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Subject: Vista - the gift that keeps on giving Replies: 9
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,014
 
Those look delicious!
So Jealous.......................

Subject: Today's Figs Replies: 12
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 931
 

Violette De Bordeaux


Subject: Today's Figs Replies: 12
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 931
 
Martin,
The VDB's were excellent, very sweet and rich. I put it in ground this year(3yrs old) and it took off. The figs were also double in size from last year and triple in productivity.
The LSU Purple was mediorcre, watery and favorless. This was the first time I had a ripe fruit so hopefully they will get better.
The Marseilles VS was pretty good. It had a fruity aftertaste. The big winner this year is VDB.

Subject: Today's Figs Replies: 12
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 931
 

A couple of pics.

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Subject: Garden Pro Potting Mix Replies: 15
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,959
 

You can get premier pro mix at co op growers on rt 206 in tabernacle as well as other premium potting mixes and nursery supplies. They have the best prices I can find for it, about $30. Probably a 30-40 min drive for you.  http://coopgrowers.com/


Subject: 6 Cuttings On Wish List Replies: 176
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 17,501
 
Hello everyone. Just wanted to say thanks for fueling my addiction. Everyone I traded with this year has been great. Here's my list:
1. Zingarella
2. Mavra Silka
3. O'Rourke
4. Negretta
5. Popp's Purple
6. Nero (Belleclare#5)

I can trade for scion, rooted plants, or airlayers.
Edit 12/12/11

Subject: My fig collection so far... Replies: 7
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 978
 

Nice plants! They look very healthy.


Subject: UCD trees that perform in the NE Replies: 1
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 618
 
Hi guys. I know lots of you northeasters(specifically NJ or zone 7) have trialed UCD trees. I was looking to save lots of time and energy by only continuing to grow the ones that are good performers. I grow in pots for the most part so hardiness is not the most important trait. Early ripening and taste are the most important traits I am looking at. Thanks for the help in advance.
Jason

Subject: Melanzana Breba Replies: 2
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 839
 

Will that really work? I wasn't worried about souring, I was worried about it splitting from the roots drinking too much water. I will try that next time anyways, can't hurt. Even if it doesn't work, it might keep the bugs off it when it splits.


Subject: Melanzana Breba Replies: 2
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 839
 

I had to pick my lone melanzana breba today because it was starting to split at the eye and we are expecting rain for a couple days. It definitely could have used a day or two more but it was still sweet, juicy, and HUGE. Bigger than a golf ball.

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Subject: Replanting a treeHelllp! Replies: 16
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,123
 
Someone told me it is ok to plant figs near the house because they have a shallow root system and they don't have a strong tap root like other trees. I have a brown turkey and it is 2ft from my house. It has been there a few years with no problems.
If you have to move it wait till you harvest the figs, even better when it goes dormant.

Subject: viollet de bordeaux pics Replies: 4
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 967
 

They are good eating! Had my first today. Enjoy them mnedelcu.


Subject: My 1st Breba-VDB Replies: 4
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 686
 
@AnnieBee,
I am in zone 7, 10 miles from the ocean in Southern NJ.

Subject: My 1st Breba-VDB Replies: 4
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 686
 

Main crop is juicier and slightly smaller. It's just nice to be eating a fig here and there while waiting for the main crop.


Subject: My 1st Breba-VDB Replies: 4
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 686
 

This my first breba of the year and my 1st time trying a VDB breba. Mmmm... Sweet and jammy!

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Subject: Pastiliere Replies: 4
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 704
 

Haha. Looks like mine right now....a little runt. Guess it is a good grower.


Subject: The Great Airlayer Experiment Replies: 14
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,488
 
@rafed,
I noticed several guys using bags instead of containers for air layers. Is there an advantage to bags?
Thanks,
Jason

Subject: Pastiliere Replies: 4
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 704
 

Nice tree, Martin. How old is it?


Subject: The Great Airlayer Experiment Replies: 14
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,488
 
Thank you for the advice guys. One of the best things about this hobby, other than eating figs is the experimentation with rooting, airlayering, and soil mixes. Lot s of fun!
Jason

Subject: The Great Airlayer Experiment Replies: 14
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,488
 
I bought a melanzana a year ago. It was very tall and the branches are all at the top. A small branch has formed at the base of the tree this year, so I am going to attempt a major air layer. As long as the small branch attached to the primary root system survives I will be happy.
I used a 3 gallon trade pot filled with pro-mix plus extra perlite for drainage and attached it to the tree with rope, duct tape, and plastic ties. I then cut the cambium 3/4 of the way around under the pot and propped a 2x4 under the pot for extra support. I plan on leaving it attached to the tree until it is dormant. Hopefully, I will get to harvest the figs and get two trees. I know the top tree will be hurting for a while but does anybody think this will work?

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Subject: My little slice of fig heaven Replies: 14
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,126
 

Thanks for the nice comments. This hobby makes me feel like a crackhead sometimes.


Subject: My little slice of fig heaven Replies: 14
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,126
 
Here are some pics of my figs.
1. Blackjack
2. Yard1
3. Yard2
4. Black Madeira(small)/ Fico Preto
5. Inground trees- Dark Portugese, Hardy Chicago, Celeste, Negronne, Chojuro, Shinko Asian pears
6. Kadota
7. LSU Purple
8. Marseilles VS
9. Melanzana
10. Negronne
11. Neri 2
12. Panachee
13. Sal Corleone

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Subject: Root knot nematodes in NJ? Replies: 6
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 757
 

@ Sergio- The plants look great. I repotted them and there are no signs of RKNs. I cleaned up the outer roots and they are very healthy. I found some garlic in some of them. Pleasure to meet and trade with you.


Subject: Root knot nematodes in NJ? Replies: 6
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 757
 

Thanks guys. I don't have them in my yard. I was suprised that I had to inspect plants from this area for them. I always looked for the beading from plants down south and out west.


Subject: Root knot nematodes in NJ? Replies: 6
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 757
 
I was just talking to a member here I was trading with and he had RKN in NJ. I couldn't believe it. And he cured some plants by planting garlic around them.Thought they were way down south. My collection is mostly pot culture with Premier Pro mix potting mix so I should be OK. Anybody else in NJ ever have them?
Jason

Subject: looking for a ronde de bordeaux Replies: 11
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 860
 

Me too. There have been a few on eBay but they keep out bidding me at the last second.


Subject: Let's Trade!... in NJ Replies: 8
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,440
 

I am so glad I did this. I am meeting lots of the local figgers and learning how everyone has different methods of doing the same things. It is also so much more fun doing the trades in person and seeing the different fig collections.


Subject: Let's Trade!... in NJ Replies: 8
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,440
 

Thank for looking, Ken. Stay cool in AZ.


Subject: Let's Trade!... in NJ Replies: 8
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,440
 

List updated. Thanks guys.


Subject: Let's Trade!... in NJ Replies: 8
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,440
 
Hi Guys,
I have been lurking and learning for a while now. I would like to trade locally (no shipping! Please don't ask). I am in South Jersey near Atlantic City off exit 9 on AC Expressway. I am also in Central Jersey near Hamilton a couple times a month. I have various plants from rooted for 2+ months - 3 gallon. Here's what I have available:
Osborne Prolific
Hardy Chicago EL
White Texas Everbearing
Kadota
King
Giant Amber
Brown Turkey
Armenian
Deanna
Tena
Celeste
DiRedo
Green Ischia
Brooklyn White

I will take a summer cutting or airlayer from a tree in my collection as well:
Sal Corleone
Neri 2
Oregon Prolific
BlackJack
Panache
Texas Everbearing
Melanzana
VDB
Negronne
Atreano
Excell
LSU Purple
Italian Honey

I am interested in:

Kathleen Black
Maltese Falcon
Sicilian Black
LSU Gold
Vista
Blue Celeste
Black Celeste
Malta Black

Or anything interesting that I don't have(prefer dark figs). Please PM.

Thanks for looking,
Jason



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Subject: Looking for a ronde de bordeaux Replies: 3
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 1,142
 
Hi,
I am mostly a lurker but have been here for a while. I was wondering if anybody has a ronde de bordeaux for sale or trade.
Thanks,
Jason

Subject: Best figs at your location Replies: 308
Posted By: 7deuce Views: 76,645
 

Zone 6b South NJ(Egg Harbor Twp)
1. Negronne
2. Hardy Chicago
3. Celeste
4. Ronde De Bordeaux
5. Italian Honey

6. Marseilles VS



 

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