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Subject: Fig trees in my nieghbourhood!!!! Replies: 14
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Grant
 Is that fig in a pot or in ground?
If you visit again in a few weeks maybe they will let you taste one.

Subject: Petit Negri Not So Petit Replies: 21
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Frank
Maybe on this one to save confusion and since other fig folks are going to have it soon it can be called
Petite Nigri (FMD) for now
Just a thought

Subject: Fig Orchard -Updated Replies: 48
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Frank I agree with Rafed get some kind of pemanent marking system going before you get too many plants it will help save a lot of confusion later.
Dennis has some really good points the trees you are planting now should have some winter protection they probably won't die over winter but without protection it will set them back I will bring you some frost blanket for them if you want.
For now the irrigation is not real important with only a couple of trees but when you start planting larger numbers we will have to set you up with a good drip system.


Subject: Fig Orchard -Updated Replies: 48
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Looks like you are off to a good start Frank
How are the airlayers doing any roots yet?

Subject: Green cutting Replies: 9
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Is the branch still attached to the tree?
If it is I would wait untill spring
If not don't let it dry at all put it in water and give it a try

Subject: How to grow figs & be a "successful" business woman Replies: 3
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That is so funny
They would have saved money if they had some chocolate LOL

Subject: Syrup of Figs Replies: 20
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,139
 

That is a nice size sign for $10.00


Subject: 55 Gallon Drums Replies: 12
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The clear ones make great pot in pot pots ( if that makes any sence ) the clear drum cut in half goes in ground and a 15 gal regular pot fits in nicely.
Works great for trees it keeps them from falling over in strorms.

Subject: Syrup of Figs Replies: 20
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Cathy how big is it I love the art work.
Of course it should be an old guy with a frown holding his belly but the young girl with a smile looks more appealing.

Subject: Shrubjacket for winter fig protection Replies: 13
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Tim
I use frost blanket on cold hardy palms in containers I generaly put it over the whole block of palms and leave it on all winter checking under it a couple of times.
Bass is right things like the shrub jackets and frost blanket don't keep out a lot of cold they keep frost off and also help with wind.
I have left part of a block of palms out with no protection and they were dead by Christmas and the ones under the blanket had no damage at all over winter.
So there is more to keeping a plant alive over winter than just how much cold it recieves.
But if I lived way up like you I would probably use the carpet idea

Subject: Copper And Gold Colored Fig. Replies: 6
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Yeah Nick
I wouldn't worry about it you probably eat worse than that every time you have jelly on toast you just don't know it

Subject: Shrubjacket for winter fig protection Replies: 13
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,742
 

How about frost blanket it may be less expensive


Subject: Copper And Gold Colored Fig. Replies: 6
Posted By: daygrower Views: 681
 
Hey Nick
It looks like the storm damaged the fig and you got some fungus on it I would wait and see how the next one looks.
Hope I'm wrong.

Subject: Trying to ID a non-fig fruit Replies: 15
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Jason
Some trees seldom have suckers the ones that sucker make thickets but many native plums stand alone.
You would not notice the butt crack either like you would on a european plum
If I lived closer I would drive by for you

Subject: Trying to ID a non-fig fruit Replies: 15
Posted By: daygrower Views: 782
 
Bass
Jaboticaba was my first thought too but Gainesville is way out of its zone if not I would have a bunch I love that fruit.
Jason the plum does have a stem some are much shorter than others though but the fruit has a large stone so they are not soft when ripe.
This is going to drive me crazzzy

Subject: Trying to ID a non-fig fruit Replies: 15
Posted By: daygrower Views: 782
 

Hence the name sea grape LOL


Subject: Trying to ID a non-fig fruit Replies: 15
Posted By: daygrower Views: 782
 
Jason
The only thing I can think that somewhat resembles that fruit is our native plum.
this is too far north for sea grape
Look up flatwoods plum or Chickasaw plum

Subject: Ooze Tubes Anyone? Replies: 7
Posted By: daygrower Views: 923
 
Pete
You can put 2 emitters in yor large pots they need more water than the small ones anyway.
Or I think orbit makes an emitter that is adjustable I believe it would cover a 10gal pot
Thats the beauty of drip if it don't work change it you can't do that as easy with an underground system

Subject: Ooze Tubes Anyone? Replies: 7
Posted By: daygrower Views: 923
 

Sounds like a plan get the rain barrel as high as you can the higher it is the more pressure you will have for your drip


Subject: Ooze Tubes Anyone? Replies: 7
Posted By: daygrower Views: 923
 
I have used tree gators a couple of times they work very well for a tree placed in a remote area.
In the south the water gets very hot in them so I would not use them on small plantings I don't know if that applies in KY
 keep in mind you do have to fill them in place and a large one takes a lot of time to fill.
As far as going on a short vacation with new plantings in the field that is a perfect application.
It really depends on your unique situation.
They really don't work on potted plants though.



Subject: First JH Adriatic coming to fruition Replies: 29
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They looked to me to be 1 and 3 gal pots that does make a difference and mine are under 50% shade but no other cover so I am sure that is way more sun and they get more wind with only shade cloth to protect them.
Now if I had just taken all of that into consideration I wouldn't have had to bug you about it :)

Subject: First JH Adriatic coming to fruition Replies: 29
Posted By: daygrower Views: 2,599
 
Jason
The figs along the house are in fairly small pots for the size of the plant and you had said you only water once a day when my plants put on that much top growth I have to water them twice a day so I have had to step them up and they are in the shade house so I thought yours must have some roots in ground.

Subject: Rooting to fruiting Replies: 2
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That is a very impressive list Ed good to know some of the more rare figs  can be good growers.
My Preto has fruit but I will have to ask how old it is it came to me as aplant.
Please post pictures of Vasilika sika

Subject: LSU Gold Replies: 1
Posted By: daygrower Views: 530
 

My LSU Gold is 3 years old and it still doesn't have much flavor to me it does fruit well though


Subject: Rooting to fruiting Replies: 2
Posted By: daygrower Views: 462
 
List the figs that have fruited in their first season.
So far I have had
Hardy Chicago
Italian Honey
VDB
Texas Everbearing
Texas blue giant
celestes have figs but have dropped so far
Danny's delight had figs but were removed
and 2 unknowns
Some plants grow very slow thier first year but some take off and never slow down I am interested to find out some more quick fruiters.
I know there is a similar tread from last year but I couldn't find it.

Subject: Appetizer Replies: 12
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Martin those Negretta look good enough to eat:)
Do you have Nero and if so is the skin on Negretta similar it looks the same but the interior color on Negretta is much prettier.

Subject: Today's Harvest 2011 Replies: 52
Posted By: daygrower Views: 3,407
 
Looks good JD I agree the Hardy Chicago is good tasting even in first year I was suprised we have been getting VDB,Hardy Chicago,Nero and the Owensboro from Bob and they have been my favorite this year but I like the sharkskin texture of the Nero skin best.
I am leaning toward dark types I think.
Thanks for sharing

Subject: Misting Replies: 5
Posted By: daygrower Views: 705
 
Its just a different timer Frank your nozzles should last a lot longer.
I have an old mist setup that has brass nozzles and that thing lasted for 25 years the new one will have to have the nozzles changed every year the old one could still be cleaned and put back in use but it puts out a little more water than I wanted.

Subject: Looking for the following Replies: 3
Posted By: daygrower Views: 849
 

You have mail


Subject: Thanks Irene, my back is killing me! Replies: 22
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,102
 
I had a small nursery in south Fl. when Andrew went through we were a little north of the wost but still got 110 mph winds and I was amazed at how little the potted stuff was damaged they all blew over but I thought that everything would be in the next county after the storm I picked up the plants they looked a little beat up but nothing died.
The big trees in the neighborhood were torn to shreads I had lots of tree work after that storm.

Subject: First JH Adriatic coming to fruition Replies: 29
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Jason are the plants along your neighbors house rooted into the ground?


Subject: Longue d'Aout pics Replies: 66
Posted By: daygrower Views: 12,535
 

Those pic's you added in #15 made my mouth water I can't wait to get figs on mine.


Subject: After 73 Days of 100+ Temps... Replies: 4
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Yeah it seems like this year went from cold to hot we had no spring here at all I hope it doesn't go from hot to freezing that would be damaging to all the plants.
Maybe next year will be normal what ever that is LOL

Subject: After 73 Days of 100+ Temps... Replies: 4
Posted By: daygrower Views: 627
 
Thats some hot weather you must melt when you walk outside.
Are the trees growing at all in that heat?

Subject: E-bay seller Replies: 50
Posted By: daygrower Views: 3,822
 
I see what you are saying,the first one doesn't say they are green with leaves but it does say they are fresh cut when you order and it is summer.
Maybe they got some complaints and changed it and it may have not been clear but I'm not sure that is fraudulent.
And she does say that the other listing was her husband.
Now they could be total ripoffs I don't know I have never dealt with them but from what I have read it wouldn't concern me too much

Subject: Misting Replies: 5
Posted By: daygrower Views: 705
 
Glad to help Frank looks like they are doing good hope they all root - by the way get those little figs off those cuttings
Tomatoes this time of year down here is a rare sight yours are looking great

Subject: Will my LSU Purple taste better with age? Replies: 14
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YES-LSU Purple is notorious for being bland when young it goes from why do I own this thing to one of the best tasting fig you own in a few short years.


Subject: A Hurricane Is Coming And I Have 26 Fig Tress On My Roof... Replies: 12
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,060
 
Nick - 26 roomates for the night get to work.
Hope all goes well and you don't get any damage

Subject: Monticello Visit Replies: 4
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Those are nice pictures it looks like a good place to spend the day thanks for sharing them with us.
Tell the truth did you have to clean fig sap out of your pockets when you got home?

Subject: A couple observations Replies: 32
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Jason if you cut those roots now it will set the plants back several weeks easy then they will have a growth spert just in time for cool weather.
They may be a little crowded and the nodes a little long but they are very healthy.
Thats just my thought and you are more qualified at fig growing than me so keep us updated on what you decide and how iwell t works out.

Subject: Id help Replies: 14
Posted By: daygrower Views: 811
 

Ficus carica


Subject: A Little Fun. ID these EATEN figs. Replies: 36
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,430
 
Hardy chicago
red siclian
panache

Subject: Fig related but not really Replies: 5
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Good one Frank
They were suprisingly free from any astringent taste I am going to get scion from it I like the small snack size of this one.
They are not a meal in itself like yours

Subject: Finally, my first home grown fig and I need an ID Replies: 36
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I can't ID it but it really does look good


Subject: Figs 4 Fun in a Few...Weeks Replies: 35
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,912
 

Hope you get your bounty Jimmie you worked hard for it


Subject: Multi-Layered Air-Layering Question Replies: 31
Posted By: daygrower Views: 2,493
 
I was very suprised when Frank told me the age of that tree keeblers could open a newton factory in that thing.
I think it is well worth tring as a rootstock the figs arent as unapealing as he says either its better than any bt I've ever tried.
One note for anyone trying grafting for the first time wrap some masking tape around your finger to prevent getting cut-bleeding takes some of the fun out of it


Subject: Fig related but not really Replies: 5
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Thanks I will do some research on that one to see if it fits


Subject: Madeira Airlayer Replies: 12
Posted By: daygrower Views: 811
 
Martin-you said you stopped dating your airlayers.
I am sorry to hear that were you just not getting along anymore?
Sorry I just couldn't resist

Subject: Monstrueuse Replies: 24
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The figs are impressive as big as any main crop fig I have but not huge I had no breba's maybe they are bigger.


Subject: Fig related but not really Replies: 5
Posted By: daygrower Views: 509
 
I was trimming a fig tree for a customer on tuesday -see fig related
She has an asian pear in her yard that has very good but very small pears they are the size of golf balls.
does anyone have any experience with an asian pear this small?
I would ask elsewhere but this is the only forum I am on

 

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