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Subject: Some nice Fig videos i found.. Replies: 1
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Interesting videos, thanks for posting.

Subject: My fig trees Replies: 12
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Nice looking trees and figs.  Welcome to the forum.  I had to look up Moscow Tennessee on a map.

Subject: Chattanooga Farmers Market.... Replies: 1
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Sounds good.  I've been to the big farmers market in Nashville and that was something to see.

Subject: Fig of the Day - Celeste 08-16-2013 Replies: 45
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It seems to me that Celeste is one of the underrated figs. My Celeste is from an heirloom tree on my Great grandparents place.  They moved to Louisiana from Kentucky around 1920.  I would like to know if they brought the tree with them or got it after they moved here.  There is no one left that could tell me.  This is some of my Celeste http://imageshack.us/a/img812/8572/2qrq.jpg[/CODE]
These are some I dried.
http://imageshack.us/a/img43/9633/009tix.jpg[/CODE]

Subject: ancient fig? Replies: 33
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Welcome to the forum.  I found this article a while back and it has some good info.
http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ww0501.htm

Subject: War on bird starts Replies: 19
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You could try making a scarecrow that you can move around your tree.  I made a simple one from  tomato stakes with one of my shirts,cap and pair of jeans.  The owl decoy will only work a short time until the birds get used to it and ignore it.  Around here I only have problems with mockingbirds damaging my figs.  I think the only sure thing is some kind of netting over your figs.  Good luck.

Subject: Louisiana Celeste Grande' Replies: 5
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That's a big one.  I wonder how old it is?

Subject: Leaf hoppers Replies: 9
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I've found they are easier to kill by pinching in the morning before it gets hot.

Subject: Sold figs Replies: 16
Posted By: Chapman Views: 826
 
That sounds like a really good price for your figs.  I don't think they would bring that much in my area since so many people have fig trees.

Subject: Celeste Fig trees Huge Replies: 9
Posted By: Chapman Views: 716
 
Looks like prime time fig picking. 

Subject: LSU FIG FIELD DAY!!!!!!! Replies: 53
Posted By: Chapman Views: 5,655
 





Here are a few pictures.  It was very informative and I met several forum members.  It looked like about 75 people in attendance.  The trees were in rows with each variety marked.  Dr Johnson talked and answered a lot of questions.



Subject: LSU Fig field day..... Replies: 43
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  I'm planning on being there.  Looking forward to meeting some forum members.

Subject: Hose recommendations Replies: 15
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,102
 
I like the Sears all rubber hoses.  They have stainless steel fittings and a lifetime warranty.  They put them on sale fairly often.

Subject: Mulch question Replies: 7
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It's good as long as you let the grass dry before putting it around your tree.  Also, don't use any clippings that have been treated with weed and feed or insecticides.

Subject: Name that bug... Replies: 9
Posted By: Chapman Views: 583
 
Looks like a leafhopper. I kill a lot of them with my fingers.  Put your thumb on the side of him and smash him with your index finger when he moves around the branch.  They like to get on my eggplant .

Subject: White Triana, Hollier, IC, O'Rourke hardiness? Replies: 16
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,452
 
The thing is, different areas of Louisiana pronounce Cajun names differently such as Duhon, Trahan, Vincent and Guilliot.

Subject: What is Sweet Alabama Fig? Replies: 2
Posted By: Chapman Views: 483
 
If they call it a sweet fig it is probably a Celeste which is also know as Sugar fig.  They look like some pretty nice trees.

Subject: OT - Growing Pineapples Replies: 31
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,744
 
I grew one from a top of one from the store.  After about a year and a half it made a pineapple.  It was riper than any I had ever eaten and was very sweet.  They have real sharp pointed leaves that you wouldn't want small kid near.  I'm glad I grew one but I don't think it was really worth the trouble of doing it again.

Subject: ok, never seen this before. Replies: 41
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,445
 
What kind of fertilizer did you use?  Maybe the fertilizer was too strong and burned your tree.

Subject: I hope this is not too off topic Replies: 19
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,092
 
Martino, have you had good results with grafting several varieties to one tree?

Subject: I hope this is not too off topic Replies: 19
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,092
 
This is one of my inground trees.  It's grown a lot bigger since this picture.

Subject: spray water before frost to prevent damage? Replies: 8
Posted By: Chapman Views: 737
 
I've heard that having the soil moist instead of dry around a tree helps protect against freeze damage.

Subject: I may plant Basil in some of my fig pots... Replies: 9
Posted By: Chapman Views: 733
 
My  sweet basil plants I put in containers get pretty big and take up a lot of water.  I agree with Elin, best to keep them in separate pots.

Subject: Article on fig cuttings Replies: 6
Posted By: Chapman Views: 633
 
Glad you found it helpful javajunkie.

Subject: Article on fig cuttings Replies: 6
Posted By: Chapman Views: 633
 
There is also earlier post when he took the cuttings on December 13.
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fruit-nut/2012/12/13/fig-propagation/

Subject: Article on fig cuttings Replies: 6
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http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fruit-nut/2013/04/04/fig-cuttings-growing-a-follow-up/

Subject: Long fruit mulberry and Taiwan fruit mulberry Replies: 14
Posted By: Chapman Views: 2,901
 
Thanks for the answer.  I bought my trees at the annual NRCS seedling sale last year.  They sell different bareroot seedlings for $2 each.  Last year I bought 2 mulberry, 2 native persimmon and 2 native plum.

Subject: Long fruit mulberry and Taiwan fruit mulberry Replies: 14
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Strudledog, so if I have a female tree will I still need a male tree for pollination?

Subject: Long fruit mulberry and Taiwan fruit mulberry Replies: 14
Posted By: Chapman Views: 2,901
 
Do any of you grow the native mulberry?  I have a couple young trees that I got as seedlings.  I don't expect they will bear as well as the improved varieties, but I am going to give them a try.

Subject: Some thoughts/info on potting mixes Replies: 34
Posted By: Chapman Views: 2,843
 
DWD2, the stabilized rice bran is not the hulls.  The hulls are the outer shell which is removed and separated from the rice grain.  The bran is the outer layer of the rice after the hull is removed.  The rice bran contains oils which cause it to go rancid and when it is stabilized the oil is removed which gives it a longer shelf life. 

Subject: A Lot Can Be Learned from Other Propagation forums Replies: 5
Posted By: Chapman Views: 770
 
That's good to know.  I would like to try rooting grapes and maybe some blueberries.

Subject: A Lot Can Be Learned from Other Propagation forums Replies: 5
Posted By: Chapman Views: 770
 
Would you say that the techniques for propagating grapes and figs are pretty similar?

Subject: Help pls- what does this mean? Replies: 7
Posted By: Chapman Views: 743
 
I think what they mean is they want and Improved Celeste tree, not an O'Rourke.  Some places sell an O'Rourke as the same tree as an Improved Celeste.  Other people say no, they are 2 different trees, Improved Celeste and O'Rourke. 

Subject: Help pls- what does this mean? Replies: 7
Posted By: Chapman Views: 743
 
From what I understand, some places sell O'Rourke as the same as an Improved Celeste. Others say they are 2 separate varieties, not the same tree.  I think that is what they mean when they say that.

Subject: FREEBIE ALERT w/pictures now Replies: 12
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,230
 
This is some kale and chard I grew in tubs.
http://imageshack.us/a/img600/9661/img0530ct.jpg

Subject: FREEBIE ALERT w/pictures now Replies: 12
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,230
 
I grow a lot of vegetables in those big tubs.  I checked one for the volume and it held 25 gallons of water.

Subject: OT - FEEDING CALVES COW BLOOD IS LEGAL ? Replies: 20
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,553
 
Thanks WillsC for your post.  I am a  long time cattle producer myself and am tired of hearing all the disinformation put out against the evil people who raise cattle.

Subject: Ammonia !!! Replies: 18
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,064
 
I wonder why the Shake and Feed is not to be used on container plants?  It is 10-10-10  with 20% sulfur.   Is the sulfur content too high for container plants?

Subject: Birds eating figs? Replies: 31
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I try to stay ahead of the birds.  I start picking figs as soon as they start ripening and don't let the birds get used to feasting on the figs.  One year I built a scarecrow with a shirt,cap and pair of blue jeans.  I would lean in against the tree and move it around the tree daily.

Subject: BEWARE...Wrong Fertilizer Formulas Replies: 28
Posted By: Chapman Views: 2,293
 
The 9-3-6 is not too much nitrogen unless you put too much around the plant.  If you put the right amount it will do fine.

Subject: Off Topic - Overwintering Peppers Replies: 2
Posted By: Chapman Views: 465
 
I have some Tepin peppers in pots that I have overwintered for 3 winters.

Subject: Luther Burbank Fig (?) Replies: 30
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,618
 
On the Wiki page for Luther Burbank it lists the different plants he developed and it shows 2 figs.

Subject: How Old Am I ? Replies: 79
Posted By: Chapman Views: 3,518
 
I'll guess 5 years old.

Subject: Question about shipping a bare root fig tree Replies: 12
Posted By: Chapman Views: 826
 
Thanks again for the help.  The tree is in a 2 gallon pot.

Subject: Question about shipping a bare root fig tree Replies: 12
Posted By: Chapman Views: 826
 
Thanks for all the replies and information.

Subject: Question about shipping a bare root fig tree Replies: 12
Posted By: Chapman Views: 826
 
I was going to ship a bare root tree to a friend and wonder if anyone could give tips on the best way to pack the tree for shipping.  I've seen trees that had some kind of gel around the roots to hold moisture. Has anyone used that gel when shipping trees?  I was planning to put some moist sphagnum moss around the roots and wrap them in plastic.

Subject: Grafting Pictures Replies: 25
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,435
 
Saxonfig, I am about 75 miles from Durio Nursery. I'd like to visit there sometime and maybe get some other varieties, maybe a Smith Fig.  I'm mainly growing Celeste from a tree that grew on my  Great Grandparents place here in Louisiana.

Subject: Grafting Pictures Replies: 25
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,435
 
Thanks for explaining that. 

Subject: Grafting Pictures Replies: 25
Posted By: Chapman Views: 1,435
 
Those are nice pictures.  Do you wrap the graft with anything besides the plastic tape?  Also, do you use any grafting wax?

Subject: Hunt fig Replies: 9
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That's an interesting article.

 

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