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Subject: Violette De Bordeaux Breba Replies: 29
Posted By: Jackster Views: 2,147
 
Hi Martin,

How big was it when you first got it?  Looks like its really thriving!

I've got fig envy, damnit!



Subject: ebay seller wellspring100 Replies: 9
Posted By: Jackster Views: 991
 
Yes, they've got a great shipping policy, and it seems like they pack their items really well from what I've read.  Since I'm still learning more about rooting, I figure rooted cuttings are safer for me.

Subject: My First airlayering Replies: 27
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,544
 
I was thinking the same exact thing.  Bike, skateboard, rollerskates, anything to speed up the trip a little bit.  I know a lot of people love Houston, but man, between the heat and the floods, I do not see myself moving there. 

Subject: pictures of my fig trees Replies: 4
Posted By: Jackster Views: 660
 
Should I wait on repotting the one in the cup?  Root development seems really good, but I'm thinking I should wait until it leafs out a little bit? 

Thanks!

Jackster


Subject: My First airlayering Replies: 27
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,544
 
I think the crows/birds may have been attracted to the nice, shiny tin foil.  Possibly you could find an alternative to use, or cover the foil with a fabric, like from an old pillowcase.  Looking forward to updates, hopefully with pictures!

Jackster


Subject: pictures of my fig trees Replies: 4
Posted By: Jackster Views: 660
 
Here are pictures of my fig trees.  First is a Kadota, bought from ebay, but I'm pretty sure its from a member here - George from NJ.

Its doing really well.  Cant tell from perspective, but thats a really big pot thats in, about as deep as a 5 gallon bucket, but I'd say close to 2 foot across...



Second up is an Italian Honey Fig, bought from an ebay sale - starfishgirl (ebayid)



Last up is a cutting (only one I could get to root from UCDavis) this one is a Col de Dame, had 3 others that were Kadota, but 1/4 aint bad, esp since if I had to pick, its the one I wanted the most to take.  I did the wrap in paper towel/plastic bag method - it went nowhere.  Tried rooting hormone - didnt help any, either.  Finally decided to resnip the ends and retry the bag.  the Col de Dame took!  Pity the cup (a 7-11 slurpee cup) is kind of shaded, but you can see good root development.  I like this kind of cup, because it has a domed lid, with a good sized opening - lets the cutting breathe a little, but keeps the moisture in, too.

 


Subject: ebay seller wellspring100 Replies: 9
Posted By: Jackster Views: 991
 
Looking to add to my small fig collection which are still just beyond rooted cuttings - found this ebay seller that has 4 varieties at the moment that I dont have - Magnolia, Ischia, Texas Everbearing, and Black Mission.  I havent found much of anything in terms of the sellers reputation - ie, if the varieties are what they're claimed to be.  Was hoping someone else might know more about them?  Prices and shipping seem more than fair to me, I splurged and got one of each. 


Jackster


Subject: New Members Replies: 30
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,844
 
Hi,

Just starting out in the fig world.  I have a kadota and an italian honey fig, both rooted cuttings I got from ebay.  Wondering the best places to obtain scions?  I imagine it may be easier once I can 'trade' but at this point, mine are much too small, altho the kadota is growing something fierce. 

I also assume its too much to expect any figs this year?

thanks, looking forward to learning much, much more.  I'll try to get some pictures of my starter fig trees!

Jackster

 

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