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Subject: Bayernfeige Violetta / Violet Bavaria Replies: 20
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Sounds like the Samsung v. Apple argument. lol

Subject: My 2012 Fig Heaven Replies: 17
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Very nice fruit and pics, Vito! Congrats!!

Subject: Identifying Fig Varieties ? Replies: 7
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Welcome to the forum, Todd! Pictures of the fruit would help a lot. Outside, bottom, and inside, if you can. Thanks!

Subject: Trade Cuttings Replies: 24
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Chris,

Just got them a few minutes ago. They look great! Already have root initials showing so I think they will be vigorous rooters. Thanks for the extra set of cuttings! Time to get these babies started!!

Subject: My first Black Madeira fig Replies: 6
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lol. love your video! You are a patient man waiting that long for it to fruit. I have a second-year plant that has produced fruit both years but nothing that pretty. Had a splitting problem and premature dropping last season and this season it soured and dropped early again. I'll give it another year or two. Maybe by the end of this season I will get a good one. Enjoy the rest of yours!

Subject: A fig by any other name Replies: 10
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Ever wonder how other languages write "fig" or "ficus carica", etc? This is useful when researching or trying to identify a variety. Most of these tramsaltions are available at the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Some of the translations do not yield fig-related results. I have removed those. Doing a search for "teen" (Arabic) may end up getting you in trouble ;-) . And some of the terms (also removed) will only take you to adult content. Just copy and paste onto your favorite search engine. Hope it's helpful!

التين , انجير Arabic 
无花果 Chinese 
Almindelig figenDanish 
Gewone vijgeboom, Vijg, VijgeboomDutch 
figuier communFrench 
FeigenbaumGerman 
Essfeige German 
Echte Feige, Feige, Feigenbaum, Echter FeigenbaumGerman 
anjir , अंजीर Hindi 
무화과 , 무화과나무Hongul 
Fico Italian 
イチジクIchijikuJapanese 
Anjura Kannada 
figueira Portuguese
figo Portuguese (Brazil)
figueira-comumPortuguese (Brazil)
figueira-da-europaPortuguese (Brazil)
figueira-do-reinoPortuguese (Brazil)
Фиговое деревоRussian 
higo Spanish 
higuera comúnSpanish 
fikon Swedish 
getfikon Swedish 
அத்திப்பழம்Tamil 
انجير Urdu 
Quả vả Vietnamese

Subject: eBay Class Action Replies: 29
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Never had that happen, so I don't think I can be a plaintiff. Sounds wrong tho,

Subject: A Few Varieties Replies: 7
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Very nice, Jason. Congrats!

Subject: eBay Class Action Replies: 29
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Doesn't make sense, Chris. Any other backgound info you can share?

Subject: eBay Class Action Replies: 29
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,397
 
wassup? Grounds?

Subject: Newbie needs cutting/repotting help Replies: 3
Posted By: go4broek Views: 556
 
Welcome to the forum, Robina!

I would get those cuttings in tap water right away and strip all but one or two of the top-most leaves. Then prepare a 1 or 2-gal pot and mix a 2:1 potting soil of your choice and agricultural perlite and pot them separately. Lastly, place them in a filtered sun area until they start growing again. Then you will need to gradually aclimate them to full sun. Good luck!

Subject: Dormant Cuttings Vs. Green Replies: 23
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lol. that's part of shipping.

Subject: Trade Cuttings Replies: 24
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,559
 
nah. maybe tomorrow. lol

Subject: New guy from Central California Replies: 14
Posted By: go4broek Views: 838
 
Welcome to the forum, Jess! Not from your area so I will defer. Good luck!

Subject: Trade Cuttings Replies: 24
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,559
 
Glad to hear it, Chris.

Subject: Dormant Cuttings Vs. Green Replies: 23
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,396
 

Gotta disagree with you on that one, Suzi. Hardening green wood or semi-hardwood (current year) ships just fine. Hardwood is good year-round. Only mold issues I have seen was when leaf material was left in the bag or an open terminal bud. I root year-round and success is about the same. It must be the shipping or the quality of the cuttings you are getting.


Subject: Dark Portuguese & Hardy Chicago Replies: 14
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Here's my MB-VS going in-gound last month. But, you are right. They are young. Some varieties do change leaf shapes and fruits as they age.



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Subject: Different stages of fig ripeness Replies: 5
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Made me hungry. Thanks!

Subject: Dark Portuguese & Hardy Chicago Replies: 14
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Frank,

So your Dark Portuguese looks nothing like this? Odd. Mine does.


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Subject: Old Brooklyn Italian Replies: 35
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I hear you, Dom. It's screwey to me also. If, at worst, it's a Conadria, then that will be okay by me. I already have a Conadria but no spare. Here is a pic from the F4F varieties page:


Subject: Recognize this damage ? Replies: 36
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Does it match the shape of any of your pets' mouth? The second pic looks like a bite from something with dull teeth (canine).

Subject: Stella & Negronne = Awesome!! Replies: 3
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Dang it! Putting it back on my wish list. Had one rooted this Spring but it failed.

Subject: Old Brooklyn Italian Replies: 35
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Chris- I asked him for a pic of the fruit when it is fully ripe. You can see from the color of the meat that it is merely ripe. I'm leaning towards Conadria but need more time/documentation.

Dom- I would not call him that just yet. He is clearly not a collector. What he describes is called "staining". A character common in some green/white-skinned figs. Occurs when the pulp color bleeds into the meat and is then visible as a dark area on the skin. It's still a nice and hardy in-ground tree from Brooklyn.

Subject: Old Brooklyn Italian Replies: 35
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,750
 
Chris,

That is not my pic or fruit. Asked him why it was green. He said:

"Dear go4broek,

As they ripen the fig skin begins to darken from a deep green to a bit more purplish tone but overall I would call the skin more deep green than purple.


- wallst2 "

Subject: Old Brooklyn Italian Replies: 35
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,750
 
Here is a pic of the ripe fruit from the sellers' ad posted today:


Subject: Black and White Breakfast Replies: 6
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Suzi,

They quicky fig out what's under the bags. And yes, they have a keen sense of smell. Recall vultures.

Frank- that was hilarious! Thanks!! I am about to declare Jihad on my mockingbirds too.

Subject: My trip to UC Davis Videos Replies: 36
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,467
 

First video URL:




Second:  


Subject: My trip to UC Davis Videos Replies: 36
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,467
 
Excellent videos! Wish I was there :-( Maybe some day. I would hate to eat a really terrific fig of a cultivar I have only to realize that it will only be that good with caprification though. Might ruin that cultivar for me.

Subject: Worst fig eye ever Replies: 10
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and here I thought THIS was bad...

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Subject: Rockaway Green Replies: 10
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Frank,

It looks like the Ischia Green/Verte to me too. All the way to the flattened neck. Just wanna make more sure.

Subject: Rockaway Green Replies: 10
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Ed,

Those are perfectly ripe. Nice!! Have you posted this one before? Can we see the leaf types? Thanks!

Subject: fig id please Replies: 4
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Welcome to the forum, Judy! Unfortunately, since it grew from seed, we would have to know what the parent tree that bore the fruit was. If it was a hybrid, the seedling could bear the characteristics of either specimen used to create the hybrid. Chances (very high probability) are that the fruit of this seedling (if it is even a Common or San Pedro-type) will be worthless as far as taste. You are better off getting a known variety unless you wish to grow it for the foliage/looks. Good luck!

Subject: Which Cultivars have the highest Sugar Content? Replies: 12
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Apparently, there are some on that site in that range, Susi.

Subject: Tastey Pawpaws Replies: 58
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Just in case anyone is thinking of looking for pawpaw plants/seeds on ebay, stay away from a seller that goes by PLANT1ONME (Stanley Ostroski). Sold me a package deal of one plant and 5 seeds. Neither turned out to be correct. Think he's passing off mesquite seeds instead and some weed as the plant. Good luck!


Subject: LSU Gold,Purple, HC, Negronne, Brunswick, Peters Honey Replies: 5
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They look great! Good documentation too!!

Subject: Which Cultivars have the highest Sugar Content? Replies: 12
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,160
 
My pleasure. I bet it has a high brix score when the time comes ;-). It's up there with Celeste for me.

Subject: Which Cultivars have the highest Sugar Content? Replies: 12
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Suzi,

Here is a link with more info: http://www.hawaiifruit.net/index-figs.html

Subject: 'Families' of similar figs Replies: 21
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And here is the other:

http://galgoni.com/Main/ADN_1.jpg

Subject: 'Families' of similar figs Replies: 21
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Here is the link to the UCD DNA Analysis:

http://www.springerlink.com/content/jux52506371p6612/fulltext.pdf

Subject: >>>>CAJUN FIG FEST<<<<< Replies: 31
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Thanks, guys. Looking forward to meeting y'all too!

Subject: 'Families' of similar figs Replies: 21
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,426
 
LOL, Suzi! Make sure you take note of the "Sp" associated with some of those high-brix variatals. Dauphine, among others is a San Pedro-type. 

Have you tried using the zoom feature on the lower right corner of your IE browser?

Subject: 'Families' of similar figs Replies: 21
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,426
 
Heres another:

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Subject: 'Families' of similar figs Replies: 21
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Here's one:

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Subject: Becoming yellow Replies: 3
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was there a pic?

Subject: 'Families' of similar figs Replies: 21
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,426
 
You can add Aubique Petite to the Bordeaux group and Tacoma Violet to the Chicago. Not saying that those grouped types are all synonyms (they are not), just similar and sources of confusion.

Subject: Wish List! Replies: 6
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Excel?! Suzi, your stock just keeps rising!! lol

Subject: A tray of good eats! Replies: 7
Posted By: go4broek Views: 567
 
@ Suzi- Crap! Has the "taste this" app been created?

@ Womack- you are right about that!

Subject: Happy baby fig tree Replies: 4
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Looking good, Nichole!

Subject: A Modest Start Replies: 15
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Looking good, Womack. Nice growth!

Subject: Cyprus unknown black Replies: 4
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Very nice! How are the eyes?

 

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