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Subject: Metal Tags Replies: 24
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Rafed my friend YES those are the tags Im looking for. Cant find them anywhere in Canada.


Subject: Metal Tags Replies: 24
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I too use the aluminum tags and have also had issues with the wire cutting through the bark. I have been looking for the Nursery tags for a while but it I have had no luck finding them in Canada. Anyone know where I can buy a roll of a 1000 online?


Subject: Fig Bonsai Replies: 29
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Fotula thats a nice fig tree, I see your already training it what gauge wire are you using? I am still trying to figure out which variety I will use for my Bonsai Attempt more than likely a spare Unknown Fig.


Subject: Figs 4 Fun website update Replies: 136
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Fico Prata should be Figo Preto and Berbera should be spelled Bêbera.


Subject: pastiliere Replies: 16
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Paul my 2 year old Pastiliere from Pierre Baud dropped all fruit this season hopefully next season I can sample a fig. Also have Jon's Unknown Pastiliere around the same age but no figs yet.


Subject: Merry Christmas to all Replies: 36
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Merry Christmas everyone and Happy Holidays.


Subject: Rooted cutting,fruitting the same year? Wich Cultivar,was able to do it? Replies: 19
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I forgot to mention a few others that fruited in its first season but I picked the figs off as I thought they would not ripen in time. Should of left atleast 1 fig on each plant though.

Branca
Chico Strawberry
Enrico
G+A ( Unknown Greek)
Hardy Chicago
Nardi Black
Pane Vino White
Sal's Corleone
Sal's EL
Violette De Bordeaux EL

Subject: Portuguese Fig Varieties Replies: 49
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Bass I was able to obtain a couple cuttings of Moscatel Preto from my dads neighbour who purchased it in Portugal 2 years ago. Here are pics of the fig I was able to sample he told me Breba ripens around Late July here in Toronto Main crop mid September and Brebas are much larger than main crop. Tasted very good his plant is 2 years old and atleast 7ft. Leaves were mostly 3 lobed and single lobed if I remember correctly.







Subject: Portuguese Fig Varieties Replies: 49
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Hey Paul any info on this contractor? I may just touch base with him. I too like heirloom figs and have about a dozen figs from Portugal and quite a few ethnic figs. Paul, Capelas sampled at Adriano's are outstanding large figs.

Tree is inground and 30 years old that might be the trick is to wait until it gets a bit older, but I do agree with it being similar to Brunswick in fig shape and leaf but has thinner skin and much better tasting to me atleast. But I too didnt sample any figs this season from my own plant between the squirls stealing the ripe figs and some spliting due to over watering.

Subject: Portuguese Fig Varieties Replies: 49
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Hi Jose, there is a variety known as Algarve but the Algarve region has atleast 50 named varieties plus allot of wild figs because they have the fig wasp.

I know the most common figs in Northern Portugal is Douro & Branca Do Douro both large figs. Abebereira is a Portuguese fig and there seems to be allot of different strains of this fig in Portugal depending on where you live it might be a different fig all together with the same name. For example in Madeira Island Bêbera & Abebereira is the same but in Main land portugal it seems to be two different varieties all together as I have noticed allot of nurseries selling them both as distinct varieties.

If you go towards the bottom of the page on this link you will see a few different figs grown in the Algarve region. http://terradoscaes.blogspot.com/2010_11_01_archive.html

Subject: 6 Cuttings On Wish List Replies: 176
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Hey Paul no problem, just let me know when you want me to make that happen. Baby Jasmine is doing much better but wife and brother in law still have the flu pretty bad its a miracle I have not gotten it yet. " Knock On Wood"


Subject: Fig Bonsai Replies: 29
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Jason I agree the second one is also my favorite its got the shape im trying to go for. Question is how long would that take and how much work.

A few others I forgot to post




25 year old fig tree from spain.


Subject: Fig Bonsai Replies: 29
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Anyone here growing any fig's bonsai style? I was googling ficus carica bonsai and seen quite a few very nice looking trees. I was planing on doing this but wanted to know if anyone had any experince with this and is there any varieties that would be recommended for this. Oh how the heck do you get a thick trunk like that besides old age?

Some pics I found while googling.









Subject: 6 Cuttings On Wish List Replies: 176
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heres my wishlist

Albacor
Bacorinho
Barbillone
De La Reina
Sao Joao Preto
Yokneam Black



Subject: Rooted cutting,fruitting the same year? Wich Cultivar,was able to do it? Replies: 19
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I actually had a few plants that were rooted early in  2010 that did ripen.

BT-MD
Doçe
Large Greek Black
Natalina
Preto
Salem Dark

BT-MD, Large Greek Black & Salem dark ripened the most figs between 10-12 figs each all tasted very good. Cant wait to see how they will taste in their second season.

Subject: Need help ID Pest Replies: 20
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Thank you guys its not my tree is a friends brothers tree but I did have this issue in the past with my loquat tree that I eventually had to discard. Will give him a heads up. These spray's can they be purchased at a nursery?


Subject: Need help ID Pest Replies: 20
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Hello everyone if anyone has had similar issues with these insects before and know how to kill them any help would be greatly appreciated.




Subject: Baud, some pictures Replies: 11
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LOL hey Paul I know how you feel think I will start keeping my fings in smaller pots in the future as it had rained 2 days prior to storing the figs soil was wet and heavy. Pierre Baud has allot more figs than listed on his website and allot more than there is pics of on this link. One thing I noticed is how similar Marseillaise is to Bianchetta wonder if its the same fig. 


Subject: Synonym Question? Replies: 3
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Yes they are different names that are used for the same variety depending on Location. Some fig varieties have over 40 Synonyms wich is a nightmare. If you dont do your research you could end up with 3 or 4 figs that are identical but have different names.


Subject: Cold Morning Replies: 66
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Yup winter is here its -5 celcius right now in Toronto about 20 farenheit and snowing. Should of put the winter tires on the car this weekend summer tires and snow dont mix.


Subject: Baud, some pictures Replies: 11
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Forgot to post this link earlier has pictures of some of Mr. Pierre Baud's figs.

http://foodintelligence.blogspot.com/2007/10/connaissez-vous-les-figues-de-monsieur.html

Subject: Aeroponic Cloner Replies: 11
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Hey Robert, I do have an aeroponic Cloner thats been in the box for almost a year now and think it too will be up for sale soon. I find there are  much easier methods of rooting hardwood cuttings for me any potting soil & perlite works wonders and after Jon posted the new Improved baggie method Its been working so well that I dont plan on using any other method. 


Subject: Black Genoa Replies: 24
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Gorgi I know how you feel. By the way Roxo de Valinhos from Brazil too is San Piero.

If anyone knows how to translate a pdf from Portuguese to english.

http://www.fca.unesp.br/pos_graduacao/Teses/PDFs/Arq0356.pdf

O cultivo desta importante fruteira, no Brasil baseia-se unicamente na

plantação de um único material, a variedade Roxo de Valinhos. De acordo com dados oficiais

é uma variedade muito cultivada e conhecida em outros países, com as seguintes

denominações: San Piero, Borwn Turkey, Negro Largo, Douro Blank, Negro d’Espagne,

Aubique Nooire, Portugal, Albicone, Rubicone e Brunswich


Subject: Black Genoa Replies: 24
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If im not mistaken in Condit's Monograph Black Genoa is listed under San Piero.


Subject: video: tasting figs in Syria (in Saidnaya) Replies: 5
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Michal lovely video and thanks for posting. That dried fig had a very nice exterior colour similar to a fig bass posted  pics of earlier this year. The second fig made a drool a little looks delicious.


Subject: another video: growing figs in Southern New Mexico and some advice... Replies: 2
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lol I was waiting to see how long it would take for someone to pick that up. The other day I seen someone selling a Brown Turkish on Kijiji wich made me laugh a bit.


Subject: Container Sizes Replies: 9
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Hi Robert absolutely I had atleast a dozen plants in 2G pots that fruited and ripened figs this year. Certain varieties will outgrow a 2G pot in no time I have atleast 30 plants I have to put into bigger pots next year as they already seem rootbound they will be going into 5G pots next season.


Subject: Container Sizes Replies: 9
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Hey Robert I agree with Paul, from cup's I put my young rooted cuttings into one gallon containers , usually keep them there for 3-4 months then into the 2G for the remainder of the season depending on how vigorous it is. Generally I dont go bigger than 2G pot in the 1st year because of space issues in the winter.


Subject: Where to place my fig tree over the winter? Replies: 20
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Nope no mulch on top,not sure if he ran out or what but didnt see any on top. No I live in a condo so I have no inground trees yet but will when I buy a house. I had my plants in my parents cold room last year they made it fine this year they will be going in their garage stacked up like a pyramid.

Yes I have rooted a few cuttings I use this method http://figs4fun.com/Rooting_Bag_New_Style.html

Subject: Where to place my fig tree over the winter? Replies: 20
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His fig tree is in a 5G pot the pot he puts that one in a 10G pot but first puts a layer of mulch on the bottom of the 10G pot then places his potted fig tree on top of that layer and adds mulch all around to the rim of the potted fig he does not put any on top of the soil.

Yes I have a couple fig trees.

Subject: Where to place my fig tree over the winter? Replies: 20
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My grandfather is old school he uses backyard soil mixed with composted sheep manure plant seems to like it.


Subject: Where to place my fig tree over the winter? Replies: 20
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Designer if your garage is insulated your plant shoud be fine. If you want to take a little extra caution buy some burlap and wrap the tree up and make sure you put some wood under the pot in the garage so that its not on top of the concrete, temps in my fathers garage last year reached -15c.

My grandfather also stores his fig tree in his garage he wraps it up with burlap and puts his potted fig inside a bigger pot with mulch inside so that it keeps the temps higher not sure if it makes a difference but his fig tree has survived the last two years. His garage is unheated and not insulated.

Subject: Parisienne? Replies: 11
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Akram you werent kidding I have Bourjassote Noire & Barnisotte apparently the same fig. After searching the internet and a couple books I have I am even more confused with all the names for the same fig heres a few I wrote down there were too many to list all.

Africano, 
Barnisotte Noire,
Bellegarde,
Bernissou Negra,
Bourjassotte Noire,
Burjassot negra,
Burjasote Preta,
Brogiotto Nero,
Brogiotto Nero Fiorentino, 
Burdasciotta Nera,
Grosse Bourjassotte,
Grosso Figo,
Monacello, 
Parisienne,
Precoce Noire,
Violette De Sollies,



Subject: Natalina - Grimo Replies: 6
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Hey Akram, this particular plant was rooted from cuttings from your plant that you sent me this winter. So for sure its just a juvenile issue, next season it should start to show its true form.


Subject: Natalina - Grimo Replies: 6
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Hey Grant, I did see Nas post earlier some Natalina's they were more rounded than mine but could be that my plant is young and thats why my figs are shaped this way. They do taste good though, I picked three the same day but ate 2 on the way to work.


Subject: Natalina - Grimo Replies: 6
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I only sampled 3 natalina figs and they tasted quite good but look kinda weird just wanted to know if this is what your Natalina from Grimo looked like too.

Plant is in its first season.






Subject: Against all frost! Pix Replies: 9
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Hi Vasile the later figs that ripened the Pulp was all red its the second season it does this. Its red close to the eye and then it gets lighter towards the stem and as the weeks go by the redness in the pulp keeps going higher and higher until the Pulp is all red. 

I agree I think Adriano was right about Dusan's Bronze Paradiso being Paradiso Nero. Paradiso Nero is not a Black fig but darker than Paradiso Bianco.



Subject: Against all frost! Pix Replies: 9
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Vasile your a lucky guy 95% of my plants are already dormant. My Bronze Paradiso ripened all its figs this year by Oct. 15th the last 5 were picked.


Subject: Madeira black pix! Replies: 4
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Congrats Vasile im sure the ones the squirls stole were darker and more flavourfull. I too noticed my dark figs were fairly light once temps cooled down. My last Black Madeira plant died last week, thats #6 BM gone this year, think im giving up on BM for the time being.


Subject: Please say my fig plants will be OK Replies: 4
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I have a few plants I am worried about as they had not fully hardened off yet and had not dropped any leaves.


Subject: Storing Recent Airlayered Plants Replies: 2
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Thanks Jon thats the kind of answer I was looking for.  I will keep them in the office until mid December.


Subject: Storing Recent Airlayered Plants Replies: 2
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Ok I have a couple airlayers I removed from the mother plants about 4 weeks ago and want to know if I can store them with my other plants this winter.

They are still actively growing, but I dont want to keep them indoors over the winter as I had allot of headaches with Spyder mites over the winter with my plants that didn't go dormant.

I would be storing them at work between the two doors were its usually around 30-35 degrees should that be ok?

Subject: Happy Ending Replies: 26
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Thats great to hear Gorgi the back part of the garage has Blocks and is what seperates the backyard from the garage its about an 8ft + wall on that one backside of the garage behind that wall is Soil from the backyard so the garage is about 8 ft lower than the ground in the backyard and the neighbours garages are also fairly close to my Fathers on the sides. I just checked the temps this morning was 5 Celcius outside about 40 and the temp inside the garage is 15 degrees celcius around 60 farenheit.


Subject: Happy Ending Replies: 26
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Martin yes garage is not attached to the house its house then Backyard then garage at the end of the backyard. I would say the majority of homes in dowtown toronto are this way where you have a Laneway in the back where you and neighbours drive to get to you garage most of the time 2 streets will share one laneway.


Subject: Happy Ending Replies: 26
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Akram winter in toronto varies I would say average winter is somewhere in the -10 to -20 celcius range with temps varying daily, but we too have days that can reach -30 with winchill.

I put an electronic thermometer in the uninsulated unheated garage last season the coldest temps was -12 celcius and that was the day it was -30 celcius with windchill outside this season we isulated part of the garage plus put a big 2x6 on the floor behind the garage door to keep any winds from entering the garage. I think that should help it stay in the -5 to -10 range over winter.

climate chart for Toronto Pearson Int'l, ON, Canada

Subject: Happy Ending Replies: 26
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Yup great year indeed, it feels like yesterday they were starting to grow leaves now most of my plants are leafless already. Boy time does fly once you go over the age of 20 doesn't it.

Now the storage part is another nightmare, wonder how plants will do in their first winter in the unheated garage. Its due or die time I guess

Subject: Name me some golden fleshed figs please Replies: 3
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Figs on the top Banner are Encanto Brown Turkey.


Subject: Melanzana MS = Longue D'Aout Replies: 10
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Good Jon Leon, Seems 2010 was a great year to ID a few different named cultivars wich is great theres no need to have 2-3 identical figs with different names.

 Funny enough is what I have read about Longue D'aout by Condit and eisen is that is is a mediocre fig but yet everyone I know that grows it really enjoys this fig go figure.

Subject: Fig Most likely to succeed next year Replies: 30
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I have quite a few that look promising and will pay close attentiont to the following next season.

Black Marseilles VS
Black Yugoslavian
Branca
BT-MD
Colasanti Dark
Dalmatie
Doçe
English Brown Turkey
Enrico
Hollier
Large Greek Black
Nardi Black
Pane Vino White
Preto
Sal's EL
Salem Dark
Unk. Black Portuguese
Vincenzo


Subject: Another fig lover is born? Replies: 28
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Congratulations Jason to you and your wife its a wonderfull feeling to be a daddy isn't it.



 

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