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Subject: Tastey Pawpaws Replies: 58
Posted By: go4broek Views: 3,403
 
They have not done well down here :-( . Likely too dry and hot. Could be a pH thing too. I need to try them in pots (at least to see if it's the heat).

Subject: Dark Portuguese & Hardy Chicago Replies: 14
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,437
 
Dark Portuguese and MBVS are really close too. Possibly synonyms. Another season should seal it.

Subject: A tray of good eats! Replies: 7
Posted By: go4broek Views: 567
 
@Gina- heck no. lol. they are desert for tonite

@PHD- I have to say the Verte for now. Followed by Celeste

Subject: A tray of good eats! Replies: 7
Posted By: go4broek Views: 567
 
Just picked! Clockwise from 3 o'clock:

Verte
LSU Purple
Celeste (Willis)
Eastern Brown Turkey
San Piero
Sal's-Corleone
Aubique Petite

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Subject: Trade Cuttings Replies: 24
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,559
 
lol. I don't think anyone doubted you are a lady, Suzi. You are a classy lady to boot. It's no big deal. Just returning the favor received from so many fellow members. Just try and do the same when you get a chance for another. I knpw the plant will be in good hands. Take care.

Subject: Trade Cuttings Replies: 24
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,559
 
Good deal! Thanks, Chris

Subject: Newbie Minnesota guy Replies: 14
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,053
 
Welcome!

Subject: Black Maderia in New England Replies: 9
Posted By: go4broek Views: 899
 
Very nice tree. Is this the first ripe fruit from it?

Subject: Unknown Virginia fig help ID Replies: 18
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,278
 
Sad thing. At least it's genetic material has been preserved. Good job, Chris.

Subject: Playing With Fire Replies: 11
Posted By: go4broek Views: 967
 
how large is the fire? make sure you burn during 0 mph wind to avoid it billowing heat/flames to the sides. Otherwise you should be okay. Of course, the height of the tree can also have an effect. I'm assuming none are over 10'.

Subject: Fig Rust?? Replies: 7
Posted By: go4broek Views: 821
 
Welcome to the forum, Helen!

Your pic did not post.

Subject: Figs in a 25 gal pot Replies: 14
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,209
 
John,

The difference is when you bare root, you will damage the fine to very fine feeder roots. Cutting away 50% of the roots and feeder roots still leaves 50% functional (not saying 50% is recommended). Do a comparison/contrast and see what happens.

Subject: Fig pest Replies: 10
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,302
 
THIS is the real, known threat: http://www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp?si=111&fr=1&sts=sss&lang=EN

Subject: Fig pest Replies: 10
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,302
 
what's it called?

Subject: >>>>CAJUN FIG FEST<<<<< Replies: 31
Posted By: go4broek Views: 3,094
 
Hi, Noss!

You can put me, Landscapewitch and James down to attend, please! We'll let you know if anything changes. Thanks!

Subject: Colisanti #3 Replies: 6
Posted By: go4broek Views: 941
 
Nice-looking fig. Congrats!

Subject: Anyone have a Lattarolla for sale? Replies: 13
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,204
 
Beautiful, Ed!

Subject: Figs in a 25 gal pot Replies: 14
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,209
 
Works for nurseries. However, you will be handicapping your trees every season. The larger roots will likely be fine (with proper protection). The feeder roots will likely be damaged. Good luck!

Subject: Fig Nursery Replies: 7
Posted By: go4broek Views: 734
 
Very nice, Nichole!

Subject: Trade Cuttings Replies: 24
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,559
 
what are your cuttings of? What are you looking for?

Subject: Figs in a 25 gal pot Replies: 14
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,209
 
Welcome to the forum, John! Personally, I would just put one in. No more than 2 but you will need to root-prune just about annually once they are bigger (and depending on the varieties, that may be a few years).

Subject: I lost my fig parnter Replies: 42
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,496
 
Sorry for your family's loss, Frank. She will live on in the good memories you have of her. Peace be with you all.

Subject: what to do with big cutting Replies: 13
Posted By: go4broek Views: 950
 
Strip off all the leaves and figs, but first put it in water right away until you decide what to do. Welcome to the forum, Jose!

Subject: slow growing tree Replies: 10
Posted By: go4broek Views: 610
 
I have an Osborn's Prolific doing the same thing. I have noticed that many of my fruit trees show very slow to no growth for a season or two and then take off. I think it may be due to the fact that I have clay and alkaline soil. I think it's the significant change in pH. As for the best time to up-root---dormancy. Use the biggest pot you can and cut out a root ball a few inches smaller than the sides of the planter. Then wash away the soil and plant the tree bareroot in the pot with a good potting medium (not garden soil). Good luck!

Subject: Finally! UC Davis Confirmation Replies: 9
Posted By: go4broek Views: 752
 
..or April (in MY case).

Subject: Sal, Sudliche Cuttings Replies: 11
Posted By: go4broek Views: 919
 
You got it.

Subject: Fig Massacre Replies: 12
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,316
 
looks like dog damage to me. Few weeks ago had a problem with one (or more) of my dogs suddenly deciding it was a good idea to start tearing limbs from one of my in-ground Verte trees. Rubbing super-hot miniature peppers called Chili Pequin on the damaged limbs saved their life (the dogs, I mean!).

Subject: Nice ripe Brunswick figs video Replies: 8
Posted By: go4broek Views: 895
 
I really enjoy your videos! Thanks

Subject: Sal, Sudliche Cuttings Replies: 11
Posted By: go4broek Views: 919
 
Hey, Jason!

All three varieties started rooting in the baggies today! Two of the Suds and one each of the Sal's. Thanks again, buddy!

Subject: Battaglia and Verte Help Replies: 9
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,246
 
The Battaglia definitely is mislabled. It is likely a Blanche or Florentine. The other looks like a young Verte. Pictures of the eyes would help.

Subject: Finally! UC Davis Confirmation Replies: 9
Posted By: go4broek Views: 752
 
I put mine in on 6 Jun and just got the confirmation today also, Suzi.

Subject: Mavra Sika fig pics Replies: 6
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,625
 
Looks like many of the dark figs. Even down to the leaves. Hoping my dark ones improve in flavor soon! So far they are ok with a hint of promise. So far, the lights are winning when compared age for age.

Subject: Black Greek pics Replies: 13
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,616
 
That would be awesome, Marius! Thank you so much!!

Subject: Black Greek pics Replies: 13
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,616
 
Looking forward to these! Maybe by the end of this season. Definitely next. Thanks again, Marius!!

Subject: Family tree help needed Brogiotto Nero Replies: 26
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,279
 
Thanks, Mike. It's a work in progress. For now I am focusing on varieties I have or want and those that are often confused. There are many notes attached to the cells that don't show up when you do a copy-paste into this message window. I've shared the template for others to use to track their own trees on this forum. The reference section will probably be posted at a later date.

Subject: BLBrunswick Replies: 24
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,300
 
Barry,

Brunswick can range from oblate to turbinate in shape and may or may not have a neck. Tim's fruit is well within that range.



Subject: Figs just starting to fruit??? Replies: 7
Posted By: go4broek Views: 862
 
Likely a Celeste that is putting on its second main crop. Probably dropped the first one. Is the tree in-ground?

Subject: Family tree help needed Brogiotto Nero Replies: 26
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,279
 
It's something I have been putting together.

Subject: Newbie here Replies: 9
Posted By: go4broek Views: 801
 
Welcome to the forum, Pattee!

Any pics of that unknown you can share? How about your trees? <--visual person here! lol

Subject: Family tree help needed Brogiotto Nero Replies: 26
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,279
 
Brogiotto Nero, Brogiotto Noir are a few of the synonyms for Barnisotte. Below is a side-by-side comparison. I don't see a close relationship.  

   LEAVESLOBESSINUSES-UPPERSINUSES-LOWERFRUIT (MAIN)STALKRIBSEYE3EATEN
VARIETYTRUNKSTIPSSIZESHEENTEXTUREMARGINSBASECOUNTSHAPEDEPTHWIDTHDEPTHWIDTHBREBA?LENGTHDIASHAPEWEIGHTSKINPULPSEEDS?SHAPELENGTHWIDTHRAISED?SIZEOPEN?SOURCEFRESHPRESERVDRIED
BARNISSOTTE/ BOURJASSOTTE NOIRE/NERO BRNMED-LRGGLOSSY CRECOR0-5SPATDEEP SHALLOW RARE2.752TURB/PYR50PRL/BLK-GRNSTR THICKSHORTPROMINENTYESMEDYES2, 3, 7, 14, 15, 19XNO 
ISCHIA BLACK/ BLUE RED-BRNMED-SMLGLOSSY CRESUB-TRU3 MODWIDE  YES  OBL/PYR-TURB30BLKSTR  UP TO 1/2"    2x  

Subject: Aldo's Fig Replies: 13
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,664
 
Are the leaves and growth habits the same/similar for those varietals? Can we post pics of those here?

Subject: New member - Central Califonia Replies: 11
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,003
 
Welcome, Gary!

There are lots of variaties that will meet your needs (especially if you can control the ants). Consider Marseillaise Black also.

Subject: Ronde de Bordeaux, Petit Negri, JH Adriactic & Green Ischia growth habits? Replies: 7
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,011
 
Charles,

As long as you are not growing a breba-only variety and are not afraid to do some severe pruning every Winter, you should be able to grow just about any common-type fig. Left unpruned, you would end up with trees like these. What kind of spacing were you thinking?

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jpeg Huge_Celeste_Tree_7-7-10.jpg (382.88 KB, 44 views)


Subject: Way to go Bass!! Replies: 24
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,418
 
Good article!

Subject: Newly found unknown Replies: 8
Posted By: go4broek Views: 674
 
It can vary from almost closed to small. Here are a cpl of the first main crop fruit from this season. Could have left them on a few more days. Still tasty though!

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jpeg Unknown_Schaefer-A_#1_main_crop_8-4-12_(1).JPG (478.92 KB, 15 views)
jpeg Unknown_Schaefer-A_#1_main_crop_8-4-12_(2).JPG (466.66 KB, 17 views)
jpeg Unknown_Schaefer-A_#1_main_crop_8-4-12_(3).JPG (466.17 KB, 20 views)


Subject: Newly found unknown Replies: 8
Posted By: go4broek Views: 674
 
umm...not even close. The ripe fruit at this age do have a nice crunch to them that I enjoy. Makes a great preserve (whole) with thin slices of lemon added into the mix. Can't say I recall the crunch in the mature tree fruits.

Subject: so.. my 8 yr old comes to and says.. Replies: 8
Posted By: go4broek Views: 591
 
LOL

Subject: Newly found unknown Replies: 8
Posted By: go4broek Views: 674
 
Danny,

It looks to be the same as my "Unknown Schaefer-A" which I believe is a Verte. 8-10' tall seems a bit small for a tree that has never been pruned. Mine was killed to the ground this past Winter and, despite having the terminal buds pinched off every few feet, it is already at about 7 feet and almost as wide. It did come back with a lot of shoots from the soil line. If I had not seen the leaves on the parent tree myself (approx 15' tall), I would not be so confident as to its identity. Weird thing is that the young trees have almost exclusively 5-lobed leaves with auricles.  I started my cuttings 12/6/09. btw, it does very well in a greenhouse during Winter too. Good find!

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jpeg Parent_Tree_6-29-11.JPG (277.12 KB, 26 views)
jpeg Verte_(Shaefer)_#1_3-12-12.JPG (434.12 KB, 23 views)
jpeg Unknown_Schaefer-A_7-19-12.JPG (429.66 KB, 22 views)
jpeg Unknown_Schaefer_#1_(2)_7-7-12.JPG (480.22 KB, 20 views)
jpeg Schaefer-A_(1).JPG (476.86 KB, 31 views)
jpeg Greenhouse_grown_12-26-11_(3).JPG (433.04 KB, 19 views)
jpeg Greenhouse_grown_12-26-11_(4).JPG (440.03 KB, 25 views)
jpeg Greenhouse_grown_12-26-11.JPG (408.81 KB, 26 views)
jpeg 7-16-11.JPG (411.50 KB, 31 views)


Subject: Please help me identify my unknown Replies: 12
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,148
 
The splitting is not as big a deal as the souring. Notice how the majority of the immature figs have their eye towards the sky? Well, when the eye is open during the ripening stage and rain/water gets in it, the fruit will sour. Other than that, it is a good fig. I agree with Luke on the variety. Good luck!

Subject: Please help me identify my unknown Replies: 12
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,148
 
Rewton,

Brunswick does indeed have a cavity in the center. The reason for the color difference between yours and those on the F4F site is probably due to them being caprified. Are the pics of the ripe fruit of a breba or main crop?

 

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