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Subject: 10th Anniversary Replies: 40
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,130
 
Thanks Jon for the forum. I will miss it a lot.

Subject: OT: New Trifoliate Orange Root Stock Replies: 18
Posted By: Chapman Views: 275
 
Greg, could you please email that info to me also?  I was wondering what happened to the citrus forum.

Subject: OT - Fig visitors Replies: 26
Posted By: Chapman Views: 430
 
I've only seen a Hummingbird moth a couple times.  It is a real treat to get to see one, looks just like a hummingbird.

Subject: OT - Fig visitors Replies: 26
Posted By: Chapman Views: 430
 
We have the Green tree frog here, but it has a smooth skin, no bumps.

Subject: OT - Fig visitors Replies: 26
Posted By: Chapman Views: 430
 
I believe first picture is a Hummingbird moth.  I'm not familiar with the frog.

Subject: Mmmm tasty plate of heirloom Celeste :) Replies: 13
Posted By: Chapman Views: 301
 
Looks good.  Are they just starting to ripen there?

Subject: Fig Orchard Videos Replies: 4
Posted By: Chapman Views: 143
 
Glad your fig trees came out OK from Harvey. 

Subject: Hurricane Harvey Replies: 4
Posted By: Chapman Views: 185
 
Cajun Navy is heading to Texas and I saw about 10 Louisiana Wildlife trucks pulling air boats about an hour ago on I-10.

Subject: Hurricane Harvey.... Replies: 2
Posted By: Chapman Views: 125
 
Thanks, hopefully we won't get as much rain as predicted.  I cranked up my 2 generators today to make sure they are ready to go if I need them.

Subject: Digging up medium size in ground tree? Replies: 10
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I would ask if you could wait until fall to dig it up.  If they said no, I would tell them sorry, deal with it yourself.

Subject: What are these red bugs?? Replies: 9
Posted By: Chapman Views: 274
 
I haven't seen any real problems from them on fig trees.  Kind of like stink bugs on fig trees, not a big problem.

Subject: What is your favorite pruning saw? Replies: 9
Posted By: Chapman Views: 211
 
I think a Silky is probably one of the best, but a much less expensive saw will work well for most people's fig pruning.  I have a Corona saw that works good for me.

Subject: Texas sweet fig Replies: 2
Posted By: Chapman Views: 147
 
Welcome to the forum.  I don't know about Texas sweet fig, probably a Celeste which is sometimes called a Sugar fig.

Subject: Any contact to James (GreenFin)??? Replies: 262
Posted By: Chapman Views: 11,947
 
Is James saying he is in High School??

Subject: BB10 from Cajun Dan Replies: 25
Posted By: Chapman Views: 857
 
I got caught up in buying the BB10 from Cajun Dan off Ebay earlier this year.  The auction was for 3 cuttings but he sent 4.  They were longer than what I usually root, so I cut about 3 inches off each one and tried rooting them also.  Three of the four long cuttings rooted and 1 of the four short ones rooted.


Like I needed more cuttings to grow.

Subject: I thought black berries didn't grow on 1st yr cane? Replies: 8
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That is interesting.  Cutting them to the ground each year sounds like a lot less trouble than removing all the canes that have fruited.

Subject: Smith fig picked today Replies: 9
Posted By: Chapman Views: 377
 
Looks good.  The excessive rain this year ruined most of my Smith crop.

Subject: New member Replies: 18
Posted By: Chapman Views: 236
 
Welcome to the forum.

Subject: Just Found You Guys Replies: 14
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Welcome to the forum.

Subject: OT - Air Layers of Maple Trees Replies: 8
Posted By: Chapman Views: 119
 
Looks good.  I tried air-layering some Southern Magnolia branches a couple years ago, but none made any roots.  Did you use rooting hormone?

Subject: Selling fresh figs at a Farmers Market Replies: 23
Posted By: Chapman Views: 856
 
I've seen them for sale this year by a couple of local folks for $10 and $13 a gallon.

Subject: Experiment: Log / Trunk propagation Replies: 13
Posted By: Chapman Views: 432
 
No sure what your chances are, but good luck with it.

Subject: Which single fig tree would you keep Replies: 56
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,484
 
I would have to keep my Celeste. 

Subject: Any contact to James (GreenFin)??? Replies: 262
Posted By: Chapman Views: 11,947
 
GreenFin Gardens/Kansas Tilapia
James Sperman
3935 Flush Road
St. George, KS 66535-9614

Subject: Any contact to James (GreenFin)??? Replies: 262
Posted By: Chapman Views: 11,947
 
This is the info I was given when I contacted the Consumer Protection Division for the state of Kansas.  I did not order trees, but I requested information for the people who purchased from James.

If you would like the Consumer Protection Division to investigate the transaction you've had with this company, we ask that you complete the Investigative Request form so we can open a file for you. The Investigative Request form asks the specific questions required for our office to assist you efficiently. You can find this form on our website: http://www.InYourCornerKansas.org. You will see the link to “File a Complaint” mid-way down the page on the left side, right below the pencil. If you have any documents that are relevant in supporting your concerns, please be sure to include copies of these documents with your complaint.

 

While this office is prohibited from researching specific statutes and providing legal advice for private individuals, the Consumer Protection Division is tasked with enforcing the Kansas Consumer Protection Act and does investigate business practices to determine if there is evidence of a violation to this act.

 

We trust this information is useful to you.

 

Sincerely,

 

C. Moe
OFFICE OF THE KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL

DEREK SCHMIDT

120 S.W. 10th, Ste 430

Topeka KS 66612
(785) 296-3751 - Phone    (785) 291-3699 - Fax  

cprotect@ag.ks.gov - Email  

http://www.InYourCornerKansas.org - Website

 

*This office is unable by law to represent individuals.  As a result, if you believe you have a matter requiring legal assistance or advice, you should seek the assistance of a private attorney.


Subject: LSU fig day Replies: 15
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I think she was trying to be helpful.  If enough people contacted them about a fig day it would probably encourage them to look into having another one.

Subject: LSU fig day Replies: 15
Posted By: Chapman Views: 241
 
The Hammond location has a fig orchard planted, but the trees are all young, only a couple years old.  They also have a new olive orchard planted.

Subject: Improved Celeste or orourke Replies: 29
Posted By: Chapman Views: 586
 
Leaf from my tree started from cutting from above tree.

Subject: Improved Celeste or orourke Replies: 29
Posted By: Chapman Views: 586
 
This is the O'Rourke at the LSU fig day in 2013.

Subject: June bugs Replies: 20
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If there is still a lot of them, you could also spray them after dark with some liquid Sevin.

Subject: June bugs Replies: 20
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I agree with the light and tub of water.  Last year the June bugs wiped out the leaves and blooms on my persimmon tree.  The leaves came back, but there was no fruit.  This year I am using a solar light and a couple tubs of water with a little vegetable oil on top.

Subject: Tree Problem.......Small leaves ????? Replies: 5
Posted By: Chapman Views: 179
 
 I would fertilize it good and wait and see what happens.  I've taken one and two year old trees in containers that weren't growing good and pruned the tops off and pruned the roots and let them start over.

Subject: Tree Problem.......Small leaves ????? Replies: 5
Posted By: Chapman Views: 179
 
On a container tree I would also pull it out of the pot and check the roots and if the mix is draining properly.

Subject: Tree Problem.......Small leaves ????? Replies: 5
Posted By: Chapman Views: 179
 
I'm thinking maybe has to do with cold damage during the winter.  I agree with the MG, it may help.

Subject: OT - watering newly laid St Augustine Grass Replies: 9
Posted By: Chapman Views: 130
 
This time of year it should not take a whole lot of water, less on cloudy days.   Plus if you get a good rain you won't need to water for a few days.

Subject: OT - watering newly laid St Augustine Grass Replies: 9
Posted By: Chapman Views: 130
 
  I would water once a day, about 1/2 inch should be good.  You can tell if the grass is looking green and growing some that it is getting enough water.  If it looks like it is drying out water more.

Subject: OT - watering newly laid St Augustine Grass Replies: 9
Posted By: Chapman Views: 130
 
I think you are watering way too much.  This site looks like it has some good info.  http://www.walterreeves.com/lawn-care/st-augustine-planting-sod/

Subject: Winter protection in south texas Replies: 5
Posted By: Chapman Views: 113
 
I had some one gallon trees started last spring that had not gone dormant that died after 2 nights of 24 degrees and a lot of wind.  I also had some young trees that the tips were killed and they resprouted below the tips.

Subject: Im a Sucker for Suckers Replies: 3
Posted By: Chapman Views: 202
 
Do you think the main trunk may be dead from the winter cold?

Subject: Super Early Ripening Mulberry! Replies: 18
Posted By: Chapman Views: 440
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ortegojeffrey
Shangri la and Pakistan are fruiting now in south Louisiana


Which do you prefer between the two?

Subject: Super Early Ripening Mulberry! Replies: 18
Posted By: Chapman Views: 440
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CandiceR
Are mulberries tasty? I have never had any before, they look really good, like blackberries on a tree! What do you guys think, since you have all tried them before?

The ones I have eaten didn't taste as good to me as a blackberry or dewberry, but they still had a good flavor.

Subject: Transplanting fig tree Replies: 21
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You've done a lot of work to get it dug up and planted.  I would wait for it to leaf out and start growing before I did anymore pruning.  You can decide later what to prune off of it.  Did you water it with plenty of water to get rid of air pockets around the roots?  I would not worry about amending the soil anymore.  You could add some root stimulator fertilizer when you water go give it a boost on getting established.

Subject: A few things about people and figs Replies: 14
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Danny, that is an interesting list.  If it wasn't for the internet I would not know much about all the varieties of figs.  People that I sell trees to locally want one that will do good in this area.  Many talk about eating fig preserves at their grandparent's house when they were young.  I sell mostly Celeste that I started from cuttings from an old family tree.  I've grown it for over 25 years and I can vouch for it doing well here.

Subject: Leaf-out pictures Replies: 12
Posted By: Chapman Views: 380
 
This is from today, a Smith branch leafing out that I grafted 2 years ago to a Celeste tree.

Subject: New Cheaper Way To Ship! Replies: 48
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I'd like to hear about it.

Subject: newbie transplanting fig trees Replies: 7
Posted By: Chapman Views: 220
 
Water them good after you put them in pots to settle the soil around the roots.  I don't think a couple hours below freezing will hurt them, but I would keep them out of the wind.  I agree with pruning the tops back.  I would not put anything on the wounds, they should heal on their own.

Subject: Temperature for graft healing Replies: 8
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I think if the tree is putting out leaves the graft will heal properly.

Subject: improved Celeste, an opposing opinion Replies: 41
Posted By: Chapman Views: 988
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMRTSUS
As I understand LSU released these figs officially, Tiger, LSU Purple, LSU Gold, Champagne, O'Rourke, Scott's Black.

"After being dormant for a number of years, the AgCenter renewed the process of selecting potential varieties in the 1990s under the leadership of AgCenter horticulturist Charlie Johnson. Since then, the AgCenter has released new varieties named Champagne, LSU Gold, LSU Purple, O’Rourke, Tiger and Scott’s Black."
                                      Ag center release


And lots of misinformation on the internet.....Ray's Figs below claim LSU Gold is not an official release, not true.

And  claims Hollier is not an official release, but JFE says it is a LSU release as does other Nurseries like Dario.  Is it?

  • Hollier--In the trade, but not an official release from the LSU program. (May be the same as Guilbeau.)
  • LSU Everbearing--In the trade, but not an official release from LSU.
  • LSU Gold--In the trade, but not an official release from LSU. Reportedly a very fine fig.
  • LSU Purple--An O'Rourke hybrid of Hunt and a California caprifig identified as "C-1," released by LSU in 1991. Rather variable in quality and hardiness, but when it is good it is really good.
  • O'Rourke--Generally called LSU Improved Celeste until officially released from LSU and named in honor of Dr. O'Rourke. 
  • Tiger (sic)--A medium yellow fig in the trade as LSU Giant Celeste. The name given it by LSU is very unfortunate since there is another fig known as Tiger, but "officially named Panachee. 
Dario...."HOLLIER - A superb cultivar of fine, rich flavor from the hybridizing efforts of Dr. Ed O'Rouke of Louisiana State University."


JFE....

"Hollier Fig .......a Dr. Ed O’Rouke of Louisiana State University release."

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The point here is that what I see from Ag Center documents is six claimed figs by LSU and lots of shaky info on the internet. 

Does anyone have any info from LSU with Hollier as an official release? The Ag center search function does not show any reference to a Hollier fig. So was it a trial fig called Hollier? By  who?

I truly believe the best tasting LSU figs may not have been released due to other factors.

And the mystery of LSU figs will continue.....anyone growing a "Guilbeau"?


This is from a paper given out at the 2015 LSU Fig Day:  Figs in the LSU Evaluation Orchard at Burden Center   Hollier- an unofficial release from LSU breeding program.  It is a very dependable performer with medium sized figs.  The fruit has a greenish yellow skin and amber pulp tinged strawberry.  Fruit is oblate-spheroid.  The leaf has a cordate base and 5 latate lobes.  Suseptible to fig rust.  This fruit is reported by evaluators as having a unique pleasant taste.

Subject: LSU Champagne Replies: 24
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,804
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bamafig
I'm thinking Champagne and Alma would be similar figs in taste (light color and sugar sweet). If you could only have one of the two, which one and why? Assuming you're in the proper zone for each, of course.


I prefer my Champagne to Alma.  The Alma's I have eaten had a thick skin which I don't really care for.

Subject: LSU Champagne Replies: 24
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,804
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisK
Awesome thread on an awesome fig. We tasted the champagne at the LSU field day a year and a half ago and we (I and Mrs K) both fell in love with it. One of the cuttings is three feet tall and looks like there are brebas showing. Does anyone know if it produces a brebas crop or is it a main crop only fig? Thanks in advance.


I really like my Champagne also.  I have one from PFTP and one from the LSU orchard.  Mine has not made any brebas.

 

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