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Subject: Long Fibre Spaghnum Moss Replies: 8
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 758
 
Paul, I have been using the Zoo Med New Zealand Sph. Moss for few seasons. It works excellent for me. A bit pricey though.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0019J2MA2/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00


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Subject: I gave up Replies: 22
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,730
 
Martin, there might be a Vole or two munching on your "dark" figs ;)

It definitely was a Vole. I was about to pot up the trees that I had dug up and saw the same tooth marks on my CddB. Now, what makes me wonder, why the moth balls did not deter these pests, since I had placed moth balls in a container beside the trunk of my CddB plant. Don't like to use poisons, but at this point I am left with no other choices.

The first three photos are from the CddB and the last one is the Beall.


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Subject: Is Niagara Blk actually Longue d'Aout? ? Replies: 6
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I am interested knowing the differences or similarities (if any) between these two variants. Paully, sorry if I was not any help.

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Subject: My Newest Armed Guard Replies: 16
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 886
 
Speechless. What we do for these figs ;)


Subject: Anyone using Mykos or Azos on Cuttings? Replies: 14
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,792
 
Yes. I believe the Mycorrhiza does help a lot.

Thank you Barry, will try to find the and use the PM HP in near future.

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Subject: I gave up Replies: 22
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,730
 
Thank you guys. As I removed the tarp, I was surprised to see the "little guy" taking a nap between the Straws. Made a mistake of grabbing it right away and it bit my finger. Was not a friendly Vole as what is showed in Mike's photo.

Luckily that was an extra plant of Beall. I keep the mother plant in a large container.

From what I searched online, it looks to be Vole. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

Navid.

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Subject: I gave up Replies: 22
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,730
 
Growing figs in ground. After seeing the Vole damage on one of my young trees, and thinking all the time that I had spent in wrapping and unwrapping the trees. Loosing couple of them due to cold Winters- I decided to dig up my in ground trees. Already dug up and removed 5 of them into the basement.

There are still few in ground. Early Spring, I will either plant them in ground in another location (where they get more sun) or I'll grow them in containers. Due to my climate (Z6) when it comes to figs, container-culture is much easier for me than growing them in ground.

Photos; 1) The culprit. 2) One of my mature trees being taken out of the ground. Took out 42" of the root ball, a bit heavy for one person.


Navid.

PS. That was the only tree that I had wrapped, without placing few moth balls in a container close to its trunk. The rest of the trees with moth balls had no Vole damage.

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Subject: Anyone using Mykos or Azos on Cuttings? Replies: 14
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,792
 
It's Promix BX. What I use as well.

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Subject: Anemone - graft on stump Replies: 11
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,054
 
Grasa,

You are a 'Fig Surgeon'. Enjoy reading your experiments. Great job.

Navid.

Subject: May 2013 bring success Replies: 44
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,476
 
Good luck Nichole. Let me know if you want to give the RdB and MF another try at rooting.

Navid.

Subject: Coll de Dama Blanca&Negra, a peculiar variety Replies: 64
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 6,368
 
Suzi,

I do not understand your statement. Please do not ruin this thread.

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Subject: Hello from New Zealand Replies: 40
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,246
 
Welcome to the forum NZFig. Here you can learn or ask any questions that you have regarding the figs.

Navid.

Subject: Coll de Dama Blanca&Negra, a peculiar variety Replies: 64
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 6,368
 
Very nice photos and presentation. Thank you Axier.

Nelson was reading my mind. I have been thinking to graft (at least three of these variants); Coll Dama Ciutat, Cdd Giganta, Dall'osso, Cdd Rimada, Cdd Roja and the CddB-N on my Cdd Noir. I have never done multi-grafting on figs, so it will be interesting.

Navid.


Subject: Today I saw Replies: 7
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 652
 
Strange weather for sure.

Subject: this crazy weather is messing up my trees.. Replies: 25
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 729
 
Very strange weather for sure. A few of my plants have waken up, have small brebas on my Conadria, Italian Blk, LSU Blk, O'Rourke, LSU Red and few others.

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Subject: Wishlist package arrived! Thank you (pic) Replies: 20
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 852
 
Where is my package? Never got one... :)

Subject: The best for last Replies: 46
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,006
 
Patty,

I might be able to help you next Fall.

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Subject: Did you winterize efficiently? Replies: 37
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,806
 
Yes, but with these warm temperatures I might have to unwrap them.

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Subject: I am sorry to everyone I offended Replies: 60
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,645
 
Martin- trouble-maker as usual ;)

Dominick, I must miss-read your previous user name. I though it was ItalianStallion. 

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Subject: I am sorry to everyone I offended Replies: 60
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,645
 
I believe it takes a great person to apologize, when there is a need for one. Dominick you proved be a great person with strong character. You have earned my respect.

Great to see you back.

Navid.

Subject: Still looking Replies: 2
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 379
 
Jon might have a rooted plant of each for sale. He also list their cuttings on Feb. 1st.

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Subject: Sorry Replies: 36
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,985
 
George,

Such a handsome little guy is your grandson. God bless him.

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Subject: Fig juice Replies: 13
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,254
 
I tried the fig juice earlier this year while I was in Germany. Didn't like it, it was too sweet. Will give this brand of fig juice a try. Thanks Bass.


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*Edit: Earlier last year, 2012

Subject: Fig Orchard Irrigation pics Replies: 27
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,701
 
Very nice work Dennis.

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Subject: RDB Replies: 7
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 832
 
Matt,

If you have not found the cuttings of RdB, send me an email. I can send you couple of cuttings from my RdB plants, for free.


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Subject: I am having problem maintaing inside garage tempertaure above -5C (23F) Replies: 26
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,300
 
Ditto what Paul said. Also you can wrap the pots (individual or all- gathered close together), with Fiberglass insulation. Then cover them all with blankets and tarps, like what Paul mentioned.

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Subject: Nero 600M. one of the cleanest leaves i have seen. Replies: 22
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,232
 
Definitely a Nero 600. Good job.

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Subject: A Very Big Thank You Replies: 26
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,164
 
You are welcome Patty. It was my pleasure helping you.

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Subject: Figs and Deer Replies: 15
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 848
 
They don't bother my figs, but the young Oak tree, yes. They chew the leaves off a 6-10' tall Oak, in minutes.

Dominick, Now you'll be in trouble like Bass :)

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Subject: LSU Black & Italian Black (rooted cuttings) Replies: 20
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,104
 
Agree with Pete. Inside of your bin is too humid. Remember, fresh air is your cutting's friend.

Subject: Happy New Year 2013 Replies: 8
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 622
 
Happy New Year to everyone.

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Subject: Colar d'Albatera Replies: 35
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,617
 

Thank you Jennifer.

The plant on the left is Baud's Abicou and the one on the right came from my Spanish friend. It's the one that he calls Abacau or Colar d'Albetera. Both grown in same-sized container right beside each other. Both receive the same amount of water, fertilizer and etc. You can see they both have the same exact leaf pattern and have the same exact growth. That is why I believe they all the same variant but with different names. Like many other fig cultivators that go by different names but they are all one variant.

Regarding your question;

I do not know anything about the origin (where it's being grown) of the fig in Bass's photo. But I know this- CLIMATE will have different impacts on the shape, size, color and the ripening order of figs, as well some other fruiting plants. For example- my Vlassoff fig produces rounded, light purple-colored fruits for me. I share this variant with a friend in Sicily, Italy, there it has been producing all Black-colored figs with cracks all over its skin. For me it has never produced any Black figs, nor its fruit has any skin-cracks. Another example, my LSU Black in Southern Spain has a very long neck, it also ripen its main crop few weeks ahead of what my plant here in Zone 6.

So, expecting two different fig plants, being same cultivator, grown in two different climates (one grown in a zone having very hot and arid summers vs. another plant grown somewhere where the summers are either too short or not too hot) to produce figs of the exact same color or shape, is a bit unrealistic.

Joann, thank you for your guidance. I have uploaded photos on the forum many times, but I now I am using a new operating system where I am not very familiar with. I will practice uploading more photos :)


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Subject: Seedless varieties? Replies: 16
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,031
 
LSU Purple has little to non seeds/seed crunch.

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Subject: Colar d'Albatera Replies: 35
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,617
 
Jennifer, emailed you the photos.

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Subject: Colar d'Albatera Replies: 35
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,617
 
I am also growing the Baud's Abicou as well. IMO the Colar d' Albeatera, Abacou and Abicou all are the same fig with different names. The reasoning is, both of my plants  (Abacou from Baud and the one from my friend from Spain), both HAVE the same leaf pattern and same vigor in growth. Both are being grown in containers right beside each other.

Jennifer can I email you the photos of my two plants, so you can post them in your thread? Cropping them down to 1 MB not working well for me.


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Subject: Colar d'Albatera Replies: 35
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,617
 
Congrats. This variant is good grower for me.

Also, I need to specify something here: Jennifer as I had mentioned to you in our emails, this was NOT my photo- it was sent to me by a good friend of mine and I shared it with you. Only one of my two plants of this variant set fruits, but I removed them. That is why there was not any photo of its fruit posted on my listing.

Navid.



Subject: Fertilizing Cuttings Replies: 20
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,299
 
I do not fertilize my cuttings till they are 4-6 months old. The mix that I use has plenty of nutrients for them already. I began to fertilize them around June when they are above 12" tall and growing vigorously.

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Subject: Fig cuttings in Rockwool and Long Fiber Sphagnum Moss Replies: 9
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,142
 
You are welcome Imran. My only advice would be, to use deeper (6-8") tubes or containers for your cuttings. Put the cuttings all the way in your mix or Sphg moss and leave only one or two of nodes sticking out. The more contact area (surface area) of the cutting has with your mix, will equal to more chances of root formation.

Navid.

Subject: LSU Black & Italian Black (rooted cuttings) Replies: 20
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,104
 
Good job Jennifer. Keep the LSU Blk and Italian Blk in containers, in a sunny location and you'll have no trouble of getting them ripe.

Navid.

Subject: Pruning shears Replies: 24
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,046
 
I use the Felco 2, 8 and 13. But the #2 is the one that I use 99% of the time.

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Subject: MERRY CHRISTMAS....HAPPY HANUKKAH....ETC. Replies: 27
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,254
 
Merry Christmas and happy new year to everyone.


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Subject: First fig grafts Replies: 27
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,689
 
Excellent grafting guide by Axier. I have used his techniques on Plums, Persimmons and Apples with great success. 

Navid.

Subject: I had a dream... Replies: 26
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,177
 
Dominick you're in trouble :)

Subject: What makes the "ideal" cutting? Replies: 16
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 854
 
Tip cuttings: Doesn't matter much.
Skinny vs. Thick cuttings (how thick?): Thick cuttings. Thicker than a Pencil.
Spacing of nodes: Close
Number of nodes: 1-6.
Length (maybe a factor of the preceding two): 1 inch +
Cutting taken from growth of the most recent year: Older wood.
Cutting that includes prior season growth: Doesn't matter.
Cutting made within the past week: Doesn't matter. I've rooted cuttings that were stored in fridge for 10 months.
Cutting washed and/or sanitized before storage: Yes.


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Subject: Forum Decorum Replies: 7
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 739
 
George, how could you forget about......? ;)




Subject: Santa's List Replies: 90
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 3,124
 
Few acres of land in Z8-9. That's all.

Barry, you have an email. Just need your mailing address.

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Subject: Abebereira Fig Replies: 25
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,302
 
Grasa, Yes. It's a Portuguese fig.

Lampo, I am not familiar with
Bêbera branca, so I can not answer your question. Sorry. Hopefully others with more knowledge about this variant will chime in.


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Subject: rooting hormone or not? Replies: 22
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,174
 
IMO rooting hormone is not needed with the Fig cuttings. They root just fine.

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Subject: Waxed Fig Cuttings Replies: 9
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,008
 
Doug,

Remove the Wax only from the bottom of the cutting, if you'll be using rooting hormone. If you decided not to use any rooting hormone, just leave the Wax on. Roots will grow through it. No need to cut any pieces of the cutting off. They were taken the day I listed them, not few months ago.

Also, I did receive your email three days ago (Dec. 3rd) and replied back the same day. Did you get it?


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Subject: clorox wipes Replies: 19
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,444
 
Totally agree with Leon. That is the best way to store the cuttings for several months, without having any issues with mold.

Navid.

 

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