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Subject: Fig hunting....and reading.... Replies: 3
Posted By: pocketsquirrel Views: 628
 
Hi folks,
i have been reading all the old posts on this site....lots of wonderful advice and information. i'm a novice figger but a longtime gardener(20+ years) and have a few nice trees(potted) that are beginning to produce. i'm looking for someone that may have cuttings of a Sal's and/or Ronde de Bordeaux. i would trade for them but my trees are "unknowns" except for my Hardy Chicago so any cuttings could be something that you'd already have. so i will say purchase would be better...and i'm up north of the border hear in Canada so i'll direct this more at figgers up here unless someone would take a chance mailing cross border. i have a few more hours(or more) of reading till i'm done all the posts on here...then my questions wil start....hehe.

till later,
Matti
(novice figger)

Subject: Red figs Replies: 17
Posted By: pocketsquirrel Views: 1,565
 
Grant,
Cool....thanks for the info. i was pretty sure that leaf shape was the green, the other deeply cut one(dark fig) is a very different look...hard to mix the plants themselves up....except when you forget which is green and which is dark fruited. hope your cuttings all root for you, they have been very cooperative for me.
Matti

Subject: Red figs Replies: 17
Posted By: pocketsquirrel Views: 1,565
 
Grant,
ya he's a nice guy...neat set-up he's got eh?
i spent an hour or so there...it was hard to leave...
oh one question, what was the leaf shape on the green?
Matti

Subject: Red figs Replies: 17
Posted By: pocketsquirrel Views: 1,565
 
Grant,
but as for your initial question...i know my HC puts out reddish figs. they are definatly not as dark as mission.
when i was in Guelph at Rocco's(the gentlemans full name is Rocco Furfaro) he had ripe figs on a few trees, which he let me sample...some green/yellow and some green with reddish blush...all very sweet and quite tasty. if you go to see him please take a camera....the 20 year old tree growing in a 5 foot high 5-6 foot diameter piece of culvert(giant pot) is a pic that should be posted here for people to see.
Matti

Subject: Red figs Replies: 17
Posted By: pocketsquirrel Views: 1,565
 
Grant,
nope, no idea what i got....
but it'll be fun finding out.
i got 1 dark and 1 light....then proceeded to get them mixed up...of course.
sooo...i have even less of a clue now.
i only picked them up this summer so i'll know a bit more next year....i hope.
Matti

Subject: Red figs Replies: 17
Posted By: pocketsquirrel Views: 1,565
 
grant,
if you're willing to wait a bit i have a dozen or so cuttings that i rooted from him....i still suggest visiting him and getting one of his larger trees, i also found him interesting to talk to (i dont want to take business away from him but i have more cuttings than i need). if all my cuttings survive which looks likely so far, i'd have some to give away.
Matti

Subject: Red figs Replies: 17
Posted By: pocketsquirrel Views: 1,565
 
HAHA.....
small world....neighbor....
i'm just down the road from you in the new hamburg area.
i'm betting your going to see a gentleman in Guelph about figs?
if you are he's a good man. i've delt with him and only have positive things to say. he was more than fair.

Matti

Subject: Red figs Replies: 17
Posted By: pocketsquirrel Views: 1,565
 
hey Grant,
if they are a decent price and he has been growing them locally for many years then they are worth the cash even if he doesn't know the variety.....just my opinion. i see you are zone 5b, are you south of the border or up here in the great white north?

Matti

 

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