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Subject: Stooling question Replies: 11
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 634
 
Stooling is a pretty common term if you step outside the fig circle. Thats how many your rootstock plants for apples etc... are produced. I thought about trying it on a fig this year that sent a multitude of shoots up from frozen to ground plants. I decided not as I didn't want that many of that cultivar, but I would think it would work fine

Subject: Another eBay record... Replies: 41
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,443
 
I am almost speechless. I understand it is a nice fig,  I understand the decimal thing, but there had to be a backup bidder. I have never sold a plant yet,If they read this forum Please PM me. In fact post on this forum what you are willing to pay and I am sure your inbox will be full

Subject: Heresy alert: What's your favorite fresh fruit? Replies: 43
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 883
 
A good peach, unfortunately there are a lot of bad ones, and mango, the smaller yellow one I forget what they are called. A fun day for me is to go the International Farmer's market and try new things. Mangosteen really impressed me the first time I tried it. Those of you around Atlanta if you have not been to the one on Buford Highway, make it a destination. I try to make it a few times each year to catch new things in season.

Subject: Newtons- Now without the fig? Replies: 14
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 502
 
Blasphemy! 

I am ready to boycott  Nabisco.

Actually how many folks have told you they don't like figs until you gave them a fresh one?  Seems they often reply is they expected it to taste like a Newton. Maybe It's a good thing for the fig Image. Maybe we should have asked them years ago to quit using it.

Subject: if you had to go with one single tree Replies: 36
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,427
 
It would have to be Unicorn

Subject: A few VDB cuttings for grabs or trade Replies: 36
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 2,256
 
Those don't look to be VDB to me.

Subject: Longue d'Aout breba Replies: 31
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,351
 
Art,

You cheapened that fig by laying it on the 20 break out the 100

Subject: Pingo De Mel, Kathleens Black, Large Negronne Breba 2014 Replies: 16
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 679
 
Goss,

Maybe tomoorow we can post pics of Mike's Breba. Mike really likes his figs so I will pack some new tatical gear I picked up last week.

Subject: Pingo De Mel, Kathleens Black, Large Negronne Breba 2014 Replies: 16
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 679
 
Mike,

If you don't watch out I will be doing some "secret feeding" in your yard at night.

Subject: Pingo De Mel, Kathleens Black, Large Negronne Breba 2014 Replies: 16
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 679
 
Mike,
 
It must be the heat from your concrete driveway. I have nothing even close to ripe and I am so close to you. I think we moved our figs outside about the same time as well.

Subject: had two breba yesterday... Replies: 4
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 293
 
LDA? Longue D'Aout maybe

Subject: Acciano...A must have fig Replies: 46
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 2,408
 
Here are the leaves on my Acciano I should get a taste this year.


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Subject: Dewar Fig? Replies: 19
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,941
 
Did anybody have these mature fruit and can report on them, or determine a likely suspect for another name?  I saw one today it was at Walmart. Thinking it might be Galicia Negra!! yah right

Subject: My 2014 Graduates Replies: 18
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 822
 
Quite a graduating class, hard to pick a Valedictorian out of that group.

Subject: Chinese Mulberry Replies: 10
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,149
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Figfinatic
How can you tell the difference between a male and female tree?


I would like to know as well.  My couple trees are all the same and I am not sure if male or female. It is listed as seedless so I assume it develops fruit without pollination. The bloom is very reminiscent of Mulberry in that the bloom develops looking like a small immature fruit that develops hair like structure on it. These started out as small round then sized up a bit and now the hair like bloom.

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Subject: It's a Miracle! Replies: 19
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,017
 
What in Miracle Grow or SuperThrive kills anything in your soil and exactly what is it killing?  I understand it not being organic, and I am sure a strong dose of many things organic and not could damage some living organism.  Maybe I am naive, so is there solid research showing such.

Subject: Visited FMD Replies: 19
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Do you think  Frank uses his used pantyhose as tea bags?

Subject: Chinese Mulberry Replies: 10
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,149
 
Here is a old thread on Che.
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/che-not-totally-off-topic-but-close-6158334?pid=1276425336#post1276425336

Some do produce fruit from a single plant. There has been some debate whether  those are males that produce some female flowers.  Folks  often report they drop their fruit for a few years prior to holding any to mature. That was my experience last year I have  few again this year hope they hold. I had 3 trees all grafted from same USDA scion stick. A buck rubbed one down to nothing last fall. Doesn't show any live I imagine at some point The Osage Orange root stock will come back. Couple places that sell them are Edible Landscape, Just Fruits & Exotics, and Hidden Springs Nursery.

Subject: Theoretically speaking Replies: 17
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 755
 
I know waht you stated on poison, but I still have to suggest using Gnatrol BTI from day one before you ever see a gnat.  If I pre-moisten my potting mix prior to potting I use it and every water they receive after. It is cheap. There is what I bought $5 worth lasted me the whole cutting season.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-ounces-Gnatrol-highly-selective-biological-larvicide-for-Fungus-gnat-control-/181295212463?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a360967af

Subject: Ischia from Dewar Nurseries? Replies: 9
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 625
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bullet08
there are three figs that everyone wants from USDA/UCD.. Ischia Black, Black Madeira, and Barnissotte (can't spell...). 

 
   Pete you must still be on the rum. Just those 3?  I thought you loved Col de Dame Blanc  from USDA?  She will not fruit for you again if you keep insulting  and ignoring her.

Every Fig I have seen just listed as Ischia was green.

Subject: OT: what's in your pocket? Replies: 51
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,622
 
There is a hole in my pocket, so whatever else was in there is gone!

Subject: OT: First TBud Citrus Graft Replies: 7
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 427
 
i like the inverted T myself You have less problems with moisture it rolls to the side as opposed under the flaps and into the graft.

Subject: Air Layering Supplies Replies: 17
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 930
 
Thank you both
That's what I thought you meant about using 2, it's just alot more rooting media than I normally have in a airlayer. I am in for an order assuming I and get the shipping code to work

Subject: Air Layering Supplies Replies: 17
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 930
 
Rafed,

So you use the Qplugs without the pots and put 2 qplugs top to top making a longer cylinder so you have a 12 inch long by about 5 wide? I need to do something I sliced myself cutting the neck off a water bottle last night doing one

Subject: Air Layering Supplies Replies: 17
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 930
 
Do you use the standard or large size?

Subject: Air Layering Supplies Replies: 17
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 930
 
Maybe it is Bass. He sells these on this website Do they work well for you?
Are you saying you use the Qplug in a deli container to do the airlayer?

Subject: Should I Close the Door for UCD/USDA? Replies: 6
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 646
 
James,

I am still standing outside. I did breakdown and email them and got the reply my order was in the next batch to go out. Maybe I should ask again as that was 2 weeks ago.

Subject: Seeking non-fig cuttings, roots, etc. Replies: 14
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 756
 
John,

I have quite a bit of scion in my fridge yet that will just go bad. I normally go to  an Atlanta fruit groups meeting and hand out a ton of material come back with a couple sticks of something, this year I didn't make it to the meeting. Some may be going bad, so I will have to check. I sent some out to a member here last week. I have several cultivars pears both Euro and Asian, some peaches, apples, plums, Pluot, and a Pluerry. I think some persimmon still. A couple things might be still under patent. Getting really late for most grafting, but maybe you could bud some of the stone fruit still. In fall likley would have some Dunstan chestnuts and a couple cultivar Mulberry. I have lot of Pomegranate cultivars, but for the most are still too small for cuttings and are in pots. The ones I have inground that would have had cuttings  hit hard this winter, but depending on many shoots come on this season from roots. The material would be free, maybe the shipping as well depending on how much you wanted to mess with.

Subject: Thank You Replies: 17
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 779
 
Great Job Scott

Subject: My Figs Summer-ized Replies: 16
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 660
 

Thanks for the positive comments folks.  It’s not as organized and neat as many of your setups but hopefully the trees don’t complain.  I have used this basic water setup before, very simple and flexable   which I have reused many times. The small tubing self-seals into a punched hole in the ¾ tubing and the spot spitter sticks insert right in the small tube, if they do clog pop it off then back on. I can water 1 gal and 20 gal on the same line.

Jdfrance,  my winter lows are probably mostly in the 30s, this winter I saw 1F and probably did hit 0F. few other mornings low single digit. The last couple winters in the area much milder and didn’t even hit single digits.  My biggest issue is with late spring cold in high 20s F after everything is active.

Shah,  my upper pasture has probably  300 degree view of mountains. Around my house only during winter some views, but not when forest is leafed out.

Rich,  I had to pull them back in only once after setting out, I am happy with their start this spring, expecting a lot of 1st time tastes.

Last year was my 1st summer here only set out  5 in ground figs, but well over 100 other fruiting trees  as of this weekend all the figs are just showing some life from underground, all were gone above ground so there is hope for all those north of me. 


Subject: Keeping roots cool in potted figs Replies: 39
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,267
 
DRPhil,

Can you get a delivery of wood chips from a tree service or the power company to put around them? That's what I am trying, pics in thread I just posted.

Subject: My Figs Summer-ized Replies: 16
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 660
 
Mike,

That's out in front of the house, one end of my vegatable garden, and close to my well.  The 5 acre pasture to my rear is still open. I am having that corner were I plan the barn cleared/leveled presently. Hopefully that barn will be standing come winter and and room finished out as my winter storage area for my potted plants

Subject: My Figs Summer-ized Replies: 16
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 660
 
I have room for alot more in ground,  but worried that I will not be able to over-winter in the garage this next year

Subject: My Figs Summer-ized Replies: 16
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 660
 

I think I am just about ready for summer.  Last summer became taxing trying to keep my potted figs  upright and watered.  I  had 3 loads of wood chips dumped at one end of my vegetable garden which I downsized this year and tried to spread about a foot deep. My pots are around half buried which should help a lot retain moisture and keep cool and upright. I don’t know how often I had to set up my pots last year due to winds. Frustrating  when rain came in it’s often preceded by strong wind so even when it rained they did not get water as the pots were down.  I should not have to be dealing with weed between the pots so another dreaded task hopefully avoided. I have to tidy up the irrigation line that weaves in between rows and likely bury the small tubing to each pot, to avoid catching them with my feet, but I am hoping the early effort pays off in much less time keeping watered, weeded and vertical.  I expect to have some rooted well into ground come fall, which might not be fun, but this should be last year in pot for many.  Many I had intended to go into ground this spring, but I guess last winter’s rough go made me chicken out. Now I just need to find additional winter inside storage.  After a couple years that foot of mulch I can work into the garden which should greatly improve my heavy clay soil. 

Now Bring on the Figs

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Subject: Air layering questions Replies: 29
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,033
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rafaelissimmo
Hello and thank you for taking the time to help me.

Finally, how old does the wood you air layer have to be?  Is lignified one year old wood sufficient?

Thanks again.





Still curious about this as well.  What do you think of success on 1st year young growth?  I know you can do green cuttings, so i am thinking of trying a green airlayer without removing any bark, just securing the light potting medium.  I have a young plant I need to duplicate a couple times. I have had great success with airlayers just never tried young tender growth.

Subject: What is this beastie? Replies: 9
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 435
 
The coloration is a defense mechanism, when small they look like bird poo on the leaf, and nobody likes to eat poo.

Subject: OT: i'm bored.. Replies: 9
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 540
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rafed
Very similar.
You go out in the woods with a shotgun, some shotgun shells and a bag full of golf balls.
Instead of saying "4" in the traditional golfing you say "Pull".

My son has a barrel attachment for the AR15 that actually shoots a golf ball with blank cartridge.

Subject: OT - mulberries Replies: 7
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 334
 
Agree with WillsC.  They likely will not get much bigger, if the tree is that size and producing well. Could very well be a Morus Rubra they are abundant in that part of the country and actually our only native mullberry although Alba is naturalized.  I spent half my childhood climbing a fence row of Rubra mulberry.  You might not want Pakistan in your location. It's not real hardy, both mine died this winter.

Subject: A Few of My Rooted Cuttings Replies: 20
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 746
 
Awesome Mike
 

Subject: Using Reiki Energies To Identify Three Fig Types: Common Figs, Caprifigs And San Pedro Figs And Also Their Cultivar Names Replies: 133
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ok Tam
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Subject: Using Reiki Energies To Identify Three Fig Types: Common Figs, Caprifigs And San Pedro Figs And Also Their Cultivar Names Replies: 133
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 4,796
 

Tam,

You have me curious. Does a fig know what arbitrary name humans have assigned to it?  Does a fig have a psychic blueprint, or does it read the label I have placed on it, state well if my master says so. Actually I guess the fig is more the master as we slave over them all year long in hopes of rewards of a fruit a couple weeks a year.  Are you more trying to get a psychic read of us on what we think our fig is? What if I have that fig mislabeled, will you try and report what I think it is or the true identity. I will be out in the yard all day, but I might post a couple this evening if you show any accuracy I have a couple unknowns I’d like you to look at. You could be answer to all our naming issues of figs. Don’t think I am just poking fun, when you claimed to be able to ID the type of fig such as common I found it somewhat amusing,  but harmless and interesting as a fig would have natural properties associated with the plant, but names assigned by us I am not sure I follow unless you are trying to read us as in what we think our fig is.


Best fig to you

Subject: OT: Improved Myers Lemons Replies: 41
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,480
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charitup
Strudeldog,

Just want to make sure you know that I was thanking you for turning me on to citrus.  Would of never crossed my mind to try them but your glowing reports of eating fruit from your trees made me do it.  And by the way I have never seen my wife so excited about plants as she is about the citrus.  She even helps move them in and out of the garage this winter and just dotes over them.


  Yes Glad you enjoy the citrus, once you have crossed that Tropical line, you will be contemplating others.  And as long as Mama's happy then everyone's happy. If Mama's not happy then I had nothing to do with it.

Subject: OT: Improved Myers Lemons Replies: 41
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,480
 
Yes Goss you have me ided. Get me talking fruit and I go "on and on and on" :}   Just look at those citrus shuffles all winter as a training regiment for the spring fig shuffle.

Subject: USDA shipment Replies: 13
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 601
 
James?

I thought you promised to wait to be last?

I am still standing on the outside at least hold the door open a crack

Subject: No-Fuss Simple Fig Propagation Replies: 25
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,227
 
Tim,

I sent an email to the contact listed.

Subject: OT: Improved Myers Lemons Replies: 41
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,480
 
Kelby,  I have pruned it, but maybe not severely enough. I think I got to taste 11 of my 12 varieties of citrus this year. More hassle overwintering than figs as they are never dormant, can't just shove them into the garage. First year for me with a large heated sunroom Thought my citrus would love it, but no as they started dropping all their leaves. I think the heated air was to dry, so I was back to shufffling between the garage and outside, so I might have to let a few go, if I had to keep one potted citrus it would be my Variegated Calmondin, like stated above sour lemon like flavor, small compact bush shape, the immature fruit are variegated and if you let the fruit hang I think it will always have some state of fruit on it all year long.

If you are having trouble getting citrus to bloom let it get very dry almost to point of stress a couple times then resume watering.

Here is my  Variegated Calmondin



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Subject: OT: Improved Myers Lemons Replies: 41
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,480
 
I like both my Myers but has anyone else noticed they seem to have sparse foliage compared to other citrus, maybe it's just my larger tree, but it seems sometimes it almost has more lemons than leaves, so I imagine has trouble developing the sugar never sweetens up, but wait it's a lemon who cares.
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Subject: O.T. Persimmon Scion for Pear or peach? Replies: 8
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 453
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by drphil69
This is a really interesting thread! Can I graft persimmon onto pear? Is there a website for compatiblility?
  No you can't do that, Think you are misreading. I think he is wanting to graft pear on existing pear, peach on peach, just differant cultivars on existing tree of same species.

Subject: Now I'm a cancer survivor Replies: 68
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 1,632
 
Jason,

Good to see your voice, Blessings to you

Subject: O.T. Persimmon Scion for Pear or peach? Replies: 8
Posted By: strudeldog Views: 453
 
I  Likely have the following in the fridge I can verify if you have interest.  I don't need the Persimmon scion, actually already have both those.
Belle of Georgia Peach
Elberta Peach
Red Haven Peach
Flat Wonderful Peach

Pears
Kieffer
Korean Giant
Magness
Ayers
Moonglow
Seckel
Shinko
Hosui


 

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