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Subject: barrels 35 gal Replies: 14
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Been using the 55 gallon drums (either cut in half or other sizes), for several years. They last about 5 years. Very good choice for large fig trees.

Navid.

Subject: Fig leaves discolored, why? Replies: 12
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FMV. Nutrient deficiency.

Subject: Unk. Yellow with Pink interior Replies: 50
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I don't think your question was inappropriate. Many ask about different sellers here on this forum,. If a seller have nothing to hide, shouldn't get upset! There was a reason he was banned from the forum.

Navid.

Subject: Fig trees for sale Replies: 19
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These 4 trees have to go as well. I will not take cuttings nor I will sell cuttings of these trees. All the branches (cuttings), will be pruned off for shipping, and will be placed in the box with the tree. These trees are 3-4 years old.

Coll de dama Rimada
Call de dama Roja
De la senyora


Navid.

Subject: Fig trees for sale Replies: 19
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Hi everybody:

Have decided to get rid of a few more trees. Also, three trees from the original posting are still available (MF, Beall and JH Adriatic). Email me with any questions that you might have.

Planera (MP)
Grise de saint Jean (Baud)
Bellone (Baud)
De La Reina (MP)

And, another extra LSU Scott's Black.

Navid.

Subject: Figs in compost socks Replies: 15
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Very interesting technique, Brant!. So many ways to propagate figs!

Navid.

Subject: Fig trees for sale Replies: 19
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,226
 
Mars55, yes. These trees are very large, but I can ship them. Would rather sell the tree at this time.

Navid.

Subject: Fig trees for sale Replies: 19
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I'm located in WV. All of these variants grow and ripen well in zone 7, except the CDDN. CDDN needs a long, hot summer. But, getting ripe fruits off of it in our cool climate is not impossible, just takes a bit of effort.

Navid.

Subject: Fig trees for sale Replies: 19
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Hi everyone,

Due to constant traveling and work, I will have to reduce the number of my trees. Some of the trees are in 30+ gallon containers. All have produced fruits and known to be true to variant. All have grown from cuttings and are over 3 years old.

Willing to ship the trees (due to large size of trees, they must be bare-rooted and pruned), buyer must cover the shipping fee.

Maltese Falcon (25 gallon)
Beall
Col de dama Noir
Black Greek (Navid's) my famous fig, originated from Greece.
Sultane
JH Adriatic
LSU Scotts Black
LSU O'Rourke
Green Ischea
Italian Black
Alma
Noire de Caromb
Abico
VDB


And few more that I can not recall at this time. All these trees have several feet of growth, each. Can propagate many trees out of their cuttings alone! 

For more information, please contact me via email.

Navid.


Subject: Which fig has red eye from the beginning? Replies: 8
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Answer to your question "Which fig has red eye from the beginning?"- A dark colored fig will have a red eye at early fruit stage/maturation.

Navid.

Subject: Peach tree just dropped a bunch of leaves????? Why? Replies: 7
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Have close to 30 peach trees and never seen such bad a leaf drop at this time of the year. One thing for sure- you need to developed a mulch ring around the tree. Can't grow a healthy peach when grass growing so close to the trunk!

Subject: My figs and garden pictures... finally :) Replies: 54
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Beautiful plants and flowers, Katerina.

Navid.

Subject: I just found out what killed my five year old tree! Replies: 14
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Make sure the planting hole, is 2-3 times wider than the size of root ball. And if planting in heavy soil, plant a few inches higher above ground. I've planted and transplanted many old trees, peaches and figs, never lost one. Here is a 14 years old fig that was planted in ground (was grown in a 50 gallon drum for many years), and doing well.

Navid.

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Subject: Potted figs breaking dormancy too early Replies: 3
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Those leaves will get sun scold and fall off. I would take them all out. Fish can handle temps in 30s.

Navid.

Subject: JFE for sale Replies: 9
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They have been for sale since last year. There was another posting months ago regarding the add. The brand name and long time customers are what's worth the buying the business. But, I would be interested knowing, why they are selling the nursery? Has the profit decreased in recent years or what? Some questions that I would ask if I was going to decide to purchase the business.

Navid.

Subject: How low can I prune? Replies: 37
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Prune it after it's done fruiting (sometimes latter in summer).

Navid.

Subject: Looking for Persimmon Hybrid Scion Replies: 9
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I do my grafts in March- early April, right before bud breaks. But with warm temps this early, I would graft sooner. tongue and whip and cleft grafts have yielded higher success rates, grafting Persimmons (at least for me).

Navid.

Subject: OT- Pomegranate Replies: 13
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POMs root easily during summer. No hormone or etc needed.

Navid.

Subject: Thanksgiving Replies: 28
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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Navid. 

Subject: Unknown Dark Greek Replies: 28
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All the promised cuttings were shipped out today. You all should get them in the 2-3 days.


Navid.

Subject: Snow is coming!!! Replies: 31
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No chance of snow here, but it was 42 degrees at 5am this morning. Just two days ago temps were in 80s and 90s, then we got a sudden cold front with several inches of rain.

Navid.

Subject: Promix Recommendations Replies: 21
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I've changed from using Promix BX to one below. Much more expensive than BX, but have had excellent results, especially with newly rooted cuttings or young plants.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009YTTD0G/ref=sxts1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477015093&sr=1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65

Navid.

Subject: i'm back.. sort of.. Replies: 42
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Can help you out with Paradiso Nursery's VDB.

Navid.


Subject: VDB: Violet de Bordeaux size? Replies: 7
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In my opinion, VDB is not a dwarf fig. It can get very large given the right climate. My oldest (16 years old) grown in a 40 gallon container and trained as a single trunk. It's 8 feet tall and multi branched on top. The younger one (5 years old) grown in ground and has a bush shape- dies to the ground each winter. But, puts on 5 feet of growth each season after being killed to the ground every winter. VDB will get large (if grown in ground in warm climate).

Navid.

Subject: Mushroom compost? Replies: 11
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Personally, I would not use it for cuttings. Keeps the medium too moist for prolonged time (causes rot). You can use it (20-40% in potted trees, along with potting mix and large perlite), and can top dress the in ground figs with it.

Navid.

Subject: Beyond my expectation- Napolitana Negra Replies: 15
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Hi Leon,

Excellent looking fig and photos. Hope you're doing well.

Best,
Navid.

Subject: Nutrient deficiency?? Replies: 23
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Steve, do you know what's your pH?

Navid.

Subject: LSU RED Replies: 13
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One excellent fig. Never splits in heavy rain.

Navid.

Subject: Unknown Dark Greek Replies: 28
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Thank you everyone for participation. I have recieved the majority of mailing addresses for the ones posted, except a few. I will be keeping my PM open till I get their addresses. Cuttings will go out by mid October when trees beginning to go dormant.
Matt got the tree. Others will be receiving cuttings of my choice from these variants:

Beall
Italian Black
VDB
Planera (MP)
Galicia Negra
Conadria
Bordissote Rossa (MP)
Sultane
Noire de Caromb
Alma
Albacor Comuna (MP)
LSU Scott's Black
CDDB

Navid.

Dominick, please send me an PM.

Subject: Unknown Dark Greek Replies: 28
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Great stories everyone. Very interesting to know how people got into growing figs. Keep it coming.

Matt got the tree. The next was Mario, he just wanted to share his story, so the three posters after Mario will receive the O'Rourke cuttings and the rest (poster #5, #6, #7 and so on) will receive free cuttings of my choice. Those who have posted can PM me.



Navid.

Subject: Free fig trees Replies: 21
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All trees have been spoken for. Have recieved many PMs.

Navid.

Subject: Free fig trees Replies: 21
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All will be shipped bare root at no charge. There are few more that I need to do another inventory, will post those varinats in a few weeks.

O'Rourke 3 gallon
LSU Scotts Black 1gallon
Maltese Falcon 2 gallon
O'Rourke 1 gallon

Navid.

Subject: Unknown Dark Greek Replies: 28
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Matt,

You got the tree. Will send you couple of CDDB cuttings as well. PM your mailing address.

Navid.

Subject: Unknown Dark Greek Replies: 28
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Seems like some members have questions regarding this varinat. Questions regarding: if it's a Mt Etna variant, how does it taste compared to other Mt Etna figs such as Hardy Chicago, Gino's Black and etc, how cold hardy it is and some back ground info on this figs.

This fig was originated from Greece and I came upon discovering it few years ago. Mother tree belonged to a father of my buddy who all, are Greeks. Father used to wrap the tree during winters. After the father passed away two years ago, his property was sold and the tree has been cut down by the new owners.

As for being a Mt Etna varinat- I don't know. Anyone can answer that question, go ahead and please do so. But, compared to Hardy Chicago and Gino's Black (I grow both), it's number one in taste and being much earlier than HC and GB. I'm not too great with describing tastes, but it has an extra rich flavor to it. I have grown and been growing some of the rarest and most expensive dark colored figs in past or in present, non have performed (productivity-main crop, taste, early main crop and ability to resist splitting), like this varinat. Friends in few European countries and many all over the States, been growing this varinat and have been very pleased with it.

This varinat only produces main crop figs (can and have produced two crops in Southern Italy) for me. Main crop ripens late July- early Aug. Will not split with excessive rain. Having grown many varinats in past and still growing many, for dark color figs, this is my number one choice. For light colored figs, a true O'Rourke will be my number one, along with LSU 5. Any of LSU figs are winners.

Cold Hardy- not sure. I grow my mother plant in a 40 gallon drum. The original tree that I took cuttings from, was winterized every year. The father didn't want to risk losing the tree. I share the same sentiment and do lot culture.

Some opinions of others:

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/unkown-dark-greek-2015-7748779?highlight=udg&pid=1289633521

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/navids-unknown-dark-greek-awesome-8246259?highlight=udg&pid=1293438024

I will be giving away a free rooted tree of UDG to a new member who has between 200-300 posts, and 3 sets of O'Rourke cuttings to 3 other members, who have 100 or more posts. First come first. Just write a short sentence on how you got involved with figs, and how many trees you are currently growing. Might send a free tree or two with the winners of the cuttings. I will be closing my PM by tomorrow evening at 8pm Eastern (Sep 30th).

Navid.




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Subject: Luv Fig aka Wolf Replies: 74
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Mario,

It's defiantly isn't Vista. Lol

Navid.

Subject: Ants Replies: 9
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Tanglefoot for ants. Make sure to wrap the trunk before application.

Navid.

Subject: Just tipping my hat to everyone ....... Replies: 5
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Hope you're doing well, Al.

Navid.

Subject: Is Anyone Growing Beall? Replies: 7
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9/10. Purple skin with yellow pulp color. Not too cold hardy.

Navid.

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Subject: ebay seller any info Replies: 13
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A+++ seller.

Navid.

Subject: Navid's Unknown form Turkey Replies: 19
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 349
 
Mario,

I prefer to add an "Unknown" to the name.

Navid.

Subject: Navid's Unknown form Turkey Replies: 19
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I grow my UDG mother tree, in a 40 gallon container. Depending on weather, main crop ripens late July into early Aug and continues to rippen till mid October.

Navid.

Subject: Navid's Unknown form Turkey Replies: 19
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Thanks Mario. Here are couple of pics from the UDG. Been my number one fig for several years.

Navid.

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Subject: Genovese Nero (AF) Main 2016 Replies: 23
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Beatiful fig, Leon. Excellent photos as usuall.

Navid.

Subject: Navid's Unknown form Turkey Replies: 19
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You are correct Mario. I sent you those cuttings. Had totally forgotten. Unfurtuanately, my own cuttings didn't root. They were from Antalya, Turkey.

Navid.

Subject: Navid's Unknown form Turkey Replies: 19
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 349
 
Hi Mario,

This Unknown is from Greece, not Turkey. Glad that you like this variant.

Navid.

Subject: Annual Wish List 2016-17 of 6 most desirable cuttings Replies: 54
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Akram, the 6th one on your list, would be a very hard-to-find fig :)

Navid.

Subject: Unknown Calderwood Replies: 8
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Hi Leon,

Your figs have rippen much sooner than mine. All the figs are still green.
This one does resemble the LSU Tiger. Excllent photos as usuall.

Navid.

Subject: Found rare black fig Replies: 58
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,273
 
This is a oblongated fig (not LSU Purple). In my experience, LSU Purple is not oblongated. Good find Dennis. All matters, if you like it or not.

Navid.

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Subject: Found rare black fig Replies: 58
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brianm

Isn't LSU purple more of an oblong shape?


Here is a bowl of LSU Purple. Not oblong.

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Subject: Found rare black fig Replies: 58
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,273
 
Lack of fruit's stem, leaf pattern (pic 4, leaves close to the ground), color and texture of fruit's interior- leads me to guess, it's a LSU Purple.

 

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