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Subject: Over Wintered in Garage, Advice on How & When To Move Out Replies: 21
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A quick follow up: The put the figs outside on March 4th in the flower bed. The figs on the concrete were rooted recently (during the winter), potted up, and live outside but get morning sun only.

JD



Subject: Recent Experiences In Sharing Cuttings Replies: 36
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Jason,

I echo your comments and sentiments. I received some high quality plant material and met quite a few GOOD people on this forum. I am very thankful to have met a few folks in person like Jon, Sue V (svanessa), and Jim (daygrower) who also happen to be nice people with serious 'addictions' (figs are just the #1 one).

JD

PS: My family LOVES ground cherries. If you like them, let me know. I have found that they grow better for me in a self-watering container/SIP, i.e., "global bucket" style compared to in ground.


Subject: 6 Cuttings On Wish List Replies: 176
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Paul,

Congrats on the CdDN and good luck. It will be nice to have that variety growing in a new location and distributed more widely at some time. Also, after reading Dan_la's post about it, I think you have quite a rare variety in LSU Scott's Yellow. Please keep us posted.

@ Jason,

Lethargic? I call it "comfortable" and an "island-like" demeanor. With many of my friends, we appreciate just spending time and not having to fill each moment with talk...that type of friendship is a beautiful thing.

JD

PS: Updated List. My list is still the same. I have been contacted by a few gracious members and once a few trees grow a little bit, I will be pleased. Meanwhile, I respect and have patience, and I have quite a few other varieties to care for so like Jason said No Rush.

Col de Dame Noir
Kathleen Black
LSU Late Black
Papa John
Popp's Purple
White Triana

Subject: More Fig Confusion? Replies: 29
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Dan,
Can you share your  source for LSU Late Black?
Dennis, you have mail?
JD


Subject: Early leapers this year Replies: 22
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Looks good Jason!

Subject: More Fig Confusion? Replies: 29
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FYI Tim. Maybe Dan knows Dr. Dave Himelrick from LSU.

-------- Original Message --------
Petals,

I have two questions: 1) Are the leaves on your O'Rourke single and tri-lobed or tri- and five-lobed? and 2) Is your LSU Black Fig the same as the fig known as LSU Late Black?

Thank you,
JD


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Enquiry from Petals from the Past, Inc.
From: info@petalsfromthepast.com
Date: Tue, December 21, 2010 8:33 am

JD,

All foliage is off of our plants at this time, but I believe our Stock plant is 3 and 5 lobed. Both it and our LSU Black, which I have not heard of being called late black, were shared with us by Dr. Dave Himelrick from LSU.

Please let me know if I can help,

Jason

-------- Original Message --------
Jason,

I have learned that there are two LSU "Blacks": LSU Scott's Black and LSU Late Black. Can you tell me which one you have for sale?

I am also interested in your O'Rourke but I want to be certain that it is O'Rourke and not Improved Celeste. I have learned on the two Fig Forums that O'Rourke and IC are *not* synonymous. Improved Celeste has single-lobed or three-lobed leaves and O'Rourke only has three-lobed and five-lobed leaves. Here is what was written:

O'Rourke....ate the first one from my own tree. It is a very good tasting fig. Drum beat please........O'Rourke IS NOT the same fig as LSU Improved Celeste. Let me repeat that again. O'Rourke is not the same as LSU Improved Celeste. I have LSU Improved Celeste trees from two sources. The leaves on both trees are single lobed and tri-lobed leaves. Never have I seen a five lobed leaf on either of my two IC trees. O'Rourke, on the other hand, has three to five lobed leaves.

I will follow up with an email once Spring arrives to confirm the leaf lobes on the O'Rourke. Until then, do you have any other figs that are not currently listed on your website?

Thanks

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: Inquiry from Petals from the Past, Inc.
From: info@petalsfromthepast.com
Date: Fri, February 18, 2011 5:54 pm

I will forward this to Dad to double check on the lsu black. I do know our
O'Rourke has 3 to 5 lobed leaves.

Thank you

Jason







Subject: Over Wintered in Garage, Advice on How & When To Move Out Replies: 21
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Thanks all!

When I cleaned the garage, I put the figs out and reconnected the drip irrigation. They will stay out until the cold makes me put them back in...hopefully later versus sooner.

JD


Subject: Over Wintered in Garage, Advice on How & When To Move Out Replies: 21
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This was my first winter with figs in the garage. I am interested in reading how others put their potted figs out for the growing season. I have read about Martin's approach and it would be nice to have those thoughts collected in one post.

Many of my 1- or 2- gallon potted figs are swelling and budding; others have leafed completely. The temperatures here range from high 40s to high 70s daily. This week I have been putting them out in the morning and back in at night. I went ahead and left a few pots outside last night and all was well. I am thinking about doing the same for the rest of the fig family because I don't have the time to put them out and.bring them in routinely.

I think I could be concerned about leaf scalding (or something else) but I don't think I have ever seen it so...I need a reason to worry about something otherwise, I won't and don't.

What do you do?

JD

Subject: Anyone answer a question about AU Rosa plums? Replies: 54
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Thanks Jason...for the heads up on the teflon tape!

After I read your post, I went in the garage and practiced wrapping with it. It is a PITA to keep it from folding over; however, $1 for a durable and waterproof teflon/thread seal/PTFE tape is a good solution.

My major concern is that it doesn't stretch and isn't degradable. So I will have to be much more attentive and cut it off so that it doesn't girdle the graft as the tree grows.

JD

PS: I think you meant 520" of 1/2" teflon/thread seal tape


Subject: Anyone answer a question about AU Rosa plums? Replies: 54
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Jason,

I took a grafting class (whip & tongue and bark grafting) on last Sunday at Just Fruits & Exotics. So my comments are based on what I learned and what we did (hands on) with persimmon rootstock and scion wood; and some plum scion wood that I grafted today. Nothing else...Like you, I just figured I would give it a shot.

Concerning a local product.
I only have experience with grafting wax but I have read others sing the praises of plumber's putty, acrylic latex caulk (HD/Lowes/Ace), parafilm (haven't found a source in TLH), and plain old masking tape.

Although you did not ask, I thought I would share what JFE recommends/advises

1) 4"-6" above the root stock crown,
2) more surface area on the whip, i.e., a longer cut provides a greater chance for success,
3) wrap 1/2"-1" above and below the graft, and after the graft is wrapped,
4) cut the scion wood down to 2-3 buds only. Then ...

Yes. Wax the top of the scion wood and a portion (or all of the tape). Dry out protection. We dipped our whip & tongue grafts into grafting wax and it covers the scion wood and some of the tape.

Again, I am no expert!

Subject: horizontal rooting ? Replies: 16
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Grant (and Jason),

That single node panache (or is it panachee?) is doing very well. Once they come out of hibernation, I will post a photo of the roots. I have also rooted horizontally with success. Once I learned to water control, rooting was great (in sphagnum) for everything except Black Ischia.

Subject: About me Replies: 35
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Welcome Cecil, welcome back. To that same old place that you "figged" about... Some of the names have changed since you hung around...Welcome back...

Subject: Are you hungry for a fresh figs? Replies: 29
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Bass,

I'll gladly join the wild fig fan page for that last 'wild' fig. Thanks to Bill and Jason for starting the club. When available, I will also get in line.

JD

PS: I feel confident that the 8th image is Dark Portuguese because I remember the photo. Could the 4th photograph be Black Bethlehem?


Subject: Anyone answer a question about AU Rosa plums? Replies: 54
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Jason,

ROOT STOCK
Peaches, plums and nectarines are highly susceptible to nematodes in the Deep South, especially in sandy soils. Nemagard or Guardian are the preferred rootstocks as they offer resistance to the pesky little worms. Our trees for Zone 8 are grafted on Nemaguard while the tropical plums are grafted onto Guardian.


source: Just Fruits and Exotics (http://justfruitsandexotics.com/Plums.htm) yellow box at the bottom of the page. If you email JFE or ask via facebook, you will get reply. Tell them I sent you :~)

JD


Subject: irrigation systems Replies: 36
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Navid,

Replace an existing sprinkler head with drip irrigation. Twist off and twist on.
Add a zone to an existing home sprinkler system: Hire a professional.
No worry about the figs while away from home. Priceless.

Adding the zone requires a plower, electrical know how, and knowledge of the existing system. There are professionals who know the details. I don't. For clarity, I corrected my initial post from "we added a new 'drip' zone" to "we had a new drip zone added".

JD

Subject: irrigation systems Replies: 36
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Nkesh,

Due to work travel, I had to install a drip system. I did so by converting existing sprinkler heads in the flower beds from spray to drip. Since the heads are all in the same zone, it made watering via the home sprinkler system ideal, effective, and efficient.

Pictures follow; here are the words...
  • Remove the existing body of the sprinkler (it screws off) and replace it with the cap,
  • Unscrew the 1/2" MPT  placeholder on the body of the housing and insert a PVC fitting (1/2" MPT to MHT), and
  • Connect a tee filter, followed by a regulator, a hose starter, and then the 1/2" hose.
For the pots, I do the math as Jon as suggested. Larger potted and in-ground plants have drip tubing (1/4" and 1/2") with 6" spacing and the smaller plants have bubblers/shrubblers. It worked very well during the last growing season.

JD







FYI. It worked so well that we had a new 'drip' zone added to the sprinkler system with 1/2" PVC connector "studs" ready to go for drip setup as the flower beds. Added a ball valve to water the area more or less frequently than others.






Subject: Found another curious nearby fig ("Unknown Morley") Replies: 91
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Got 'em.
Thanks Jason.

Subject: Figs on the Point (Loma) Replies: 6
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Sue V introduced me to the area (THANKS SUE!). It is close enough to the office to get lunch and take a eating drive through the neighborhood. The views are spectacular and the weather is...nice.

Rafed, I share your curiosity (and likely that of everyone else on the forum). I'll be back to talk to the owners, learn the story of the figs, sample, and take (hopefully) some cuttings if it is good and it is okay. Dole does not look like it has ever been pruned.

Another something to look forward to during the summer months. I hope I am still working the project...

JD



Subject: Figs on the Point (Loma) Replies: 6
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While at work here in San Diego, today I took a quick drive around what I now call The Point (Loma). Up the hill and overlooking the water, there are fruit trees and more fruit trees - citrus and figs. You will find fig trees in front of homes and in median where you can just walk up, sample, and take a cutting. There are also trees behind fenced, gated, and walled off front yards and back yards.

During my visit last month, I 'discovered' two new fig trees (NG#42 and NG#43) - just call me Columbus for kicks. Most of the branches in the NG photographs that follow are just over 6 feet, an arm's length, and tip toes tall, I could not reach them.

Today while taking snapshots of the valley and the water from The Point, my inner Columbus did it again. I 'found it' on Del Monte and nicknamed it "Dole".

JD

NG#43


NG#42


DOLE




Subject: Lubera (Swiss) Fig Videos Replies: 19
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Here are some of the other figs that I found. Very nice looking.

Veronique

Califfo Blue

Rosetta

Rossa Rotonda

Peretta



JD


Subject: Lubera (Swiss) Fig Videos Replies: 19
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Thanks Paully.

Translated page: http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?ref=Internal&from=&to=en&a=http://www.lubera.com/shop/fruchtfeige-morena_produkt-de-184.html

It's nice to learn language "hands on", i.e., by knowing what someone is doing and hearing the language and "picking it up".

FEIGEN!!

More fig videos on that page but like you said, in German

#62 Wie müssen feigen geschnitten werden (How To Cut Figs) http://www.gartenvideo.com/video/62-wie-muessen-feigen-geschnitten-werden_vid_18426.html

#30 Feigen in Südrankreich - besser als beu uns? ( Figs in Southern France - better than ours?) http://www.gartenvideo.com/video/30-feigen-in-suedfrankreich---besser-als-bei-uns_vid_16419.html

#15 Feigen, Feigen, Feigen (Figs, Figs, Figs) http://www.gartenvideo.com/video/15-feigen-feigen--feigen_vid_13794.html

JD

Subject: Lubera (Swiss) Fig Videos Replies: 19
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Thanks Paully.

I didn't know of the existence of Lubera, Suttons, Peretta, or Morena. It would be nice to get an expanded description of the taste (juicier) similar to the description of size, color, and growth (more round, purple-brown, bush, tree, compact, etc.).

I took a quick look at Sutton's description of Morena: http://www.suttons.co.uk/Shop/Fruit+Trees+and+Bushes/Fig+Morena+230690.htm.

JD

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Subject: Lubera (Swiss) Fig Videos Replies: 19
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I came across these videos while searching for a decent video on pruning blueberry. These fig videos by Lubera. Websites: http://www.lubera.co.uk/luberacouk/index.html (English) and http://www.lubera.com/shop/shop_de.html (German):

#80 How hardy are the fig trees of Lubera

#81 How to train young figs

#82 The fig variety Peretta

#83 The fig variety Morena

If nothing else, excellent location...the valley of the Alps, as a daily landscape.

JD





Subject: Happy New Year Replies: 19
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Happy New Year All!

Subject: Magnolia Fig Tree from Lowes Replies: 43
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Hey Hex,

I also reside in Tallahassee and I grabbed one of those $1 “dying plant sale cart”  magnolia fig trees; but before they were dying and on sale (less than four bucks). Here is what magnolia looks like http://figs4fun.com/Thumbnail_Magnolia.html

I echo what Jason and Bill have advised: wait until spring and the next growing cycle before you do anything.

JD

Subject: Figs 4 Fun website update Replies: 136
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Copy that and rebroadcast it...Thanks Jon!

Subject: 6 Cuttings On Wish List Replies: 176
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Col de Dame Noir
Kathleen Black
Late Black
Papa John
Popp's Purple
White Triana

Feliz Navidad!

Subject: rooting large cuttings Replies: 25
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Jose (loslunas) is my reference for large log (or cutting) rooting. Much of what has been said here is what he told me about 12 months ago when I received this log from him. I was initially surprised. The log grew slowly through winter and exploded almost 5 feet during the growing season. I prefer up-sized cuttings because they have always rooted; in sphagnum or direct to dirt, it didn't matter, both worked well. Here's a chronology of the log from Jose then to now...

JD










Subject: What else do you grow? Replies: 106
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Good thread...

Avocado and mango should not grow here in Tallahassee (too cold) but I am testing the theory with excessive cold protection and TLC. We harvested our first two pineapples (after 15 months) this summer.

In Ground
Florida Avocado :: Y1 pot. Y2 ground (2010). 1st frost killed top. 8'
Blueberry :: Premier, Tifblue, O'Neal, Climax, Brightwell, Bluegem, Star
Figs :: Hardy Chicago, Stallion, Kilmartin Unknown
Kent Mango :: Y1 pot. Y2 ground (2010). 1st frost damaged leaves. Covered
Red Lady Papaya :: Y1 pot. Y2 ground (2010). Cold killed leaves. 6'6"
Hale-Haven Peach :: 2011 final spring before compost bin
Methley Plum :: 2011 final spring before compost bin
Wonderful Pomegranate

In Pots
Florida Avocado
Blackberry
Blueberry :: Premier, Tifblue, Powderblue, Brightwell, Winsor
Figs
Mango :: Kent, Keitt, and Valencia
Meyer Lemon
Naranjilla
Pineapple
Strawberry :: Camarosa, Sweet Charlie, Pineapple Crush Alpine, White Soul Alpine, Yellow Wonder Alpine

JD



Subject: Squirrel Chaser Repellent Replies: 31
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In South Florida, my parents were very unhappy with the modus operandi of the local squirrels because their taste included only ripe backyard fruit: mango, avocado, sapote/sapodilla, and papaya. The summer the squirrels ate or partially ate (even worse) 2 for every 1 mango. This fall my folks started feeding a local cat pack of 5 big burly 'ganster' cats. And wouldn't you know it, the squirrels have taken a hiatus. There are ripening avocado (crazy weather) and sapote/sapodilla...yum.

BTW, last week I planted six fig trees (1 gallon pots) in their backyard tropical fruit jungle - Abebereira, Chico Strawberry, Hardy Chicago, LSU Gold, MVSB, and Stallion. They had better keep feeding those cats.

JD


Subject: Cold Morning Replies: 66
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Thanks Sal!


Subject: Finding What Media & Methods Work...For Me Replies: 53
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Nothing. I traced whatever those worms were to the source, i.e., the scion. It was - and still is - quite odd.

FYI. I started a couple mango seeds and pineapple tops in sphagnum. Works well. Mulberry (60 days) and black raspberry (30 days) seeds require a cold stratification (fridge) and a moist medium (sphagnum moss); it's day 10.

Subject: Finding What Media & Methods Work...For Me Replies: 53
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Jason,

I don't shred.

I have three bags that I've used since my very first cuttings. I have only added a little to one bag...the bag in the photo because this growth was a little more than usual and we were gone for Thanksgiving.

The cutting was bagged on 7 November.

I would never remember that but the 2nd block of writing on the first photo tells me so. This Willow St cutting was in the fridge since my Fig Trek with Sue V on 20 October 2010. The tree was actively growing, and putting out and ripening new figs. It wasn't summer but it was San Diego!

Subject: Finding What Media & Methods Work...For Me Replies: 53
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UPDATE. I settled on what has been a repeatable, scalable, and transferable way to root cuttings...for me. I put them in a baggie with moist sphagnum moss, place them in a dark pantry, and check them in a week and then a week after that. Here's what they can look like in 16 days. Once the cutting explodes with root growth, I transplant into a 1-gallon pot and tag it.

Lesson Learned #1: Roots are fragile. Do not attempt to detangle the root from the moss. Shake off what you can.

Lesson Learned #2: Read #1 again.

Lesson Learned #3. Correlate to #2. Roots are "tangly". It is tedious to detangle more than one cutting with roots like this. Although not optimal, I would advise a newbie to limit the number of cuttings to one per bag if you let the roots explode as I have.

FYI. The photographs are cuttings from the Willow St fig tree. The bag also has cuttings of Branca and Macaulay St but they have not (and maybe will not) such similar explosive growth. And Yes. I have used the same bag and same moss for more than 12 months.












Subject: Lean-to greenhouses / anyone ever used? Replies: 13
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Jason,

I am going to put together 3-4 pvc hoops anchored with rebar and cover my small potted figs with plastic (or agribon) because the sub-freezing temperatures are here as well (expected on Thursday). I expended too much TLC to just let them ride it out unprotected. Even some of your make shift tomato tunnels would be protection from wind and frost.

For reference, the temperature swings here in Tallahassee are from high 60s and occasionally low 70s to low 30s and occasionally 20s: http://www.weather.com/outlook/health/airquality/tenday/32311.

JD


Subject: Black Unknown in ground Replies: 13
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Very nice Sal! Your black unknown looks good.

Subject: Black Bethlehem Replies: 26
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Today I harvested a first Black Bethlehem. The tree is in year one (Thanks Bass). No taste worth mentioning. I am hoping for two quarter-sized, taste worth mentioning figs next year.

Eight days ago...





Today...





Subject: Container Sizes Replies: 9
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Jon,
Please remind me of your source for the 15 gallon pots. As I recall, you got them from a supplier in CA and those pots are much different (pot height >> pot diameter) from standard nursery pots (pot height ~ pot height).
JD


Subject: Stallion Unknown 2010-2012 Replies: 17
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Jason,
Thanks for the links. Time will reveal something if only that I don't know what it is. If Stallion continues to present: nice color, good taste, small eye, productive, late, rain tolerant, pest resistant, then I will be very happy about it.
JD


Subject: Unknown cuttings: "Hobart", "Schuyler", "Voiture #217" Replies: 97
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You are welcome Jason.

They are still doing well (not much yellowing and leaf drop). As I mentioned previously, I think I mislabeled the 4th one because the leaves look exactly the same.

Night temps have been in the mid to upper 30s so I am getting quite a bit of yellowing on the plants in pots. Although with a potted RdB, the two in ground (Stallion & Hardy Chicago) have not shown any signs of yellowing. Note: all of Stallion & Hardy Chicago in pots are totally yellow.

Once all of the leaves fall and I am certain of dormancy, I will protect them with plastic on a pvc frame. I thought about the greenhouse option but here we get maybe 3-4 frosts and about 10-12 days worth of extremely cold (sub 25 degree) nights. So it makes protection less of an exercise.

JD


Subject: Stallion Unknown 2010-2012 Replies: 17
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@Paully, You are welcome. I actually had/have a first Black Bethlehem ripening but the same bird(s) that poked holes in the last three unripened & green Strawberry Verte did it again. I waited about 110 days for that little BB figlet to ripen. What's 365 more to wait...@^%#&$^%!

@ Jose, I don't know (if it is Celeste) and I do know that I don't have enough experience to know. I eyeballed leafs and eyes and color and pulp and cavity. And Celeste is not ruled in but not ruled out. What do you think? Have you come across Celeste in your fig hunts around NM? If it is prevalent, then this becomes somewhat easier. I know it would here in the South. Any other thoughts on what it might be?

JD


Subject: Stallion Unknown 2010-2012 Replies: 17
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Stallion was ready today. Its neck was titled to the side just asking a fine feathered friend or four-legged scoundrel to pick it. Lucky me.

It was small, figgy. And it is promising. I keep thinking Celeste...

JD


























Subject: Stallion Unknown 2010-2012 Replies: 17
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Thanks for the thoughts Jason. The fig has a reddish bronze color. It doesn't quite ring the Celeste bell but this is the first fruit of an infant tree so time will tell. I don't think it is Excel. I learned that the plant I have is more than likely something other than Excel. According to the responses from the forum members in this post, the color and size are not right.

Stallion from late this afternoon (at sunset):









Subject: Stallion Unknown 2010-2012 Replies: 17
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I will keep you posted. I should have taste and texture information, and a photo of the pulp in the next few days.

This tree was my first fig "find" so it will always be special. A fig identification would be nice but not necessary. I hope it tastes good. I have inquired about about its history but it has been difficult because you need credentials to access the Range, and those building are not used regularly.

The temperature swings are wild here in Tallahassee - the low was 35 this morning and the high was 78. So I think it will ripen and possibly ripen with good flavor. For example, the last three Strawberry Verte that ripen during this weather - birds pecked huge holes in them - were larger, more swollen, and juicer that the first four. I presume that tree likes these temperatures.

JD


Subject: Stallion Unknown 2010-2012 Replies: 17
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That one fruit that is beginning to ripen. These were taken today.








Subject: Stallion Unknown 2010-2012 Replies: 17
Posted By: JD Views: 1,484
 
I wanted to have thread dedicated to Stallion because it looks like the one and only one fruit that I left on will ripen in the next few days.

There are a few references that reference the Stallion Unknown [1] [2] [3].

Stallion Unknown was found while I was at the Stallion Range Center at White Sands Missile Range, NM in November 2009. Here is the mother tree:

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I took some cuttings the night before my flight back to the east coast.

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Once at home, I read this forum like a mad man to learn how to root.

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Of the cuttings I started, Stallion grew the most and also led in the number of fruit buds produced. There are five (now three because I gave two away to local organic farmers) in pots and one in the ground.

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JD

Subject: Fig Hedge Under Construction Replies: 17
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Hey John,

Life is good with me and it sounds like it is very well with you. Thanks for sharing this information. I would like to learn more. What is your source for the mushroom spores? And do you have a preferred reference for someone wanting to get on the learning curve?

JD


Subject: Fig Hedge Under Construction Replies: 17
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John,

Thanks for a peek into the project. Looks like a very nice location. Fenced (deer protection) and full sun (which direction does the sun set)? Once the work is done this fall, the spring will be exciting. About 40 trees. How many different cultivars will you plant?

JD


Subject: Found another curious nearby fig ("Unknown Morley") Replies: 91
Posted By: JD Views: 5,518
 
Nice find Jason. Even nicer that it is something 'different', possibly purple skinned, and a 'family gift'. Very intriguing. Please keep posting progress. What have you named it?

Subject: A Fig Trek with SueV Replies: 18
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>> edited 28 october 2010 <<

Back from travel...family style this time!

Here are a few photos that I took before the batteries 'died'.

JD

MACAULAY ST FIG (MOTHER TREE)




WILLOW ST FIG (MOTHER TREE)




CHICO STRAWBERRY (MOTHER TREE)






 

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