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Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
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Here's what I have available.

$4.00 Cuttings:
- Celeste
- Danny's Delight
- Dotatto 
- Hardy Chicago
- Violette de Bordeaux 

$5.00 Varieties:
- GM 25 
- Nero 600m
- Acciano (Large black Italian fig. Very sweet & tasty) 
- Salce
- Troiano Calabrese (High quality green fig from Italy. Amber flesh. Large and super sweet.)

US shipping only.

Shipping charges:
1-9 cuttings = $4
10-20 cuttings = $6
21 or more pieces shipping will be fixed at $10.00

If you would like additional info on some of the varieties please do a search here before contacting me. I'll help if/when I have time but I will, no doubt, be quite busy filling orders.

While I do have a wide range of cutting diameters available, many are in the 1-1 1/2 inch range. If you would prefer smaller cuttings please specify when you contact me. Otherwise, I will send sizes randomly & you may get some big ones.

If you want cuttings specifically for grafting be sure to let me know the size range you would prefer. I will try to accommodate when possible.

95% of my cuttings are 8 to 9" in length. When making cuts I insure that all pieces have at least 3 nodes per cutting. The vast majority have more than 3 nodes per piece. This is an especially important consideration when buying material for grafting. More nodes generally mean more potential trees out of each cutting. 

Please email me with your order requests. My PM will be turned off.

In some cases it may take me awhile to get back to you. Be patient, I will respond in time.

 




Subject: Buildng a cheap 100 watt LED Replies: 74
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I love to hear that. Glad you were able to make some trees out of them :) . Will have more cuttings available this season (I know, shameless plug).

Subject: Buildng a cheap 100 watt LED Replies: 74
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,177
 
Good thread Doug. I look forward to seeing how this setup works out for you.

I've gotten a few of those type 100W LEDs. I got mine from China to make a DIY "super flashlight". I've tested them but haven't yet put all the parts together in a self contained unit. Those things really are extremely bright! Should make some pretty awesome grow lights. Keep us posted (preferably with pics or video :-) .

JMRTSUS: Very sorry to hear about your friend that died that way. What a tragic accident. AC power is great. But it also is, certainly, to be respected.  

Subject: Reaching out to "mario" Replies: 0
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 119
 
Hello folks. Sorry about having to make this post just as an attempt to get in touch with our old friend mario.

Unfortunately, my cell phone, with all my stored contacts, unexpectedly died on me. In spite of all my CPR efforts it remains unresponsive :-/.

So, my point in making this post is simply an attempt to get a reply from Mario S.

If you see this Mario, please just give me a call or shoot an email my way. Thanks bud.

Subject: Grafting or rooting if you have hard to find cuttings Replies: 19
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 463
 
Hey Paul.

You may have already made a decision on this but I'm just now seeing this thread.

As long as you feel confident in your grafting abilities, my opinion/recommendation would be to graft. As long as you have the rootstock to work with that is. As Francisco mentioned, grafting onto a robust rootstock will give you your best chances. Especially if you have just a single piece of a rare cutting.

As Pino mentioned, timing is important too. I recommend grafting early in the growing season. It seems to be a little different with figs though. I'd venture to say that grafting can be done on figs just about any time during a growth flush. Still, I've done most of my grafting in early spring just when my fig trees are beginning to take off. I've have very good success during this time.

I recently paid a fair amount for a single rare cutting. I wouldn't dare take a chance just rooting it. If it dies on me without rooting, that's it, I'd have to buy another cutting. On the other hand, if I can get 5 grafts out of that one piece, I've just greatly increased my odds of establishing that variety in my collection. So, for me, It's an easy choice when I have a limited amount of a rare variety.

As for the practice of grafting on to a cutting and then trying to root that cutting? This is a practice that makes no sense to me if you have rootstock available to graft on to. Following this method might only marginally increase your odds by grafting on to a large cutting that may or may not have extra energy reserves. Still, not worth the risk to me as long as I have a root base to graft to.

By the way. My preferred methods of grafting have been the cleft graft and the saddle graft. Both have worked quite well for me. I personally, have had no success with chip or T budding. I know those have worked for others though.

Hope this helps. 

Subject: OT - Very painful injury Replies: 77
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 868
 
Dennis. I'm really sorry to hear you had a fall like that my friend. Ouch! Glad to hear that you are recovering though.

Like others have said, take your time about doing things. Give yourself plenty of time to heal up properly. It may be hard, but do your best to be patient until you have your full strength back. You certainly don't want to aggravate things - could make recovery time longer. I'm no doctor but have experienced some (minor) back injuries myself. The inclination for me was always doing things sooner than I should.

Sorry about the unsolicited advice. Just wishing the best for you. I hope your recovery is soon and complete. Hang in there. 

Subject: Cuttings offer on eBay. Replies: 8
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 341
 
As far as Breba crop goes.....Most do, some may not.

Subject: Cuttings offer on eBay. Replies: 8
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 341
 
Thank you for adding the link Dave. I appreciate it.

James: I'm very glad to hear that you've been happy with the cuttings you've received from me. Also glad to hear that they are taking off well for you.

Hope those do well for you Richie.

A special thanks to you Dennis. I know you wanted to pay me on those others. I certainly wasn't sweating it at all. But, I kindly accept your "support". Not that I would expect that but I appreciate your actions. Thank you.

Subject: Cuttings offer on eBay. Replies: 8
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 341
 
I'm offering the last of my cuttings and just a few trees on eBay.

If anyone would like to take a look, my eBay username is fruitnut.

Subject: Old cuttings Replies: 6
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 205
 
I once rooted Italian Honey cuttings that had been stored in the fridge for 3+ years. It does seem to depend on the variety to some degree. Some don't seem to hold up as well as others, even when stored in identical conditions.

Cant' hurt to give it a shot though.

Subject: Cuttings @ $3 ea + Shipping Replies: 22
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,434
 
For those of you who might have missed this the first time around.

Still have some of those listed above.

Subject: Progression of the Martienca Rimada Replies: 35
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 670
 
Very nice Dave.

Beautiful growth rate!

Look forward to seeing pics of it after another seasons growth :) .

Subject: Cuttings @ $3 ea + Shipping Replies: 22
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,434
 
Had a snafu on a couple of your orders. Sorry about that.

Got them all straightened out now and on their way.

Subject: Cuttings @ $3 ea + Shipping Replies: 22
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,434
 
Sold out on 3 more varieties.

Subject: Cuttings @ $3 ea + Shipping Replies: 22
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,434
 
Glad cuttings are making it in good shape to those of you who rec'd them so far.

Still have quite a few left if anyone else would like some.

Made updates in post #1 to reflect most current quantities left available.

Subject: RIP Mother Preto Replies: 29
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,061
 
Wow Sue! It has been awhile since I've made much of a post on here but I just have to comment on this one. I am very sad/disappointed to hear that tree is now gone. I was just looking at some of those older pictures you had taken of that thing. What an awesome tree it was! So sorry to hear that they completely extracted it!

Ahh! I just can't believe they cut it down AND dug up the roots. But I guess that's just the way it goes with folks who don't appreciate them the way we do.

I guess I'm reacting this way because this is absolutely in my top three favorite figs. It may even be my favorite.

Sue, I am very thankful that you found this variety and manage to preserve it in the way that you have. There are many of us who have this one and have determined to give it the best of care.

Hey Brett (post #10). I have been growing this one in-ground since my second season having it. Each fall, after taking some cuttings from it, I cover it with mulch to protect it during winter. Has worked well for me in even the coldest winters here in KY, zone 6. I always put a couple cuttings in the fridge for back-up just in case I lose the two small ones I have in-ground.

Now that the truly awesome mother tree is gone, I will give this one even higher priority.

For those of you who have Preto, we now have even greater reason to preserve it. It is one of the great figs! 

Long live Fico Preto ;-)! 

Subject: Cuttings @ $3 ea + Shipping Replies: 22
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,434
 
I'm bumping this because I messed up on the count of some of the varieties I was offering.

Please see my most humble apology in post #1.

Sorry for the flub folks. 

Subject: Cuttings @ $3 ea + Shipping Replies: 22
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,434
 
Thanks for the compliments guys. I just try to treat folks right.

Thank you Ed for fixing those links for me. Didn't know they had gone wonky.

Levar. Glad that Owensboro has done well for you. It's one of my favorites. It really doesn't look much different than Hardy Chicago but the flavor is better IMO.

James. Glad those have done well for you too. I really like Dottato. Nice rich yellow fig. Verdict on Salce is still out but early tastes have been real good too.

I'm making some edits to my list above. Still have a few folks to get back to. Going through my emails now.

Thanks to everyone for being such good fig friends.

Subject: Cuttings @ $3 ea + Shipping Replies: 22
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,434
 
Made some adjustments below to reflect the most current quantities I have left. UPDATE MADE: 2/3/2016

I still have the following cuttings available for those who might be interested:

Number preceding the fig name indicates quantity available.
10 - Armenian
25 - Brunswick (These are from that Haikel variety. Now believed to be Brunswick. Very Cold Hardy)
10 - Celeste
101 - Hardy Chicago
44 - Italian Honey 
12 - Unknown Owensboro (This fig looks similar to Hardy Chicago but the flavor is far better :)  http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/unknown-owensboro-6008102?pid=1281226215 
 

All cuttings are $3 each plus some shipping to your location. Most small orders will go first class. Larger pkgs will likely go priority.

I can only ship within the US.

Cuttings offered on first come first served basis. 

Please contact me via this email only: wildfruitnut@gmail.com
I will have my forum PM turned off.

I usually get bombarded with orders. So, if I don't get back to you, please be patient. At times, it may take me a couple days to get back to you.

Enjoy :-)!



Subject: Winter Protection in colder areas - please post your photos Replies: 18
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,893
 
Those are some folks who love their figs!

Would be nice to know the story on the varieties and where they originate from.

Keep us posted. 

Subject: Vogelzang Barrel Heater for Greenhouse Replies: 23
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 729
 
Hey Dennis.

I'm curious about which heating option you decided to go with for your GH. Did you get the chance to test out the wood burning barrel yet?

There is one option for the wood burner you might not have considered yet. You could keep the barrel outside of the GH and run lines containing water that is heated by the wood stove. Basically a small scale boiler with radiators inside the GH. Would be safer and would save space inside.

I saw a good youtube video on something like this a while back. If I remember correctly it can be built fairly simply as a closed system. The water circulates by the expansion and contraction of the water being heated and then cooling and automatically repeating the process on it's own. I assume you'd have to have a blow-off valve in there somewhere to prevent a possible rupture. 

In the vid I saw, I think the guy was building a wood burning water heater, but with a couple small tweaks, it could easily be used to heat a GH.

Subject: ROOT KNOT NEMATODE....PREVENTION AND CURE/CONTROL Replies: 20
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 812
 
Hey Frank.

You may have already seen these two threads.

Byron did some pretty extensive research on RKN treatment awhile back:

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/rkn-nematode-resistant-figs-other-rkn-information-4639896?pid=39459229#post39459229

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/nematode-cure-for-container-grown-figs-hot-water-technique-5769399?pid=1274041351#post1274041351

May be nothing new to you but no harm in posting anyway.

Subject: It's No Big Deal Or Anything, But... Replies: 50
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Congratulations to you both James! It's a beautiful thing man. May you share many delicious figs together :~).

Subject: OT: free Mason bees (local pickup only) Replies: 35
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 723
 
I'd never seen Golden Carpenter bees. Nice video.

Charles. It's important to note that the shallow holes drilled into wood only 3 1/2 - 4" deep will produce mostly male bees. Deeper holes of about 5 1/2" deep are required to produce more females. A more dominant number of females is preferred since they are the ones laying the eggs. More eggs = more baby bees for next year :) . 

Subject: Experiment: Buried some cuttings directly into Soil....... Replies: 7
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 402
 
Should work ok Armando - as long as you put plenty of drain holes in the bottle. Otherwise, when it rains, the bottles would fill with water & drown the cuttings.

I agree with Igor. The leaves should be fine since they will be emerging under natural conditions.

I wish you the best on your experiment.

Subject: OT: free Mason bees (local pickup only) Replies: 35
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 723
 
You're welcome Will.

Here are a couple nice links that include some info on attracting orchard bees to you property:

http://www.wingsinflight.com/gardbees.html


http://www.orchardbees.com/index.html

Subject: OT: free Mason bees (local pickup only) Replies: 35
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 723
 
Yes, it is very nice when the Red Bud trees are in bloom again. Will start again very soon for us now :-). 


Mason Bees 1.jpg 

If you look close in this picture, you can see a different variety of solitary bee toward the center if the image. This is not a honey bee or yellow jacket. I know which one it is but can't think of the name right now.

All the "other" types of pollinating bees in my area, far out number the honey bees. Not because we have a shortage of honey bees, just so many of the others. Very cool. Can't wait to see them again this spring.

I plan to try to get a little video of them this year (would be nice to record that buzzing) - in addition to some better pics.


Subject: OT: free Mason bees (local pickup only) Replies: 35
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 723
 
That's one of the Blue Orchard Bees in the pic above. A little blurry but still visible in the center of the image.

Here's a shot of the tree a few steps back from it.

Red Bud Tree.jpg 


Subject: OT: free Mason bees (local pickup only) Replies: 35
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 723
 
Not sure what I did wrong with those two images in post # 21. I'll try again.

Mason Bees.jpg 


Subject: OT: free Mason bees (local pickup only) Replies: 35
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 723
 
Having trouble loading multiple pics in same post.

That first pic above is actually one of the dozens of Bumble Bees that were there that day. Mason Bees 1.jpg  Red Bud Tree.jpg 

Subject: OT: free Mason bees (local pickup only) Replies: 35
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 723
 
I really enjoy the Mason Bees in my area. Just last summer was the first time I really tried to identify and attract them. Turns out I get large swarms of them around my Red Bud trees. Also see plenty of them around my other flowering fruit trees. Mason Bees seem to start coming out earlier than honey bees but also don't seem to hang around all summer like the "Solitary Bees" do.

Here are a couple pictures of my Red Bud trees with Mason Bees as well as a host of other types of bees swarming them. It's amazing just how loud the buzzing can get with so many bees in one place. I spent hours watching and photographing them. Unfortunately, the only camera I had working at the time was my very cheap cell phone camera. The close ups are blurry because it's hard to tell if you're too close when trying to view a screen in the bright sun. Much to be said about looking through a viewfinder.

Bumble Bee.jpg 
 


Subject: Cuttings on eBay. Replies: 9
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Gordenia.

I, personally, don't know who that seller is. But I also wouldn't purchase from someone outside the US.

Subject: New Batch of Cuttings For Sale. UPDATE. Replies: 16
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,884
 
One last bump before I put what's left on eBay :-) .

Subject: Cuttings on eBay. Replies: 9
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 876
 
Would be a fun project Robert. I've considered it but I wouldn't even think about until I had a greenhouse going. I keep promising myself that I'm going to build one "this year for sure" but it always seems to get set aside for some other priorities.

Subject: Cuttings on eBay. Replies: 9
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 876
 
Sorry, but I'm all out of that Unk. Pastillere. Won't have it anymore either. I watched fruit drop for three seasons so I figured it was time to let it go.

Jon's pictures sure do make it look like a beautiful fig though - for those who have the fig wasp.......

Subject: Cuttings on eBay. Replies: 9
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 876
 
For those who might be interested in taking a look. I'm offering a couple of the more common varieties of fig tree cuttings on eBay.

I have a bunch of those being offered so they will likely be available for awhile ;) .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fig-Tree-Cuttings-Italian-Honey-/251867506721?#

Thanks for looking.


Subject: New Batch of Cuttings For Sale. UPDATE. Replies: 16
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,884
 
Made an update above. If anyone has some good English Walnut scion varieties that they would offer in trade, I'd be willing to offer some of these fig varieties in trade..

Subject: What are the best grafting methods? Replies: 19
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,039
 
Hey Troy.

I've done quite a few grafts of fig trees with pretty good success.

I've tried several different types of grafts but the one I settled on most consistently has been the Cleft Graft. I actually prefer Saddle Graft and Whip & Tongue because they seem to make better, more solid, unions. But I've settled on the cleft graft because it seems to be; 1) Simpler to perform than the other two. 2) This means I can do it quicker than the others. 3) I've also seemed to have greater success with the cleft graft than the others.

It's also important to note that I do all my grafts outside in early to mid spring. About mid April to mid May. I usually do the grafts on bare root or trees in pots. I then set them in the shade until they are growing well before forcing them to grow in full sun. 

This is just my take and the experience I've had with grafting fig trees. I think, in the end, we may all settle on what works best for us personally.

Just keep grafting and you'll learn from your failures as much as your successes. It's a fun and addicting aspect of plant propagation. Beware! Once you've got it you can't un-learn it ;-) . 

Subject: New Batch of Cuttings For Sale. UPDATE. Replies: 16
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,884
 
Some stuff still available.

Subject: New Batch of Cuttings For Sale. UPDATE. Replies: 16
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,884
 
For those who are expecting packages from me, I got about 20 of them out today. Keep an eye on your mailboxes ;) .

Subject: Moving on. Replies: 21
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,982
 
Thank you for posting anyway Alan. I appreciate & agree with your clarifications. - too much friction sometimes & we'd all do well to try to let it "roll off" a bit more. You used a very accurate word in your previous post concerning my "reaction". Very true. All too often we may tend to react before "sleeping on it" - including myself (as was evident).

Sometimes imperfection makes it difficult to apply such sage words that can be found in the book of Psalms - "A wise man thinks before he speaks". I'm working on it ;) .

Subject: Moving on. Replies: 21
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,982
 

For anyone who might have seen a post I made here (previously post #20). I changed my mind. I really just didn't want to get in to it, so I deleted that post. Don't think my heart (literal) could have handled any possible negative responses. Must stay focused on peace of mind :) .


Subject: New Batch of Cuttings For Sale. UPDATE. Replies: 16
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,884
 
Bumping this thread because I still have a good bunch of cuttings left to offer. Updated post #1 to reflect any changes.

Subject: Link: sampling 14 italian varieties, full description Replies: 12
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 910
 
Great link Fico. The pictures alone make it worth checking out. 

Subject: Moving on. Replies: 21
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,982
 
Well Said Jon.

Like your comments very much too Dennis.

Nothing wrong with anyone else's comments of course........

The golden rule isn't broken ya just gotta be willing to learn to use it. Then it works every time :~).

Subject: New Batch of Cuttings For Sale. UPDATE. Replies: 16
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,884
 
Glad to hear it Mike.

Thank you.

Take care.

Subject: New Batch of Cuttings For Sale. UPDATE. Replies: 16
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,884
 
Just a few varieties left. Some of these can also be found on ebay under my username - fruitnut

All cuttings are about 8-9" long with varying diameters. All cuttings are $3 per piece.

- Hardy Chicago (Quite a Few)
- Italian Honey (plenty)

Additional varieties added below. All are $3 each.

- Troiano Calabrese
- Blue Celeste

If you would like any of these varieties, please email me at wildfruitnut@gmail.com

Thank you all for being such a fine bunch of fellow fig nuts :) .

-Bill.

 





Subject: EDIT: Trades Done.Thank you! Trade: Fig Cuttings for Fruit Tree Scion Replies: 6
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 599
 
Ok folks. Looks like I've gotten all the takers I'll need for this season. Thank you all very much for being so willing to do some trades.

There's a few of you that I haven't responded to yet but from the looks of things, I should be able to work something out with most of you. So, if you've contacted me but haven't heard back yet, doesn't mean we don't have a trade. Just give me until tomorrow afternoon to get back to you.

Subject: EDIT: Trades Done.Thank you! Trade: Fig Cuttings for Fruit Tree Scion Replies: 6
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 599
 
Phil.
Thank you for posting that list. Thought you'd just email it to me, but as long as you don't mind, this works fine too.

Bunch of good ones on there. I will get back to you via email. Maybe not til tomorrow though.

Thanks again.

Subject: EDIT: Trades Done.Thank you! Trade: Fig Cuttings for Fruit Tree Scion Replies: 6
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 599
 
Alan.
That's very good to know. If you have scion in a year or so, maybe we can work something out. Thank you.

 

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