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Subject: unknown spanish red Replies: 17
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I don't know if it worked or not,
but none of my real figs had any bird damage.

Subject: some odds and ends Replies: 2
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note: the fig which I received as MM in picture 2 is not MM but is now an unknown. pic 3 is another shot of the same plant.

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Subject: english Brown turkey (?) from EL Replies: 8
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From the little I know of BT's this is not one.
too small
closed eye
sweet and  fruity taste

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Subject: unknown spanish red Replies: 17
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used it as a ruse for the birds.

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Subject: Panachee Replies: 6
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picked and eaten on sept 17.

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Subject: Using tanglefoot to protect a fig from ants Replies: 1
Posted By: hblta Views: 437
 
Tangle foot is great stuff.
I prefer to keep it off my plants though as there is some chance it will damage the tree.
I use a piece of cloth long enough to go around the trunk, and stick it to a longer piece of duct tape. Wrapping it around the trunk the cloth is against the tree and the duct tape continues to wrap all the way around again so it sticks to itself and holds the cloth to the tree. Then I put the tangle foot on the  duct tape.

Subject: Transplanting a Fig Tree....now, or, should I wait? Replies: 12
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Hi Frank,

I do not have any experience with transplanting fig trees in fall but trees are often transplanted in the fall. Roots continue to develop until the ground gets too cold, for figs that is about below 45 F.  and come spring it has a bigger root system to start the year with.

Johnypray transplanted one last year on Oct 30 http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/The-Figloo-4980845

I think that depending on how cold it gets and for how long it stays at your coldest temps transplanting now would be OK as long as protection for the tree was provided, heavy leaf mulch around base of tree, (maybe 6 feet diameter circle around trunk) as well as adequate wrapping of the tree and branches.


Subject: New to figs Replies: 12
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,108
 
hey Tyler,
welcome to the forum.

sent you a pm.

Subject: Niagara Black air layer & fruit pics Replies: 59
Posted By: hblta Views: 5,136
 
Hey John,
that tree and those figs look so good.


Subject: Definition of happiness Replies: 6
Posted By: hblta Views: 529
 
I like that.
I wish there were fig trees around  here that someone would bulldoze.

Subject: E bay seller,selling false Ronde de Bordeaux. Replies: 106
Posted By: hblta Views: 7,324
 
and Rafed, you did more than try to reason with him,
you offered him a hand in friindship.

Subject: E bay seller,selling false Ronde de Bordeaux. Replies: 106
Posted By: hblta Views: 7,324
 
one funny thing is that the pic of RDB leaf that Dan has on his  site is congruent with the generally accepted leaf form of RDB

http://cajunfigs.blogspot.ca/2012/05/rond-de-bordeaux.html

it is totally different from the leaf of the ebay seller.

Subject: Ripening order Replies: 99
Posted By: hblta Views: 32,507
 
Colosanti White (aug 10)

Colosanti dark ,

Grimo BT(not)(probably a celeste)

Melanzanna Merdescola (MM) not mm, now an unknown

English Brown turkey (looks like another celeste not EBT)

Violette de Bordeaux : breba which formed after the main ripened during main ripening period and tasted the same, only the breba were smaller than the main
and Oregon prolific/marseilles

the unknown red, leafs make it to be a mount etna type

Grimo's Natalina. 

a white italian

petite negri EL, taste improved when nights turned cooler.

unknown green/yellow.... looks like a kadota, but maybe not since it tastes no where near as bad as glue and a brillo pad, and is the best tasting light coloured fig I have this year.

hardy Chicago sept1

lattarulla

ripening now, panachee

sept 14 sicilian red almost ripe
ate last of the white italian today, and one left on both VDB and PN

Subject: E bay seller,selling false Ronde de Bordeaux. Replies: 106
Posted By: hblta Views: 7,324
 

 just thinking,
if someone knew their figs, it would not take three weeks to identify a variety, just like if you hand an experienced cabinet maker a piece of  wood it does not take 3 weeks for him to know what it is, colour, grain, wieght,  he knows what it is. There are some on this forum who know their figs, who have spent years growing and studying them, who have more than many degrees worth of knowledge.

Subject: My 2012 Fig Heaven Replies: 17
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,202
 
Beautiful pictures.

Subject: Enjoying some main crop figs Replies: 15
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,296
 
more main enjoyed,
a white italian
the unknown green/yellow.... looks like a kadota
hardy Chicago finally starting to ripen.
lattarulla

and yesterday I noticed one of the Panachee figs is swelling

Subject: Different stages of fig ripeness Replies: 5
Posted By: hblta Views: 841
 
That is a great video.
When the season begins and only a few figs are ripening I have a tendency to pick them before their  peak flavour and sweetness.
But when more are their and I wait till they start to shrivel, the wait is surely worth it.
the ones that start to dry on the tree are like candy.

thanks

Subject: Visiting USDA/UC Davis Replies: 53
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http://www.vangoghgallery.com/catalog/Painting/348/Olive-Grove.html

Subject: Bees and wasps Fix Replies: 17
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,515
 
9 and 10, not guarding, eating. So far they have only been attracted to one variety, the ants snuck up on me before I got the tangle foot necklace on that particular tree.

Subject: Need opinions on artsy picture Replies: 42
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,395
 
What kind of picture was she looking for?
was she hoping to use it as basis for painting or some such?
fig on branch?
still life with figs?
think of repeating patterns,
having lines of flow that mover your eye to the important subject.
often a good idea to have the bottom left hand corner 'full' of something. this helps create depth.
just as example
In second pic, bring the table and its contents closer so that it takes up more space in the pic.
move the potted plants slightly away from table, so the roundness of each pot is seen,as well as the semi circle of the grouping of pots,
have a fig tree in bottom left,maybe one with a fig on its branch, so you see the leaves and branches and figs, maybe not its pot, and the leaves and branches of that tree lead you into the table arrangement.

with 3rd pic it might be fun to change the angle form with you take the pic so that it looks like  the gargoyle is looking at the figs.

art critic,  lol.

here are some other  ideas, https://www.google.ca/search?q=still+life+with+figs&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=FNI&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=KpBCUMCvFcLCyQHCsYDIAQ&ved=0CDQQsAQ&biw=1465&bih=910

Subject: Bees and wasps Fix Replies: 17
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,515
 
These are the ones around here, number 9 and 10.
http://top10hm.com/top-10-deadliest-bugs-insects/

plus ants, which got their first 3 figs today.

Subject: Found a website with fig pictures. Replies: 5
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http://figs4fun.com/Varieties.html

Subject: Bees eating figs? Replies: 36
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Came home yesterday to find just that on one of my trees, yellow jackets eating a fig.
I do not think they wait for the figs to be damaged. The yellow jackets probably dug that hole.
Seems when any fruit is ripe enough the yellow jackets come and start eating.
have the same problem with one of my variety of grapes.
it has happened more than once that I go away for a few days just as the grapes are starting to ripen, come back and find mostly bunches of empty grape skins and loads of yellow jacket buzzing around eating whatever grapes may be left.

Subject: Colisanti #3 Replies: 6
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looks good

Subject: Fig Nursery Replies: 7
Posted By: hblta Views: 734
 

I use the regular black nursery pots making a few extra larger holes in the bottom and drill many small holes into the sides for increased air flow.


Subject: Mediterranean Flora Garden Dall" Italia Nursery Replies: 14
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I believe she is a member of this forum.
just not posting much lately.

Grant
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Subject: Clear plastic bags over fig trees Replies: 14
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Hi Nichole,
with the clear plastic bags you are in effect making a mini greenhouse for each tree. There is a chance of mold and rot of the leaves if they are in contact with the plastic for prolonged periods, so yes it it best to put up some stakes or a coil of fencing wire. If the containers are  small enough to handle easily you might also try , now, bringing them into the house on cooler nights, so they get the heat units.

Grant
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Subject: Enjoying some main crop figs Replies: 15
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Sorry no photos, USB ports are out, computer thinks they have been readied for removal of device and won't read anything in the USB. Brent, you have me totally confused, SD card adaptor??

yes Leon, that is it, ..."Not excessively sweet but richly flavored, thick and jam like,"  I had read that MM is same as Longue D'Aout,, there was some discussion a while back that it might also be the same as the Slocan fig. Three figs, three figs, three figs in one.  I obtained my cuttings from a forum member who got his plant as MM some years ago from Adriano.

Hey John. again sorry no pics. the Black Niagara is doing fine, about waist high now. Not really having a feast, just a steady flow of a fig or two on most days.

Just had one VDB. I would have left it on longer but it was one of two VDB that some critter had pecked or clawed a long time ago, and now with the swelling etc the scar has broken open and there was a beetle of sorts helping itself to the exposed flesh. well VDB is a keeper for sure.


grant
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Subject: Enjoying some main crop figs Replies: 15
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petite negri (if that is what it is) from EL now swelling and changing oh so very black.

taste wise, of the others, re:
Colosanti White
Colosanti dark ,
Grimo BT(not)(probably a celeste)
Melanzanna Merdescola (MM)
English Brown turkey (looks like another celeste not EBT)
Violette de Bordeaux
and Oregon prolific/marseilles
all 3 from from Edible landscaping
the unknown red I posted pics of awhile back
and Grimo's Natalina.

the best tasting is toss up between the  unknown red, which is not red at all but a dark purple/brown and the MM.
the oregon prolific/marseilles was the sweetest, like honey water.
still waiting on the VDB to be ripe.

...noticed some odd markings and holes on/in  many of the ripe or nearly so, figs.
and one morning discovered a tiny spider with its head in one such hole, and subsequenly found the same type of spider at the edge of one of the long skin lesions.

Grant
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Subject: Ronde de Bordeaux, Petit Negri, JH Adriactic & Green Ischia growth habits? Replies: 7
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,011
 
Hey Charles,
you can always prune the trees to any shape you want and make them fit into your space. but from my reading here, ideal spacing is 15 to 20 feet apart, up to 30 feet apart, so most of us do not have that kind of space.
there is some concern with grafting as it may introduce strains of FMV to the scion wood or to the host that they were not accustomed to and create problems that were not manifest in the original prior to grafting.

Grant
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Subject: Non-Fig unknown plant help Replies: 11
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Suzi, in warmer zones I would guess they could be very invasive,
here they would die if left out over winter.
Grant
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Subject: Non-Fig unknown plant help Replies: 11
Posted By: hblta Views: 820
 
looks like a calla lilly to me, at least it looks like the ones in my back yard.
Although mine have other colours of flowers. In my zone I have to did them up in the fall, and store them, the corms or tuber or whatever the "bulb" is called, cold but not frozen.

Grant
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Subject: Enjoying some main crop figs Replies: 15
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,296
 
more main crop ripening

English Brown turkey (looks like another celeste not EBT)
Violette de Bordeaux
and Oregon prolific/marseilles
all  3 from from Edible landscaping
the unknown red I posted pics of awhile back
and Grimo's Natalina

Grant
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Subject: Golf Course Find on a HOT Day Replies: 13
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,176
 
Hey Suzi
see post 32 on this thread
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/Kathleens-Black-5971947

Grant
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Subject: Summer heat / root zone temperature & container grown figs Replies: 11
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One of the things I do is to put the  pot inside a white pail that is just big enough for the  pot to fit into
I have also painted some of the black pots silver.

Grant

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Subject: A thing of Beauty! Replies: 9
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That Sal's is beautiful.

Grant

Subject: When organic works - not figs Replies: 22
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thermocide
http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_Product.jsp?REG_NR=01080700107&DIST_NR=035667

Subject: When organic works - not figs Replies: 22
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Sorry about the bad link.
tried to correct with copy and paste again, but same problem shows
a break in the address
if you click it and type "six ways mushrooms can save the world" in the pages search  engine, that will take you to it.

Subject: Enjoying some main crop figs Replies: 15
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,296
 
Yes the C white has a huge eye.
I have not had problem with ants ... yet.
Earlier this year, I had given one C white plant to a woman at work, and this week took in a fig so she could taste it.
found a surprise visitor inside when we sliced it open, an earwig.
aw well, she said, I've eaten worse. So we tossed the earwig onto the floor and shared the fig.

Grant
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Subject: When organic works - not figs Replies: 22
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Something of interest from a natural/organic perspective


http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/paul_stamets_on_6_ways_mushrooms_can_save_the_world.html

Subject: Enjoying some main crop figs Replies: 15
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,296
 
Sorry no pics, computer is not recognizing any device plugged into usb ports.
Colosanti White has ripened, and a few more starting to swell and change colour.
Colosanti dark is a few days away from eating,
Grimo BT(not)(probably a celeste) was nice and tasty.
Melanzanna Merdescola is changing colour and beginning to swell.
all  plants in pots.
This will be the first year I get to taste the Colosanti white/dark and the MM
grant
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Subject: Rooting question - preventing rot Replies: 8
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If you are using the baggie method, you might like to try sphagnum moss instead of the wet paper towels, the moss itself has mold inhibiting properties.

Grant
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Subject: A Pinching Machine Replies: 31
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,763
 
Just wondering if anyone else tastes the latex when they pinch.
I've noticed the different varieties latex tastes different.
Also noticed a big difference between inground and potted plants,
big difference.... in ground sweeter with more depth/complexity of taste.
..... or am I the only one...
Grant
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Subject: Don't mess with my figs!!! Replies: 17
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It seems to work,  most animals don't like being around dead of their own kind.
Grant

Subject: Don't mess with my figs!!! Replies: 17
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,155
 

I would hang it from the fence as a warning to others.

Grant
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Subject: Panachee problem Replies: 20
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Hi Chivas,
I am just wondering about your comment on neem  oil, RE: that you would never use it for fungus, and I am wondering what your considerations are about neem oil.

Also  wanted to let you know that the plant you gave me is doing fine. I removed all but 3 figs shortly after i got it, and  all three of the figs are doing fine so far. It is outside and getting lots of sun, so maybe the problem you are having has something to do with the environment inside the green house.

Grant
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Subject: Violet de Bordeaux Replies: 10
Posted By: hblta Views: 855
 
Nice pics Martin

Thanks

Grant
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Subject: Petite Negri EL Breba Replies: 8
Posted By: hblta Views: 976
 
Thanks for the post, Nelson.
Glad to here that PN from El makes good tasting breba.
I had a couple on my plant this spring, I think the dog got them.
One day they were just gone.

Grant
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Subject: Unknown yellow fig Replies: 5
Posted By: hblta Views: 713
 
HI Chivas

Is that the same as the two you gave me?
They are doing well here, have produced figs, which I removed as they are newly rooted cuttings, but next year I hope to taste figs from this plant.

Grant
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Subject: two unknowns, Replies: 4
Posted By: hblta Views: 518
 
Both plants were obtained from a man about 15 miles from where i live.
the green one his wife bought him many years ago.
the red one he propagated from cuttings originally obtained about 25 years ago from a tree kept by a Portuguese family in their greenhouse. He has no idea what the names are.
The green/yellow one produces  a sweet breba, as well  as the main. With or without pinching it produces 2, 3 on new growth.
The red one supposed to too, but no sign of breba this year.

Yes Brent, I also thought the leaves resembled HC, not an exact match for the HC I have, but obviously closely related by leaf shape and  texture. At this stage the figs are also slightly different.

Jen, if you were on my side of the border I would send you cuttings.

Grant

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