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Subject: Trimming Replies: 11
Posted By: Chapman Views: 322
 
For the apple tree, I would drive a sturdy stake in the ground a couple feet from the trunk, then make a loop around the tree and tie the end off to the stake, pulling the tree to straighten it up.  You can do it gradually, not all at once if it needs to move a lot.

Subject: Question about Blue and black Celeste Replies: 7
Posted By: Chapman Views: 300
 
That is interesting Vinny.  A very nice looking fig.

Subject: Question about Blue and black Celeste Replies: 7
Posted By: Chapman Views: 300
 
Do you think it is Italian Black?  I've heard people call a regular Celeste a blue fig.

Subject: improved Celeste, an opposing opinion Replies: 41
Posted By: Chapman Views: 988
 
From the link Danny posted:  When the fig breeding program was interrupted in the mid-1960s, O’Rourke had hundreds of trees planted in several locations in Louisiana. Those AgCenter trees, however, survived.

Apparently Mr Young had obtained trees from LSU.  His trees were not the same tree that later became O'Rourke.  I also purchased a tree from him tagged Giant Celeste which he was also growing before LSU named it LSU Tiger.

Subject: improved Celeste, an opposing opinion Replies: 41
Posted By: Chapman Views: 988
 
Look at the descriptions of O'Rourke, Champagne and Tiger on this paper put out by LSU where they refer to Improved Celeste, Golden Celeste and Giant Celeste.
http://figs4fun.com/Links/FigLink240.pdf

Subject: improved Celeste, an opposing opinion Replies: 41
Posted By: Chapman Views: 988
 
This is how I see it.  The original crosses that Dr O'Rourke made were in the late 1950's.  Trees became available to growers at some point, and they stated selling trees labeled Improved Celeste, Golden Celeste and Giant Celeste.  I obtained my Improved Celeste from Mr Roy Young's nursery in Abbeville LA.  He had a fig orchard and propagated trees from his inground trees.  He was producing and selling Improved Celeste trees for years before 2007 when LSU officially released O"Rourke, Champagne and Tiger.  At that point LSU said that Improved Celeste was now O'Rourke, Golden Celeste was now Champagne and Giant Celeste was now Tiger.  The thing is, the O'Rourke that LSU released is not the same tree as the Improved Celeste, and that is why people are still referring to it as Improved Celeste.  The Improved Celeste is not a myth.

Subject: OT: I Need Advice on Transplanting a 20ft Grape Root(Pics) Replies: 15
Posted By: Chapman Views: 346
 
Looks good.

Subject: Rooting a large cutting! 3 feet long Replies: 21
Posted By: Chapman Views: 768
 
I would trim off all the side branches and tops and try to root them.  Looks like about 12 or more cuttings.  I would do that before trying to root the whole branches.  Then you could try laying what you have left sideways and bury it and see if it roots.

Subject: Using old carpet for weed barrier? Replies: 7
Posted By: Chapman Views: 144
 
I think that I would buy some good landscape fabric and put that down instead.  I think the landscape fabric would probably last longer, not sure how long the carpet would last before it started to deteriorate and fall apart.

Subject: Black Beauty 10 Replies: 231
Posted By: Chapman Views: 10,231
 
The best part is it's a rare fig that I can pronounce the name. Lol

Subject: Black Beauty 10 Replies: 231
Posted By: Chapman Views: 10,231
 
Wife gave me permission to pull the trigger.  Got the last one.

Subject: Black Beauty 10 Replies: 231
Posted By: Chapman Views: 10,231
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CAJUNB
Normally when Dan sells fig cuttings on ebay,he notes that all sales are donated to his favorite charity...........


I guess he became the favorite charity.

Subject: Black Beauty 10 Replies: 231
Posted By: Chapman Views: 10,231
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonCentralTexas
Hi Chapman,

I couldn't find it, could you please give us a synopsis, what do you think of it?




  He was not selling the BB-10 back then and I do not have that variety.  I bought cuttings from another variety from him.

Subject: Black Beauty 10 Replies: 231
Posted By: Chapman Views: 10,231
 
My feedback is shown from when I bought cuttings from him a few years ago .

Subject: New Member Replies: 43
Posted By: Chapman Views: 553
 
Welcome to the forum.

Subject: Experimental bore graft Replies: 46
Posted By: Chapman Views: 725
 
This is a 32 page booklet on propagating and grafting that I ordered a while back that has been helpful to me.
http://ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu/p-169-propagating-fruit-plants-in-florida.aspx

Subject: Cost to grow Fig trees Replies: 25
Posted By: Chapman Views: 562
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dkirtexas
This model is for 1000 trees in 1gal trade pots.

Your point is a good one on the co-location of residence and growing plot but the in-ground trees do not apply, though the sale of cuttings and figs would help in offsetting costs.

You ask some hard questions.  That's a lot for my little brain to figure.lol



Subject: Cost to grow Fig trees Replies: 25
Posted By: Chapman Views: 562
 
A lot of your expenses can be avoided if you are growing them on the same property that you live on.  If you have the room that saves a lot of money.   You can grow a lot of 1 gallon trees in a fairly small area.  Also, if you live in an area with mild winters you can grow trees in the ground where you will have a cheap supply of cuttings.

Subject: OT Lemon Cutting Replies: 12
Posted By: Chapman Views: 340
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Figfinatic
Never knew you could grow citrus from cuttings. What else can be done this way?

I'm not an expert, but I've heard a Meyers Lemon could be rooted, and produce well, but I don't think that all varieties of citrus do well on their own roots.  I have several Myers lemon cuttings that I rooted and they are growing good after 1 year from starting.  They were very slow taking root, but they stayed green and finally started putting out new growth and then grew fairly fast.  The ones I rooted, I cut to about 4 inches long, removed the leaves except the top 2 and pushed them down in the potting soil except for about 1 inch.  I may have dipped them in Root Boost powder, I don't remember.  I started in the fall and it was the next Spring before they started to put on growth.  The technique was explained to me by the man who gave me the cuttings and it worked for me.

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Chapman Views: 53,174
 
Some people on here accuse people who comment here of being fig sellers whose business is being hurt by James.  It is hurting other sellers, especially honest ones who ship out orders when they say they will.  I imagine some who have cancelled orders with James will avoid buying from other internet sellers in the future to avoid getting burned again.   So yes, it is hurting other people who sell figs.

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Chapman Views: 53,174
 
Thaifig, thank you for laying out the facts in your previous posts.  People try to silence you, but they can't argue with the facts, they have to attack the messenger.

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Chapman Views: 53,174
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mizuyari
Hello waynea and everyone concerned,

It seems that "Unrealistic Expectations" and "Poor Planning" are keywords. I am very sorry that I have no understanding on James. I apologize for stirring up this thread.



There is no need to apologize for expecting delivery on something you have paid for.

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Chapman Views: 53,174
 
James's Youtube channel

Subject: OT: I Need Advice on Transplanting a 20ft Grape Root(Pics) Replies: 15
Posted By: Chapman Views: 346
 
This is a site on starting grape cuttings I found a while back.  Good luck
http://www.eccevines.com/growing-grapes-from-cuttings.html

Subject: OT: I Need Advice on Transplanting a 20ft Grape Root(Pics) Replies: 15
Posted By: Chapman Views: 346
 
I don't think you can get new plants from the roots pieces.  I would cut the trunk down to about 1to1 1/2  foot and trim the roots back to what can fit in the hole.  I would not coil the roots in the hole.

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Chapman Views: 53,174
 
The people who google search "fig cuttings for sale" get James website as the first result.  When they click on it they see "Fall 2017 Fig trees for sale."  There is no information on the website telling someone that the 2016 trees have never been shipped.

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Chapman Views: 53,174
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shecta
I don't get the excitement, aren't these due to ship in the fall of 2017?  And go check his website to see what he says about how he survived the freeze...

These are 2016 trees that originally were to be shipped out spring/summer of 2016.
http://www.figcuttings.com/2015/12/7-fig-trees-for-springsummer-2016.html

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Chapman Views: 53,174
 
I wouldn't call it negative, I'd call it presenting the facts honestly.

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Chapman Views: 53,174
 
This is the post I am referring to on James website.
http://www.figcuttings.com/

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Chapman Views: 53,174
 
James, are you going to add this part of your update to FigCuttings.com ?  I think the people who bought from your website that don't use this forum need to know this too.

I wanted to point out a few varieties that I'm furthest behind on.  If you have a chance to get these varieties from elsewhere, you may want to do so, because I might not have them ready for you until the Fall.  I intend to buy a lot of cuttings from Harvey to help fill the gaps on my own production line, and because of that wildcard it's hard for me to say when certain varieties will and won't be ready.  But given how far behind I am on these varieties and how pricey some of them are, it's likely that I won't be able to make up enough ground during Harvey's sale to get these to you this spring.

I-258
Figo Preto
NdA/HdA (I have lost dozens of these--strong tops but no or weak roots)
Maltese Beauty
Bass' Favorite
There may be others but those are the ones that are the biggest problem.

There are also some varieties that are growing and reproducing well, but that are behind pace due to sheer quantity:  Black Madeira, Ponte Tresa, and Galicia Negra are the main ones that spring to mind.

**********

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Chapman Views: 53,174
 
If you go to James website this post is still in the archive.  A person would assume that he was sold out for 2016 and delivered in spring/summer, when in reality, no one received their trees.
http://www.figcuttings.com/p/fig-trees-for-sale.html
 
 
 

2016 Fig Trees For Sale

 
Order your fig trees now for spring/summer 2016 delivery! 

All trees below are specially priced at $7 each.  They will be around 6-12" tall when shipped, and will be sent via USPS 2-day Priority Mail to minimize transit time.  The anticipated shipping date is July 1st, but will depend on demand and how quickly all of the varieties can be propagated.  Here are the shipping rates:

# of trees     Shipping
    1-3               $15
    4-6               $25
    7-16             $45
    17-25           $70
    25-50*          $140

*Max 50 trees per order.  To get more than 50 trees, please place multiple orders.

We can ship anywhere in the continental US (California included), but cannot ship to Canada or other international locations.  Some western states require bare-root shipping, so if you're in one of those states (CA, AZ, OR, WA), you may want to request a delayed delivery to avoid shipping during the peak heat of the season.  If so, just tell us when you would rather receive shipment by typing a note into the appropriate box when you're checking out, and we'll ship it at the later time that you request.  The roots of those trees will be packed with moist material and the leaves sprayed with an antitranspirant.

Sold out varieties can be ordered for early 2017 delivery on our "2017 Fig Trees for Sale" page. Please place separate orders if ordering trees for both 2016 and 2017 (i.e. all 2016 trees on one order, all 2017 trees on a different order), since they won't ship together.


VarietyPriceShip DateAdd to Cart
146-36 (Emerald Strawberry)$7Summer 2016*sold out
Aaron's Burbank & Vineland$7Summer 2016*sold out
Aaron's Violette Dauphin$7Summer 2016*sold out
Abebereira$7Summer 2016*sold out
Abruzzi Unk$7Summer 2016*sold out
Acciano$7Summer 2016*sold out
Afghan A$7Summer 2016*sold out
Alma$7Summer 2016*sold out
Atreano$7Summer 2016*sold out
Atreano FN$7Summer 2016*sold out
Atreano Gold$7Summer 2016*sold out
Baskinta Brown$7Summer 2016*sold out
Battaglia Green$7Summer 2016*sold out
Bayernfeige Violetta$7Summer 2016*sold out
Beale FN$7Summer 2016*sold out
Beall$7Summer 2016*sold out
Black Bethlehem$7Summer 2016*sold out
Black Jack$7Summer 2016*sold out
Black Madeira$7Summer 2016*sold out
Black Mission$7Summer 2016*sold out
Black Mission NL$7Summer 2016*sold out
Bourjasotte Gris$7Summer 2016*sold out
Brooklyn White$7Summer 2016*sold out
Brunswick$7Summer 2016*sold out
Bryant Dark$7Summer 2016*sold out
California Brown Turkey$7Summer 2016*sold out
Carne Don Celia$7Summer 2016*sold out
Caucasus 3$7Summer 2016*sold out
Cigar$7Summer 2016*sold out
Col de Dame Blanc$7Summer 2016*sold out
Col de Dame Grise$7Summer 2016*sold out
Col de Dame Noir$7Summer 2016*sold out
Conadria$7Summer 2016*sold out
Coragio$7Summer 2016*sold out
Deanna$7Summer 2016*sold out
Desert King$7Summer 2016*sold out
Dottato$7Summer 2016*sold out
Double Header$7Summer 2016*sold out
Dr. Gowaty$7Summer 2016*sold out
Dr. Monticello's$7Summer 2016*sold out
Encanto$7Summer 2016*sold out
Excel$7Summer 2016*sold out
Figo Branca$7Summer 2016*sold out
Figo Preto (Fico Preto)$7Summer 2016*sold out
Flanders$7Summer 2016*sold out
Florea$7Summer 2016*sold out
Galbun$7Summer 2016*sold out
Garnsey White Seedless$7Summer 2016*sold out
Giant Amber$7Summer 2016*sold out
Gino's Black$7Summer 2016*sold out
Hadoulis F Kos (gold)$7Summer 2016*sold out
Hadoulis F White$7Summer 2016*sold out
Haikel Lebanese$7Summer 2016*sold out
Hardy Chicago$7Summer 2016*sold out
Hollier$7Summer 2016*sold out
Hunt$7Summer 2016*sold out
I-258$7Summer 2016*sold out
Igo$7Summer 2016*sold out
Improved Celeste$7Summer 2016*sold out
Italian Honey$7Summer 2016*sold out
JH Adriatic$7Summer 2016*sold out
Jurupa$7Summer 2016*sold out
Kadota$7Summer 2016*sold out
Kathleen's Black$7Summer 2016*sold out
Kure Beach$7Summer 2016*sold out
Latarolla$7Summer 2016*sold out
Lattarula$7Summer 2016*sold out
Lebanese Red (Bass)$7Summer 2016*sold out
Lebanese unknown PJ$7Summer 2016*sold out
Longue d'Aout$7Summer 2016*sold out
LSU Brandy$7Summer 2016*sold out
LSU Gold$7Summer 2016*sold out
LSU Purple$7Summer 2016*sold out
LSU Scott's Black$7Summer 2016*sold out
LSU Tiger$7Summer 2016*sold out
Macool$7Summer 2016*sold out
Malta Black$7Summer 2016*sold out
Maltese Beauty$7Summer 2016*sold out
Maltese Falcon$7Summer 2016*sold out
Mare de Deu$7Summer 2016*sold out
Marseilles Black VS$7Summer 2016*sold out
Mary Lane Seedless$7Summer 2016*sold out
Mission$7Summer 2016*sold out
Molla Vermella$7Summer 2016*sold out
Native de Argentile$7Summer 2016*sold out
Negra D'agde$7Summer 2016*sold out
Negronne$7Summer 2016*sold out
Nero 600m$7Summer 2016*sold out
Niagara Black$7Summer 2016*sold out
Noire de Caromb$7Summer 2016*sold out
Nordland$7Summer 2016*sold out
Olympian$7Summer 2016*sold out
O'Rourke$7Summer 2016*sold out
Osborn Prolific E.L.$7Summer 2016*sold out
Panache$7Summer 2016*sold out
Paradiso Bronze$7Summer 2016*sold out
Peter’s Honey$7Summer 2016*sold out
Petite Aubique$7Summer 2016*sold out
Petite Negri$7Summer 2016*sold out
Red Sicilian$7Summer 2016*sold out
Rob's Genovese Nero Not$7Summer 2016*sold out
Ronde de Bordeaux$7Summer 2016*sold out
Salce$7Summer 2016*sold out
Salem Dark$7Summer 2016*sold out
Sal's Gene$7Summer 2016*sold out
Sicilian Black$7Summer 2016*sold out
Sicilian Black Italian GM$7Summer 2016*sold out
Sicilian Red (Palermo Red)$7Summer 2016*sold out
Smith$7Summer 2016*sold out
Socorro Black$7Summer 2016*sold out
Sorrento Unk$7Summer 2016*sold out
St. Rita$7Summer 2016*sold out
Stella$7Summer 2016*sold out
Strawberry Verte$7Summer 2016*sold out
Sucrette$7Summer 2016*sold out
Sultane$7Summer 2016*sold out
Sweet George$7Summer 2016*sold out
Takoma Violet$7Summer 2016*sold out
Tena$7Summer 2016*sold out
Texas BA-1$7Summer 2016*sold out
Texas Everbearing$7Summer 2016*sold out
Unknown Attilio Purple$7Summer 2016*sold out
Valle Negra$7Summer 2016*sold out
Verdal Longue$7Summer 2016*sold out
Violette de Bordeaux$7Summer 2016*sold out
Violette de Sollies$7Summer 2016*sold out
Vista$7Summer 2016*sold out
White Marseilles$7Summer 2016*sold out
White Texas Everbearing$7Summer 2016*sold out
White Triana$7Summer 2016*sold out

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Chapman Views: 53,174
 
Doug, I've also compared this to chickens.  It would be like a guy selling a couple thousand baby chicks starting out with 10 hens and a rooster.

Subject: ISO Bulk Rice hulls Replies: 13
Posted By: Chapman Views: 243
 
I think most of the rice hulls in this area are contracted to companies making potting soil and a lot are hauled to Agrilectric
in Lake Charles. La to be burned to make electricity.

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Chapman Views: 53,174
 
Anyone can start reading from Greenfin's original post on this thread all the way to his last one and see that he has not come through with anything he has stated, from delivery dates to posting weekly updates.

Subject: Introduction Replies: 12
Posted By: Chapman Views: 324
 
Welcome to the forum.

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Chapman Views: 53,174
 
I'm afraid that this epic cold is going to wipe out a lot of his tress.  Really guys, this does not look good.

Subject: Zone 7B Replies: 10
Posted By: Chapman Views: 206
 
Everything I have read about Black Mission fig says it is not very cold hardy.  This article recommends for Texas to plant in the south part of the state, which would be zone 9.
http://www.texasgardener.com/pastissues/marapr08/Figs.html

Subject: OT---Florida Grove/Bird Pepper EDIT-picture added Replies: 9
Posted By: Chapman Views: 227
 
  I did a search for Grove pepper and it is different than the tepin pepper.  I've been growing the tepin pepper a few years.

Subject: OT---Florida Grove/Bird Pepper EDIT-picture added Replies: 9
Posted By: Chapman Views: 227
 
  Are you talking about tepin peppers, which are also called bird peppers?

Subject: Celeste vs. Improved Celeste Replies: 22
Posted By: Chapman Views: 797
 
Those are some nice looking trees.  I have a couple Celeste's around that age that are also excellent producers.

Subject: Celeste vs. Improved Celeste Replies: 22
Posted By: Chapman Views: 797
 
Danny, I don't know how the Improved Celeste got named, I'd guess someone started calling it that since it was an un-named fig from  LSU that was a Celeste cross.  My Improved Celeste is definitely a different variety from my O'Rourke that came from  the LSU orchard. My Improved Celeste came from a nursery in Abbeville La that has been growing and propagating it since before LSU released O'Rourke officially. I also have a heirloom Celeste that has been in my family for many years.  It has been very productive for me and is the main fig I propagate to sell trees.

Subject: Celeste vs. Improved Celeste Replies: 22
Posted By: Chapman Views: 797
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoelG_123
So from paully22  what I'm hearing is that this tree performs differently in different area's. Do you know who improved these tree's and how? Is the improved celeste from the same tree genetically (mother tree) or is it like the old time radio show- "Only the Shadow knows".  I don't get it though, why would a respectable nursery in California sell figs that drop? Mine is not old enough for me to have seen this behavior. Or maybe it doesn't happen in warmer climates. I have only eaten one fig from it. Maybe I should give this one away and buy the 'Improved'?  Does anyone on this forum live in Southern California, and have the standard variety? BTW I called Dave Wilson nursery and the only answer they gave was that it came from UC Riverside collection before they shut down their operations- they didn't even know if it was improved or not.  Keep your thoughts and knowledge coming, I don't this has been explored enough. I would like more information if it is available. Thanks.


The Improved Celeste was a result of the cross by LSU of a Celeste and a C1 (a capri fig from California).  The trees that were grown from the  cross later became known as O'Rourke, Champagne and Tiger.   Before they were officially named by LSU, they were referred to as Improved Celeste, Golden Celeste and Giant Celeste by people in the nursery trade.  This link explains some the information.

http://www.lsu.edu/departments/horticulture/new_figs.pdf

Subject: OT-Ever wonder what our members look like? Replies: 336
Posted By: Chapman Views: 23,382
 
Nice buck Tony.

Subject: The mythical Tennessee Mountain Fig Replies: 21
Posted By: Chapman Views: 715
 
This is a thread I started in 2011 about my Celeste.
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/is-this-a-celeste-5399988?pid=1269431181

Subject: My first fig! Big smile today! Replies: 18
Posted By: Chapman Views: 347
 
Very nice, congrats.

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Chapman Views: 53,174
 
It looks like his plan to pre-sell trees before he even had the cuttings was a poor plan.  I hope it works out for the people who have paid all this money up front.

Subject: Buying eBay Figs Replies: 15
Posted By: Chapman Views: 398
 
In my opinion, a fig grower has a responsibility to sell a plant that has a high chance of surviving shipping and growing for the buyer, especially a high priced variety.  To me, buying a tender young plant this time of year and getting it shipped is pretty risky.  I guess it is a case of buyer beware.

Subject: 30ft + tall heirloom Celeste Replies: 37
Posted By: Chapman Views: 973
 
That's a really nice tree.  I guess it has been lucky with the hurricanes. 

Subject: When/how to determine Celeste fruit ready to harvest? Replies: 12
Posted By: Chapman Views: 315
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smyfigs

Oh my gosh, Chapman! very nice looking figs!

Thanks, I am a big fan of Celeste, been growing it for many years.

Subject: When/how to determine Celeste fruit ready to harvest? Replies: 12
Posted By: Chapman Views: 315
 
Some ripe celeste figs

 

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