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Subject: Seedlings Replies: 21
Posted By: Jules Views: 2,077
 
Mother nature is amazing. Will you keep them?

Subject: NEW, NEW Style Bag rooting Replies: 7
Posted By: Jules Views: 939
 
This is really a no work method. Congrats.

Subject: Ficus Carica "Ice Crystal" Replies: 10
Posted By: Jules Views: 3,071
 
Thanks everyone. Hopefully I can get it.
 

Subject: Ficus Carica "Ice Crystal" Replies: 10
Posted By: Jules Views: 3,071
 
Does anyone know this fig variety? It looks gorgeous but how are its figs for eating?

Subject: Japanese fig growing method - fabulous photos Replies: 21
Posted By: Jules Views: 17,880
 
Thanks for this post. Looks fabulous that the main trunk is so close to the ground. Such a system would make winter protection easier.
Juliana
Austria


Subject: Fig Seedlings Replies: 9
Posted By: Jules Views: 1,237
 

You might want to check this page out:-
http://www.raysfiginfo.com/figsex.html

I am doing almost the same thing that you are doing bluesguy. I just hope that the percentages mentioned works out. I have about 50 seedlings and plan to plant them out next spring. Thanks for the info on how to `hand-pollinate`in a non-figwasp area.

If it is any consolation, chances are better than winning the lottery. Just remember it is more a marathon than a sprint. It would usually take more than 4 years before the seedlings bear fruit.

Jon`s Vista varieties are really an inspiration.

Juliana
Austria
Zone 6b/7a




Subject: Fig Propagation from Seeds Replies: 65
Posted By: Jules Views: 8,023
 
Hello Justine

Amazing a volunteer fig in your non Blastophagus psenes area. Adriano of `a fig in every household in Canada` fame also has a volunteer fig. It was mentioned in an article that Bass shared with everyone about Adriano.

I did check my fig seeds and they were hollow mainly (as Fignut mentioned). I did the seed viability test - and most seeds floated in water. If you still have figs, and have time, could you check whether the seeds from your own fig bushes floated or sank in water? Those wasps are really tiny. To fly such a long way...????

Hi paully - I suspect that my dream fig is Hardy Chicago but....I shall wait until I can find a regional source that is reliable.

Subject: Fig Propagation from Seeds Replies: 65
Posted By: Jules Views: 8,023
 

Good on you Nelson. I saw the seeds on sale on ebay. Those figs look gorgeous. No wonder you were tempted. Anatolia...native land of figs. sigh.


Subject: Remove new figs Replies: 1
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I would pinch them since the cuttings are so young.


Subject: Fig Propagation from Seeds Replies: 65
Posted By: Jules Views: 8,023
 
Thanks Jon for the tip.
Thanks Fignut for your reply. I have read all I can about figs repeatedly but it is still difficult to understand. But slowly, very slowly, thanks to experienced fig fans, I am starting to see some light. Its really fascinating. Even if I don`t get the fig of my dreams from the seeds I plan to plant, I will certainly learn a lot from the whole process.
Is hand pollination really possible?
Juliana

Subject: Fig Propagation from Seeds Replies: 65
Posted By: Jules Views: 8,023
 

Would you start the seeds now or in spring? I know they need light to germinate and a temperature of 25 deg. Celsius. I am not sure to do it now or later.


Subject: I'm being lazy Replies: 10
Posted By: Jules Views: 1,164
 
This is a very interesting question. In http://figs4fun.com/Links/FigLink737.pdf , I found a paper on Fig Cultivar Development and Evaluation. You would have seen this already. I just wonder whether fig varieties Seqoia and Sierra came from this breeding programme.
Juliana

Subject: Fig Propagation from Seeds Replies: 65
Posted By: Jules Views: 8,023
 
I could get seeds from the supermarket figs but they come from the south and I doubt that they can take our winters (even if potted and put in the cellar). Although the seedling is not true to parent, and is likely not to bear fruit, my general thinking is that it is more likely that seeds from hardy figs would be more hardy than seeds from imported southern figs.

I think its worth a try. Good thing to know that my own seeds are useless. We dont have the fig wasp. A fig tree without fruit is ....half a tree.

Some fig varieties are really so old. Its really interesting to read about them as described by someone a hundered years ago.

It appears to me that time has stood still for figs. Given that its difficult to control cross pollination (its left to the female fig wasp), everything is left to chance. I am reminded of the days of E W Bull who planted more than 22, 000 seedlings and came up with the Concord grape. Since then, there are so many new varieties in the grape world.

In figs, the trend here (Austria) is just to discover a fig, name it and market it....People do not check what it could be.

Juliana






Subject: Fig Propagation from Seeds Replies: 65
Posted By: Jules Views: 8,023
 
Thanks for the info. Looks like I have a long way to go.
Juliana

Subject: Fig Propagation from Seeds Replies: 65
Posted By: Jules Views: 8,023
 
Hello Everyone,
I am new to the the forum and am a fig beginner. I only have two Brown Turkeys (planted against a south-facing wall and protected in winter) but plan to expand my collection. My husband and I run a backyard nursery that specialises in grapes, berries and other small fruit plants. We are in Zone 6 and this limits our fig choices.

Jon and I were talking about growing figs from seeds. I noticed that growing figs from seeds have not been touched in the forum, so I think that its a good idea to talk about it here so that there is a reference to it for those interested.

Jon said -
` I don't think fig seeds would be a problem, but they do not come true to the parent. So there is no telling what you would get. Half would be male caprifigs, The rest might or might no have fruit, and most would not be great. I keep about 10 seedlings each year, just for fun, and have one winner, one promising, and one maybe.`
 
How are the fruit from your seedling trees, Jon? How long did it take from seedling to fruit bearing?
 
I have actually tried to germinate my Brown Turkey seeds but they did not germinate. An old German nursery guide book (G. Kr├╝essmann 1954) states that fig seedlings from figs grown in Germany will not bear fruit.

Has anyone else tried their hands at breeding fig plants?

Juliana
Austria



 

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