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Subject: Winter storage Replies: 3
Posted By: Karla Views: 702
 
Marius,

that is good to know. I guess I  tend to take mine off as soon as I feel it would not make it. I will leave whatever I have next time and see if they ripen up in the shed.

Karla

Subject: Violete de Bourdeaux hardiness Replies: 12
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,314
 
Hi, I put  my VdB in the ground in spring 2010. It made it through the first winter without problem, the only think I did was mulch it with about three inches of weat straw. The tree was only about two feet tall when I planted it.

Karla

Subject: Outer Banks Figs Replies: 24
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,754
 
I would say, that sounds like fun.

Karla

Subject: Outer Banks Figs Replies: 24
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,754
 
That sounds like an interesting project - to collect outer banks figs. May keep you busy for a while. Good luck

Karla

Subject: Outer Banks Figs Replies: 24
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,754
 
Very interesting. I did not know that. Is it because of the salt in the air? Did you have a chance to collect some fig cuttings from there?

Thank you
Karla

Subject: How do you eat your figs? Replies: 20
Posted By: Karla Views: 2,566
 
In large quantities if possible.

Karla

Subject: Quick one - grape help Replies: 20
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,271
 
Jeson,
my Himrod looks more like the second picture.

Karla

Subject: Memorable figs of 2011 Replies: 24
Posted By: Karla Views: 2,397
 
VdB
Chicago hardy
Black Italian - I did not have any fig, but it was a present from generous member of this forum. So, it will be always remembered. Navid, BTW it is doing great.

Karla

Subject: Prayer request for my brother in law and family Replies: 45
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,769
 
It is very sad. I am sorry, will keep the family in prayers.

Karla

Subject: Name That Fig??? Replies: 30
Posted By: Karla Views: 2,544
 

That is pretty funny. I sometimes mix up my words too. Never crossed fig with a lime though.

My favorite mixed up  is : You sneeze you loose.

Karla


Subject: Fig Tree Overnight Replies: 17
Posted By: Karla Views: 916
 
Could it be root nematodes? I mean 18 years in the ground I would expect much bigger thicker branches. Is it posible it was just making it for all these years, but finaly had enough.

Karla

Subject: Violet de Bordeaux and Jolly Tiger Replies: 1
Posted By: Karla Views: 594
 
Very nice

Karla

Subject: Fig Tree Overnight Replies: 17
Posted By: Karla Views: 916
 
Not sure, but could it be that your neighboors sprayed it with some herbicides by exident? Did you recently fertilize your grass with weed control in it? Just suggestions.

Good luck
Karla

Subject: Valle Negra superior to Violette de Bordeaux Replies: 22
Posted By: Karla Views: 4,524
 
Thank you Alan. I should have guessed that Italian girl would have fig from Italy.

Karla

Subject: Valle Negra superior to Violette de Bordeaux Replies: 22
Posted By: Karla Views: 4,524
 
Meggie,
this forum is great for info, but the constant growth of my WANT list is killing me. I have limited space.
So, you say Valle Negra is superior to Violette de Bordeaux? Do you know where is this fig originally from? Maybe you mention it somewhere earlier, but I missed it.

Thank you
Karla



Subject: Mmm mmm good...look what I just made Replies: 5
Posted By: Karla Views: 625
 
Hi,
did you make bigger batch than the receipe is calling for? In ingridiances you mention 3 lbs of sugar and than you put 5 lbs of sugar on the figs. What is the right amount?

thank you
Karla

Subject: not fig related Replies: 2
Posted By: Karla Views: 423
 
Well, I am not happy about it, but at least all the animals and we are ok. My husband is already working on fraud alert.

Karla

Subject: not fig related Replies: 2
Posted By: Karla Views: 423
 
Good morning,
I just wanted to warn people I comunicated via e-mail with, that a lot of my personal infromation got stolen due to house break in. Please, ignore any weird e-mails from me and let me know if it occures. Thank you.

Karla



Subject: Infected plants, revisited Replies: 8
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,028
 
I am logged in. For somer reason I see it now.

Karla

Subject: Infected plants, revisited Replies: 8
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,028
 
Jason,

I cannot see the picture.

Thank you
Karla

Subject: if you can order cuttings from baud.. Replies: 8
Posted By: Karla Views: 784
 
I think:
  • Noire de Caromb
  • Langue d'aut
  • Col de Dame Noir
  • Ronde de Bordeaux
It seems as though all of them are already in America so it would be possible to get them here without the customs and international hussle.

Karla
        

Subject: Used Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix, Am I Wrong??? Replies: 11
Posted By: Karla Views: 2,956
 

Hi,

I do not have experience with this mixture myself, but I had a fair amount of people complaining in the garden center about it. Most of the complains are: the soil holds too much water for too long and the plants rotted. I guess you must be very careful. It is a mix which should spare you some watering so treat it that way.

Karla

 


Subject: hello Replies: 16
Posted By: Karla Views: 941
 
Hi Trava,

I thought Slovakian is closer to your language. I am Czech thought. As you can see from your name there are some simmilarites.

Karla

Subject: hello Replies: 16
Posted By: Karla Views: 941
 
Hi Trava,

I used the term mothers tounge as a first language. My mother and I were both born in Czechoslovakia.
My grand-grandfather had a fig tree there (it is kind of cold there, but he made it work) I guess that is where my interest in figs had started.

Karla

Subject: hello Replies: 16
Posted By: Karla Views: 941
 
Trava, welcome. I was just wondering if Trava means grass or lawn in your language. It is slavic language as is my mouthers tounge. So, I was interested to know if it means the same thing.

Karla

Subject: Earthquake. Replies: 30
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,440
 
I have missed it, but had few customers  who felt it while eating lunch. It sounded like it was easier to detect while sitting than walking or standing

Karla

Subject: Rooting Summer Cuttings 201 Replies: 117
Posted By: Karla Views: 10,327
 
Thank you Dan,

it is clear now.

Karla

Subject: Rooting Summer Cuttings 201 Replies: 117
Posted By: Karla Views: 10,327
 
Dan,

in clue no 3 you say:
Now take your summer cuttings and put them in a plastic zip lock bag. Make sure to place them with their bud tips up. Put that bag in a quart size container as illustrated.

 I CAN NOT SEE ANY PICTURES! Am I missing something obvious?

Karla

Subject: Rooting Summer Cuttings 201 Replies: 117
Posted By: Karla Views: 10,327
 

You guys are funny.  I think in larger picture we are all newbies. Unless you come from like fourth generation of fignuts.  Oh by the way it is my post no 25. I have been here for a while, but not so talkative.  You got my attention; I am also ready to see some more info.

Navid, do you really expect somebody chasing you over a fig branch? Or is it the dogs you are more concern about?

 

Karla


Subject: Free cuttings for the fall Replies: 18
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,566
 
Good morning,

I just sent you and e-mail.

Karla

Subject: Few figs that I picked this afternoon Replies: 10
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,065
 
YUM

That looks great

Karla

Subject: I Think my Fig Is Happy To See Me. Replies: 21
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,261
 
Nick,

it is an interesting fig. Have you already taste it? Nobody seems to know what kind it is and it would be very interesting to read your observations about the performance and fig flavor.

Karla



Subject: Free fig trees Replies: 21
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,897
 
I also sent and e-mail.

Karla

Subject: You are probably a "fignut" if........ Replies: 72
Posted By: Karla Views: 3,787
 
I work on the rergister in the garden center. You would not belive how many people will kill any plant by simply not watering. I guess fast food nation feels like the plants suppost to water themself. Everything should be effort free.

Karla



Subject: Beall Replies: 32
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,884
 
So, would only latitude impact the angle or does Longitude play some role as well. I compared some latitudes and it looks like Charlotte, nc is almost same latitude ass Malta. Bordeaux, France is same latitude as Bangor, Maine. Now, I know there are other factors like proximity to the ocean, the fact that Europe seems warmer and so on, but how important is the angle of the sun in your opinion?

Karla

Subject: Beall Replies: 32
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,884
 
Now that might be a bit naive, but could you change the angle? I gues mirors would be a bit dengerous because of fire. Is it possible that greenhouse does change an angle your plants get sun?

Karla

Subject: Beall Replies: 32
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,884
 
It is good to hear that first fruit is mediocre. I have tasted my first VdB from my young tree yeasterday. It was really pretty good. So, I have something to look forward if it gets better with age.

Karla

Subject: Zone & Air Layering Replies: 27
Posted By: Karla Views: 2,459
 
Loquat1,

from what I found on line. You are 8b/9a hardiness zone. However your heat zone is only 2.

Karla

Subject: Ripening order Replies: 99
Posted By: Karla Views: 32,507
 
Thank you, that is a great news.

Karla

Subject: Ripening order Replies: 99
Posted By: Karla Views: 32,507
 
nelson 20vt,
are your figs in the ground? I was thinking about getting Hollier, but seemed like it would need some winter protection below zone 8.
Karla

Subject: Fig Orchard Irrigation pics Replies: 27
Posted By: Karla Views: 2,701
 
You mention you had 70 figs. I was just wondering about the spacing. How far apart do you plant them? How much land do you need to have 70 trees?
Thank you
Karla

Subject: how much are you willing to pay for fig tree? Replies: 29
Posted By: Karla Views: 2,898
 
As you all mention, it really depends on situation. It is great to get cheap cuttings and grow your own tree for much less then the rooted established plant would cost.

On the other hand, my husband and I lived for few years in a old house which was hard to heat up. I discovered it is hard to convinced fig cutting to grow when I wear jacket around the house. Maybe I should have put the cuttings in the fridge for a longer and wait for warmer weather.

So long story short. Whatever I spend on cuttings was wasted money. When I bought a tree it was not waste money. (I still didn't spend more than 30 dollars for a plant)

Since we moved last year to our new house, I might get a bit braver and spend some money on cuttings. Thank goodness it is nice, warm and cozy in here.

Karla

Subject: japanese beetles. Replies: 2
Posted By: Karla Views: 736
 
Hi, Japanese beetles never bother my fig. It munched on my maple and plums but I think they do not like the white milky stuff from fig leaves.

I applyed milky spore two years ago and it really reduce the amount of beetles in the yard.  Did not take care of all of them due too many untreated yards around me.

Karla



Subject: need info on closed eye fig plants. Replies: 11
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,589
 

What do you mean stop thinking about figs?  Impossible


Subject: need info on closed eye fig plants. Replies: 11
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,589
 
Hi Pete,
try to put CLOSED EYE VARIETIES in the search box on this forum. There is already simular thread in there.

I also live in NC, but somewhat new to the fig world myself. Most of my figs are still on want list. So, I had  good expericence with Celest - very tasty, but drops fruit in drought. I also tasted my Chicago hardy. It was good, but I suspect, might be better as it mature (it was the first season for it). I also have Violet de Bordeaux, but did not tasted the figs yet. How is your Kathleen Black doing for you?
As for Col de dame blanc I got impression it is great fig, but needs really long and hot summer since it is a late producre. Maybe the black varaity could be better for you since it was suggested it ripenes up sooner than the white once.

good luck


Subject: He's back at it again Replies: 105
Posted By: Karla Views: 9,224
 
What really surprises me is his 100% positive feedback. How is it possible? I would think that somebody whould complain about it with e-bay. Can anybody explain?

thank you
Karla


Subject: Improved Celeste (non O"rourke Replies: 15
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,879
 
Thank you I appreciate your time. It seems than people on this forum are always willing to share with someone new and not so knowladgeble. It is very nice.

Karla

Subject: Improved Celeste (non O"rourke Replies: 15
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,879
 
Thank you. I guess I learnt something new again. I was wondering if you are going to sell cuttings of this one eventually. I have a celest and love it, but it drops a lot of fruit.
Karla



Subject: Improved Celeste (non O"rourke Replies: 15
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,879
 
So what is it? Since it is not O'rourke, is it Lsu giant (tiger)?
Thank you


Subject: I finally won a contest Replies: 19
Posted By: Karla Views: 1,130
 

Oh, I am so jealous. I mean the prize is good, but having such as beautiful fruit is soo much better. I grew up in Europe and I still remember how great this fruit tasted from my Great Grandfather garden. When I move to North Carolina from Florida I was excited because it was better climate for gooseberries. I did not know they are illegal in NC. What a shame, people in here do not know what they are missing.

 

 


 

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