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Subject: Hello from Texas Replies: 30
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Welcome to the forum. 

Subject: OT - Fall in the Carolinas! Replies: 16
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Really pretty pictures.

Subject: Anybody growing Ischia Green? Replies: 93
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Tylerj, I bought my tree at Walmart in 2012.

Subject: Anybody growing Ischia Green? Replies: 93
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This is from my tree labeled Ischia.  Would this be a White Ischia?

Subject: New Fig Grower in SE Oklahoma Replies: 10
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Welcome to the forum.  Your young trees look good.

Subject: O'Rourke Imposter,What happen to it yesterday! Replies: 9
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Picture I posted in 2013 from the LSU fig day.

Subject: O'Rourke Imposter,What happen to it yesterday! Replies: 9
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   My O'Rourke has the 3 lobed leaves and I started it from a cutting I got at the LSU orchard in 2013.

Subject: Figs and More Updates - LOTS of Pics Replies: 10
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Very nice looking plants.  From what I've read, the Oriental persimmons must be grafted to native persimmon root stock to avoid root rot which the Oriental ones are very susceptible to.  I've been planting native persimmon seeds and grafting them with Oriental persimmons with some success.

Subject: average cutting growth Replies: 14
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They look very healthy with a good growth rate. 

Subject: LSU Fig Day 2015 is on!! Saturday July 11 from 9 -12 Replies: 60
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It was a real nice time and I am glad I got to meet and talk with a lot of forum members.  I'm sorry I didn't get to see the Frankenfig, but I needed to get on back home.



Subject: Using Tinsel to Protect Figs from Birds Replies: 39
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Welcome to the forum rivergirl.  I don't think the foil would hurt the tree.  I bought a roll of this tape to use on my 2 blueberry bushes. 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bird-Repellent-Crow-Deer-Scare-Away-Flash-Tape-Farmland-Deterrent-100M-330FT-Red-/331410366665?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d2998e0c9

Subject: OT- prayer request Replies: 73
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Prayers sent for strength during this time.

Subject: Louisiana Fig Orchard Part One the start Replies: 11
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Good luck with your orchard.  Do you know of any fig trees that survived after Rita and Ike?  A man from down there told me a lady in Grand Chenier  had a tree that survived.

Subject: LSU Fig Day 2015 is on!! Saturday July 11 from 9 -12 Replies: 60
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I hope they can do the field day.  I am looking forward to going and meeting fellow fig growers.

Subject: New introductions to forum Replies: 14
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Welcome Joe, did you have any trees that survived Rita and Ike in Cameron?

Subject: TUFF LUV fig forest. Replies: 11
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I am afraid you are going to have a serious overcrowding problem with that spacing.  Good luck.

Subject: rice hulls to combat fungus gnats Replies: 2
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This link has a lot of info on using rice hulls.
http://www.riceland.com/pages/rice-hull-products/

Subject: Im back Replies: 14
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Welcome back.

Subject: i didn't mean to ignore everyone.. Replies: 41
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Hello Pete, hope things can continue to improve for you.

Subject: new find. pictures! !!! Replies: 8
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I call a tree a heirloom if it has a known history of being grown over a long period of time.  My Celeste trees originated from a cutting I took 25 years ago from an old tree that my Great-grandparents planted in the 1920's. I call it a Heirloom Celeste.

Subject: A risky move to save my rooted figs Replies: 11
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I think you have a chance of some of them surviving especially if they haven't leafed out yet.

Subject: ouch! gas line to greenhouse $$$ Replies: 8
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I talked to a man who looked into running a long gas line for a new water well.  The gas company told him if there was a leak along that line he would be responsible for the bill.  He chose to put in an electric well.

Subject: ouch! gas line to greenhouse $$$ Replies: 8
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Could you put a propane tank to supply the greenhouse?

Subject: dry farming Replies: 12
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I would imagine some rainy summers you will be able to skip watering completely.  We have summers like that here some years. Once your trees are established good you will probably get by with a good, deep watering every 2 weeks if it doesn't rain.  The key is a deep, slow watering.  Mulching around your trees will help too.

Subject: It's No Big Deal Or Anything, But... Replies: 50
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Congratulations.

Subject: Free! Huge Fig Tree / Bush! Replies: 13
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I would just take cuttings and start some new trees.  In a few years you will have a better tree than that one.

Subject: How to graft figs Replies: 8
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Good luck with your grafting.  This link is for a pamphlet from the Univ. of Florida.  I ordered one and have used the info to graft a few persimmon trees.  It has quite a bit of information.
http://ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu/p-169-propagating-fruit-plants-in-florida.aspx

Subject: Pruning Existing Stubs Replies: 5
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If the stubs look like they are starting to rot I would go ahead and cut them back.  If they are healed up and look healthy I suppose it would be fine to leave them.  Are they putting out sprouts from the stubs?

Subject: Lsu thibodaux Replies: 32
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  Welcome to the forum and thank you for the information.

Subject: OT - Jujubes -- something else to try Replies: 48
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Figpig, if you go to this link and scroll down, it talks about Jujubs.  This man is growing them in Abbeville La. 
http://www.tandeecal.com/page3.htm

Subject: My battle with the big rat! Replies: 95
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You're going to get him.

Subject: My battle with the big rat! Replies: 95
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I would go with the big snap traps baited with peanut butter.  They also make the chunk baits that go in bait stations that keep any pets or other animals from getting poisoned.

Subject: Spray Insecticides Replies: 6
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I think the Raid would burn the young leaves.  Hopefully they will recover.

Subject: Dryed Figs Replies: 15
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I like to put a few in with my microwave oatmeal.

Subject: Bad experienece with member "fespo" Replies: 22
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,125
 
That's a bummer.  Sounds like he just wanted to rip you off.

Subject: Introduction Replies: 24
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Welcome to the forum.

Subject: Figs from Turkey Replies: 227
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Thank you for the information on the fig.

Subject: Figs from Turkey Replies: 227
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Welcome to the forum.  Can you identify this fig which is from a tree in Turkey?
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Subject: NC fig grower joining the fun Replies: 29
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Welcome to the forum.

Subject: Merry Christmas Replies: 21
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Merry Christmas to all.

Subject: Article About Dr. Ed O'Rourke | "The Fig Man On Campus" Replies: 15
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 James, I purchased his book but I was disappointed that he had very little to say about figs and no mention to the varieties he developed.

Subject: Cuttings - All done for now Replies: 53
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Thanks Frank.  The cuttings look good.  Thanks for going to the trouble to do this.

Subject: Very Touching Commerical... Replies: 11
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That's a good one.

Subject: OT my first ripe persimmon Replies: 60
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It looks like the Fuyu's I've seen.

Subject: OT my first ripe persimmon Replies: 60
Posted By: Chapman Views: 2,267
 
Looks good.  What's the variety?

Subject: Fig Upside Down Cake Replies: 9
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Looks really good.

Subject: OT: Chicken Sausage - Beak to Tail Replies: 9
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Sounds good.  Do you plan on smoking it?

Subject: Mega Celeste Replies: 18
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This thread says it is not a Celeste.  I don't get naming it Mega Celeste if it is not a Celeste.
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/mega-celeste-a-winner-2910067?pid=1283478286#post1283478286

Subject: Size of Figs: Fig Hunting again, but I am a little confused. Replies: 12
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As far as my Celestes, I think getting enough water while the figs are developing and proper fertility will produce larger figs.

Subject: dried celeste Replies: 7
Posted By: Chapman Views: 363
 
In my opinion Celeste is a really good fig.  Maybe not the best for drying, but I enjoy mine.  It is also my favorite  from the 10 or so varieties I have eaten fresh.

 

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