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Subject: Wow, a heat wave in SoCal?.. Replies: 7
Posted By: maverick Views: 390
 
feels like so-Florida not so-cal

Subject: Sultane YUM Replies: 4
Posted By: maverick Views: 673
 
Great looking fig. what did it taste like?

Subject: 2013 Fig Wars Replies: 8
Posted By: maverick Views: 737
 
I hope you'd give this a try, it really works.

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/protect-your-fruit-and-recycle-5348530?highlight=maverick

Best of luck.

Subject: protect your fruit and recycle Replies: 22
Posted By: maverick Views: 1,731
 
Maketa, are you sure you used the containers that snap lock?
I've never had one opened by an animal. when they try to open it and the fruit is ripe the whole pack falls to the ground then gets pushed around; unless it is crack open on impact with the ground.

Subject: protect your fruit and recycle Replies: 22
Posted By: maverick Views: 1,731
 
Rewton, I've seen these containers at Smart and Final in I think 50 unit in different sizes and at Restaurant Depot if you want to do the whole neighborhood's fruit trees :)

Subject: protect your fruit and recycle Replies: 22
Posted By: maverick Views: 1,731
 
I'm glad you guys are taking advantage of these containers and recycling at the same time.
From prior posts some of you may notice that I was competing with rodents for my fruit. since I utilized these these containers I had my all time record of 2 1/2lb Cherimoya  Dozens of Ruby Supreme and Turnbull Guavas (last year they've eaten every single one) Apple, Figs, monster tomatoes   ect ....... 

From my experience I usually put on the  containers when fruit swells up and is rock hard so I could not knock it off by accident.
Since the container is ventilated I don't worry about humidity build up unless it rains.

Thanks to everyone for recycling
Peace

Subject: Giant Cherimoya Replies: 3
Posted By: maverick Views: 881
 
I never had a Pawpaw Bass. what dose it taste like?
I'm assuming you had Cherimoya  or Custard Apple.

Wildforger, I can eat this all day and never get tired of it. wish you were hear :)


Subject: Giant Cherimoya Replies: 3
Posted By: maverick Views: 881
 
Hi all. I had to share couple of picks this Cherimoya .
Ive been growing Cherimoya for years but this is the by far biggest fruit I have ever had.
yes; this monster tasted as good as it looked. yum

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Subject: Any Idea what's this giant ID? Replies: 6
Posted By: maverick Views: 956
 
Ken,  a ripe one reminds me of Italian honey though drastically less sweet.



Subject: protect your fruit and recycle Replies: 22
Posted By: maverick Views: 1,731
 

Bren: actually all the containers have aeration vents. its as Alanmercieca mentioned necessary to prevent overheating and aeration.

Alanmercieca : its is quite difficult for squirrels to open it if you are using the right ones with snapping part.

JD : I'm snapping the containers over the stems and I've yet to lose one single fruit. Ive use it with my guavas and cherimoyas figs and apples to deter garden pests.

goldie : yes it is an apple tree, honestly though I have not tried it with tomato though I don't see why not.


the best thing I can say about this method is that it made my guavas ripen for the first time last year despite them not ripening for the past seven years. I'm sure it is because of the micro climate that is created inside the container. I've already had several sweet ripe
Violette de Bordeaux figs this season despite the June gloom we've been having in so-cal.


go4broek this fig is actually in my yard in a 65gallon pot. I have no problem sharing cuttings even if you have nothing to trade.


Subject: Any Idea what's this giant ID? Replies: 6
Posted By: maverick Views: 956
 
go4broek this fig is actually in my yard in a 65gallon pot. I have no problem sharing cuttings even if you have nothing to trade.

Subject: protect your fruit and recycle Replies: 22
Posted By: maverick Views: 1,731
 
my absolute favorite way to protect my fruit is by using the clear strawberry / blueberry packaging baskets. they are the best is you have bird, rat, squirrel, raccoon, possum issues in your yard.
It creates a micro climate by trapping heat around the fruit; hence ripening it faster.
The best ones are the ones that snap on and are difficult to open by outdoor creatures.
I truly hope you'd give it a try. it works really well.

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Subject: Any Idea what's this giant ID? Replies: 6
Posted By: maverick Views: 956
 
Hi gang:
Any Idea what's this giant's ID?
thanks

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Subject: Info for Citrus Growers only Replies: 23
Posted By: maverick Views: 1,679
 
I'm wondering whats the most unusual citrus you guys are growing?
This Is what I currently Have
Kieffer Lime
Mexican Lime
Bears Lime for me its taste better than Mexican lime and it is not thorny.
Nagami Kumquat
Satsuma manderin
Algerian Tangerin (I love its taste)
Unknown Limequat
Washington navel orange
Shamouti Orange (Jaffa)
Palestine acidless (sweet)lime
Tarocco Blood Orange
Austtralian finger lime
Becks'navel orange
Unknown grapefruit
Chinese Pummelo
Chandler Pummelo
Unknown Pummelo
Golden nugget tangerine
Golden Nugget Tangerine  planted 2 years ago and picked 4 nice tasting fruits
Yuzu
Meyer lemon 
Eureka lemon
Lisbon Lemon  I like it more than Eureka (more sour)
Variegated Pink Lemon 
Pondorosa Lemon  mom makes candy out of the skin
Buddha's hands citron  mom makes candy out of the skin
Etrog Citron   mom makes candy out of the skin
Variegated Calamondin OMG it is so sour
Sanguinelli blood orange (actually is pinkish not blood)

I'm on the lookout for few more espessialy "Halawa Pummelo" and few blood Pummelo crossbreeds. 







Subject: Fig breeding steps Replies: 95
Posted By: maverick Views: 7,524
 
Thanks Bass for sharing,
last year I've actually posed this exact breading Question


" Breading figs:
This question is directed to Jon and other fig-head connoisseurs 
out of curiosity do any of you ladies & gents know how fig are bread for new variety?
we keep hearing Ira Condit , LSU & UCR varieties yet no idea what was done to achieve those variates.
was it manual pollination, grafting ..... etc !!
what was it?
Have you tried anything like that Jon? and is there reading material on this subject?"

So I'm so glad we are so early in the season that I can put this method into trial. who knows in few years with toooooooons of luck :)

Thanks again Bass.



Subject: Does anyone have the Martha Stewart Clip? Replies: 6
Posted By: maverick Views: 892
 
Bass, 
I remember that episode including the large tubs and lot, lots of lime though I remember he had them outdoors.


Subject: UC Davis orders Replies: 71
Posted By: maverick Views: 4,609
 
This really blows. You are not the only one. I've already contacted them on Monday. no response. I have a feeling we are out of luck :(



Subject: UC Davis orders Replies: 71
Posted By: maverick Views: 4,609
 
I hope that you guys keep us updated to when you get yours in.
Jim; love your enthusiasm :-)

Subject: UC Davis orders Replies: 71
Posted By: maverick Views: 4,609
 
I have not revived mine neither despite submitting it early. you're not alone; & that sucks too :(

Subject: My Black Madeira fruited!!!! Replies: 19
Posted By: maverick Views: 1,766
 
I think he's growing them inside a hot house if I'm not mistaken (earlier posts about Madeira liking heat).

Subject: USDA / UC Davis trip Replies: 13
Posted By: maverick Views: 1,560
 
Jon. anything stood out ?
also do they have Bursa on trial at the USDA / UC Davis? if yes how was it?

Subject: My Beall Replies: 8
Posted By: maverick Views: 1,289
 
J.A. the inside is beautiful and full (as opposite to some varieties that have hollowness in them).
I hope it tasted as yummy as it looked.
thanks for updating us.



Subject: Yediveren fig from Turkey Replies: 13
Posted By: maverick Views: 1,676
 
aliok1: I know is picking season for figs in your tow. please don't forget to post the pictures of the harvest and what variety.

Subject: My Beall Replies: 8
Posted By: maverick Views: 1,289
 
what a superb looking fig J.A.
please let us know once you pick it. how is the taste and take a pic of the inside please.
Thanks for sharing.


Subject: Please tell me how to get rid of 1 smart chipmunk Replies: 21
Posted By: maverick Views: 3,688
 
OMG. I don't think so. Though thanks so much for the suggestion Eve.
I don' want to be with in a yard of them, let along trap them.
did you guys hear that you can spread around half a stick of juicy fruit bauble gum to kill the chipmunks. the theory was that it get stuck in their digestive system and end up dying.
frankly I've tried it. and I could not tell the result because those critters run into the canyon back and forth and they all look alike.


Subject: My Brunswick fig Replies: 6
Posted By: maverick Views: 1,631
 
how would you rank the taste?

Subject: Please tell me how to get rid of 1 smart chipmunk Replies: 21
Posted By: maverick Views: 3,688
 
Wow Eve. I'm speechless :O) . ok I'm kidding. I guess you gotta do what you gotta do.
do you know if this method works or Rats?
We live near a nature reserve right smack a canyon. We have 5 Macadamia Nut trees, between the Chipmunk and the Rats half of the nuts are already gone.
few years ago I started using Ramik pellets. they were going through it like candy.
after several 5 gallon buckets @ $50 it got to be expensive. I called vector control seeking an advice. the lady came and said no way. you have too many fruit trees. pull them out if you want to get rid of the problem.
so I'm wondering if you have had a Rat problem (actually they are the size of small cat) from all the nuts they had  :))



Subject: Please tell me how to get rid of 1 smart chipmunk Replies: 21
Posted By: maverick Views: 3,688
 
I highly recommend Humane Animal Box Trap. I have already caught many of them this past week. just place a handful amount of bird seed in the box. guaranteed to catch them.
The down side is driving them across town to release them. but this is the part of "Humane" comes in, unless you use the pellet gun like Remis suggested.

Subject: Need an ID Replies: 18
Posted By: maverick Views: 2,179
 
Jon,

I know you are over loaded, but I know most of us would love to see you ID on those figs.



Subject: Breading figs: Replies: 4
Posted By: maverick Views: 788
 
Jon. when you say "pollination to get viable seed".
any idea @ what stage if fruit life is this done?
and were they using fine artist brush like we currently do to pollinate Cherimoya to get into the fig and where from the fig do you get the male pollen ?
I know for the past few years from cross pollinating Iris bulbs and replanting the seed we got different new colors ; the same results were achieved with day lilies and squash.
that's why I'm quite curios about the breading posses of figs , yet no available documentation.!!


Subject: Breading figs: Replies: 4
Posted By: maverick Views: 788
 
This question is directed to Jon and other fig-head connoisseurs 
out of curiosity do any of you ladies & gents know how fig are bread for new variety?
we keep hearing Ira Condit , LSU & UCR varieties yet no idea what was done to achieve those variates.
was it manual pollination, grafting ..... etc !!
what was it?
Have you tried anything like that Jon? and is there reading material on this subject?

Subject: Bursa black figs (very large and very sweet) Replies: 18
Posted By: maverick Views: 4,163
 
OMG. that is so amazing just to look @.
any of you guys selling a cutting or know someone that whom been selling Bursa?


Subject: Neighbor Dark Portuguese Replies: 2
Posted By: maverick Views: 817
 
me too :))

Subject: Figs and Bananas for sale at Festival of Fruit? Replies: 9
Posted By: maverick Views: 975
 
is this sale open to the public. 
do we need to get/ buy tickets and where do we buy?
also when would the actual plant sale be?



Subject: Figs On the BBQ PICS Replies: 18
Posted By: maverick Views: 2,569
 
This looks yummy.
Sfrj. don't knock it until you try it.
few years ago I used to think grilling pineapples was nuts until I tasted it.
now I'm nuts.
I'm grilling it.



Subject: sarılop(calimyrna) figs began to be picking in turkey Replies: 3
Posted By: maverick Views: 1,057
 
wow Ali. These figs look amazing.
I would for the second variety first.
Are these figs as good tasting as in the last pic?

Subject: Fig trees and olive trees Replies: 13
Posted By: maverick Views: 1,953
 
Hi lreiley. Please enjoy Frisco's  food and weather.
I think it's the best place in the whole world to sample fine authentic cuisine from just about any corner of the world. not to mention some of finest and freshest ingredients.
as far as olives I have a total 9 olive trees in So-cal . 4 Picholine , 2 Kalamata , and one of each  Manzanallio,  Leccino and Maurino.
the purpose for planting those trees was was for harvesting the olives and sharing them with friends and family. but since we are so close to the Pacific Ocean; the olive fruit fly has managed to ruin the crop year after year. so our friends share their olives with us.


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Subject: Proposed swap: My home-cured olives for cuttings Replies: 25
Posted By: maverick Views: 1,466
 
Thanks Little John for the info.
I shell pose this question on those forums.


Subject: Proposed swap: My home-cured olives for cuttings Replies: 25
Posted By: maverick Views: 1,466
 
I have a curious question to those of you growing olives for fruit.
I actually have 9 trees 4 Picholine, 2 Kalamata, and one of each  Manzanallio,  Leccino and Maurino. all were planted around 1998, and every year lost the crop due to olive fruit fly .
I would love to hear what others are doing if you have had an encounter with this pest.
as far as tree sources I agree with you sue. grow organic always has a good selection early in the season. though I have not purchased olive trees from them, I purchased from them many different items and their service and shipping costs are fair.
I actually used the olive source when I purchased my tree from a grower listed there though its been so long I can't remember the growers name.
http://www.oliveoilsource.com/companies-profiles/growers

Subject: Fig Oiling Replies: 19
Posted By: maverick Views: 4,962
 
actually the oiling technique was done in many middle eastern countries to believe it or not to Dates " Date palm fruit" to get then to ripen. The whole unripened bunch would be diped into oil and put aside. by next morning they are ripe and sweet.
your best bet for fig is a light cot of mineral oil (smell-less/ tasteless) to achieve Bass's results.


 

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