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Subject: Beall Replies: 32
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,884
 
Hi Jason
Not much flavor yet but I really gave it the fertilizer this sping to get plenty of growth I expect it will have much better flavor next year.

Subject: For Fla.-LSU Purple and ? Replies: 9
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Hi Kerry
I was surprised that Hardy Chicago has done very well for me here in N. Fl. good growth and the fruit has held up well in the heat and rain.
Jim

Subject: Beall Replies: 32
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,884
 
Its main crop the flavor was pretty flat it was not quite ripe and the plant is in grow mode lots of fertilizer this spring.
Its  2 years old in a 7 gal pot I will put it in the ground next spring and change my fertilizer to get less growth and better tasting figs.

Subject: Beall Replies: 32
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,884
 

Picked my fist Beall figs of the year first time posting pics so I hope it works

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Subject: Baby Colasanti #3 Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,285
 

That is one happy plant and I love those leaves.


Subject: how much are you willing to pay for fig tree? Replies: 29
Posted By: daygrower Views: 2,898
 
It would depend on the source for me I would pay much more for the same fig from someone who is passionate about their plants.
nurseries that get their plants from a wholesaler generally don't know what they are getting and sometimes they don't care
I have a lot of plants that are ? now from dealing with unreliable sources in the past.
Like Martin said not from just anyone.


Subject: hard to grow figs. Replies: 25
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,646
 
Stuewe & son is a very good company I have ordered from them several times.
These may be to small but if anyone is interested I have a bunch of the Ray Leach cone-tainers SC10 Super they are 1.5" x 8.25" cones.
If interested PM me
Jim

Subject: uc davis order 2011. Replies: 12
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,004
 
I am doing something wrong the last 2 years I have filled out the order given my Fedex account number made sure it was in way before Dec, and no cuttings.
But because of the very nice and generous folks here I am not to worried about it.
Its a lot more fun to trade with real people and make new friends :)
I hope you have much better success than I have had
Jim

Subject: UC Davis orders Replies: 71
Posted By: daygrower Views: 4,609
 
I have not recieved mine either so either they are sending out another group of boxes or we are doomed swept aside cast away like an old shoe.
I hope its the first one :)

Subject: Selling UC Davis Cuttings Replies: 33
Posted By: daygrower Views: 2,547
 
The punicia varieties are not usually seen pistachios don't do well in Fl. and all of their listings except the pear are are available at UC Davis.
Maybe they could not afford the postage and had to sell them but thats no excuss for the pics

Subject: Mission fig cuttings available...for postage only Replies: 38
Posted By: daygrower Views: 2,562
 
Thanks Ben the cuttings look great I even had enough to share.

Subject: Plant Tags Replies: 28
Posted By: daygrower Views: 2,236
 
I have started this year giving each cutting a tag  using a rubber band to attach it so there no mixing them up but using paint pen for the rooting stage makes much more sense.
Thats whats so nice about this forum many minds are better than one

Subject: Plant Tags Replies: 28
Posted By: daygrower Views: 2,236
 
I only use these once dry they don't smudge or fade
ELMERS- Painters paint markers
They will outlast the tag I think I have daylily tags from 2001 painted on window blinds that are still very readable.

Subject: Is Scotts Black = LSU Black ? Replies: 47
Posted By: daygrower Views: 3,077
 
I have a fig from Just Fruits and Exotics that they call LSU Scotts Black that would lead me to believe they are the same.
Of course my knowledge of figs would fill a post it note :)

Subject: Keeping fig records -what to keep? Replies: 25
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,927
 
Hi Cathy
If you can find out where the person you get the fig from got it that is always helpful. That information is not always available but it doesn't hurt to ask.


Subject: irrigation systems Replies: 36
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,847
 

Don't get clear tubing algae will grow and muck up everything if you water in the morning there is no problem with heat buildup


Subject: irrigation systems Replies: 36
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,847
 
Northeastnewbie
Good point yes that can be a real problem in certain areas I have well water but so far no problem with the drip tape its been 4 years I do have a filter on the well that I have to clean every couple of months but mostly for fine sand my well is deep and we probably don't have as much of a mineral problem as some other parts of the country.and the drip tape is so cheap even if it lasted a year I would use it for long runs and to start trees I think it was 6000ft for $100.00.But for pots and small areas the emitters are a much better choice I have overhead in my growing area now but i want to change over to drip I have a few hundred immiters and the spaghetti tube but to many projects ahead of that one.

Subject: growing media help needed Replies: 37
Posted By: daygrower Views: 2,355
 
Grant if you are in the sticks there should be a farmers co-op or some wholesale nurseries in the area maybe someone who grows greenhouse  tomatoes etc you just have to look around. I am in the sticks of North Fl. about 18 miles from Walmart and I had to get a little creative with some of the things I needed when we moved here I have gotten free pine bark fines,perlite,horse manure,cow manure and many other things just by talking to people they were all happy to get rid of the stuff.And other things like pro mix if you can find a big grower in the area they should let you buy some at a pretty good price.
Good luck
Jim

Subject: irrigation systems Replies: 36
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,847
 

For all of my inground trees and plants I use drip tape just because its so cheap. We planted trees along one side of the property and I ran it down one side of the trees and back on the other side to a hose bib that run is 1000ft round trip when its dry out I turn it on in the evening and let it run till morning and the whole area is nice and wet. It is also mulched heavy with leaves every winter to hold moisture.


Subject: Hardy Fig Prospects/Etiquette Replies: 16
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,434
 

When you are looking for fig trees do you notice something different about the tree before you ask? I do lawn care and come across fig trees all the time but have not really seen anything exiting most are not in fruit but the leaves look BT ish or like now are just sticks so I just asume they are nothing special. I have about 5 big limbs in the chipper pile now maybe I will root some or just go back when they are in fruit and see what they are.


Subject: Trader review Replies: 12
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,003
 

Got cuttings from monkeyk546 today very nice I will be glad to trade with Kim anytime :) Thanks again


Subject: First cutting rooted and potted up Replies: 6
Posted By: daygrower Views: 921
 

Thats great I hadn't thought of leaving a piece of the cut off 2 litre to form the dome of the green house good idea.


Subject: Trader review Replies: 12
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,003
 
I will buy from Saxonfig again Bill is one of the good guys.

Subject: How are you ending the year? Replies: 12
Posted By: daygrower Views: 922
 
Hi all
just finished bagging up cuttings I received today Thanks Bill.
only fig nuts would end the year this way,Ya all have a happy and safe new year
Jim

Subject: Best figs at your location Replies: 308
Posted By: daygrower Views: 76,645
 
Hi Herman2
It was Monstrueuse that had the figs not bourabat both of those figs have no main trunk and are growing horizontal so I guess I got them mixed up.
THANK YOU for making me question what I said, I would hate for someone to read that I got figs and go out and buy one and waist time and money.



Subject: Best figs at your location Replies: 308
Posted By: daygrower Views: 76,645
 

Hi Herman2

I am having second thoughts about the bournabat I will check in the morning and make sure that is the one I got figs on there was one unripe fig on the one that I believe is bournabat but now with what you say I will have to double check I don't want to give out bad info and next time I will double check before saying anything instead of relying on my memory.


Subject: Best figs at your location Replies: 308
Posted By: daygrower Views: 76,645
 
My Bourabat is still in a pot for one more year the early frost gets young figs down here they don't have a chance to go dormant.
also have panachee but no figs just little striped rocks that taunt me then fall off


Subject: Best figs at your location Replies: 308
Posted By: daygrower Views: 76,645
 
Kim, I have Bournabat here in zone 8 florida not quite as hot but still brutal and it is doing well it is still small but put on a few fruits and is growing nicely.
Jim

Subject: Cuttings in baggie with Sphagnum moss Replies: 29
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,762
 
I like the sphagnum method I have done crotons that way,I have fig cuttings comming and will try this method on them I know on crotons you get alot less rot with sphagnum.
What is the best way to over winter cuttings rooted at this time of year?

Subject: Figs in the landscape Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 694
 
Glad to help Tim LOL
I want to see some of the ones with big leaves, I have one that has no lobes only serrated heart shaped leaves and real fuzzy I got it as a rootstock fig for nematode resistance but other than that I have no idea what it is

Subject: Figs in the landscape Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 694
 
Thanks Gene
Most of my customers are retired and thats what they say"we always had a fig tree" and I think it reminds them of home where ever that was I work primarily in a retirment comunity right on the suwannee river so most have not lived in Florida long.

Subject: Figs in the landscape Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 694
 

Good thinkin Gene he may get away with it yet


Subject: Figs in the landscape Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 694
 
Thanks Tim
 If the LSU improved celeste holds fruit better it will be great in the landcape for people with only one or two figs that one is going on the list..
Tell your wife its a hibiscus and then when it has figs blame it on the nursery LOL 


Subject: Are figs in every part of your life? Replies: 26
Posted By: daygrower Views: 1,126
 

I also love the smell of fig leaves but guava fruit smell like cat urine to me and I can't stand that smell so go figure 


Subject: Figs in the landscape Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 694
 
I can not believe the enthusiasm I am getting from my customers about figs.
I am a landscaper in north Florida and since I have been into figs I have been trying to incorporate them into my jobs and as soon as I mention figs people get so excited.
One customer got one fig on her little LSU purple and called me all excited to tell me she got a fig.
The only problem I have so far is getting different types to put in but so far I have put in 3 LSU purple 1 LSU gold that probably isn't 4 Brown turkeys and 3 unknown local purple that I propagated a couple years ago
but as my collection grows so will my ability to get more out there so I am excited
also any of you southerners out there know of a variety or two or six that would fit well in the landscape and be productive let me know.

Subject: can someone explain synonyms? Replies: 6
Posted By: daygrower Views: 794
 
I cant help but I feel your pain it is very confusing but figs are so variable and if someone does'nt know the name they name it and later on when someone else figures out what it is it becomes a synonym.
just speculating on this but when I was growing crotons that was the big problem crotons sport and change all the time and everyone was confused. but that is part of what keeps it interesting

Subject: purple kadota Replies: 3
Posted By: daygrower Views: 560
 
Thanks I did'nt really think it was the weather
the last few figs I have gotten have been from members here and in the future I will get them only from people who know what they have and where it came from.
I have had trouble with ID on palms in the past but in all the years collecting palms, bamboo,daylilies, and other fruit never have I had to put so many plants in the unknown catagory.
Gene, that is a crazy fig
but this fig stuff sure is fun and the extra work is well worth it


Subject: purple kadota Replies: 3
Posted By: daygrower Views: 560
 
I have two figs one LSU gold and one Kadota that I bought when I was in Tampa from a little nursery these are the first fruits and they are both purple.
So now I have two more unknown figs. 
we did have a light frost last week is there a possibility that the frost will turn them dark? the flesh on both was light pink and sweet but not real good.
any feedback would be appreciated
Thanks
Jim

Subject: Pine bark mini nuggets Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 959
 

that would be great if the edible mushrooms would grow everywhere like the if I eat this will I die ones


Subject: Pine bark mini nuggets Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 959
 
Pine bark lasts alot longer and with wood chips you will get mushrooms and other fungus and at least here in the south pine bark is cheap if not free.

Subject: Pine bark mini nuggets Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 959
 
That does make it a good size.
What do you add to make your soil mix?

Subject: Seeking advice on cuttings Replies: 9
Posted By: daygrower Views: 847
 

Thats good to know here in north Fl. the figs usually burn all the way down.I am going to put new plastic on the greenhouse next week and put up some cuttings.


 

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