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Subject: Breba's forming Replies: 17
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Geo, spring here has been lousy as well cool and lots of rain. The only thing I did different this winter was I never watered any plants from November until the end of april. When I brought them outside at the end of april they were extremely light in weight.

Rafed thats my Parents dog Nikita she is a Spitz got her when I was 15 years old. She is now 16 years old and well.

Subject: Breba's forming Replies: 17
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Thank You George, I was surprised myself with the amount of Breba this season all these plants were stored in my father's garage wich the coldest temps we seen was in Feb. when temps reached -15Celcius for 3 days around 0 farenheit but yet they are doing well and did not notice any dieback either on any of the plants.


Subject: some pics Replies: 8
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Hey Robert, the last two pics is the Bronze Paradiso " Dusan Strain" that's my father's plant mine is about half the size due to heavy pruning. Love this fig very very nice flavour and extremely productive if all those breba's ripen I doubt I will eat much main crop figs though.


Subject: Anybody growing Ischia Green? Replies: 93
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Based on pictures posted on this thread I must say my Green Ischia & Verte leaves are way off. Thats just great 3 plants with different synonyms neither one a real green ischia starting to get annoyed.


Subject: some pics Replies: 8
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Thanks Ruben, I must say though that the plants this year are atleast 3 weeks behind compared to last season. Raspberry Latte so far survived -12 celcius in the garage with no damage whats so ever. One of my Preto Plants just kicked the bucket now sure why but it was already 5ft tall and was leafing out glad I had 2 or else I would of been screwed.


Subject: some pics Replies: 8
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Ok well its the long weekend and im stuck at work so thought I would post some pics that I took on Thursday at my parents.

Raspberry Latte Waking up


New Paradiso added to the collection, this is Paradiso Nero just want to compare to Dusan's Bronze Paradiso.






Brown Turkey




My Mothers Myer Lemon


This is interesting redness in Bourjassotte Noire



Miscellanious Plants












Subject: Breba's forming Replies: 17
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Yes its a tiny little fig, thats just under the first leaf so I would assume it would be a Breba. The three breba on the left branch were main crop from last year that did not ripen, they were about the size of a pea in november funny enough in early april I noticed they had doubled and now are much much bigger than last month weird no?


Subject: Breba's forming Replies: 17
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Ok finally pictures as promised sorry was not able to take pictures of all of them as I had a meeting and was in a hurry.

Bronze Paradiso "Dusan"





Ludgero's Unknown






Drap D'or




Enrico



DeLeon


Kadota


Celeste



Early Violet



Yellow Serbian



Violette De Bordeaux EL


Blk. Marseilles Vs


Subject: Double embryos Replies: 18
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Sorry guys I added more photos had forgot to add my fathers unknown twin Breba's. Ok so both these trees produce double embryos for main crop and Breba. I am almost certain they are the same fig but want to see Ripe Breba's from both to compare because main crop is so close in everyway that I cant tell the difference.


Subject: Double embryos Replies: 18
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Ok here are some pics taken today Twin Bronze Paradiso Breba's.




Sorry Pics not the greatest

Ludgero's Unkown




Subject: Double embryos Replies: 18
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Hi Bob, I dont know much about this fig the previous owner of this tree moved back to Portugal and left the tree inground at that house. The New owner is the one that sold it to my father and had no clue what it was. But It is hardy seen -15 celcius in the garage and had no damage I will post pics shortly of this plant now with the breba crop must have atleast 80 breba right  now.

The Main crop is so close to Bronze paradiso that I still cant figure out if its the same or not. Same growth patern leaves are pretty much the same figs same colour and taste well if you close your eyes and take a bite of each fig you would not be able to tell the difference. It is extremely prolific and Breba sampled last year was outstanding. The main difference I noticed last year between this fig wich I am currently calling it ludgero's Unknown and the Bronze Paradiso was the Breba.  The Breba on this fig is round and the Breba on the Bronze Paradiso was much more elongated and did not fully ripen. Both figs also produce allot of twin embryos and both figs will generally ripen.

Here is the Unk. Ludgero Breba from Last summer







Subject: Double embryos Replies: 18
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Bronze Paradiso has double embryos every year lots of them.


As does this fig my father has no idea what it is but very very similar to bronze Paradiso.




Subject: question for JD, Sue and Jon Replies: 18
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Ed this is what the Bebera Branca looks like .








Subject: Anybody growing Ischia Green? Replies: 93
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Here is Ischia Green from Brugmansia-Quebec



Verte from Grimonut


Also have strawberry from almost eden but dont seem to have any pics. It grew a few figs in its first season but did not ripen any hopefully this year I will get to sample a few figs, leaves are different than the above 2 mostly 3 lobed and some 5 lobed.

Subject: Just ate the first breba fig... Yummy Replies: 12
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I Do have a few green/yellow skinned figs with white pulp and the majority have very similar leaves. But I too have noticed some differences in the flavour department. Need to keep a closer eye on a few of them like, Lattarula, Ficazzana, Doçe & St. Anthony EL & Mario's Unknown wich the figs are smaller and almost perfectly round and smaller in size and ripen earlier than all of the others. But they all have that distinct hard seed.


Subject: Breba's forming Replies: 17
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Paul thats exactly what he is, this has happened too many times and its always the same guy. This year I received a plant from Portugal wich made through customs but this bozo never left me a notice so by the time I got the final notice it had been in the post office for 5 weeks and sure enought was as dry as a prune.

 Also packages from fig friends were left there for weeks and no notice left behind. When I called canada post and freeked out they just said sorry so I told them to go F%^& themselves. So basically if I have no tracking# to track packages I need to go to the post office every couple days and check.

Its ridiculous.

Subject: Breba's forming Replies: 17
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Hey Paul, if shipping with canada post best bet is to send to my work as they usually pass by in the morning and seems the guy actually likes his job lol unlike the goof where i live. Will email you the address.

Thanks

Subject: Breba's forming Replies: 17
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Hey Paul, Last year I lost all my Bronze Paradiso Breba due to late frost in May they were huge Breba's hopefully I will get a few this year to see how they compare to main crop in flavour. Definately more than double the size of Main crop and much more elongated.

The one breba I am trully hoping that ripen's is the Ludgero's Unknown. This is the plant my father bought last year main crop nearly identical to Bronze Paradiso but the Breba that ripened last year was even superior to main crop and this year it is loaded with breba, if half of that breba ripen dont think will see much main crop but again breba is even tastier than main crop.



Subject: Breba's forming Replies: 17
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Ok I know everyone wants pics but I will only be able to take pics on sunday as plants are at my parents house. Today While putting the rest of the plants outdoors for the first time I noticed allot of them had breba's.

Plants so far with Breba from pea size to golf ball sized.

Bianchetta
Black Marseilles Vs
Black Mission " Munrovia "
Black Mission " Islington Nurseries "
Black Yugoslavian
Branca
Bronze Paradiso " Dusan" Lots of Breba
Brown Turkey " Dusan "
Brown Turkey " Dwarfing Type"
Capelas
Celeste
Deleon
Desert King
Doçe
Drap D'or
Enrico
Hardy Chicago
Kadota "Grimonut"
Lattarula
Mario's Unknown
Magnus " Eastern Brown Turkey"
Natalina " Grimonut"
Nardi Black
Preto " 3 small Breba starting to form " Very ODD
Sal's Corleone
Unknown Portuguese White
Unknown Ludgero's Fig " Loaded "
Violette De Bordeaux EL
Yellow Serbian

Subject: Violet Bordeaux vs. Petit Negri Replies: 25
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Dennis although both my VDB & PN are in Pots my leaves are reversed PN has small leaves while vdb has big leaves. Both are from EL and both in their second season, The PN is a ridiculously slow grower more spreading while the vdb grew like a weed and upright. Neither one grew any figs in their first season.

Also have a vdb from Adriano that is in its 3rd season now and it too is a vigorous grower.

Hopefully in the next 2 season's they will ripen figs so I can compare, but right now I would be leaning towards similar but not exactly the same.

Oh another thing I remembered is that the PN need more frequent waterings compared to vdb, I litteraly had to water it in the morning and when I got home from work leaves would be drooping already and have to water again and both were in 3G pots.


Subject: Root Mold Replies: 10
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Hi Guys, and thank you for all the warm words. I cleaned all cuttings with water and toothbrush when I received them some had mold right from the get go and those got water and bleach treatment.

I used the new improved baggies on most and some in plastic cups with holes on bottom and sides and I never re-use the cups. My office does act like a greenhouse as it has a big windows and lots of sunshine bringing temps during the day as high as 90+ degrees during the day and as low as 70 during the nigh this is during winter ofcourse.

Jose you did mention something that rang a bell in my head, all these cuttings that failed I used Miracle grow potting soil as that was all I had at that time. The ones that rooted well and are growing fine I used Pro-mix BX all had the same treatment in Plastic tubs with lid a little opened right from the beggining and aired out daily.

Another note is that even though I was not watering them, I noticed the condensation on the baggies was there for 3-4 weeks even with no water added and I even cut a few little notches on the sides of the baggies.

I eventually took 4 cuttings home to try my luck at home and what I noticed was very strange. Cuttings that I watered more frequently are doing better and no signs of mold yet cuttings that I didn't water as often both have mold on the roots. The mix is the exact same as I mixed a batch of perlite with a little marble & Pro Mix and put in cups the same day.

Subject: Root Mold Replies: 10
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Ok So this season I have lost atleast 70% of my cuttings due to mold on the roots I have been extra carefull to not over water them and have even been using 80% perlite & 20% potting soil.

Yet cuttings will root and grow very nicely for so long then from one day to another I start noticing mold on the roots and eventually they just wilt and die. One of the main issues I have found this season is the amount of humidity in my office during the day as high as 90% and in the morning when I arrive its down to about 45% could this be an issue that would cause the mold?

At this point im ready to throw in the towel with rooting.




Subject: Patlican Fig ? Replies: 51
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Dominick wish you the best of luck with you plants, just keep a close eye on them it was litteraly over night they wilted. But then again I have been having issue with extremely high humidity during the day and very little at night lost lots of cuttings this season more than any other season thus far. Atleast 50 so far.


Subject: Patlican Fig ? Replies: 51
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Dominick the first two died about 3 weeks after transplant the other two died about a week later. All four had such a nice rootball already and atleast 10 leaves and I checked soil moisture with the moisture meter and made sure it was moist but a bit on the dry side but still was not good enough.


Subject: Patlican Fig ? Replies: 51
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Rafed take good care of those two. I must say the patlican figs were by far the best rooter's I have ever rooted nice thick roots but all four died after transplant. So now back to 0


Subject: A Few Good Figs...... Replies: 36
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Dan, I do not have a yellow Neches but do have a small Marseillaise plant if it does fruit this season I will post pics maybe we can compare then. But based on pics of the yellow neches on the varietal page I think your on to something Dan.


Subject: My Pingo De Mel Replies: 20
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Chivas plant is still dormant but looks like the buds are swelling now. I Up Potted it to a 5G container last weekend.

Chills plant was ordered from Jardicentro online its an online nursery in Portugal. I believe the plant cost 5.50 Euros.

Subject: Del Monte St and Narragansett St Figs Replies: 11
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Lovely photos Sue thanks for posting them. Wow lots of breba on the Narragansett fig great find.


Subject: A Fig Trek with SueV Replies: 18
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Hey Jon the fig from Narragansett is it a white or dark fig? So far so good looks like a good rooter.


Subject: fig photos Replies: 30
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Thanks Jason.

Gorgi I know you can graft ficus Carica onto Ficus Palmata, this is done in India they graft Conadria onto F. Palmata Rootstock and say its much more vigorous read that on a pdf somewhere.

Subject: Concerns about new member Replies: 56
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Got PM'ed twice through figs4fun and yes it was aillee.


Subject: Concerns about new member Replies: 56
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Amen


Subject: fig photos Replies: 30
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Thanks Jason, thats what I was thinking but noticed it did not have the dfic # on the bottom like Jon usually has. Very nice looking fig indeed and the plant looks really nice too seen photos before, now the main question is will it fruit for us without the wasp ?


Subject: fig photos Replies: 30
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Wich fig is this on the Varietal Page? What name is it under I mean


Subject: Pomegranates Replies: 48
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Oh I didn't know that will keep a close eye and see if this is the case with my plants. I sure want to sample a fresh pomegranate from my own plants would be nice. Wish they had hardy Loquat's and Guava's love those too.


Subject: fig photos Replies: 30
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Very nice find Bass, that seems to be pics of some of the Baud figs I have seen similar photos on the web. That Hava fig looks quite interesting.


Subject: Pomegranates Replies: 48
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Hey Bass, he was interested in some figs from me and said he would email me in early summer hopefully he kept my email as I have lost his I will ask for cuttings of his pomegranate.

Toronto can get quite cold due to the windchill we get quite a few days in winter of -30 celcius with the windchill good thing is that its not too many days like that. I have 3 pomegrantes not sure what variety it is but they have bloomed 2 times in the last six months but flowers drop right after they bloom, too young maybe?

Subject: Pomegranates Replies: 48
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This past summer I got 2 fig trees from this fellow by the name of John who I believe is on Gardenweb. Anyhow he is growing 2 Pomegranates here in Toronto inground with no protection. I was there in July and they were both looking very healthy and in Bloom. He told me he bought them locally just labeled Pomegranate. I too had searched for hardy pomegranates hardy to -20 celcius but found nothing how the heck has his survived our harsh winters? and they have been inground 4 years he told me it was the first year they bloomed.


Subject: Raspberry Latte Climate Replies: 41
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My Raspberry Latte seen -12 celcius in the garage as did all my other plants seems perfectly fine noticed the buds were  starting to swell and looked nice and red no signs of damage.


Subject: My Col de dame Gris Replies: 9
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Hey Nas will work hard on getting the other two CDD rooted. Nas dont Need a Black Madeira I have a grafted Black Madeira that I got from Jon last fall but appreciate the offer.

Thank You Noss, It is growing quite nicely I just up potted it this weekend to a 3Gallon pot not its just a matter of summer starting so it can get really happy.

Subject: Gino's Black Replies: 66
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Here is my little Gino's plant.


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Subject: My Col de dame Gris Replies: 9
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Vasile this one is definately growing well the roots are already outgrowing the 2g Pot as I can pull the plant out of the pot without loosing soil will be going into a 3G pot this week. Only been in the 2G pot for 1 month.

Dennis that is great news, if it keeps growing the way it has been the last month I dont doubt it will reach 4ft easily, and some ripe figs oh boy that would just be a treat. Now if only winter would go a way, I hope it warms up soon as I already have 20+ plants that Broke dormancy.



Subject: My Col de dame Gris Replies: 9
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Thanks Paul, I am currently rooting the other two as well and also tried Bud grafting Col de Dame Blanc to my Strawberry Verte and a wedge graft onto one of my Colasanti's hopefully 1 of the 3 work.  

Col de dame Noir is starting to Calus wich makes me happy its a start lol. Black Madeira is my Kryptonite failed 8 attempts thanks again to Jon for making it possible now I have a grafted Black Madeira woohoo.

Subject: My Col de dame Gris Replies: 9
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Here's my little Col de Dame Gris ready for the warm weather.






Thanks Jon for Making it possible.

Subject: Varieties with Brebas worth Keeping Replies: 21
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Thanks Paul, Pots in the back are my semi dormant plants rooted last season. Have about 30 pots there and about 30 inside the office. Its a jungle in here cant wait for the weather to warm up to take these babies out.


Subject: Varieties with Brebas worth Keeping Replies: 21
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Yes Tim most of my plants are going into their 2nd & 3rd season so hopefully I will get to see wich Produce breba's Worth keeping as you mentioned.

Jason that Deleon plant I post was rooted in March 2010 going into its 2nd season now grew quite well and a few branches in its 1st season and now showing that it produces a decent breba considering how young it is hopefully they taste good.


Subject: Varieties with Brebas worth Keeping Replies: 21
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The majority of my plants have not produced breba's yet that is why I will be leaving some on the plants this season to see for my self.

De Leon Breba pics Taken this Morning





Subject: Varieties with Brebas worth Keeping Replies: 21
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Right now I see Brebas forming on quite a few figs as well the leader at this point is Deleon. Also see brebas on Dalmatie, Enrico, Unk. Portuguese White, Sal's Corleone, Unk. Black Portuguese.


Subject: Need help on my Panache???? Replies: 19
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Hi Sal nice looking Panache you have there and it looks like it put on some nice growth, I personally would do as Jon said and airlayer it where you want it to branch in and have a spare plant.

Rafed, about the bleeding as you called it my Panache has been doing that since it broke dormancy even though I put the tar on it its still bubbling and pushing sap through the tar for 2 weeks now. Hope it doesnt bleed to death.

Subject: About me Replies: 35
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Welcome back Cecil hope all is well with you.


 

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