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Subject: Connie's Dark - thanks Anthony!! Replies: 4
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Steve, I don't know what it taste like but is sure look great. Thanks for posting.
"gene"

Subject: PRETO de PORCHES Replies: 7
Posted By: genecolin Views: 726
 
Francisco, hot would be better than all the fig spoiling rain we are having. This is the wettest I've seen it since I've been on this property of about 10 years. The ground is so saturated that it is smelling like swamp. Thanks again for the pictures and stories about figs that we can only dream of.
"gene"

Subject: PRETO de PORCHES Replies: 7
Posted By: genecolin Views: 726
 
Francisco, If Jon lives in fig paradise then you must live in fig heaven. You sure have a great choice of figs to grow and eat. To be so lucky.
"gene"

Subject: Problems/Cures/Suggestions (bla, bla) Re F4F Site Replies: 31
Posted By: genecolin Views: 1,598
 

When opening up the forum and I see a yellow folder indicating new post, I have to open that thread and go down thru all the post to find the last one I read, or is there a way to know which posts I read. On another forum I belong to there is a "new" tag after the topic that when clicked on brings me to the next post that I haven't read, as below.

Not exactly what she expected from a cute little orange cherry. New


"gene"


Subject: LSU Tiger Replies: 8
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Pawpawbill, no the Tiger is also known as the giant Celeste which is different from the Mega Celeste or so I've been told.
"gene"

Subject: Tres num Prato or SofĂȘno Claro Replies: 29
Posted By: genecolin Views: 1,250
 
Pete I love squid as you put it "boiled to death" with some spices use to boil seafood with. Oh so good.

Francisco thank you for some great pictures again.
"gene"

Subject: The top fig Replies: 45
Posted By: genecolin Views: 1,590
 
It looks divine and can just about be tasted by looking at it. Of course I would love to taste, because it would be crazy not to want it.
"gene"

Subject: Figs from my yard Replies: 21
Posted By: genecolin Views: 1,552
 
James, those are some beautiful pictures of some great looking figs. I wish my season would have been as successful. By the way the trees I got from you are all doing well.
"gene"

Subject: Greenhouse on the cheap.. Replies: 6
Posted By: genecolin Views: 460
 
Bosco, great thinking.

Tim, I think the dryer sheets are to repel the fungus gnats. By the way I ate some Tena figs off the cuttings you gave me a few years back. Boy were they good, even with the all the rain we're having. For some reason the earlier one were splitting and souring but now they are not.
"gene"

Subject: ancient fig? Replies: 33
Posted By: genecolin Views: 2,022
 
Hey Bob, don't run off. Today is Friday and maybe everyone was busy. I know I was. I just want to welcome you to the site and I'm sure others will chime in. I know nothing about Israeli figs. Good luck.
"gene"

Subject: Pastiliere, Brogiotto Nero, Piedmont Replies: 24
Posted By: genecolin Views: 2,401
 
Those really look nice Dennis, but still can't enlarge.
"gene"

Subject: Japan white fig Replies: 15
Posted By: genecolin Views: 1,597
 
Nice tree.

Happy birthday Jenn.
"gene"

Subject: Mushrooms in pots ... what to do?? Replies: 14
Posted By: genecolin Views: 767
 
greenfig, check out this shroom growing out of the bottom of this pot. Today I found a few more like this.
"gene"


Subject: LSU Scott's Black Replies: 11
Posted By: genecolin Views: 877
 
Cal, did you find any other interesting figs that ripened while you were there.  Did you hit the St Gabriel site.
"gene"

Subject: Daughter Enjoys Fig Replies: 13
Posted By: genecolin Views: 921
 
Great pictures Cal, she's a doll.
"gene"

Subject: What causes rotting? Replies: 20
Posted By: genecolin Views: 944
 
Jon, I don't think they are fungus gnat larvae as they have legs. The larvae are just small worm like but then again they could be transitioning from larvae to adult. I've also noticed some other small whitish crawling bugs on some cuttings but they are too small to see even when magnified.

Here is a picture of larvae that I took off of a failing cutting. They were only half of what was on the cutting in an area about 1 inch long.


"gene"

Subject: Sampling Some Figs (Video) Replies: 20
Posted By: genecolin Views: 857
 

Very nice Frank, I love your set up. I'm envious of the fact that your split figs are not sour nor do that have sour beetles all over them. As soon as my figs begin to swell the beetles show up and gather around the eyes even on closed eye varieties. That is all but on O'Rourke, Alma, and LSU purple. These must not put out ripening smells. I know which figs I'll be adding more of to my collection. Thanks for the video, well done.

"gene"


Subject: Improved Celeste & O'Rourke pics Replies: 11
Posted By: genecolin Views: 1,535
 
Dennis, I'm glad to see someone put the two figs side by side and lay to rest the idea that they are one and the same. I have both but my IC is young and still in a pot.It has put out a few figs that I didn't think were representative of what a more mature fruit from a mature tree would look like so I haven't posted pictures of them. The IC that I have eaten off my tree and off the tree of others were good but I find they were very Celeste like in taste. Maybe with more tasting side by side I might change my mind. The O'Rourke on the other hand is a great fig. It's at least as sweet as the Celeste and IC or sweeter, but I find the taste different in a very good sort of way. It has a unique taste that is easy to distinguish from the other two. Also the O'Rourke hasn't soured in all the rain we've had and the flavor hasn't washed out or if it has then I can't wait to taste them in dry weather. I will be starting many O'Rourke over this winter to put in the ground.
"gene"

Subject: Papa John Replies: 8
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Cal, thanks for posting about the Papa John. I'm in the process of culling my trees and need some that are weatherproof. My LSU Purple is as is my O'Rourke and Alma. No use growing trees that I can't eat figs off of.
"gene"

Subject: Better Protection. More Figs. Replies: 4
Posted By: genecolin Views: 708
 
JD, a man has to do what a man has to do.  I like your little tepee. I use something similar when my trees were smaller but had to resort to the big house which has worked flawlessly. I've used cups somewhat like you but your method is much better as it has the support of the branch. I now have another problem but that's for a new topic.
"gene"

Subject: To Rafed Replies: 22
Posted By: genecolin Views: 1,391
 
Let's hear it for all the good folks here. Hip-Hip-Hooray!!!!!!
"gene"

Subject: elin said something... Replies: 13
Posted By: genecolin Views: 679
 
Danny I don't know exactly how you flail okra but on your word I beat the tar out of mine this morning. They are way past due in producing, I hope it works. Some of them I beat a little to hard and broke them, but what does it matter if they don't produce.

On another note, I had a Celeste that would only bear small marble size figs. After a few years I pruned it down with the thought of putting the chain saw to the rest. Things happen and I never got around to finishing the job. The next year, same thing, small figs. I pruned all I could cut with the lopers and was gonna use the chain saw. Again something got in the way. Follow year tree grew nicely and produced some very nice figs and has since. I didn't beat it but it was brutal.

"gene"

Subject: To Rafed Replies: 22
Posted By: genecolin Views: 1,391
 
There is no one out there with a bigger heart or brighter smile. I'm more than glad to proclaim Rafed as my friend. We can all learn from his generosity and unselfish attitude. 

Navid, thanks for posting this. It makes you a stand up guy also.

"gene"

Subject: Major but minor. Replies: 11
Posted By: genecolin Views: 658
 
Paul, you can add move potting mix for those roots to grow into. More root equal stronger plant.
"gene"

Subject: Hardy Chicago 2013 Replies: 49
Posted By: genecolin Views: 2,855
 
JD, you have made me envious. So many perfectly dead ripe figs. This year looks to be a wash out for me again because of the rains. I was able to stop the birds to perfection but no stoping the rains. Maybe I'll have to build a roof over them.
"gene"

Subject: Dauphine (Not) 2013 Replies: 14
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JD, from the looks of it, it's a winner. Let's just hope that it ripens it's figs and they are great tasting. For the time being, you couldn't find a prettier tree. It's hard to beat that kind of production.
"gene"

Subject: Unknown Foxcroft Drive 2013 Replies: 10
Posted By: genecolin Views: 715
 
alanmercieca, there is officially no fig named LSU Improved Cleleste as LSU has not released one by that name. But.... there are improved Celeste that originate in the LSU breeding program that got into the public's hands and should be known as improved Celeste. The one and only improved Celeste that LSU released is the O'Rourke named after the breeder Dr. Ed O'Rourke who headed the research at LSU back in the 50's and 60's. The taste of the O'Rourke is different than any Celeste I've ever eaten, it is very good and holds up to the rain.
"gene"

Subject: suicidal tree HELP Replies: 5
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Sounds like winter damage. I would quickly start an air layer or two if you want to save that variety because the damage could also have affected the roots. I had one do that, killed the complete tree by summers end.
"gene"

Subject: LSU Gold 2013 Replies: 27
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LSU Gold seems to prefer dryer weather. They wash out quickly in rainy weather as does my Cajun Gold which is a LSU Gold wannabe. Both are great honey figs when they ripen in dry weather but right now it's rain every day and tasteless figs for me.
"gene"

Subject: Better Late Than Never - Celeste Replies: 10
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Looks great Frank. Because of being delayed by a cold spring mine are ripening a month late right in the middle of all the rain we've been having. It hard for me to find any good figs, the exception is O'Rourke. The rain doesn't hurt it. Nice photos.
"gene"

Subject: A Discussion About LSU Improved Celeste Replies: 34
Posted By: genecolin Views: 2,196
 
I think he said that as far as LSU was concerned there was only one improved Celeste and it was the O'Rourke. The others along with the LSU Red, LSU 5, Thibodaux and others, were not of any value to LSU as they have no records of what crosses were used to make the trees.
He wasn't saying that they did not come from the LSU program but rather they had no complete records on them.
"gene"

Subject: My grafted fig tree Replies: 8
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Cal, that is a nice looking tree. What tree is the root stock? I may try something like that in the future. It would be great to have an early, middle and late season fig all on one tree.
"gene"

Subject: LSU FIG FIELD DAY!!!!!!! Replies: 53
Posted By: genecolin Views: 5,655
 

OMRI  = Organic Materials Review Institute


Subject: LSU HOLLIER Replies: 6
Posted By: genecolin Views: 677
 
Marius, do yourself a favor, let some of them overripe. Let them go past the soft stage, let them go past the hangman stage, let them start to turn ugly brown and start to wrinkle. Try some at all stages but the best tasting will be the little shrunk brownish ones.
"gene"

Subject: LSU FIG FIELD DAY!!!!!!! Replies: 53
Posted By: genecolin Views: 5,655
 

Mike,
I don't think that those are leaves of an O'Rourke, probable more like one of the Improved Celeste. I have an O'Rourke that came from LSU and the leaves don't look like that. In fact that the first thing I did when I got to the LSU field day was to find an O'Rourke and check it out. The leaves on my tree and those on the LSU trees are exactly alike. The picture that LSU published with it's release to me is not representative of the actual leaves on the tree although we did find a few that were almost like the LSU release photo as shown here.



The following photo is a little more like most of the leaves we found on the LSU trees. These are from my tree. The center lobe is like a oak leaf and the thumbs on many start to turn upwards.



If your tree is an Improved Celeste it is still a very good and productive tree.

"gene"


Subject: LSU Fig field day..... Replies: 43
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This will be a first for me also Brian, but looking forward to it. If all works out I'll be meeting darkman at the Waffle House at I-10 and Siegen Lane on the north side of the interstate. I'll try to be there around 7 to 7:30 AM. That will put us around 3 miles from the meeting place.
"gene"

Subject: LSU Fig field day..... Replies: 43
Posted By: genecolin Views: 2,164
 
It looks like we will be ending our vacation and driving home on Friday. That should allow me to go the the LSU day on Saturday. Looking forward to seeing some of y'all again and also meeting some new members.

I think lunch afterwards as brackishfigger suggested sounds great.
"gene"

Subject: Sometimes life isn't fair. Replies: 8
Posted By: genecolin Views: 790
 
Same here Steve, keeping my fingers crossed. Bob I guess living in the deep South has some advantages.
"gene"

Subject: Sometimes life isn't fair. Replies: 8
Posted By: genecolin Views: 790
 
I know you guys are right, it's early yet, but it been so long. Martin the only tree I've pinched is my Cajun Gold. I pinched about 2/3 of it for comparison against the other 1/3. Last year it just kept growing and growing and not ripening as many figs as it should have even though they all soured. I pinched a few ends, about 10 percent, and even they put out new growth almost as fast as the unpinched ones. This year the pinched ends are not making new buds yet as they did last year and the unpinched end haven't grown any more past the clusters of figs. This tree is still a puzzle to me. The only thing I know for sure is that I love it's figs. On another note, I did have a breba swellng and getting dark on my Martin's UK but we got hit by an inch and one half of rain yesterday and it split and soured overnight. It was the only breba on the tree. It was looking so good. It still has many main crop fig so I'm was hoping for a dry season.
"gene"

Subject: Sometimes life isn't fair. Replies: 8
Posted By: genecolin Views: 790
 
Last year I barely got to taste any figs, just a few Celeste, Cajun Gold and Conadria breba. Most of the rest soured along with the Celeste, Cajun Gold and Conadria after the rain set in. I'm thankful that those three varieties were early enough to let me eat a few. So I've been waiting all year and most of last for some fresh figs. This week my Celeste started ripening a few, one here and one there. Yesterday I picked about 20 moderately ripe ones. Tomorrow I should get around 30. I also picked a nice batch of Cajun Gold today. Oh they are oh so sweet, like savoring fresh honey straight from the hive. When Linda eats one her eyes light up and roll back in her head and says, "that's my fig".

I also picked an O'Rourke, it could have gone another day but I just had to do it. I should have another one tomorrow. O'Rourke has a unique sweetness and flavor to it, unlike any other fig I've tasted. That's what I remembered from last year. Last year it was the only fig that didn't sour as it has a very tight eye. The one's I ate last year had that same sweet taste but they were watered down somewhat by all the rains but I was thankful that I got to taste them and wonder about that sweet taste. Well that taste is still there ripening in dry weather. I see that I have a LSU Tiger ripening also. It is showing it's stripes today. In fact the O'Rourke also has stripes showing.

So what's not fair about all that. Although we've been having some light well needed showers now and then, starting late in the weekend on into next week, just as the figs are ripening, we are suppose to get some heavy tropical rain move in from the Gulf, bad timing. Also Saturday, just as the figs are ripening, I'm leaving to go to Destin FL for a vacation, bad timing. I will be heading into an area where there was 12" of rain yesterday but the weatherman said it should get better. Also next Saturday is LSU fig day. I think none of that is right, none of it. Well we just might get back in town by Friday and if so I'll make the LSU day. I'm really looking forward to that. Maybe it's best that I leave town while all the rain is falling as that would be quite depressing and awaken memories of deja vu from last year. I guess I shouldn't be to upset as I've had many a good day in my life and I'm more than thankful for them. Life is an exciting journey and it's different at every turn. I guess I'll just be my happy self and see what unfolds. It might just turn out great on it's on.

On a good note I might get to meet up with darkman in Pensacola when we pass through.
"gene"

Plate of Cajun Gold which aren't so gold this year, and 1 O'Rourke


O'Rourke


LSU Tiger, sorry about the blur but I think you can see the stripes just like on O'Rourke

Subject: OT What is it, I know it ain't a fig Replies: 10
Posted By: genecolin Views: 705
 

Sounds interesting Danny, looks like you might have found a file' tree.
"gene"


Subject: Happy 4th of July!! Replies: 28
Posted By: genecolin Views: 708
 
I agree with Pattee, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY  !!!

"gene"

Subject: Air support has arrived! Replies: 14
Posted By: genecolin Views: 744
 
I had air support of a different nature today. One very smart, or maybe not so, mocking bird found it's way into my fig cage. While he was frantically trying to find a way out when he saw me, he attracted the attention of another one which kept chasing the one on the inside from one end to the other while he was on the outside. Then came the air support.



The results of the sortie.



The one on the left was a head shot as that was all he was presenting me and the other right through the heart and lungs. No suffering was involved.
"gene"

Subject: From the Cuttings Graveyard Replies: 5
Posted By: genecolin Views: 582
 
Never say Never. Since it's such a fighter is should do well.
"gene"

Subject: Perhaps a male!-Seattle Unknown Fig Replies: 15
Posted By: genecolin Views: 966
 
:>)
"gene"

Subject: met some scouts from louisiana... Replies: 8
Posted By: genecolin Views: 415
 
Those boys were raised right.
"gene"

Subject: LSU White Honey Replies: 19
Posted By: genecolin Views: 1,782
 
Tim keep us posted and please take some pictures.
"gene"

Subject: I got a good laugh today. Replies: 17
Posted By: genecolin Views: 696
 
That's funny Harvey. Mockingbirds are very territorial and defend it to the end. They'll take on crows which are 3 times there size. They fight across my yard all the time. There must be at least a dozen who try to claim my yard. Maybe I could record one singing and lure him into a trap and then relocate him, far far away.

You're right Gorgi, I've been bombed a few times myself but I wear a hat. It sure makes the hair stand up on my neck when they do it. The poor cats that roam loose catch hell.

Gina, that is one scary picture.

"gene"

Subject: LSU White Honey Replies: 19
Posted By: genecolin Views: 1,782
 
JD I'm glad to hear that as others and myself have had trouble starting cuttings this year. I will be doing a few air layers for a few friend that I owe. I thought I'd have about 20 small trees from cuttings this year but its not to be.
"gene"

Subject: I got a good laugh today. Replies: 17
Posted By: genecolin Views: 696
 
Thanks for the comments. Today I haven't seen any mockingbirds doing any survey work. I just can't believe that they will give up with just one try. Once the smell of ripe figs fill the air I'm sure they will attack in force.

Frank, I like you cage as well. I have a few young single trees around the  yard and I will be doing the same when they start bearing figs.

I plan to get the last laugh.
"gene"

 

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