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Subject: California Brown Turkey?????? Replies: 5
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,445
 
Bought a fig marked Brown Turkey early this season. The figs that it produced were huge compared to the brown turkey that I have already.  I have determined that it is a California Brown Turkey. I will post more pictures when I harvest this whopper fig this week. In the second picture you can barely make out the red stitches on the baseball.

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Subject: Fig "milk" affecting skin/mouth Replies: 14
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 9,294
 
This is why I always try and wait for the fruit to be completely ripe before picking. I have picked early fruits and the stem produces a drop of latex and well ripened fruit have not produced this droplet.  Therefore I Try and wait for full ripe fruits prior to picking especially for my kids as my kids have exhibited a sensitivity to the leaves and latex.

Subject: started the orchard what do yall think Replies: 14
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,002
 
Gorgi You are welcome to stop by anytime, At this point I will have another ten trees next year of different varieties to go into the ground. We all know how that will end up I will need that 14 inch auger..HAHA




Subject: started the orchard what do yall think Replies: 14
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,002
 
Bass I don't believe I have a mice problem but I will be using moth balls in the leaves to try and deter them from my inground plants. I am going to use the hoop house just to get a early start on some cultivars in pots and to start my cuttings and vegetable seeds in.  The potted trees will go into the garage for winter then into the hoop house possibly a few weeks early when the house temps are around 65- 70 degrees.

Udaman I currently have a drip system on my vegetables and my potted plants just need to add to the fig orchard and the fruit orchard all the way in the back. Shoot me an email if you have questions on drip or any irrigation I have done most all of it or I have contacts that have. RHEYCO@comcast.net



Subject: started the orchard what do yall think Replies: 14
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,002
 
Noss  I am a hillbillie at heart my truck is a ford and my tractor is a deer.
You Guys is a new york bleed over to north jersey. Down in South Jersey we are considered hillbillies.. Yes there is a mason dixon line in Jersey.....
There currently is a big controversy over the mtv show jersey shore.. The entire cast is from New York and Jersey folk do not act the way these actors do. The show is giving the common Jersey folk a bad name...


Subject: started the orchard what do yall think Replies: 14
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,002
 
Thanks all, drip system going in in the spring I have the main feed line run just need to set up the drip line and emitters.
Thanks Herman you are truly a great inspiration. I have to put my wish list together for additional cuttings for next season.


Subject: started the orchard what do yall think Replies: 14
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,002
 
Okay my son and I started to put some of the main trees in the ground. We have double and triple of most of these cultivars and decided to trial a few in the ground for heartiness. I have a few more to put in  and finish mulching out the rows but you can get the idea. Needed to get this done so I can get the next project started (14x20 hoophouse) I will post pictures of that project as it goes along. I have put the following cultivars into the ground this week.
Black Jack
Peters Honey
Dottato    
Marseilles VS Black         2 Trees
Stella                                2 Trees
Brown Turkey
Kadotta
Black Mission
Brooklyn White
Sorbello Red
Biello
Bebera Branca
Unknown Egg Harbor
I have other cultivars but only one tree and not ready to trial that one tree and possibly lose it in the winter. I have alot more room to grow with different cultivars as they multiply in my collection...

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Subject: Pick-em or Leave-em Replies: 2
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 716
 
Mario I am doing the same thing I know they do not have enough time to ripen in my area so off they go.. I am hoping the tree sends energy into the roots and wood to help protect it during the winter.  I do not believe this will hurt the breba crop as they are from different embreyos however this is my first year removing the newer figlets. We will see in the spring....

Subject: Help ID Replies: 1
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 889
 
It looks just like my Black Jack AKA Petite Negro...

The mature leaves on my Black Jack could cover a regular dinner plate.


Subject: Tastes Like Italian Honey is it Replies: 14
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 998
 
Marjo I would be interested in cuttings when you take some. Let me know I can send you some in return from my trees.

Subject: Figs not growing. What can I do? Replies: 8
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,217
 
It is common with some cultivars. Each cultivar grows at a different rate. My Black Jack and peters honey is 5 ft tall and has barely put on any new growth since july. While my Stella is growing like a weed from a small root mass.  What cultivar do you have???

Subject: Impressive Red Fig Replies: 10
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,242
 
Look at the main leaves if they are mainly three lobed very good possibility Sicilian red. also the fig should be very round. not oblong in shape. Here is a photo of my Sicilian red

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Subject: Impressive Red Fig Replies: 10
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,242
 
I am going to say Sicilian Red.

Subject: anyone near Philadelphia??? Replies: 0
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 545
 
Saw this and thought it would give someone a chance to get a few fresh figs and some cuttings also..

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bar/1920731561.html

Subject: this years sals gene cutting Replies: 7
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 838
 
Yes Herman I agree



Subject: this years sals gene cutting Replies: 7
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 838
 
Ed that is my son Christopher this is a hobby that the two of us are doing. Christopher is developmentally handicapped and has a brain tumor that could cause him to go blind he has a condition that is called neurfibromatosis more commonly called NF1 We are so thankful that he likes to garden and can retain the methods of growing plants. He took over my vegetable garden and is selling organic vegetables out front of the house. He has a plastic stand with tomatoes, cucumbers, egg plant, cherry tomatoes, string beans he wants to build a wooden stand next year and sell fig trees and vegetables. We are going to another seminar on winterizing fig trees and proper pruning this thursday evening.  He is even drying his own vegetable seeds to plant next year. We are going to build a hoop house this fall for next spring to get a jump on the growing year.


Subject: this years sals gene cutting Replies: 7
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 838
 
Okay this was the only surviving sals gene cutting from this April. Being new to rooting scion this was a major move in my world of figs. Pinching and taking off small fig embryos allowed this fruit to ripen. The plant has 6 branches with 3 figs and has put on 23 inches of growth.  it is amazing what you can get out of a six inch stick. Now to make sure it survives the winter it will be stored in a room being contructed in my garage called the FIG STORAGE ROOM.( I have about 50 potted fig trees to get into this room) Being insulated it features a remote temperature gauge allowing me to monitor the temp inside the room from the main house. The temp gauge also records the high and low and keeps it in memory.
Best $20.00 i ever spent at home depot.

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Subject: Santa Cruz Dark Timeline Pictures Replies: 15
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,238
 
martin try one pealed and see if you get the aftertaste could be in the skin or up the neck toward the stem area..Just my 2 cents.

Subject: Boric acid for ants Replies: 17
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,180
 
I have read somewhere that diatomacious earth works great for ants they will not craw through it. It is like shards of glass and it cuts them and they dehydrate and die.. Just not sure if it will damage trees so more research is needed.

Subject: Please tell me how to get rid of 1 smart chipmunk Replies: 21
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 3,688
 
Bait a sticky trap with a pealed slice of banana or half a ripe fig the sweet aroma will get him right into the sticky trap. put the trap at the base of one of the fig trees and good luck...

Subject: FIg ID Please Replies: 41
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 4,647
 
Thanks for the info did not realize the name was already taken sorry.  I will change the name Probably just start a number system.

Subject: figs made Better Homes and Gardens magazine Replies: 0
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 795
 
Wifey just showed me a small article in September edition of Better Homes And Gardens. Nothing spectacular in the article, only one page, but the fig world is getting national exposure..

Subject: Least Favorite so far Replies: 10
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,219
 
Nelson is your peters honey a slow growing cultivar I have one and it is real slow in growing new wood do you notice the same...

Subject: FIg ID Please Replies: 41
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 4,647
 
I have found a similar unknown fig in Harrison Twp South Jersey zone 7. The fig I ate this morning was dripping honey from the eye. here are some pictures of the progress.I would rate the taste at a 4 little sweet but this is a small tree that is 1.5 years old. first fruit so it is unfair to the tree at this point. There was very little seed almost no crunch at all. Very similar to above cultivars but again unknown only identified as a red italian fig.

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Subject: DFIC 17 Brown Turkey Replies: 24
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,893
 
Herman what is the size of the fruit on DFIC 17 BT I have a brown turkey that is displaying the same character with low branches spreading inches above the ground but the fruit is very large for brown turkey The fruit is still green and not swollen yet and already the size of ripe brunswick fig.. I will send pictures tomorrow.

Subject: fig hunt 2010 part deuce SCORED a hat trick Replies: 4
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 748
 
the figs are identified as follows
The first brown fig is a brunswick
the second red fig is a sicilian red
and the third green fig is Binello or Fig Of Napoli.



Subject: fig hunt 2010 part deuce SCORED a hat trick Replies: 4
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 748
 
sorry did not get interior of red here it is

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Subject: fig hunt 2010 part deuce SCORED a hat trick Replies: 4
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 748
 
Okay took another ride and SCORED WITH A TRIPLE, ONE RED, ONE BROWN, AND ONE GREEN We were able to find three more local trees. They are unknown to the owners but the family stories are worth every minute of time spent hunting fig trees..We were even invited back to one address for a homemade spaghetti dinner while we prune the fig tree..Here are a few pictures of the score from today.. Sorry no total box lot as the kids were eating while I was taking pictures They did not last long that is for sure....This fig hunting is fun grab a cup of coffee fill the gas tank and hit the road...

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Subject: help identifying red fig Replies: 4
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 538
 
here is another fig same cultivar on another tree in a different stage of ripeness and leaf pattern.

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Subject: help identifying red fig Replies: 4
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 538
 
Sorry technical difficulties will have to retake some photos to large..

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Subject: help identifying red fig Replies: 4
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 538
 
was told this was a red fig and so far that is what it appears to be. Any idea on cultivar was told it was a family tree from italy......

Subject: Another Novice Question Replies: 2
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 526
 
I have a Sals Corleone that is doing the same thing I am trying to air layer one of them off the main tree and the other will be used for cutting propagation of the cultivar. I am also removing new fruits sending energy back into the wood to harden off for winter protection. If your tree has alot of green wood pinch out the leading branch tips stunting the growth but hardening off the existing wood.

Subject: Fig hunt 2010 Replies: 4
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 682
 
Sorry did not get interior on last white fig. here is a few.

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Subject: Fig hunt 2010 Replies: 4
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 682
 
Okay today we got a call that the large tree Had ripe fruit on it and to come pick some..So we jumped in the truck and took off. Well we picked enough to eat and make some jam with.. On the way home we kept on finding fig trees all over the place. We documented some knocked on doors left phone numbers and notes in doors. And yes even borrowed a few for tasting...Here are a few pictures.. Just love riding down the road and looking for fig trees...Now time to make jam....

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Subject: Fig tree from the jersey shore Replies: 13
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,459
 
Update picked and ate a few figs from this tree today. Here are some pictures any idea on variety???

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Subject: Unknown Fig ID Help Replies: 10
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 757
 
I am leaning toward ALMA but not 100% at this time......

Subject: Unknown Fig ID Help Replies: 10
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 757
 
What color does the main crop turn when ripe.. Also what is the current color of the eye is it closed or open????




Subject: Brooklyn White ???? Replies: 2
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 703
 
I received a batch of mixed cuttings from a gentlemen and I had success in rooting a few. However I was told they were possibly Brooklyn White cuttings but he did not label them and was confused.. From what I can tell they are Brooklyn White but would like your opinion.. This is a cutting from late last year in 2 gal pot with alot of figs.. I want to pick it tonight but I am going to wait until morning...

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Subject: my best tasting fig so far Replies: 32
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 2,281
 
Herman as usual looks like you have identified it correctly we just need bass to confirm it....

Subject: i have no willpower Replies: 7
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 564
 
I am so jealous my marseilles vs black is just from a cutting this year I have a hard time waiting. I have alot of figs on young plants and can't wait hoping some ripen.. I have a marylane that I have culled all the embryos to two figs trying to assure that I get at least one ripe fig from this tree.

Subject: Extending the growing season Replies: 32
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,947
 
Do a google search oh hoop house construction for the hobiest. You can build a hoop house for under $100.00 the expensive part is the covering that can run around $200-$500 dollars. pvc and rebar works wonders I am building one this fall to use in the early spring. I just can't figure out how to copy the plans. they are from the north carolina cooperative extension

Subject: fig id Replies: 12
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,116
 
WOW good one george

I just saw that variety myself after I posted..Havent found picture of leaf formation yet still searching




Subject: Extending the growing season Replies: 32
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,947
 
Any container that holds water will work trash cans drums, check your local car wash for soap drums they usually will give them to you and it is easy and safe to rinse out.. Cut top off drum with circular saw and fill with water just dip out what you need to water the plants then just drain before winter time...Simple hose syphon works wonders...

Subject: fig id Replies: 12
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,116
 
okay I have found a hearty white fig at a local farm market was told it is from italy but exactly where i don't know.. What does it look like so far.... awaiting ripe fruits in a few weeks...

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Subject: Question for container grower Replies: 7
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 665
 
On young plants it can, the plants I have in the picture were from april in my zone it is still quite cold in the evenings that time of year.. If the plastic is put on an established plant the leaves shade the plastic keeping it under control. You will have to monitor your zone and your plants to assure you do not cook your roots during direct sun light in a hot period.

Subject: Extending the growing season Replies: 32
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 1,947
 
I second the water containers best way to trap the heat.. remember plastic has basicly no insulation value to hold the heat after sunset. With nothing to absorb the heat of the day it would be futile.

Subject: Question for container grower Replies: 7
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 665
 
Take a contractor grade trash bag and cut it into one big sheet of 3mil black plastic.This works great for keeping unwanted rain out of a container. You can easily move the plastic aside to water.. remember that with a plastic cover evaporation from the soil will be reduced so you can cut back a little on the water..

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Subject: first time figger, any reccomendations? Replies: 4
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 596
 
Welcome to the site 60 degrees constantly gonna be tough. Also hope you have some fresh air in your quarters as some fig trees can really smell like strong cat urine and your bunkie might give your fig to much water.(ie overboard) anyway good luck with your quest and THANK YOU for what you are doing for all of us. Pm me your mail bag address and I will send you some dried figs to enjoy.....

Subject: A word on Pinching Replies: 20
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 2,385
 
Ox in my area zone 7 nj I have the exact same results as Martin when I pinch my trees. I pinch my trees to force fig embreyo to start to produce and for branch formation. I have cuttings from march that I started, that currently have large figs on them right now from pinching.. SO i have a 5 month old tree with two figs that might ripen this season..

Subject: A word on Pinching Replies: 20
Posted By: northeastnewbie Views: 2,385
 
From july 15th on all new figs in my zone do not stand a chance of ripening so they get taken off allowing the older figs to mature..

 

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