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Subject: Won't go dormant Replies: 11
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,275
 
Hi Guys,

Here in Calgary we had a terrible summer this year.
Very rainy and cool.
So my figs started to go dormant at the begining of September.
The leaves fell off and I cut them back and put the cuttings in the crisper.
That being said, I thought that was it.

Well my brown turkey is budding again.
What should I do?
Leave it in the garage in the dark where it has been
or bring it in and let it grow?
I'm afraid if I don't bring it in it will stress and die.

Jerry 

P.S. Anyone want some Kadota cuttings? Akram I think I owe you some?


 


Subject: Bottom Growth (Sucker) Replies: 5
Posted By: Buster Views: 882
 
Well that's good to know.
My Brown Turkey is grafted on to a stock.
So if that one has suckers, they would be from the plant holding the graft?

Jerry

Subject: Bottom Growth (Sucker) Replies: 5
Posted By: Buster Views: 882
 
Good Morning All.

This morning while watering my trees, I noticed some growth
coming up from the ground from my Kadota Fig.

I gues that's what you would call a sucker?
Will that be viable or will that be considered wild growth?

I was told that on grafted trees that any suckers
are not worth keeping.
They are from the plant that was to hold the graft.

Does that apply to figs?

Jerry


Subject: Air Layering Marathon - pictures Replies: 26
Posted By: Buster Views: 4,066
 
Has anyone tried air layering a branch with figs on it?
My new Kadota fig has two branches that I could air layer, one branch has four figs and the other has two.
Would the figs fall off or stay on?
Would it be too much stress for the branches?

Subject: Thank You Akram!! Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 805
 
Oh well that's how it goes eh?
Akram I will have some cuttings from my new Kadota I can send you.
It has some branches on it that need to be removed and some that will need to be shortened.
I want to keep only three main branches or a crown as my dad calls it.
It has five now.

Jerry

Subject: Thank You Akram!! Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 805
 
Akram,

Here is a few pics of the only survivor you sent me.
I think you sent me ten cutttings and the one that survives is the mystery fig.
Does it look familier?
Does anyone know what it is?
Is it a white or a black fig?

Jerry

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Subject: Kadota fig Replies: 16
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,347
 
If you want, I may have a an air layering that I am trying of a brown turkey I can send you.

Jerry

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Subject: Kadota fig Replies: 16
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,347
 
Thanks, That would be great Nelson.

Jerry

Subject: Kadota fig Replies: 16
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,347
 
I still may go and get one.
It's a bit of drive to go to that nursery.
It's like going from Mississauga to Richmond Hill.

Jerry

Subject: Kadota fig Replies: 16
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,347
 
Hi Nelson and thank's!

I used to live in Hamilton and my father is still there, and have family in the Golden Horse shoe area.
I'm glad I picked the Kadota over the Peter's Honey.
The two trees they have left are on the small side.

The green house still has plenty of Kadotas and Black Missions left.
They are all 30% off from $69.99, with tax it was $50.40.

Is it hot and muggy in the big smoke?

Jerry


Subject: Kadota fig Replies: 16
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,347
 
Thanks Diesler,

One of the "Peter's Honey has a real long branch that is this years growth and is still green and tender.
If it was cut off and placed in water would it root?

My dad did it years ago and it was a hit and miss.
It seems that the softer it is the more they rooted.
If they were hardening off they wouldn't root and he had to put them in soil.

If I get the Peters Honey, I would need to cut the branch to fit it in my little car.

Jerry

Subject: Starting an air-layer now? Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,168
 

Here is my attempt at air layering on a Brown Turkey Fig.

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Subject: Kadota fig Replies: 16
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,347
 
Hi All,

Bought myself a Kadota fig tree today for my birthday, that was yesterday.
Since no-one in my family got me one, I gifted myself.
It has about twenty figs on it, I hope they ripen.
Anyone else have one?
I'm thinking of going back and getting a "Peter's Honey" also.

Jerry 



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Subject: Starting an air-layer now? Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,168
 
I set up a branch yesterday on my Brown Turkey.
I really didn't like the way it was going and would have cut it off in the fall.
If it does not work, no great loss, buy I think it will.
It only needs a couple months at most,
so by end of September it should be well rooted.

Good luck,

Jerry


 


Subject: calling me a liar? Replies: 23
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,915
 
Italiangirl, always remember.
That opinions are like "Butt holes"
Everybody has one, and it usually stinks!!
That is what I think of when someone tells me something like that!!

Jerry

Subject: WHAT'S THE USE!!!! Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,118
 
I know how you feel!
Last week we had some beautiful days here in Calgary.
So I put my figs out.
They were even left out over night because it was so warm.
Then we got a windstorm while I was away at work.
The leaves look awfull now.
They were folded over by the wind and are cracking and dry in the folds.
Good I had stakes holding the new growth or they would have been broken too.
Someone here in one of the posts said not to have them staked because they will grow langy.
Good I didn't listen and didn't pull the stakes out.
Or they would have been broken. The are in house again untill we get some more nice weather.

Jerry 

Subject: An Update Replies: 5
Posted By: Buster Views: 674
 
I'm going to put it outside for a few hours later in the afternoon when the sun is in the back.
Probably at the end of April it maybe safe to leave outside during the day
but would have to bring in at night.
Last year we had a snow storm on April 22nd, about three inches.
The only reason I staked it was to keep it from getting top heavy
and breaking and to keep them growing straight up.
  
 
Jerry

Subject: An Update Replies: 5
Posted By: Buster Views: 674
 
I stopped using the aqua globe for now.
Too much water was released.
I will try it again when I put it outside and more water
evaporates from the soil.

Subject: An Update Replies: 5
Posted By: Buster Views: 674
 

I transplanted it to a smaller pot.
It was way over potted.
The bottom half was soil.
Even now, the bottom third is soil.
Why do they do that?

I like clay because it pulls out any
extra water, incase it's over watered.

Jerry


Subject: An Update Replies: 5
Posted By: Buster Views: 674
 
Just a few pics of my Brown Turkey fig tree.

First week of January to first week of April.

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Subject: Fig and Ginger Jam Replies: 1
Posted By: Buster Views: 528
 
http://www.stonewallkitchen.com/prdsell.aspx?Search=fig+and+ginger&L0=FigandGingerJam

Picked sum up at the farmers market today.
It's got some kick to it.
I'm going to try it as a glaze on some lamb next time I bbq.

Jerry

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Subject: One Node Wonders Replies: 29
Posted By: Buster Views: 3,557
 
I am so glad it didn't go to a Shoot Out, my heart couldn't take it!!
Well talk later, going to watch the final ceramonies!!

Jerry

Subject: Green Room / Bird Room Replies: 1
Posted By: Buster Views: 519
 
I hope you all don't mind me starting this Topic.

Here is a link to the room where my figs and birds are.
Below is a picture also.


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Subject: One Node Wonders Replies: 29
Posted By: Buster Views: 3,557
 
I have four nodes planted.
Theyare Atreano cuttings from Texas.
They were pretty black and moldy by the time I received them. 
I had to keep cutting back till there was some green left. 

Jerry

Subject: Something green to look at Replies: 4
Posted By: Buster Views: 619
 
Buster, nice looking plants. I see numerous cutting of tena in one pot, are they put together to root all in one pot skipping any baggie or other method

That's what I am doing.
It's warm in the room there because of the birds.
The Teena I received from Texas and the Desert king from British Columbia.
The one on the window sill is from Ottawa, a mystery fig.
The big one in the pot on the ground is a brown turkey.

Jerry

Subject: Something green to look at Replies: 4
Posted By: Buster Views: 619
 
Here are few pics of my progress thus far.
This is the bird room/greenhouse.
The birds sing and the palnts grow!
Who could as for anything more.

Here is a link to my birds singing!!


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Subject: A Big Thank You!! Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 964
 
A VERY BIG THANKYOU TO Fatnsassytexan!!

The other day I received a package that was in the mail for two
weeks from Texas to Alberta.

That's what happens when two postal services get together!
The world was created in less time! lol lol

The Atreano fig cuttings were fine, but the Teena needed some trimming
as there was some molding and blackening.
Those were cut back to about three inches and planted in my mix and comepletly covered.

As I couldn't see where there would be roots or shoots, so I let the cuttings do as they please.

Fingers crossed that they all will be viable I will have some nice plants come the summer!!

Againg Thank You Tim Cole!!

Jerry

Subject: Heavy Pruning and Espaliering... Fig Experts, Please Explain... Replies: 22
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,719
 
Nice link Diesler.
This has been done with fruit trees for centuries.
Espesially afgainst a south facing wall.
More fruit in less space and the warmth from the sun
keeps the tree from getting too cold at night.

Jerry

Subject: fig orchard Replies: 32
Posted By: Buster Views: 2,287
 
I do it at work all the time.
I take two or three and put hot water on them,
and voila, sort of fresh figs.
Better than dry, but not as good as fresh!

Jerry

Subject: fig orchard Replies: 32
Posted By: Buster Views: 2,287
 
Take the dry figs and put some in a bowl and pour boiling water over them and let them sit for a few hours and then eat them.
They will be nice and plump and very sweet.

Jerry

Subject: A Pictorial Update Replies: 11
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,041
 
My last hope!
Hope it survives, hope it grows, and hope it fruits!
Whatever it is. 

Jery

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Subject: Leafs and no Roots Replies: 13
Posted By: Buster Views: 862
 

More bottom heat.


Subject: A Pictorial Update Replies: 11
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,041
 
Should have planted them in clay pots, like the one that is still alive.
I find with clay being natural, it absorbs any excess water and plants
survive better.
Live and learn eh?

Jerry

Subject: A Pictorial Update Replies: 11
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,041
 
Correction, down to one cutting left.
The one in the clay pot is doing very well.
It one of the mystery fig cuttings you sent.
Is it white or black?

Jerry

Subject: A Pictorial Update Replies: 11
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,041
 
Hello Everyone,

Here are a few pictures of my cuttings and and my older fig tree.
Akram I only have two of your cuttings left.

Jerry

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Subject: The future of our figs collections Replies: 15
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,559
 
My wife and I were having the same conversation about my birds.
She wanted to know what she should do with them if I went before her?
I said to give or sell them to my fellow bird keepers.
So I will have to write down the names and numbers for her.
On the flip side, I just picked up another pair of birds tonight.
A pair of "Blue faced parrot finches" .
One always needs to be prepared as much as possible.
You never know?
Jerry


Subject: Can you tell the variety? Replies: 5
Posted By: Buster Views: 730
 
This one is a mystery fig.
Akram sent me two that he didn't know
what it was.
The leaf is a differant shape too.

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Subject: Can you tell the variety? Replies: 5
Posted By: Buster Views: 730
 
I wondered why it was like that?
The one on the left side was like that too,
but they darkened up and are almost gone.
Those I believe are the chicago hardy.

Subject: Can you tell the variety? Replies: 5
Posted By: Buster Views: 730
 
Hi All,

Can you tell the variety or if they will be white or dark by just the leaves?
Below are a few pics, any guesses?

Jerry

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Subject: Oh Oh I messed up Replies: 8
Posted By: Buster Views: 901
 
Been there, done that!
I had five cuttings go that way. 
Very frustrating.

Subject: Trinmming the cutting Replies: 5
Posted By: Buster Views: 626
 
Here are my survivers.
The one in the green cup is the one that still does not have roots.
And I couldn't tell you what it is?

I am ppretty sure two of the cuttings in the tubs are Hardy Chicago,
and the one in the clay pot is a mystery fig.

Also my brown turkey that was brought in,  is showing buds!

Jerry

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Subject: Trinmming the cutting Replies: 5
Posted By: Buster Views: 626
 
Akram,

Were any of the cuttings you sent me, white figs?

Jerry

Subject: Trinmming the cutting Replies: 5
Posted By: Buster Views: 626
 
Hi everybody!!

Out of the seven cuttings that Akram sent me ,four are survivors.
Three have been planted into bigger tubs, but there is one problem child.
It has nice growth but no roots.
So I took it out of it's medium and inspected it.

The bottom looked hollow.
So I took my trustee pocket knife and trimmed a little off.
I kept trimming till I hit solid white center and green skin.

Then I put it back in the cup and covered and put
on the water heater for bottom heat.

Fingers crossed eh?

Anybody else have a hollow center?

Jerry













Subject: Horizontal rooting of cuttings Replies: 12
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,408
 
I tride laying down the whole cutting.
The buds still came through the soil and I ended up potting them
vertically.
I think that only really works outside and if you have a real long cutting
that is at least eighteen inches long.
My dad did that  with grapes.
That way you can get a long row to grow against a trellis.
I don't think it really works with figs?

Jerry

Subject: Lost Wo More Cuttings! Replies: 4
Posted By: Buster Views: 752
 
Lost another cutting today and checked on another with out roots.
I have three with roots and one with out roots left over from the ones that Akram sent me.
I have learned alot from this experimentation.
The cuttings must have roots to servive and that means bottom heat until the roots are well established.

On the flip side my Brown Turkey I brought from the garage and put in the furnace room has three buds on it.

This is fun!
Now to get a few cuttings of the Pinache tiger fig.

Jerry

Subject: Lost Wo More Cuttings! Replies: 4
Posted By: Buster Views: 752
 
Thanks Guys,

I put the cuttings back into the furnace room
and have a plant light over them.
They are sitting on the water heater, so they are getting good bottom heat.
I think that will start the roots going for the two that don't have any.

Also I transplanted one into a clay pot because it had a lot of roots already
and it is the tallest of the bunch about seven and a half inches.

I have the plant light on a timer for 14 hours of light.

Jerry

Subject: Panache "Tiger" Fig Tree Replies: 20
Posted By: Buster Views: 8,284
 

Anybody growing this variety?
Is it hard to get?
Is it hard to grow?
Any Canadians have success with it?

Jerry

Subject: Lost Wo More Cuttings! Replies: 4
Posted By: Buster Views: 752
 
Akram one was from you and one was from my black turkey.
The first one had good growth but very little roots and it looked
like it exhousted itself.
The black turky cutting just had a lttle green growth, but no roots
what so ever.

The other five look good and have very healthy roots.
Let's hope they all make it till spring.

Jerry

Subject: The J.C. Forkner fig-gardens recipes; how to serve figs in the home (c1919]) Replies: 1
Posted By: Buster Views: 566
 

http://www.archive.org/details/jcforknerfiggard00forkrich


Subject: The Sycamore Fig Replies: 3
Posted By: Buster Views: 597
 
http://www.treesofjoy.com/sycamore.htm

Here is something interesting.

Enjoy,

Jerry

 

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