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Subject: If you have Hardy Chicago... Replies: 20
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 1,306
 
I have 4 Hardy Chicago trees growing in ground here in zone 7.  I don't think anyone in my family would let me dig one up and replace it with another variety even if I wanted to.  It grows well, bears prolifically, and consistently tastes excellent.  

Eric


Subject: Annual Wish-List of 6 Cuttings for 2012-13. Replies: 79
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Sorry about that BTTT= Back To The Top.

Eric


Subject: Annual Wish-List of 6 Cuttings for 2012-13. Replies: 79
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 5,453
 
BTTT

Subject: storing cuttings in fridge till March Replies: 25
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 1,235
 
I usually put mine in a zip loc bag with a half a paper towel that I wet and then squeezed all wetness out of leaving it slightly moist.  No need to wrap the cuttings.  Then I put them in the crisper drawer of the fridge.  I've successfully rooted cuttings that were stored this way for over a year.

The main thing is to find a balance that is not too wet (which can cause mold) and not too dry (which lets the cuttings dry out).   

Eric


Subject: Light Vs Dark Replies: 10
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 715
 
I tend to prefer the dark varieties as well.  That said, I do recommend Verte, Hunt and Hollier as very good figs here.

Eric


Subject: i just realize that i don't have enough figs... Replies: 19
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 744
 
Womack- 3045 trees , huh?  I'm gonna have to order more cups!

Pete- I've got about 20 different varieties growing in ground for 2 or 3 winters and so far, so good.

Suzi- We do get snow occasionally along with a few nights with lows in the teens each winter so my garage is obviously not big enough! :)

Subject: Annual Wish-List of 6 Cuttings for 2012-13. Replies: 79
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 5,453
 
Here are my six most wanted:

1- JH Adriatic
2- Col de Dame Noir
3- Col de Dame Gris
4- Noir de Caromb
5- Noir de Barbentaine
6- Maltese Falcon

I have quite a few varieties that I can trade (probably >50 that I can take cuttings from) and am interested in others that I don't already have.

Subject: i just realize that i don't have enough figs... Replies: 19
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 744
 
I know what you mean.  My wife and I bought 7 acres this year.  How many different varieties do you think I can fit in?  :)

Subject: 6 Cuttings On Wish List Replies: 176
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 17,501
 

Here's mine as of 11/28/11:

 

1) Ronde de Bordeaux

2) Noire de Caromb

3) Native Black
4) Mavra Sika

5) Martin's Black Unknown
6) Smith - mine was a casualty of Hurricane Irene :(

I have limited cuttings of quite a few varieties that I can trade.

Eric Jarrett
NC Zone 7


Subject: My UC Davis Research trip w/Pics Replies: 22
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 2,612
 
Dennis,
Those pics make me impatient for my Barnisotte to fruit.  Hopefully [crossing fingers], next year.

Eric
NC Zone 7

Subject: Cuttings for trade or postage Replies: 19
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 2,466
 
Hi,
You have another PM.  Thanks for making these available.

Eric
NC Zone 7

Subject: cuttings for trade only Replies: 3
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 825
 

Hey Joel,

Just sent you a PM.

 

Eric

NC Zone 7


Subject: Cuttings to trade Replies: 12
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 1,748
 
Nice collection, Jason.  I sent you a PM.

Eric
NC Zone 7

Subject: My little baby fig trees Replies: 8
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 721
 

Nice looking bunch of young trees.  It looks like you've officially caught the bug!

 

Eric

NC Zone 7


Subject: What's Your S L O W E S T Growing Fig Tree? Replies: 6
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 852
 

Black Madeira for me as well

 

Eric

NC Zone 7


Subject: 4 Figs Replies: 4
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 989
 
Good looking figs, Joe.  Of course the ants would pick the best one.

Eric
NC Zone 7

Subject: Outer Banks Figs Replies: 24
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Tim,  I will have to stop by Della's and, hopefully, there will be someplace open where I can get some fig cake.  The remoteness is what makes that area unique.  As you said, no McDonald's and no Wal-Mart.  Closest ones are probably 70-75 miles away including a ferry ride.  Plus, the fishing ain't bad either :)

Eric
NC Zone 7

Subject: Outer Banks Figs Replies: 24
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Dennis,  Will do and I'll try and post some pics of the trees.

Martin,  Yes, Jon Reep.  He was the "That thing got a hemi?" guy on the old Dodge commercials.  He is a funny guy and hails from the same community where I live.  I haven't met him but from what I hear is a really nice guy, also.

Eric
NC Zone 7

Subject: Today's lunch Replies: 5
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 622
 
Nice assortment, Marius!

Eric
NC Zone 7

Subject: Outer Banks Figs Replies: 24
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 1,754
 
Hey Dennis,  I'm in Hickory and spend a lot of time on Hatteras Island but I don't make it over to Ocracoke very often.  I haven't been into Ocracoke village in several years but I intend to go this offseason.  From what I'm told, though, most houses have fig trees and some are BIG.  Also, they mulch them with clam shells so I'm gonna look for the big trees with lots of clam shells under them :)  I'll probably check with the people in the stores down there to see who to talk to about getting some cuttings.  If you go, good luck!  I'll try and report back on my search.

Eric
NC Zone 7

Subject: 6 Cuttings On Wish List Replies: 176
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 17,501
 

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Subject: Outer Banks Figs Replies: 24
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 1,754
 

Karla, That would be my guess along with sandy soil and low chill hours.  I haven't collected any cuttings there...yet.  They do grow some varieties that I would like to try with local names like Pound and Portsmouth.

 

Eric

NC Zone 7


Subject: The Fig and The Hurricane Replies: 2
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 490
 

In 2002, my wife and I were fortunate enough to buy a vacation house in Salvo (Zone 8) on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Next to the deck was a sad little one-foot tall Celeste fig tree under black plastic mulch but still overrun with grass and weeds.  I have cleaned up around it, fertilized it, mulched it and nursed it.  It is now about 10-12 feet tall and as far across and for the past several years it has rewarded me with good crops of thoroughly enjoyable figs :)  In late August, Hurricane Irene hammered Salvo with saltwater sound flooding which reached five feet high at our house.  When able to access the property two weeks later, the tree was covered with dried up and blackened leaves.  Sadly, I began to think of what type of fig to replace it with.  I made it back to the house this past weekend and the tree was covered with beautiful, hand-sized leaves.  The tree came through the storm like a trooper.

 

I just wanted to let everyone know how tough fig trees can be!

 

Eric

NC, Zone 7


Subject: Outer Banks Figs Replies: 24
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 1,754
 

Out of curiosity, are any forum members from the Outer Banks of NC? 

 

For those unaware, figs are the only tree fruits that can be reliably grown there and it is a fig haven, especially Ocracoke Island.  If you haven't had a slice of Ocracoke Island fig cake, you have been deprived of a great pleasure :)

 

Eric

NC, Zone 7


Subject: 6 Cuttings On Wish List Replies: 176
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 17,501
 
It's just about "cuttings time" so here are my six:

1) Ronde de Bordeaux
2) JR Sicilian Black
3) Native Black
4) Kathleen's Black
5) Martin's Black
6) Smith - mine was a casualty of Hurricane Irene :(

Eric Jarrett
NC Zone 7

Subject: Best figs at your location Replies: 308
Posted By: Hickoryfig Views: 76,645
 
I am North Carolina  28602

Marseilles VS
Sal's EL
Hardy Chicago
LSU Improved Celeste
Hunt

This list is, of course, subject to change ;)

 

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