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Subject: OT: last few months of stress has caught up with me. Replies: 51
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Hope things continue to get better for you.

Subject: Hello! Replies: 17
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Charlie, welcome to the forum.

Subject: Question for Fig Historians... Replies: 8
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http://www.common-place.org/vol-11/no-03/bherman/
This is an interesting article that talks about early figs in the US.

Subject: OT: look at the size of these blackberries Replies: 34
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I used to grow Brazos blackberries developed by Texas A&M that were a little tart but great for making jelly.  Noss, the dewberries are the ones that grow in bush form and grow like vines and the blackberries make the thick canes and grow more upright.  I've picked loads of wild dewberries and if you don't have a real dry year they are great.

Subject: Any really good first year figs? Replies: 13
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The LSU Purple is one they say starts out tasting bland and improves to a very good tasting fig after 2 or 3 years.

Subject: OT Something for Sunday Replies: 7
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That's very nice work.  I agree, it looks better in the second picture.

Subject: Lucky delivery guy! Replies: 6
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Good story. Seems like more people are wanting to grow figs.

Subject: origin of Celeste Replies: 13
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Is Pine Prairie still big on catching speeders going through town?

Subject: origin of Celeste Replies: 13
Posted By: Chapman Views: 787
 
Welcome to the forum Jerry.  I've wondered the same thing about the Celeste fig.  Somehow it became the most popular fig in Louisiana.  I would guess that it was a good tasting, heavy producing fig that was good for making preserves that many folks depended on for food.

Subject: This guy really wants this tree Replies: 25
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That is a weird way of bidding on an item.

Subject: Tomato question on Fig Forum (if I may?) Replies: 14
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I'd cut the top off and hope for new leaves to sprout.  No guarantee of it surviving, but give it a try.

Subject: New Fig tree / didn't plant in time / leaves dried / fell off Replies: 8
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I would water it and place it in a shaded place and wait and see if it starts putting out new leaves.

Subject: eBay hacked Replies: 4
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I went ahead and changed mine today.  That's what they recommended.

Subject: Know When to Hold em... Does this apply to figs? Replies: 11
Posted By: Chapman Views: 558
 
I'm holding some and selling some.

Subject: OT - Air layer on English Walnut and Plum Trees Replies: 5
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I found this article with a search.  I don't know how well it works.
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/root-plum-tree-limb-51332.html

Subject: torrential rains in SE Replies: 29
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Darkman, hope things get better for you.  That was an amazing amount of rain.

Subject: OT: persimmon rooting Replies: 8
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From what I understand, the Oriental persimmons need to be grafted to the native persimmon.  I did a whip graft last year on a native persimmon and a Fuyu persimmon.  I got one of 2 attempts to take.  This year I bought some native persimmon seeds off ebay and am trying to sprout them.  I really like the Fuyu persimmon which is non-astringent and can be eaten when firm like an apple.

Subject: Splitting trees? Replies: 6
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I would not attempt to separate the trunks since they are so large.  You could cut off the 2nd trunk from the right since it looks like it is rubbing against the far right trunk and leave 3 trunks.  It's hard to tell about pruning more from the picture.

Subject: Hello Replies: 26
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Welcome to the forum.

Subject: Fertilizer question Replies: 25
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I think Osmocote is best for container trees because it fertilizes over a long period, and granular for inground trees.  I use the LSU guidelines for my inground trees.  Here is a chart with rates for the Osmocote I use.
http://everris.us.com/sites/default/files/e901316_.pdf

Subject: $2 Tomatoes/Peppers/Herbs at HD Replies: 5
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More info on Bonnie Plants
http://bonnieplants.com/our-story/

Subject: A good Bonsai Start, maybe Replies: 6
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That's a neat looking little tree.

Subject: $2 Tomatoes/Peppers/Herbs at HD Replies: 5
Posted By: Chapman Views: 452
 
Bonnie Plants are usually some nice looking plants.  They also have a good selection of heirloom tomatoes.

Subject: Straight to pot Replies: 15
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I go straight to 1 gallon trade pots.  It works good for me.  The time I used the cups, I lost quite a few good rooted cuttings when I transferred them.

Subject: OT Grafting plum, cherries and apricots Replies: 5
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When I started learning about grafting I went to several sites to learn more.  He is some I used.
http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/uj255.pdf
http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00067176/00001/1j
http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-1040/F-6204web.pdf
It seems no one site had all the information, some had better diagrams than others, but I got pretty good knowledge to attempt a few cleft and whip and tongue grafts.  I plan to try some budding in the future.

Subject: A tribute to Dr. O'Rourke and the Fig program at LSU Replies: 7
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Nice article.  I bought Dr O'Rourke's book that he wrote with the author of the article in the link.  I was hoping he would write about his fig breeding program at LSU, but he didn't have much to say about figs in the book.  He wrote some general information about figs, not mentioning any varieties he developed.  The book is titled Gardening in the Humid South.

Subject: Is there something wrong with my grafts? Replies: 15
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http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/hortcult/treeshru/clftgrft.htm
If you look at this link you can see as lampo stated, the correct alignment of the cambium layers.

Subject: Local Master Gardeners Plant Sale - Fig trees Replies: 4
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I would hope a good 2 year old tree would bring more than $10.  Do you think they were selling them too cheap?

Subject: Monticello fig Replies: 26
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After reading the description at Almost Eden I see that the fig came from Dr Sam Monticello's grandmother.  Dr Monticello was a veteranarian in Lake Charles La and taught at McNeese University where I attended.

Subject: Newbie :) Replies: 21
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My first fig tree was a rooted sprout my Grandfather dug up from  the base of his tree.  I planted it at my parents house.  That was about 40 years ago.  Putting up fig preserves was a yearly thing for my grandparents who had 4 big trees.

Subject: starting figs for sale? Replies: 25
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Around here they are pretty lenient on what people sell at farmers markets.  As long as no one complains, I think a lot of things get sold without proper permits and licenses.

Subject: What pH is your fig tree? Replies: 28
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This is an interesting article I found the other day about ph in containers.
http://www.rootmaker.com/docs/pHFactorContainersE.pdf

Subject: Which fig varieties were most commonly grown in Ft. Worth, Texas circa 1950? Replies: 9
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Palazzophoto, that is interesting about the origin of the Celeste trees.  They certainly spread through Louisiana to become the most popular fig tree.

Subject: Which fig varieties were most commonly grown in Ft. Worth, Texas circa 1950? Replies: 9
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Alma was released by Texas A&M in 1974 so that was later.  I've read about a Magnolia fig that was grown a lot in Texas back when they had canneries.

Subject: What are my odds of this working? Replies: 12
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I hope you good luck.  To me, I think Dr Johnson is describing the callusing process before potting them up.  I'd like to know how much roots he allows to form before potting.  This link describes one way of callusing cuttings before potting up.  http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fruit-nut/2012/12/13/fig-propagation/
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fruit-nut/2013/04/04/fig-cuttings-growing-a-follow-up/

Subject: what is Celeste? Replies: 14
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Some confusion for people is thinking Improved Celeste, Golden Celeste and Giant Celeste are types of Celeste.  They are all crosses and are only 1/2 Celeste. 

Subject: What are my odds of this working? Replies: 12
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It should work good.  I would not put 20 cuttings in a 5 gallon bucket, maybe 7.  I started about 20 in a 25 gallon container and transplanted them to 1 gallon pots when they started rooting.  The ones I dug up with no roots I potted them too and most of them rooted and grew.  I would not worry about root damage since they should recover and grow more roots. 

Subject: GRUB WORMS DEEP IN LAWN Replies: 13
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I have lots of June beetles and I don't know of any damage from the grubs to my fig trees. 

Subject: Festivus Green Ischia Cuttings Offer Replies: 44
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Thanks Frank, they look real good.

Subject: Tylt33's formal introduction! Replies: 28
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Your place looks really good.  Welcome to the forum.

Subject: Festivus Green Ischia Cuttings Offer Replies: 44
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Frank, thanks for the offer.  Paypal sent.

Subject: Do we really need another SIP tutorial?? Replies: 26
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Very nice presentation.  You said you used Shake n Feed.  According to the label it is for new and existing flower and vegetable garden beds,trees and shrubs.  I contacted Miracle Grow and asked them why not potted plants and they said use Osmocote for potted plants.  Can anyone give me a reason why Shake n Feed would not work for container plants?

Subject: 100% success for cuttings Replies: 23
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I've had good success  putting the cutting with roots directly into a pot that it can grow the whole season without having to repot in a larger pot.  It eliminates the chance of loosing a cutting when transferring them at an early age. I use mainly trade gallon pots for this.   For me I've also found rooting cuttings and potting them in the Spring when the inground fig trees are starting to bud out has worked good for me.

Subject: Off Topic - My son's Eagle Scout Court of Honor Replies: 22
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That's something to be proud of.  I'm an Eagle Scout from 1971.  Congratulations

Subject: Sharpening Tools Replies: 2
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I like a diamond sharpener.  They will sharpen something fast.

Subject: Cuttings: Tips vs. Sections ? Replies: 15
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It seems to me if the terminal bud is slower to bud out it would give the roots more time to get established and support the top growth.  I have had good success with terminal cuttings.

Subject: New member Replies: 25
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Welcome to the forum Norhayati.

Subject: New member Replies: 35
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Welcome to the forum Blake.

Subject: new member Replies: 20
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Welcome to the forum.  This is a radio garden show  I like to listen to when I can on KTRH 740 am from Houston.
http://www.ktrh.com/pages/gardenline2.html

Subject: Best way to kill a fig trunk? Replies: 34
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To kill it, cut it down and paint each cut stump right away with undiluted Roundup.  Wait until you can tell it is dead before you start digging it out to allow the chemical to travel to the roots and kill it completely.  If you get any new sprouts, cut them and treat the same way.

 

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