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Subject: OT - Canning Brandied Kumquats Replies: 11
Posted By: KyleW Views: 195
 
Can you share the recipe for those canned kumquats?

Kyle

Subject: OT: Flat Wonderfulâ„¢ Peach Replies: 12
Posted By: KyleW Views: 657
 
PM sent

Kyle

Subject: Article on Adriano F. Replies: 14
Posted By: KyleW Views: 626
 
I have often wondered about his self-named variety Adriano.  He apparently does not sell outside Canada and I do not recall seeing anyone in the US selling this variety.  Does anyone have experience with it here in America?  Is it as good as he claims?

Kyle

Subject: Cutting auction! Replies: 99
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Wasn't there an auction going on?
I'll bid $90

Kyle

Subject: Free 3" Jiffy Peat Pots Replies: 4
Posted By: KyleW Views: 331
 
Nice offer!
I'll take you up on it.

Kyle

Subject: OT: Paw Paw Varities Replies: 19
Posted By: KyleW Views: 2,020
 
I have pawpaw rootstock.  Anyone here interested in selling some named-variety scion (or can you tell me where to get scion)?

Kyle

Subject: Encanto Farms Fig Cuttings 2014 Replies: 577
Posted By: KyleW Views: 30,957
 
Hopefully no one cares that this thread has gone completely off topic...

True Story-

Several years ago I drove 100 miles to get a breeding pair of homing pigeons.  These birds are often used to train bird dogs.  When you release them they go back to the home coop.  I wanted the breeding pair to acclimate their offspring to my coop.

After bringing the pair home- I went to put them in the new coop I had made for them and the male escaped my grasp.

Within 3 hours it was back to where I had bought him from.

Since then I often have thought there was money in breeding and selling escape homing pigeons.

Kyle

Subject: Thoughts on Bottom Heating Replies: 27
Posted By: KyleW Views: 1,192
 
After years of dreaming and planning, I finally built a greenhouse last winter.  I also created a mist table.  It mists for about 5 seconds every 5 minutes.  Cuttings are in a bed of perlite with a heat cable keeping the perlite warm.  My cutting success is over 90% like this and the cuttings grow FAST!  Bottom heat is just one of the factors here but I believe it to be a significant one.

Kyle

Subject: Foliage Pro Fertilizer Replies: 8
Posted By: KyleW Views: 1,095
 
I use it on all my plants and like it.  I have more citrus than figs and that is how I started using it.  I would say it is great on citrus.  I feel too amateur regarding figs to make comment.

Kyle

Subject: Jolly TIger vs. Panache fig? Replies: 35
Posted By: KyleW Views: 2,756
 
I would like to get a Jolly Tiger.
If any of you have 1 or 2 cuttings you would like to sell without using ebay, please PM me with your price.

Kyle

Subject: Colorado Blanco? Replies: 7
Posted By: KyleW Views: 932
 
I am also in Colorado- Greeley.

Kyle

Subject: Potting soil scoop Replies: 5
Posted By: KyleW Views: 866
 
Ron,   Exactally.,!?

Subject: Potting soil scoop Replies: 5
Posted By: KyleW Views: 866
 
Nice hardware.  I have those same pulls in my basement wet bar.
That reminds me, I need a drink.

Kyle

Subject: good size container. Replies: 36
Posted By: KyleW Views: 3,030
 
In regards to cloth pots, I tried a few "smart pots"  last year. 
Summer went fine as I had them on a drip system.
The only fig I lost over winter in my garage was in one of the smart pots- I think it dried out much faster than the figs in plastic pots.
My own stupid oversight- otherwise I would have no reservations about using them.
The more plants I acquire, the more I have to remind myself to keep everything as consistent as possible to avoid mistakes like this. 
I have made similar errors by acquiring a new plant with a different soil media.  I put it with my other plants, forget about the difference, and eventually kill it by under or overwatering it.

Kyle

Subject: Fig 4 Fun fig cuttings Replies: 95
Posted By: KyleW Views: 9,026
 
Try refreshing your browser.

Subject: Battaglia is a winner. On THANKSGIVING DAY ! And One Final Time On Dec 12... Replies: 21
Posted By: KyleW Views: 2,074
 
I did not have a good fig crop this year but this variety was the best tasting of what I had.
It was even a young plant.  I got mine from Jon as cutting 2/2010 and while I have always preferred dark figs in the past, I am no longer prejudice.

Kyle

Subject: Newbie saying 'HI' Replies: 26
Posted By: KyleW Views: 1,722
 
I love my Al's Mix!

Kyle

Subject: subirrigation containers and figs Replies: 68
Posted By: KyleW Views: 9,267
 
I have no experience but am intrigued.
Tell me about your system.

Kyle


Subject: mass propagation Replies: 11
Posted By: KyleW Views: 1,113
 
I think most propagators who do in ground cuttings would use a mist or sprinkler on a timer to keep the soil and exposed wood moist.
If I could not do that, I would probably try burying the sticks horizontal under approx an inch of sand/loose soil and watering it once or twice a day. Each cutting would have 2 or 3 nodes. If you are going to rototill, you could then make a 6 inch shallow trench with a hoe. Lay them parallel to each oher in your trench then cover.
Quick and easy I would think.

kyle

Subject: Varietal Codes Replies: 6
Posted By: KyleW Views: 747
 
I have had the same question as Nas in the past.
Here is my humble suggestion, Jon.
Create a key on your site to these abbreviations (or within the variety description) as has been mentioned.  If it is confidential- list it as such.  Then you can stop getting hassled by us newbies about whether or not a certain abbreviation is "confidential."
You have created an incredible site here.  I think by providing as much info as possible on these sources will further seal the future of your site as the ultimate fig resource.
Ignore/Disagree with these comments if you wish- I appreciate your work regardless.

Kyle


Subject: Has anyone tried waxing top part of the cutting to avoid desiccation? Replies: 42
Posted By: KyleW Views: 6,163
 
I really liked this old thread.  Last year I decided to try waxing cuttings and painting cuttings as a way of preventing mold.
I used latex paint at various dilutions.
I also used a candle wax called "glass wax" and a wax used on cheese rounds.
While I had some success, I still do better using moist long-fiber sphagnum moss.
Sorry I did not get this info out prior to the great Encanto cutting release.  Likely noone else was fool enough to try these ideas anyway.

Kyle


Subject: Metal Tags Replies: 24
Posted By: KyleW Views: 1,397
 
I would be interested in a roll.

Kyle


Subject: Anyone want to trade ???? Replies: 18
Posted By: KyleW Views: 1,791
 
Ken-
Are you sure?
I think there are heirloom peach varieties that grow true from seed.
If I am wrong, I have a few seedlings to go throw in the compost pile.

Cathy-
Have you heard of any experience with your variety in Northern climates (zone 5)?

Kyle


Subject: Fig allergy???? Replies: 29
Posted By: KyleW Views: 9,238
 
I wonder if any of those near-naked greek guys that posed for those statues ever had this problem.

Kyle


Subject: Chip-bud grafting Replies: 43
Posted By: KyleW Views: 18,446
 
Jon-
I have been grafting for 2 yrs now but never grafted figs.
I did a lot of research before doing my first grafts (mostly citrus) and I have to comment that I never saw better photos.  These are exceptional!
I have wondered about fig grafting- does the latex ooze out and cause any problems?

Kyle

Subject: Potting Soil Ingredients update pics Replies: 10
Posted By: KyleW Views: 1,665
 
It's all a matter of size.  Mulch would normally imply the bark was large size.  Unfortunately, the description is not consistent between suppliers. 
This year I bought some "pine bark nuggets" that were very fine (all less than 1/4/inch-most around 1/8 inch) despite the fact most people would think a nugget would be bigger.
I cannot tell from the pic for sure but it kind of looks more like fines than what I would call mulch.

Kyle


Subject: Cuttings List posted 10:00 PST today Replies: 62
Posted By: KyleW Views: 3,973
 
I also put in my list.
As a newbie, I am still confused by the source nomenclature.  I say still because I ordered last year without understanding this.
I understand Jon is busy and will likely answer when he has time in 2 months, but if anyone else cares to explain sooner I would appreciate it.
Example-
If I wanted to order Black Mission there is an option of 6, NL, and Q.
The Black Mission small has a number 1007 and Jon says the 1000s are from the "FN" collection.
I have looked at the variety section sources but still do not get it.

Kyle


Subject: Rooting Cuttings Underground in Winter Replies: 29
Posted By: KyleW Views: 2,250
 
Okay-
I have been an almost daily reader of this forum for over a year but just finally registered 2 months ago.
Now, finally, my first post.
I also have been interested in this method.  Jack, I see you are Zone 8.  Has anyone further North had luck with this method?  If so, how deep do you place the top (bottom) end?

Kyle-
Zone 5 Colorado

 

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