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Subject: Adriatic jh splitting Replies: 9
Posted By: genecolin Views: 260
 
Geno I finally got tired of watching hundreds and hundreds of mine split. They'd split way before being ripe. In 5 or 6 years that I had my tree it probably produced a few thousand figs but I only got to eat about a dozen. I dug it out the ground a few months ago. I don't recommend it for the deep South, at least in my part of South La.
"gene"

Subject: West Texan new to figs. Replies: 7
Posted By: genecolin Views: 105
 
The first thing I would do is set up some type of automatic watering system. Second I would mulch the tree with about 6 inches of mulch. Third I would fertilize on a regular schedule.
Good luck,
"gene"

Subject: Merry Christmas Replies: 14
Posted By: genecolin Views: 177
 
Danny, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.
"gene"

Subject: Checking on Darrell - Denbham Springs Replies: 8
Posted By: genecolin Views: 129
 

Jose, I heard it was 10 inches of water. Here is the message my friend got.

"Quote"  Just heard from Darrell. He got ten inches in his house. He has secured a metal shipping container at his house to move his household goods into but cannot find any boxes to pack his stuff into. "Quote"

"gene"

[cleardot]

Subject: China White Replies: 5
Posted By: genecolin Views: 1,270
 
Rosdi, I don't have this fig anymore. It was a good fig and had a nice size to it but the eye was just too big for my location. The figs grew mostly with the eye facing up and rainfall spoiled them very quickly. I would be a good fig for a dry location. Thanks for your inquiry.
"gene"

Subject: White shoots on fig stem found in compost bin Replies: 9
Posted By: genecolin Views: 330
 
You might want to put a humidity dome of some sorts over them until they harden up. I put one in a pot a week ago just like that and the sprout dried up.
"gene"

Subject: BLACK ITALIAN RUSSO Replies: 7
Posted By: genecolin Views: 281
 
That fig was brought to the LSU gathering by Terry LeBlanc. For the time being it's name after the family that brought the fig to the States over a hundred years ago. There is an ongoing search for the real name but until then Terry is calling it the Italian Black Russo. It supposedly comes from Cefal├╣  a city and commune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily. It has similarities to Hardy Chicago and Marseilles Black.

"gene"

Subject: Where have all the flowers gone? Replies: 32
Posted By: genecolin Views: 1,053
 
Danny I think the answer to you question can maybe answered with a couple of other songs. Which are we, STRANGERS or FAMILY. If we don't build friendship or community we are just as sterile as a dictionary, presenting the facts, cold but truthful. If all we seek is the knowledge of others without the sharing from the heart we will not survive. Nothing can survive without a heart.
"gene"

https://www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&biw=1366&bih=615&q=leonard+cohen+the+stranger+song&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9-Ljm-qTNAhUReFIKHWffD104ChDVAgh5KAU


https://www.google.com/search?q=we+are+a+family+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8


Subject: Tracking or Cataloging a Fig Collection Replies: 22
Posted By: genecolin Views: 500
 
Craig, I have sent you a Private Message.
"gene"

Subject: Tracking or Cataloging a Fig Collection Replies: 22
Posted By: genecolin Views: 500
 
Don thanks for the instruction on applying hyperlinks. I have very little knowledge of spreadsheets but have found ways to make my life easier. I did as per the instructions and WoW, I now have it working great. I put the "fig list" as the first page and have link each item with it's detail page. That makes it much easier and faster than looking up a fig on my list page and then going to my detail sheets and thumbing through them to get to the right one. Thanks again.
"gene"

Subject: Tracking or Cataloging a Fig Collection Replies: 22
Posted By: genecolin Views: 500
 
Clift help yourself, I would also like to see your data base. Access is what we did our inventory with at work.
"gene"

Subject: Tracking or Cataloging a Fig Collection Replies: 22
Posted By: genecolin Views: 500
 
Jamie, be as shameless as you want, I have no objection. Remember it's one fig per sheet.
"gene"

Subject: Tracking or Cataloging a Fig Collection Replies: 22
Posted By: genecolin Views: 500
 
Here is a little better look at my detail sheet not only showing detail but also pictures.


Subject: Tracking or Cataloging a Fig Collection Replies: 22
Posted By: genecolin Views: 500
 
I use two different spreadsheets, one is a fig list and the other is a detail of each fig.  Below are examples of the two.  Sorry it doesn't show the gridlines but if you know spreadsheets the you know where they should be.

Fig list:
 Name1 gallon2 gallon3 gallon5 gallonlocation
       
1Cajun Gold   (Lowes)1    
2Negronne  (rafed)     
4Nonnie's Green (king)  (mimi boothy)1 1  
5Ventura  (steve miller)     
7Martin's UK  (steve miller)  1  
9Atreano (very small cutting from Jazzbass) ricci fields  1  
17Mead UK  (mike gorski)  1  

Here is the second one I use for detail. Each tree has it's own sheet.

NAME# 30-1 HOLLIER 
   
DATE AQUIREDEARLY AUGUST 2009
 
   
 
  
AQUIRED FROMJAMES ROBIN
  
PRICE$10.00
 1 yr old tree
EYE 
  
SKIN COLOR  
   
FLESH COLOR 
 
   
 
  
TASTE 
  
LOCATIONIN GROUND
  
Tree 
  
NOTES:Tree was about 24" tall and looked very healthy.
   
Jan-10up potted to 1 gallon pot 
2/27/2010bud opening 
   
May-10Having trouble with scale, treated and cleared up, Made 4 figs but they split. 



Subject: Mistery thief Replies: 19
Posted By: genecolin Views: 460
 
Mario, it could be squirrels as they eat many green stems and fruit or maybe just a plain old rat. I've had squirrels strip the bark of my mulberry tree to the point that they killed it. This was in the summertime when you would have thought that there would be plenty of food around.
"gene"

Subject: DFIC 0023 Hybrid. Replies: 18
Posted By: genecolin Views: 1,420
 
Gofigure, I had a potted one that put on figs 3 years running only to have them get to quarter size, turn dark and fall off. Now it's gone.
"gene"

Subject: Killing ants in the greenhouse Replies: 16
Posted By: genecolin Views: 229
 
I buy a 40 pound bag from my local feed and seed for $38. If they're out I get 25 pound bags from my exterminator for $25 dollars.
"gene"

Subject: Celeste questions... Replies: 18
Posted By: genecolin Views: 321
 
I have a brother that lives in Tullahoma, he has 2 Celeste. They prune them to about 2 foot and cover them with leaves. They bear every year.
"gene"

Subject: Killing ants in the greenhouse Replies: 16
Posted By: genecolin Views: 229
 
Talstar PL granular, It's not a poison but rather a neurotoxin. Spread it, water it lightly and they're gone. You can put some in the pots as it's not systemic, in other words it won't be taken up by the plant. It's been my only defense against fire ants which are a threat to my wife's life. It has no strong odor and it looks like sand. It's easily spread using a hand spreader or just tossing it out using your dry hand. I purchase mine from the feed and seed or my exterminator for 1 dollar a pound. It comes in 25 or 40 pounds. A 25 pound bag will spread to cover my whole 1/3 acre yard. I use it twice yearly, as it is suppose to work up to 7 months per application. It is also quick, no need to get the workers to move it to the nest. Spread a handful on a nest, sprinkle some water on it and it's gone in a matte of hours, not moved but all dead. Good luck.
"gene"

I might add that it is safe around your pets and children.

Subject: fig member map Replies: 31
Posted By: genecolin Views: 765
 
Hi Bobby, the map works great but the flaw in it of having it open to everyone to edit makes it easy to really mess it up. There are some out there and I'm not speaking of members, who when they find such a map go around changing everyone's location or info. I really like the map but I think a better solution is to have it private and only have one or two members with access to make the changes. Everyone who wants to be on the map would message those with "the power" and have them add the location to the map. That would also make it easier for those who have problems with the program.
"gene"
ps: Happy Thanksgiving

Subject: My move out of Zone 5 Replies: 10
Posted By: genecolin Views: 533
 
Welcome to Louisiana Mike, South La. that is. GeneDaniels is mostly right, but there are a  few true grapes that are immune to Pierce's disease. Here is a link to some of them, there are more. I have a friend that grows grapes and makes wine, some of the best I've ever tasted.

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fruit-nut/files/2010/10/pd-grapes.pdf

I might be able to help you with some figs. I'll PM you later.
"gene"

Subject: O'Rourke Imposter,What happen to it yesterday! Replies: 9
Posted By: genecolin Views: 550
 
As you can see the picture in the publication is different from most of the leaves on the tree at LSU. There are some that look like the one's in the publication but it not the dominate shape in my opinion. I asked Dr. Johnson about that and the looked at the tree and pointed out one leaf with the shape like in the publication. I have an O'Rourke growing in the ground and it's a great fig. It doesn't drop, split, sour, or get any bugs. The eye is closed tight. Herman if you want one I can send you one any time you're ready. Just PM me you shipping address.
"gene"

Subject: ROAD Trip Buying Cuttings Replies: 6
Posted By: genecolin Views: 368
 
pukzpukz, Alma would be a good one for you. Highly productive, tight eye plugged with honey, and it doesn't sour in rain or attract bugs or birds. It also is sweet an good tasting and it's a larger than a celeste.

"gene"

Subject: Picture Unknown Large Dark Fig, Excellent Tasting Replies: 16
Posted By: genecolin Views: 903
 
That's a great looking one Paul. I can almost taste the picture.
"gene"

Subject: LSU Fig Day 2015 is on!! Saturday July 11 from 9 -12 Replies: 60
Posted By: genecolin Views: 2,104
 
I went, I saw, and I didn't get a T-shirt. But I did get a souvenir.



But the best part was seeing everyone.
"gene"

Subject: Aldo's Palermo Red (breba) 2015 Replies: 20
Posted By: genecolin Views: 639
 
That looks great Doc. I have one that been in a pot too long and it's suffering. I will try to get it into the ground by this fall. It has produced a few figs and they were good. Your pictures make me want to get it into the ground more than ever.
"gene"

Subject: Lsu jack lily Replies: 14
Posted By: genecolin Views: 948
 
Great picture Paul.
"gene"

Subject: Neen oil Replies: 7
Posted By: genecolin Views: 302
 
Richard, last year I used it on my fig trees to fight off sour beetles. With all the rain we had the figs were souring badly and the beetles were every where. I watching them closely this year but so far it's been fairly dry and no sign of them yet. Since the crop was ruined last year I decided to experiment. I sprayed all my trees with a mixture of Malathion, Neem oil, and bleach. My thoughts were that the Malathion would kill all the adults it came into contact with. The Neem oil inhibits and interrupts their procreation routine and the bleach was to kill of any yeast present which is what the beetles spread to the trees and causes souring. Was the experiment a success?  I would say yes. Four days later most of the adults were gone, those that we still present were sitting on the figs but seem disorientated and not reproducing. On the fifth day I repeated the spraying and that got rid of the rest of them for the rest of the season. Figs were still spoiling from all the rain but there were no beetles on them. I did finally get to eat a few figs. This year the only problem so far is rust. This winter I will do a my friend suggested and spray them and the ground beneath them with Bordeaux mix several times while dormant.
"gene"

Subject: LSU Black Fig - ebay listing???? Replies: 3
Posted By: genecolin Views: 251
 
Hi Danny, I almost got to taste and take pictures of one I had on my tree. I went to bed with it on the tree and the next morning it was gone. At least I did get a picture of it before it left. The fig need a few more days of ripening.
"gene"




Subject: Lsu Scotts yellow Replies: 7
Posted By: genecolin Views: 378
 
Well we finally get to see the real deal. Nice looking fig. Hopefully I can get my hands on one before the end of he season. Thanks for posting as many were wondering if there was a real Scott's yellow.
"gene"

Subject: LSU Fig Day 2015 is on!! Saturday July 11 from 9 -12 Replies: 60
Posted By: genecolin Views: 2,104
 
Cal I might be in the same boat. I'm heading to the left coast for a week but haven't finalized the plans but it will be close to that date.
"gene"

Subject: Strange--mouse mummy on a fig twig Replies: 28
Posted By: genecolin Views: 715
 
Ken it's simple, it was a fig to die for and it was so good it blew his mind.
"gene"

Subject: First Fig of the Year :) Replies: 17
Posted By: genecolin Views: 572
 
You two Cajuns are jumping the gun on me this year. I've had my first official fig of the year, but I haven't had my first "good" first fig of the year yet. That is the one I'm looking for. It is usually my Cajun Gold breba, but the late cold got rid of all of them and now I have to wait for main crop.
"gene"

Subject: First Fig of the Year :) Replies: 17
Posted By: genecolin Views: 572
 
Hi Cal, Conadria used to be my first of the season also. That is while I still had my tree which I lost to termites I believe. How did it taste? I always found the taste good that is until some others started to ripen. Then it seemed to yield it's place to better tasting ones. It was very light of fig flavor and sweetness. Was that one a breba, mine made some great big ones.
"gene"

Subject: My orourke first to ripen out of 17 in ground fig trees Replies: 16
Posted By: genecolin Views: 581
 
Looks great Rich, mine are not close yet. I figure at least a week or two. Last year with all the rain we had I lost no fig to the rain, splitting, souring or bugs. My only other tree to give me figs through the rain season was Alma. I love the taste of O'Rourke, a little like Celeste but a different taste which I really like. Also my ripened fruit until the first frost. Does yours do that?
"gene"

Subject: LOOKING Replies: 3
Posted By: genecolin Views: 501
 
I'm glad all is well and that you are just busy. I got to wondering a couple of days ago. Take care.
"gene"

Subject: LOOKING Replies: 3
Posted By: genecolin Views: 501
 
Wish I could help you Ryan, but I lost both my Italian 258 and my Black Ischia. Sorry.
"gene"

Subject: Texas Flooding Replies: 13
Posted By: genecolin Views: 504
 
I just got a report that all bridges crossing into Oklahoma from East Texas are closed except the I-35. I'm up in Shreveport/Bossier City and took a few pictures.
"gene"

The Red River over it's banks, the river is beyond the trees but now it's up to the levee and they are expecting 3 more feet soon.


People on the shoulder of the road on the levee fishing. I spoke to a couple of people and they said the were catching bass and catfish. One fella said they caught 300 cats a couple of days back. At the present time no one seem to be catching.




This is a rest station along the walk and bike trail which follows the river. To get to it people were wading through waist deep water.




Sunset over the river.

Subject: OT Avocados for desert Replies: 28
Posted By: genecolin Views: 759
 
Very interesting Ken. I'm not planning on growing any but I have a few friends that have been trying to find some trees that would survive and bear here in La. I pass over the info to them last night and I'm waiting to hear from them.
"gene"

Subject: Grafting Replies: 6
Posted By: genecolin Views: 359
 
Welcome to the forum. One easy way to make additional trees is to take some of those many new sprouts and air layer them. Use the search button above on the menu and search "air layer". You'll be surprised how easy it is to make new trees. You can also take some of those sprouts and cut them while dormant, save them in the fridge and then root them over winter or early spring. I'd suggest the air layers to a beginner like you with lots of sprouts to practice on. It's quick and easy and you'll have new trees in a couple of months.
"gene"

Subject: just a little cutting update Replies: 12
Posted By: genecolin Views: 394
 
Ryan those look great. It seems like you got the process down pat. Congrats.
"gene"

Subject: GOOD Ebay transaction Replies: 19
Posted By: genecolin Views: 647
 
Danny those are about the prettiest and cleanest roots I've ever seen. Looks like you made a deal.
"gene"

Subject: Hello I'm a new member. Replies: 39
Posted By: genecolin Views: 785
 
Welcome Allen. Are you on highway 71? I passed there recently coming from Bossier City. A long drive but a nice country road.
"gene"

Subject: Plumeria Replies: 74
Posted By: genecolin Views: 3,526
 

David, my daughter bought some on her trip to the Islands a couple of years back. She bought them prepackaged and certified and approved to carry back to the mainland.

"gene"


Subject: are my cuttings ready to pot? Replies: 6
Posted By: genecolin Views: 568
 
Richard the coir will have no nutrients in it for growth. As soon as you have roots you're ahead of the game, at that stage I move mine to a cup of perlite and potting mix, 50/50. It will continue to root in that mix and grow. Get some light on them before those buds rot, and use very little water.
"gene"

Subject: OT - Anybody got an electric digital smoker? Replies: 25
Posted By: genecolin Views: 927
 
Dennis, fig wood make a good smoke.
"gene"

Subject: Soon to be Fig Tree grower Replies: 50
Posted By: genecolin Views: 1,491
 
With a name like Sal, it should be us looking to you for info. You have more figs named after you than anyone else in the world I think. All kidding aside, welcome.
"gene"

Subject: Article About Dr. Ed O'Rourke | "The Fig Man On Campus" Replies: 15
Posted By: genecolin Views: 1,030
 
James, this book was written, as Dr O'Rourke put it, by two old "crotchety horticulture professors". He says "they didn't retire from horticulture but from the clutches of administrators who had kept them from doing fun things". After retirement they were allowed to keep there offices and access to the fields plots for small scale research. This book is from that time period where they did what they wanted and what they enjoyed.

The book covers a little about figs but most of the book is devoted, as the title says, to gardening in the humid South. If you've never been in the deep South during the Summer perhaps you've been in a greenhouse during times when the temps are in the nineties and the humidity isn't far behind. It so hot and humid that you work up a sweat just standing in the shade and thinking about how hot it is. This atmosphere brings on many advantages but along with the advantages comes all the disadvantages. In the book they cover everything from garden tools, and soils, to fertilizers and insects. It's a great book on general gardening principles and practices. If you're looking for a fig book this is not the one although it is entertaining and packed with very good info.

I enjoyed it very much but that might be because I live in the "humid South" and I enjoy gardening year round. I have as much space devoted to veggies as I do trees.

I hope this helps,
"gene"

Subject: Article About Dr. Ed O'Rourke | "The Fig Man On Campus" Replies: 15
Posted By: genecolin Views: 1,030
 
This is a picture of Dr. Ed O'Rourke on the left with a dear friend.
"gene'


Subject: --- the LARGEST figs you will ever see!!! Replies: 13
Posted By: genecolin Views: 820
 
"Art" tificial is correct.
"gene"

 

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