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Subject: Killer Snow Storm Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 480
 
Hi All,

Here in Calgary we had snow for three days and we had a lot of tree damage!
My three figs didn't freeze but two of them lost all their leaves.
My big Jerusalem I cut back and put the cuttings into a freezer bag and put in the crisper for spring.
My KADOTA lost it's leaves and should go dormant?
Mt Brown Turkey looks like nothing ever happened!

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Subject: Jerusalem Fig Replies: 11
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Thank you to all for your kind replies.

Jerry

Subject: Jerusalem Fig Replies: 11
Posted By: Buster Views: 456
 
Zone 3 Calgary Alberta Canada

Subject: Jerusalem Fig Replies: 11
Posted By: Buster Views: 456
 
Thanks guys!
These are not brebas, the fruit looks like it's on new growth.
I will cut it back some but not a lot.
Just to even it out on top, also do I can start some cuttings to give go the neighbours.

Jerry

Subject: Jerusalem Fig Replies: 11
Posted By: Buster Views: 456
 
So are these brebas then, and not the main fruit? I want the main fruit.

Subject: Jerusalem Fig Replies: 11
Posted By: Buster Views: 456
 
It's called a Jerusalem fig.

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Subject: Jerusalem Fig Replies: 11
Posted By: Buster Views: 456
 
Hi Guys and Gals,

This is me with my Jerusalem fig tree. This year it produced 10 figs and I have picked a few already. They are ver y nice tasting and sweet.
Now, I want to cut it back.
But, I'm not sure if I cut it back too far it will now produce next year.
I was thinking of cutting it back to where my hand is.

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Subject: Fig is growing now! Replies: 0
Posted By: Buster Views: 291
 
Hi everyone,

My Kadota started growing again. It finally dropped the leaves at the end of October and had about a month break. Now it's growing like crazy.
Will it be alright?
I moved it to the basement from the garage because it's cold again.

Subject: What zone am I in? Replies: 3
Posted By: Buster Views: 321
 
Sorry for the dumb question.
But, what zone does Calgary, Alberta fall in?
I see you guys all have zones put in your answers.

Jerry

Subject: Should I do the shuffle? Replies: 4
Posted By: Buster Views: 394
 
Thanks guys!

I left it out outside last night, no frost but cool.
It needs to go dormant and rest.

Again thank you,

Jerry


Subject: Should I do the shuffle? Replies: 4
Posted By: Buster Views: 394
 
My Kadoda fig still has buds opening up and browning leaves at the same time.
Should I be doing the shuffle?
We had some snow and cold weather here in Calgary, so I put it in the garage.
Right now its 10C and very sunny.
Should I put it out again and let the frost give it, it's cold kiss?
Will the buds be killed?

thanks,

Jerry 

Subject: Early Start!! Replies: 13
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,056
 
Vince, if I were to bring mine out in April?
I would never get any fruit or any fruit worth noting!
Here in Calgary our sprIng is terrible!
We can get hails d snow!
So that is why I am trying to get some good fruit this year!


Subject: Early Start!! Replies: 13
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,056
 
Yes it's red candle wax.
I put some on to protect the cuts.

Subject: Winter Breba Replies: 5
Posted By: Buster Views: 707
 
Won't that take too much energy from the plant?
In the end killing it?


Subject: Early Start!! Replies: 13
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,056
 
It is young, no more than 4 years old.
I cut it back hard, to get good strong roots and trunk.


Subject: Early Start!! Replies: 13
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,056
 


I brought in my Kadota fig into my bird room at the end of December.
Look at the growth already!
It had 3 months of cold and darkness.

This year the figs may get a chance to ripen?
Last year I brought it in at the end of February 
and by the end of September the figs were not ripe.

Jerry

Subject: PUT MY FIG AWAY FOR THE WINTER Replies: 14
Posted By: Buster Views: 929
 
Ok, everybody send me a cutting and my garage will be full! Lol lol!

Subject: Hours of darkness Replies: 11
Posted By: Buster Views: 772
 
Is three months or 2280 hours of darkness enough for dormancy.
I put mine away a few days ago, so November, December and January.
What is the minimum?

Subject: PUT MY FIG AWAY FOR THE WINTER Replies: 14
Posted By: Buster Views: 929
 
Water it ones a month and only a cup ful.

Also I will bring it in at the beginning of February to give it a head start.

Subject: PUT MY FIG AWAY FOR THE WINTER Replies: 14
Posted By: Buster Views: 929
 
By getting a chill, I meant that some new growth died back.
Nothing ever freezes near that side.

Subject: PUT MY FIG AWAY FOR THE WINTER Replies: 14
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Is it too much?

Last winter I had it of to the side of the garage and with the opening and closing of the doors, it did get a chill! 

This time it is against the wall of the furnace room and it is the warmest part of the garage.

All I need to do is to remove the blanket and the box box on top to water it.

Jerry

Subject: I D these and get some cuttings Replies: 18
Posted By: Buster Views: 996
 
Hello fellow Hamiltonian!
I am an ex-pat that now lives in Calgary.
I will take some cuttings if you dont mind?

Jerry

Subject: Why is my Kadota still producing? Replies: 5
Posted By: Buster Views: 774
 
Yes I have.
I wanted more dirt around the root ball,
so it does not freeze in the garage.
I lost two other trees last winter,
and I hope with more soil it won't happen again?

Subject: Why is my Kadota still producing? Replies: 5
Posted By: Buster Views: 774
 



Will those fall off with the leaves when it gets colder?
Or should I move it into the house and let them keep growing?

Jerry

Subject: Green cutting Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 864
 
I am going to leave it.
This morning I found some wire and made an " S" hook.
It's still plyable to get it to grow up instead of side ways.
That is why I was going to cut it off.

Subject: Green cutting Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 864
 
Ok thanks guys!
I will leave it till the spring.

Subject: Green cutting Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 864
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TucsonKen
You might consider doing an air layer instead of taking it as a cutting.


It seems a little tender to air layer.
Thats why I thought it would be better in water.

Subject: Green cutting Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 864
 
Yes still attached to the tree.
it's this years growth

Subject: Green cutting Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 864
 
Hi Guys!

I have a nice branch that is about is about 14 inches long and green.
Would I be able to put it in water to root?
Or is it too late the season?
Do I have to let dry or harden off first?

Jerry

Subject: Only Survivor Replies: 19
Posted By: Buster Views: 876
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by OttawanZ5

I guess we should name some figs for these of your extra-carica favourites.


Ya, the Bourbon Fig, instead of brown turkey, the Wild Turkey Fig, lol..

Subject: Only Survivor Replies: 19
Posted By: Buster Views: 876
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by satellitehead

If you would've told me you learned to love Wild Turkey 101, I'd have been even more impressed ;)


I like Wild Turkey too!
Just seems the Mrs. always buys me the JD.
When I go, I will try differant bourbons, Wild Turkey,
Jim Beam, Maker's Mark, and Bulleit.

Jerry

Subject: Only Survivor Replies: 19
Posted By: Buster Views: 876
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by satellitehead

A real Canuck would drink Candian Club ;) ;) ;)


I lived in the States for 4 years.
So I learned to love JD!!

Subject: Only Survivor Replies: 19
Posted By: Buster Views: 876
 
Yes July the 1st.Thanks!
Been drinking JD and coke all day!



Subject: Only Survivor Replies: 19
Posted By: Buster Views: 876
 

Canada Day here today! July the 1st!


Subject: Only Survivor Replies: 19
Posted By: Buster Views: 876
 
I don't know how I am going to store it for the coming winter?
I had it in a box with news paper around it and a blanket on the box,
in the garage.
This past winter was terrible, we had eveything from -35C to +15C.
The poor tree did not know what to make of it?
No wonder half of it froze?
I am going to get some sponge and wrap around it, then a blanket and
then put it in a corner. 

Subject: Only Survivor Replies: 19
Posted By: Buster Views: 876
 




My only survivor from the winter, a Kadota fig.
Half of the tree was dead and I had to keep
cutting back till I found green wood.
 
Let's hope the 5 little figlets get ripe enough to eat.
 
Jerry

Subject: Cactus pears Replies: 108
Posted By: Buster Views: 8,116
 
Jerry, Sorry, I can't offer anything on that but maybe some of our Canadian friends will chime in for you. If you find some that survive the cold in Calgary that would be one cold hardy Prickley Pear.
 
No problem "Saxonfig", I just want to find some to grow in the house. 
I don't think so either that they would survive outside in Calgary.

Jerry


Subject: Epiphylum Replies: 3
Posted By: Buster Views: 592
 
Are you going to grow from seed?
Or from cuttings?
Let me know.

Jerry

Subject: Cactus pears Replies: 108
Posted By: Buster Views: 8,116
 

Any Canadians here grow prickley pears? I have not seen any here in Calgary at the garden centers.

Jerry


Subject: Epiphylum Replies: 3
Posted By: Buster Views: 592
 



Here is something differant.
It's an Epiphyllum.
It's part of the Christmas cactus family.
I received a big cutting from a friend.
I am letting it callus over for three weeks before I plant it.
The flowers are huge, about six inches across when open.
This variety has orange/yellow flowers.
Anybody here grow these?

Jerry

P.S. Any Canadians here grow prickley pears? I have not seen any here in Calgary at the garden centers.


Subject: Fast Fruiting figs Replies: 21
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,640
 
Would I have to remove any figlets off mu Kadota also, if some grew this year?
My tree is not a cutting, it is about four years old, but did lose 2/3d's of it growth due to freezing. See pictures below.
 
Jerry


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Subject: Bad Winter Replies: 4
Posted By: Buster Views: 660
 

Jerry, sorry to hear of the loss of fig trees. I'm glad you were able to salvage the Kadota, you did a great job, I have a soft spot for the Monrovia Kadota fig, I like it very much, how was your experience with it in Canada? I too lost a few trees, perhaps to cold and by giving too many figs last year, wish you well, Sergio in NJ.
 
Thanks Sergio,
 
The experience has been fine, but they are pricey here, $55.00 for the plant.
We now have two new Lowes here in Calgary, so I will see if they will have any and if their prices are lower?
 
Jerry
 


Subject: Bad Winter Replies: 4
Posted By: Buster Views: 660
 
Did you have them in an unheated garage ?

John

 
Yes, the garage is unheated.
They were boxed up and had newspaper for insulation.
The problem is the extreme temperature changes we had this year.
 
Jerry

Subject: Bad Winter Replies: 4
Posted By: Buster Views: 660
 
Hi Guys,

I haven't posted here for a while, just looked in a couple times.
This winter has been terrible for my figs.
I have only one survivor, my Kadota.

The two others froze/thawed/froze/thawed/froze, or something like that.
Here in Calgary we have had every temperature extreme possible.
It can go from -25C to +15C in six hours, that is a 40 degree differance,
all because of the Chinooks we get.

My Kadota is now only about 24 inches tall, all the branches freeze dried out.
I had to cut it back hard, and now it has 12 inches of new growth.

Hope everyone had better luck than I did.

Jerry

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Subject: Figs on cuttings Replies: 1
Posted By: Buster Views: 616
 
I'm sorry if this topic has been mentioned before.
I have two cuttings off my Kadota and the little figs are getting bigger.
Will this help or hinder root growth?
Should I leave them on or take them off?

Jerry

Subject: Won't go dormant Replies: 11
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,275
 
Well the weather is still mild and the fig buds have opened up.
Does not look like the tree will go dormant.
 
There are small leaves on the branches now.
So do I bring it in and let keep growing?
Will this weaken and kill the tree?
 
I can put it in my bird room where there is plenty
of light all year round.
 
I have my mystery fig cutting in there and it's doing well.
 
Help guys what should I do?

Subject: Kadota Question Replies: 6
Posted By: Buster Views: 922
 
Will they be any good for fruit production?
O will they just grow and never fruit?

Jerry

Subject: Kadota Question Replies: 6
Posted By: Buster Views: 922
 
Will they be any good for fruit production?
O will they just grow and never fruit?

Jerry

Subject: Won't go dormant Replies: 11
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,275
 
Here are some pics of the brown turkey that won't go dormant.
It's been un-seasonally warm the last two weeks.

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

Good to know Dieseler, I will leave it in the garage then.


 

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