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Subject: Fig project and hedge update Replies: 21
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,099
 
Hi WillsC:

I planted my fig hedge at about the same spacing for the same reason (we could try more fig varieties in less space).  So far it is worked out very nicely, and I have been able to prune them to a nice hedge, easy to pick (walk up one side and down the other), easy to water (I run a soaker hose down the line), and easy to prune (well, like a hedge).

Hope you enjoy this as much as we have.  Other than having trouble with too much splitting and rotting last summer (too much rain at all the wrong times last summer; and nothing to do with the hedge of course) this project was a total success.  We finally realized our dream of having too many figs!  ;-)

Best wishes.

John

Subject: More fig recipes Replies: 3
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 548
 
Thanks for the recipes.

One of the problems with many fig recipes though, is that if you are trying to use up too many figs, with the recipes you just end up with too much food.

So I tried just simply roasting some figs in the oven until they were nicely carmelized.  Pretty good.  And a big bunch of figs ended up a small amount of carmelized figs.  N.B: Be sure and use a non-stick roasting pan or give it a good spray of non-stick spray.  The carmelized fig juice is pretty hard to get off otherwise.

Also I have made really excellent fig bread (like banana bread).  But once again, now you just have more food.

Too bad I can't get the fig trees to spread the harvest throughout the year!  ;-)

So I'm going to start canning figs again soon.

Best wishes to all.

John

Subject: Stella ,old and young comparison,today pixies! Replies: 17
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,403
 
Hi Gina.  I also like the unique shape of this fig, as seen in your link.

But as I noted above, my favorite part is that the birds don't know there is rich, dark red, tasty fig inside the green skin.

I love dark figs, but I have to put a net over them, or the birds peck them all.

So I am loving the Stella and others with dark rich interior and green exterior.

Best wishes to all.

John

Subject: Stella ,old and young comparison,today pixies! Replies: 17
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,403
 
Thank you for the pictures Herman.

I have a start from your Stella, and this is a tree I am very excited about.

I really like the look of this tree, and one thing I am coming to appreciate is green skin (birds don't bother much) and good dark interior look and taste.

The Stella is setting good fruits this year.  I can't wait!

Hope you are well my friend.

Best wishes.

John

Subject: Heat & Drought Damage: How Serious? Replies: 17
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,165
 
Hi everyone.  And thank you all so very much for the great advice.

I must confess I was more than a little paniced to see our beautiful fig trees losing that many leaves.  All of your advice was right on target though.  I watered them heavily the last two days and they are already growing new little leaves.  Pretty amazing recovery.

Looks like two things went wrong with the soaker hose: 1) I buried it with mulch and it got clogged; and 2) It was running between growing branches on one tree and the growth was pinching it.  Solution: Keep the soaker hose on top where I can see it.  Burying seemed like a good idea at the time.  It wasn't.

Herman is exactly right about the Atreano.  It seems to have taken the biggest hit from the lack of water.  The Latterala also reacted very strongly to the lack of water, but both are showing new growth already.  Good to know about the HC varieties being more drought tolerant.  Thanks Herman.  I have a good spot for three fig trees way up on a hill where watering is tough.  I think HC types would be great there.

The pictures are: 1) The damaged fig trees; 2) A side view of the Fig Hedge; and 3) A view looking up the Fig Hedge.

Thank you again my friends.  Having you here is a great blessing.

Best wishes.

John

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Subject: Heat & Drought Damage: How Serious? Replies: 17
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,165
 
Hi everyone.  Hope you are having a great Summer and a great growing season.

The Fig Hedge had been a big success.  I water it with a line of soaker hoses.  It works great and it is very easy/low maintenance.

We are in extreme drought right now in the North Georgia Piedmont, and the temperatures got up to 107-108 several days in a row.  No problem though: Soaker hoses to the rescue.  I just turned them on and problem solved.  All the figs look great.  But . . .

Turns on a section wasn't working and I didn't notice it until today, when I saw yellow leaves.  About 6 fig trees lost about half of their leaves.  They are loaded with fruit.

For some of our more experienced hot climate Figgers, my questions are: 1) How serious is it when you lose about half the leaves?  Are the trees in danger of dying; 2) Other than heavy watering (already done all day today with a new soaker hose) is there anything I could or should do?  Should I remove the fruit?  Part of the fruit?  Just keep them watered and hope for the best?

Thank you my friends.  Other than this, looks like a fantastic fig crop this year.

Best wishes to all.

John

Subject: LSU Purple 2011 & 2012 Replies: 32
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 2,937
 

Hi JD.  Great thread, and I am delighted that your LSU is doing so well.

 

One thing I have learned about figs is that they can be variable.  Take a look at the leaves for example: Different shape leaves on the same plant.  There also seems to be some variation in the fruit depending on weather conditions, soil conditions, etc.

 

As a general rule though, our LSU Purples have been consistently green up until the end stages, but there may be a purple tinged one here or there that I didn't notice.

 

But your figs also look a darker, richer shade, and they are from our mother plant!  So clearly there is variation caused by local conditions.

 

Hope you will get a great crop this year also.

 

This much is clear though: Atleast in the South the LSU Purple is a winner.

 

Best wishes.

 

John

 


Subject: LSU Purple 2011 & 2012 Replies: 32
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 2,937
 
Hi Noss.

The LSU Purples are green until they start to mature.

That is normal.

Best wishes.

John

Subject: lsu purple fig Replies: 6
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 971
 
The first few years I almost dug up our LSU Purple.

That would have been a big mistake, as now it is one of our best tasting and most productive figs.

Like a fine wine, the LSU Purple really does get better with age.

It is worth the wait.

Subject: Watching fig sales on ebay Replies: 65
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 3,798
 
I've bought a lot of cuttings from Ebay over the years, and learned a lot, sometimes the hard way.

The most important lesson is ONLY BUY FROM REPUTABLE DEALERS.

When you get a bad fig cutting or plant, one that is not the variety promised, it's not the money lost on bidding that is the problem: It is the lost opportunity costs and time wasted on growing a bad fig when you could have grown a good one.

The regular posters here are top sellers and reputable, because if they were not, the experts here would have called them out, and have before.

I am most grateful for all the great figs from growers here, but I have to say a special thanks to Herman.  His figs are simply the best, absolute top varieties and top quality.

We now have over 50 different fig varieties growing in ground in our orchard, most from Herman.  It is a glorious sight and a great joy for our family.

Best wishes to all.

John

Subject: Herman made me do it Replies: 19
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 2,016
 
My Mom is growing a strain of Hardy Chicago from Herman in ground in Zone 5 in Northern Indiana.  She covers it in Winter, but it has given her two crops of figs the last two years, in ground in Zone 5.

Also, Herman's strain of Hardy Chicago is excellent in flavor.  I have a Hardy Chicago I bought from a national catalog based nursery, and one from Herman.  The one from Herman is far superior.

Subject: Happy New Year Everyone Replies: 2
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 557
 
Happy New Year Everyone.

I have been pretty busy the last few months trying to meet some deadlines, but I look forward to getting back to some gardening again this Spring.

The Fig Hedge was a tremendous success this summer.  I will get some good pictures this Spring and post them.

I'm determined to count my blessings this year, and among them are my good friends here.  I have learned a tremendous amount about growing figs from my friends here, and our family now has a great fig orchard full of healthy figs.  Even in winter we are enjoying lots of great fig preserves.

Hope everyone is well, and very best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year to you and your families.

John

Subject: Petite aubique vs negronne/vdb Replies: 4
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,627
 
Hi Ed.  Apologies, because I don't have an answer to your question (and don't want to divert your thread) but I just wanted to tell you that your Latorolla (the variety you have pictured) is STILL producing great figs!  Even after a few light freezes!  The figs are very large and great flavor.  This one is a winner.

Hope you are well my friend.

(now back to the original topic)

John

Subject: Looking for fig variety suggestions Replies: 7
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 816
 
I had no trouble at all propogating Marseilles VS from cuttings.

I just planted the cuttings in-ground in the Spring in a bed of good quality potting soil on the south side of a large mother fig tree (to give them some shade in mid-day through the summer) and keep them well watered. By the end of the summer they were solid well branched 2 to 3 foot trees.

Get your cuttings from a top quality source like Herman and you will do fine.

Best wishes.

John


Subject: What Is Your Most Productive Fig Tree Replies: 4
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,565
 
Our most productive fig is the unknown we found.  It is a variety of a modern hybrid.  It has a tightly closed eye, produces the main crop early (mid July in Zone 7b), and very heavy for several weeks.  Then more lightly for another month or so.  It has a decent breba crop too.  The flavor is very good.  Not Chicago Hardy good, but very good, especially for a white fig.  For us it is definately a winner, one of the best we have.

To end the confusion, we now consistently call it Georgia White Hybrid.

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Subject: New unknowns around the corner in 6b Replies: 39
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 2,818
 
All of my figs are in ground, so I don't know about bringing figs indoors in pots.

But I would think that if you potted up the rooted sucker in some good quality potting soil, kept it in a place where it could get some chilling but no heavy freeze, watered it occasionally, it would do just fine and take off in the spring.

Nothing ventured nothing gained though.

Best wishes.

John

Subject: New unknowns around the corner in 6b Replies: 39
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 2,818
 
Very interesting find.

Take a look around the base of the plant, and it is very likely that you can find a few rooted suckers growing there that could be easily removed with no harm to the mother plant at all.  So even if you aren't good are rooting cuttings, you can't fail with one that is already rooted.

Best wishes.

John

Subject: climate permitted some fruits to ripe,& pix Replies: 5
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 619
 
Hi Herman.  Thanks for sharing.

Those figs look great!

Hopefully next summer will be your best year yet.

I keep thinking I will take some pictures of our figs, and then we just end up walking around the figs and eating them!  ;-)

But the fig hedge was a big success.  Most of the figs were from you, and greatly appreciated us all, and especially the children.  The children ate great figs everyday, and probably have a few more weeks left before a freeze.  Every tree grew very well, most going from about 1.5 feet this Spring to 5, 6, or even 7 feet now.

Even though these were only 2 year old trees, and the first year in-ground in the permanent location (the fig hedge) we got some very nice figs, and next year they will do even better.

We dreamed of having a fig orchard, and now we have one!  Thank you my friend.

John

Subject: LSU Purple 2011 & 2012 Replies: 32
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 2,937
 
Hi J.D.

The LSU Purple really does get better.

We have had ours in ground for probably close to 10 years now, and every year the flavor and productivity have been better.

I'm sure there is some limit to this, but so far the LSU Purple ages like fine wine.

It is a real winner.

Best wishes my friend.

John

Subject: Memorable figs of 2011 Replies: 24
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 2,397
 
Nero 600M (from Herman)
Chicago Hardy (from Herman, and better than the one I had)
Mavra Sika (from Bass)

There were lots of other great figs, but these were the ones I couldn't wait to pick this year.

Next year the fig hedge should really hit its stride in production, with about 50 different varieties.

The LSU Purple is always a big winner, as is our Georgia White (unknown).

Best wishes to all.

John

Subject: Prayer request for my brother in law and family Replies: 45
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,769
 
May God be close to you and your family Gene.

Our prayers are with you and your family.

John

Subject: Tour of my garden video Replies: 5
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 603
 
That was a great video.

Thank you for the garden tour.

Best wishes.

John

Subject: This cultivar,did ,succed against the rain of the century . Replies: 10
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,045
 
I want to add this about this amazing fig: Herman was very kind, and sent me two of the very limited cuttings.  One was forked, so I cut off about a two inch section to make three cuttings.

All three rooted quickly and are now growing in-ground healthy and strong in our orchard.

And the two-inch cutting grew to over 6 feet and fruited its first season!

This is going to be the next great fig.

Herman, you are a genious my friend!  This fig is amazing.  And very beautiful also.  A real winner!

Subject: Mavra Sika Replies: 4
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,048
 
We just picked our first Mavra Sika from a tree planted in ground this season.

The flavor was excellent.  I am very happy with this tree.

We have been having hot dry weather, which probably helped, but this is a great fig for certain.

Best wishes to all.

John

Subject: Maggies Pictures -Sal Corleone and Atreano Replies: 7
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 966
 
Our Atreano (from Herman) is producing very good tasting fruit.  It has been hot and dry, and the sugar content is high in the fruit.  This is it's first season in-ground, and it is very productive, especially for such a young plant.  I am getting several nice figs every day.  I think this variety will be a real winner, at least here in the South.

Best wishes to all.

John


Subject: Long Brown Honey fig. Replies: 34
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 3,323
 
Herman was very kind to share a start of this great cultivar with us.

My children read that Herman's grandaughter loved this fig, so they just had to have this one for their orchard also.

It is growing very strongly in our orchard, with a good setting of fruit.

They have not ripened yet, as this is the plant's first season in ground, and that tends to delay the setting of fruit, but it will not be long before they start to ripen.

I can confirm that this cultivar is a strong grower, very healthy, no signs of FMV, and a beautiful ornamental plant.

As to the flavor, if Herman's grandaughter loves this fig, it is a real winner for certain.  We have three children, they are very discerning about which figs they like and which ones they don't, and the children can easily pick the best flavored figs from the lessor figs.  Children know what tastes good.

Special thanks to Herman for sharing a start of this with us.  We will be certain that this cultivar is kept alive for future children.  It may do better in the South though.

Best wishes to all.

John

Subject: Huge & Unusual Fig Leaves Replies: 15
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,109
 
Speaking of unusual, I just found an unusual looking fig.

These are two Atreanos: The one on the left is normal, and the one of the right seems to have an exploded flower part on the side of the fig.

(better check the radiation levels in the area)

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Subject: Huge & Unusual Fig Leaves Replies: 15
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,109
 
Hi Bill.  Those are beautiful leaves.

There truly are lots of things to love about figs, including that they are beautiful enough to be used as a landscape plant even if they didn't have fruit.

The fruit is amazingly healthy for you, and very easy to grow.  At least for those of us in Zone 6 or higher, there is no better or easier food crop for your backyard, and most anyone, anywhere can grow a few in pots.

I am on a mission to encourage people to grow figs in their backyards, because I am pretty sure in the not so distant future they are going to need them.  That's not a negative message, just the truth, and it is positive if we are able to get back to more simple and healthy ways of living.

Thanks for sharing Bill.  That was fun.

Best wishes to all.

John

Subject: Huge & Unusual Fig Leaves Replies: 15
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,109
 
I just looked, and our Tash Kent, Tacoma, and Lindhurst Whites have leaves about this size, but I'm not sure about the shape.

OK, come on Bill.  The suspense is killing us . . .

Subject: Huge & Unusual Fig Leaves Replies: 15
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,109
 

I'm going to need a bigger leaf!  ;-)


Subject: hello Replies: 16
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 941
 
Welcome Trava.

I guarantee you will learn a lot from this Forum, and meet many wonderful people here.

This is a wonderful resource and a great online community.

Enjoy my friend.

Best wishes.

John

Subject: "Texas Blue Giant" a Giant Dud Replies: 22
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 2,515
 
Thanks Ben.  I have already started trying this, really pumping the water in to hopefully drive out the ants.

And the Texas Blue Giant must be reading my posts here.

I threatened to take it out because it wasn't producing any edible figs, and tonight, it produced its first edible fig in three years.

Honestly, it was not bad; pretty good.

I think Jon is right about it being a sport of BT though.

I guess I got a little frustrated (make that a lot frustrated) when the figs were dropping and no figs in three years.

The Texas Blue Giant may prove to be alright after all.

I will give it another year and see if it can pull through.

Thanks Ben and everyone.

Best wishes.

John

Subject: Will my LSU Purple taste better with age? Replies: 14
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,237
 
Hi Joe.  I got the #1 strain from Raintree Nursery (I think), but it may have been One Green World.

The #2 strain was from a local commercial nursery ("Cofers" a good nursery; but they buy theirs from other commercial growers).

I would be happy to compare the pictures to my varieties, and you can look at the pictures I posted.  Also, if the flavor is not good initially, it sounds like strain #1.  The leaves are identical on both, but the fruit looks different, and tastes very different initially.  And the #1 is a stronger grower and far more productive.

It is also possible that there are more than two different strains being marketed as LSU Purple.

Best wishes.

John


Subject: Will my LSU Purple taste better with age? Replies: 14
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,237
 
One more thing about the LSU Purples:

There must be at least two different strains being marketed as LSU Purple.

I got two from two different sources, and while I think it is fair to call them both "LSU Purple" they are different.

You can see the difference on the plate of figs I posted above with some of both strains:

LSU Purple #1 is longer and purple and gold (appropriate for LSU)

LSU Purple #2 is rounder and more purple.

Also, the #1 strain took many years to reach peak flavor.  The first few years were inedible.

But #2 produced good figs the first year.

Still, all things considered, #1 is far superior in mature flavor and massive productivity.

Best wishes.

John


Subject: Will my LSU Purple taste better with age? Replies: 14
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,237
 
I agree with Jon that the flavor of the LSU Purple is unique.  I absolutely love these, and wouldn't give up ours for any price.

It also has less seeds than most other figs, which may be a plus for some.

It does especially well here in the hot, humid Southeast, and stands up to the heaviest rains without splitting.

It is a real winner here in Georgia.

I'm not sure how well it would do up North, but maybe others know.

Best wishes.

John


Subject: Will my LSU Purple taste better with age? Replies: 14
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,237
 

Here are some LSU Purple pictures:

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Subject: Will my LSU Purple taste better with age? Replies: 14
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,237
 
Hi Ireilly:

I can tell you 100% this is true.  The LSU Purple doesn't take good at all the first several years; then it goes to alright; to fantastic.

The first several years I thought I would dig up my LSU Purple.  And it took (not sure; I don't keep formal records) maybe 5 or 6 years to truly reach peak flavor.

Our LSU Purple is planted in ground, it is super productive (from about the 3rd week of July in Zone 7b through frost).

And the flavor just gets better every year.  I love them.  We have so many, I keep thinking I will take some to neighbors, but then I eat them!  ;-)

LSU Purple is a fig that takes great patience, but your patience will be rewarded.

Best wishes.

John


Subject: Figs 4 Fun in a Few...Weeks Replies: 35
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,912
 
Hi JD.  This is only the beginning my friend.

Every year will be better: More figs and better figs as your plants mature.

Best wishes for continued success.

Enjoy!

John

Subject: "Texas Blue Giant" a Giant Dud Replies: 22
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 2,515
 
Thanks so much for your thoughts on this everyone.

I am very happy to hear that others are having better luck with the Texas Blue Giant.

I went out and looked at it again, and I noticed that it seems to be sitting on top of a large fire ant hill.  We don't use any pesticides or chemicals of any kind, having a 100% organic garden and orchard, so poisoning the ants isn't an option.

I wonder if the fire ants might be damaging the roots?

When the weather cools, I will dig it up (quickly to avoid a fire ant attack), throw it in a bucket of water (to get rid of the fire ants on the plant), examine it to make sure it is RKN free, and replant it out in the back 40 and see if it does anything.

It's also possible that it is not a Texas Blue Giant, but just some dud cutting that got mixed in.

Because others are having good luck with the Texas Blue Giant, there is clearly something going wrong with this one.

You can't win them all I guess.  Overall, we are having tremendous success and our figs (over 50 different varieties) all look great.

So I will count my blessings, instead of just my one frustation.

Very best wishes to all.

John

Subject: Earthquake. Replies: 30
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,440
 
Hope everyone is alright.

We even felt a little bit here in North East Georgia.

Prayers for safety and best wishes to all.

John

Subject: "Texas Blue Giant" a Giant Dud Replies: 22
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 2,515
 
Anyone else growing "Texas Blue Giant"?

I have been growing this in-ground here in Zone 7b, with good soil, plenty of water, and overall excellent care.

But after three years it is still barely 2 feet tall, has visible FMV, and the fruits either drop off or shrivel and remain cottony inside; totally inedible.

I have trees that have fruited in their first year, and most are producing very well by year three.

I have gotten a few decent figs from Raintree Nursery, but the Texas Blue Giant is a 10 gallon dud.

It occupies some excellent potential fig real estate, so it is coming out and to the fire as soon as the weather cools, to make room for a good fig.

Maybe it does better in another climate, but here in the Southeast, save your money friends.

Best wishes to all.

John

North Georgia Piedmont
Zone 7b

Subject: Marseilles black vs,Breba! Replies: 30
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 3,745
 
Hi Herman.  We can't report on the brebas until next Spring, but here is a status report on our MBVS trees so far here in Zone 7b:

We started our MBVS trees from cuttings last Spring.

They over wintered in ground and there was zero die-back on all of the MBVS trees even though we had a hard winter (by zone 7 standards) with lots of snow.

This year the trees (we have several) are 4 to 5 feet tall and loaded with figs (still green but about the size of quarters in diameter).

They are very healthy, growing strong, and there is absolutely no sign of FMV.

They should begin ripening soon.

This fig will be a real winnner I am sure.

Best wishes to all.

John

North Georgia Piedmont
Zone 7b

Subject: LSU Purple Replies: 18
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 1,994
 
Hi Tim.

I almost dug up our LSU Purple the first several years.

The taste was not good.

DON'T!!!

The flavor will develop in time.  Now the LSU Purple is excellent in flavor, one of our very best, and it gets better every year so far is better than the last.

Be patient my friend, and you will be rewarded, but it will be a while for it to reach full flavor.

Best wishes.

John

Subject: The meaning and significance of the FIG LEAF FLUSH?? Replies: 8
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 2,894
 
Hi Dan.  This makes a lot of sense.

Thank you for sharing this.

It will be very helpful.

Best wishes.

John

Subject: Tashkent Fig Replies: 43
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 4,305
 
Hi Dominick.

My Tashkent has been growing in ground all summer, and it actually looks pretty good.

Maybe there is still hope.

Hope you are well my friend and having a great summer.

John

Subject: Fig Color and birds Replies: 9
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 850
 
There is no question about it: The darker colors signal to birds that fruit is ripe and trigger birds to eat the fruit.

We have to cover our dark figs with nets to keep the birds out.

We leave our light figs uncovered.  You still get a bird pecking at a fig or two on the light figs, but the damage is minor.  If you leave a dark fig uncovered the damage will be major.

Best wishes.

John

Subject: LSU Purple Power! Replies: 54
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 5,836
 
Thanks for the picture Ken.  It looks great!  Our kids enjoyed seeing this picture and what happens to those sticks we mailed out.  You must be taking excellent care of it.  Hope you will enjoy this variety as much as we do.

The flavor of the LSU Purple this season has had a richness that surpasses all of our other figs.  I can't stop eating them!  ;-)

I think this may be because of the unusually hot summer, so in Arizona the flavor should be excellent.

Hope you are well my friend.

John

Subject: For Fla.-LSU Purple and ? Replies: 9
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 889
 

p.s.  The LSU Purple is a definate winner.  It will do well for him, but tell him to be patient. The LSU Purple's flavor improves dramatically with age.


Subject: For Fla.-LSU Purple and ? Replies: 9
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 889
 
I planted one of Ed's Latarollas (Latarolla (EJP)) and it is growing like a weed here in the heat and humidity of Georgia.  It has been especially hot and humid this summer, so this fig should thrive in Florida also.  It is setting a nice crop of figs it's first summer here.

And I agree with BLB that if you are sending just two figs, a dark and light is a good plan.

I sent my brother back in Maine a Hardy Chicago.  Just one fig (to start) but now he is hooked too!

Hope your brother will enjoy these as much as we do.

Best wishes.

John

Subject: LSU Purple Power! Replies: 54
Posted By: GeorgiaFig Views: 5,836
 
Hi Noss and Dan.

LSU and Dr. O'Rourke have done the world a great service with the LSU figs.  They are most definately among the very best in my opinion.  Great taste and very, very productive.

Louisiana is a great State with great people.  They offered me a faculty position at LSU some years ago, but honestly, we didn't think we could take the heat and humidity.  The North Georgia Piedmont as about as hot and humid as we can take, and it's mild compared to South Louisiana swamp country.  You Cajuns are some tough folks!

Give our regards to Mike the Tiger.  The kids visit his website periodically to see what Mike is up to.

Hope you are having a great fig season.  They are coming in faster than we can pick them right now!

Best wishes.

John

 

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