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Subject: VdB Replies: 19
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Just leave it outside. If they aren't ripe by the time it gets cooler then throw it in the greenhouse for more time. I did that with several late figs last year and they were very good but i suspect if they ripened outside in the heat of summer they would have been great. The best figs are ripened naturally outside IMO.

Subject: VdB Replies: 19
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They are one of the best when properly ripened.

Subject: My first fig of the year- Col de Dame Grise Replies: 21
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Kerry- it was!
Bob- she was growing all winter in the greenhouse so she got a big head start.

Subject: Stella Breba Pic Replies: 4
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Beautiful! Mine has pea sized main crop that probably won't get ripe without a visit to the greenhouse.

Subject: My first fig of the year- Col de Dame Grise Replies: 21
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The only good thing to happen this month is I got to eat my first fresh fig of the year. It also happened to be the first time tasting it. It was my 9 month old, 4ft tall Col de Dame Grise airlayer that was growing all winter in the greenhouse.It is truly amazing the difference in tree maturity vs a cddg cutting which I am also growing and is a month younger.

So I got home from a 3 day vacation at the hospital and I went to check on my plants before laying down when I spied my first ripe fig on my cddg. I gave it a little squeeze... Nice and soft with some cracks and wrinkles, perfect! Not as pretty as cddn but who cares.

I sliced her open and mmmmm jammy goodness. Pretty good for such a young tree. Hopefully I get to taste many more.

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Subject: Recieved dry Cuttings? Replies: 12
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Rooting fresh non green cuttings in the summer is faster and more aggressive for me.

Subject: Recieved dry Cuttings? Replies: 12
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 630
 
Yup. They are fine. Quality cuttings with plenty of nodes.

Subject: Is this root knot nematode? Replies: 24
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When I did this operation I cleaned the area pretty good and covered the infested soil with turface and some plastic wrap. You have to be careful that the infected soil doesn't splash into the new soil when watering or raining.

Subject: What Kind Of Fig Am I ? Replies: 4
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It is definitely not Celeste or Hardy Chicago.

Subject: Recent ebay fig tree purchase experiences anyone? Replies: 33
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I have shipped several 1-2 gallon trees in July with no issues via UPS. I think the big problem is if they leave the package on the doorstep in the hot sun.

Subject: Fig eatin!!!!! Replies: 17
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Looks delicious! Sooo jealous...

Subject: Does VdB = negronne? Replies: 13
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I feel they are very similar if not the same. I have seen those leaves(first pic) on both negronne and vdb however the finger like leaves are the dominant shape.

Subject: Help ID Replies: 4
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Nice find, Phil. Normally a fig with skin that dark will have a dark red center but that looks more amber to me. It looks like it as a nice tight eye too. Let us know how it tastes.

Subject: First LSU purple not so purple Replies: 6
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My LSU Purple is dark purple on the outside and amber on the inside.

Subject: My first taste of a "white" fig Replies: 7
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Kadotas that I have had in the past weren't red on the inside. They were more of a creamy yellow to off white with a tough outer skin.

Subject: Random pictures of the fig jungle Replies: 31
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Noss- those are plastic half barrels like the SIPs from Bills Figs. Expensive but durable.
http://smartwareproducts.com/recycled-garden-pots.html

Subject: Blue Ischia Root Riot Air Layer Replies: 30
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,993
 
The rooter pots work great. I have both sizes and makes airlayering very easy.

Subject: Random pictures of the fig jungle Replies: 31
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,410
 
Just some pictures of the recently reduced fig jungle. About 20% smaller.

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Subject: Air Layering Advise Replies: 5
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Most likely the airlayer will drop almost all leaves and figs.

Subject: Hello from CT! Replies: 24
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,245
 
Hello and welcome!

Subject: Uppotting- next pot size Replies: 6
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 606
 
As long as your mix doesn't hold too much water you'll be ok.

Subject: Pro Mix HP Replies: 11
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Lowes carries Promix HP in bags not compressed bales.

Subject: Soils and Fertilizers Replies: 26
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You are missing the lime to counteract all the acidity of the pine bark fines. I use a similar mix and fertilizer and I am happy with my results.

Subject: Who keeps doubles and triples? Replies: 49
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I don't keep doubles but I do make sure my nearby fig friends have a clone of my rare trees in case something happens.

Subject: Interested in this greenhouse Replies: 32
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What Jack said. You should install a couple exhaust fans, a couple lovers, and maybe a couple circulation fans. You may need shade cloth. So far, I have been as high as 110 degrees with fans on. It will be much hotter without them. Don't know if I need shade cloth yet because it hasn't hit high 90's yet.

Subject: OT - Drosera capenis "wide leaf" Replies: 4
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I moved most of mine from inside under t5 to greenhouse to outside with no problems. The color of the plants got more vibrant outside.

Subject: Do you have main crop embryos ,visible at this time? Replies: 79
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Almost all my 25 gallon potted figs have embryos and most of my 5-15 gallons have them as well. My inground trees just shot out small leaves. I don't have high hopes for them this year. I will post details tomorrow.

Subject: Do you have main crop embryos ,visible at this time? Replies: 79
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C2- yes they are main crop. Main crop is on new growth and breba is on last season's wood.

Subject: Fig ID please..Update 10-1-13 Replies: 18
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,212
 
Haha

Subject: Finally breaking bud. Replies: 10
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 689
 
50 gallons! That sounds very heavy. Smart decision putting it in the ground vs lugging that thing back and forth.

Subject: Greenhouse figs Replies: 6
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Kubota- I will post the results

Chivas- I'm in NJ so humidity inside or outside the greenhouse is unavoidable.

Rhopkins- just what I wanted to hear. I have some trees in fabric pots and some in plastic. I think I am going to stick a few more in the greenhouse for comparison.

PAULLY- I have 4 automatic roof vents windows and a thermostat controlled exhaust fan and HAF fan. Without shade cloth I think I will be in the 95- 115 degree range.

Subject: Northeast fig meeting Replies: 87
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I'd say save some pulpo for me but by the time I get back it might be a little funky.

Subject: Northeast fig meeting Replies: 87
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Wish I could make it this year. Have fun guys!

Subject: Clonex? Replies: 10
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I like clonex in addition to scoring the bark.

Subject: Greenhouse figs Replies: 6
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I am going to leave a 2 year old Malta Black fig tree in my greenhouse to see if it can survive the heat along with my citrus. It will be 95-115 degrees( maybe more) in there during the summer. Anybody have experience with this? I would like to leave my late and slow ripening figs in there all year but I am afraid they'll get cooked in there. Plus when I move them out they get sunburned.

Subject: VdB, Blk Mission, Vista and Negronne all be the same Replies: 8
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Vista mission is genetically the same as vdb according to Jon.

Subject: Col de Dame Blanche UCD. Replies: 39
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I had a Col de Dame Blanche UCD. It was a sickly little 3 year old tree I gave away. There's a cleaner cddb out there but if you have cddn or Gris why bother.

Subject: From Cups to Pots - Say when? Replies: 12
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 887
 
Nice looking plants!
On the mix, I use a mix similar to Vince's for all my trees big and small but with super coarse perlite. With more Promix BX as the tree gets older. If you are using spagnum peat moss in the big bales don't forget the dolomitic lime. I use Promix as a convenience but have use peat, perlite, and pine bark fines before. It isn't too bad if you buy the compressed bales(like peat moss). Be careful with the compost, it might be too rich for young roots and it might clog your fast draining mix.

On transplanting, I don't use cups. I go from rooted in bins to 1 gallon fabric pots. I find the combination of fabric pot and the pine bark fines and pro mix BX to be forgiving as far as moisture.

Subject: anyone else growing BC#93? Replies: 14
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Snaglpus- Is your source the same as everyone else? A member with initials JZ. He was trading 2 winters ago.

Subject: anyone else growing BC#93? Replies: 14
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 697
 
Here are some pics of the fig in question

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Subject: My first fabric pot transplants Replies: 8
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Chivas- the biggest I am using is 25 gallon. Anything bigger will be too hard to move.

Figaro- I cut these open because I didn't want to damage the cuttings which were very rare. Plus these are Root Pouches which are much less expensive than smart pots.

Chilly- nice idea. I wish they had a Velcro seam.

Subject: My first fabric pot transplants Replies: 8
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I bought all three grades to try. The one pictured is the middle grade. The figs will outgrow the bags in 5 months or less and since they are going into a bigger pot I can't plant the bag. Definitely a believer in these bags. I will follow up at the end of the season on the 7,10, and 20 gallon bags.

Subject: My first fabric pot transplants Replies: 8
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I up potted several 1 gallon plants that were in Root Pouch fabric pots to 3 gallon pots today. When I cut open the bag I noticed several things such as:
The roots didn't circle and were well branched.
The roots were very healthy.
The moisture in the pot was fairly equal. With plastic the bottom sometimes is very wet.
The roots were growing into the bag.
The root ball and soil came out cleanly but without tangled and circled roots.

I definitely liked what I saw and will continue using these bags although I will use the cheaper ones because I had to cut it open to transplant. They will help thwart overwatering and increase aeration to the roots.

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Subject: Locals Sale Replies: 22
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,506
 
No that's my buddy. I have about 80 varieties big and small now. I reduced from about 200.

Subject: Locals Sale Replies: 22
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,506
 
Bob- you already got most of my good stuff

Luke- always a pleasure having you over

Subject: Promix in Central Jersey? Replies: 8
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Cooperative growers in Tabernacle, NJ on RT 206 sells Promix and many other growing supplies at a very reasonable price. Pro mix is $25-28 depending on how many you buy.

Subject: One Fig Happy Family Replies: 5
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Looks great! Those root pouches are my new favorite too.

Subject: 7duce Replies: 5
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Pons 26-1 from your label

Subject: 7duce Replies: 5
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 531
 
This guy is also doing fine

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Subject: 7duce Replies: 5
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Hey buddy
You mean this guy

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