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Subject: Moving time? Replies: 6
Posted By: Jackster Views: 541
 
Are the leaves gone by then?

Subject: Moving time? Replies: 6
Posted By: Jackster Views: 541
 
For those of us with cold weather/frosts coming up, when do you move your figs indoors/unheated garages/etc?

Should I wait till the leaves drop? 

Gonna hit 39/40 tonight...




Subject: Still Having Proplems With F4F Forum Site. Replies: 6
Posted By: Jackster Views: 514
 
If anyone needs to host pictures, I can provide an account. 




Subject: Most you've spent... Replies: 19
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,175
 
Martin,

Careful, the Japanese maples are quite expensive as compared to 'any' old maple.  For some of the bigger specimens, they make fig trees look cheap :)

Only thing I've bumped with my mower (knock on wood) was a bit of a rain litre.  Oh, and I've nailed a few dog toys (mostly spongy balls, or tennis balls w/ rope on them).  Dog kind of leaves them around, and when the grass gets high, cant see them sometimes.

Always fun to hear a thump and watch a ball shoot out the side of the mower :)


Subject: Most you've spent... Replies: 19
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,175
 
Tree died, not even trying to grow back? 

***Jackster takes a moment of silence...***

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jstall
Quote:
Originally Posted by pitangadiego

If you can mow you pecan tree, your lawnmower is way too big or your treei is way too small.

 The mower is big. I found out it does not take much of a hit to kill a young pecan tree.


Subject: Most you've spent... Replies: 19
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,175
 
Nothing at all wrong with being, as I like to call it, 'frugal.' 
When money is tight, you learn to watch where its going :)

Quote:
Originally Posted by xgrndpounder
I spent $6.00 for my Sal's Corleone cuttings (3)

I cut them in 1/2 =6 cuttings 6" long, out of that I have two healthy SC plants, of those two that made it one has 5 figs on it

So I guess I'm just a cheap skate!

But a very happy Cheap Skate!

I really like to call myself "thrifty"

Subject: Sal's Fig Replies: 42
Posted By: Jackster Views: 3,731
 
Yes, I understand that completely.  If I wanted something that bad, I would probably pay the price.  But I was just asking, in general, if a certain variety was worth a certain price, figuring people with a bit more experience and more knowledge would let me know.  As with anything, its worth what someone will pay.  How would you feel if you paid 100$ for something that is fairly common and easy to acquire because at the time you were not fully informed?  Most people can afford a 100$ loss, some cannot.


Quote:
Originally Posted by vern_2006
I agree with Martin, if i want something bad enough I will pay what ever the cost.  My parents always told me that you do not regret what you buy, but you do regret what you did not buy.

Vern

Subject: My " 1000 " Post Replies: 10
Posted By: Jackster Views: 598
 
Congrats Martin!   Always very interesting to read your posts!  Sometimes it takes me a few to 'get it' but they're always very interesting! 




Subject: Sal's Fig Replies: 42
Posted By: Jackster Views: 3,731
 
Wow, the Sal's fig (cutting) ended up at 103.50 + shipping.  Hehehe, wonder if that is a record for a rooted cutting?




Subject: Sal's Fig Replies: 42
Posted By: Jackster Views: 3,731
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan_la
Mike,

You can grow a lot of good figs on 6 acres........

Dan


I dont think a bad fig tree exists!  Might get one that is less than optimal, but I still wouldnt call it bad :)

Subject: Most you've spent... Replies: 19
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,175
 
Was thinking about the rarity and cost of a Sal Corleones fig and this occurred to me.  What is the most you've spent for 1 particular plant/cutting/scion?  I know there are different sizes, ie, 1 gallon vs 5 gallon vs 25+ gallons.  But what was the most you spent on one particular variety (name of variety) and the size of the pot it was in.

Looking on mine, I spent 24$ + shipping on a 1 gallon Violet de Bordeaux from Edible Landscaping.  Not sure what the shipping was exactly, as I had a few others I ordered at the same time.  I know I could have gotten a smaller one elsewhere, but almost all of mine are small, I figured I might get a few figs this year with a bigger starting size.

Subject: Sal's Fig Replies: 42
Posted By: Jackster Views: 3,731
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by OttawanZ5

I guess then it is not rare for those who have it.



That's the big question, how many people have it :)

I know, as with anything, its always supply and demand, but I'd hate to drop 50/60/70 dollars to get a 'rare' one, and then find out that its not quite that rare.  Might not be common, might be hard to find, but might also be something most 'collectors' already have in their collection. 

I've already spent too much this year...hehehe

Subject: Bronze Paradiso Tree Replies: 28
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,709
 
hehe, that poor fig in prison.  You could always try to put it on something taller or arrange to hang it off the ground.  Then you'd only have to contend with the birds.  Before the figs come, do you let it out on 'parole' so it can get some nice sun in the yard?




Subject: Sal's Fig Replies: 42
Posted By: Jackster Views: 3,731
 
Is a sal's fig corleone really quite rare?  It seems to go pretty high on ebay.  Are scions of this one hard to come by?




Subject: Darn vacation Replies: 4
Posted By: Jackster Views: 829
 
I am very sorry to hear it.  Maybe you could get those watering globes or craft one for your next vacation. 

I'm sure you'll be able to get replacements, hang in there :)




Subject: What do these Figs need? Replies: 7
Posted By: Jackster Views: 710
 
I'm wondering if its stress from the hot days/cooler nights. 60-90 degrees is a heluva swing...

Subject: growth Replies: 9
Posted By: Jackster Views: 694
 
I guess the main takeaway point is do not give up.  So easy to have just thrown them away rather than try different things.  Lots of ways to get them to root, and some may root quicker than others.  I'm hoping to keep some of the smaller ones inside to get a little growth out of them over the winter.

Subject: growth Replies: 9
Posted By: Jackster Views: 694
 
Finally finally finally, got some green!
Its starting a nice green bud, kind of hard to see in the picture, but its finally waking up!  After struggling with this (received in February, I believe, tried a few different methods all summer, got rooting maybe a month or so ago, now I've got some green!)




Subject: When is it best to transplant? Replies: 2
Posted By: Jackster Views: 540
 
I think as long as there are 3-4 weeks left before frost, transplanting is fine.  As long as its got good root development and its leafing out fine.  I'd recommend the biggest pot you have, or at least a 2-3 gallon container, as  I think the more room the roots have, the stronger and faster it will grow.

Subject: One of my trees has defoilated (pic) Replies: 2
Posted By: Jackster Views: 483
 
Just wondering, if the plants were infected before you planted them, do you run the risk of the nematodes establishing themselves?  If you treated the area with boiling water, I'd bet you'd eradicate them.

Subject: Panache Fig Pictures Replies: 5
Posted By: Jackster Views: 746
 
wow, those grew about a foot a month!  Figs look great!

Subject: Figs At Auction Replies: 1
Posted By: Jackster Views: 686
 
Also, it seems edible landscaping has their fig trees on sale at the moment for about 20% off.  I'd almost say just about everything is at 20% off there.  Prices seem decent and shipping seems fair, I still spent too much, but its a good thing :)

http://www.ediblelandscaping.com/plants.php?func=cats&catID=9&catSubID=8


Subject: growth Replies: 9
Posted By: Jackster Views: 694
 
Thanks, Dan.  I have them outside already - been out all summer.  I have 2 of them - both UCDavis kadotas, and both are rooting, one rooting really will with branching roots, etc.  Its in a 32oz clear cup, already in a potting mix.  Just figuring with the weeks flying by, not sure what to do if it doesnt get any leaves before fall/winter, other than to take it inside.  Better off to keep it in a heated room, in the window, or let it go dormant in an unheated garage...






Subject: growth Replies: 9
Posted By: Jackster Views: 694
 
Still looking for something to jump start leafing on rooted cuttings.  Roots are doing fine, but still, not a speck of green.

thanks!


Subject: O'Rourke Improved Celeste Leaf pic. Replies: 26
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,736
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan_la
I know of no current commercial source for the O'Rourke cultivar. Like I stated in an earlier post, many nurseries just assumed that the Improved Celeste that they were marketing was the same as the O'Rourke......and that assumption is not correct.  LSU does not have a fig cutting distribution function like UCD.

Dan


So how do they 'officially' release them?  Just commercially?


Subject: Is this an LSU Gold Replies: 15
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,313
 
Gene,

You have it potted, but in the ground, ie another pot, ie a socket?

Ie, the pot in pot method?  I've been looking into this, and if this is what you've got, it seems like the tree is really doing well.

http://www.nurserysupplies.com/gs/pnp/pnp.php

is what I've been looking at.  Seems ideal for me - can pot em out during warm months, yet still pull em in for the winter.  Just kind of expensive for the upfront costs. (that particular system)



Ahhhh, I think you just have a plastic border around it, now that I take another look at the pictures.  Anyone here do the pot in pot system? (/me hijacks thread, but in a good way)

Subject: Little Sal's Corleone with cupped leafs edited (pic) Replies: 9
Posted By: Jackster Views: 835
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by xgrndpounder
Thanks Paully,

It might have gotten a little too much sun, I will keep it in dappled sun/or shade for a while.


I'm definitely not an expert, but I've seen it happen to 3 of mine, all different varieties.  I've even seen some of the leaves lighten up a little, compared to others, and so far, no ill effects.  I've also seen one of my rooted cuttings have a bit of leaf drooping, but that happened right after re-potting.  It also bounced back fine. 

What, if anything do you think caused the leaf drop?  Glad it came back for you, I would've been quite concerned as well. 



Subject: Little Sal's Corleone with cupped leafs edited (pic) Replies: 9
Posted By: Jackster Views: 835
 
Heya Cecil,

Is it cupping when you say curling?  or rolling up like an old document from end of the leaf in.  I had mine cup, and it did not seem to matter.  Some are still a little cuppish, others flattened out.  I think its a response to the weather/heat/humidity. 

As long as the color is good, I think you'll be ok.




Subject: New Member Replies: 19
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,623
 
Looks like the first one needs a bigger pot.  Them roots are trying to escape!

Welcome, and best of luck with them!




Subject: growth Replies: 9
Posted By: Jackster Views: 694
 
If you get roots from a cutting, but no leaves/budding - is there anything to do but wait?
I've got one of my Kadotas rooting, that I didnt give up on, its got a few roots, with the biggest about 3".  It still has a bit of time to get some leaves, but I'd like to see some green :)




















Subject: My new web site Replies: 10
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,038
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan_la
Ray good to see you posting here.

I saw my first LSU Tiger fig the other day. It is a large sized fig (about same size as LSU Gold) with very pronounced ~1/8" wide dark stripes (not ridges). It is an eye catching fig. Tiger is an appropriate name for it once you see it. It is the kind of fig that "Mike The Tiger" (LSU's live mascot tiger) would eat. I have no problem with LSU asserting their naming rights.......they made no money with the new cultivars that O'Rourke bred.

Dan



Did you get a chance to try one? 



Subject: Looking for person growing Kadota in Greenwich, CT Replies: 4
Posted By: Jackster Views: 602
 
Maybe that was just the cat's name? :)

Subject: Pics wht & blk U/K help ID blk fig (edited) Replies: 9
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,382
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2007_giants
I think the blk socks & shorts might be a new fashion statement. Believe it or not Sal worked for Ralph Loren and ran his fashion shows for years. No lie


Which variety is producing quarters?!

Damnit, none of mine have even figlets yet.  I'm thinking I wont see any figs till next season.  I'll have to just put some quarters on a plate :P

Subject: New trees potted up Replies: 5
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,069
 
I like the nursery pots - I've been looking to try to find some either new or used, but shipping is usually as much/more than the pots.  Trying to find some local, but not much luck.

They look like they're doing ok.  My col de dame drooped for a day after I went from a cup to a pot, but its been doing fine, and some new leaves are coming.


Subject: growth Replies: 9
Posted By: Jackster Views: 694
 
I know fig trees grow fairly quickly and fairly fast.  On the average, how much should a new cutting or scion grow during a season?  It seems to me, that an established cutting really has a growth period the second year, where the first year, its mostly just leaves and roots.

thanks!


Subject: roots... Replies: 1
Posted By: Jackster Views: 496
 
One of my UCDavis Kadotas is rooting!  its got 2 that I can see, they're pretty thick, and small at this point, but growing fast.  Almost doubled in length in 24hrs. 

I know this is a good sign, but I'm wondering, have people had cuttings root, and then never go anywhere?  There is no tip on this cutting - it had dried/died, and I cut it back to 'living' tissue, as a last resort.  I'm just crossing my fingers and keeping an eye on it, the other 2 cuttings have not done anything yet, but I have not given up all hope, yet :)




Subject: My Sick Ischia Black Replies: 1
Posted By: Jackster Views: 632
 
I would either move it out of full sun, or try whitewashing the trunk. 

Subject: LSU Improved Celeste cutting request Replies: 12
Posted By: Jackster Views: 966
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by svanessa
If the LSU Improved Celeste is truly RKN resistant that would be a good reason for grafting other varieties to LSU IC rootstock. Let us know if it does prove resistant. I see a whole new set of experiments coming!


Has anyone had experience with grafting a few varieties onto one trunk?  I know I've seen 4 different types of cherries grafted to one trunk (was very $$$, compared to the cost of one cherry tree).



Subject: Propagation Replies: 2
Posted By: Jackster Views: 601
 
That link and some other interesting links are on:

http://www.eastcoastfigs.com/baa.html




Subject: Saw fresh figs for sale at Costco! Replies: 6
Posted By: Jackster Views: 3,349
 
Saw fresh figs at my local costco!  They were light green/yellow, and I was looking for markings to see what variety they were, and where they were from.  I believe they were from California. An employee asked me if they had to be cooked first!

I think there were 12-18 per package, clear clamshell case, and  about 1 1/2 times the size of a pingpong ball, and I believe the price was about 6-7 bucks. 

First time I've ever seen non-dried figs for sale in Connecticut.


Subject: Breba New World. Replies: 114
Posted By: Jackster Views: 23,621
 
For the most part, how do brebas compare to the main crop in terms of size and taste?



Subject: leaf cuttings Replies: 19
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,416
 
How are the leaf cuttings doing at this point?  I'd assume if they were still green, that something is going on...




Subject: scions starting to dry out before rooting Replies: 4
Posted By: Jackster Views: 578
 
Well, it happened with the 2nd try on the baggie method.  The paper towel was still damp, but there was a bit of mold and the drying out on the tips of the twigs.  I'm still hoping it will take, but they may be too far gone at this point.




Subject: scions starting to dry out before rooting Replies: 4
Posted By: Jackster Views: 578
 

I've tried the bag/paper towel method 2 times over the past 4 months.  2nd time, they developed a little mold on the ends and dried out about an inch to two inches.  I've now gone to the method I used successfully with my col de dame scion - I put it in a 7-11 clear cup with a domed lid - always seems to be foggy/humid, but it has a decent sized hole where the end of the scion sticks out...


Subject: scions starting to dry out before rooting Replies: 4
Posted By: Jackster Views: 578
 
If a cutting starts drying out (dying) on the end, should it be left alone, and still have a possibility of rooting?  Or should the dead part be cut off.  I'm still trying with my 3 kadotas scions I got from UCDavis, and I've seen other cuttings from pictures here where both ends were blunt.

Thanks



Subject: My First airlayering Replies: 27
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,544
 
Its definitely worth trying. I would have thought that you'd get a  much quicker response, as the tree is still 'living.'  I dont know if there is any advantage to this method.

Once you get a tree fairly established, maybe you could keep at it and do some more controlled experiments.  Could even try a little rooting hormone to possibly jump start it.

Have you identified the tree/figs yet?



Subject: My First airlayering Replies: 27
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,544
 
Since you've got some cuttings that are rooting nicely, I'm wondering if there is any advantage to air layering?  It seems more of a hassle, especially considering the distance this tree is from you.  I'd really love to see the air layering method work, but it seems a little more labor intensive.

Its a cool little experiment, either way, and it gets you out of the house!



Subject: Reliable Sources For Trades/Ebay/Commercial Nurseries Replies: 4
Posted By: Jackster Views: 657
 
I think it'd be a great idea.  Also might be fun to post fig trees found 'in the wild.'



Subject: ebay seller wellspring100 Replies: 9
Posted By: Jackster Views: 991
 
So your best 'bet' would be from reputable growers, and UCDavis? 

I'll definitely keep updates on what I have, where I obtained, and what the fruits look like, to the best of my ability.  Eventually I'd like to get into trading, but I'm sure even there, issues have happened, sometimes where mistakes just happen, or get compounded as time progresses. 

No definitive way, I guess other than DNA testing, which is not really feasible. 




Subject: ebay seller wellspring100 Replies: 9
Posted By: Jackster Views: 991
 
Well, I did get them in July, but I wouldnt quite call it Christmas.  Shipping was pretty quick, with all 4 sent in a 2-3 day priority box.

I was a little surprised, as they are smaller (and thinner) than the cuttings I got from UCDavis, and smaller than the 2 rooted cuttings I got from ebay.  One appears to have a little bit of rust spots, but other than that, they seem pretty healthy.  I can see some roots in the bottom of the 2-3" cups.  I'm going to let them acclimate for a day or two, then I'll put them in something a little bit bigger. 

The one marked Brown Turkey, they're saying is the same as these: Everbearing, Harrison, Ramsey, Lee's Perpetual, Eastern Brown Turkey, and Brunswick and Texas Everbearing.






 

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