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Subject: DFIC 17 Brown Turkey Replies: 24
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I do not know what happen to my pictures on Post 97. I edited it and replaced the pictures, maybe they will stay on this time.


Subject: Great visit with a figgy friend. Replies: 5
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I assure you and Linda, that the pleasure was all ours. It was great having you visit with us. I can not say enough about someone that comes that far out of their way to meet you, "makes them special people."

Now that we have your attention, we will plan better on the next trip and make sure we get you to "come to the table" and enjoy some home cooking.  Of course, we have to work harder to even try to compete with folks from South Louisiana and their cooking!!  And remember, we have an extra guest room.....figgin' is wonderful with that first cup of coffee in the early morning!  We'd love to have you stay over a night so we could really get some conversation going.

You are right Gene, fig people are great.
 J.A & Judy 

Subject: DFIC 17 Brown Turkey Replies: 24
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This is the tree I was taking about being the same as Herman's. Remember it's fig season is over and there are only about a half dozen figs on it. I got some pictures of a couple that are almost ripen. Notice how the large limb is going almost horizontal. The tree is wider than it is tall. I am sorry the pictures are not clear but the wind was blowing and moving the tree as I was taking pictures.

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Subject: DFIC 17 Brown Turkey Replies: 24
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Bob, if you would like to take a chance that my tree is the same as Herman's I can send you cutting. Our tree is very big. It has a tendency to grow outward instead of up. I will take some picture later today of the mother tree and post them. I do not think it has anymore ripe figs on it to show you.


Subject: DFIC 17 Brown Turkey Replies: 24
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I have a Brown Turkey that looks identical to your picture. It is a very heavy producer. As far as taste, I would give it about a five on a one to ten scale. Maybe you are right; it does not like the summer heat here. It goes out of production in mid July.


Subject: Violet de Bodreaux Replies: 18
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This is my VDB from James Robin. It kind of went into a transplant shock but I think it is coming out of it now. I put it in-ground in May of this year.

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Subject: Negretta Replies: 7
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Martin, I want to remember it being you that posted a picture of a Negretta showing the beautiful colors in the plant. That posting sparked my desire to obtain one for myself. In May I put most of my trees in-ground including my Negretta. Well, the first time I cut the grass where I planted my trees I ran slap over my beautiful Negretta, two two and one half inch stubs was all that was left. Every day, praying over it, talking to it, promising I will never be so careless again,  it has returned and growing very well. It is about 20"s tall now.  

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Subject: LSU Purple Replies: 18
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 Tim, I saw a LSU Purple in South La. that was loaded with beautiful, shinny, wonderful tasting figs. The tree was 4 or 5 years old and about 10' tall. "Water it heavy and don't give up on it" the words a fig expert said to me.
 J.A.

Subject: A new find Replies: 6
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Great find Gene, maybe the taste will change when it does not get so much rain. Don't turn down any extra shoots.


Subject: My First Figs Replies: 34
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Fantastic Tim, your pictures show how well you are taking care of your plants. Your little greenhouse is great, very clever shelf set up.


Subject: On Naming Figs Replies: 8
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 Ox, you have been watching way to much TV.


Subject: calling me a liar? Replies: 23
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Maggie, don't let them get to you. I am sure this is what they are trying to do. You are doing good work, keep it up.
 J.A.

Subject: Sultane Cutting finally growing Replies: 6
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Some of these little cuttings just want to live no matter what we do to them. Congratulation on the success Tim.


Subject: Irrigation system for planted trees? Replies: 14
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Tim, your system looks very good. Your trees and garden look great. I will have to check out those sprinklers. I did not want to use spaghetti tubing but from the looks of yours it seems manageable. Thanks for posting.


Subject: Irrigation system for planted trees? Replies: 14
Posted By: Jstall Views: 1,215
 

 I have a well not city water, very good water. I use a drip tape system in my garden but when it comes to the trees I can not decide what type system I need to use. I did not want to use anything with spaghetti tubing. I have the small sprinkler you put in a riser from a PVC line but you would have to install two at each tree to cover both sides. It also will spray about a eight foot circle. I plan to install a PVC line down each row of trees. I would like to concentrate the water at and around the tree and not be watering grass.


Subject: Irrigation system for planted trees? Replies: 14
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 What type of irrigation system are you using for your planted trees, other than a water hose moved to every tree?


Subject: Some tree pictures Replies: 5
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Trees look great Gene.


Subject: Cuttings in sphagnum moss Replies: 13
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I used the baggie method with fair success. If I was having trouble in the baggie, I placed them into sphagnum moss, after cleaning them again and it seem to kill the mold. I also notice I was getting roots faster in the moss. I would say I had 80% better success in the moss than the baggie. One problem with the moss is getting the tender roots out of the moss without breaking them off.  


Subject: Cuttings List posted 10:00 PST today Replies: 62
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They get 8 bucks a gallon around here. Gene may do well with Fig Mart.


Subject: Accidental Rooting Technique Replies: 10
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I am having the best luck with Sphagnum moss. If I am having trouble rooting cuttings I have transferred them to the moss and saw excellent results.


Subject: "root en route" Replies: 7
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Jason, I would not throw that bag away.


Subject: New found fig Replies: 4
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Sound like you found a good one Gene. It is sure to spark a lot of interest. May prove to be a good for up north.


Subject: Greenhouse Pest help Replies: 6
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Thank you Rafed, I will use that treatment starting today.


Subject: Greenhouse Pest help Replies: 6
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The instructions said to use the spray 6 days straight, that sound right Rafed


Subject: Greenhouse Pest help Replies: 6
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That is what conclusion I came up with, fungus gnats. They seems to hang out in the rooting mix of UPM and Perlite.
 My eyes are not good enough to tell if they look like spiders, they are to small.  They are fast and hide from you as soon as you get near them. The spider looking web in the tops of the fig trees are being made by them, I think.  

Subject: Greenhouse Pest help Replies: 6
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 I have something that looks like fruit flies, tiny black ants and webs on the top leaves in my greenhouse. What do I need to use to take care of these insects? The flies seem to be in the cups with my cuttings and the tiny ants looking things are on the fig trees. I searched the net and found a site that recommends 2 parts 70% alcohol 1 part water and a couple drops of soap. This is what I sprayed today and it did kill a lot of them. Any more suggestions?
Thanks
J.A.

Subject: Canadian UPM Replies: 15
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I have used Pro-Mix BX for starting seeds in my greenhouse with excellent results. I potted two small fig trees in it and they are doing great. One of the LSU research stations claims they have never had a failure using it in there tomato research.


Subject: Sad event Replies: 21
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Prayers are for her safe return and for you gorgi, where most of the stress is. My kids are older and it does not get any better, Arrrrrrr!


Subject: Looking for cuttings to start in my New green house I got for Christmas Replies: 15
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Paul, did you get the cuttings I sent to you? I know the mailing address was right, you sent the self address envelope. I never heard anything back from you.
Good luck with your greenhouse

Subject: Figs in the Greenhouse Replies: 9
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You may want to install a exhaust fan on thermostat control.


Subject: DANG! RKN? Ugh. Replies: 11
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I am glad you contacted the nursery you got this plant from?  I bet my bottom dollar they will make it good. They need to know about this so they can correct the problem.
J.A.

Subject: DANG! RKN? Ugh. Replies: 11
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Re-pot that fig tree in a extreme high organic mix to kill those RKNs. I was told by a very knowledgeable person on RKN that they can not survive in an high organic environment. Use cow, horse, chicken, sheep manure that has been thru it heats or well composted. It you try it this will be a excellent test for us the watch.
J.A.

 


Subject: Texas Everbearing...A true variety? Replies: 38
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I e-mail Texas A&M to ask them what the difference was between the Texas everbearing and the Brown Turkey. A Professor wrote back and told me there was no difference. Here are two site that say the same thing.

http://klru.org/ctg/plant/name/Texas_Everbearing_Fig/

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/extension/homefruit/fig/fig.html

Subject: Any Takers? Replies: 12
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The picture of the fig looks like it would taste good. The size and color looks like a Celeste, with it little red eye. But the leaf does not look like Celeste.


Subject: My first rooting experiment Replies: 41
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 So sorry to hear this Gene. Your Sister in law and family will be in our prayers.
 J.A.

Subject: 09 fig commentary Replies: 14
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 Gene, that was a buy. That rascal well be a nice tree by the end of next summer. Gene, you are going to love that Fuyu persimmon. I have two persimmon trees, a Tam o pan and a Tani nasha. I grafted a branch of one with a Fuyu, and I love it. The one Fuyu branch is a heavy producer and very reliable. The only thing I have found that affects the Fuyu is a very dry year. If it is not watered it will drop all the fruit.
J.A.

Subject: My Soil test results Replies: 10
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Lou fixed it, good work Lou. Cecil how did you get that high of a Ph in East Texas?


Subject: My Soil test results Replies: 10
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Cecil,from what I can see it looks like you are in good shape.


Subject: My first rooting experiment Replies: 41
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Gene, excellent instructions, very clear. Do you have any that are leafed out heaver than the ones pictured? At what stage do you start watering more.
J.A.

 


Subject: My first rooting experiment Replies: 41
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 Gene, you have it down! You are doing all the good. How often are you watering the ones that are rooted and leafed out?


Subject: This is NOT a Celeste (PIC) unknown right now! Replies: 29
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Cecil, when you get your heat mat set it on a piece of hardboard insulation. I have mind on one inch thick insulation board. It works a lot better that way.
 J.A.

Subject: My first rooting experiment Replies: 41
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I need one of those! Moisture meter. Gene, you are doing better than I am.
J.A.

Subject: Good quality small/medium size figs Replies: 16
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Cecil, this forum is helping with people like Zergy. It stopped  me from purchasing an Italian 258 cutting from him. I understand it is a good fig and had a itch to get one. But after reading on here about him there is not way I would purchase it from him.
J.A.

Subject: Good quality small/medium size figs Replies: 16
Posted By: Jstall Views: 1,318
 
May I ask a question here? Do people really destroy trees you do not like or ones that are not performing well for you? I have always disliked waste. It seems such a shame not to dig the tree up and sell it or give it away. From reading on the forum, there are trees that do not do well in one part of the county but may do well in another. I read where someone said he or she burn the tree. Why burn it? Give it away. Is this just an expression or do people really destroy these trees. Maybe I misunderstood what I have read. Maybe the trees had a disease.
 Have a great day,
 J.A.

 


Subject: Cutting on the costs of building a greenhouse for fig trees Replies: 11
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 This may be of interest in building a PVC greenhouse. It is made for quail but if you eliminated the raised floor it would work for a green house.
http://www.quailranch-ok.com/wst_page6.html

Subject: My last two figs. Replies: 15
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That was a good one Gene. The figs and breakfast looks really good. So you bringing the jar of figs in November? And cooking breakfast?


Subject: lurking newbie intro Replies: 13
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Italiangirl, you sound like my daughter. I do not know how she has a stomach anymore. You can have the curry. Not much I do not like but that is one I am not crazy about. We all landed in Louisiana from Palermo. That is why we can cook Cajun, well my great grandfathers landed there, not me.


Subject: lurking newbie intro Replies: 13
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Fig forum reunion, that would really be fantastic. But I hope I would get a year notice so I can save my money up and buy those new, high price hearing aids. My old ears and the aids I have now just could not handle all the conversation I would want to hear. My little Italian wife is a excellent Italian and Cajun cook. She would fix something really good.
J.A.

Subject: I think I got Punked !! Replies: 92
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Glad it turned out good for both, you and the seller. Negative feed back can really hurt a seller. It sure makes a difference in my purchases on e-bay.


Subject: A few books that I ordered Replies: 4
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 I ordered Plants from test tubes, third edition. It should be here tomorrow.
I am hoping it is a good one.

 

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