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Subject: Hoping there is still time for ripening Replies: 22
Posted By: hblta Views: 835
 

Thanks, Nelson
the pics did turn out well.  Makes them look a lot better than they do live.
Yes I hope there is more time to ripen, Waynea
Sam, the forecast is for low of 2C friday night, so I will probably wrap some in frost cloth just to make sure.
But the daytime temps are supposed to stay warm enough.
None of these are in ground Pino.
I do have a Natalina in ground, and it has a couple of figs on it,
but it is weeks behind the potted one.
It will be interesting if the in ground tree does ripen because even in the green state the figs look different.
the green is much darker, towards black, than the potted one.

Subject: Hoping there is still time for ripening Replies: 22
Posted By: hblta Views: 835
 
Just some pics of figs that are starting to ripen.
What a long slow cool summer it has been.
The Grimo BT has ripened the end of July other years.
Everything is a month or more delayed.
The unknown notMM and the uknown Portuguese did ripen late into cooler weather last year.
Hoping they do the same this year.
Don't know how the VDB or Petite Negri will turn out.
Hopefully the RDB still has time.

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Subject: Pictures - 15th Sept RdB Harvest Replies: 23
Posted By: hblta Views: 951
 
WOW. Great looking figs Paul.
Love the interior colour
I've got a couple just starting to ripen.
I hope they look as good as yours.

Subject: How do you make heat? Replies: 13
Posted By: hblta Views: 575
 
It is good to remember that the figs do have a 'dormant' stage, for about 30 or 40 days.
the fruit grows to a certain size and then just  sits there apparently doing nothing,

until that last week to 10 days when they swell, change colour, droop, etc as they ripen.

Subject: First Harvest Verte Pics & Review Replies: 25
Posted By: hblta Views: 934
 
Can't find it now, but I think I read somewhere that while Verte and Green Ischia aer synonymous, Strawberry Verte was distict.  It was/is a Verte mutant that had/has way more strawberry flavour than the regular. and hence the name. Someone that has been around longer than me might know for sure.

Subject: YEE HAW...My first ever Fig ! Replies: 25
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Nice one.
Sometimes it is best when we do not know the fig is there... it gets to hang there until perfectly ripe.

Subject: Mnt Etna on fire Replies: 3
Posted By: hblta Views: 394
 
There go the figs.....
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/video/mount-etna-erupts-spraying-lava-181000385.html

Mnt Etna erupts.

Subject: moscatel Replies: 5
Posted By: hblta Views: 482
 
The name might not mean much since Ficus Carica is the latin name for the common fig,  most varieties on this board are ficus carica

Subject: First ripe LSU Purple of the season + Inside Pics Replies: 9
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you guys are making me crazy.
It will be at least 2 months before my LSU purple is ripe,

Subject: Is Black Madeira a recognized fig variety in Madeira? Replies: 20
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,110
 
Hey Tam,
Your attitude is great.
"
Hi! Everyone,

Every living being is surrounded by an energetic field; therefore, every living being has a conscious. I summoned white light energy orbs and let them connect to Violeta, Black Madeira and Figo Preto.  The communication is directly and telepathically transmitted from the consciousness of the trees to my consciousness. I would like to ask my friends here to help me by discerning what is real and what is not, so that would help raise my level of consciousness. Thanks.

Best,
Tam"

Subject: Leaves but no roots... Replies: 10
Posted By: hblta Views: 508
 
The asphalt might get too hot for a quart size bottle/pot.
That might cook your roots rather than encourage them to grow.

Subject: Figs not ripening Replies: 4
Posted By: hblta Views: 350
 
I had similar problem last year. figs changing colour, but not swelling, then falling off, soft and rubbery.

Subject: The Joy of Up-Potting Replies: 8
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Great looking plants Gloria.
and I agree with Grasa, that a balance between roots and leaves is needed on the airlayer.
taking some of the bigger leaves off works.
also rigging a humidity dome, a big clear plastic bag with a few holes poked into it, over the plant, in the shade helps too.

Subject: 'Giant' cuttings Replies: 93
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Yes Bill you can bury the black mission deeper and the stem will grow roots

Subject: Clusters of Cajun Gold Replies: 24
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mmmmmmmmmmm

Subject: excellent tasting breba Replies: 11
Posted By: hblta Views: 687
 
Thanks for posting Barry,
always enjoyable to hear of another good breba fig.

Subject: Some air layers Replies: 4
Posted By: hblta Views: 306
 
a couple of RdB air layers, started mid May.
now under the apple tree for a shady few weeks.

and a couple of pics as I reuse the materials on another tree.
a 500 ml pop bottle, slit to go around branch, a yogurt container also slit, over top to protect from sun.

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Subject: some main crop clusters Replies: 15
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Hi Tyler.   good growing!!
Your figs are ahead of mine by a couple of weeks at least, 
My Niagara Black shows no  signs of any figs, nor is my Noire de Corombe.
my panachee might give me a few if the summer is long enough.

Subject: breba crop figs always falling off Replies: 4
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No expert here, but from what I have gleaned from the forum is that some varieties do not hold onto their breba crop easily, some always drop it no matter what.

Subject: some main crop clusters Replies: 15
Posted By: hblta Views: 557
 
Nice doubles rafael,
Nate, the fruit crate protector was an idea picked up from the forum.

Subject: some main crop clusters Replies: 15
Posted By: hblta Views: 557
 
Looks like I will have some nice clusters on a few plants later in the summer.

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Subject: Another newby seeking help Replies: 10
Posted By: hblta Views: 736
 
Hi Bernard
a few years ago i also bought those 3 from E.L.
mine came dormant and bare root, and I potted them into very airy mix.
When they did leaf out, they all looked just about the same as yours.
the VDB grew out of it, although any cuttings started from it also have that look at first.
the PN still is droopy leaves twisted, but has better colouration.
the HC still looks weak and not a very vigorous grower.
Looks like FMV to me.

Subject: JH Adriatic and Kathleen's Black pushing main crop. Replies: 22
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Desert King brebaIMG_1077_1_1.jpg 

Subject: FMV question Replies: 38
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,290
 
Lots of trees will show signs of FMV when young or under stress.
With suitable care, watering fertilization etc, most outgrow the symptoms.

Subject: figs, desert or jungle? Replies: 19
Posted By: hblta Views: 772
 
Uhh, Africa is one big continent, not all desert, lots of jungle too.

Subject: JH Adriatic and Kathleen's Black pushing main crop. Replies: 22
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,059
 
sounds wonderful.
fig shuffle is on here
and leaves just starting to open.
Looks like desert king will give me about 20 figs this year, if all goes well.

Subject: Wow...Wow Replies: 20
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,270
 
Well, if you are in Canada
Brugmansia has them for $20.99 plus shipping

Subject: LSU Purple UPDATED 9-18-13 Replies: 13
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,083
 
Thanks Mike,
mine is showing signs of breba, I think I'll take them off and go for main.

Subject: LSU Purple UPDATED 9-18-13 Replies: 13
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,083
 
Just wondering if the breba are worth leaving on?

Subject: Cuttings dying one by one Replies: 18
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,010
 
If the cup was in the window, it might have overheated in the sun.
Always a good idea to keep the roots in the dark, even if all you do is wrap some newspaper around the cup to keep the root area out of direct sun.

Subject: fig shuffle thing is wearing thin... Replies: 36
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I'm wishing it was warm enough her to do the shuffle.

Subject: Faux figs as decoys might work..? Replies: 4
Posted By: hblta Views: 429
 
decoys might work

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/unknown-spanish-red-6022040

Subject: First ripe Petite Negri (pics) Replies: 8
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Looks great.
I love the way yours grow clustered like that.

Subject: Hey Canada New member Replies: 17
Posted By: hblta Views: 887
 
Glad you are here Pino.
What 5 cold hardy varieties did you settle on?

Subject: cuttings Replies: 5
Posted By: hblta Views: 946
 
Thanks for letting me know Sam.
I was a little concerned when I saw that half the packages I mailed were "in transit" for 4 days between here and the sortation hub just 50 miles down the highway.

Subject: Sphagnum Moss Question Replies: 9
Posted By: hblta Views: 596
 
when leaves pop out while still in the baggie, I put some newspaper into the bag, to keep the leaves from touching the plastic,
that seems to work, as long as it is not like that tooooo long.

Subject: Bare Root plant? Replies: 3
Posted By: hblta Views: 354
 
I would pot the bare root plant, and keep it dormant, if you have a cool place to keep it.
But I'm a lot farther north than you are, and really have no idea what your seasons are like.
has winter started? when does spring come? what are the tempuratures now? how many hours of sun/day do you have?

Subject: DiRedo Tree Auction benefitting the Foundation Replies: 15
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,103
 
Hey Dave, re post #2
just wondering how and why you put that bug in your post. the fruit fly doing the figure 8?
lol had me wiping my screen trying to get it off,

Subject: cuttings Replies: 5
Posted By: hblta Views: 946
 
To those that I sent cuttings out to,
I packed them dry.
so if you are refrigerating for later rooting, you might like to add a bit of moisture.

Subject: Overwintering fig tree in ground in zone 6b Replies: 17
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,186
 
The only concern I would have about your set up is that the soil might be too dry.
the soil because it is so dry might pull moisture out of your plant and dehydrate the fig tree.

Subject: How often should I water my fig trees while they are dormant? Replies: 11
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they don't need much water.
just don't let the soil go bone dry.

Subject: cuttings availble, canada Replies: 12
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,030
 
If we have had contact, just make sure I get  your mailing address.

Subject: cuttings availble, canada Replies: 12
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,030
 
Closing this off for now.

Subject: cuttings availble, canada Replies: 12
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,030
 
Hi Chivas
sady both performed like most of my other figs did this year. they started out fine, put on figs, and then stalled,
the figs turned colour without swelling or ripening, shrivelled and then fell off.
Both plants looked very healthy, just something wrong this year with the ripening process.
The yellow I am sure will do well in a normal summer.

Subject: cuttings availble, canada Replies: 12
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just for clarification, i am only shipping within Canada

Subject: cuttings availble, canada Replies: 12
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,030
 
I'm going to have to do root pruning on a number of my trees this winter, so I am going have to top prune to balance things out. Hate to waste them.
there are not a lot of cuttings, more of some than others, kind of first come first serve. PM me listing a few that you want. Cuttings may be this years growth, may be last years as well.
it would be nice if you can pay the postage. only shipping within Canada.

XXXXXXXXXXXXcolosanti white
XXXXXXXXXXXXcolosanti dark
XXXXXXXXXXXXXunknown yellow, possibly kadota, although it does not taste like cardboard.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXGrimo BT, (variously identified as a celeste or southern bt)
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXenglish bt from EL  (a small fig so may not be english bt)
xXXXXXXXXXXXXVDB from EL
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXLSU purple from EL
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXpetite negri from EL
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXOregon Prolific (marsielles) from EL
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX hardy chicago from EL
unknown red, possibly from portugal
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX MBvs,  not fruited yet, so cannot know for sure that I did not mix up the cuttings, but pretty sure they were not.
panachee.

XXXXXXXXXX means they are all taken

Subject: Is My Garage too Cold? Replies: 17
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,309
 
Sounds like your garage is attached to your house ? "...and it is next to my house..."
If that is the case, then the warmest place would be up against the shared wall.
Depending on how many fig plants you have in your garage you could build some sort of shelter
up against the shared wall, and the figs would get some warmth coming from your house.


Subject: Fig ID and advice Replies: 11
Posted By: hblta Views: 665
 
others more local to you might know what variety it is.
but in any case, the fig you have pictured looks pretty unripe to me.
and so would not have much of a taste to it.

Subject: Minimum temps for starting cuttings? Replies: 9
Posted By: hblta Views: 769
 
I think rooting cuttings is on one level a race against time.
the race is to get roots before the cuttings rot.
mold is everywhere, ready to start the process of decomposition.
so best to have ideal rooting conditions as far as temp goes, to give the cuttings their best chance.

Subject: Looking to start first fig. What makes for a good indoor container fig for 5b/6a, and where can I acquire cuttings? Replies: 4
Posted By: hblta Views: 468
 
Probably the best idea is to let the plant go dormant for the winter.
That is what most northern growers do.
put in an attached garage, or cold room, less than 40 degrees,
or plant outside in ground and winter protect.
Keeping plant in doors and growing will probably require additional lighting to keep it healthy and not spindly.

 

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