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Subject: Testing - Bellone picture Replies: 17
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 344
 
Paully,

I would say that fig passes the test at least as a looker. Unique color on that one   I know you like Breba or is that main crop?  If it's a good main crop I will start looking

Subject: Black Ischia Replies: 66
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 824
 
Was this your purchase? or did you buy from Jon off ebay? 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/A10-1692-Blue-Ischia-Fig-Tree-Cuttings-/262881398976?hash=item3d34f3d0c0:g:PSoAAOSw4A5Ypm1~

That's not USDA UC DAVIS Ischia Black.
Jon also sells another fig  listed as Black Ischia "AD" that is not USDA UC DAVIS Ischia Black

Subject: Any contact to James (GreenFin)??? Replies: 262
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 11,947
 
Not many got an email yet,  but if he does as he said, he will email prior to shipping.  It should be roughly in order that orders were placed assuming cultivars you ordered are ready. I have no idea which of my trees are set to ship.

Here is the text of email, but then he had another delay and the ship did not happen.

Hello fellow fig collectors :)

If you are receiving this email, then fig trees are ready to be shipped to you this week!  In order to help delivery go smoothly, please respond with the following answers:

1) Is this a good time to ship to you?  (we need to make sure your weather is warm enough, that you won't be gone on vacation, etc)

2) What is your current shipping address?  (we need to make sure that the address on file is current and correct)

Thank you all for your patience on this propagation project!

Best regards,
James/GreenFin

Subject: Any contact to James (GreenFin)??? Replies: 262
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 11,947
 
In the email James sent folks that he planned to ship a couple weeks ago. He asked if shipping address was still same and had you verify.  You should have the opportunity to change address

Subject: Naming figs Replies: 35
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 494
 

 Which is worse “A fig by many names”  or  “Many names for a fig”  Personally It annoys me more when I obtain a fig that that not true to name, than when I receive a fig someone named that turns out to be something else I already have. It’s only a slight annoyance anymore as it comes with the territory, with the exception of those that live in wasp territory or dabbling with hand caprification every fig  already has a name, and likely more than one name. I like others really like to see the Unk or Unknown retained in the name somewhere at least until that is grown around and a number of folks have had a chance to compare it to possible suspects, but I am not going to lose any sleep over it if someone doesn’t keep the Unk   somewhere attached in the name. I have seen in time many seem to lose the Unk tittle when grown about anyway which is probably just as well when there as been no definitive ID and the fig is in wider circulation.  Figs have been renamed as long as there have been figs, and unless you have to have it before anyone else you will likely see comments on what it resembles and something you want to pursue.  Anyone that expects the “NEXT”  fig to be light years above the many fine figs probably needs a reality check anyway, but I understand the desire and the quest to know, and sometimes try to check myself multiple times a day.

  I will state what bothers me much more than someone naming a fig they found, and it goes back to my initial statement.  I don’t care for getting cultivar not true to type. And I have commented a couple times when I see someone come on ask for identification of a fig, get a couple opinions and then immediately begin trading as that cultivar. I really don’t care who you are there are very few figs that unique that could not be mistaken for another fig just judged by a couple pictures. The commonality of which some cultivars such as Celeste have been grown really makes some IDs pretty reliable, but I don’t think many times when someone expresses a possible name they expect the person to label absolute based on that input.  But when it comes down to it I have discarded labels when I determined figs not true to name and accept it as part of this hobby,  and while unless I have noted a pattern of quick to label all I really do is give feedback to the source in a friendly manner, or just write it off and make a menatl note to self.  But I really had to retain myself when I saw someone ask for ID on forum get a opinion and within 24 hours list as that cultivar on EBAY without any mention of question on id.  It really comes down to you. If you are serious about figs to reading and asking for your sources back as far as you can find and dealing with those you believe care for correctness.   

I know I did not address the original question, but others have, and I just added input on things I would like folks to consider when they  have a fig they need to call something, as we all need a manner to reference a fig, even if we never have a desire to name one . 

Best figs to all     


Subject: Black Beauty 10 Replies: 231
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 10,231
 
Disagree with you there Grant,  Many folks feel as Devlsgro does, and not just the JV squad. Unless folks are  trying make quick turnaround on investment as you appear to. I don't have problem with that or  any other reason someone decides to spend their money, but to many folks this is a hobby for the fun of figs, many folks decide to sell as well, and that's fine, but probably not really smart to be lacing your disagreements with insults and making friends as fast as you seem to be if you plan on being a seller. As far as Cajunb being a drama queen as I assume that's who you are referring to nothing could be further from the truth. I don't recall ever communicating with Brian directly, but he always appears very easy going generous and showing a true passion for figs and sharing in his knowledge and respected by many. I believe he is probably as knowledgeable as Dan on the LSU figs but without all the arrogance.  Maybe a mistake was made I don't know we have all made mistakes. I am probably making one here even contributing to this thread.  

Best fig to all

Subject: Dried Figs-in-a-Blanket With Goat Cheese Replies: 10
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 230
 
Goat Cheese and figs are a great combo.  You all need to milk your goats and make your own cheese.
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Fresh figs stuffed with goat cheese wrapped in prosciutto and drizzled with local honey
https://s24.postimg.org/oxpneughx/goatcheese_figs_1.jpg

Soft cheese with fresh herbs in one bowl and a sweet one with fig in other bowl  with figs on the side
https://s24.postimg.org/p239o1z79/goatcheese_figs_2.jpg

Goat Milk Cheesecake with fresh figs and local honey..... OH boy I hurt myself
https://s27.postimg.org/8qcnicvpf/cheesecake_2.jpg

1 cup see the milk line way down low the rest is cream/butterfat so very rich.
https://s27.postimg.org/qqmrpow4j/goatmilk.jpg



Subject: question on grafting and scion/tree qualities Replies: 7
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 299
 
You would be best grafting CHE to Osage Orange  and staying within the species on the others

The following  details some of what you asked, some of the early posts were enthusiastic but think ultimately the others failed 

http://growingfruit.org/t/che-mulberry-osage-orange-fig-grafting/2994

Subject: For those experts on eBay Replies: 23
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 379
 
The only bidder that will have a max bid higher than the present bid is the is present high bidder. If another bid had already been placed with a max higher than present bid that would be reflected in the current high bid.  Sniper programs that bid in the last seconds have not actually placed the bid yet.

Subject: For those experts on eBay Replies: 23
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 379
 
If you have bid a max of 20 and are the high bidder  presently setting at 18 you have not actually bid 20 yet.  someone bids 20  they are on 20 and you are out.

Subject: Che -Off Topic Replies: 9
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 224
 
Not just one other name also called  Chinese Mulberry, Cudrang, Mandarin Melon Berry, Silkworm Thorn, and probably a couple more

Subject: Che -Off Topic Replies: 9
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 224
 
I grow it, and mine is certainly self-fruitful. Here is a link sorry about my lack of cinematography skills and the video quality  I didn't recall the video being that poor when I uploaded

Subject: Cost to grow Fig trees Replies: 25
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 562
 
There is very little products or services that it seems worth doing yourself if you only look at the economics.  I continually  look at products and wonder how they can produce and deliver it for that price. I am old school and still try do much myself, but I would be much better off just working my job and paying someone for an item or service. I was just picking citrus yesterday and really don't want to know the actual cost of producing



Subject: Black Madeira giveaway contest Replies: 145
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,828
 
Pats 20  Texs 17   Tiebreaker 77

Subject: OT: Persimmons Replies: 119
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 4,208
 
Sas,

  Of the others you listed I think only Maru will put out male flowers, so it seems Chocolate which does have male flowers did not pollinate itself.  Maybe when Maru flowers  you will see a change in Chocolate. No seeds = no brown flesh. I am not saying it's not Chocolate.

Subject: OT: Persimmons Replies: 119
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 4,208
 
I like both astringent and non-astringent,  both Kaki and Virginiana.  I pick some Matsumoto Wase Fuyu yesterday. I really like this non-astringent Cultivar a early fruiting sport of Fuyu. It's one of my earliest although these were not quite colored up enough, my ignorance in letting it over set and not thinning resulted in major limb breakage and I had to stop the bleeding. Normally if they have started coloring up, they will ripen respectably nice fruit. This tree is at my cabin plantings and I did not attend as well as needed I should have thinned or at least supported the limbs from the heavy crop, but still a decent sized fruit I find it a little more hardy than than Fuyu as well. Couple Asian pears in one box. Matsumoto Wase Fuyu a winner despite my neglect.  Ate a few Meader Virginiana as well.

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Meader on tree

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@SAS,

So you liked Chocolate not polinated/seeded?  I don't grow it present but I did not care for it unless seeded, seeded it develops the brown flesh hense the name and really has a enhanced flavor and you can eat them before they soften up completely as a PVNA type.  If I start a planting in my back pasture I will put it in but my main planting I don't want many seeds in all my otherss


Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 53,174
 

James,

Thanks for the update.  You asked for input on that post. I can only speak for myself, but what I would like to see is just communications when the status of something changes and all this drama can be avoided.  I don’t need free cuttings or anything else. I think most of us understand what a task you undertook and reasonable delays in such a venture and assuming trees are received while I still need the cultivars I will be happy and think most others will be as well. In fact if of those you listed having difficulty with offer them a refund as I am sure pretty sure when you actually have the tree available you would have takers for all.

The talk of a scam angered me, and I don’t know if it happened but I don’t care for a member creating a new login to post something they would not post as themselves.  If you don’t want the statement associated with you don’t bother saying it and hold your tongue, even if what is being said has legitimate basis.


Subject: UC Davis Ischia Black Replies: 34
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,710
 
Dennis, I know you have It and got it to produce way before I did.  After 5?6 years mine finally decided to grow  and hold a few figs. It was a long wait

Subject: UC Davis Ischia Black Replies: 34
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,710
 
Dennis,

Did you bump to get a taste of Ischia Black?

Here you go

Ischia Black-8-21-16-2.JPG 

Ischia Black-8-21-16-5.JPG   


Subject: Guess the variety of these figs Replies: 11
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 228
 
So that was a Florea covered up down there at the bottom. Is the that the one that has been ripening for a week?  Thanks for fun Dennis I like the guessing games, it's tough on some without the inside view

Subject: Guess the variety of these figs Replies: 11
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 228
 
I agree totally about Smith. My Smith was slow to start producing took a few years and this year has very few fruit, but it's a top fig.   How about I drop the Verte and just guess Strawberry?  That largish squat bright green one half buried looking like LSU Gold. And I am going to toss out Florea, even though I am doubting it, but I ate a couple this AM my 1st main crop of the year and I can't get her out of my mind.

Subject: Guess the variety of these figs Replies: 11
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 228
 
I for sure see Smith
that big one showing Dark is Black Jack?
Maybe a Strawberry Verte, Alama, and Celeste, and some honey fig?  


Subject: Raspberry Latte Replies: 32
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,116
 
Some of my Raspberry Latte display this same segmented fused manner as KKs.
Raspberry Latte-c1.JPG 
Raspberry Latte-c2.JPG 


Subject: OT Rooting pear cuttings Replies: 9
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 140
 
I agree with advice to Graft as pears are about the easiest plant to graft.  A few years ago, when cleaning out some unused graft Scion I  noticed some pear I believe Seckel was callused well so I just stuck a group in a 5 gal pot kept in shade and they leafed out. Leafing out really means little I would not get excited, but a couple retained some leaves until fall, so I was certain I had success. Come spring they still scratched green and the 2 put on a some leafs and I decided to separate in individual pots. I was expecting some significant roots as it was probably 9 months from being potted. There was not a root on either one and no signs there ever had been. I still had a hard time believing they could retain some leafs all summer go dormant and then break bud in spring but they did. They were left outside for winter but I don't think that factored. I know folks have stated being successful with rooting some pears, but with Callery seedling all about in places to the degree of invasive here, and the ease to graft I doubt I will try again.

Subject: OT Anybody else growing golden kiwifruit? Replies: 15
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 500
 
Well I got my first blooms a few weeks ago several years into this. It appears to be male to me. I have 4 others but not sure I have the patience of more years to see if any female. IMG_0885.JPG 

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 53,174
 
James,

You just continue to impress. I placed another order before I saw this today.

Subject: OT - Mulberry Cuttings Replies: 14
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 346
 
Can you graft? and have access to mulberry root stock?   I.E. would probably do good in your zone.  It doesn't seem to fruit heavy in my area, but has a few fruit over a long period of time. Aggressive grower and the fruit will be out of reach unless you really prune heavy and likely more than once a year.  It's supposedly a rubraXalba cross I like the taste a good grazers tree. I gon't grow Silk Hope but supposed to be similar and more productive in Southeast, but the person I know growing it has been disappointed. I have only gotten a few I.E. to root after 100s of attempts. Many times I get some minimal roots then they die. Shangri La, Middleton, Kokuso No. 20  I have had better luck rooting.  The tree I really like is Girardi dwarf spelled couple different ways been very productive with nice decent fruit. A true compact dwarf with fruit in reach. I never even got it to attempt to root however. If you want to try I.E.  I could  send sticks but like I said I have had limited luck. One good source for mulberry is Lucille at Whitman farms if you want an established tree 
http://www.whitmanfarms.com/category/allplants/edible-plants/mulberries/

Subject: OT - Mulberry Cuttings Replies: 14
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 346
 

I grow Several Mulberry cultivars. A Good mulberry is one of my favorite flavors. A  great balance of sweet and tart. I don’t care for ones that are Sweet only.  Morus Nigra species  are  pretty much accepted as the best, but as Timo eluded to many folks and some nurseries  incorrectly state Nigra only based on fruit color. The problem with Nigra is that it doesn’t grow well in many areas including mine. The Humidity in the southeast doesn’t agree with it. I still have a small Nigra Black Beauty alive but it’s smaller than when I initially planted it. I lost a couple other Nigra prior. I have lost 2 Pakistan to cold here in zone 7b. It’s a large fruit and taste is nice but there are others I prefer, but I will likely try to plant or graft it again.  

 On propagation  some cultivar cuttings seem to root fairly readily and others are very difficult  or it seems at least for me.  Most I found most graft pretty easy but I a couple I obtained failed. I think there are some graft issues  between species and you will see some conflicting info on how many species exist and what species  some mulberry are.


Subject: OT Anybody else growing golden kiwifruit? Replies: 15
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 500
 
The inside is Gold They taste wonderful I have only found them at my International Market. Here is a stolen Pic comparing.

Tyler,

That guy near Atlanta might have been me we communicated on them at one point. I never planted inground there was a guy Logrocks?? that was growing many Kiwi near ATL might have been him. I got the impression He dropped the project I thought Chinensis was less hardy than Deliciosa  but maybe I was just fearing such. What's the low for Chinensis if the plant is fully dormant do you folks think?  Late cold when starting active growth I understand is different.  Maybe this is the year I set them free. Really not sure I want to use trellis space on them. I kind of have a woodland edge thinking of planting them near large tree bases and letting them grow up. If the turn out ok I will layer something off later so the fruit are not 30 foot up and where I can manage them.  I did that with a Deliciosa at my old place and never got fruit from it. Never even saw bloom maybe it was to shaded. It's good to hear Chinensis may not be as aggressive grower as Deliciosa

Foto Zespri ® Gold En Green picture

Subject: OT Anybody else growing golden kiwifruit? Replies: 15
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 500
 
I like Tyler started some Zespri Gold (Hort16a)  seeds several years 5?  ago. I have 5 plants in 5?7 gal pots that  I store every winter  I don't think they will ever fruit at the size I keep them, but I don't have the heart to plant them out. Anyone think they have a chance in Zone 7a inground?  Anyone have a successful pruning strategy for pot growth?  I have not seen a bloom yet so I don't know sex and just trying to handle the pots with the octopus growth is challenging.

Subject: Black Madeira cuttings Replies: 32
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,163
 
Gary,  You are a great example of the best side of this forum.  I have Black Maderia but someone will be thrilled.

Subject: OT: Persimmons Replies: 119
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 4,208
 
Charlie,

Our native Virginiana  puts down a strong tap root.  When I started them I group planted them in 15/20 gal pots then separated them in 1st or 2nd year.  I didn't push mine and nothing was graft size after 1st year, but I am sure fertilizer will help. An option to save a year or 2 is that many state forestry services offer Virginiana seedlings at very low cost in their seedling offerings. when I ordered mine they were too small to graft 1st year but a friend of mine ordered and got graftable size trees. I might be to late for this season to order.

Glad to hear you were pleased with the Willis order, many folks have not been.

Subject: OT: Persimmons Replies: 119
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 4,208
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonCentralTexas
Ok, Now of course I Need a persimmon.  I really like the non astringent types when I can find them in the store.

If one had to choose from one of these listed below, which would you choose?  These are on sale at Ison's right now.

Fuyu
Hana-Fuyu
Jiro
Matsumoto

Thanks!


Of the listed  I would likely go with Matsumoto. It's full name is Matsumoto Wase Fuyu It's a sport bud of Fuyu but is earlier.  I prefer Fuyu over either Jiro or Hana-Fuyu for the fruit but Fuyu is not noted real cold hardy and Jiro is relatively hardy to most non-astringent.

As Charlie stated Jiro is often sold as Fuyu mostly by West coast nurseries. as I recall the real Fuyu has incompatabilty with Lotus as rootstock and that is what many west coast trees are grafted on. I know ISONs in eastern but I don't know if they graft their own.  

Subject: OT: Persimmons Replies: 119
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 4,208
 
Charlie,

Did you get any grafts to take from the scion I sent you a couple years ago?  Or were you trying to root them back then?

Subject: Figs and pomegranates, two great partners! Replies: 66
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,249
 
Not looking to argue either,  and would love to be proven wrong:) as this summer I planted out inground about 30 cultivars I had sized up a year or 2 in pots. Over the last 2 winters I lost pretty much every one I had in ground. This winter has been a little milder and I tried planting back in less exposed area than I had on a windy open hillside prior.  Hoping if I get a couple winters with lows above 10F maybe they can establish.   I thought last winter all my inground except Kazake were dead and even it was dead to ground, but as I was digging them out in Oct? Salavatski had a shoot just breaking ground after setting there all summer with out breath of life. The other 6 cultivars were dead Here is a couple recent threads on zone 6/7 thoughts on Pomegranates

http://growingfruit.org/t/are-there-any-pomegranates-for-me-7a-6b/4090

http://growingfruit.org/t/mid-atlantic-pomegranate-realities/964

Subject: Figs and pomegranates, two great partners! Replies: 66
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,249
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeneDaniels
The Russian pomegranates should grow just fine in zone 6, they just don't like humidity.
 

I have disagree with you there having grown many of the cold hardy Russian cultivars in zone 7  they don't like single digits. In general even the cold hardy listed ones are not as hardy as figs and don't recover from freeze back as well.

Subject: Pomegranates Replies: 48
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 4,941
 
Shane,

I don't think I found the reference to R18 , I selected the extension tab  but could not see where to navigate from there.  I did find find this image of Entek Habi Saveh  on UF site but it doesn't fit the description of Russian 18 that I have read.

http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/pomegranates/pdfs/pom_guide/Entek%20Habi%20Saveh.pdf

Subject: Pomegranates Replies: 48
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 4,941
 
Alan,

Crab is one from USDA UC DAVIS  DPUN 085. The original origin I don't know just that is in the group they refer to as the old block. Ashton's book references it a few times.

Shane,

Thanks I did start Entek Habi Saveh DPUN 079 last year.  I knew it came from the faciltiy at Byron from the following "1997 received 22 accessions from Michael Hotchkiss in Byron Georgia. 17 originally came from Turkmenistan and 5 from the Safiabad Research Center in Iran. DPUN0059-0080"   but I thought all the R- ones were Turkmenistan and the I- ones were from Iran. I knew Entek Habi Saveh  was know as I-8.  The I- Pomegranates in this group did not come from Dr. Levin did they?  I assumed only the R- ones did, but I might have assumed wrong.  Do you know why the R-18 was changed to I-8, was it show origin as Iran and not Russia I imagine?

Subject: Pomegranates Replies: 48
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 4,941
 
A couple questions. 

1) I know I read someplace that Red Silk and Crab  are the same Plant,  but Ashton's book lists them separate as does Green Seas Farms. Are they the same?   Green Seas Farms carries a good selection reasonably priced for those of you looking

2) Russian 18  R-18    Does anyone know if this cultivar goes by another name?  I think saw it called Texas Red,  would like to try it,  but  thinking it might be one of Dr. Levins I am growing under another name.

Thanks

Subject: Opinion on 1 gallon pots and source Replies: 16
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 278
 
Matty,

Don't forget to check craig's list    Folks are always posting pots found there. I got 15 Gal pots for like 50 cents

Subject: Hardy pomegranates Replies: 75
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 9,632
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by alanmercieca
This looks interesting! http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/Cold-Hardy-Russian-Red-Pomegranate.htm#tab10


I assume this is one of Dr. Levin's selection relabeled. I wonder which one.  I have no personal experience with this nursery, but they certainly are pricey and don't really seem to be fruit people to me in that they generically sell Rabbiteye blueberries without stating what cultivar they are and things along that line.

Subject: Hardy pomegranates Replies: 75
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 9,632
 
This is my trial year for planting out my Pom's I planted out about 30 cultivars after sizing up a couple years in pots. I had lost all but a couple  of about 6 types in ground the last 2 winters. I don't know how many I will have come spring, but If I continue these  mild 70 degree days with no real winter more than I figured I would

Subject: Great Grandpa's Fig Tree & Thank You to member BronxFigs Replies: 26
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 406
 
Very nice I am sure Pietro is smiling

Subject: Best dog Replies: 23
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 384
 
Another vote for the Terriers.  Rat terrier we had when growing up, was the only dog we had that would kill a skunk, and was smart enough to learn what we did not want harmed. Never had a Jack Russell but from my view very similar dogs. Heart of Lions

Subject: OT - Got Fuyu Persimmons? Replies: 63
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 687
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smyfigs
which is your favorite persimmon, Phil?

My favorite is one at the right ripeness. I guess it would be a non-astringent  just prior to beginning to soften with crispness still.  I am still trying to define which non- astringent I like best, and some of mine have not fruited yet, but right now I feel all non-astringent  taste pretty similar if at the same ripeness and my favorite one will probably be determined by hardiness.   I am beginning to move more favor to astringent ones that still retain some firmness when ripe. I really don’t care for a complete gooey glob. I will say my least favorite to this point is Tanennashi


Subject: OT - Got Fuyu Persimmons? Replies: 63
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 687
 
Think I picked 7 different cultivars of Kaki this morning, this was just a sampling. Love Fall  
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Subject: Harvesting Goldening Riverside fig. Huge Fig Replies: 20
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 843
 
Looks like a nice fig but I don't believe that is  Golden Riverside 278-128. At least not what I have from USDA UC Davis that matches what Harvey posted in both fruit and leaf. color can vary but I have not seen a hint of color other than green/gold on exterior. The leaf in video looks pretty different as well, and I know leaves show considerable variation.  Just my 2 cents

Subject: OT: Persimmons Replies: 119
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 4,208
 
I don't know of any selected cultivar available on it's own root, unless folks have had more success on cuttings than I am aware, I have had no success with airlayer but some have I understand and on those the the plant would come true but almost every named cultivar you find would be grafted and what would be propagated would be the root stock. I am saving my Kaki and hybrid seeds this year if something was impressive in a few years That would be an option.

Subject: We are having nice ripening weather Replies: 9
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 293
 
Gary,  Looks really good.
You have posted a lot of nice figs this year.  If you can send some of that weather this way. I need to get the canoe out and go check mine

Subject: Idea to increase available cuttings for distribution and raise money for the F4F Foundation Replies: 23
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,296
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frankallen


You know, you brought up very good points, but ain't it the same when you buy on eBay, from a dealer that sells a lot of Fig Cuttings and Trees? We can't just think about the "what if's" ? The thing to look at, are the cheap prices, I really don't believe someone would raise a fit over these cheap cuttings.. Just my opinion  : )


Yes Ebay has many  faults, I purchase very few figs on Ebay and have not purchased any for some time. There are good sellers most of them folks we know from the forums. I would prefer what James is suggesting to Ebay I believe, and particularly if the source of cuttings was identified and they could provide some pics and maybe their source of the cuttings, and possibly we could contact with questions possibly, but I can see where many folks might not want themselves Ided.  I just wanted James and others to consider the potential headaches when mislabeled cuttings are sent out, not so much from dishonesty, but just from mis-identication and folks too determined to label a fig that should retain Unknown in the name to some degree, even if they suggest what it MIGHT be.

Personally I prefer to manage individual trades which we are always free to do, but knowing I planted out over 160 figs (many duplicates)  in ground this year most that were in larger pots inside in prior winters. The last 2 winters my max low was right at 0F prior to that we had a string of winters that did not reach single digits. I am really hoping I can keep my above ground alive, but If I realize  I will be getting near 0F come January I would prefer to go hacking away and make some available to folks, as opposed to letting the wood die, but I am not the type that wants to deal with that on a large scale dealing with lots of individuals but something like James suggested might work for me. I don't want to be the negative presence and the "what if" voice but I think much needs considered.

 

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