they are called they are about an hours drive from me I think I'll be paying them a visit soon the website looks good
and they have a good selection of trees

Its good to know that you have had dealings with them and all went well
how about the varieties that they claim to have are they true to the name

Here's there site address

Its worth taking a look

http://www.grimonut.com

Subject: In from the cold!! Replies: 7
Posted By: marjo Views: 544
 

It sounds like your going to be OK
with that much light around the figs should be fine

Your Birds look great I had a couple of pairs of Europeans from the Azores
but I didn't have much luck with them also tried Gouldian finches
but they needed to be fostered to society finch or Zebras

I live in Flamborough towards Cambridge
But I work at Rymall one block from Upper Wellington
Small world


Subject: Fig Supply Sourse In Ontario Replies: 20
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,379
 

I was looking for a PawPaw tree supplier in Canada
and came across this Nursery that carry's a few varieties

Any of these variety's any good
they carry trees 3 to 6 feet tall

This is what they have

1- White fig                   2- Natalina Fig

3- Hardy Chicago            4- Brown Turkey

5- Bifara Fig                   6-Verte Fig

7-Kadota fig                   8-Brunswick fig

9-Ficazzana Fig              10-Lattarula Fig









                                                                                    
                         

  



Subject: In from the cold!! Replies: 7
Posted By: marjo Views: 544
 
That is a great head start but do you think that there's enough light
in the birds room for the figs

I used to breed Canaries at one time, Plants never did well in the same room
they would become stringy and wouldn't do grow well after moving them back outside and I have two sets of 2 tubes of 8' florescent fixtures in that room  

Wish you the best of luck

BTW- what type of birds do you keep

Subject: My trip back home Replies: 5
Posted By: marjo Views: 732
 
Hi Americanfigboy

Welcome Back

Sorry to hear about your figs
It looks like your zone doesn't freeze,when you go away again 
I would do as Ottawan suggested bury then halfway and they will fend for themselves

 Good luck

Subject: I got cuttings! Replies: 19
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,103
 
Hi David

I can understand how you feel
But as your first post indicated you where feeling pretty good
the seller even sent you extra

If it was me I would start the cuttings them and see what comes of it you may be surprised  with the results and if not as you said it was a lesson

Its to bad people seem to go out of there way to scam someone for a couple of dollars but I don't like to paint all with the same brush there are still decent folks out there

Final say is I would give it the benefit of the doubt

Subject: Aero Garden Rooting Replies: 4
Posted By: marjo Views: 713
 
Hi Chills

You have convinced me not to wast time with this thing
I didn't come with any medium it came with  a kit of herbs

I'm just going to jut the herbs in it for the wife
its not a bad looking gadget she can keep it on the counter
and have herbs if they grow

Thanks for your input I would hate o loose a cutting over this
I'll stick to the baggie method

Subject: Aero Garden Rooting Replies: 4
Posted By: marjo Views: 713
 
Hi Chills

Its got the Air Stone
the bubbles break at the surface and that's
what wets the roots or the stalks

Your saying that its not going to work
I don't want to loose any cuttings trying it
It sure looks like it would work though

Last Spring I covered a small tree that wouldn't break
dormancy and I was told to cover it with a black garbage bag
in two weeks it started to break buds
but the base of the tree had roots coming out all around
just from the humidity i think

that's what make me think that this would work
   

Subject: Aero Garden Rooting Replies: 5
Posted By: marjo Views: 659
 

LOL
I didn't mean it like that sorry
I will wait I have herbs on it now
want to see how its going to do




Subject: Aero Garden Rooting Replies: 5
Posted By: marjo Views: 659
 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all

Santa got me a little gadget that grows plants in hydroponics
I was hopping that I can root cuttings with it just as soon I get some
Ottawan was kind enough to offer me a couple as soon as the deep freeze is over
I hope this works, its neat looking and I can always grow herbs if it doesn't work for cuttings
This is what it looks like   

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Subject: Aero Garden Rooting Replies: 4
Posted By: marjo Views: 713
 

Merry Chistmas and Happy Holidays to all

Santa got me a Aero Garden gadget Cause I was a good boy this year
I was hoping that it would work for rooting Cuttings just as soon I get some
Ottawan was kind enough to offer to send me a couple of cuttings as soon as the deep freeze is over
Did anyone ever tried to root cuttings on a hydroponic set up before
and did it work
This is what the little gadget looks like


Subject: Requesting - Cuttings Replies: 1
Posted By: marjo Views: 494
 
 Hi All
 I'm going to get to the point
I want to buy some fig cuttings
Anyone have any that they can spare
I would love to get some
Types are not that important but would like them identified
for collection purposes

I can and will pay for postage and for your trouble 

If anybody can accommodate this request It would be much appreciated 

Thanks to all
Hope to hear from you soon

 

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