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Subject: Revised List of Cuttings Available. Replies: 11
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 753
 
Hey Tony.
Sorry I overlooked your question for awhile there.

If I'm recalling correctly, all 3 of those came from Richard Watts.

Info on the Afghan-E has been limited even til now. I currently don't have a mature tree of this one in my orchard. A friend of mine grows this one & he is the source of cuttings this season on all three of these. I recall him saying it was a very good tasting dark fig & that's about it for now.

Similar story with Algerian. It may be like the one shown here: http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/algerian-figs-6180222?pid=1276624750

These links show the same Armenian I"m offering here: http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/uc-davis-armenian-6006375?pid=1274952132

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/armenian-fig-5532823?pid=1270670904

All are common figs and will produce without the wasp.

I have a better camera this year & I plan to get over to my buddy's place in August/Sept when the figs are ripe to take pics & gather more info on all 3 of these.

I hope this helps.

Subject: Revised List of Cuttings Available. Replies: 11
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 753
 
Hey Craig.

The one I"m offering is the large Black/Dark Purple one. It's pictured here in these two threads: http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/martins-unknown-5873131?pid=1273842215

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/martins-unknown-4861509?pid=41731150 

There is another one referred to as Martin's Italian Unknown. It's not as large as this one and not as dark. I don't have that one.

As far as I know, there are only two being circulated that originated from Martin and have the suffix "Unknown".

Subject: Revised List of Cuttings Available. Replies: 11
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 753
 
Good eye arachyd. I hadn't even caught my mistake.

I will err in favor of the buyer. Danny's Delight will all be $3. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.

Subject: Revised List of Cuttings Available. Replies: 11
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 753
 
Nice to hear of your success Sid.

Subject: Revised List of Cuttings Available. Replies: 11
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 753
 
$7 varieties:
- Afghan-E (RW)
- Algerian
- Armenian
- JH Adriatic (2 pcs left)
- Longue d 'Aout (3 pcs)
- Ronde de Bordeaux (2 left)
- Scott's Yellow (rare)

$6 Varieties:
- Florea (cold hardy)
- Paris Purple (has grown unprotected for many yrs in Paris, TN)
- Pied de Beouf
- Unknown Owensboro (Dark purple with excellent flavor)

$5 Varieties:
- Adriatic
- Violetta (3 left)
- GM #25
- Martin's Unknown Black (jumbo black fig)
- Nero 600m (2 left)

$4 Varieties:
- Acciano
- Dottato
- Salce
- Troiano Calabrese
- Italian Honey
- Violette de Bordeux

$3 Varieties:
- Brunswick
- Celeste
- Danny's Delight
- Unknown Green German 
- Hardy Chicago

If you would like any of these please contact me by this email address: wildfruitnut@gmail.com.

Payment via Paypal can be sent using this email: wildfruitnut@yahoo.com

When replying by private email, please provide your mailing address for shipping the cuttings to you.

Shipping costs are as follows:
1-5 cuttings - $4.00
6-10 pieces - $6.00
11- 20 pcs - $10.00
More than 20 pcs, a flat rate option will most likely be used.

Thank you everyone.

Subject: Remember figs4fun?Time to turn this bus around! Replies: 65
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 877
 
Kudos to you Grant. Nice giveaway. Glad to see a fellow Kentuckian will be receiving this one :). Good for you Wendy. The "Happy Dance" made me chuckle.

I'd like to know more about these Cyprus figs Grant. Would also like to get one going myself. Would be happy to work out some sort of trade if you're interested. Please shoot me an email if you'd like to talk it over.





Subject: Figs of Cyprus Replies: 49
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Hey Grant.

Were you able to get pics of the ripe fruit this past summer?

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
I'm very glad to hear the positive feedback. But mostly it makes me happy to hear that you all are succeeding with the cuttings I've sent you.

It's all about enjoying this great hobby we have here isn't it? 

Would love to see future pics of the trees you've grown from those humble little fig sticks :-) .

Subject: Forgotten Fig Videos Replies: 27
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 488
 
Thanks for the clarification sppsp. I was hearing FWD instead of SWD. Fruit Fly just seems easier to say for me LOL!

I've seen plenty of those in figs as well as those tiny beetles that I don't know the name of. Both make the fig taste bad. Even though they provide a little extra nutrition, I prefer the figs without the bugs ;-) .

Subject: Forgotten Fig Videos Replies: 27
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 488
 
Hey Nick.
I have to ask. What is the FWD you referred to a couple of times?

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
Still have a number of nice cuttings left.

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
I always get so happy this time of year because I know the days are now gradually getting longer again!

I don't like winter. I can't grow anything! Well, not much anyway.

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
Glad to hear it "Koko".

I try to send pieces that I would be happy to receive myself.

I hope everyone makes some nice trees out of them :-) !


Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
Good cuttings still available.

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
Hey tsparozi.

The cuttings I have coming in Jan will be from a friend. Can't recall all that he has but if memory serves me here are a few of them:
- Italian Honey
- Algerian
- Afghan -E
- Armenian (watts)
- Paris Purple (Paris TN)
- Unknown purple fig from Owensboro, KY

Several others that I can't recall at the moment.

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
I am also offering cuttings on eBay under the username "fruitnut".

New varieties will be added to my "for sale" list in January. 

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
A few adjustments made to the 'cuttings available' list in post #1.

Subject: Oatmeal fig bars...Yum... Replies: 15
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 262
 
Sounds great Jodi.

Thank you for posting the recipe.

I immediately printed it.

By the way how did you post that little print button doo-dad? 

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
Anyone seeing this thread for the first time, please see post #1 for varieties available and prices per cutting.

I will be coming back often to make adjustments or deletions as I run out.

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 

Thank you to all who have purchased cuttings from me so far.

I've decided to reduce the prices on all remaining cuttings I have for sale this season. I'm doing so in hopes of selling things off more quickly. I have a growing list of repairs I need to make around my homestead & it's keeping me quite busy.

For one such example, I'm finishing re-building my well house roof today. It's getting into the teens F again tonight so I better get a move on so I don't have frozen pipes by morning :-O! 

I have an excess of cuttings available of certain varieties. If anyone might be interested in larger quantity discounts please email me to discuss this possible option.

Thank you all very much.


Subject: Looking for Persimmon Hybrid Scion Replies: 9
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 375
 
Hey Ed.

Sounds like we can work something out.

Sending you an email.

Thanks.

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
Awesome Dave. Glad to hear it.

I was just noticing that Nero 600m is synonymous with Valle Calda:
http://www.planetfig.com/cultivars/fcveng8595.html

I'll have to see what else has been said about that here. 

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
I'm now out of GM 175.

I am down to 4 pcs each left of VdS & Preto.

Subject: Caution on eBay, Nordland scammer Replies: 38
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 1,923
 
Hey Marius.

Did you get the email I sent you?


Subject: Looking for Persimmon Hybrid Scion Replies: 9
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 375
 
Travis,
I had forgotten about them.

Thank you for that. Going to check them out.

Yes, it looks like they have some of those varieties @ $6 a piece. Figs are $12 per cutting - all varieties. Cool!

England's Orchard scion link:

http://www.nuttrees.net/ 

Subject: Looking for Persimmon Hybrid Scion Replies: 9
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 375
 
Hi folks.

I am looking for scion from a few varieties of hybrid persimmons. If anyone has a stick or two from the following varieties I would like to either work out some trades or pay you for them out-right: 

- Rosseyanka
- Sestronka
- Kasandra
- Zima Khurma
- Mikkusu Kaki Hybrid

I might also be willing to try a couple of these pure Kaki varieties that have been reported to be pretty cold hardy:

- Cinebuli
- Saijo
- Great Wall
- Jiro

I'd be willing to trade with any variety of the fig cuttings I have.

I also have to offer scion of one variety of Kaki persimmon that Mario has been growing in KY for several years. His trees were loaded with fruit this fall. Him and his family call it Vanilla persimmon because of the flavor having a hint of vanilla. When I did some research on this variety I found that it may also be called the Chocolate Persimmon. So named because the interior flesh turns brown when ripe.

Note: Mario grows his persimmon trees on the north side of an un-heated garage. I was very surprised to see his trees not only surviving in zone 6 but clearly doing quite well. Beautiful, deep orange fruit.

I only have a few pieces of scion from Mario's trees but I'd be happy to part with some in order to get some of the above scion to work with.

Whatever I receive in trade I will also share with Mario so he can try some experimental grafting onto some of the native persimmon trees he has on his property. I'll be doing some grafting on a friends property nearby.

Thanks for helping in any way to acquire some of these nice persimmon varieties. 

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
Looks like Kerry over on the other forum also had a nice pic of the ripe fruit of LSU Scott's Yellow here: 
https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-home/115902-lsu-scott-s-yellow-experts-needed

I also just listed Scott's Yellow cuttings on eBay with pics of some unripe fruit from my trees. The pictures at least show the general shape of the fruit beginning to develop: 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/252666759041?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Subject: Looking to Buy Smith Fig Replies: 5
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 353
 
I have one on the way.

Thank you folks.

Subject: Looking to Buy Smith Fig Replies: 5
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 353
 
If anyone has a small Smith fig tree that they'd wouldn't mind letting go of, I'd be happy to buy it.

I could also do trades for cuttings if I have something you'd like.

Thank you.

Subject: I made a mistake on shipping cuttings... Replies: 15
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 637
 
Glad to hear some of you have rec'd your cuttings.

Again, sorry about the posted fowl. It will be correct from here on.

Subject: Pics! Acciano, Salce, and Troiano Calabrese Replies: 3
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 434
 
That link seems to be working now.

Bear in mind that even though Mario may have been referring to that fig as Atreano in that thread it is actually Troiano Calabrese. It took him awhile to chase down the actual name of the variety he had. His family in Italy asked around for him and finally pinned down the correct name of the variety.

It also important to note that this is the fruit that Mario produced at his home near Morgantown, Kentucky. 

Beautiful fig :-)!

Subject: Pics! Acciano, Salce, and Troiano Calabrese Replies: 3
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 434
 
Thanks Angela.

Let's see if it works here. 
Troiano Calabrese figs:
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/atreano-figs-ready-to-eat-5442757?pid=1269788873

Subject: I made a mistake on shipping cuttings... Replies: 15
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 637
 
KYFig. Yea that's funny that they delivered it anyway. But glad you got your cuttings safe and sound. Hope they meet your expectations.

Subject: I made a mistake on shipping cuttings... Replies: 15
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 637
 
Leander.

You let a cat out of the bag (such a goofy saying)! Do you still sell mushroom cultures? Ya gotta tell us more now :-) . 

Subject: I made a mistake on shipping cuttings... Replies: 15
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 637
 
Seems you hit the nail on the head Steve. I ship most small orders in padded envelopes.

According to the postal worker I spoke to, if you select the "large envelope option" (less than 3/4" in thickness) shipping cost will be less. But, apparently, the size packages I've been shipping are more in the "parcel/package" category. Therefore, I will be selecting the package/parcel option from now on. It looks like it will only average about $1 or so more per package. 

I'm guessing that many local post offices must let this error slide a lot because I've been doing it this way for a couple seasons now without any word back from recipients.

But I'd rather pay the correct shipping up front so no problems come up down the road. I sure wouldn't someone to miss out on their package because I made a mistake with postage :-/.

If it looks like I'm beginning to lose too much $ in shipping, I may have to bump my minimum shipping charges to $4 instead of just $3. Not too big of a deal I think.......

Subject: I made a mistake on shipping cuttings... Replies: 15
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 637
 
This message goes specifically to the first dozen or so people I have shipped cuttings out to.

At the post office I was using the automated shipping/postage machine for processing some of your packages.

Apparently I had made a mistake on how I was running some of the packages through by selecting the wrong option. Resulting in an under charge in some of the postage. 

Because of this, some of you may be informed by your local post office that a small amount of postage is due on your package.

I apologize for this and it certainly wasn't deliberate. Just a bone-head mistake on my part. I didn't catch until a postal worker came out to empty the drop box I was using.

If you are asked to compensate some postage, be sure to let me know. I can easily refund the amount via Paypal.

Sorry for the error. Thank you for your patience.

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
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Trying to insert or attach pictures...... having trouble getting them accepted here even after re-sizing them.

Subject: Pics! Acciano, Salce, and Troiano Calabrese Replies: 3
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 434
 
Just wanted to make this thread with links to all three of these varieties in one place.

These figs come to the US direct from Italy via a fellow forum member.

They have been grown successfully in central KY (zone 6) for many years now. Some are grown in a greenhouse that is not completely enclosed in winter. While many trees are grown outside in-ground year-round (all successfully producing ripe fruit).

Acciano is a large fig that produces even larger brebas. Mario says the brebas are "the size of baseball". Maybe a little exaggeration but still reported to be quite large and very sweet & delicious.

Troiano Calabrese is the third in Mario's top 3 favorite figs. Large green figs with a golden interior. Said to be 'super sweet like honey'.

Please enjoy the pictures found in these links:

Acciano:  https://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/ky-figs-ready-to-eat-4802085?pid=1271617033

Acciano nearly ripe: https://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/ky-figs-4794596?pid=1271617676

Salce is more of a medium size fig but is reported to be one of the best figs ever. The pictures speak for themselves.
The 4th picture shows Troiano in the lower right with Salce in the upper left:
Salce: https://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/salce-fig-pictures-5947309?pid=1274444518

Troioano Calabrese: http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/atreano-figs-ready-to-eat-5442757?pid=1269788873

The pictures really tell the story. All delicious looking, must have, figs!

Hope you've all enjoyed this post

-Bill.

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
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Leander.

Mulch is how I protect my in-ground trees every year. It's amazing how just a few inches of mulch can keep the wood from freezing.

There are at least two factors at work that protect the trees when using mulch.
1) The actual insulation from the material covering the tree.
2) When organic material decomposes it generates heat.
Granted there isn't much decomposition going on when it's cold but I'm sure there is still a slow process going on underneath the surface of the mulch.

I cut my in-ground trees back to about 10"-18" then cover as much of the exposed wood as I can by piling mulch on top. No matter how cold of a winter we might get here in zone 6, the wood below the mulch has never died.

Yes, Brunswick may be one of the most cold hardy varieties. I found a Brunswick variant here in west KY that I've personally observed to survive after some brief lows of +4F. Years with a lot of snow seem to kill it back more so than dips into single digits under dry conditions.

I have two variants of Brunswick. One I call Haikel and the other Zimmerman. Both based on names of the family they come from. Haikel originates form Btegrine, Lebanon and Zimmerman came from a nursery in TN. I believe the Haikel is the most cold hardy and best tasting. It does have a bit of an open eye that the ants like to get in but a perfectly ripe fruit has a peach-like taste IMO.



Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
Yes, you may be in a pretty cold region but I think you could still have success by growing in pots. No need to bury the pots in summer. There's been much discussion around the forum on how to do this. It wouldn't hurt to do some searching here to learn some more.

If you had a basement, it may work even better than the attached garage but I still think you could make the garage work. Storing the potted fig trees next to the interior wall would be the first thing to consider. I recall others doing this in very cold regions and even using some sort of insulation to cover the trees once inside the garage.

Granted, it would help to have the more cold hardy varieties. And/Or to have varieties that are known to produce fruit under less than ideal conditions.

Hope this helps.....

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
Hi Leander.

Is your garage attached to the house?  What agricultural zone are you in?

Many folks have great success growing fig trees in pots & then storing them in an unheated attached garage for the winter. Some people grow figs and enjoy fruit even up to zone 5 using this method. Most any variety can be successfully grown this way.

So really, it's just up to you as to which varieties you want to try and how many pots your spouse will allow you to over-winter in the garage :-) .

By the way I'm in zone 6 and I grow 99% of my trees outside in the ground, year round.

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
Hi Barb.

To me, that Unknown Owensboro has a pretty good berry flavor. Hardy Chicago is similar but doesn't seems to be as full flavored as the former.

The Acciano has somewhat of a grapey flavor, especially in the skin of the fruit.

Remember, this is all based on how they seem to taste to ME. Could be different based on individual palette.  

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
Funny Sparky. I guess someone moved George's rock unless he took it with him to ensure no one would move it :-) LOL! 

Just messing with you George. All in fun.

No worries on that variety though. I did remove it from the list and I won't be offering it again.

A few people did get this one from me. If I recall correctly, last season was the first time I distributed it at all.

If there's anyone who previously rec'd GM 125-C from me and you feel the least bit slighted in light of this new information, I'd like the opportunity to make things right. I will offer to send you a replacement variety in the form of cuttings from the list I have available now. This will be a number of cuttings equal (if possible) to what you originally rec'd of GM 125-C. You may choose from any one (1) variety only.

If you rec'd GM 125-C from me and would like to take advantage of this replacement offer please contact me via email. Sorry but I will only fulfill this offer after I've confirmed in my records (or past email communications) that you actually received this one from me - obviously.

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
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Yes, apparently the 125 that Harvey has is different than the 125-C. I may grow mine for another season or two just to see if it actually does anything.....

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
That was nice of you to say Dennis. Thank you.

Hey Sid. Looks like you did quite well with all of those.
Have you actually gotten ripe fruit from the Violetta? 

It looks like that lateral growth habit of the GM 175 is going to be a consistent characteristic of this variety. 

Just a heads up on the GM 125-C. I was informed by the source of this variety that it turned out to be a Caprifig. So no edible fruit from that one. Upon this info being brought to my attention I've discontinued offering it for sale.

If anyone would like to have the parent tree I will be getting rid of it. Not sure of how you might use it but let me know if you're interested in it. 

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
I've added Acciano, Dottato, and Salce to the list above.
More of Mario's figs from the Molise and Calabria regions of Italy :-)

Mario's top 3 favorite figs are Acciano, Troiano Calabrese, and Salce. Dotatto comes in #4.
He also reminded me this fall that Acciano gets a huge breba fig "about the size of a baseball" as he put it! The main crop are still pretty big figs but not near the size of the breba. 

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
This message is for Jstall. 

I've rec'd your order but have not been able to reply to the email address you contacted me through. When I reply I keep getting a message failed reply.

If you have another email that you can contact me with please give that a try. I'd like to get your order together for you. Please get back to me. If need be, we can unlock our PM just long enough to get you processed.

Thanks.

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
Hey Brad.

I've got about a dozen emails to reply to at the moment. You are among them. My replies may be a little slow until after the weekend but I am slowly going through emails and processing orders in between caring for family & stuff.

When placing an order use this address: wildfruitnut@gmail.com

Also when you contact me with an order please go ahead and send your mailing address. That will help to expedite things a bit. 

Thanks.



Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
This link might also be useful concerning the Scott's Yellow. This link shows the fruit from Danny's tree. The fruit from mine should prove to be the same as this: http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/lsu-scotts-yellow-7493321?pid=1287839444 

Subject: Cuttings Sale. All prices reduced. Replies: 58
Posted By: saxonfig Views: 3,314
 
Hey Danny.
I temporarily deleted those just to look more closely at them and to take the time to see what else had been posted about this variety. The first link is most closely related to why I got this fig. I got cuttings directly from the person who posted those pictures.

I've restored one of those two links. The third one did look to be too green compared to the pics in the other two.

To clarify, I've only gotten one small, under developed ripe fruit from my trees to date. It seems to be slow to put on fruit and too much rain will stall fruit development. That's just what we had this summer. The larger tree was loaded with fruit this year but they didn't have time to ripen before it got too cold.

So, it is still not completely proven in my orchard. I am offering it for sale as it is based on how & where I sourced this variety. As long as the source was honest with me it should be the variety illustrated in the two links above. Although the fruit in the two links look pretty different in shape. One could have been breba or just happen to be an odd fruit.

After looking at several other threads on this variety I can clearly see why you want as much info and clarification as possible. Me too. Hopefully next season will be a bit dryer and the fruit will develop properly. Thus proving for certain the characteristics of the fruit from this tree.

For those interested in this variety, I hope this additional information helps.

 

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