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Subject: ronde de bordeaux wont grow :-( Replies: 10
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 917
 
Hello all, I have a young Ronde that in a one gallon pot that wont grow a bit. It is about 9 inches tall and to spite rain, very warm weather and good humidity it won't do anything. It has lost leaves too. Any ideas on what I an do to help this tree out? I'm in zone 6b and it has been in the 90's lately.

Subject: Boric acid for ants Replies: 17
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Jason, sorry to hear about your bird issues. :-( I reckon putting up net is the only thing you can do about that. Is that right?

I'll try the sacraficial fig thing when I have more than one ripe at a time. Right now I'm lucky to have two ripen at the same time as my trees are small and the number of figs is fairly low. I wonder if putting out some sugar cubes with that boric acid off to the side would work. 

I need to order that tanglefoot today. I keep forgetting to do it.

Subject: Black Bethlehem Replies: 26
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Bass , Ahh California. I went there last year and although I didn't see any figs (I was in Big Sur) I sure wish my climate was like that.

Jason, I'm eager to see what it does for you next year!

Subject: Black Bethlehem Replies: 26
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Congrats petea on your fig! I'm hoping that some of these come available soon. It is such a beautiful fig.

Subject: Boric acid for ants Replies: 17
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Oh BTW I have never seen a Possum in daylight. That looks scary. I have seen them play dead when being attacked by dogs.

Subject: Boric acid for ants Replies: 17
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 1,180
 
Thanks for the info on the Boric acid. I'll stick to the tanglefoot and maybe experiment with the diatomacious earth. Dieseler , thanks for the pics, I can live with the black ring. I don't see how anything listed in that tanglefoot product could hurt a tree but I'm very new to this so there is a good possibility I'm wrong.

Subject: Black Bethlehem Replies: 26
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 7,178
 
How is this fig doing this year?

Subject: My Brunswick fig Replies: 6
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 1,631
 
Lovely looking fig! Maybe my Brunswicks will be big enough to fruit next year.

Subject: Boric acid for ants Replies: 17
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 1,180
 
Dieseler, if you say it doesn't hurt the tree I think I'll give that stuff a go.

Udaman, thanks for the correction to your post. My dogs would LOVE to get into ANYTHING with sugar. So far they have not learned of the figs but they do get to my blackberries. :-)


Subject: Mystery Fig Redux Replies: 9
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So this is what a Willis Orchard Celeste looks like. I ordered two but I received two other type figs. I'm supposed to get the correct figs from Willis this fall but who knows what i'll get. Maybe DK?


Subject: Boric acid for ants Replies: 17
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 1,180
 
Some of my figs are having problems with ants. The little buggers are getting into the figs before I do and that isn't good. I thought about these two solutions.

http://www.planetnatural.com/site/tree-bands.html

Tanglefoot has been discussed before and these bands seem like they would be easier to deal with than the usual stuff.

http://www.planetnatural.com/site/boric-acid-bait.html

Boric acid, supposed to be safe. Can I just use the boric acid traps I get locally? If not can you apply this stuff on the top of the potting soil?

Subject: Fig ID help, Celeste Replies: 29
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 2,148
 
Satellitehead, Thanks for all of the helpful information.  I suspect Willis is not labeling true to the accepted names of figs or they were misinformed. Willis did respond to my email and stated they had sent me the wrong trees. They have indicated they will be sending Celeste trees, or what they call Celeste, in October. They also indicated that the trees they shipped me appear to be Brown Turkey type figs. At least Willis is being responsive and they are trying to rectify the situation. That is commendable and kudos to them. This is miles better than what I have read about TyTy.

The BTs I have seen are purple and green, as you said, and these are not. Willis must have a "new BT" (laughing) or incorrect labeling. I've read about three or four different BT's.
   1 - California BT
   2 - BT, Texas Everbearing
   3 - English BT
   4 - Maybe another?

I'll try to dig around and see what this most likely is.

I reckon the good news, as pointed out earlier in this thread, is what I have is possibly superior to a Celeste. I'm pretty happy with the current trees. One of them did put out a fair amount of figs for it's size and the other one not so much.

Thank  you all for helping me find out what I had was not a Celeste and for pointing me in the right direction!

Subject: UC Davis, quick question Replies: 16
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 1,043
 
I received a confirmation from Bernie that my cuttings will be shipped in March. I'm stoked!

Subject: Fig ID help, Celeste Replies: 29
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 2,148
 
Satellitehead, thanks for weighing in! I must have somehow missed that you thought it was a Hardy Chicago. It does resemble that. This makes me wonder if anything that Willis is selling is what they say it is.

Subject: Fig ID help, Celeste Replies: 29
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 2,148
 
BTW, for what it is worth I searched through my old email and found that this tree is from Willis Orchard. I've dispatched an email to them to see what the deal is. 

It appears that it could be what Willis lists as a BT.


:-(



Subject: Fig ID help, Celeste Replies: 29
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 2,148
 
Herman2 , understood. Any idea what it could be? 

Subject: Some finds to share from today Replies: 17
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 1,551
 
Satellitehead - Congrats on your fig finds. I've never seen any fig trees around Nashville.

I have only seen one fig tree in Georgia but I don't spend much time down there.

My great uncle lives 1.5 hours northwest of Atlanta. When I was a kid my family would pick figs from his tree. I started asking my uncle about the tree last year and he has no idea what it is. The tree was planted on the farm by someone else 60+ years ago. 

I rode over there to check this tree out. It was neglected and had a lot of dead wood that needed to be pruned. The birds had gotten to the most ripe figs and the ones I tried were not ripe enough. I took a few cuttings home and one of them put out a leaf a week or so ago. I'm hoping with the use of some bird netting I can get some decent figs off the new family tree in a few years.

BTW I think this tree is a Brunswick but I'm not sure. The figs are about twice the size of a quarter and the ripe ones, with holes from the birds, were light brown in color. The inside of the figs is also a light brown color. I'm not sure why I didn't take a picture but I will next time.

I'm heading to Acworth in about two weeks. I wonder if I can turn up some fig finds around some of the old homesteads there?

Subject: Fig ID help, Celeste Replies: 29
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 2,148
 
Here is a picture of the tree and another shot of figs at different stages. 



Satellitehead - I did provide a reference on the pictures of the whole figs. I used a penny and the figs are a bit larger than nickle or so. I appreciate you weighing in.

I tried another one this morning and it was much better than the previous figs I had tried. This fig had a very plum like flavor. I'm going to leave the dark fig that is pictured on the tree for some time longer and see how long I can ripen it.

Subject: Black Jack Replies: 8
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 1,141
 
That is beautiful. How can a fig be genetically the same as one and produce a fruit that is different? 

Subject: Timing is everthing! Replies: 5
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 549
 
Congrats on creating another addict. I've read the VdB is very good.

Subject: Fig ID help, Celeste Replies: 29
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 2,148
 
Well I appreciate everyone taking a look at these. I'm not sure what to make of them. This tree is small, maybe 2 ft tall, and the taste of the figs is rather thin. Should I let them hang on the tree longer? Most of these fall off my hand when touched. I can also post pics of the figs on the tree if that helps.

Subject: Fig ID help, Celeste Replies: 29
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 2,148
 
Loslunasfarms, thanks for the confirmation. I'll try to post some pics of the black mission fig when I get another fruit. I'm afraid the lone fig it produced has already been consumed.

2007_giants, thanks anyway!


Subject: Sal Corleone 1st Ripe pic Replies: 7
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 1,727
 
That is an incredible fig tree you have there. Good work! I'll have to keep my eyes open for a Sals.

Subject: Fig ID help, Celeste Replies: 29
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 2,148
 
I bought a Celeste fig from a retailer last fall and I just got my first ripe figs from the tree today. I wondered if anyone could look at these and tell me if they were true to the Celeste form? I ask because I bought a Black Mission from the same retailer and it looks very similar to the Celeste. My neighbors have a Black Mission from a different nursery and it looks completely different.






Subject: Figs On the BBQ PICS Replies: 18
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 2,569
 
Hopefully I'll have enough next year to try this. Goat cheese sounds wonderful with the figs.

Subject: UC Davis, quick question Replies: 16
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 1,043
 
Pitangdiego, thanks for the info. Good things come to those who wait , or so they say.

Subject: UC Davis, quick question Replies: 16
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 1,043
 

Thanks for the feedback everyone! I'll keep my fingers crossed and hopefully I receive some cuttings!


Subject: UC Davis, quick question Replies: 16
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 1,043
 
I have a quick question for anyone that has used the UC Davis cutting program. I filled out the form, included my Fedex number and emailed it to the specified contact. I never heard anything back to confirm my order. Is this normal? I don't want to be a pest to them so I thought I would ask here.

Thanks

Subject: Super Hot Weather...having to repot Replies: 20
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 1,276
 
Its hot here in Tennessee. I have most of my figs in Smart Pots and they need daily watering. :-| I missed a day and my Giant Celeste is still showing damage from it.

Subject: Anyone have a pic of a newly rooted Rasp Latte? Replies: 6
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 679
 
Where are you all sourcing the cuttings of this fig from? Does the name have much to do with the taste?

Subject: figs in Pennsylvania Replies: 24
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 4,881
 
Those are some impressive trees to be that far north. I hope some of my figs look like that one day!

Subject: Ocracoke Island figs Replies: 7
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 2,169
 
Now I have an excuse to go back to Ocracoke. :-) I stayed at the bottom of Hatteras last time but Ocracoke seems so much more low key. 

Subject: New member - Hello Replies: 14
Posted By: nashsnazzy Views: 999
 
Howdy from Middle Tn! I garden and I suppose that is about all there is to say at this juncture.

 

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