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Subject: Leafless Figs. Replies: 2
Posted By: daygrower Views: 566
 
My Nero is doing the same thing and the figs ripen just fine I would leave them on.
If a plant gets a little dry it will drop lower leaves thats normal its when they drop new leaves that you have to worry.

Subject: Summer pictures (picture heavy) Replies: 16
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,129
 

Looks nice thanks


Subject: Summer pictures (picture heavy) Replies: 16
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,129
 
Nice looking plants Gene when the figs get ripe post those pics too.
I wana see that Black Ishia cut open

Subject: what's the reason for waiting for root initial before moving.. Replies: 41
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,691
 
Hi Frank
The mist is on for 10 seconds and off for 10 minutes only during the day.
Mine covers 50 square ft. in the corner of my greenhouse very simple I will get pictures of it and post them.
The cost is in the timer it cost about $80.00 everything else makes the total price around $100.00
Ther is amuch cheaper timer that I saw on ebay but the shortist interval of time was 1 minute.


Subject: what's the reason for waiting for root initial before moving.. Replies: 41
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,691
 
Thanks
I am talking about dorment cuttings I get from forum members.
 I take cuttings from my figs in summer they root really well even the soft tip will root well under mist

Subject: what's the reason for waiting for root initial before moving.. Replies: 41
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,691
 
Jason
Thanks for the information on how to keep cuttings in the fridge.
I think next year I will wait untill the weather warms a little and either root the cuttings in my mist bed or if they are natorious for not rooting I will graft them on a rootstock and do airlayers later.
If anyone can see problems with that plan please let me know.

Subject: Fig Propagation from Seeds Replies: 65
Posted By: daygrower Views: 8,023
 
I know this thread is about growing from seed but is anyone hand pollinating thier figs and if so what capri fig are you using and why?
unless you don't want to reveal that info I would understand I am thinking about playing around with it and want to get a good capri and avoid trouble.
If I should start a new thread please let me know.

Subject: what's the reason for waiting for root initial before moving.. Replies: 41
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,691
 
So you are rooting cuttings from last winter.
If I knew they would last that long I would have waited untill spring and do mine in the mist bed instead of the house I have rooted many thousands of cuttings under mist   but that whole in the house thing is allien to me I can't even grow houseplants.


Subject: what's the reason for waiting for root initial before moving.. Replies: 41
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,691
 
Jason
Are you rooting summer cuttings in the same way as dormant cuttings and if so are you using green wood.

Subject: green wood air layers Replies: 11
Posted By: daygrower Views: 742
 
I put a green wood aielayer on my Nero I wanted to pinch the tip to make it branch so I went down about 6" and just broke a couple leaves off wraped it in sphagnum and foil
It took a little longer to root but when it did there were alot more roots in the foil
I have potted it up and it is doing well
I did have to take cuttings off the top though in the time it took to root it grew another 15"

Subject: Atreano is making extremly large fruits this year(5th).(pix) Replies: 11
Posted By: daygrower Views: 894
 

Now thats what I call some heafty figs


Subject: Would You Eat This Fig? Replies: 15
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,572
 

Good information Martin


Subject: Atreano is making extremly large fruits this year(5th).(pix) Replies: 11
Posted By: daygrower Views: 894
 

WOW that's an impressive fig can't wait to see the inside


Subject: Free fig trees Replies: 21
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,897
 
Navid
I am so sorry I had not updated my email in the forum
I am emailing you again
Sorry again
Jim

Subject: Tennis ball "can" & scaly visitor Replies: 43
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,557
 
I'm with Jason snakes get a bad rap.
Because I do landscaping in rual Florida I come accross snakes all the time and have only been bitten when I was messing with them I'll take a snake bite over a squirrel bite anytime

Subject: Tennis ball "can" & scaly visitor Replies: 43
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,557
 

Its nice to see other reptile fans on here that was a beauty and so well behaved.


Subject: LSU Purple Replies: 18
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,994
 
Welcome to the forum Travis
I agree LSU Purple just keeps getting better mine is in its trird year and its so much better this year and it grows like a weed.
Nice web page by the way

Subject: Free fig trees Replies: 21
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,897
 

Sent you an email


Subject: Air layered Replies: 14
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,021
 
Air layer now
I like semi hard wood roots real fast
Made a mistake on my jelly I put an airlayer on the tip of the main trunk about 8" down then it decided to flush and now instead of 8" its 28" and still going

Subject: my new greenhouse Replies: 30
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,872
 

Thats a lot of growth is the persimmon astringent or non.?


Subject: my new greenhouse Replies: 30
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,872
 
Nice plants looks like you are going to get a nice crop of figs
How big is the greenhouse?

Subject: soil for cuttings. Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 766
 
Poor little seedlings always use fertilizer when starting seeds the difference in your transplants is amazing the main roots will be shorter but with far more feeder roots.
but never use granular only pelleted or liquid.

Subject: soil for cuttings. Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 766
 
If you are using mist I would do a 50/50 mix but if you are jus putting them in shade and watering them I would use less perlite.
I know alot of people say don't use fert for cuttings and that may be true for winter dormant cuttings I am not real familiar with that yet but I have always used time relese fertilizer in every stage of growing and that comes from being in the trade in the past and my wife is the office manager for a grower now who uses nutricote in his rooting media.
none of my contacts in the trade have done winter dormant cuttings and my first try was this past winter so I can not speak to that.
Good luck with the cuttings

Subject: Intermittent Mist System - Propagation Replies: 11
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,745
 

Only if there is still simisoft wood on your plants and you can keep them out of the harsh temps over winter a garage would work cold for dormancy but but not bitter cold.


Subject: Intermittent Mist System - Propagation Replies: 11
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,745
 
The peat /perlite mix is what nurseries use in this part of the country for almost all applications but course sand has been used with great success ever since mist systems were developed.
Get those systerms going guys it only takes about an hour to put together a good system

Subject: Intermittent Mist System - Propagation Replies: 11
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,745
 
Hey Mike
I have used mist to root cuttings for years it works very good for fig soft wood but is really not needed for wood that has hardened off at all.
I would recommend using 80/20 perlite and peat instead of sand even for blueberries unless you are going to do the blueberries in a bed and let them harden off for a year.
Sand was the standard method for years but studies show peat and perlite works better for most applications
10 seconds on every 10 minutes has worked better for me it keeps the media from getting too wet.
Those are just my experiences I do live in a different climate than you.
One more thing put a filter inline it will help to keep the misters clean and save you a lot of headaches.


Subject: Sals Corleone & Breba Replies: 7
Posted By: daygrower Views: 923
 

You didn't show us the inside of the penn fuzzy fig :)


Subject: Recent Experiences In Sharing Cuttings Replies: 36
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,972
 
I have been on this forum for about 2 years I have traded with several people and not had anything but wonderfull experiences this is the most generous bunch of people there are.
I have met JD and am looking forward to meeting more forum members in a couple of weeks.
One thing I want to say to new forum members reading these posts don't take advantage of these nice folks I think Jason said recently to a new member stay around a year or two contribute to the forum and the figs will come.
And I think you will learn that its not just about the figs but its about a community of great people.

Subject: Celeste breba? Replies: 6
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,076
 
Thanks
Everything points to Celeste from what I remember except my thinking about brebas.
I know from the lack of red eye it is not a BT and its not likely anything uncommon.

Subject: Celeste breba? Replies: 6
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,076
 
I am not asking what it is just what its not for some reason I have it in my head that Celeste does not make breba.
If I am wrong then this is most likely a Celeste.
One of my clients has a fig that has brebas but does not have a red eye like BT.
Something keeps getting the fruit so I can't get a pic of ripe fruit but 2 years ago I picked about 50 fruit and from what I remember they were dark with red pulp.
Thanks
Jim


Subject: 6 Cuttings On Wish List Replies: 176
Posted By: daygrower Views: 17,501
 
Her is my updated list not that I need more figs. Is that blasphemy? :)
Maltese falcon
Ronde de bordeax
Pitite nigri
Maryland berry
Martin's unknown
Longue d' Aout

Jim


Subject: Ronde De Bordeaux Replies: 8
Posted By: daygrower Views: 970
 

Nice roots and I love that leaf let us know when you put it up on ebay


Subject: Hollier Replies: 14
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,427
 
Hope this helps the fruit is yellow and the taste is very good but mostly sweet not as rich as I like but don't go by what I say I hate chocolate and coffee and eat grapefruit without sugar so...
And the leaves are small I would say the smallest of my figs tha three lobed in the top left is about 3" long and the largest was about the largest on the plant

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Subject: Bright Red Fig. Replies: 40
Posted By: daygrower Views: 2,378
 

WOW $175.00 for a three gal BT or mission I charge  my clients $30.00 for 3 gal. LSU Purple, LSU Gold, Alma, etc. and that is installed with soil amendments and fertilized. I could never bring myself to plant a BT for someone much less charge that kind of money


Subject: Bright Red Fig. Replies: 40
Posted By: daygrower Views: 2,378
 
Hey Nick
Did you ever buy that plant?

Subject: Garden Pro Potting Mix Replies: 15
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,959
 
The compst has a tendency to break down and if there is too much the soil will get mushy and not drain well.
If you slide one of the plants out of its pot and it looks like muck there is too much compost.
Fertilizer sounds good I have had very good success over the years with slow release fert.


Subject: Fig Orchard -Updated Replies: 48
Posted By: daygrower Views: 6,675
 
Hey Frank
I guess the whole big bend group will be having a work day at your place this fall

Subject: Garden Pro Potting Mix Replies: 15
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,959
 
I'm with Martin use what works best that is availlable to you.
And IMO that soil looks good as long as it doesn't have too much compost.
What are you using for fertilizer?


Subject: Hollier Replies: 14
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,427
 

Not real pretty but it is sweet

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Subject: Fig Orchard -Updated Replies: 48
Posted By: daygrower Views: 6,675
 
Hi Frank
Sounds good I am going to JD's in a couple of weeks and can stop by then.
Jim

Subject: My First Figs!!!! Replies: 21
Posted By: daygrower Views: 969
 

Nice pic's they sure look tasty I have VDB getting close now I can't wait to taste them.


Subject: A little more info on cuttings that I gave away from Fredericksburg, TX. Replies: 22
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,316
 
That sure looks good Cathy
How did it taste?

Subject: Fig Orchard -Updated Replies: 48
Posted By: daygrower Views: 6,675
 
Hi FMD
For watering in an orchard situation where you have long rows the simplest and cheapest way here in North Fl. would be drip tape.
run it down each side of the figs and it will moisten the whole area around each plant figs are kinda like blueberries lots of surface roots.
I would also plan on using a good thick mulch.

Subject: Top 3 best for Savannah, Ga Replies: 8
Posted By: daygrower Views: 684
 
I have been very pleased with Nero it has a closed eye has not split in rain, tastes very good and is just getting started here.
My climate should be very close to yours hot wet summers and nothing but sand although I do mix in copious amounts of organic matter in the soil before planting.
Also LSU Purple but you have to wait a little longer for exellent fruit

Subject: Beall Replies: 32
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,884
 
Thanks
I don't fertilize but once I use 9 month nutricote when I pot them up.
With the heat here it will only last 6 months so I should not get to much late season growth

Subject: Beall Replies: 32
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,884
 
These are in pots.
The ones in ground are planted with lots of organic matter, mulched with a 6" layer of partially composted leaves to hold moisture and are on  drip irrigation and never allowed to dry out

Subject: Beall Replies: 32
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,884
 
Thanks for the information Dan
I am always looking to get all the information I can.

My plan with the figs has been to use a higher N ratio the first year or so to get a bigger healthier plant and then change to a balanced fertilizer for fig production.
You said this would not be good for a northern climate I am in North Florida would it still be a bad idea?
Thanks

Subject: Beall Replies: 32
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,884
 
Thanks Herman
I will watch the nitrogen I am looking foward to tasting it next year.

Subject: Beall Replies: 32
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,884
 
No liquid I just fertilized with alot of Nutricoat when I put it in the 7gal pot I used 9 month slow release but in this heat only lasts 6 months so it should wear out in September just in time to harden off.
At least thats the plan

Subject: Beall Replies: 32
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,884
 
I believe I read that alot of nitrogen also affects flavor.
But I may be wrong set me strait guys :)

 

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