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Subject: Large Italian Green fig Replies: 13
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,185
 
Is this the one from ebay?  If it has a purple interior. I wonder why it was not mentioned or shown in the pics.  That one sold for a lot of $$. Just imagine what it would have brought if it does have an odd Purple interior. I have one that the breba looks almost identical to this also an unknown but it has a pinkish interior. I think mine is a Brunswick, Patricks, or Quarter pounder  sport of some kind.  A green fig with purple guts, I hope it does. I sure would like to see that.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Well-rooted-fig-tree-produces-large-green-figs-/221225802280?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item338215da28&nma=true&si=FJm9cKf4BvOleXQhM2K%252FgmwCi0I%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Subject: Hello all Replies: 9
Posted By: winterville Views: 610
 
Glad to hear all is well. Sooo what are you doing in  your spare time. LOL Been there done that, long hours and not enough time.  Sucks don't it.
 Mike

Subject: Trying to use the forum as a good reputation? Replies: 24
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,557
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by multi2018
I will post my pics soon. More than 40 cuttings are rooting at home. Please stop say positive or negative things about sellers before you buy from them.

Maggie


Maggie

First of all welcome to the Forum, I am glad to here some response. None of us here have anything against you at all, in fact you will find that there are some of the most generous people on earth here. They will help you with everything from years of knowledge to giving you the shirts off their backs.  One reason we tend to go on alert is that a lot of members here myself included have been taken before. That is why we try to keep a keen eye  for potential problems. When someone gives their forum ID  it is telling the buyer to go out and check my credentials and products. So when you gave that out there was no information, post or pictures. Look at it from our side for a moment. Someone places an auction on e bay and uses a fig forum ID and when we go and look "nothing" no post just joined. That alone gets more attention and causes doubt. Then we post and the description get changed as if we have the wrong forum, when in fact its still the same way "nothing". More flags. Maybe its all a misunderstanding, I welcome you to come on in and tell us something about yourself and your figs. As i stated before I have no ill intent towards you. Look at it from my experience, I bought quite a few cuttings from one guy that sold on e bay and did not know anything about him. Only to find out later like a couple of years later that i was taken and so were a lot of others. I don't want anybody to have to go through the time, money and heartbreak only to find out years later they were conned. There again I'm not say you are not as honest as the day is long.  But as you quoted don't say anything before you buy. If there is a concern before you buy is the time. Just try to see were we are coming from, we will try to look out for you just the same.
 Mike

Subject: Trying to use the forum as a good reputation? Replies: 24
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,557
 
The whole thing is fishy. If you look at the pics they are mostly the same even down to the pen one. One said well rooted cuttings in the title and no pics of it. Then there is the deception of more cuttings in the pictures than are being offered. The more you look the more you see with this one.

Subject: Trying to use the forum as a good reputation? Replies: 24
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,557
 
Am I doing something wrong in my search? here is what I came up with.

http://members.gardenweb.com/members/search.cgi

MultiMom

Multilink

Multivitamins

multiman

multimuse

multiple

multitaskingmom71

multiveg


Subject: Trying to use the forum as a good reputation? Replies: 24
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,557
 
Just ran across this on e Bay. I'm not saying that this person is bad or dishonest in any way. Its just i think if want to use your ID as proof of something, you should have some post and actions to back it up. Just my opinion but if a person has just registered on both e Bay and f4f. Then uses it as a reference, i would be cautious. Maybe some people see some of our well known and respected members goods bring a premium price and they want to jump on the wagon ?  The reason they get good money is because of their reputation and hard work and honesty they put into it.  If any of the wagon jumpers are reading this just remember it takes a lifetime to build a good reputation and only a minute to tear it down.  Just let me say again I don't know this person and have no ill intentions toward them at all. I'm sure there are lots of people that are members that don't post much or at all. And they are the salt of the earth. Heck I don't post a lot and IMHO I would not feel comfortable using my user name as  proof of anything except that i am a member. I am not passing judgment on this or any other person, just that in my mind it raises a red flag.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fig-Tree-Cuttings-A134-Hardy-Rooted-/151028926743?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item232a068917

Subject: E bay listing look at the pics Nematodes Replies: 7
Posted By: winterville Views: 792
 
Take a look at the pictures and use the zoom.  They show the rooted cuttings and if you use the zoom you can see nematode roots. Don't think i would even try them.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUTUMN-GREEN-FIGS-2-ROOTED-SEEDLINGS-/171024826393?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27d1dfc019

Subject: Sealing Cuttings Replies: 3
Posted By: winterville Views: 556
 
Its Rust-Oleum Leak seal flexible rubber coating.  You know its the knock off of that miracle stuff that you see on those infomercials. Flex seal that turns a screen door into a boat. Its seams to be good stuff, but i don't think I would fix a hole in my boat with it.

Subject: Sealing Cuttings Replies: 3
Posted By: winterville Views: 556
 
Has anybody else tried this? The other day I was trying to move a shoot that was about 1 1/4" in dia. that was crossed beside another trunk. My intention was to push it over enough to get a pot around it to try an air-layer, because it had to go either way.  Well guess what happened it broke off, so I cut it up  The pieces were large and i knew it needed to be sealed to retain moisture. I looked all over and could not find the block of wax to melt. I did however find a can of that Flex Seal stuff, so I said what the heck Ill try it. What I did was spray some in an old jar lid, not much just enough to get a little puddle.  Then took each cutting and pressed it into it to coat the top ends . Once it had dried it was sealed and  the adhesion was very good.  Now the cuttings are putting out leaves and look to have zero shrinkage. It might be a good pruning sealer also, cant see a cane borer going through that stuff. I think it just took the place of wax for me, besides a can would last a long long time because it really only take a small amount. Just a word of caution wear gloves that stuff is pure hell to get off your hands after it dries.  
Mike
"You have to stand for something or you will fall for anything"

Subject: Ray Givans Replies: 5
Posted By: winterville Views: 863
 
Has something happened to Ray Givans? His web sites no longer work. I hope he is OK.

Subject: Help With Fig Cutting Propagation Replies: 19
Posted By: winterville Views: 2,510
 
Are they in a container or an open air pot?  Most of my experience with cuttings and mold if it is in a sealed container and mold is growing it will get to it.  I lost about 50 cuttings one time from placing them in potting soil covered horizontal. My thinking was the same under soil it can't grow. In reality the mold is on the cutting and is just waiting for the right conditions to grow.  We use chemicals to help but the best thing is air,air and more air. The real trick is how to give them air and keep them moist at the same time. Just my 2 cents but if there is mold anywhere you need to kill it.

Subject: Help With Fig Cutting Propagation Replies: 19
Posted By: winterville Views: 2,510
 
I have been using Immunox multi purpose fungicide. It is made by Spectracide, I bought the concentrate and just mix it in a qt. spray bottle. What I am doing is when you see some mold just spray the cuttings and let it air dry for a few minutes and close the container back.  So far this has worked better than anything I have tried before. I think that sometimes when you take them out and keep scrubbing and washing it spreads it more. Frequent washing and Clorox, might even be killing some good stuff. Now i give them a spray before I put them in the bag, I can't see that is slows them up at all. It works great for me. Just my experience with it use it if you want. In fact I had some the other day that came moldy and I thought oh hell these won"t be worth a s**t gave them a spray and now they look like the others. Has anyone else used this before?
Mike.

Subject: DFIC0023 Hybrid Replies: 40
Posted By: winterville Views: 3,053
 
Here is the one I have. I got it it was labeled (wrong) as Adriatic. It gets loaded with figlets and then they dry up and fall off. 
  Mike


http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=16h52j8&s=6

Subject: How can I root the big cuttings? Replies: 9
Posted By: winterville Views: 858
 
Take a look  here.
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/rooting-large-cuttings-5016449?highlight=loslunas


Subject: eBay Giant Brown Turkey Replies: 13
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,032
 
Thank you all. It was a group effort couldn't have done it without you all (y'all as we say it down here) lol
 I am happy we got him, but sad at the same time. I sure was hoping it was legitimate because it looks an awfull lot like Martins unknown purple.

Mike.

Subject: eBay Giant Brown Turkey Replies: 13
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,032
 
on eBay right now there is a person selling  Giant CA BT. I knew i had seen those pics somewhere before, so sent him a question through eBay and asked them if those were the actual pictures of his own fruit. The one with the two figs in his hand and the cat on the deck. Here is the response.

"Yes. It is from my trees. Shipping fee is just about 4 dollars. You can see pics on list to see its flesh. It should be about 20 dollars but my trees is too large to sell it out.

- firebirdstore"

I then found the original pic on GW , search Giant Brown Turkey to find it.  I ahve spoken with John  and asked him if that was his listing on eBay. He has replied back and said it is NOT him. He doe not sell on eBay at all and has sent the person an e mail asking them to remove his pictures.  So here is one more to add to the bad seller list. I just dont want somebody to get taken and only to figure out only after years of labor they have been taken of their money and time.  I also have responded back to firebirdstore and told him we now  know what kind of seller he really is.

Mike

Subject: E Bay figs Replies: 5
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,100
 

Heck were all nuts. What do we do but sit around and read about and mess with figs all day.  Its our crack, I guess were all a little cracked.


Subject: E Bay figs Replies: 5
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,100
 

Good that's what i wanted to hear.


Subject: E Bay figs Replies: 5
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,100
 
Does anybody know who this is ? He has a lot of listings. Just want to make sure it is legitimate and not  our old friend (not) Mifig.  If it is one of our good members I want to bid, if not I want to warn others.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Lyndhurst-White-Fig-Tree-Ficus-carica-/230643067571?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b365eab3

Mike

Subject: Found this today Replies: 5
Posted By: winterville Views: 850
 
Maybe Jacks QP. I don't know, but the flavor of the one I ate was pretty good.
It was sweet with a slight figgy taste and the insides were pink. I will try and get some better pics and some of the fruit.  The guy that i got the suckers from said it came from  a guy that lived in the mountains ( N. Georgia). I think Jacks QP is a sport of Brunswick.

Thanks to all.

Mike.

Subject: Found this today Replies: 5
Posted By: winterville Views: 850
 

Sorry for the not so good pics. the were taken from my phone. These things are huge, some of them were about 4 inches long and maybe 3 inches wide. Are these Brunswick or maybe Quarter pounder ?

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Subject: Where's GeorgeK? Replies: 16
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,249
 

I am glad most people got out without getting stuck. I sent him cuttings and after that nothing. He did respond after an e-mail and tell me got the ones that I sent.  That was on Feb. 13. I hope im wrong but he did not hold his end of the trade with me.  I hope there is a good explination for it.  And maybe he didnt just send out some teasers in hopes of getting a good rep. just to get more cuttings. I am not accusing thats just the way it looks from my end. I wish him well and pray everything is fine with him. I have the address  that the cutting were sent to.


Subject: Unknown cuttings trade ? Replies: 11
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,383
 

Debbie you've got a PM.


Subject: Unknown cuttings trade ? Replies: 11
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,383
 
My pleasure John. Thank you Bass for the help in trying to identify this. Either way way its a good fig and just want to spread it around.

Mike

Subject: Unknown cuttings trade ? Replies: 11
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,383
 
I still have some left. After about a week or so from now I will take what is left and put them in a mass rooting bed until this fall and pot them up. I have enjoyed trading these , and talked to some very nice people. Just want to say thank you to all. I am looking to buy some Martin's Unknown cuttings, if anybody has some.

God Bless.
Mike

Subject: Martin's Unknown Cuttings Replies: 0
Posted By: winterville Views: 606
 
Does anybody have Martin"s Unknown cuttings that I could buy? Or possibly trade some of my Unknown cuttings for some.
Thanks.
 Mike.

Subject: pictures of my Fig Tree Replies: 8
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,094
 
OK I have a question or two. First one, if you had these pictures before why didn't you use them on eBay first. Instead of copying other peoples property????  How does ones grammar and spelling get so improved in a few days??? Sorry for being  so skeptical but there is still a lot that does not add up to me. Sometimes you only get one first impression and I have to say you made one heck of an impression on me. Gilbon at first now you call it Galbun and maybe 284-11. You know there is no shame in saying it is an unknown, labeling false names only confuses what it really is and who knows it may be a new variety. Then you can call it whatever you want as its real name. I hope I am wrong  but it looks as if you are in this just to sell some cuttings. I am happy to say that most of us here that are in "some fig forums" as you put it are in it for the right reasons. A  mans word is what builds trust and sometimes it takes a long time, but only a few seconds to tear it down. To me it does not matter what trees or cuttings you have or say to have. when you start out to deceive yes I'm leery and Peed off at the same time. And will not kiss up now to just get a cutting I dint have. PLEASE do us all a favor and prove me wrong. I really hope I am.

Mike

Subject: Unknown cuttings trade ? Replies: 11
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,383
 
Bob,
I live in northeast GA in zone 7 at least that's what the zone finder says now. Which is what I thought it was anyway, but once before it said 8. Anyway it gets fairly cold here at least by my standards below 70 "COLD" LOL. But we do see some low teens . To me the flavor is good but mild kind of like honeydew melon with maybe some raw honey on it. Gee that sounds weird huh, but its a good tasting fig just not a real strong figgy( cat pee overtone). Which is what I taste in some figs and it might just be me. The sweetness on a scale of 1 to 10 when they are dead ripe is about a 9. The ones pictured could have used a couple more days to get dead ripe. I hope this helps.

Mike.


Subject: cuttings Replies: 35
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,710
 
Look at my post I just put in "Unknown cuttings trade ?" If you are interested I can send you some.

Mike

Subject: Figs for sale Replies: 22
Posted By: winterville Views: 3,748
 
I agree Jason, this guy had to go to a lot of trouble to find and post somebody else's picture. I think he knew what he was doing. If it looks like a duck walks like a duck and quacks like a duck. By God its a DUCK. Looks like a scam to me.

Mike

Subject: Unknown cuttings trade ? Replies: 11
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,383
 
 I have posted these pics. before, and now have a bunch of cuttings. If you are interested in trading let me know. I cut these from a friends tree which is where the ones I have planted came from. His dad planted them forty some odd years ago and he just wanted them cut down. He is not into figs like we are and is tired of mowing around them. That's all I know of on the history, but they are very sweet. Please feel free to contact me by forum or e mail . 

http://i48.tinypic.com/3004o4g.jpg     http://i49.tinypic.com/29le3p4.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/14avc6d.jpg      http://i50.tinypic.com/e9vwx5.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/iwum3t.jpg       http://i46.tinypic.com/2hhq3j5.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/t8rpfn.jpg

God Bless.

Mike

Subject: Figs for sale Replies: 22
Posted By: winterville Views: 3,748
 
How about this picture, I swear ive seen it before. Does anybody know?
I just hope people dont get taken and only find out in a year or two that they dont have what they paid for. We all have seen this done before and some still get away with it. All we can do is try to inform on who to stay away from.
Mike.
http://cgi.ebay.com/6-Celeste-fig-tree-cuttings-/120675516006?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item61cb34d289

Subject: Figs for sale Replies: 22
Posted By: winterville Views: 3,748
 

You have the same picture of cuttings as the ones from Turkey on e bay. Just one more RED flag, either you are the same people or its not your pictures. So please dont call anybody a scammer or idiot its not going to make you look any better. Most of us here do this because we love it and not for money. People on this forum would give you the shirt off their backs. So dont use us in your IDIOT SCAM.


Subject: Do├že Fig Replies: 14
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,305
 
Nelson, great looking fig. It looks close to an unknown that I have. I got it from a co-worker. I went to his house today because he told me to come and cut all that I wanted from them. He is not into figs his Dad planted them some 40 years ago. He is going to cut  them down because its a pain to mow around them. So I now have a pile of cuttings. Some  pics. of them are in this post.
Bump
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=4761543

Subject: White Fig for Zone 8 Replies: 9
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,414
 
Here are some pics of the inside. Maybe Jon can narrow this down for us.
Mike.

http://i46.tinypic.com/2hhq3j5.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/t8rpfn.jpg

Subject: Name that fig tree! Replies: 4
Posted By: winterville Views: 684
 
 

I ordered two sets of cuttings and when they got here most had roots forming. Some had roots almost 1/4" long. I put them in an old ice cream bucket outside in the shade and put a plastic container over it. Now the bucket is full of roots. Need to separate today. So far have 100% of them rooted. Very easy to root and fast growers. If the fruit is as hardy as the cutting I think we will be very pleased. Some times we get too caught up in names, some of my best figs are unknowns. They do well because most of them came from my area. I have found that almost nobody remembers what the name is or where they originated from. Most people wont take care of a bad tree and let it stay in ground for decades. After all what do we grow them for Names or the fruit? Its a lot like dogs some people only want ones with papers, well my dogs cant read. I have had both and a lot of the time I would take the sooner mutt over all of the rest. Time will tell but if I were a betting man I would say whoever went to the trouble to bring this one over did it for a reason. Just my two cents worth, and we know that's like elbows most people have at least one.
Mike.

Below is the description that he posted on the auction.

 
 
 
"You ar Bidding on five 6-8 inch clippings from the beautiful Fig tree pictured above.  The tree produces fruit twice a year, once early summer and again in fall.  I've grown many trees from cuttings and have had tremendous success.  The trees are great fruit producers.  I will cut the clippings fresh right before they are shipped. 

The trees are located in Rhode Island and do very well in cooler climate.  I've been asked a few questions about what I do with them in the winter.  We wrap them in burlap and burry them in early November and stand them up in April.   This has worked very well over the years and I have never lost any trees over the winter. 

I've also had some questions about the color of the fruit.  The fruits are medium sized and purplish in color.  The inside is pinkish.  Unfortunately I do not know the actual type of fig tree this is.  I have added a close up of the leaves to help any experts determine the actual kind of fig tree this is.  The mother tree was brought over from Calabria italy about 15 years ago. 

Thanks for bidding.  please email me with any questions."  


Subject: White Fig for Zone 8 Replies: 9
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,414
 
lreiley,
I am in GA. its about 5 mile from the University of Georgia in Athens.  They dont die back here at all. The size of them right now is about 20' x 25' each.

Thanks Mike.

Subject: Is this Adriatic??? Replies: 5
Posted By: winterville Views: 917
 
Here is what it looks like today. Trying air-layering on the main stem because it is too long and floppy.


http://i45.tinypic.com/xmn2og.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/r0w0gx.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/230f40.jpg

http://i46.tinypic.com/16h52j8.jpg

Subject: White Fig for Zone 8 Replies: 9
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,414
 
Picked these today. They are an unknown, but sweet and very prolific. I would say that there is at least a bushel on each tree that are ripe now. And the main crop is going to be at least 4 or 5 times that. If anybody has an idea of what these are I would like to know. 

http://i48.tinypic.com/3004o4g.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/29le3p4.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/14avc6d.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/e9vwx5.jpg


http://i45.tinypic.com/iwum3t.jpg


 

Subject: Is this Adriatic??? Replies: 5
Posted By: winterville Views: 917
 
fignut,
 Lo and behold our fig tree is now comming out with a 3 lobed leaf. now it looks exactly like the one you have pictured. Will post pictures later.
       Thanks,
                 mike

    

Subject: Is this Adriatic??? Replies: 5
Posted By: winterville Views: 917
 
Thanks, it looks very similar. I see the last leaf on yours is starting to have three lobes. How long did it take for that? Mine has yet to show any difference last year till now. I rooted it last April, maybe when it has figs we can get a better idea. I enjoy reading your post and looking at your plants. For i have been bitten by the bug also. Maybe one day we will be satisfied with what we have......LOL. I think I have a better chance of winning the lottery.

Mike.



Subject: Is this Adriatic??? Replies: 5
Posted By: winterville Views: 917
 

Calling on the people that are smarter than me. Last year I received three cuttings that were labeled as Adriatic. Two of them look the same but one is an animal of a different color. It has red stems and large single lobed leaves. Which one might be the impostor?  Unfortunately, I don't remember where I got these.  So, therefore, they are all basically unknown, to me, anyway.

The first two pix are the ones that are alike.  The rest of the pix are of the impostor.

http://i46.tinypic.com/sm3ubk.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/34t381c.jpg

http://i46.tinypic.com/k0ssrc.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/10de9v8.jpg

http://i46.tinypic.com/omvs6.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/684niu.jpg

http://i46.tinypic.com/2444a4m.jpg

Thanks,

Mike


Subject: Recommendations On A Good Foliar Fertiliser. Replies: 6
Posted By: winterville Views: 683
 
Paully, there is a good foliar fertilizer  recipe on the D.Garden site. Look at the Brugmansia thread and you will find it listed as the "Recipe". I make this up every year and use it on everything from figs to brugs and everything in between. I haven't had it kill or burn any yet. I use about a tablespoon to a gallon of water. Like rafed said though try it on one before you do them all. I think you will see a difference in a short while. I have a regimen of spraying about twice a week.
Good luck.
Mike

Subject: Transfer issues Replies: 33
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,684
 

Look in Daves Garden under the Brugmansia threads and find a homemade foliage spray called " THE RECIPE" there are a lot of variations. But most of them have the same base ing. ( beer,MG,molasses,Epsom's salt,ammonia, superthrive) I also add vitamin B1(one tablet) and a few drops of tea tree oil. I use it on cuttings that show stress drooping. (use about 2 teaspoons of this to a gallon of water and mist). I use this on all of my plants from figs to house plants and have had great success with it. One batch goes a long way, even using it to spray every week. I have been using this for the past three years, and it has really made a difference especially on stressed (sick plants)


Subject: Transfer issues Replies: 33
Posted By: winterville Views: 1,684
 
Jason,
 I have been using a mix of 60/40 perlite and coconut fiber. The fiber blocks can be found at Lowe's in the seed section. So far this has been great stuff, mold has not been a problem. Keeping the moisture right is a whole lot easier. I root a lot of different plants and this is the best and easiest for me so far. It sounds like the mix that you have now is holding too much moisture.  That is the reason I like this mix, unlike the other pre bagged mixes that are a little different every batch they make. I have bought some and get another bag of the same mix and it is different.
  I hope they make it. You might want to try a light misting of weak solution of hydrogen peroxide to the roots before going back in the mix. Also set them in a place that is a little cooler than the normal inside temp for a day or two.


Best of luck.
Mike.

 

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