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Subject: Sold as Kadota, need an ID Replies: 3
Posted By: Yuri Views: 841
 
Thanks Herman and Jon.

Subject: VdB and Violette Dauphin Replies: 0
Posted By: Yuri Views: 697
 
Both are excellent figs in a dry climate like mine. Until today I've considered VdB as an A++ fig and regarded it as my favourite. Well, I changed my mind - after a fully ripe Viollette Dauphin. VdB is excellent, while VDauphine is simply mindblowing with less seed crunch. 
First pic - 1 VD to the left, 2 VdB to the right. Second pic - upper row is VdB, lower is VDauphin.
 

Yuri

Subject: Sold as Kadota, need an ID Replies: 3
Posted By: Yuri Views: 841
 
Hi all! I got this fig to fruit for the first time. The figs are sweet, with little, if any, seeds. I guess I can use a little help identifying it.
Yuri


Subject: Some fruits Replies: 0
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Here's a few pics of todays figs from the market. The white ones are local crop, and the big black one is from Turkey. The fruits are sweet, and local fruits are also a bit acidic. Well, tasty anyway!


    

Subject: First ripe figs Replies: 3
Posted By: Yuri Views: 911
 
Thanks for the ID Herman! We had some good temps here, around 100F-105F, strangely no flavour gained.

Subject: First ripe figs Replies: 3
Posted By: Yuri Views: 911
 
Doh...seriously, nobody has even an idea?

Subject: First ripe figs Replies: 3
Posted By: Yuri Views: 911
 
Today I was at my friends place, and I stumbled upon some ripe figs on his plant. Sweet, with some seed crunch and little flavour. Any thoughts on ID?
  

Yuri

Subject: Starting an air-layer now? Replies: 9
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Thanks everyoune for your feedback

Yuri

Subject: Starting an air-layer now? Replies: 9
Posted By: Yuri Views: 1,168
 
Hi all!
Today I had a visit to a friend of our family, had a great day there. The guy has two nice figs growing in his yard, one black and one yellow (as always happens here). They were cut down to the snow level this year, showing nice recovery now. Black fig has some figs on it, they show an interesting feature - a lot of them are growing in pairs - two fruit buds per leaf. Yellow one needs some older wood (or pinching) to produce fruit. The owner granted me with full access to his figs, so I thinking of air-layering some branches instead of taking cuttings in autumn - the bush has some sweet-looking horizontal branches. Is it too late now or I have some chances?


    

Subject: Pollination question Replies: 1
Posted By: Yuri Views: 716
 
Hi all!
I got an unknown fig tree, and despite some decent weather (100F here today) the figlets don't seem to get bigger. Maybe it's a variety that needs pollination? Here's the cross section of the fruit:
 

Thanks in advance
Yuri

Subject: Russian fig researcher Replies: 16
Posted By: Yuri Views: 2,344
 
Hi
Figs are grown mainly in southern Russia (Krasnodar krai and Rostov oblast), on Caucasus coast they grow without protection (from Sochi to Novorossiysk, rather wet climate), farther north and east they are rather bushes than trees, and are usually buried for winter. Summers are rather hot there, so ripening is not a problem.
In Ukraine they grow into trees on southern Crimea coast, there are some local varieties. They again grow like bushes in northern Crimea, southern Odessa and Kherson regions, mainly unprotected, but die back in cold winters. Two main varieties there are Dalmatian and VdB. The climate is dry here, 15-16 inches per year here.
There's a research university in Kakhovka, which specialized in breeding persimmons, figs and pomegranates, some new cold-hardy figs are expected in few years. 

Subject: Question on pinching figs Replies: 3
Posted By: Yuri Views: 848
 
Thanks OttawanZ5, I cut off the top, and pinched the other branches. 
Too bad I haven't used the forum search beforehand, I've found a lot of info on this topic.

Yuri

Subject: Lyndhurst White Replies: 6
Posted By: Yuri Views: 1,192
 
Wow, that looks superb! Love the red color!

Subject: Question on pinching figs Replies: 3
Posted By: Yuri Views: 848
 
Hello everyone! 
Last year my unknown fig dropped it's fruit, it's a very vigorous grower, so I think it may put too much power intro growing shoots rather than fruits. Should I pinch the tips to encourage ripening of fruit and wood, and stimulate the branching on the next year?
Would it be OK if I cut the branches as pictured?

Yuri

Subject: Conadria Picture Update 7/3/10 Replies: 15
Posted By: Yuri Views: 1,614
 
I bet it was tasty! ;)

Subject: Violet De Bordeaux Replies: 4
Posted By: Yuri Views: 708
 
Great plants, love the leaf shape!

Subject: Figs picked today Replies: 11
Posted By: Yuri Views: 853
 
Congrats! Those figs look delicous!

Subject: First figs showing Replies: 4
Posted By: Yuri Views: 994
 
Thanks for your replies, I'll try to water it more regularly!

Yuri

Subject: Go USA Go! Replies: 29
Posted By: Yuri Views: 1,547
 
Congrats! I'm really surprised with your soccer (funny word for an European ears) team. They really deserve the 1st place in the group. It was so embarassing to watch England sticking to corner flag last 4 minutes. That ruins the spirit of the game!

Good luck to your team! 

Subject: First figs showing Replies: 4
Posted By: Yuri Views: 994
 
Here's my unknown fig. It was frozen back to approx. 30 cm height above the soil level, and is now regrowing. It responds somewhat poorly to the dry heat we get, the leaves droop until the sun sets. I guess it may be the reason for dropping the figs last year. Any ideas what could it be?
 

However, nothing seems to show up un my Brunswick\Dalmatia. It's it third summer.
But the leafs are quite big:
 

Regards,
Yuri

Subject: Some finds to share from today Replies: 17
Posted By: Yuri Views: 1,551
 
Thanks for the pics, these fig trees are amazing!
My VDB is infected, too, will see how it fares. I hope that both will do OK.

Subject: 1-2 days from a fresh fig Replies: 9
Posted By: Yuri Views: 1,178
 
Congrats! I bet it'll be tasty!

Subject: Fig Mosaic and Thermotherapy Replies: 24
Posted By: Yuri Views: 2,555
 
Thank you, I'm now convinced that this isn't as bad as I was thinking. My choice is #2.

Regards, 
Yuri

Subject: Fig Mosaic and Thermotherapy Replies: 24
Posted By: Yuri Views: 2,555
 
Hello!
Today, while inspecting my greenhouse, I've noticed this on my VDB fig. Is this a sign of mosaic virus? What should I do - destroy the plant or keep it?
 


Regards,
Yuri

Subject: Varieties that Root Well Replies: 20
Posted By: Yuri Views: 1,304
 

Hi John. That sounds optimistic! BTW, your "lazy" method is really nice.

Regards, 

Yuri


Subject: figs in Pennsylvania Replies: 24
Posted By: Yuri Views: 4,881
 
That's rather cold, thank you! The trees look good nevertheless.

Subject: Varieties that Root Well Replies: 20
Posted By: Yuri Views: 1,304
 
What can you guys advise on rooting Desert King? A friend of mine promised 2 cuttings to me, he lives abroad, so they would have to travel a bit. Does DK root well? 

Subject: New member from a bit far away Replies: 41
Posted By: Yuri Views: 3,577
 
Nelson, my Novokakhovsky (sorry for that word once again) is supposed to be dark variety, but I've only planted it this March, so no fruits here yet. Surely I'll post them as I have them.

Subject: Gallo figs Replies: 1
Posted By: Yuri Views: 807
 

Experience with this variety anyone please? From what I've read it's a very cold-hardy variety, is it true?

I've searched the forum and haven't found anything. Any information would be greatly appreciated! 

Regards, 

Yuri


Subject: New member from a bit far away Replies: 41
Posted By: Yuri Views: 3,577
 

I hope too!

The area it grown in is rather hot and dry in summer, and the figs are protected each winter. This guy says the older the bush, the better the figs. He bends it down for winter, so all non-flexible wood is cut down, usually after year 4. He says that best crops are from 4-th year. Looking at that pic, I believe him!


Subject: figs in Pennsylvania Replies: 24
Posted By: Yuri Views: 4,881
 
Bass, the pics are amazing! A lot of effort to protect the plants, but the crop should be well worth it. How cold it gets in that area?

Subject: New member from a bit far away Replies: 41
Posted By: Yuri Views: 3,577
 

Thanks everyone for your greetings!

Martin, my fig is freshly planted, so it is first year for it, and I haven't seen 5 lobed leaves.

Nelson, indeed it does! I know that Dalmatia is one of the best figs in terms of size. Hope I'll grab one in autumn. Here's breba size in Russia:



Subject: New member from a bit far away Replies: 41
Posted By: Yuri Views: 3,577
 

John,

thanks a lot for your kind words! Greetings to your Ukrainian friends from the land of watermelons :)

Martin,

for sure it looks similar, but your fig has 5 lobes, while mine has 5 bigger+2 small lobes. I haven't seen such feature on any fig variety yet.


Subject: New member from a bit far away Replies: 41
Posted By: Yuri Views: 3,577
 

Herman,

Thanks for id, although I believed it to be different from what I considered the actual Brunswick:

Here are the other varieties:

VDB

Unknown (any id's would be greatly appreciated)

Novokakhovsky

Regards,

Yuri


Subject: New member from a bit far away Replies: 41
Posted By: Yuri Views: 3,577
 

Thanks everyone, those pics were taken in mid-march, so they are a bit old. These are not my plants, mine are much smaller due to the fact they were damaged this winter and now regrowing.

Here's my biggest fig, Novokakhovsky (do you recognize it as some known variety?), in May. I don't live there permanently, so please don't mind the mess in the background.

The local figs  ripen in late July-August (if it's breba) and main crop comes in early to mid-September. The first light frost usually hits around early to mid-November, the coldest nights in winter can dip down to 5 F - 0 F, but this winter was particularly hard, and the temps dropped to -11F, which damaged pretty much everything in my garden, like grapes and peaches, not only figs. Usual fig satellite plants here are pomegranates and persimmons, they have sustained damage this year too.

Robert, Kherson is rather close to Mykolaiv, being 30 miles away to the south-east.

Fred, that's some nice Russian! 


Subject: New member from a bit far away Replies: 41
Posted By: Yuri Views: 3,577
 

Hello! My name is Yuri, I'm from Ukraine. As most of you may have heard, it's a cold country, but we do have some figs growing here, even the local varieties. Fresh figs are my favorite fruit.

Here where I live, in Kherson, figs grow as a bush, reaching up to 5 meters, until they are killed by a hard winter, and breba crop can be successful only with protection. Here are some examples of how figs grow here, sorry for no leafs on:






I currently have 4 varieties, which are, I believe, Brunswick, Violette du Bordeaux (it's called Crimean Black here), one unknown variety, and one local variety, called Novokakhovsky (I highly suspect it to be similar to some foreign fig ).

Your board is nice and useful, I enjoy it as much as I can.


 

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