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Subject: Introducing...Sbayi! Replies: 21
Posted By: hblta Views: 2,034
 
hey Ruben,
good work on getting that cutting to grow.
I had 3 from same member, only one survived.
It has some  fmv, but like yours seems to have started growing more since about mid june

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Subject: My Unknown Israeli Purple Fig Replies: 8
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,209
 
Just thought I would share pic of same plant.
some rodent bit the tip off when it was younger,  so it had a bit of recuperating to do.
It has some very mild fmv which does not show in photo.

Grant
z5b

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Subject: two unknowns, Replies: 4
Posted By: hblta Views: 518
 
pics of two unknowns.
Can anyone identify?
I know it would be better with ripe fig pics, but this is what I have now.
first is a green / yellow fig.
second is supposedly red.


thanks
Grant
z5b

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Subject: Doesn't look like... Petit Negri... but is it? Replies: 105
Posted By: hblta Views: 7,229
 
From the pics, it looks like I also got petite nigra, instead of petite negri.

Grant
z5b

Subject: Phytophotodermatitis Replies: 23
Posted By: hblta Views: 2,229
 
thanks Noss.
Grant

Subject: Attn - JD Replies: 11
Posted By: hblta Views: 851
 
Me too, Akram

Subject: Mission Replies: 9
Posted By: hblta Views: 878
 

It's a beauty

Grant
z5b

Subject: Phytophotodermatitis Replies: 23
Posted By: hblta Views: 2,229
 
I'm still wondering how and why you were picking figs with your toes?

Grant
z5b
there is a product out called, liquid gloves, I think, basically just some sort of soap that you rub onto your hands until it dries forming a barrier,,, and because it is soap it makes clean up a  lot easier.

Subject: Is this fig rust or ...? Replies: 25
Posted By: hblta Views: 2,999
 
Just a little off topic, concerning neem, it is much more than just an insecticide or fungicide, it has many many medical uses.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neem_oil



Grant
z5b

Subject: Fraternizing With The Enemy Replies: 26
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,511
 
:-)

Subject: Fig trees in my nieghbourhood!!!! Replies: 14
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,406
 
updating.
found someone home today,
not the owner but a nieghbour doing some yard work for the owner.
The trees are from Portugal, where the owner is now till end of November.
She said the owners daughter was by a few days ago and got the letter I left, and is pretty sure the owner will be happy to give me a cutting or two.

Hi Rafed, yes if i ever get out to Vancouver, (it is some 2500 miles away from me and 2 or 3 climate zones warmer) i will be taking my snips along.

Grant
z5b

Subject: Viollete Soilles Replies: 22
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,552
 
I think he is laughing at the fig being popular in china, where they call it the japaneese fig, all the while knowing it is from france.

grant

Subject: Do plants with FMV do better in-ground? Replies: 17
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,014
 
no special protection for winter,
just the usual, mulch, wrap,  insulate, protect from cold drying winds, mothballs to deter rodents,
this coming winter i will be adding rat poison in case the mothballs do not keep the rodents away.
Grant
z5b

Subject: Do plants with FMV do better in-ground? Replies: 17
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,014
 
Hi Slingha
From what i have seen from  my plants, they will do better in ground.
Even fmv infected potted plants that are allowed to send roots into the ground do better, show less evidence of fmv, than infected plants that are confined to their pots.
grant
z5b

Subject: Cutting Resurrection Techniques Replies: 10
Posted By: hblta Views: 808
 
I had a couple of cuttings last year that I was sure were dead.
Even so I stuck them into the soil of a potted fig plant.
a few months later I saw one dead stick there, and  I pulled it out, only to see it had roots. I reburied that one, but it was dead for sure now.
the other one I left and it eventually put out roots and leaves.
I now have an unknown, hopefully Hollier.
sticking it in the pot with an actively growing fig will ensure it gets watered, but not too much.

Grant

Subject: My Inground Trees Replies: 29
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,754
 
Hey Nelson
nice trees.

grant

Subject: Compost Tea? Replies: 15
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,325
 
I put a layer of compost on top of the potting mix.
Every time I water the plants get some "compost tea"

Grant

Subject: Fig propigation: Allegedly so easy even a caveman can do it! Replies: 5
Posted By: hblta Views: 848
 
10$ a branch,
could be 50 cuttings
or even a hundred
maybe even .....

Subject: What point is too late for fruit to start to show? Replies: 20
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,242
 
Yes cold hardiness is based on coldest temperatures and is
not really a good indicator of overall climate.
It does not take into account length of winter, or length of growing season or high temps in summer, or amount of sun or cloud.


Subject: How Many People Actually get to taste the "Fruit" of their labors? No pun intended? Replies: 20
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,154
 
Hi Nightspell,
with your plants in pots, it helps to keep the roots cool if the pots themselves have protection from direct sun. The ones I have not dug into the ground, I have put into larger white pails, or mulched.

Grant


Subject: What point is too late for fruit to start to show? Replies: 20
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,242
 
Canada has zone 8a in some parts of British Columbia



Subject: How Many People Actually get to taste the "Fruit" of their labors? No pun intended? Replies: 20
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,154
 
Hi Nightspell,
I'm in zone 5b southern ontario canada
last year I tasted figs off of my 7 trees,
this year it looks like 20 will give me something to eat.
You are in Texas, and have a much longer and warmer growing season
for sure you will taste some figs.
probably your main concern would be making sure they have enough water.

enjoy
Grant



Subject: What point is too late for fruit to start to show? Replies: 20
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,242
 
I have also already started pinching

Grant
z5b

Subject: What point is too late for fruit to start to show? Replies: 20
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,242
 
zones for canada.
http://planthardiness.gc.ca/images/cfs11x8E.jpg
look at vancouver area
that is why they have fig trees growing unprotected

Subject: How deep should I plant? Replies: 11
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,053
 
Think "air layer"
only this time it is under ground  instead of in a plastic bottle.
Figs get roots where ever they can.

Grant
Z5b


Subject: Negronne Replies: 8
Posted By: hblta Views: 892
 
 I have a Petite Negri with leaves that  grows like that.
twisted distorted malformed
i chalk it up to FMV


Subject: BC#93: Fico Nera Napolitano Replies: 43
Posted By: hblta Views: 2,693
 
Gene


That made me laugh.

Grant
z5b

Subject: Simultaneous Breba and Main Crop? Replies: 11
Posted By: hblta Views: 677
 
Hi Slingha,
They all look like main crop to me.
If they are attatched to the plant above a leaf they are main.
If that bottom fig is growing below any of this years leaves, then it would be a breba, but can't see for certain from your pic

Grant
z5b

Subject: RKN? Replies: 12
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,176
 
Update:
might get 2 plants out of the 10 or so cuttings I got off these trees. I am surprised even at that. The mud they were potted in was so wet one of the trees was hollowed out with rot. So 2 cuttings, which I buried and left to their own after most rotted in the rooting chamber, are poking up a few leaves.

Grant
z5b

Subject: Fig trees in my nieghbourhood!!!! Replies: 14
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,406
 
updating
He digs his trees up and pots them for winter storage and does the fig shuffle in spring until the weather is warm enough to plant them again.
Still have not made contact.
left a letter in his mail box. No reply yet.

Grant
Z5b kitchener ontario

Subject: question about breba quality Replies: 11
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,097
 
So consenus seems to be that generally breba are not as tasty as main mostly because of when they ripen, (ie generally cooler weather) and that they are nice because generally they form and ripen before the main crop, extending the season.

I think I will leave one or two of these late forming breba on just to see how they compare to the main crop when ripening in about the same climatic conditions.

Grant
z5b

Subject: question about breba quality Replies: 11
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,097
 
Are breba considered, in general, to be inferior to main crop figs simply because they are breba and that is just the nature of breba, to be generlly inferior to the main crop of the plant?
Or does it have more to do with timing and climate at time of breba ripening?
I am wondering about this because 2 of my plants, the VDB EL and a green unknown have in the past few weeks put out a couple of breba 3 or 4 weeks after starting their main crop... so the breba will be ripening after the main.

Thanks

Grant
z5b

Subject: access help Replies: 9
Posted By: hblta Views: 834
 

I just close that box when it pops up, and go on as usuall


Subject: Damn Effin Grasshoppers Replies: 21
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,390
 
Gawwwwd that must be horrible to see

Subject: FMV Spread Replies: 21
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,493
 
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r261100611.html
"The fig mosaic is vectored by the eriophyid mite Aceria fici; feeding by a single mite is sufficient to transmit the virus to a healthy seedling of F. carica."
Mites are everywhere, yes, but
not all mites will feed on the fig.what is the habitat range of Aceria fici?  It would make sense that the mite,, Aceria fici, is adapted to the native climatic conditions of the areas where fig trees grow naturally and that it does not survive outside of  those conditions.

Grant
z5b



Subject: Local Nursery -- Brown Turkey NOT! Replies: 50
Posted By: hblta Views: 3,389
 
The leaves and redness look very much like the VDB I got from El last year.

Grant

Subject: Sweet Alma Pie Replies: 19
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,326
 
Looks Deliscious

Subject: Some main I hope to enjoy this year Replies: 5
Posted By: hblta Views: 738
 
hey John
thanks again for the black Niagara. Sometime this week I will be digging its pot into the ground. I'm waiting for it to take off so I can put a pot around one of the shoots. The trees got off to an ealy start because of the warm winter. My cold room that usually has ice on the ceiling in winter rarely got under 40F, so on "warmer" days in Feb and March I was taking the figs outside to keep them cool and dormant. That shuffle continued through May, although after March it was to give them sun as they were breaking dormancy. Some of the slower ones, HC from EL, an Italian white, one of the potted natalina,and some others are just now putting on bumps that might be figs or might be branches.
Thanks Eli,
the Sbayi is just starting to speed up its growth, after that relatively none active period that all my newly rooted and potted cuttings go through.
Grant
z5b

Subject: Some main I hope to enjoy this year Replies: 5
Posted By: hblta Views: 738
 
Hi Noss,
yes I like the leaf shape on that last one too. It was a gift from John of figaloo fame. No figs from it this year, just thought I would show off the leaves.
hey Gina, posting pics of the ripe fruit is often difficult, as its usually in my mouth before I think of a pic... but will post when  ready, probably sometime in august.

Subject: Some main I hope to enjoy this year Replies: 5
Posted By: hblta Views: 738
 
holding cursor over the thumb gives details


Grant
z5b

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Subject: A Cutting Dilemma. Which end is up? Replies: 26
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,220
 
They all look right side up in the  pic to me.
grant
z5b Canada


Subject: Violette de Bordeaux 2012 Replies: 27
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,955
 
Yes wonderful pics.
Giving me something ot look forward to, as my VDB has some  main on this year

Grant
z5b

Subject: Can I air layer main trunk ? Replies: 40
Posted By: hblta Views: 3,684
 
Beatiful tree, John.

the little black ones I got from you are doing well

Grant
z5b

Subject: Violette de Bordeaux 2012 Replies: 27
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,955
 
#4 looks like tanglefoot


Subject: Mystery Fig Caught Growing Wild ...ID? Replies: 20
Posted By: hblta Views: 1,724
 
Hi Suzi,
the inside of your figs looks a lot like some unripe ones that one of my trees, a celeste,  dropped last year. They were soft, kind of rubbery, dry inside, pretty much tasteless.
You might have to wait for ripe fruit for a positive ID on the tree.

Grant
z5b


Subject: First time propagator. Replies: 5
Posted By: hblta Views: 596
 
Hi Luke,
if the cuttings have leaf nodes on, where the leaves were once attatched, they will form buds above those nodes once the roots are developed enough.
Yes it is a good idea to keep the new roots in the dark.
Grant
Z5b


Subject: pimples? call the doctor Replies: 13
Posted By: hblta Views: 749
 
hI Dennis,
no need  to be confused.
it just seems you have a breba and main crop forming at same time on the plant.

grant
z5b

Subject: Reverse Air Layer? Replies: 10
Posted By: hblta Views: 968
 
Might it be  possible, at a suitable time of year, to graft buds or branches onto the root at numerous locations?
I do not know.

Grant
z5b



Subject: good size container. Replies: 36
Posted By: hblta Views: 3,030
 
Thanks for the math lesson Frank.

Grant
z5b

Subject: Gillette Fig First Crop Replies: 21
Posted By: hblta Views: 2,382
 
Hi Tony,
I think the last set of pics is ripe version of the first set.

nice looking figs
what a difference one level up climate zone makes.

Grant
z5b

 

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