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Subject: Time to get tough with some of my cuttings. Replies: 4
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 314
 
yupe. no roots means they need humidity or the leaves will wilt and drop. 

Subject: 17 SWCs & 3 buried pots Replies: 9
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 422
 
very nice set up :) 

Subject: biggest common figs of all Replies: 12
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,444
 
not big enough. we need one that will fit into a toilet bowl... nah... port-a-pottie.

Subject: Do you give with conditions? Replies: 48
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,492
 
that's like asking why order milk when you want a pint of beer. we are here because of figs, not bread or othe fruits... tho other fruits come up often.

Subject: PIX: just found out why i'm getting sudden increase in gnat. Replies: 12
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 580
 
that's what i said last winter :) keep the number small... less juggling.

Subject: A Few of My Rooted Cuttings Replies: 20
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 746
 
mike, they look great.

Subject: Leafless Fig Tree Replies: 12
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 859
 
welcome to the forum. unlike human beings, when a fig tree looks like dead, and smells like dead, it might not be dead. i wouldn't scratch it either. instead, take a pix of the tip of one of the branch, middle of the branch, and right above the soil and post it here. usually dead branches are easy to tell. also, if you have green bud on the tip, it's a good sign.

Subject: un piccolo paradiso Replies: 4
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 358
 
no.. it's not a new fig. just my little paradise away from little bigger one. 

small_paradise.jpg 

two of most anticipating figs... there are more... i'll post later. 

name withheld. 

xxx.jpg 

and Jason's Unk Ischia Black

Jason_Unk_Ischia_Black.jpg 


Subject: PIX: just found out why i'm getting sudden increase in gnat. Replies: 12
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 580
 
since i like the watermark so much.. here it is once again. x) 

flower.jpg 


Subject: PIX: just found out why i'm getting sudden increase in gnat. Replies: 12
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 580
 
the idea was to bait them with carrion flower and use CP to control them. CP all died due to not watering them :) so now i only have gnat magnets.

Subject: PIX: just found out why i'm getting sudden increase in gnat. Replies: 12
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 580
 
i think the gnats are attracted to carrion plant flowers. last few days i noticed them and they are not from humidity bin. no idea where they are coming from, but now i know why they are coming.

Subject: PIX: just found out why i'm getting sudden increase in gnat. Replies: 12
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 580
 
and...back by popular demand (not really), future pix will have watermarks :)

Subject: Red Lebanese or Lebanese red Replies: 8
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 751
 
honest truth is, i haven't looked into it yet... but ditto on what harvey said. for what ever reason, some figs just don't appeal to me... latest one to get my attention is Violeta shown on the forum by francisco.

Subject: PIX: just found out why i'm getting sudden increase in gnat. Replies: 12
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 580
 
one of my carrion plant is getting ready to bloom. pix to follow later, if it blooms.

just added this.. noticed the nifty watermark.. they didn't have my preferred font any more... hope the darn flower doesn't drop off. 

flower.jpg   


Subject: Let's talk traps Replies: 36
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,140
 
every winter, we have one or two mouse running around the house. not sure where they are coming in from. live trap doesn't work any more. i tried sticky trap but that is just cruel and unusual.. i would rather shot them than have them stuck on those things. i guess i can have them stuck, then shoot them.. anyway.. i'll have to try almonds next winter. 

Subject: What have I become...and so quickly Replies: 19
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 680
 
yupe.. fig is just a start. after awhile, it down on me that i can grow other stuff.. so i got 6 blueberry plants, and few more i'm thinking of, some blackberry, raspberry, mulberry.. i'm planning on persimmon, pomegranate, and few others. not that i have land, but i found out most everything can be grown in containers :) 


Subject: Pinching the Tips. Replies: 34
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,614
 
can't tell.. it could be one or the other. let it ride for little longer. i watched my KB putting things on waiting for the figs.. when i thought they were figs, they turned into new branch. if it's another branch, pinch it off later. 

Subject: Terra cotta clay pots? Replies: 11
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 687
 
i would imagine terra cotta pots will be great for the figs. it will let the root "breath". but at the same time, needs more watering and the pot will break down sooner. 

Subject: Red Lebanese or Lebanese red Replies: 8
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 751
 
supposed to be very good tasting fig. i have seen it going on the ebay previously. on lot of members wish list. bass has the one that is most desired. 

Subject: PIX: Persian White Replies: 1
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 283
 
this is from one of the generous former forum member. i think it has one of the best looking leaves. very well shape and elegant. it's putting on main crop now. last yr,i knocked all the figs off this one. 

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Subject: I see figs everywhere now Replies: 11
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 608
 
sharon, 

i work at RTP. my wife works in morrisville. so we are all round this area. but with kids' schedule, don't usually get to look for fig trees too often. saw a huge one in cary few days ago, but that one's too deep inside of the property for me to go take a look. 

right in front of NCSU, there is a church with what looks to be a 3-4 yr old tree.. of it might be killed to ground every winter. i'll have to drop by in summer to see what it is. 

Subject: I see figs everywhere now Replies: 11
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 608
 
jds, beer is fine.. it might be moonshine, mountain dew, white lightening.. really good stuff.. with shotgun on his lap. wait.. that was in south carolina.. 

Subject: What have I become...and so quickly Replies: 19
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 680
 
problem is not so much as how many varieties you have.. it's all those duplicates and one that doesn't taste so good, but hard to just dump 'em. there was time when i had 3 trees.. just wanted 3 more.. then.. then.. they are like rabbits. they breed themselves. i don't know what happened, but now i have over 100 trees. all in containers. 

Subject: Do you give with conditions? Replies: 48
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,492
 
aaron, beer works.. really... lol

Subject: Turkish Figs @ T.J. Frozen Section Replies: 21
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,008
 
i'll have to go get some, but i'm with you. just sweet doesn't cut it. it has to have some certain something.

Subject: Fig from Japan Replies: 17
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,556
 
i won't be surprised if that thing is some what related to Black Madeira/Violeta/Fig Preto. japanese folks look for the very best.

Subject: Do you give with conditions? Replies: 48
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,492
 
it's not a "string". it's one those things that's just understood. if some one gives you beer, you are expected to drink it. if you don't want to drink it, you should let the person know. if some one gives you a cutting, they expect you  to root and grow them. if that is not the intention, you should state it. why would i give some one a fig cuttings to sell? i don't sell cuttings. and i have no intention of being a wholesaler.

Subject: VDB fig tree wilting and drooping Replies: 55
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 8,679
 
original poster's pix looks like the leaves are dehydrating very fast. that happens when left in the sun suddenly after spending all the time indoor or in dark place. keeping in shade and misting will help. if the pot is light, add water. if the pot is not light or has water in there, just leaving it in the shade will work. 

if left in the sun longer, the leaves will dry up and drop. but as long as the buds are still green they should put on new leaves and things will be fine. 

Subject: Do you give with conditions? Replies: 48
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,492
 
jds, you are lucky you  have people who knows how to care for fig trees. ones that i gave away all died. few that i gave to my in laws, they watered them to death. one that i give to my friend, he didn't water and it died. i'm waiting to hear from my co-works. wonder how long they will keep them going. i'll be happy if they make it to next spring. 

Subject: Give BIG 2014 Replies: 23
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,215
 
there will be a contribution in different way sometime this yr.. fig fund being what it is, not rich with coins. 

Subject: super phosphate Replies: 11
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 511
 
only goes to prove, pinching works. good thing i made that mistake. learned something.

Subject: super phosphate Replies: 11
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 511
 
well.. maybe i give wrong fert to KB. LOL

Subject: Finding the earliest ripening fig tree variety Replies: 11
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,311
 
i keep all mine in containers. this yr, they are about 2 weeks late, but i did shuffle. last yr with rain and cold weather, the figs were 1.5 months late. so.. as long as the weather hold up, it will be a great yr. 

Subject: Fig from Japan Replies: 17
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,556
 
more than likely Violet something or the other. truck is pronounced "doraku" or something. certain things just can not be pronounced properly. 

Subject: super phosphate Replies: 11
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 511
 
NPK as we all know.. N is for vegetative growth, P is for flowers but fruits usually comes from what's in the flower, it's also for fruits, and K is for general health and roots. when my KB refused to put on the figs, i looked around and get the fertilizer with largest P number. that didn't do much. what made the difference was pinching.

edit: KB is back to putting on the branches and ignoring figs. i gave her top and root pruning.. i guess she feels that she need to get her vegetative growth going again. more pinching will follow. 

Subject: I see figs everywhere now Replies: 11
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 608
 
i'm finding out what i'm looking for. found about handful in raleigh, cary and durham. not most of them are deep in their property. all being cared for. i don't think i want to go knock on there door. house gun is big here and we have castle law. 

Subject: Let's talk traps Replies: 36
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,140
 
either mice have not found my fig trees, or they don't know what they are. no issue so far. but i'm attracting toads and frogs, i'm sure snake will follow soon. 

Subject: 100% failure Replies: 32
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,110
 
gene, i know it doesn't help, but take what you did this time as learning point and don't make the same mistake again next winter. my first winter rooting was hideous. lost some more interesting cuttings, and didn't know what to do. then i ran into more problem in the spring. but i kept a mental note on things i did wrong. learned to feel how much to wet the soil. using different things so the roots are not disturbed while moving to 1 gal. small things. cutting with roots are put in the put after i poke a good size hold in the soil mix so the roots get damaged less. keep cuttings and humidity bin so they will get extra warmth and moisture in the air.. 

spring rooting is much easier, but some of the good cuttings come out in the fall/winter.. i guess you can store them, but same issue to a lesser degree will come up. during the spring, things are moving faster so we don't stop to get the cutting in a trouble. 
 
gool luck on your spring rooting. 

Subject: piece of paradise. Replies: 14
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,147
 
talking about Fico Paradiso.. i need to do something soon. just not in my right frame of mind lately. 

Subject: Finding the earliest ripening fig tree variety Replies: 11
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,311
 
breba on some common, and san pedro can be had as early as may around my area, if they can stand the low temp. main crop usually starts around july/aug. the ones that sets figs super early, main crop, are RdB, Ischia White, Pastiliere, and some others in my front yard. other than ones known for late ripening, most of my figs are tiny figs on them. so the tasting will start around july it seems for this yr providing weather cooperates and i don't make big mistakes. 

Subject: Turkish Figs @ T.J. Frozen Section Replies: 21
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,008
 
igor, 

what is the list of ingredients? any additives? when things get frozen, the taste seems to change a little. or the fig they are using doesn't have much complexity. 

Subject: Turkish Figs @ T.J. Frozen Section Replies: 21
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,008
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by greenfig
I bet the seeds are still viable and you can germinate them.
I germinated quite a few wild strawberries after they have been frozen for months from the seeds.
Well, the figs might be different but it is worth a try. The dried figs I buy from an Armenian store grow well.


was thinking the same.. they should germinate...

Subject: I see figs everywhere now Replies: 11
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 608
 
sharon, 

you need to tell me where they are :) i work 5 min from morrisville. i'm sure they are mostly common type sold around here, but who knows. there might be some interesting unknowns. once things settle down here, i might have to do drive by fig hunting... take pix and keep record of which ones looking more promising.. 

Subject: Genovese Nero figs starting to ripen Replies: 26
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 3,325
 
cameldog, if you don't get something before fall. send me an PM. i'm still testing mine. if the fig improves this yr and i confirm it is GN, i can send you some cuttings. 

Subject: Greetings from Florida Replies: 14
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 503
 
welcome. don't let martin catch you looking for white fig. lol

Subject: forcing growth Replies: 35
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,109
 
the plant wants more sunlight so it reaches for it?

Subject: sampler? Replies: 7
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 487
 
i'll have to try that from TJ. maybe try to germinate the seeds also.

Subject: Black Lebanese? Replies: 14
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,181
 
i'm serious... i'm going to try sticking a cutting in soil mix thing once again.. have few Vernino cuttings hanging around the house... 

Subject: Thank you Ed - ejp3 ! Replies: 10
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 525
 
ed is a very generous guy. he sent me my HC also. 

Subject: super phosphate Replies: 11
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 511
 
i tried P heavy blooming formula fertilizer before. i can't say if it actually helped with pushing figs. but i know pinching worked.

 

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