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Subject: Coll de Dama Blanca&Negra, a peculiar variety Replies: 64
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 6,368
 
Axier,
Thank you for sharing the information about CDD varieties.  There is not too much information about these varieties.  
Any breba crop for Coll de Dama varieties?  How early is CDD Blanca-Negra is ripening?  Thank you.

Subject: What's Wrong with the Cutting? Replies: 20
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 943
 
Really appreciate all the information.  Looks like humidity is the reason.  I will let it air few more times each day.  It is tricky to keep humidity but not too much humidity.  

Subject: What's Wrong with the Cutting? Replies: 20
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 943
 
BLB and Frank, Thank you for the information.  I will keep an eye on root.  I hope it will keep growing.  

Brent, That's a good point.  I put another cup over the top of the current pot, but I think it is not seal too well.  I am going to get a big plastic container to keep humidity higher.  Thanks!!

Subject: What's Wrong with the Cutting? Replies: 20
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 943
 
This is a newly rooted cutting.  I potted it with light soil when the root was about 1" long, and I can see the root is still growing.  However, the tip of a branch is turning brown.  What's the cause of this problem?  What can I do?  Thank you!!

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Subject: Bo Ji Hong fig Replies: 25
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 3,730
 
uuu, Are those pictures from your trees?  

Subject: Bo Ji Hong fig Replies: 25
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 3,730
 
Anthony, The information I found was from China's websites.  Looks like many people are growing figs there, too.  

Subject: May 2013 bring success Replies: 44
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,476
 
Good luck with those cuttings.  :)

Subject: Root Grafting - LSU Replies: 42
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 2,146
 
Grasa, I really hope this will help us to harvest figs from some tender varieties.  Looking forward hearing your grafting experience when we meet in the future.  

Subject: Bo Ji Hong fig Replies: 25
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 3,730
 

Tony, 

I found some interesting information about this fig.  It was part of various fig varieties imported from Texas to China in late 90s.  All those figs were given alphabetical and numerical coding, and this one was coded as A132.  The original name was lost, so they renamed it to Bo Ji Hong.  "Bo Ji" was the translated name of Brooke Shields, so whoever named this must be a big fan of Brooke Shields.  "Hong" means red for the color of the fig.  

According to the information I find, Bo Ji Hong produce both breba and main crop, but it is mainly for main crop production.  It is cold hardy, but late variety.  The hardiness information is based on China's weather, so not sure how cold hardy it is to zone 7b in USA.  


Subject: teaching life lesson to my cuttings. Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 593
 
Pete, I see.  I saw your bonsai scissor, so I was just curious.  :)

Subject: teaching life lesson to my cuttings. Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 593
 
Pete, 
Do you keep bonsai? 

Subject: Did you winterize efficiently? Replies: 37
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,806
 
Jennifer,
I just have the first snow last night in my area.  It is not that cold, but snow still covers everywhere this morning.  I am glad I have already moved all figs to against house wall.  Unless it is getting extremely cold, most of them should be doing okay.  

Subject: Graft (update) Replies: 8
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 769
 
That's interesting.  what variety is the root stock

Subject: WICKED Wind storm lastnight Replies: 7
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 445
 
Cody,
Sorry to hear about greenhouse.  The wind was crazy last night. How are the fig trees and other plants in the greenhouse?  

Subject: A couple questions Replies: 8
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 730
 

Our winter will probably not kill yearling figs.  Keep my fingers crossed.  Just to be cautious, keep those yearlings against wall of the house (maybe east or south side). 


Subject: Good old Belleclare last fig list Replies: 42
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 7,918
 
Thank you for sharing great information.  

Subject: Tacoma Violet Replies: 8
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 959
 
Pete,
Congratulation.  The cutting looks good.  Tacoma Violet really sounds like a promising early season variety.  If cuttings survive here , I am hoping it will perform well in Pacific Northwest.  

Subject: Stella fig Replies: 4
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,573
 
A friend is growing it, but the tree is still too small to tell if it is a good variety.  One Green World has it.  

Subject: Newbie Fig Lover Replies: 72
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 2,564
 
Welcome to the forum.  There are a lot of wonderful "fig geeks" here.  LOL  You will love this place.  

Subject: Engaged ..New Years Eve !!!! update 3/21 Replies: 47
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,309
 
A Big Congratulation!! 

Subject: New Years (Fig) Resolution Replies: 27
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 885
 
You might want to keep few old branches for breba crop.  :)  If you trim everything branch back, you won't have any ripe DK this year. 

Subject: The First TIme Ever I Saw... Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,108
 
JD,  
Do you have any update of this Nonnie's Purple fig or the other mimi's fig? 


I am also curious about results from other people who received cuttings from Mimi.  Mine are still too young to see any producing, so I am really interested to see how the fig will look & taste like. 

Subject: Cutting Season. How many Cuttings to Send? Replies: 26
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 995
 

Many forum members are very generous to send out 3 or more cuttings.  I usually share extra cuttings or rooted cuttings with local forum members, friends or neighbors to try it for our unique weather.  Since people don't know what variety is good for our area (only a handful of varieties are known to be reliable), it is great to have the different varieties to be tried by different people in the same region.  I have a dream that there are many productive fig trees in different neighborhood in our area, and people will have a lot of figs (like apples and pears) on the tree to share with others. 


Subject: REI = Black Spanish ? Replies: 5
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 700
 
A member informed me that Rei might a be Desert king.  

Subject: First Frost of 2012 around PNW Replies: 5
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 677
 
Pete, you will probably need to have a lot of cuttings growing in the cups indoor. :)

Paully22, I am so happy the rain comes.  Last two nights was too cold that I was not ready for it. 

Subject: Niagara Black progress. Replies: 1
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 425
 
I am glad you remembered to do that.  I totally forgot to bring in my newly rooted fig last night.  I hope the roots are mature enough to handle the first frost.  They are in the garage tonight. 

Subject: First Frost of 2012 around PNW Replies: 5
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 677
 
We had our first frost of the year and almost all the leaf dropped.  I did not get a chance to move some newly rooted cuttings, so I am kind of worry if they will survive.  Just moved those into garage tonight.  How is everyone's fig tree? 

Subject: Sticky Fingers Fig??? Replies: 3
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 814
 
Cistus is a great nursery, but I did not realize they carry any fig trees.  Did you get anything from them?  Did you see their parking lot plant sale? 

Subject: Unknown Kirkland - ID Help Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,139
 

Thanks everyone. 

Gina, If it is a true unknown, I may actually name it as Costco/Kirkland.  LOL


Subject: Unknown Kirkland - ID Help Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,139
 
Another update of this fig.  I visited this tree on Saturday.  This fig as you can see were almost ripe, but still just few day away. 

However, I went there today, and this fig was gone.  :(  I still have no idea what color inside it is.  There are so many main crops, but it is getting cold for those to get ripe.

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Subject: 2012 Puget Sound Fig Test Round 2 Replies: 4
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 619
 
Nice.  I wish I could be there.  How was the taste of Beall, Negronne and Tilbury's Turkey?  Is Beall as good as twe had last week?  What's the story about Tilbury's Turkey? 

Subject: Puget Sound Fig Test 2012 Round 1 Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,012
 
These were Negronne, Violetta and Beall.  Cody and I both like Beall.  Violetta was really good, but there was only one to share by many peoples.

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Subject: Puget Sound Fig Test 2012 Round 1 Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,012
 
Cody,
It was great to meet you there.  I am thinking about going back this weekend, too. 

Subject: Puget Sound Fig Test 2012 Round 1 Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,012
 
Vashon Violet (Brunswick) was okay, but it was still better than the Mission and Sierra I bought from grocery store.

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Subject: Different stages of fig ripeness Replies: 5
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 841
 
That is a great video to help newbie figuring out the ripeness of different stage of figs. 

Subject: My first Black Madeira fig Replies: 6
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 899
 
Thank you for sharing the video, I am hoping I will be able to taste this delicious fig few years later. 

Subject: Puget Sound Fig Test 2012 Round 1 Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,012
 
Here are some good eats, dried Desert King and Gillette.

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Subject: My happy craigslist find Replies: 19
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,836
 
Nichole,
You are one step ahead of me.  LOL 
I hope those are good figs. Does he have more than those four varieties? 

Subject: Puget Sound Fig Test 2012 Round 1 Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,012
 
Since I heard so many good thing about Negronne, I was so happy to see Negronne on the table.  However, it was not that ripe, so it was good, but not as good as I hope. 

Kiwibob should have the voting result soon. 

Subject: Puget Sound Fig Test 2012 Round 1 Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,012
 
It was a great day to attend annual Puget Sound fig test at Kiwibob's place, and it was good to meet forum members (dawgdrvr & Kiwibob) in person.  The fig we tested were Gillette, Desert King, Lattarula, Negronne, Violetta, Vashon Violet, and Beall. 

Kiwibob's neighbor also made some homemade dry Deser King and Gillette.  Oh man, those are some sweet candies.  I have never had so much delicious figs, and I will probably never buy fresh fig from store again.  Thank you, Kiwibob.

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Subject: My trip to UC Davis Videos Replies: 36
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 2,467
 

Dennis,
Thank you for sharing these videos. Through the videos, I found some figs I may want to try.  Do you have more videos with other varieties?  Thank you.


Subject: Visiting USDA/UC Davis Replies: 53
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 2,808
 

Jon,
About the "spoiled" testing result, is it possible if you visited UCD earlier, the spoiled situation would not happen for those variety?  If that is true, than those are some early varieties. 

Are those tested figs from main crop or breba?  Thank you!


Subject: Landscape Project Replies: 46
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 2,253
 
How are the melons?  I read melons require a lot of heat, so I have never tried it. 

Subject: The 2 minute air layer (pictorial) Replies: 43
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 2,501
 
Thank you for sharing.  That was what I did few weeks ago. 

Subject: Jolly Tiger air layer Replies: 2
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 565
 
That is a fast growing fig.  Do you feed it fertilizer through irrigation everyday?

Subject: Pakistani Dark Replies: 9
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 805
 
Is it possible the watery is due to various reasons, maybe give it another year? 

Subject: Gino's Black fig Replies: 17
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 2,610
 
Those are some great looking figs, and lot of figs. 

Subject: Visiting USDA/UC Davis Replies: 53
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 2,808
 
Please post some pictures and videos soon.  I can't wait to see those.  Thanks!

Subject: Unknown Kirkland - ID Help Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,139
 

Weekly update for this unknow fig.  The breba is still very hard, so it will be few more weeks before it get ripe. 

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Subject: Anyone have a Lattarolla for sale? Replies: 13
Posted By: pyxistort Views: 1,204
 
Barry,
The Latarolla is huge.  Are those main crop?  How much time does it need to get ripe? 

 

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