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Subject: Winter of 2012 Replies: 22
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Y'all need to move to Atlanta.  Let's make something happen ;)


Subject: LSU Scott's Black Replies: 7
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 1,524
 
I am in process of airlayering mine due to purchasing an RKN infected plant. I'll have a few cuttings leftover before bagging and destroying the roots and soil after I cut the airlayer of someone is looking to trade for something interesting.

I just set myself back two years on fruit.... Ugh. This looks like a solid one.

Subject: Rooting Hormone Trial Replies: 8
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Setup 2 seems to be a screaming advert for using rooting hormone.


Subject: 2nd Crop or Flush? Replies: 7
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 1,425
 

Sal, that looks gorgeous.  You are a blessed man, I hope it all comes to fruition.

 

I hope you're well.  Long time no chat.  Been thinking about you and Kit this past week, hope y'all and your families are doing well.


Subject: A nice bunch Replies: 2
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Am I crazy for expecting them to be more red inside, like Adriatic or Calvert?

 

For some reason I thought they would be more juicy and red inside.

 

I am excited, my Conadria is about 5' tall and as thick as my thumb.  It should produce a fair crop next year.


Subject: Is this leaf pattern common? Any thoughts? Replies: 6
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 695
 
Tulip poplar.

Subject: baggie method on other cuttings? Replies: 4
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 697
 
Grapes. Stone fruits. Mulberry.

Subject: Quick one - grape help Replies: 20
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 1,271
 

Thanks, Akram.

 

Tom, see:  http://www.ars.usda.gov/Main/docs.htm?docid=12254


Subject: Quick one - grape help Replies: 20
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It is not uncommon for "seedless" grapes to have soft or small seeds inside when young or grown in adverse conditions.  Mine were 50/50 - some had seeds, some not.


Subject: Quick one - grape help Replies: 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tmc2009

Has anyone orderd grape cuttings from UCDavis.  I thought the website seemed to indicate that the cuttings are from a facility in New York?  So is there a different email to send grape cuttings request form to or is it the same email as figs cuttings?


I'm curious about this as well.  I've seen where people posted getting grape and plum cuttings here at the forum.  I'd love to hear more.

@strudeldog, thanks for that link.  That website helped me locate the next grape variety I'm going for, and I sort of lost interest in Concord now.  Price is looking like the next variety I need to buy.  I also learned that Himrod has to be cane-pruned, which I wasn't aware of (pain in the butt) and thus wouldn't necessarily be great for what I had in mind.

Subject: Quick one - grape help Replies: 20
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 1,271
 

Here is a guy growing Reliance.  seems to look similar, heart shaped, tiny teeth on the leaves: 


Subject: Quick one - grape help Replies: 20
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 1,271
 
Tom, did you buy your Reliance from TyTy? 

Subject: Quick one - grape help Replies: 20
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 1,271
 

Here, check this out:

 

 

The first grape they look at is Himrod.  The leaf matches mine fairly well, with all the fray and points and three apparent lobes.  The vine I have that looks similar also appears to require cane pruning.


Subject: Quick one - grape help Replies: 20
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 1,271
 

Those look like Concord grapes to me.


Subject: Quick one - grape help Replies: 20
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 1,271
 

Sorry it was that damn forum bug.  Sadly, they recently updated the stupid forum upload tool.  Obviously, it's still broken.

See pictures now.


And Luke, I heard the same thing, but it's what I had at the moment, so it's where they went!  They still managed to fruit the 2nd and 3rd year, but got heavily cut back the year after.


Subject: Quick one - grape help Replies: 20
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 1,271
 
Sorry, no figs in this one.  I know a lot of you folks grow tons of other fruits, so please forgive me ;)

So, in another thread where user macmike was asking to swap grape cuttings, I mentioned that I lost track of my grapes and I'm not sure which is which.  I purchased (in a box at Lowes) a Himrod seedless and a Reliance seedless.  I am not sure which is which anymore and they didn't fruit this year after being heavily cut back and neglected.  In fact, one of them hardly grew (they're rootbound in their pots).

I saw others mentioned having Himrod and Reliance.  I'm hoping someone can look at these leaf pictures and help me decide which is which.  I'm pretty sure the heart-shaped leaf is Reliance.  The other one ... I guess is Himrod, but I'm just not sure.  The edges look more jagged than normal Himrod, and only half of the leaves have 3 lobes.

Any feedback from grape growers that have these varieties is sincerely appreciated.  I can tell you that one of the plants produces a 'blush' grape, the other produces a mostly green grape.

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Subject: On Naming Figs Replies: 34
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 2,041
 
I just wanted to add that... For seedlings, I don't see a point in assigning an unknown prefix or suffix. It is nice to include in the notes what it may be a seedling of, if known though. It would be great if we could figure out some code to indicate something strarted as a seedling though.... Like an asterisk after the name or a dash or plus sign or something.

Subject: Newbie saying 'HI' Replies: 26
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Hi, Al! Welcome to the 'other' fig forum ;)

Subject: Man does not live by figs alone... Replies: 11
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 808
 
@Rafed, got your email.  Baby got her first flu or cold the last couple of days, 11 month old....lots of time gets burned keeping up with caring for her, I'm behind (and nursing a sinus infection myself the last 8 days).  Still trying to get caught up with work after a recent trip to Miami to visit family (it was a bit of a disaster). 

Just a note - even if you're just passing through, should you head down 75/85, give me a shout, I've got a tree waiting for you, I'll drive out to meet up and drop it off if the schedule works, even if it's only stopping for 5 mins.

Subject: Man does not live by figs alone... Replies: 11
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 808
 
I would slap myself in the face repeatedly for some of those jujubes ;)

Looks great.  Those are really what catch my eyes, though.

Subject: I D these and get some cuttings Replies: 18
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First four pics looks like Lemon/Blanche/Marseilles to me.

Last couple of pictures looks like one of the half dozen or so Brown Turkey variants to me. 

Subject: Waterlogged Tree Advice Replies: 22
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i don't know if this might help, but: http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post?Some-tips-on-uppotting-5390290


Subject: On Naming Figs Replies: 34
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 2,041
 

Many of them are.  You can see the '1001 links' section at figs4fun.com for more info, or use the search feature at the forum. 


Subject: On Naming Figs Replies: 34
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 2,041
 
I agree with Ruben.  I think 'Unknown' should be applied to the front of the name.

I don't think people should just randomly 'name' a fig whatever they want.  I think it should carry an 'unknown' badge until it cannot be proven by the professionals as being some other variety and/or it is proven unique by a university capable of DNA testing the plant material.

Subject: Prayer request for my brother in law and family Replies: 45
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 1,769
 

Still staying positive and hoping for the best, Gene.  He works in mysterious ways sometimes.


Subject: Memorable figs of 2011 Replies: 24
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 2,397
 

JH Adriatic.


Subject: Grape Cuttings Replies: 28
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 2,084
 
Akram, no biggie.  It can't hurt for Mike to potentially get two sources.

Subject: Why is my Kadota still producing? Replies: 5
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 774
 

They will stay on if you leave them on but they will probably dessicate on the branch.  My BT in-ground is doing the same thing right now.


Subject: Grape Cuttings Replies: 28
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I am looking for Concord Seedless and have both Himrod Seedless and Reliance Seedless.  One is white (Himrod) and one is pink (Reliance).  I unfortunately don't remember which is which because they're both in the same pot and the guys that stained my deck moved them around.  They didn't fruit this year and they are quite small, so the cuttings would be equally small.


Subject: FTM Unknown Replies: 7
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My original thought was Brunswick, but I've seen one other unknown on here that had some Brunswick-like and some Negronne-like leaves but produced a greenish red-blushed fig. 


Subject: Does size really matter? Replies: 2
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left.


Subject: My figs exploded Replies: 8
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 1,140
 

Also called "splitting".  Some varities are affected by it during heavy water periods.  Varieties prone to splitting aren't suited to the east coast.


Subject: Name That Fig??? Replies: 30
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 2,544
 
The first two pictures are Celeste. The 2nd is definitely Celeste, the first looks lime a Celeste type.

Additionally, that Momrovia BT is rather smallish for what my tree puts out. The fig on the left is much more accurate to my Monrovia BT.

Subject: Mulching practices & benefits for figs Replies: 15
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 3,421
 

mulching can also contribute to rodents in the winter, and for some trees/plants, having mulch come in contact with the bark can (supposedly) lead to disease/illness.


Subject: Fig Rust confirmation Replies: 29
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 2,409
 

peyote!


Subject: Witch Finger grapes Replies: 19
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 5,209
 

Says the guy whose figs give him browneyes and stiffies ;)


Subject: Rooting fail Replies: 29
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 2,061
 

I will suffix with a downer:  Don't count your chickens before they hatch.  You aren't out of the woods yet.  Getting roots and leaves isn't the end of the ride.  Good luck on making a small tree!  Just don't overwater!  Don't need a lot of water until you have a LOT of roots.


Subject: Name That Fig??? Replies: 30
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Aww, don't tell me that...  I have a Yugo Black that is growing exceptionally.  Last thing I need is another BT.  Not very excited after reading the last coupld posts.


Subject: Witch Finger grapes Replies: 19
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Anyone else following this?  http://www.hpj.com/archives/2011/sep11/sep19/0908WitchFingerGrapes2PIXsr.cfm

I found it to be quite interesting.  Wondering how they would do in the Southeast.  I've been looking for a disease-tolerant grape that handles the southeast that tastes like a Concord, but I found this one... and I'm tempted to wait around for cuttings to become available.

Subject: Will the real Brown Turkey please stand up! Replies: 52
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@John, see this thread:  http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post?Letdown-...-another-BT-5398318

Yours is more "dead ripe" than the one in that thread.  If I'd have picked about 5 days later, it would've looked like yours.

With that said, I can tell you that your BT probably ripens the breba crop about 3-4 weeks later than the Monrovia BT.  Not sure about the main crop.  The fig pictured in the thread I just linked is a breba fig.

Subject: Name That Fig??? Replies: 30
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Yeah, I think that is the general gripe about almost all varieties of "brown turkey".  It is my biggest gripe with our Brown Turkey.  No flavor.  All watery and sweetness, no "taste".  It may as well be sugar water.  Not really interesting to me.

When I see a fig and it has a purple body with yellowish green top fading down to purple, large (or huge) cavity inside, flesh color is somewhere between a raw pork chop and a raw steak, it's almost always a BT.  I may find one in thirty that actually taste "OK".  I've found more in my area than I can shake a stick at (it's the southeast....)

I would trash mine, but I doubt anything else would grow in full shade on the north side of my house. 

Subject: Long fruit mulberry and Taiwan fruit mulberry Replies: 14
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Martin, I remember when you first posted that picture.  I was salivating.  If you end up back there again in the future, I would gladly pay you for some cuttings.


Subject: Name That Fig??? Replies: 30
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 2,544
 

I have one question for you:  Were they all generally watery & sweet with no real flavor characteristic?


Subject: Corigo Replies: 5
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Looks tasty.  Would definitely try it.


Subject: Herman's Unknown Replies: 3
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Looks a lot like a Celeste variant to me.

Subject: Name That Fig??? Replies: 30
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 2,544
 

Looks like the same BT that both Nelson and I got from Monrovia.  It's a plain old run of the mill regular BT.  The leaf shape, the fruit size and shape, the fruit coloring, the huge void inside, the pulp color, all are indicative of BT in my opinion.  I've eaten about a hundred similar fruit off my in-ground tree the last couple of years.


Subject: Name That Fig??? Replies: 30
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 2,544
 
It's a Brown Turkey.

Subject: Native de Argentile Ripe Fig Picture Replies: 23
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Same poor flavor?

Subject: Fig Assortment Replies: 4
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A+ Martin!!

Subject: How many container growers just use plain potting soil? Replies: 8
Posted By: satellitehead Views: 1,113
 
I use potting mix. Note that there is a difference between potting SOIL and potting MIX.

 

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