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Subject: Unknown Adriatic Grasa 2015 Replies: 9
Posted By: JD Views: 686
 
Thanks DJ and Jon. Now I know.

We had two more breba with the potential for seveL more and I must admit that Adriatic GB is VERY good. It has a slight crunch and it consistent in size and flavor. If it offers good figs this early - even if breba with no promise of a main crop - next season, then I will say it is a keeper. There has been minimal rain so there is still much to learn.

Subject: Unknown Adriatic Grasa 2015 Replies: 9
Posted By: JD Views: 686
 
Thanks Bob. It appears as if there are about 10 fruit that are determining whether or not they want to ripen. It rained heavy this evening so I should have another data point. If it provides 10+ breba of similar quality, it is definitely worth keeping.

Subject: Peter's Honey and Black Jack Pics Replies: 24
Posted By: JD Views: 1,375
 
Hey DJ,
Is Peter's Honey to Honey figs what Smith is to Louisiana Heirloom Figs?
If so, I am going on record to ask for a layer.

Subject: Unknown Adriatic Grasa 2015 Replies: 9
Posted By: JD Views: 686
 
Ryan,
Hopefully, Jon and/or Grasa will answer your question. I am out of touch with respect to the current/updated name of this fig (if it has been changed). It was an unknown and Grasa found it and believes it to be Adriatic. Hence the name. I briefly outline my history with this fig in the link included in post #1.

Subject: Unknown Adriatic Grasa 2015 Replies: 9
Posted By: JD Views: 686
 
Unknown Adriatic Grasa | Breba. The date of the first breba was 27 May 2014 last season. Talk about consistency. Although it was not the first breba of the 2015 season - Narragansett #43 holds that distinction - it was rich, juicy and sweet. With little rain and cooler than normal temperatures, it is thriving this season. As it was in 2014, maturing a main crop is the question. For my records, climate and taste buds, JH Adriatic is different and better than Unknown Adriatic Grasa. Grasa has this one excellent breba and I hope it has a main crop this season...or else.

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Subject: trail of lsu black Replies: 15
Posted By: JD Views: 827
 

Good discussion.

Marius has posted photos from his LSU Black and it had an amber colored pulp similar to what CajunB stated. I have also been told that Jon (pitangadiego) also has and distributes LSU Black.

CajunB and Jon, Will one or both of you please post photos of their amber-pulped LSU Black?

Questions for Marius, CajunB and Jon: What is the origin/source of your LSU Black? Would either of you care to sell or swap a layer or cuttings?


Subject: Battaglia Green From Paradise Nursery Replies: 12
Posted By: JD Views: 777
 
Sybil has been raising money for charity via fig cuttings for several years now. Here is a post from 2012:
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/figs-figs-figs-cuttings-for-you-help-for-girls-5723726?highlight=sybil&pid=1272421737#post1272421737

Coop,
I have Battaglia Green direct from Sybil as do many other members. BG from 2014 http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/battaglia-green-2014-6993291?highlight=battaglia+green&pid=1283605761#post1283605761


Subject: help with my italian 358 Replies: 8
Posted By: JD Views: 440
 
Richie,
What is the history of Italian 358? I am somewhat familiar with I-258, I-395, and even Italian Bronze or Black Italian but not I-358.

Subject: message bounced from JD Replies: 1
Posted By: JD Views: 378
 
Try again.

Subject: Seeking Balance Replies: 22
Posted By: JD Views: 683
 
Suzi,

Good to hear...that you have the proper mindset and confidence to get better. Also good to hear (but much less important) that you have Scott's Black. It is good. MVS Black is a prolific fig producer but not superior tasting to my buds. Pananas Purple or NdA?

I wish I could tell you there was or was not a difference between PO Adriatic and JH Adriatic. I cannot and the only other Adriatic I have is one from Grasa that 'might could' produce a few figs this season.

Subject: Seeking Balance Replies: 22
Posted By: JD Views: 683
 
Suzi,

I trust that you get well and feel better soon.

I suggest that you consider LSU Scott's Black [1], Petite Negri [2] or Black Bethlehem [3]. By the way, is Adriatic JH in your collection as a 'best of' green-reds?

Subject: unorthodox method of rooting Replies: 35
Posted By: JD Views: 876
 
Excellent thread Wayne!
You have a good looking collection of fig starts. When you have a chance, I would love to see your mango orchard. If I recall correctly, you have shown a diverse harvest of mangoes in a few posts. 

Subject: Violet de Bordeaux vs petite negra fig Replies: 24
Posted By: JD Views: 4,135
 
Here in 8B, VdB is much more vigorous than PN. VdB has also been more productive although I prefer the flavor of PN.

Subject: Lsu thibodaux Replies: 32
Posted By: JD Views: 1,234
 
Excellent thread!
Welcome Toxdoc. It will be an extraordinary thread if you are also a historian of other LSU figs of interest.

Subject: Native de Argentile 2014 Replies: 58
Posted By: JD Views: 2,647
 
No trouble for you Harvey.
Maj DJ, you sir, are the one in trouble.

Subject: Native de Argentile 2014 Replies: 58
Posted By: JD Views: 2,647
 
Since this discussion has veered into another lane, will someone (Dennis, Harvey, Suzi) please start a Carpi fig and/or Zidi thread? This is one of just a few threads about NdA - principally by Martin (Dieseler) - so it would be nice to keep this thread focused on NdA. Thanks.

Subject: Native de Argentile 2014 Replies: 58
Posted By: JD Views: 2,647
 
Suzi,
I concur. NdA is special here as well.

Subject: in ground smith? Replies: 5
Posted By: JD Views: 506
 
Michael,
Quote:
Originally Posted by shah8
Who says Smith has off years?  And does off year mean bad flavor or biennialism?

I am curious, like shah8 is, about your statement. I have Smith and since it has been fruiting for the past couple of years [2013] and [2014], I have not observed (or even read) any evidence about an off year reputation. I am curious to know if it could be linked to the climate in which it is growing. Respectfully, I am interested in reading about it for myself and I am *not* refuting your statements.

Thanks!

Subject: OT: Mysterious 'Pawpaw' Fruit in High Demand Across Japan Replies: 24
Posted By: JD Views: 1,273
 
Bass has been promoting Pawpaw for as long as I have been a F4FF member. This is for you Bass. As mentioned in the article, it has an avocado consistency with a mango-banana flavor profile is an accurate description according to my taste buds.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201501260001

Subject: OT: All Hail the Disgusting, Delicious Durian Replies: 32
Posted By: JD Views: 1,142
 
It stinks; well it more than stinks for something you are going to eat. Along with the "distinctive" aroma is a taste that is just as distinctive.

Subject: OT: All Hail the Disgusting, Delicious Durian Replies: 32
Posted By: JD Views: 1,142
 
Initially appalled by the smell, Durian is a favorite when I can get it. Here is a good article with good references: http://modernfarmer.com/2015/01/hail-disgusting-delicious-durian/.

Subject: Attn Ebay sellers and bidders Replies: 26
Posted By: JD Views: 1,794
 

Wills,
Good post. Good text. And good that Harvey is using it. I am not sure I can identify the pessimism in your post but...(cough cough) I prefer a high likelihood of scammage and take issue with having to read not-so-gentle-buzz-killing reminder when I am salivating and overly optimistic about purchasing rare international cuttings at my own risk on eBay from an unknown seller that I cannot vet on the forums. Please stop it. I prefer the blue pill...but then that is my modus operandi.

"You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Figland and I show you how to not get scammed on eBay."


Subject: LSU Black Replies: 13
Posted By: JD Views: 1,283
 
Wayne - Sending you a PM.

Subject: LSU Black Replies: 13
Posted By: JD Views: 1,283
 

Very nice Marius!
Wayne, does your LSU Black have a yellow pulp?


Subject: Article About Dr. Ed O'Rourke | "The Fig Man On Campus" Replies: 15
Posted By: JD Views: 1,030
 

Thanks for the encomium Frank and Frank and Navid (Good to hear form you).

Gene, Nice photo. Looks like a healthy Aspidistra hangout.


Subject: Cuttings - All done for now Replies: 53
Posted By: JD Views: 3,104
 
Thanks Frank. This is always my time to recharge, heal (when necessary), rake leaves, make compost, and plant leafy green vegetables as the fig leaves fall and fruit trees go dormant. So not much posting but reading threads that I have missed.

Subject: Going to be a busy winter...... Replies: 48
Posted By: JD Views: 1,496
 
Wow.

Subject: Article About Dr. Ed O'Rourke | "The Fig Man On Campus" Replies: 15
Posted By: JD Views: 1,030
 
A good article about Dr. Ed O'Rourke...http://modernfarmer.com/2014/12/fig-man-campus/

The Fig Man On Campus


Subject: Cuttings - All done for now Replies: 53
Posted By: JD Views: 3,104
 
Frank,
Good work. I am sure you made more than a few people happy.
I like your North Florida Figs page...

Subject: Unknown Adriatic Grasa 2014 Replies: 9
Posted By: JD Views: 739
 
Jim,
No wasp here. I did not taste a main crop fig. There were only a handful (3) and the squirrels and/or birds got them first.

Subject: Pictures - 15th Sept RdB Harvest Replies: 23
Posted By: JD Views: 951
 
Paul,
That is a fantastic harvest. From how many trees and of what age?

Wills,
We may need to visit Paul next summer. Incredible. Smoked salmon. Salmon jerky.

Subject: Smith and Unk. Pastilliere PIX Replies: 29
Posted By: JD Views: 1,404
 
Igor,
When ripe, the uncaprified develop purple veins. If you have the opportunity, leave on the tree for three more days and post the photos. I would LOVE to see that.

Subject: Is my Socorro Black actually CdD Gris? Replies: 29
Posted By: JD Views: 1,831
 
Steve,
Yes. I sent Pooya seven cuttings of Socorro Black in the Spring of 2013 and I received a log of Socorro Black from Jose.

Harvey,
Yes. Your leaves are much more finger-y than mine. No question.

Subject: Picture - Melanzana Main Crop 15th Sept 2014 Replies: 12
Posted By: JD Views: 889
 
Paul,
Nice color.

Subject: My European Fig Vacation Replies: 101
Posted By: JD Views: 4,881
 
Monte Tessa Green Fig...Wow!
I know Frank. I know. There is another thing I know. We will talk about that when I see you.

Subject: Fig picking time! Replies: 13
Posted By: JD Views: 741
 
Another one...DJ you are killing me, figly.

Subject: My European Fig Vacation Replies: 101
Posted By: JD Views: 4,881
 
Frank,
Enjoy and be well.

Subject: First Socorro Black Replies: 51
Posted By: JD Views: 2,159
 
Harvey,

I think it looks very good because it looks very good. How did it taste?
It looks as if the shape, size, and open cavity are a match. The skin color is darker than I have seen, however, it will be different in your climate for a variety of reasons. 

I have had a few Socorro Black figs. They were very good as usual and the slight acidity was good. No photos for a variety of reason. The primary reason is lack of figs to photograph due to the squirrels - they have devoured so many ripe figs as well as unripe Socorro Black (and JH Adriatic) figs or just pulled them off.

Subject: Calvert and Black Madeira Replies: 9
Posted By: JD Views: 559
 
Nice Pete

Subject: Picture I- 258 Breba 15th Aug 2014 Replies: 7
Posted By: JD Views: 696
 
Very nice Paul. Will you please post a photo of your leaves? I have a lost label trying to find its fig tree.

Subject: Air layers my way ATTN Harvey Replies: 41
Posted By: JD Views: 1,425
 
I second that Gina and the nickname. Post more meandoc.

Subject: Late better introduction... Replies: 22
Posted By: JD Views: 1,114
 
Excellent second introduction Charlie. Welcome to the forum. Would love to read more about the mushroom hobby and the tumbler. When you have time, a few O.T. posts from you would be interesting reading.

Subject: figs so far. Replies: 14
Posted By: JD Views: 623
 
Pete,
Good report but better that you were willing and able to report. Continue to be well and be better.

Subject: Ischia Black 2014 Replies: 8
Posted By: JD Views: 464
 
Wayne,
Understood.

Subject: Ischia Black 2014 Replies: 8
Posted By: JD Views: 464
 
There was a request to see the leaves posted in another thread. For recording keeping purposes, I am posting them here and then linking from there to here. Yeah, the rust has started and the rain has never stopped.

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Subject: Bissiri #1 2014 Replies: 8
Posted By: JD Views: 569
 
Bissiri #1 was introduced to me by Ricci (Thanks). Barry has started the handful of threads that detail its history (Thanks). In these threads [1][2][3], Barry tells the story, posts photos of ripe fruit, and shares a means to distinguish between Bissri#1 and Bissiri #2 which is how Ricci labeled them originally. I received two cuttings from Ricci in November 2010 and then three cuttings from him jn December 2012. All five cuttings survived. I gave a couple away and neglected the others until this season. I moved one of them into a self-watering container and another into a 14" tree pot. I guess they are happy to be alive, no longer neglected, and determined to procreate. Here's why: Bissiri #1 seems to be a prolific, and quite possibly a mid-late season fig. So I took a few photos (from both the container and the treepot) to capture the growing habits of and add to the information about it.

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Subject: JH Adriatic 8-13-14 Replies: 7
Posted By: JD Views: 476
 
A very good fig just about everywhere.

Subject: JH Adriatic 2014 Replies: 20
Posted By: JD Views: 1,209
 
Thanks all

Subject: Abicou 8-10-14 Replies: 7
Posted By: JD Views: 710
 
Mike, Nice looking fig. Keep the updates rolling.

Subject: Dauphine (Not) 2014 Replies: 13
Posted By: JD Views: 603
 
Rafed,
If you are starting a BB layer, please do not but thank you. Until you mentioned it, I had ever looked at it.
If you are talking about a Dauphine layer, that's different.

 

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