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Subject: Confirming ID for Yellow Unknown Replies: 19
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John, 

I'm glad you were able to find out more about your fig. The sucker you sent me is growing so rapidly. I'm pretty excited to see how this thing grows. 

Subject: Buds falling off. Replies: 28
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Thanks for all the pictures and info guys!  I check on them today and one of them is starting to push out its leaves. I'm not really concerned anymore, figs are fighters. They should do fine. I've learned my lesson and I will not deal with Willis ever again. You live and you learn :). 

Thanks again,

Andre. 

Subject: Buds falling off. Replies: 28
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Dominick, Tim and Rafed: thank you for the words of wisdom and reassurance. I have been gardening for sometime so my patients is good. I was just worried because I've been growing figs for only a year now. I'll let nature do its thing and wish for the best. Thanks again guys! 

Subject: My 2011 cuttings progress .... Replies: 84
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Awesome pictures and best of luck! 

Andre.

Subject: Buds falling off. Replies: 28
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Do you guys think my figs even have a chance of surviving this bud drop? Sounds like Willis sells crap stuff. 

Hey Tim, are your plants healthy? Any problems? 

Subject: Buds falling off. Replies: 28
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Aww man. I really hope these figs turn out to be the varieties I purchased. I have a year to return them so I hope they fruit this year so I can double check there variety. Never gonna order from Willis again. Next time I find an online nursery I'm gonna ask you guys about it. 

Subject: Buds falling off. Replies: 28
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UGH, thats what I get for not doing my research. Thanks for the heads up, Jason. Willis has a one year guarantee on the stuff i ordered so if they turn out to be something else, i'll return them. 

Subject: Buds falling off. Replies: 28
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Tim,

I agree, Dominick and Jason did ease my worries. I think they just need some time to get used to their new surroundings. Plants always get shocked from being in the mail and drop most of their leaves. I ordered a Hardy Chicago, Black Mission, and Black Jack fig. Are Willis Orchards known for screwing up orders and giving you the wrong varieties of fig? I hope mine are the varieties they said they were...

Subject: Buds falling off. Replies: 28
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I recieved the trees from http://www.willisorchards.com/. They sat around for 3 days, but the roots remained wrapped and moist. I did not think of soaking them because the roots felt very alive and moist the entire time. They are in my basement for now, the temps about 68 degrees and they don't get any direct sunlight. I really hope its just the stress of being shipped. It would be a waste if they died. 

Also, the wood is very flexible and green in some parts. So I know it's not dead fully. 

Subject: Buds falling off. Replies: 28
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Can you see them now?

Subject: Buds falling off. Replies: 28
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Here are some pictures. My camera's battery is dead so I had to use my crappy iPhone camera. Int the last image, you can see my Brown Turkey's buds are nice and healthy looking while the one in the foreground has dried up buds. 

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Subject: Buds falling off. Replies: 28
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Sure thing, I'll take a few right now. 

Subject: Buds falling off. Replies: 28
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Hey guys,

I bought 3 fig trees a few weeks back, they were bare root. The buds on them seemed to be very healthy and alive. But after I transplanted them into their containers all of their bud dried up and are falling off. Should I be worried? Is this because of all the stress from shipment? I'm kinda worried :(. 

Subject: Figloo update Replies: 31
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Thats strange, my Brown Turkey went dormant outside and I brought indoors and it stayed dormant. It's been in 68+ temperatures all winter. 

Subject: Fig Trees Starting to AWAKE Replies: 30
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Mine are just starting to come in too. I just put them in bigger containers. Ill try to post some pics soon. Wish everyone a great growing season! 

Subject: Figloo update Replies: 31
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Did not mean to hijack the last thread :). Thats interesting, I have a small tool shed in the back, its probably 11' X 8'. If I run out of space for my figs in the house, maybe I can leave them there. But like you said, keeping the temp about freezing would be crucial. To be honest I'm surprised that your tree survived in 37 degree weather! That is pretty damn impressive. I think your potted figs would do just fine, as long as the soil doesn't freeze. I bet wrapping the containers in burlap would provide a little more protection.  

Subject: successful Italian fig growers in Pennsylvania Replies: 37
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They did the the first time I tried them. Have you put any container figs in the figloo? 

Subject: successful Italian fig growers in Pennsylvania Replies: 37
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Awesome set up. I bet that tree puts out tons of figs. What kind of fig is it?

Subject: successful Italian fig growers in Pennsylvania Replies: 37
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I would love to see pictures of the set up and the tree. I think I'll try this out in the future. I'm sure if I do this with a Hardy Chicago, it would be a little easier to manage. 

Subject: successful Italian fig growers in Pennsylvania Replies: 37
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I wonder If I can do something like that in Chicago? Lol, I would have to heat the damn thing. It gets way too cold here in the winter. 

Subject: Newbie in Chicago looking for fig cuttings Replies: 5
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I seriously can't believe how generous you guys are. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I owe ya one. Seems like everyone on this forum is pretty awesome. I'm so glad I found this place :).

Subject: Newbie in Chicago looking for fig cuttings Replies: 5
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@ go4broek: I am sorry if my post wasn't clear. The list is of the varieties I have. I'm really interested in finding a Celeste. But, I will take any other cool varieties people have to offer! 

@Martin: Thanks for the e-mail, bud. I wrote ya back. 

Subject: Newbie in Chicago looking for fig cuttings Replies: 5
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Last year I purchased my first fig tree, Brown Turkey, and I have been obsessed with growing figs ever since. Now the list looks like this:

Brown Turkey
Black Jack
Black Mission
Hardy Chicago

I've been really interested in obtaining a Celeste. But, I am willing to take w.e cultivar you guys have to offer. I don't have much I can trade. I took some cuttings off of my Brown Turkey and three have sprouted roots. If cuttings don't suffice I'm sure we can work something out. I'm looking for 3 or 4 more varieties to add to my collection this year so, your help would be greatly appreciated. 

Andre. 

Subject: Thinking of getting some new figs! Replies: 1
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Hey guys,

I have Brown Turkey Fig (I think) and it did very well this year. From what I heard (I was in China all summer) the tree put out plenty of fruit. I managed to taste a few when I got back in late August and they were pretty good.

So, I am just trying to get an idea of another type of fig to grow for next summer. What would you guys recommend? I am looking for something that is a very good pick-and-eat fig and I am sure some of you guys know a lot more than me. Thanks.

Edit: I was looking at this website: http://www.treesofjoy.com/myfigs.htm and I am pretty interested in the Naples White and the Lebanese Red. What do you guys think?


Subject: New Fig Tree! Replies: 9
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lol, no way. I've been there a few times. I'm assuming you used to live here?


Subject: New Fig Tree! Replies: 9
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Good to hear there are fellow enthusiasts who are a part of the forum. I live way north of you in Skokie.


Subject: New Fig Tree! Replies: 9
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Originally Posted by Dieseler
Andre welcome.
breba is the first crop of figs on last seasons wood, here in chicago they fall off due to the cold springs, not to worry though as the main crop taste much better. Many fig plants get 2 crops , first crop is breba followed by main crop.
On the other forum your message has an error and does not show up.
Martin


Martin,

Thanks for the reply, yeah I know thats why I decided to join this forum. thats for the info, I'll be in Shanghai until mid aug, so I hope I can taste some of the fruit. What part of Chicago are you in?

Subject: New Fig Tree! Replies: 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rafed
AndreD1101

Welcome to the forum,
You've come to the right place for questions and answers.

But the first thing I'd like to tell you is that's not a Brown Turkey fig.
Looks more like a Negronne/VBD. Which to most ( say 95% of us ) it's better fig the the B/T.

Once the fruit get to a certain size they stop growing till about a week or so before harvest. That's when they start to swell, grow, droop and soften.
You'll know when the time come but that won't be till about late August or September. Or unless they are brebas and that will happen in about a month or so.

If you have an attached garage then you can cover them but not to an extreme.

Others with more knowledge will weigh in as well.

Congrats on your FIRST fig tree. LOL 

Rafed,

Thanks for the reply. I have always been interested in growing trees in containers. In the above attached photo, on the bottom right hand corner is my Date palm that I started from a pit. Behind my fig, is a Cherry tree that I have been growing in that larger cement pot. So naturally, I was drawn into growing figs.

I do not have a garage, so I am planning to put them in my basement right next to a larger glass sliding door. Will the fig go dormant? And if it does, that means it wont need any sun light right? Attached are some more pictures of the fruit and the new leaf growth. Please share your thoughts and opinions guys, I really want my tree to thrive!

NOTE: Please excuse the blurry pics, I had to take them on my iPhone. Once I get a new SD card I'll be able to take better quality pictures. Also, everything is wet because it rain heavily today :). The last two pics are of my Date palm and my cherry tree. Just though I'd throw  them in for fun. I love gardening!!!

Also whats breba mean? lol please excuse my ignorance.


Subject: New Fig Tree! Replies: 9
Posted By: AndreD1101 Views: 953
 
Hey guys,

I just registered to this forum and its great to find a community that is dedicated to fig growing! I purchased a Brown Turkey fig and it already has fruit on it!

Here are my concerns/questions:

1. I plan on keeping the tree in a pot (18" diameter). I live in Chicago so there is no way I'd be able to keep it outside in the winter. I want to bring it indoors for the winter. Now do I have to cover the tree while it's inside?

2. I've had the tree for a week now and the fruit haven't gotten any bigger. Is this because the tree is getting over the initial shock of being transplanted? Is there anything I can do to improve the fruit production?

Thanks for your time and I really look forward to learning more about Figs and growing other varieties.

I also attached a photo of my new tree.

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