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Subject: Fool proof air layer idea Replies: 55
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Hi Leon,

Nice demonstrations. I've been using zip locks bags and one gallon containers for many years. Always interested learning new methods. Thank you.

Navid.

Subject: Bill's Figs Last Weekend Replies: 14
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Spoke to Will via phone years ago. He was extremely helpful and nice. One day will make the trip to attand his fig festival.



Navid.

Subject: 35 Degrees Overnight ... Uncovered Trees Safe? Replies: 9
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They'll be ok at 35 degrees. No need to worry.

Navid.

Subject: Figs at Birmingham Botanical Gardens Replies: 13
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oldoneeye,

Nice photos. Thank you for posting them. If you get a chance, make a trip to Petal FromThe Past in Jamison, AL (30 miles South of Birmingham) and visit their fig orchard as well. You'll be pleased.

Navid.

Subject: Heads up, gnats galore in Mg Moisture control soil Replies: 18
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Get a bag of Promix HP or BX and you will not having any issues with Gnats.

Navid.

Subject: Figs at Birmingham Botanical Gardens Replies: 13
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Back in 2011, I was told by a gardner at Botanical Gardens that they were Celeste, Alma, Black Mission, LSU Purple and few others that I do not remember. There are around 10-12 trees and all should have tags. When I was there last week, it was getting late and did not check the tags. Some of those trees are 15+ feet tall and wide.

Navid.

Subject: Figs at Birmingham Botanical Gardens Replies: 13
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If anyone is around or in Birmingham, AL, check out the fig trees there. They are locate on the right hand side of the greenhouse.

Navid.

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Subject: Luv Fig aka Wolf Replies: 74
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Slow grower but excellent tasting fruits. Came from Paolos few years ago.

Navid.


Subject: Rare Galicia Negra and others found at Wal-Mart Replies: 30
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Dennis,

Our WM had those varieties as well ;)

Navid.

Subject: OT: Peaches and Plums Replies: 21
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Figgygoose,

Seems like that mowing around the hives should be fine.

http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?237755-Mowing-Yard-With-A-Beehive-Present

Navid.

Subject: Best place to purchase potted fig trees Replies: 11
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Petals From The Past for LSU Purple. Sent them a VDB tree few years ago, don't know if they are selling VDB now or not. Call and ask them.

Navid.

Subject: Orourke or improved celeste day old questions you decide Replies: 18
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No problem Vasile. Only a few (3-4 variants) figs don't drop with execessive rain and etc here, and O'Rourke is one of those few. Maybe I can grow your IC and see how it does here.

Navid.

Subject: Orourke or improved celeste day old questions you decide Replies: 18
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 384
 
vasile,

Never get a col de dama from you. Trade was for a Nero 600 and it died (told you why in an email years ago). O'Rourke has never dropped fruits in my climate. Improved Celeste that I had from Edible Landscaping, did drop all the time and it was discarded 6-7 years ago. O'Rourke is one of the only few figs that does not drop, so don't know why it dropped its fruits in your climate.

Navid.

Subject: Orourke or improved celeste day old questions you decide Replies: 18
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 384
 
It's not O'Rourke. Here is the photo of O'Rourke's leaves and fruit.

Navid.

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Subject: OT root care for a pomegranate Replies: 8
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Pomegranates are much more aggressive rooters (when grown in containers) than figs. my oldest Pom tree would be root bound in one year grown in a 25g container.

Navid.

Subject: How do you get fig tree trunk to grow thicker? Replies: 15
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To obtain thicker trunk- prune branches heavy. Works with any trees not just figs.

Navid.

Subject: OT: Peaches and Plums Replies: 21
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Nick, I do not grow Apricots, but Peaches will usually began to produce on their 2nd and 3rd year. Plums will take 5 or more years to produce. The particular Plum in photos, were grafted and 8 years ago. Didn't flower till this year! My younger Plums flowered once they were 5 years old. I only fertilize them with 10-10-10 each Spring and spray them with Fungicide when needed. No irrigation for any of the fruit trees hence to heavy mulching.

Alan, If your plants are young, make sure to thin the fruits. The young Peach and Plum trees haven't open their flowers yet. It has turned cool in past two days hence the delay in opening their buds.

Steven, it has been a very mild Winter here. Temperatures have dropped in past two days but predicting to warm up again by Tuesday.

Grant, Please post photos. Unfurtunately, I do not grow those two Plum variants.

Navid.

Subject: OT: Peaches and Plums Replies: 21
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In heavy bloom. Apples will bloom within the next two weeks.

Navid.

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Subject: Where? Replies: 8
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 245
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by helike13
Desert King is San Pedro type fig. It means if you live in 'no-wasp' area very little fruit you will be able to produce.



Incorrect! DK will produce breba crop without Wasp. For main crop to rippens, fig wasp needed, so only produces breba.

Navid.

Subject: OT - Very painful injury Replies: 77
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 868
 
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Dennis. Take care of yourself first, plants can be replaced easily.

Navid.

Subject: Espoma Plant Tone Replies: 7
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 381
 
Alan,

Holly Tone is for acid-loving plants (blueberries, Citruses and etc). Do you use it with Figs? What's your pH?

Navid.

Subject: Italian 358 question Replies: 8
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Congrats. Nice looking baby trees.

Navid.

Subject: Mosquitos Replies: 9
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 188
 
I mix this product (see link below) with water and water my trees few times during the season. Also, I mix one tea-spoon in each one of my 55 gallon rain barrels, it take cares of any mosquitos and Gnats. Been using this product for few years and been very impressed by it.


http://www.gardensalive.com/product/knock-out-gnats-trade-granules/pest-control

Navid.

Subject: Figs potting now Replies: 8
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 299
 
Before up potting into one gallon containers, your potting mix was bone dry, now it's way too wet. You need to find a balance in between. Too wet of a mix will encourages root rot (what I see from your updated photos).

Navid.

Subject: mahditouri (184 ) seller Replies: 6
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Stolen photo of Jon's Panache cuttings on fig data base. Wouldn't buy!

http://figs4fun.com/fpix/FP515-46.jpg

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Subject: Soil PH Replies: 6
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 158
 
Add Pelletized Limestone. Would not add wood ash in containers as it can burn the roots fast. Stick with Limestone. Wood ash will increase the pH fast (not the best choice in container).

Navid.

Subject: How to propagate paw paw tree Replies: 6
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 184
 
You need to have two trees for cross pollination with Paw Paws. If you have two trees, yes, they will cross pollinate.

Navid.

Subject: How to propagate paw paw tree Replies: 6
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 184
 
Paw Paws grown either from grafting or via seed germination (seedlings).

Navid.

Subject: Mediterranean Flora Garden series Replies: 6
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That video is done by Maggi (Italiangirl). Have not seen her post in couple of years. Same with Martin. Hope both are doing well, and to see them post again in near future.

Navid.

Subject: Christmas Replies: 38
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Merry Christmas and happy New Year to everyone.

Navid.

Subject: OT: looking for apple and pear scions. Replies: 4
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I can help you with Apple scions, but it will be next March when I usually prune my Apple trees.

Navid.

Subject: Burnt many times... JT Replies: 11
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Dutchgreener,

Report back in couple of years and let us know how JT tastes in your climate.

Navid.

Subject: Burnt many times... JT Replies: 11
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Greenfig,

Not everyone's from Southern CA, have the best climate for figs and have fig wasps in back of their woods. JT might be the best fig in your climate but not in zone 6 and probably not in Netherlands! Few years ago, another long-time grower described its taste as "like cardboard", he was correct and that's what my experience have been with JT.

Navid.

Subject: Burnt many times... JT Replies: 11
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Beside the varigated leaves, it's fruit tastes poor and splits easily. I don't know why people looking to obtain a variety that only have 'pretty leaves'. Also, those varigated leaves are highly sensitive to full exposure to sun and prone to be burned.

Navid.

Subject: LSU Red 2012 Replies: 32
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,427
 
Some photos of its main crop. A 10/10 variant in production, taste and its ability not to split with heavy rains or etc.

Navid.

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Subject: Italian 358 question Replies: 8
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 441
 
IT 358 was semi late in my climate. Split with heavy rains and main crop tatsed average. Plant died two winters ago and I did not try to replace it. It didn't do well in my climate, but it might do well in yours.


Navid.

Subject: Italian 258 Replies: 54
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It's your growing condition (climate, in green house and etc), that have caused your fruit to have a lighter color. I have shared my UDG with growers in US and other countries. Color and the shape of my UDG grown in Tuscany, Italy by a friend, does differ from what my own mother plant produces here in State in my 'climate'. I do believed you have the IT 258.

Navid.

Subject: Thanksgiving Replies: 21
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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and you too Vito. Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Navid.

Subject: Northerners--when are you wrapping up? Replies: 33
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 386
 
Usually, in first or second week of December, or when they have been through several nights of low 20 degrees temps.

Navid.

Subject: Looking for Cuttings - Canada Replies: 14
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 482
 
Several members have already guided you in direction of different sources, in this thread or your previous thread regarding the same issue. Contact Pierre Baud in France and he will be able to fulfill your wish list.

Navid.

Subject: Mediterranean orchard Replies: 18
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 406
 
Hi Ben,

Nice to see you back. It's been a long time.
Very nice orchard you have created.

Navid.

Subject: OT - Fall in the Carolinas! Replies: 16
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 214
 
Very nice photos Dennis.

Navid.

Subject: Video on Separating suckers? Replies: 12
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 214
 
Nicely explained by one of our forum member in this video:


Subject: Difficult varieties to root from cuttings? Replies: 15
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 385
 
By far is the most difficult varinat to root is LSU Red. Rooting Rigatta Rosa was also difficult. Never had any problems rooting Blk Madeira.

Navid.

Subject: How much time before a cutting give fruits? Replies: 22
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It all depends. Some produce the first season. And some take 2-3 season to produce any fruits.

Navid.

Subject: Unkown Dark Greek 2015 Replies: 10
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 618
 
It only gets better, Kalvin. This Unknown has outperform many rare, named and expensive variants that I have had or currently growing. Only dark variant that I would keep if I had to get rid of my dark colored figs.

Navid.

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Subject: Longue D'Aout 2015 Replies: 27
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,102
 
Hi Leon,

I hope that you accept my apology regarding the FN. I had trusted my source, and doubt he would send me the wrong cuttings. Hopefully he had a mixup and didn't exchange with me knowing that he was sending the wrong variant on purpose.

Regards,
Navid.

Subject: Longue D'Aout 2015 Replies: 27
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,102
 
Hi Leon,

Very productive LdA plant! Regarding the FN- is that the one that I shared its cuttings with you 2-3 yrs ago? My FN and the air layer that you shared with me didn't make it and have lost contact with my source in Tuscany.

Best,
Navid.

Subject: Noire de Barbentane 2015 Replies: 21
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,165
 
Hi Leon,

You know how to grow and take the most beatiful photos. Excellent looking fig.

Best,
Navid.

Subject: Colorful Harvest - July 21st 2015 Replies: 11
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 428
 
Very nice Paul. How would you rate the taste of Maltese Falcon?

Navid.

 

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