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Subject: Some Stories About Fig Trees Replies: 5
Posted By: petea Views: 662
 
Great post.  THanks Joe

Subject: good insulation? Replies: 16
Posted By: petea Views: 846
 
I have my potted trees in a garage but was contemplating insulating them just in case.  Would this be ok to use?  I work for a packaging supply company and have access to tons of this stuff.  Bubble wrap as well.  Dont know if that might be better even.  Thoughts?

http://www.uline.com/BL_855/Uline-Foam-Rolls




Subject: fig orchard and varieties in Palestine Replies: 10
Posted By: petea Views: 1,750
 
Those figs look so happy in there native climate don't they?  It is a shame they may become extinct.

Subject: I finally won a contest Replies: 19
Posted By: petea Views: 1,130
 
congrats Bass

Subject: Fig cutting progress pics of fig from Greece Replies: 16
Posted By: petea Views: 1,093
 
good luck with them Paul

Subject: wrapping figs in an attached unheated garage? Replies: 8
Posted By: petea Views: 764
 
Bass, it is Fr Anthonys garage. there are no cars in it and it is closed 99% of the time. I was thinking of wrapping them just in case the temp happend to drop really low.  Would this be alright?

Subject: wrapping figs in an attached unheated garage? Replies: 8
Posted By: petea Views: 764
 
Hey guys i was looking for some advice.  This is my first year with fig trees and i have six small plants (1-3 ft) that are going into an attached unheated garage. I was thinking of putting them in boxes lined with fiberglass insulation just as added protection.  Will this be ok?  Will they be too warm?  Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Pete


Subject: Any idea what fig this is? Replies: 10
Posted By: petea Views: 967
 
Doesnt seem like HC.  They were fully ripe.  Could they be a celeste. If it helps any they were bearing fruit for this lady as late as last week.  I tracked er down and she did not know what kind it was all she told me was it is very hardy for her and has had it for many years. I had some from the tree last week and they had no taste at all.  Very watery.  When i took this picture they were very sweet

Pete

Subject: Tears of Joy Replies: 18
Posted By: petea Views: 1,247
 

I am still learning.  I should be leaving mine out for that freeze right?


Subject: Tears of Joy Replies: 18
Posted By: petea Views: 1,247
 

Bass was that moved into the greenhouse to ripen given how late it is?


Subject: Hello. Replies: 14
Posted By: petea Views: 1,117
 
Welcome Bill.  It is nice to have some fellow PSU Alum here on the forum!

Pete

Subject: Bianca Calabrese Replies: 18
Posted By: petea Views: 2,097
 
Joe,

 I am glad to see you are having success growing in the Wilkes-Barre area. I am originally from W-B but live in Allentown now.  My father has been growing an unknown in ground variety all my life in W-B but we only ever got fruit here and there.  I got him a potted tree this year from Bass and he is going to try that in a pot up there. I just read one of your older posts and you said that you recieved a tree from a Mr. Leo in W-B.  I believe he is my fathers neighbor.  My father always is talkng to me about Mr. Leo's tree and how well it does.  Does he live close to Meyers high school?  I am going to W-B in a week or two and going to hopefully get a cutting from him.

Pete

Subject: Gino's Fig:Getting some well ripe fruyits today Replies: 9
Posted By: petea Views: 1,009
 

Herman is a Ginos fig similar to a Sal's?


Subject: Bill's Figs-NJ Replies: 21
Posted By: petea Views: 2,785
 
I did not know that beore i placed th order.  Thanks for theinfo C.J.


Pete

Subject: Bill's Figs-NJ Replies: 21
Posted By: petea Views: 2,785
 

yeah i just started my collection in August this year.  I am already hooked! i placed an order from UC Davis so i will hopefully have a bunch next year.  Bill is pretty close to me and i will definitley make the trip next summer


Subject: Bill's Figs-NJ Replies: 21
Posted By: petea Views: 2,785
 
C.J. ,

Thank you for the info.  I am feeling much better.  I have never been to Bills but i have seen that homemade wheelbarrow.  Pretty neat i must say.  I live near Bass another forum member hre and he is going to show me how to make some smaller ones than Bill has.  Either way i would like to get to Bill's to see his collection and his place.

Pete

Subject: How many cuttings does UCD SEND? Replies: 9
Posted By: petea Views: 764
 

not really sure. I still have not even gotten confirmation yet.  Does anyone know how long it takes them to get back to you? 


Subject: How many cuttings does UCD SEND? Replies: 9
Posted By: petea Views: 764
 

I am ot sure exacly. i believe you just pay shipping.  I gave them my ups acct# to jist bill it when it ships.  I think that there is no cost for the cuttigs themselves


Subject: How many cuttings does UCD SEND? Replies: 9
Posted By: petea Views: 764
 
Thanks guys.  This is my first order and iwas not sure what to expect.

Pete

Subject: Bill's Figs-NJ Replies: 21
Posted By: petea Views: 2,785
 

it does.  Thank you Martin


Subject: Bill's Figs-NJ Replies: 21
Posted By: petea Views: 2,785
 

Thanks for the info.  So then I realy don't have to wait for the leaves to fall off


Subject: How many cuttings does UCD SEND? Replies: 9
Posted By: petea Views: 764
 

I placed my UC Davis order today but was wondering about how many scion do they send of each you order?


Subject: Bill's Figs-NJ Replies: 21
Posted By: petea Views: 2,785
 

the ones i have i just transfered from 1g to 3gallon pots a couple weeks ago. Do you think i should start moving them in?  i was thinking of starting around halloween.


Subject: Bill's Figs-NJ Replies: 21
Posted By: petea Views: 2,785
 

Martin, I hear ya.  These doctors tell you will be fine in about 3 days. They have obviously not had it done. I had it Thursday and i am still barely able to do anything.


Subject: Bill's Figs-NJ Replies: 21
Posted By: petea Views: 2,785
 

Thanks i am going to.  I will not do anytthing new with them untill the spring


Subject: Bill's Figs-NJ Replies: 21
Posted By: petea Views: 2,785
 

no i had  hernia repaired.  Thanks for asking.  I was thinking of putting that Ponti Vino white in one to try it out.  What do you think?


Subject: Bill's Figs-NJ Replies: 21
Posted By: petea Views: 2,785
 
Bass, I remember yours by the greenhouse but was not sure where you got it.  I would definitly like to learn how to make some smaller ones.  That sounds good.  Thank God for this forum.  I am sitting here with nothing to do recovering from surgery. I would be going crazy without this place.

Pete

Subject: Bill's Figs-NJ Replies: 21
Posted By: petea Views: 2,785
 
I was wondering if anyone has purchased the self watering planters he sells and if you have had any luck with it or recomend it. 

Pete


Subject: Barada fig Replies: 2
Posted By: petea Views: 1,552
 
Bass,

Those are the types of fig i miss from Syria.  When i am there all i do is eat figs.

Subject: Any idea what fig this is? Replies: 10
Posted By: petea Views: 967
 
Since I just got my first 3 trees i still have to unfortunately resort to store bought figs for the most part.  I can't wait for next year!!  I decided to go to a local nursery/farmers market near my work today just to look around.  They sell mostly local produce, and  to my surprise I found some locally grown figs for sale.  They were really excellent.  The owner looked at me like i had 6 heads when i told him i would take all of them.  He told me they were grown by a local lady here in PA just outside of Philly but he had no idea what kind they were.  They were very small with maroonish brown skin with streaks of green.  They look like small brown turkey figs.  They were very sweet almost raspberry like. I have enclosed pictures.  I apologize for there quality.  This is the first time i have tried to take or post fig pics.  I hope some of you may have an idea so that i can try to get one like it. Thanks.







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Subject: September 22 Report Replies: 2
Posted By: petea Views: 486
 

i second that. They look good Martin


Subject: Winter Storage problem Replies: 10
Posted By: petea Views: 823
 

how abount on top if a fridge in the garage since there is usually heat coming off that?


Subject: Winter Storage problem Replies: 10
Posted By: petea Views: 823
 

i am going to remove the bushes but plan to keep in the pots. i guess i will take them to my father-in-laws garage like we discussed but i will have to keep checking on them.


Subject: Winter Storage problem Replies: 10
Posted By: petea Views: 823
 
Thanks for the suggestions. I don't have much of an Attic or crawl space. I can put them at my father in laws garage but i would like to have them in my possession instead of having to run over there to check them. They are young trees.  i just moved them from a 1 to 3g pot the other day. I was thinking of my screened in porch, maybe building a box of wood like Marjo suggested  and stuffing it with pink insulation really well.  Will this be sufficient?  If i decide to put in my basement that gets only down to 60-65 what will the consequences be? 

Pete

Subject: New To Fig World Replies: 9
Posted By: petea Views: 667
 

Thank you all for the kind welcomes


Subject: Winter Storage problem Replies: 10
Posted By: petea Views: 823
 
I havemy first three potted trees that i will have to bring in for the winter.  My delema is that i have no garage and my basement doesn't get below 65. Living in PA it is way to cold to keep on my screened in porch. Any suggestions for storing these guys hen they go dormant. Thanks

Subject: Long yellow fig Replies: 20
Posted By: petea Views: 3,076
 
Looks great Bass



Subject: New To Fig World Replies: 9
Posted By: petea Views: 667
 

I'm sure it will


Subject: Cutting Storage Replies: 1
Posted By: petea Views: 497
 
What is the proper way to store cuttings when dormant to propigate in late winter early spring? Thnaks



Subject: Thats Amore ! Replies: 10
Posted By: petea Views: 643
 

Thanks. I appreciate it


Subject: Thats Amore ! Replies: 10
Posted By: petea Views: 643
 
Dieseler,

They look great.  I just got a HC as one of my first trees.  I just moved it fron a 1g to 3g pot yesterday.  I can't wait to see what happens next year.

Pete

Subject: New To Fig World Replies: 9
Posted By: petea Views: 667
 
Thanks!  I feel like it has comsummed me all of the sudden and i wish I started earlier!

Pete

Subject: New To Fig World Replies: 9
Posted By: petea Views: 667
 

Hello to All. I just wanted to say hi and tell you how happy I am that I have found this forum as well as the GardenWeb forum. I am a fig lover and have been wanting to start growing figs for a long time. Thanks to Bass for his knowledge and website I was lucky enough to be able to get started on my way with my first 3 potted trees. I live in a townhouse with limited space but i plan on filling the front yard with tons of figs. I look forward to learning a lot from you all. Take care.

Pete


 

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