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Subject: Monstrueuse Replies: 24
Posted By: daygrower Views: 3,945
 

It is from Just Fruits and Exotics don't know where they got it


Subject: Monstrueuse Replies: 24
Posted By: daygrower Views: 3,945
 
My monstreuse shows no sign of FMV that I can see ( I know redundent ) it makes lots of figs but it fruited during our rainy season this year and all split wide open I still ate some and they are very good.
Even that added ant crunch

Subject: Fig Babies...... Replies: 21
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One thing I have noticed with really soft tips is they seem to root faster if you leave the leaves intact under mist.
The reason it is important to root them fast is because under mist  really soft wood rots really easy if left too long

Subject: Layers to Share Replies: 6
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JD they look good I hope they all take root and make really good new plants for your fig friends especially the one near the middle :)


Subject: Ever use dehydrator for fig drying Replies: 16
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JD can you show us pic's of the same figs after drying?
If so I'll be over in the morning:)

Subject: White Fluffy Stuff on Scionwood Replies: 5
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,057
 

Thanks for the information Martin a picture is easier to understand than  a bunch of words.


Subject: A Tail of Air Layering Gone Horribly Wrong Replies: 29
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,949
 
Thanks Frank
Can't wait to see the little canary with foil all over him

Subject: "Texas Blue Giant" a Giant Dud Replies: 22
Posted By: daygrower Views: 2,515
 
I have what was labled Texas blue giant but I can't tell the difference between that and my Texas everbearing it may have been mislabled.
They are both big figs and they do well here it sounds like you got a dud tree if nothing else it should grow better mine was 3ft first year from cutting and made ripe figs.
Do you have Texas everbearing?

Subject: How would you make new trees? Replies: 8
Posted By: daygrower Views: 912
 
Someone from your area will know better but I would wait and let them make it through the winter.
The Atreano could be split in spring to make two plants but I would wait on the paradiso and put an airlayer on it in spring.
I hope someone else can ring in that lives in your area
Good luck with them


Subject: A Tail of Air Layering Gone Horribly Wrong Replies: 29
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,949
 
Hey Frank
When you remove the airlayers let us know which method worked best for you.
I am a creature of habit and lazy take a 1 inch piece of bark off the branch get a handfull of sphagnum put it on a piece of foil and wrap it around the branch -Done
I have also always cut the top off at about 8" after removing the airlayer.
Thats just how my Dad taught me back 40 years ago when we did crotons in Miami it worked then and it works now.
But I am sure there is a better way.

Subject: Sanford (not Stanford) from Fanicks Replies: 10
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Thanks alot guys I have had sitcom theme songs rolling around in my head all day now.
Nice fig by the way

Subject: New record set...... Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 902
 
Welcome to the forum George
I'm in that old school myself I have to ask the kids how to do everything when it comes to computers
Keep on posting

Subject: A Tail of Air Layering Gone Horribly Wrong Replies: 29
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,949
 

Hey Frank if the spca doesn't find you I get the layer when it roots right :)


Subject: Bulgaria Replies: 11
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I am going to get him to check out the different options with figs and other fruit and if I get anything you know some will be heading your way:)
They are going back in April and we will see them several more times before that so I will have a chance to educate them a little as to what to look for.

Subject: Bulgaria Replies: 11
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Thanks for the information I will look into it


Subject: Bulgaria Replies: 11
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I do I do thanks I have to look into that one


Subject: Bulgaria Replies: 11
Posted By: daygrower Views: 818
 
Rob-what specie is the cornus it sounds interesting
Boris - The pomegranates sound like something to look into maybe there are some local varieties I know cuttings are the only thing that would come true but it might be fun to grow seeds from them as well.

Subject: Bulgaria Replies: 11
Posted By: daygrower Views: 818
 

I wish we could grow cherries here


Subject: Orphan Replies: 1
Posted By: daygrower Views: 619
 
Nice, I like the color real lemony


Subject: Bulgaria Replies: 11
Posted By: daygrower Views: 818
 
We just had a nice visit with some old family friends who are living in Bulgaria.
Does anyone have experience with figs from there?

Subject: Todays Candy Treat Replies: 7
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Nooooooooo !!!!!!
they are too good looking I can't stand it

Subject: Scion order Replies: 21
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,732
 
Monstreuse grows and fruits well but does have a bad splitting habit if it rains at my place.
good taste though


Subject: My Italian 258 Replies: 6
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Thats good looking fig and you take a good picture I could almost taste it


Subject: Vista - the gift that keeps on giving Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,014
 
That's a beautiful site
My list keeps getting bigger

Subject: Rooting With Summer Branches Replies: 14
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,301
 
Hey Martin
I used your method on some cuttings and inspected a couple of them today( I try to leave my cuttings be but I am weak ) and they have roots all of them are showing new leaves and I won't have to do anything with them untill spring.
A good simple method
Thanks

Subject: Fico Del Sol. aka " The Sun Fig " Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 957
 
Beautiful plant take good care of that one
The name is good as long as if you trade or sell cuttings or plants you use the original name

Subject: What happened to my Newly Grow Fig? (Included Picture) Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 731
 

I hope they come out of it and give you lots of figs next year.


Subject: A Tail of Air Layering Gone Horribly Wrong Replies: 29
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,949
 

Thats great Frank my family was wondering why I was laughing so hard


Subject: Rooted cuttings are not the exact clones? Replies: 6
Posted By: daygrower Views: 744
 
And it depends on the type of plant some are very stable and some types are not.
 loropetalum for instance is very unstable and any large block of them will have many variations in color or growth habit.

Subject: Rooted cuttings are not the exact clones? Replies: 6
Posted By: daygrower Views: 744
 
The differces are very small if you took a cutting from a cutting and so on for 100 generations there will be some noticable differences from the mother tree.
But like Dan says sometimes the tree has a bud sport and if that is cloned then you have a new variety.
Bud sports can be very miner and anytime you look over a large batch of plants grown from cuttings say 10,000 you will see variations in that batch that is where nurseries find that new variety of hedge plant that replaces the old one

Subject: What happened to my Newly Grow Fig? (Included Picture) Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 731
 
It would be alright to water more if you were not getting so much rain and if they didn't have fungus.
They should not need water every day unless they are rootbound or if it is very hot when the weather clears up and you put them back outside water them every three days unless they start to wilt would be my suggestion
I do live in zone 8 so I will grow a little different than you so maybe someone from up north can chime in


Subject: What happened to my Newly Grow Fig? (Included Picture) Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 731
 
I would not water it for a couple of days anyway dont let it get so dry it wilts but that soil looks soggy and that can cause root rot.
Anyone else have a suggestion?

Subject: What happened to my Newly Grow Fig? (Included Picture) Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 731
 
Hi welcome to the forum
You have a fungus on the leaves from too much water I would suggest taking the plant out of the rain cutting off the infected leaves and get a fungicide
I believe one for black spot would work but hopfully more people will chime in soon and get you a sure fire cure
Jim


Subject: Ischia Black Replies: 12
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,247
 
I hope you get to eat those beautiful figs
Oh by the way whats your address:)

Subject: Salem white pics Replies: 8
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Thats a beauty Do they tast as good as they look?


Subject: a first for me! Replies: 22
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,101
 

I hear ya if they would cut FL off at the lake we would have a lot more things to eat  seems like everything is protected all the oldtimers miss eating the gophers they are protected and they are also everywhere


Subject: a first for me! Replies: 22
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,101
 

We do too but if you kill a stergeon you get a trip to the pokey


Subject: Encanto fig - pics Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,135
 

I thought it was funny Martin


Subject: a first for me! Replies: 22
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,101
 

I guess you guys in LA have the same problem with stergeon in your rivers they must be all around the gulf.


Subject: Possible Fig Forum members sighted and filmed by National Geographis Replies: 3
Posted By: daygrower Views: 620
 
Thats a good one Mike


Subject: a first for me! Replies: 22
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,101
 
Sorry to take this thing way off topic but
Here on the Suwannee river there are a good many gators but more people are injured every year by sturgeon.
They come up in the river to spawn and they like to jump a boat will be going along an eight foot sturgeon jumps and you get a face full of fish.
Its not pretty

Subject: Importance of heat in rooting cuttings? Replies: 14
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One thing I have seen through out the years as far as rooting is concerned is the more I mess with them the more trouble I have had.
with high heat you have to monitor them very closely and if that means handling them it will probably lessen your % of plants.
one broken new root can kill the plant it is an open wound that can easily get infected.


Subject: Planting a fig in a compost bin -- good idea? Replies: 5
Posted By: daygrower Views: 914
 
What might work is to wait untill they are dorment but before the ground freezes plant them in the compost bin and cover them.
Then in spring they should be rooted in and they will take off.
Good luck with them

Subject: Looking for cuttings Replies: 67
Posted By: daygrower Views: 3,287
 
WOW - I guess the offer wasn't good enough Cathy
and how dare you try to slip in duplicate cuttings.

Subject: what's the reason for waiting for root initial before moving.. Replies: 41
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,691
 
Crotons are the same way people have tried rooting leaves for years they get all excited when they see roots but there is no meristem to initiate a new plant.
Kerry - I would be happy to send you a bag of the misters if you can't locate them locally they weigh nothing so shipping should be cheap.

Subject: what's the reason for waiting for root initial before moving.. Replies: 41
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,691
 
I really don't know the brand I searched though the different ones they had at the irrigation supply house and that one looked best for my application.
spacing is about 2ft the whole thing is 9ft long I think
I am sorry I don't really have details I have built so many different mist and fog systems that Now I just put stuff together no plan and no measuring its not very scientific but it will do the job.
If anyone is interested in getting information on any of the parts used I can find out and I do believe the nozzles were about five cents each they came in half and full circle and the original application was chicken house cooling.

Subject: Planting a fig in a compost bin -- good idea? Replies: 5
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The only thing I can see as a problem is when you plant them in that rich compost they will probably put on some heavy growth late in the season.


Subject: what's the reason for waiting for root initial before moving.. Replies: 41
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Subject: FMV free fig colection - anyone tried ? Replies: 55
Posted By: daygrower Views: 3,735
 
Thats why I like this forum people are very civil.
The yelling thing was in fun I just forgot the smiley face :)

Subject: FMV free fig colection - anyone tried ? Replies: 55
Posted By: daygrower Views: 3,735
 
This is just my take on this
Personally I think everyone is right and wrong there are many things that make leaves mottled and or distorted FMV I believe is not always the case but it is everywhere.
In the past there were areas that definatly did not have FMV that is no longer the case if someone bought a fig at a box store then the area has the virus.
That does not mean that every tree has it or does it if mites or some other critter can transmit they are everywhere.
I guess whet I'm saying is its here and we should put our resourses into getting our trees to grow out of it the best we can.
Believe me if you look at the ailments that are out in the plant world we have it easy dealing with this miner ailment.
P.S I know some of my facts are probably wrong so don't yell too loud

 

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