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Subject: When/how to determine Celeste fruit ready to harvest? Replies: 12
Posted By: Chapman Views: 315
 
When it feels soft when you squeeze, it is ready.

Subject: Why bother? Replies: 23
Posted By: Chapman Views: 561
 
Yeah, mockingbirds can do a number on a fig crop.  A couple years ago they seemed to want all my figs.  I don't mind sharing some, but it was ridiculous.  It hasn't been as bad the last couple years.

Subject: My Orchard 2016 Replies: 16
Posted By: Chapman Views: 538
 
Looks real good Doug.

Subject: 5-1-1 Lime and CRF quantities? Replies: 4
Posted By: Chapman Views: 206
 
This is the chart I use when adding Osmocote Pro.  I would add the amount needed to each container. 
  http://everris.us.com/sites/default/files/e901316_.pdf

Subject: First post. How do my trees look? Replies: 5
Posted By: Chapman Views: 142
 
Welcome to the forum.  Your trees look good.

Subject: Need Florida Fig Advice Replies: 32
Posted By: Chapman Views: 539
 
Rob, I wasn't talking about planting a potted tree.  I was talking about digging up a tree with a lot of tender growth and transplanting it.  With a potted tree it is not a big deal if you can keep it watered properly.

Subject: Introduction Replies: 8
Posted By: Chapman Views: 92
 
Welcome to the forum Kevin.

Subject: How many trees Replies: 12
Posted By: Chapman Views: 404
 
Myself, I would only put one tree in that size area.

Subject: Where have all the flowers gone? Replies: 32
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,053
 
Sometimes new members are not necessarily new to figs.  When I joined I had been growing figs for many years and had started trees from  cuttings about 15 years earlier.  I still have learned a lot about different varieties since joining.

Subject: Request for Fig Borer Advise Replies: 10
Posted By: Chapman Views: 345
 
 I'm not sure, but I would remove the pine bark around your tree.  The borers may have been in that bark and then got in your tree.  A man told me he had put a lot of wood chips around his fig tree and then his tree was killed by borers.

Subject: Animal control , lo cost Replies: 6
Posted By: Chapman Views: 335
 
Sounds good.  What is the part that moves with the air?  The plastic owls are pretty useless after a few days IMO.

Subject: Need Florida Fig Advice Replies: 32
Posted By: Chapman Views: 539
 
If you had transplanted it while it was dormant it would have been much better.  A tree that large is going to be really stressed to be moved with all that new growth.  Hopefully it will recover without too much die back, but it will be a slow process.

Subject: Intro - Another Texas Newbe Replies: 13
Posted By: Chapman Views: 256
 
Welcome to the forum Cliff.

Subject: Lost L S U Fig On Ebay Replies: 19
Posted By: Chapman Views: 521
 
 Documenting with pictures does not prove that the LSU Red is from the LSU program.  Saying it came from an "unnamed botanist" who received it from Dr O'Rourke does not prove it came from the LSU program.

Subject: SCORE!!! High Tunnel Greenhouse at Estate Sale Replies: 4
Posted By: Chapman Views: 221
 
Looks good.

Subject: I have a cutting problem.(Too many) and need advice Replies: 28
Posted By: Chapman Views: 622
 
You could do an auction for 1 or 2 of each of the ones you have 3 or 4 of and relieve yourself of a good many.  Good luck with them.

Subject: Alma fig Replies: 6
Posted By: Chapman Views: 412
 
This is from the Texas A&M web site-

Alma' is very frost
sensitive, especially as a young plant and is
most adapted when grown no more than 200
miles from the Gulf of Mexico. 'Alma' typically
produces little or no fruit in years following
severe freeze injury.

Subject: My baby passed ( split trunk) Replies: 18
Posted By: Chapman Views: 302
 
I assumed you were talking about a split due to a weak crotch causing it to split into 2 sections before you posted your picture.  As far as your problem, I would probably fill the crack with grafting wax and put a couple zip ties until it hopefully heals and then remove the zip ties.

Subject: My baby passed ( split trunk) Replies: 18
Posted By: Chapman Views: 302
 
It can survive splitting.  You can pull it back together and tape and brace it so it can't split again, or you can remove the less desirable section and keep the best portion of the tree.

Subject: Ischia figs at Walmart - should I get one? Replies: 11
Posted By: Chapman Views: 542
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tylerj
I bought one at a big box store in Florida a couple years ago labeled as Ischia Fig and it turned out to be something identical to White Marseilles.


I also purchased and Ischia fig from Walmart about 4 years ago that turned out to be a White Marseilles.  The pot showed it came from a Florida nursery.

Subject: Greetings and Celeste Fig question Replies: 10
Posted By: Chapman Views: 233
 
Is the first picture of how it looks now?  

Subject: Greetings and Celeste Fig question Replies: 10
Posted By: Chapman Views: 233
 
Welcome to the forum.  I don't have any advise on the freeze damage, but other members should be able to help you.

Subject: Help: how to force apical top to bud out in a cutting Replies: 12
Posted By: Chapman Views: 288
 
If you have good roots I would go ahead and pot it up.

Subject: Ithaca fig Replies: 7
Posted By: Chapman Views: 338
 
 Walmart sold a fig down here a few years ago labeled Ischia.  I believe it turned out to be a White Marseilles.

Subject: Ithaca fig Replies: 7
Posted By: Chapman Views: 338
 
Do you think maybe it is an Ischia?

Subject: OT: Soon-To-Be Ex-Wife Hacked My Lime Tree Replies: 13
Posted By: Chapman Views: 734
 
I would do like you said and paint the trunk and cut the stubs back properly.  I would not try cut back on the top.    The tree will survive and come back.  As far as your wife, I hope you  two can work things out.

Subject: Question: pruning apical bud Replies: 8
Posted By: Chapman Views: 187
 
I get good results from pruning  the top back before new growth starts in the Spring.  When the new growth starts I have several new buds pushing out along the trunk.

Subject: OT - Very painful injury Replies: 77
Posted By: Chapman Views: 868
 
Dennis, sorry to hear about your injury.  Hope you have a good recovery without a lot of pain.  Take care of yourself.

Subject: 5 year old fig tree that will not grow Replies: 11
Posted By: Chapman Views: 310
 
Keeping the grass away from it and fertilizing should give it a boost.

Subject: 5 year old fig tree that will not grow Replies: 11
Posted By: Chapman Views: 310
 
The pear tree should not be much of a problem.  I would remove the grass around the trunk for about 1 foot diameter and put a couple pounds of 8-8-8 in a circle around it.  Also, have you been damaging the trunk with a weedeater or lawn mower? 

Subject: Help ID great tasting unknown fig Replies: 20
Posted By: Chapman Views: 526
 
This is an old thread that states that the Mega Celeste is not a celeste or from the LSU program.
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/mega-celeste-a-winner-2910067?pid=1283478286#post1283478286

Subject: OT: Persimmons Replies: 119
Posted By: Chapman Views: 4,208
 
Charlie, I stratified my seeds for around 4 months in damp potting soil in ziplock in the frig. I planted the seed in the spring. I had good germination and most of them lived. I planted them in 4 inch deep cells and transplanted to 1 gallon pots. They grew 1 1/2 to 2 feet the first year.

Subject: Natural Dwarf Varieties? (for south!) Replies: 11
Posted By: Chapman Views: 323
 
This is a link to Texas fig growing.  As far a getting taller than a house, proper yearly pruning will keep them from getting out of hand.
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fruit-nut/files/2010/10/figs.pdf

Subject: Plant multiple rooted cuttings in a single hole? Replies: 5
Posted By: Chapman Views: 172
 
Myself, I wouldn't put more than 2 in a hole.  I think they will just end up being too crowded to develop properly.

Subject: Cuttings @ $3 ea + Shipping Replies: 22
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,434
 
Thanks Bill, got in your cuttings today.  They look real good.

Subject: Central Florida fig info please Replies: 5
Posted By: Chapman Views: 198
 
This is some  fig info from the University of Florida.
https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg214

Subject: Is lime required to plant fig tree in ground ? Replies: 41
Posted By: Chapman Views: 979
 
If it is accurate,it looks close to 7.0 which is good.  Did you take samples from several locations around your trees and mix them together to get a good overall sample?

Subject: New Texas member (Bandera County, Texas Replies: 26
Posted By: Chapman Views: 263
 
Welcome to the forum.  I also enjoy oranges and grapefruit, but I always get tired of eating grapefruit at some point  during the season.

Subject: Is lime required to plant fig tree in ground ? Replies: 41
Posted By: Chapman Views: 979
 
Richie, I have not checked the Ph of my soil for my inground trees.  I figure it is on the acidic side since that is how most of the soils are in this area.  I have been spreading some pelitized lime around them once a year for the last few years.  They grow good and produce good, so I don't think they are hurting for lime. I also fertilize my trees with what LSU recommends .  I do soil samples for my cow pastures and hay fields and put out lime and fertilizer according to the results.  I bring in the sample to the LSU ag center in my parish and they sent it off to the lab.

Subject: Is lime required to plant fig tree in ground ? Replies: 41
Posted By: Chapman Views: 979
 
If you can submit a soil sample through your state extension service it would be best. In Louisiana I think it is $5 to get the results on your soil from the lab.

Subject: Smith and TX BA-1 the same fig Replies: 16
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,163
 
Ok, no one wants to answer, that's cool.  I enjoyed his blog and commented on it several times.  I also bought cuttings from him on Ebay  one of the 2 times I know of that he sold them.

Subject: Smith and TX BA-1 the same fig Replies: 16
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,163
 
You guys that are posting links to Dan's Blog, are you able to access his site?  I used to be able to, but no longer can. 

Subject: Is lime required to plant fig tree in ground ? Replies: 41
Posted By: Chapman Views: 979
 
Richie, I would add the lime now and put the bone meal in the spring.

Subject: Is lime required to plant fig tree in ground ? Replies: 41
Posted By: Chapman Views: 979
 
This is from an LSU article. 
 Figs tolerate soil with a pH
ranging from 5.5 to 8.0. Growers who
have acidic soils should apply lime to
bring the soil pH up to the fig’s pre
ferred pH of 6.0 to 6.5.
 

Subject: Fresh cut plum cuttings from 46 year old tree for shipping Replies: 32
Posted By: Chapman Views: 416
 
LjFiggy, mullbery trees are easy to root from cuttings.  There are videos on Youtube  and I rooted several trees last year.  This is the one I watched to start mine. 

Subject: Prune main branch in favor of side? Replies: 6
Posted By: Chapman Views: 153
 
I think this may be the book you are looking for.   You can do a search for pruning.
https://archive.org/stream/kadotafigtreatis00clarrich#page/n7/mode/2up

Subject: Prune main branch in favor of side? Replies: 6
Posted By: Chapman Views: 153
 
I don't see any problem with pruning and letting the side branch grow as a main trunk.  A picture of the tree would be helpful.

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Chapman Views: 53,174
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frankallen
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chapman
I want to see what happens when barerooted young trees are shipped in 100+ degree temperatures in June and July.  I'm afraid a lot of them won't survive the shipping.


What a Prophet of Doom! So, don't order any!


Hey Frank, I've been called worse.  Merry Christmas.

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Chapman Views: 53,174
 
I want to see what happens when barerooted young trees are shipped in 100+ degree temperatures in June and July.  I'm afraid a lot of them won't survive the shipping.

Subject: Field planting cuttings without irrigation? Replies: 26
Posted By: Chapman Views: 396
 
I would water them when they need it, according to how much rain you get.  Young trees have shallow roots until they get established.   Also, how is the fertility where they are growing?  They may need to be fertilized.  If you neglect them you may end up with poor growing, stunted trees.

 

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