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Subject: Trojano Breba? Replies: 0
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 276
 
This breba has interesting purple color inside, and it is the only breba on this tree.  It's a different tasting fig comparing with other figs I tried this year.  

The cutting was originally from UCD, but the printed name on the label is faded.  After I watched Tom's video about his Trojano breba, I am thinking it might be the one.  I did get the Trojano cutting.  What do you think?  Thanks!!

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Subject: Wuhan in Chinese ? Replies: 10
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 893
 
What I posted is the name of a City, Wuhan.  What planteur123 posted is a "possible" fig variety name in China.  The translation of that name is "Chinese Purple Fig."

Subject: First Year Harvest Replies: 2
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 326
 
Finally, I got to taste figs from my trees.  There were only 6 brebas, but those are really good.  A friend gave me this unknown green fig few years ago, and she has no idea what it is.  I am guessing it is one of the popular fig in PNW area, maybe Desert King?  

To my surprise, my one year old son loved those so much that he almost had half of the harvest.   I am hoping to grow enough figs for him next summer. 

Happy fig growing

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Subject: Wuhan in Chinese ? Replies: 10
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 893
 
Hopefully, this will work.

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Subject: Event:Growing Figs in the Pacific NW Replies: 5
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 852
 
We did not make it.  However, I found some information provided by the Plant Amnesty: http://www.plantamnesty.org/documents/pruningLit/figs.pdf

Subject: Event:Growing Figs in the Pacific NW Replies: 5
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 852
 
There is a free fig growing/pruning class at Sky Nursery in Seattle.  I am not familiar with the speaker, but it would be interesting to hear her experience.  

Here is the information of the event:
http://www.plantamnesty.org/EVENTS/events.aspx


Subject: There is no stopping them now! Replies: 23
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 789
 
Wow.... How do you check on those figs in the back of the piles?  

Subject: I went crazy and pruned my desert King Replies: 16
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,327
 
Welcome to the forum.  You might have less fig this year, but a huge mature Desert King should be able to produce plenty figs.  

Many members from PNW area will have few extra rooted cuttings of different varieties this spring or summer, if you can wait......  LOL...  I know it is challenge to not be able to have those interesting fig cuttings right away..  :)

Subject: How Old Am I ? Replies: 79
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 3,518
 
Let me take a wild guess... 7 years with beer for fertilizer

Subject: Newbee from the Philippines Replies: 10
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 853
 
Welcome to the forum.  You are lucky to have such wonderful weather for many yummy tropical fruits.  You will have lot of fun reading everyone's post, and I remember there were few posts regarding varieties growing in southeastern Asia.  

Subject: OK, So...any one want to donate cuttings so I can sart my collection? Replies: 20
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,433
 
Welcome to the forum.  What Epimedium do you have?  

Subject: Rugosa Roses Replies: 23
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,357
 
Little John,
Where did you find those nice looking rose hips in Seattle?  I see it everywhere, but not as good as the ones you shown in the pictures.  

Subject: Smart Barrelz? Replies: 21
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,723
 
Just found another large containers: 

http://www.godawn.com/category/self-watering-planters.htm

http://www.bigplanters.com/category/self-watering.htm





Subject: My partial container garden Replies: 50
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 3,637
 
Wow... Nice container garden.  Those are some containers I need to find at local hardware store.  Thanks for sharing.  

Subject: Smart Barrelz? Replies: 21
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,723
 
Great pictures.  Thanks.

I have never thought HomeDepot or Lowes would carry those nice good containers.  Look like there are few other options I should check out.  Thanks everyone!  

Subject: Anyone use rain barrels? Replies: 37
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,716
 
Grasa, That's really impressive system.  

Subject: Smart Barrelz? Replies: 21
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,723
 
Jason, I was hoping it would be lighter.  When you get a chance, could you post a some picture of how you set it up?  Thanks.

Subject: New to forum from Romania Replies: 26
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,258
 
Welcome to the forum.  It is a wonderful place with a lot of wonderful people.  Have fun!

Subject: Smart Barrelz? Replies: 21
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,723
 
Thanks.  It looks a little bit different than those in Bill's picture.  Is that just different version?  What are the other economic options for big containers Other than black plastic nursery pots?    

Subject: Smart Barrelz? Replies: 21
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,723
 
Has anyone tried this pot? Smart Barrelz  This looks like a good pot to keep fig in container, and it last for long time.  

Subject: Unknown fig tree identification (plus is the sap really that dangerous?) Replies: 18
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,712
 
Welcome to the forum.  
It looks like Desert King.

Subject: Harvey's favorite 2 figs from 2012 Replies: 46
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 2,615
 
The first Panache picture was showing strip on two ripe-like figs.  If by just looking at that picture, I would assume those two are ready to harvest.  I am wondering if no striping was due to really ripe stage.  

Subject: Male fig Replies: 7
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 663
 
Thanks for sharing.  Is this your fig farm?  

Subject: "5 in 1" rooting/graft on multibranched cutting Replies: 15
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,278
 
What did you graft on that root?  

Subject: More fig lovers on board... Replies: 53
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,562
 
Congratulation for the dragon boy!!

Subject: it's 20 and snowing outside.. and in my garage.. Replies: 11
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 643
 
Pete, 
What material is on the top of soil?  limestone?  

Subject: 2012 Ripening order Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,650
 
Jon, Thank you for your data.  It is really useful information before any user from PNW can contribute more data just for our area.  I really appreciate you sharing it.  

Subject: Unk Madeira Island Fig cuttings (tiny root pic ) UPDATE- leaves pic + roots Replies: 41
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,625
 
Thank you for sharing.  Please keep us update about this variety.  

Subject: FEIJOA..."Pineapple Guava" Replies: 27
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,922
 
Guava (Psidium) is not the same as Pineapple guava (Feijoa).  Sometimes common name will get people confused.  

Here are some good selection for Pineapple guava: http://www.onegreenworld.com/Pineapple%20Guava/363/



Subject: Off topic - Anybody growing Quince? Replies: 26
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,489
 
Harvey,
Chinese quince was Cydonia sinensis and it was changed to Pseudocdonia sinensis.  It is a lovely tree with nice bark color for winter garden.  I think we are talking about the same quince.    

Subject: Off topic - Anybody growing Quince? Replies: 26
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,489
 
Harvey,
Do you mean Chinese quince (Pseudocydonia sinensis)?  I found some fruits this winter and it smells really good.  The bark of the tree is pretty, too.  However, I am not sure about if I would try to eat it next time.  When I got it, it was still hard and green.  Maybe the fruits I had were not ripe.  

Subject: outdoor freezing vs indoor fig jungle Replies: 20
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,464
 
That's really serious indoor setup.  BTW, how deep is the koi pond?  

Subject: Off topic - Anybody growing Quince? Replies: 26
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,489
 
I have been thinking to get a Quince.  Check out Raintree and One Green World.  They have some interesting varieties.  

Subject: Ma Si Yi - China Fig Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 2,832
 
xxx,
I don't know much about China figs, so I look through all possible information about those fig varieties.  Since I have done the research, I just post it to share with everyone.  

Subject: A Win Win Replies: 36
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,396
 
Congratulation.  Now, you can get more figs to grow at the new place.  

Subject: Ma Si Yi - China Fig Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 2,832
 
Bass, Is Maoui Dauphin the same as Masui Dauphine?  Thanks.

xxx, no.

Subject: Qing Pi - China Fig Replies: 20
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 3,738
 
uuu, Thank you for correction.  Not sure about where the name WuHan came form.  I guess the original cutting was imported from WuHan city, so it was name WuHan?


Naming fig is an interesting subject.  It is kind of like why "Qing Pi" is named "Qing Pi."  Could any green color fig be called "Qing Pi"?  Could a red fig called "Red"? 

Subject: Ma Si Yi - China Fig Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 2,832
 

Name:
“Ma Si Yi” was originally from U.S.A.  This variety was brought in to Japane about 100 year ago by Kohjiro Masui, and then it was imported to China.  It was called Masui Dauphine in Japane.  The “Ma Si Yi” sounds similar to Masui, so that is where the name comes from. 

Description:
The “Ma Si Yi” produces both breba and main crop, but it is growing mainly for main crop.  The large purple brownish fig ripens between August ~ November.  When it ripens, the center is red color pulp.  This variety is not cold tolerant, so it is recommended to growing in southern part of China. 

Online Pictures:
http://www.sdwhg.com/product/70_512.html

Few online sources suggest “Ma Si Yi” / Masui Dauphine might be CA Brown Turkey or early California Smyrna fig. 
I am glad that this variety is named from the original source, not like some varieties which names do not provide any clue to trace back to the origin. 


Subject: Off Topic - my pet bird passed Replies: 23
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 969
 
Sorry to hear that.  R.I.P.

Subject: Qing Pi - China Fig Replies: 20
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 3,738
 
willwall, I have the same observation about Zhong Zhi(China Purple) and WuHan, based on pictures.  It is one of the few that might be originally from China.  

Subject: Lyndhurst White rooted photos (KK)- update 15day later before/after Replies: 34
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,686
 
Jennifer,
It is looking great.  You really have a green thumb.  How is the breba producing for this variety?  

Subject: Slavi and some of his sleepy figs Replies: 5
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 600
 
Can't agree more than what Grasa has said.  Slavi is very classy and generous forum member.  
He has worked on the greenhouse last few months.  Although it is not mine, I am so exciting to see the progress of how it is built.  

Slavi, you should have a grand opening when you finish building the greenhouse.  :)  



Subject: Qing Pi - China Fig Replies: 20
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 3,738
 
Willwall,

Assuming it is not Desert King, it would be interesting to see the result in next few year.  Keep us update your result.  

If it is a productive & delicious fig producing breba and main crop from June to November, it will be a dream variety for mild short summer area.  Good luck!!

Subject: I gave up Replies: 22
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,730
 
Sorry to hear vole damage.  It must be a lot of work to dig trees out from hard frozen ground.  
The container growing will be just another way to harvest some delicious figs.  Keep up the good work.  
Good luck and best wishes!


Subject: Slavi's greenhouse Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 809
 
Grasa,
Thank you for sharing.  Slavi and I was just talking about this.  I cant' wait to see how his figs are producing this year.

Subject: Qing Pi - China Fig Replies: 20
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 3,738
 
Name:
“Qing Pi” is one fig variety sold in China.  This Mediterranean fig was brought in to Weihai, China by an English man about 100 years ago.  "Qing Pi" means green skin, so the name is describing the skin color of this fig.  


Description:
The "Qing Pi" produces both breba and main crop, and it produces more breba than other variety.  The breba and main crop ripen between June~ November.  When it getting ripe, the skin turn into light yellow green color with dark red center.  This is a cold tolerant variety (-1F/-17C)

Pictures:
uuu just post some pictures here

It sounds like Desert King type, but it needs ID by comparing leaf and fruit.  Maybe uuu or xxx can share more pictures for ID.  


Subject: Im a brand new Uncle...PICS Replies: 25
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 869
 
Anthony, Congratulation!! 

Subject: What's Wrong with the Cutting? Replies: 20
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 943
 
Here is another update of the cutting.  The top brown portion is drying out, and the roots are keep growing.  There is a new growth below the problem growth.  So far, it is looking good.  

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Subject: Jin Ao Fen - China fig Replies: 9
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 3,137
 
uuu,
Welcome to the forum.  I totally understand what you are saying, so don't worry about your English. :)
It is risky to buy cutting from unknown source anywhere not only in China, so we are all in the same situation.  Brunswick is not a too bad, at least they are not passing Brown Turkey cutting.  LOL
Please share your pictures and experience of the variety growing in China.  Please correct me if my information is incorrect.  

Subject: Jin Ao Fen - China fig Replies: 9
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 3,137
 

Name:
“Jin Ao Fen” is one fig variety sold in China, but it is originally imported from California, USA.  As I mentioned in a previous post about "B
o Ji Hong" fig, many imported figs were given a code name, but the original name was lost. “Jin Ao Fen” is variety A212.  One online source I found indicates this is the same as Orphan.  The "Jin" means golden, and "Ao Fen" is pronounced similar to Orphan.  The name "Jin Ao Fen" is actually making sense as it is a golden Orphan fig.  

Description:
This fig produces breba and main corp, but it is mainly for main crop production.  It is a golden yellow fig with light yellow center.  The breba ripens around June and main crop ripens from August to October.  It is cold tolerant variety, based on China's location.  

Online Pictures:
http://www.wuhuaguomiao.com/info.asp?id=135

I don't have any experience with "Jin Ao Fen" or Orphan, so I can't comment if these two are the same.

Recently, there are few fig varieties coming from China.  It is interesting to find out what those varieties are and people can decide if those are good varieties for them.  I will try to post a series of China figs in next few weeks.  

FYI, I don't have any of those China figs and I am not associate with any of those sellers.  I just want to share the information to fig community.  Enjoy!!


 

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