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Subject: Abebereira Fig Replies: 25
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,302
 
I would like to thank everyone who send me an email, offering the cuttings of this variant.

Marius, as always, you are the most generous member of this forum. Thank you.


Navid.

Subject: Abebereira Fig Replies: 25
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,302
 
Looking for few cuttings of Abebereira fig. If anyone has this variant and can share or sell its cuttings, please send me an email.

Thank you,
Navid.

Subject: Lost my fig loving dad last night Replies: 67
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,257
 
Ed,
My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Navid.

Subject: most desirable fig variety? Replies: 93
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 5,168
 
IB was NOT the most desirable fig variant in my collection. I discarded my IB and Noire de Bellone plant not too long ago. Both grew less than 12" this season. Don't have the time for these slow growers.

For me the most desirable variety is my Unkwon fig and Blk Tuscan, based on their fruit taste and productivity.


Navid.

Subject: Hative d'Argenteuil Fig Replies: 45
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Leon, sent you an email.

Subject: whats the temp outside right now? Replies: 53
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1:10 Am, 28F. Just finished wrapping two of my in ground plants. Others will be wrapped latter today.

Navid.

Subject: Looking for orchard assistance Replies: 19
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 784
 
Here is an excellent thread by a fellow grower in FL. Well worth the time to read it, especially post #6 by JD.

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/Fig-Orchard-Updated-5419101__trail_50


Navid.

Subject: wait a minute that is not a fig Replies: 29
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One of my favorite fruits. They sell them pretty cheap in Chinatown, NYC.

Navid.

Subject: A great collection has been wiped out. Let's pitch in and restore what we can. Replies: 32
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,629
 
Ed, If you need any replacements, just email me your list.


Navid.

Subject: perlite ?? Replies: 15
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,386
 
This is what I use;

http://www.amazon.com/Hoffman-16504-Horticultural-Perlite-Quarts/dp/B001V6WXEI/ref=sr_1_1?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1352952805&sr=1-1&keywords=perlite


I've spent hundreds of dollars only on Perlite. Non were "coarse" as advertised, almost %95 of them had fertilizer mixed in. The Hofman Perlite is the best. Its particles are coarse-medium and have no added fertilizer.


Navid.

Subject: LSU Red 2012 Replies: 32
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,427
 
Paul, my plant is almost 3 yrs old.

John, No, it's not a late cultivator. It's a mid-season fig, its main crop begins to ripen by mid-late Aug.
It was late this year due to my mistake of up-potting it in late June. Even with keeping it in a semi-shaded area for over a week, it dropped all of its fruits. This plant began to set a new crop of fruit, again, during the last week of Aug. I was able to get them ripe by mid-Oct.


Navid.

Subject: Cuttings time Replies: 23
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,620
 
Few dozens of JT cuttings ;)

Subject: LSU Red 2012 Replies: 32
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,427
 
One of the superb tasting figs out there. Even though that they were picked early (due to birds), its fruit's taste, surpassed the Smith fig which is also a excellent tasting fig. A 10+/10 cultivator.

Navid.

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Subject: Info on Smith variety? Replies: 44
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,974
 
Thank you Pete. It's been a long day for me.

Navid.

Subject: Info on Smith variety? Replies: 44
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,974
 
Can some one tell me how to un-block the email option? I can not un-block my PM and email.


Subject: Info on Smith variety? Replies: 44
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,974
 
Jeff and Micheal (mgginva), please email me your mailing address. I'll send the cuttings of Smith fig, at no charge.

Please note: I'll block my email by end of tonight, email me soon.

Navid.



Subject: Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν) Adventures Replies: 12
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Glad to see you post again, Jimmie.

Subject: Earliest Bearing Fig Tree Replies: 28
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,828
 
O'Rourke (not the IC) is one in Z6.

Subject: Does sphagnum moss have a shelf life? Replies: 13
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,089
 
I have used and re-used the New Zealand Sphg, moss for almost three seasons.

Subject: Container Volume vs. Tree Size Replies: 32
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 3,605
 
IMO, the bigger the container- the bigger plant and more fruit production. But, not going to follow that chart and plant my mature trees in 60-100g containers. It would be impossible to store them for the winter.

Navid.

Subject: Dr. Ed O'Rourke Replies: 2
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 613
 
I believe it's his son. Here are few interesting articles that I had saved, written by Dr. O'Rourke (Jr) and Standifier.

http://countryroadsmagazine.com/Gardening/thoughts-on-louisiana-super-plants

http://countryroadsmagazine.com/Gardening/weathering-the-weather

http://countryroadsmagazine.com/Gardening/dealing-with-a-drought

Navid.

Subject: Herman, wondering if you recognise these leaves Replies: 10
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Based on its leaf pattern, I am guessing it's Blk Madeira. Hopefully herman will chime in soon.


Navid.

Subject: Hardy pomegranates Replies: 75
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 9,632
 
Entekhabi Saveh is a cold hardy one. Does well in zone 6 without little to no protection.

Navid.

Subject: Beall Replies: 26
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My Beall produced few figs this year for the first time. They were very good. It's definitely a keeper.

Subject: De lu Taccarieddhru fig question Replies: 21
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,441
 
Thank you Frank and Dale. I do not believe this cultivator has any relations to any "Turkey" figs (AKA BT). Its source doe not grow and keep inferior quality figs. Only time will.

Navid.

Subject: CAJUN FIG TRIP Replies: 6
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Have a great time. Please do take lots of photos and share them with us.

Navid.

Subject: huge fig tree in Tuscany Replies: 17
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,855
 
Based on its origin (if it was actually in Tuscany, Italy), leaf shape and the fruit shape, I am leaning towards the "Blk Tuscan". Leaves of that tree matches the leaves on my Blk Tuscan plant exactly.
Also, its fruit's characteristics- the exterior ribs, color and semi-flattened fruit, do also resemble what my original plant of Blk Tuscan used to produce. Anyway, great video and thank you for sharing it with us, stefpix.

Navid.


Subject: De lu Taccarieddhru fig question Replies: 21
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,441
 
"So Navid proved it produces figs in black and white!  Wow!!"

Well, seems like this is the "FUN" thread!

Thank you
Dominick. 

Navid.

Subject: prayers needed Replies: 26
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,463
 
Thank you Vivian for such a great news. Did not get a chance to speak with James this week, but I will call him tomorrow.
I am very happy for James, I know he was missing her when Miss Betty was hospitalized. As Bass said, James is a great guy, he's been taking his ill wife for 6 long years without ever complaining when he also had his own health issues as well.

Thank you all for the kind words.

Navid.

Subject: Should i let it go dormant or not? Replies: 6
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Remove the apical buds of each branch soon. Let them go dormant. They'll be fine.

Navid.

Subject: De lu Taccarieddhru fig question Replies: 21
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,441
 
A much needed laugh for an extremely busy day. I am sure other members had a good laugh as well. Thanks guys, especially you- Jennifer :)

Thank you Frank. Found a photo of its fruit on ficuscarcia.com. No other information was found online.

http://www.ficuscarica.com/carica/de%20lu%20taccarieddhru.html

Navid.

Subject: De lu Taccarieddhru fig question Replies: 21
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,441
 
Does anyone grow this cultivator here in states? If anyone does so, please post a photo or two from its mature leaves here in this thread. Need to compare it with my small plant of De Lu T.

Thank you,
Navid.

Subject: Mish Mash Replies: 13
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,013
 
Are you going to plant a fig forest with all those air layers? LOL. Nice job.

Navid.

Subject: Col De Dame(white) Replies: 39
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 3,726
 
Nice looking fig fortisi. My CddB dropped all of its figs this season. But very tempted to leave last fig on my CddG to see how it tastes. Smaller figs on that plant were all pinched off, since it's a relatively young specimen.

Navid.


Subject: prayers needed Replies: 26
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,463
 
Thank you all for your prayers and kind words. Praying God that she recovers soon and to go back home with James.

Best,
Navid.

Subject: prayers needed Replies: 26
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,463
 
Hello fig friends,

Please take a moment and pray for Miss Betty's health, wife of Mr. Robin. She has been hospitalized for the past few days, losing her long (6 years) battle with Alzheimer's disease. Just heartbreaking hearing what James had to say, knowing how much he cares and loves his beloved wife, Miss Betty.

Best,
Navid.

Subject: Maltese Falcon airlayer Replies: 23
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,678
 
figs4me, I can assure you that, there is no reason to worry about FMV. Your RdB will grow just fine with proper care. Last season I purchased two RdB plants from Kerry and another one from a different source, all three were infected with FMV. They all grew vigorously, and this season one of Kerry's RdB produced well over four dozens of figs for me. I would keep it.

Kerry, maybe this time you should put it on ebay. I have two extra MF, a CddN and .... that been thinking to put on ebay.

Navid.

Subject: Sequioa & Sierrra Fig Variants Replies: 22
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I had both of them for two seasons. They never produced a single fruit, both were given away. 


Subject: Best figs this season,zone 6 Replies: 17
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,420
 
Thanks again Marius. Have been looking for this strain of Nap. fig since I lost mine. I might have to purchase a cutting or two of it from you latter this year.

Navid.

Subject: Best figs this season,zone 6 Replies: 17
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Looking great Marius. Fruit and the leaves of your Napolitana fig do resemble the Napolitana plant that I had. Mine was originated from Spain, not the BC nursery. Is yours originated from BC nursery or elsewhere?

Navid.

Subject: Beyond Happy! OT Replies: 35
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,188
 
Congratulation Suzi.


Subject: To Dan Abadie Replies: 14
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,597
 
Dan,

Not going to respond to your emails, so here it is- till now I have been very patient with you, but I do not appreciate receiving 11 emails from you in one day. Get a life you little b----. You do have a big mouth behind the computer- choose a day, any day and I'll come down to LA and will see if you are still talking trash. Tired of you and your trash emails.

Navid.

Subject: Col de Dame Gris Replies: 22
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 3,273
 
".....you must have full sun,all day.!"

Totally agree. CddG loves the heat and a sunny location, same is true with the Noire.

Navid.

Subject: OT: what other frutis? Replies: 16
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,094
 
I had good experience ordering Persimmon trees from, just fruits and exotics. Saijo and great wall are two of the best tasting ones between the other variants that I have. Just make sure they are grafted on Diospyros Virginiana.



Navid.

Subject: Way to go Bass!! Replies: 24
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,418
 
Enjoyed reading the article. Great job Bass.
Thank you Grandinetti for posting the web-link.

Subject: 3 yrs old Brunswick (with Pics.) Replies: 7
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,295
 
Thank you Barry. The weather is dry and hot, but I will not get to eat any fruits from my plant, though. Last Dec. I transplanted it in a shady spot at back of my property. It is growing slower than when it was in full sun, but no figs to be found on it this year. This Fall I will be moving this plant to another spot where it'll get 10-12 hrs of sun during summer months.

Suzi, let me know if you want its cuttings. Late last fall before wrapping it I pruned it heavy and throw away most of the cuttings except few that went to couple of the members.

Navid.


Subject: Yay! Finally found a Maltese Falcon! Replies: 15
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,223
 
Exactly what BLB said. You should remove that small fig now, next year your plant will reward you for it. Here are some photos taken before taking your plant to the PO. 

Navid.

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Subject: Maltese Beauty Replies: 77
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 8,291
 
Excellent looking fig.

Subject: 3 yrs old Brunswick (with Pics.) Replies: 7
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,295
 
Suzi, hopefully next season you get to harvest some fruits from your plant. Its fruit tastes very sweet and rich. Last Aug. while I was in town for few days, it rained continuously for a day and half, figs of my plant never did split or sour.

Navid.

Subject: Seeking Richard Watts Replies: 8
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 971
 
Spoke to him less than two weeks ago. I believe he is doing well.

 

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