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Subject: Air layer time frame Replies: 24
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Thank you Sir!

Here ya go, I was wrapping it with aluminum foil but the wind kept blowing it loose, will have to do a better job of it in the a.m.






Subject: Air layer time frame Replies: 24
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 1,561
 
I came on here specifically to ask an air layering question so I'm glad to see a fresh discussion is already in progress!

I'm in the middle of an air layer myself, I used a 16oz plastic bottle and all seems to be going well so far. My question is this particular limb has a lot of leaves and little figs, should a knock them all off or will I be ok to leave them be?

Also, I've had this on for at least 4 weeks possibly closer to 6 weeks, I know the overall theme seems to be the longer the better but after taking a real close look it appears that some of the roots that are up against the wall of the bottle are already turning brown, what would you do?



Subject: I'm quiting Replies: 46
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 2,363
 
I actually read about that the first time this happened to me but didn't try it, I may give it a try just for experimental purposes if I have the time this w/e and weather is good.

Subject: I'm quiting Replies: 46
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 2,363
 
Thank you for your input.

Subject: I'm quiting Replies: 46
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 2,363
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by fortisi876
and suspect I might have trouble waiting on me when I go out shortly to unwrap. :(

Well, as suspected my oldest in ground tree sustained some damage too! 

If the bark hasn't been removed 'completely' around will it be OK?








Subject: I'm quiting Replies: 46
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 2,363
 
Sorry to hear about your discovery, this happen to me about 4-5 yrs ago, the little sob's were scattering about as I was unraveling the insulation!!!
Thank goodness, this particular variety grows 6' in one season so I was back in business is short order.

I think the tip above of scattering mulch on thick at the base is a good one, I did it two yrs in a row and no repeat problems. Sadly enough, last fall I didnt have the time dedicated to do a thorough job and suspect I might have trouble waiting on me when I go out shortly to unwrap. :(

Wish me some luck folks!

 


Subject: Cold Morning Replies: 66
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 3,199
 
Speaking of the cold, Im located in NNJ, we've been consistent 20's at night and a minimum of mid 30's if not warmer during the days. I have yet to wrap one of my inground trees and bring in my potted figs, I remember reading once that fig trees can sustain short periods of temps regularly in the mid to upper 20's.....is this true and will they be ok til I wrap them up???

Subject: Winter Protection in colder areas - please post your photos Replies: 18
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 1,893
 
If anyone ever finds a good source for that type of fence please do list it here. Looks like the perfect type for our use.

The closest I've come to finding is what they call 'hardware cloth' at the HD and Lowes but the squares are about 1/2" if that.

Subject: Best fig crop yet! Replies: 14
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 1,674
 
TY Martin!

Subject: Best fig crop yet! Replies: 14
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 1,674
 
TY sir!

I'm starting to get a bit more than I can keep up with to eat in one shot....lol. After work yesterday, I must have picked another two dozen worth and I have at least that much in the refrigerator!

I heard someone mention something about freezing them, I have to assume that's if one plans on making jam or something else other than eating.....no?

Any recommendations?

I do plan on making jam again this season so I figured I'd ask now before I start giving them away.

Also considering making other things, maybe sun dried figs or something......any must have recipes that include figs would be appreciated!


Thnx in advance!


Subject: my fig colection Replies: 22
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 1,313
 
Like Cassandra, I also gave Remis' method a try, I'm not sure if it's solely responsible for the growth I've witnessed thus far since I began collecting and using rain water about the same time but a huge thank you anyway. I only wish I began this early in the spring. Between this fertilizing method and the tips I picked up last week at Bill's seminar, I cant wait til next March!!!! :)

Subject: Best fig crop yet! Replies: 14
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 1,674
 
They're an unknown variety, my father planted it for me in my yard many yrs ago............I've nicknamed it with the family name for the time being til someone gives it a credible identity. :D

I was hoping some of the forum regulars would have identified it by now but no such luck.

My inexperienced eye thinks they may be along the lines of the Sal's lineage but I think one of the elders here who was given a cutting awhile back disagrees.

One thing I have noticed, the fruit, to me, was always sweet with good flavor but they seem to be getting even better with each year that passes.


Subject: Best fig crop yet! Replies: 14
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 1,674
 
Between the cold spell and 3+ straight days of rain we got a few weeks back, I thought for sure it was going to ruin my crop. Luckily, it didn't and I'd have to say that I've easily matched my best year already and still have a whole bunch on the tree that I'm hoping will mature before the colder weather moves in for good.



Subject: my fig colection Replies: 22
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 1,313
 
Good Lord.....+1 on Cassandra's posts, she beat me to it. Thnx for sharing!

They look so darn healthy and vibrant which mine are lacking big time!!!

One question, where do you store them all come winter?!?!? :D


Subject: Super Hot Weather...having to repot Replies: 20
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 1,276
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by snaglpus
By newly I mean, the cuttings were propagated 3 months ago and are now able to handle full sun.

Still unclear on a good method to get saplings to handle full sun.....ANY TIPS?!?!?!

Subject: Snake tale Replies: 19
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 1,154
 
Man, you're giving me chills just thinking about it. Actually, this whole story reminds me of a close call I had near Monterrey, Cali back in 2005. I stopped along the PCH#1 to grab a pine cone from one of the many beautiful cypress' growing along the way, as I reached up on the slight grassy hill I slipped and was on my way to falling. I look down to the ground to see where I'm about to catch myself......with my hand only 12" off the ground I see a snake exactly where my hand was heading, I don't know how I stopped my momentum but the freak in me did, Matrix style....LOL!
I wont say it was a rattler, don't know much about brown/tan colored snakes but I didn't stay long enough to find out either. :D

Subject: Is this ready to pot? Replies: 12
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 940
 
Question.....what do the experts here recommend when a cutting doesnt show much root growth but yet the ones that have reached the sides appear to be getting dark/brown?

Subject: Snake tale Replies: 19
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 1,154
 
You're a better man than I, poisonous snakes freak me the heck out.....especially having small children present I'm afraid I am one of those people who would have gone for the shovel.

Subject: Rooting in an old aquarium Replies: 14
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 1,298
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TucsonKen
A near-disaster occurred when I took all the cuttings out one day for a few minutes to clean the glass (bad idea) and the ones with the biggest leaves wilted very quickly.
Is there a rule of thumb on how to transition a young covered cutting to fresh air with minimal loss?

This is probably my number one killer, I seemed to have gotten the whole bag rooting to clear beer cup covered with a zip lock bag down pretty good but I find myself killing off my little guys when I remove the covers, most times they bounce back but many times they don't. Any guidance would be great to improve my success rate.

Subject: Fig meeting in the Northeast April 25th Replies: 35
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 1,907
 
So it's been a month and I cant help but wonder if anyone's having any luck with the cuttings I brought with me (fortisi and/or rocco)????

Unfortunately, the E.H. I had in the cup just died on me the other day, not sure why but I got a few cuttings from the meet as well which seem to be taking so we'll see how that works out. After the meet, I was encouraged and decided to bag root various cuttings that I had in my produce drawer, it's kind of odd.....my family variety and the rocco cuttings just seem to grow like weeds, my success rate with those two varieties have to be at least 90% survival. Kinda ticks me off I cant have that success with every other cutting I ever received. Oh well.

Hope all is well with my figmates! ;)


Subject: Fig meeting in the Northeast April 25th Replies: 35
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 1,907
 
+1 on Bill's fig orchard!!!

Very nice set up and inspiring too!

I've been joking about becoming a fig farmer in a few years when I retire to my wife for at least 10 yrs now, after seeing Bill's place I'm thinking more about it now. :D


PS- for those who managed to snag up a few of my cuttings and since it's been so long since Ive posted on a fig forum, here's a link to some photo's if yall are curious at all on what you brought home with you.
http://fortisi.zenfolio.com/p791476107



Subject: The mice and the fig Replies: 15
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 2,427
 
Going to have to remember that....moth ball containers.....I like it!

Subject: FIRST ANNUAL NORTHEAST FIG SUMMIT REPORT Replies: 12
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 1,158
 
Thanks to all who were behind putting this together, it was fun meeting more fig fanatics from the NorthEast! ;)

Be safe everyone!


Subject: Fig meeting in the Northeast April 25th Replies: 35
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 1,907
 
I havent been on the fig forums in a long time, George was nice enough to email me about this meet and will do my best to show up tomorrow with a few cuttings, nothing special unfortunately and they are unknowns.......
One will be from my family tree (meaning my Dad planted it when I bought my home) and the other will be what I call Rocco Black, my uncle gave me the saplings a few yrs ago and they actually make sweet med-dark figs. Very similar to my family tree but the leaves look different.

Subject: The mice and the fig Replies: 15
Posted By: fortisi876 Views: 2,427
 
Had this happen to me about 3-4 yrs ago, the limbs were about 3" diameter, the critters got in there and ate the bark completely around all three limbs effectively killing them, had to chop them down and start from scratch.

As for keeping it from happening, I've now added a good amount of mulch at the base of the winter wrapping, haven't had issues since.

 

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