Register  |   | 
 
 
 


The search returned 269 posts

Only find topics started by texascockatoos
   
Topics  |  Posts
Subject: Hollier Replies: 12
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,147
 
Does one cut down on their exposure to problems like this and RKN when we get cuttings instead of plants?

Subject: Made some shade today Replies: 39
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 2,046
 
Hi Jason,
Looks like the peach tree is doing fine in GA.
I have several Morleys loving this Texas heat.

Subject: My heart was warmed this morning. Replies: 18
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,035
 
Here is our Retired M.E.O.W.

She would bring home the snakes but luckily eat every mouse in sight.
Now she just makes sure nothing gets in the house, including the new pooch that arrived in February.


Subject: OT: Picture of red moon caused by Arizona Forest fires Replies: 7
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 734
 
Somebody is hungry.

Subject: OT: Picture of red moon caused by Arizona Forest fires Replies: 7
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 734
 
That is an awesome photo, to bad under such bad conditions.
Thanks for sharing.


Subject: a list of closed eye varieties Replies: 36
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 10,413
 
JD - I wish I could go back and see where I read about Gino's, Gene's, Late Black, Scott's Black or Sals but unfortunately I only wrote the notes so I really can't answer your question about being more specific on the names.  Hope others who have experience with these will be able to add something.

Sirlampsalot - I removed Excel - Don't want to pass on incorrect information.


Subject: Found another curious nearby fig ("Unknown Morley") Replies: 91
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 5,518
 
Hi Jason,
Mr. Morley loves Texas.  I have one that is getting close to 4' tall now.

Subject: a list of closed eye varieties Replies: 36
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 10,413
 
I want to revive this thread because I am looking for next years cuttings which must be closed eye (or closed with honey) for down here in the South.   Doing my research in these dog days of summer.

Here is what I have so far that are either closed eyed, closed with honey drop or have solid interiors.

Abebereira - tight closed eye
Aberdin- drop of honey
Alma -closed with resin
Aranim-Amellal= closed (Smyrna type)
Atreano - solid interior
Avouzegar- closed (Smyrna type)
Bataglia
Beall
Bebera Preta (Abebereira) - tight closed eye
Bellona (syns: Bellone, Belloune, Ficus carica bellona Risso)- closed
Black Celeste - closed eye
Black Madiera - closed eye
Black Mission - closed eye
Black Weeping - closed eye
Bou-Ang- closed (Smyrna type)
Castagnolo- closed
Cajun Honey - closed with resin
Calvert
Capital Long
Celeste - closed eye
Col De Dame White - small tight eye
Conadria - small tight eye
Cuore (syns. Rubado, Roubauda Blanca, Arbauda, Corazón, Ficus carica richardia Risso)- closed by drop
Dark Portuguese - closed eye
Datte Quotidienne- closed
Dattero (syns. Donicale of Pistoia, Bezzoso of Lunigiana, Cortese of Liguria, Coasca of Riviera di Ponente, Vezzoso at Piacentino—all according to Gallesio; Rolandine, Rolandine Blanche, Briasca of Grasse, Blanchette, Ficus carica rolandina Risso, Ficus polymorpha var. elegans Gasparrini)- closed
DFIC 17 - solid interior
Djaferi- closed (Smyrna type)
D’Or de Laura- closed
English Brown Turkey - solid interior
Excel - medium, tight eye
Galbun - closed eye
Gene's - solid interior
Giant Celeste/Tiger - partially closed
Gino's - closed eye
GM1 -  closed eye
Golden Celeste - partially closed
Gota de Mel (syn. Gota de Goma)- drop of honey
Green Ischia - closed eye
Grosse Jaune (syns. Aubico Blanco, Aubique Blanche, Tapa Cartin, Ficus carica monstrosa Risso)- closed
Guilbeau - solid interior
Hardy Chicago - solid interior
Hdadi- closed
Hmari- closed
Hunt - closed eye
Italian Honey - closed with thick honey
Kadota
Khadir- closed (Smyrna type)
Longue d’Août (long of August)- main crop closed
LSU Gold - closed with resin
LSU Improved Celeste - partially closed
LSU Late Black - solid interior
LSU Purple - closed eye
LSU Scott's Black - closed eye
Madoui- closed (Smyrna type)
Malta Black
Maltese Falcon
Marseilles VS Black - solid interior
Marseillaise Black (syns. Black Marseilles, Marseillaise Negra, Black Provence, Ficus carica phoceana Risso, according to Sauvaigo)-closed
Moscatel Bianco (syn. Pingo de Mel)- small eye,honey drop
Negrette (syns. Negretta, Rock Fig, Ficus carica nigra Risso)- closed
O'Rourke - partially closed
Panache - closed
Paradiso - solid interior
Pecciolo Bianco- closed
Pecciolo Nero- closed
Peconjudo (syns. Pédonculée; Peconjude Grisé’; Peconjano; Pecouliano; Ficus carica longicaudata Risso, according to Eisen)- closed
Perroquine (syns. Perruquière, Violette Perruquine, Argusela, Douqueira, Douqueira Negra, Peroquina, Monginenco ["in the vicinity of Grasse”], Ficus carica nicaeensis Risso)- closed
Peter's Honey - closed with honey
Portland 4 - closed eye
Rixford- drop of honey (Smyrna type)
Rherabi (syn. Corbeau)- closed (Smyrna type)
Rose Noire (syns. Cuou de Muelo, Rolandine Noire, Ficus carica rosa nigra Risso)- closed
Rougette- closed
Sal's - solid interior
Seirolles (syns. Seirola, Seyroles, Sirore, Ficus carica seirola Risso)- closed
St. Domingo- closed
St Jerome - closed eye
Stella - solid interior
Strawberry Verte - closed eye
Sukkari- closed
Sultane (syn. Grosse de Juillet)- closed
Sweet George - solid interior
Tacoma Violette- solid interior
Tena - medium tight eye
Texas Everbearing - moderately closed small eye
Verte - solid interior
Vista - closed
Violette - solid interior
Weeping - solid interior
White Adriatic - closed eye
White Triana
Zimitza- closed
135-15s - closed eye
143-36 - closed eye



I'll be glad to continue to update the list just let me know what I need to add.
If I have have something wrong, please let me know what I need to delete.



Subject: Cactus pears Replies: 108
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 8,116
 
Wow Bill,
Is that a real photo or a picture from a catalog?
That is just beautiful.

Subject: Cuttings from Italy Replies: 16
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,641
 
I ship cockatoos all over the US with no problem.  They do have pressurized and climate control compartments down in the cargo area.

I use to put grapes on the cut ends of roses during transportation.


Subject: Wter barrel with floating sunflowers seeds Replies: 20
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 2,507
 
Is this something that comes with time?  
We have had her for about 2 months.  Vet guessed her age around 6 months and she just started barking in the last few weeks.  We had the country tax assessor show up here a few weeks ago and when he got out he said "Hey Killer"  She about wagged her tail off, she was so excited to see another person.  So much for the guard dog theory so lets hope for the guard fig dog.

Subject: Wter barrel with floating sunflowers seeds Replies: 20
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 2,507
 
Hi TucsonKen,
We have actually thought of doing exactly that and will when we do the chicken coop.  The issue with the birds cages is that they are spread out over the property, like individual huts.

Subject: Wter barrel with floating sunflowers seeds Replies: 20
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 2,507
 
My biggest problem are coons.  They are drawn to the birds (my cockatoos) and their fruity smelling pellets which they love.  It has been a consent battle to out think them with the birds.  We started by raising the cages off the ground with metal pipes and yet still managed to get on the cages.  Then we wrapped the trees with aluminum flashing to keep them from crawling up the trees and jumping onto the cages.  Then the suckers started jumping 4' off the ground so we then wrapped the entire bottom 5' of the cage with aluminum flashing and yet they still managed to get to some cages.  So then we built another frame around the existing top exposed portion of the cage and covered it with wire, basically making a cage within a cage.  Now they have decided to start digging.  Then we got a dog - she's a puppy but does not seem to be bothered by the coons.  She will bark every now and then at them.  
So I think I am going to give this a try and set one up over the weekend.  Nothing to lose.

Subject: Wter barrel with floating sunflowers seeds Replies: 20
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 2,507
 
Would it be possible to post pictures of your barrel set up?

Subject: Made some shade today Replies: 39
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 2,046
 
Jason,
One thing to think about on your tarp.  Remember when it starts to rain the water will collect in the middle and could possible collapse your tarp on to your figs.

Subject: "Blackened" Madeira Replies: 34
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 2,716
 
We fit the dry hot climate.  Reaching temps in the 90's now and have had only 1.87" of rain this year so far. 
I turn the hoses on with a small steady stream then set the timer for 30 minutes and do this every other day.
The newly planted babies are doing great, most have doubled their size with this method.  I have not put any fertilizer on them.

Subject: Wter barrel with floating sunflowers seeds Replies: 20
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 2,507
 
I wonder if we can get coons that way too?

Subject: Life is good Replies: 7
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 921
 
Jon,
Do you not keep your figs in full sun?

Subject: Chickens? Replies: 24
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,632
 
Dan,
I just sent you an email.  Please let me know if you don't get it.

Subject: Chickens? Replies: 24
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,632
 
I wish I was into figs when I lived there and could direct you to some but unfortunately I can't remember any.  I do have contact information for a retired botanist from SLU who might could help.  I don't know if fruit trees are his thing but I can certainly ask if you would like.

Subject: Chickens? Replies: 24
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,632
 
Hi Dan,
Very familiar with alligator snappers, I once saw a snapper crunch a broom stick like it was a twig.  We moved to Texas from Hammond, Louisiana about 10 years ago. 

Subject: Chickens? Replies: 24
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,632
 
This one is an African Spurred tortoise or aka Sulcata.  They sell them in the pet shops for about $50 around here.  They are native to the Sahara Desert in Northern Africa.  They like things hot and dry.  Here in central Texas they are very easy to keep as pets.  This type of tortoise does not hibernate so they spend their winters in our green house.  These guys have a house much like a chicken house, the doors are open and they come and go through out the day, coming back to their house at night to sleep.  During the winter we provide pig blankets for them to sleep on which is nothing but an huge heating pad.

They are vegetarians and will eat anything and I mean anything, even cactus pads.  Their staple is grass but the love grapes, bananas, figs, cantaloupe, watermelon, pears, peaches, apricots. Basically anything in the produce section. 

They don't bite and like to have their faces rubbed. 




Subject: Chickens? Replies: 24
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,632
 
Hi John,

This is our female sulcata tortoise.  She is about 6 years old and weights about 30lbs.  Would starve on her 6 eggs a year.  Would not know what they taste like but the coons do.
Their plus, they are eating machines and are quite.  No 6am wake up call.


Subject: Confirming ID for Yellow Unknown Replies: 19
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,900
 
http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/close.pl?192020+C

http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/close.pl?192036+C




Subject: squirrel damage Replies: 30
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,335
 
Jason,
Drop me a line on what you loose and I'll see if I have an extra to send to you.
In the meantime here is some light reading.  http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/fruit/msg0911021522891.html


Subject: recycle sphagnum moss ? Replies: 6
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 732
 
I have re-used mine with no problem and nothing special done between uses.

Subject: Fig Trees Starting to AWAKE Replies: 30
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 2,525
 
Jason,
Is that the red peach tree in the back row that I sent you?
Cathy


Subject: Cactus pears Replies: 108
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 8,116
 
Just read this, "If you want flowers on your cactus, plant it in a small pot. Most cacti bloom sooner if root bound."  Any truth to it?

Cathy


Subject: Süßer Georg Fig Replies: 9
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 2,235
 
I am making notes on all my varieties and could not find any info on this one.
Thanks for everyones in put.
Only 1 column left to fill in, what color is the skin when it matures?


Subject: Süßer Georg Fig Replies: 9
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 2,235
 
Can someone please tell me about this fig. 
Is it a dark fig or green fig.  Cold hardy?


Subject: Cactus pears Replies: 108
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 8,116
 
I'll be glad to stuff a flat rate box (any size) just send postage and it's yours to anyone wanting to try them.    I don't think you can kill them.    Simple lay the pad on the ground in the sun and it starts growing roots on the underneath side.

Cathy

Subject: Cactus pears Replies: 108
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 8,116
 
I have tons of prickly pears on the property and would be glad to ship every single pad off.  Not kidding.   They multiple faster than rabbits.
The flowers are yellow and the tuna's turn a deep red when ready to get.  The tortoises love them.  I have been told that you slice the green pads into thin strips, throw them in a frying pan and they taste like green beans.  Have never tried it. They also have a variety around here that does not have spines, they call it a "Blind Cactus". 
Cathy


Subject: UC Davis orders Replies: 71
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 4,609
 
Hi Jason,

I had 2 cuttings with mold right where the twisty tie was in the center.  I figured it was someones transfer and not the cuttings themselves but too be on the safe side I did cut about a 4" section off keeping the tip and end.   I'll have to do some digging through my stuff to figure out what the 2 varieties are and let you know soon.

Cathy

Subject: UC Davis orders Replies: 71
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 4,609
 
Hi Jason,
You might have something there.  The first round of shipping that was done a few weeks ago was on a Wednesday for a Thursday delivery. 
Good luck tomorrow.
Cathy


Subject: UC Davis orders Replies: 71
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 4,609
 
Hi James,
Sorry to hear that about UC Davis.  Did Mary say why your order was not processed?
Cathy

Subject: UcDavis Order Recieved Replies: 30
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,941
 
I did not get any kind of communication about my package being shipped.  
Cathy

Subject: UcDavis Order Recieved Replies: 30
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,941
 
Hi Jason,

I  missed out on San Pietro, Verte, Walker and Skardu Black.
Was charged $42.70 for my Fed Ex package.
Cathy

Subject: UcDavis Order Recieved Replies: 30
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,941
 
Finally got home and a chance to sort through my package from UC Davis.  Very pleased with the assortment that I got even though I missed out on 4 types.  Still very grateful for the variety.  
Cathy

Subject: UcDavis Order Recieved Replies: 30
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,941
 
A day of anticipation. Left the house at 8 this morning heading to east Texas for a 4 day weekend. One hour down the road I get a call from fed ex stating they have a package for delivery asking if they can leave it at the gate. So I ask a friend to go pick up the package after work. Of course at 7pm I get the call from my friend that I have a big box of sticks. Go FIGure.

Subject: Anyone want to trade ???? Replies: 18
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,791
 
Hi Jason,

Al and I have determined that we must have the same variety of peach tree.  
Ours is a freestone, too.

Cathy

Subject: Figs4Fun - How to Propogate Figs on You Tube Replies: 2
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,369
 
Is this Jon in the video?

Part 1: 


Part 2: 


Part 3: 


Part 4: 





Subject: Good old Belleclare last fig list Replies: 42
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 7,918
 
Help, I'm confused.

On reply #6, second link.  The Belleclare Nursery list Royal Vineyard (#3 on list) as producing 2 crops and states it's a common fig.

On Figs4Fun it states that a Royal Vineyard is also called a Drap d'Or which I was under the impression was a San Pedro.  Both Belleclares and Figs 4 Fun show this as a brown, coppery, bronze colored fig.

Is a Royal Vineyard/Drap d'Or a common or San Pedro?

Cathy


Subject: mass propagation Replies: 11
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,113
 
I use the old fashion ice pick to make my holes.
Cathy


Subject: Knobby trees Replies: 8
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,154
 
One could stare at that for a few minutes and imagine all kinds of body parts (that you really don't want to see). 

Subject: Shtawi Replies: 6
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 888
 
Jon,
I have seen that same white round ring in your other photos.  What is the diameter of it?

Cathy


Subject: Plant Tags Replies: 28
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 2,236
 
I have received pear and apricot trees with tags that are in picture #2.  The tags themselves hold up well to the weather, not cracking or tearing and after several years still just as pliable as the day that I got the tree.  I ordered a roll of them.  Thanks Jon for posting.
Cathy


Subject: UC Davis orders Replies: 71
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 4,609
 
I placed an order, received a confirmation, nothing yet but for some reason I wasn't expecting anything till closer to March. 


Cathy


Subject: My Madeira In Storage Replies: 14
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,250
 
Martin,
What would you guess your low has been in the garage this winter and for how long?

Cathy


Subject: Keeping fig records -what to keep? Replies: 25
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,927
 
Ruben,

I love the colors.  I have started an excel spreadsheet but did not think about beautifying it.  Would it be too much trouble to get a bigger view of your chart, your really making my eyes strain:)

Cathy



Subject: Keeping fig records -what to keep? Replies: 25
Posted By: texascockatoos Views: 1,927
 
This is exactly the info that I was looking for and appreciate everyone taking the time to list what they do.
Dennis please post when you get a chance.  I am kinda imaging it something like a VIN.  

Cathy

 

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.