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Subject: fig damage in storage Replies: 3
Posted By: Jackster Views: 435
 
What it seems is they chewed on anything green. Outside shed, usually I keep them garaged.
My only other concern is temperature. Outside hit in the teens this year, past couple of winters
were really mild. Should be interesting to see how they turn out...

Thanks for the info!

Subject: fig damage in storage Replies: 3
Posted By: Jackster Views: 435
 
If the trees are damaged, ie, mice or some other varmint chewed all the green buds/tips can they recover?  I'll know in the spring for sure, but I'm going to be rearranging where I store them in the future...

Subject: Bulk fig cuttings for the F4F Foundation Replies: 43
Posted By: Jackster Views: 2,402
 
I'm fine with sharing, cant beat the cause :)

Subject: Bulk fig cuttings for the F4F Foundation Replies: 43
Posted By: Jackster Views: 2,402
 
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Subject: Bulk fig cuttings for the F4F Foundation Replies: 43
Posted By: Jackster Views: 2,402
 
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Subject: beautiful sight - off topic Replies: 18
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,282
 
Am I the only one who thinks mangos taste like carrots?

Subject: Fig tree ,fruit growing stages! Replies: 37
Posted By: Jackster Views: 5,843
 
Herman, if I have embryos at this date 7/1, I have a fair chance of them getting to the ripening stage?

Subject: Dave Wilson Nursery Group order Replies: 21
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,913
 

I'd be interested in:

Panache "Tiger"


Dont know what the 100 hours are?


Subject: potting formula Replies: 4
Posted By: Jackster Views: 640
 
Most people root their cuttings, and then go to a 1 gallon pot.  Whats the next size up you would go to, and when?  I'm looking for the pot vs age of cutting or pot vs growth formula :)

Thanks

Subject: Annual Wish-List of 6 Cuttings for 2012-13. Replies: 79
Posted By: Jackster Views: 5,453
 
Maltese Falcon
Noir De Caromb
Col de Dame Noir
Popp's Purple
Col de dame grise
Florea



Subject: 2012 unOfficial wish list for Cuttings Replies: 2
Posted By: Jackster Views: 635
 
Rather than hijack a thread about making this thread, I'd thought I'd jump in.

Maltese Falcon
Noir De Caromb
Col de Dame Noir
Popp's Purple
Col de dame grise
Florea

I can pay or have some to trade.......
Also, doesnt have to be scion, I'd take airlayer or already rooted cuttings



Subject: Tips, tricks, or advice? Replies: 22
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,203
 

Pictures of the Kadota, col de dame, and Sals




the col de dame is in a 10in pot (yellow) the sals is in a black container, 5 gallon, and the kadota is in a red container, maybe 7 gallons, its the biggest container in the bunch.  the kadota and the sals are both around 5-6 foot tall, including pots...



Subject: Tips, tricks, or advice? Replies: 22
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,203
 
Lol, yeah but the grass hoppers in Texas are the size of dinnerplates ;)
I've not caught anything bothering mine, and I'm tempted to put them in the ground after seeing JGs.

Subject: Tips, tricks, or advice? Replies: 22
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,203
 
Eh, too many irons in the fire.  I'm hoping I didnt sound too harsh on Suzi, I'm just not sure how that misunderstanding happened :)
Good to see you're still around, Texas weather treating your ficus well?

JG - Your picture links work fine, and that looks like a pretty healthy golden celeste.  With the warm winter/spring we had, I wonder if you should have left some of the brebas...

Subject: Tips, tricks, or advice? Replies: 22
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,203
 
Suzi,

Thanks for the picture tutorial, but its not needed.  I never said or implied there was any issue(s) with taking or uploading pictures.  Not sure where you got that idea? 



Subject: Tips, tricks, or advice? Replies: 22
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,203
 
7a (new USDA) planting zone, I've got a Kadota, a Sal Corleones both are over 3 years old, I'll try and get some pictures.  Both are in containers, garage winterized, and get plenty of sun.  Never had crops on either...  Both were also bought from different but very respectable sellers.  Containers are about equiv to 5 gallon pots, maybe a little larger. 

This year, the weather has been extremely mild, we've had some warmer temperatures, and plenty of rain, up here in the North East...

Subject: Tips, tricks, or advice? Replies: 22
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,203
 
If you have a variety that is growing nice, but has not put out any figs over 2 years, any tips or tricks to get it to fruit?  Pretty bushes are not what I was hoping for :)

Subject: What is the Best way to Clean Cuttings Replies: 13
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,587
 
So, does anyone not clean their cuttings?  Whatever potting soil/perlite/vermiculite you're using isnt going to be sterile....

Overkill, or no?


Subject: What size bag are you using if you use baggie method? My inquiring mind wants to know. Replies: 19
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,303
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by satellitehead

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan_la
You might be a fignut if you have 800 baggies!!


But it was only $8!  ;)


I went to order some bags from Uline - I'm seeing 22$ per 1000 + shipping for the 3x8's. 

I found the same size/mil here:
http://www.cellobags.com/3X8_2_mil_1000_CTN_Flat_Poly_Bag_p/375.htm

8.35+shipping, came to 16.20$ with USPS priority shipping for 1000. 




Subject: Figs, Figs, Figs...... Cuttings for You, Help for Girls! Replies: 20
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,783
 
Very cool... almost like a nice little instant fig collection :)

Thanks for the link/post!


Subject: New USDA cold hardiness zones Replies: 42
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,683
 
moved up a notch - 6b to 7a....  doesnt explain the snowstorm we got on Halloween, though :)

Subject: Digging up a Large Fig tree Replies: 7
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,702
 
I would take cuttings of both trees if you have them available.

Thanks!


Subject: 6 Cuttings On Wish List Replies: 176
Posted By: Jackster Views: 17,501
 
Maltese Falcon
Noir De Caromb
Col de Dame Noir
Popp's Purple
Col de dame grise
Florea

And I'm also wishing on no more hurricanes nor October snowfalls for the upcoming year....

Happy Holidays!


Subject: My 2011 cuttings progress .... Replies: 84
Posted By: Jackster Views: 5,324
 
Not sure if it was covered in an earlier post, but where are/did you keep them, once they were bagged and bin'nd?  outside, inside, what type of temperature?

Nice job!


Subject: First year: pots vs. cups Replies: 13
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,117
 
Very nice!  Did you play around at all with the soil you were using?

Subject: Older Fig Trees Being Sold Replies: 8
Posted By: Jackster Views: 889
 
How old are the trees, and have they always been container'd?


Wish I was closer...


Subject: Varieties that Root Well Replies: 20
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,304
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by satellitehead
half of my hardy chicago struck with roots.  the other two rotted to mush, one of the only varieties that did.  of the two that rooted, one fizzled out fast.  the other one .... in the process of transplanting, the bottom half of the soil stuck, and the top half released, which severed the cutting from the majority of the root bundle.  it was all downhill from there.

really, i know some varieties are just tough to root - a lebanese variety i got cuttings for was a serious pain in the butt, in fact, i still have one left which is the only cutting that i have unrooted right now - but with some patience, a lot of them grew just fine - they were still tough to root, but i had 50% success rate, compared to hardy chicago (0%).  out of all the cuttings this year, some i screwed up with, some i got wimpy cuttings, or got cuttings that bolted before rooting and there are about a dozen other excuses ;)

for blk madeira, i got four cuttings from a generous member, and one from UCD.  the UCD cutting rooted fast and efficient.  i sent a free cutting of the other four to a fig friend, rooted the final three - the other three took forever to pop roots, and even now they're not leafing out like i'd want to see, but two are 1gal potted, the third is still cupped, looking like it could be hit or miss.

i'm only upset about a couple of plants.  i'm let down that hardy chicago didn't root, upset that my sicilian black did so well and is now in the process of tanking, i was hoping that my ronde de bordeaux would've pulled through. maybe one or two others...but there's always next year?

next year, i'm definitely toning down.  i think i'm going to give Jon's new baggie method a shot to save space and cut down on hassle.






If you have trouble with removing them from whatever vessel you started them in, just get a razorknife and sacrifice the cup/container, etc.  I found hardy chicago and sal (genes ) to be very aggressive rooters....

Subject: The in ground pot growing method Replies: 12
Posted By: Jackster Views: 3,111
 
Edible?  and how tall do they get?

Subject: The in ground pot growing method Replies: 12
Posted By: Jackster Views: 3,111
 
What are you growing next to it? 

Subject: Anybody Still Waiting on UC Davis? Replies: 42
Posted By: Jackster Views: 2,152
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TucsonKen
Sue--glad to hear yours arrived in good order, and assume Jackster got his too. Hopefully that's everybody.

As I checked mine over in detail, I saw that Adriatic, which I thought hadn't been shipped, was included as well (they didn't identify it by name, just by number, so I overlooked it at first), so that's everything on my wish list. What a great service! I think it's wonderful that they will provide this material just for the asking (and shipping cost).


Mine arrived this morning.  Out of my eclectic order, only one was not available - DFIC0079 San Pietro.  Well worth the wait, even though I have to admit I was having doubts.  



Subject: Anybody Still Waiting on UC Davis? Replies: 42
Posted By: Jackster Views: 2,152
 
me too....

Subject: Anybody Still Waiting on UC Davis? Replies: 42
Posted By: Jackster Views: 2,152
 
I'm still waiting as well....

good thing this forum has profanity blocking on :)




Subject: Anybody Still Waiting on UC Davis? Replies: 42
Posted By: Jackster Views: 2,152
 
I just received notice that mine have shipped and that I should have received them last week.  They did not arrive as of yet, and with the warm weather, maybe they'll start rooting before they get here.  Weather here is a a lot  warmer than it should be for this time of year, almost all of my figs have broken dormancy.  The fun has just begun!




Subject: Getting worried about UC Davis order... Replies: 20
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,515
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pitangadiego
FYI: The notice and tracking info were sent 1/23, but the shipment has not actually been received at FedEx, yet, - so there is some lag between the cuttings being packaged, the recipient being notified and the package actually being shipped.


You still got more information than I got.  I dropped an inquiry a week ago, and have not heard.  Did bluesguy hear anything yet, after all, he did start this thread :)

Subject: Getting worried about UC Davis order... Replies: 20
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,515
 
Lol, I think he eased my worries a bit too.  Its no biggie, as there is always next year/next season, but its like waiting for christmas, and everyone else has their presents...

        "This suspense is killing me, I hope it lasts."

Willy Wonka




Subject: Getting worried about UC Davis order... Replies: 20
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,515
 
Still waiting, here, too.  I sent them an email 5 days ago, no response as of yet.  When I placed my order, originally it did not go through, and I contacted them about it, they had me resend the order, and it was received and I got back a confirmation number.  I assume I am probably the last order on the list.... 



Subject: Fig cuttings Replies: 4
Posted By: Jackster Views: 721
 
I let a few varieties go dormant for a couple months, and then put them in a controlled setting where they get southern exposure.  This year was the first that I've tried this, and so far, one variety has grown a good foot, and another one has 3 fairly healthy figs on old wood, while its sent off a ton of growth as well.  Wish I had more room, as does everyone.

Thanks!




Subject: Fig cuttings Replies: 4
Posted By: Jackster Views: 721
 
Looking for col de dame gris and col de dame noir.

I can trade some Sal gene's cuttings... or pay.

Thanks!






Subject: Fertilome (upm ) Potting soil Locator Near You Replies: 5
Posted By: Jackster Views: 2,913
 
heh, most of the 'dealers' near me dont carry fertilome anymore.  I did find some other interesting potting soils, if any work out well, I'll post them...

Subject: UPM vs Miracle Gro Replies: 23
Posted By: Jackster Views: 2,286
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by satellitehead
Sounds kind of like the issue I had.  I called all of the local outlets, and they swore they didn't carry Fertilome potting mixes or soil mixes.  They know the name, and carry some of their fertilizer products, but none of the mixes.

I ended up buying Fafard 3B, which contains all the same ingredients, it's soilless, noe added fertilizer, a wetting agent, etc.  It's been working great.



Are the roots huge?


Subject: Sal's, Sal Replies: 11
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,322
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gorgi
There are 3 (qualifying) Sal's Figs.
Sal must be a very common Italian name...

(a) Sal's (El/Gene) - The mostly distributed one; looks like an HC.
(b) Sal's (Corleone) - Belleclare #31; still rather rare.
(c) Sal's (other?) - Belleclare # 39; still very MUCH illusive.

(b) looks VERY different from (a). Herman, once posted an
eye-split pic of it somewhere an a FF.  His came from me.

(c) somewhat looks like (a); but I KNOW that it is different
(there is some dispute, of origin/which-came-first; (c) or (a)).
I got mine thru an accidental-mislabel fig form a member
and some further inquiring about its ID/source...
A characteristic feature is the SMALLER leaves. Two other
members may have it, but did not know it (I did alert them).
Will post a pic later... 


EL = edible landscaping
gene = ?
belleclare #39 being elusive = no one knows where any are at this point?

Just looking for some clarification...



Subject: single-node rooting Marseilles Black VS Replies: 14
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,485
 

Bottom line is, as long as one of these manages to grow, I just saved myself $20 on buying one elsewhere, and with how hard it is to get this one ... who knows.  If nothing else, I can trade someone else here in GA or nearby for some other variety.


I would imagine, if you had a rare(er) variety that you might want to keep hold of at least 2 healthy specimens.  I've got concerns over overwintering them, putting them out too early and getting hit with a frost, or some other unknown  taking one out.



Subject: Talk About Bad Luck Replies: 26
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,167
 
Might be good to have a little scare.  Get new/better locks, backup all your pc stuff, and maybe even encrypt it.  Seems you got really lucky in a number of ways...


Subject: Potted Figs Stored for the Winter Replies: 15
Posted By: Jackster Views: 955
 
Which 2 varieties are you leaving in ground?

Subject: Another unknown white Replies: 7
Posted By: Jackster Views: 686
 
Not sure, but the fuzz might be mold...

Subject: early figs? Replies: 3
Posted By: Jackster Views: 479
 
What varieties  have good tasting early season figs? 




Subject: In NJ:Not ripe figs now,but ripe Tom. Replies: 34
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,871
 
How many tomato plants yielded 400lbs + of tomatoes?





Subject: here we go planting natalina :). Replies: 13
Posted By: Jackster Views: 928
 
I didnt think Florida would get 'freeze to the ground' type of weather?




Subject: well im off to Air Force Basic Replies: 17
Posted By: Jackster Views: 764
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by paully22
Hi Am-figboy. Thanks for thinking about us. Best wishes.


Hang in there, maggot, the worst part has to be over by now :)

Best of luck, man, looking forward to more posts when you get the time!



Subject: black madiera - the holy grail of figs? Replies: 20
Posted By: Jackster Views: 1,191
 
How old are the big ones in the pots? 




 

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