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Subject: todays harvest 8-23 Replies: 11
Posted By: go4broek Views: 738
 
What time shall I be over? ;-))

Subject: Ants on my fig tree Replies: 12
Posted By: go4broek Views: 5,459
 
So...I tried the Borax:Syrup bait. Works well. Ant problem fixed! Now about those damn fruit beetles! Just mixed 3Tbsp syrup to 1 tsp of Borax powder.
Smeared some inside a soda can with a flap cut on the side and closed it back up.
   
Put a can under each tree. Too easy!

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Subject: ID Help Please Replies: 17
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wait, wait, wait! when did Celeste become a bad word?! lol

Subject: My Black Maderia Replies: 16
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Very nice, Dennis! You better cover that baby up. I had one ready to pick and something stole it from under my netting!

Subject: Light outshines the dark Replies: 7
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Barry,

Those Latarollas look awesome!

Suzi,

Have all your plants stopped forming fruit already?

Subject: I Can't Believe My Eyes!! Replies: 7
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Very cool. Late-season figs!

Subject: Hardiness considerations Replies: 7
Posted By: go4broek Views: 703
 
Tiny font time! LOL. Not automatically so, JoAnn. Just like they can't grow certain cultivars due to lack of heat units and short seaon, there are cultivars that struggle (fruit-wise at least) in our heat.

Subject: Fruiting time Replies: 9
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Sounds odd. That's decent growth though suckers can grow very fast. What about branch growth? Whether LSU P or Beall, it should still be forming its main crop. Are you fertilizing? If so, with what and how often?

Subject: Last effort to have this ID'd!! Replies: 25
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Herman,

I am not saying anything other than what the facts show. LSU's findings are THEIR findings. Specific to THEIR horticultural practices and climactic conditions. What's true there is not necessarily true everywhere. Some would say UCD is kind of "a very serious learning university". Yet we don't all get the same results that they do.

Subject: Fruiting time Replies: 9
Posted By: go4broek Views: 864
 
JoAnn,

Is your tree actively growing? How much sun does it get? In the other thread, you said it has grown ~2'.

Subject: Last effort to have this ID'd!! Replies: 25
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,235
 
That's a good point, Herman. However, you may not have noticed the dried up leaves on the ground in the 5th and last pic. Those fruit started life out with a leaf-buddy. In my climate, it is not unusual for a fig tree to shed leaves during the Summer.

Subject: Last effort to have this ID'd!! Replies: 25
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,235
 
JoAnn,

I did not protect it this past Winter. Unfortunately, it was not very cold and still got killed back. Our low was on 12/6/11 with a temp of 26F and a windchill of 19.

@Jason and Jon- I can see a resemblance to Beall, but JoAnn's fig has a glossy skin and is yellowish at the base. Beall has a dull/matte skin with a heavy bloom, more flattened and the stem is often the color of the fruit. Also, Beall has an open eye whereas LSU P does not. Lastly, Beall produces large (~70g) brebas and slightly smaller main crop. But... her tree is still young :-)

Subject: Ripening order Replies: 99
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They are beauties, Francisco!

Subject: Last effort to have this ID'd!! Replies: 25
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,235
 
Hi,Eden!

They taste good. Getting better with age. Kind of bland initially.

Subject: Fruiting time Replies: 9
Posted By: go4broek Views: 864
 
An everbearing tendency has nothing to do with size. Verte, Alma, San Piero, LSU Purple, Brunswick, Celeste, Kadota and Brown Turkey are just a few that perform that way. Needless to say, rate of growth will affect crop size/duration.

Subject: Last effort to have this ID'd!! Replies: 25
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,235
 
I bought my LSU Purple as a ~5' tree last Spring and has grown in ground since then. Despite being killed to the soil line this past Winter, it has been producing main crop fruit since July 11. I'm sure, without die-back, it would be even sooner. It is a vigorous grower with large leaves. I do pinch every 2-3' and this year is already at about 6' tall despite being under bird netting since it began to ripen its crop.

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Subject: Local Unknown ID Help Replies: 24
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@noss- you are welcome

@Danny- feel free to post pics of your tree's fruit, etc.

Subject: Fig identification Replies: 13
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,165
 
just up the road then, Bev! Doubly glad to see you here then. Give a holler if you ever want to expand your collection. btw, is that tree in-ground? If so, how long?

Subject: Fig identification Replies: 13
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,165
 
Welcome to the forum, Bev!

Like Jason said, seeing the inside, outside and the bottom of the ripe fig will go a long way in helping identify your tree. Off the bat, I would say it's a Kadota/Dottato. Definitely edible, but can struggle to form fruit in our heat. When it does, they are very good. Often forms a drop of honey/syrup in its small, open eye. The fruit is usually lemon-yellow in our area, but it can vary from light green to yellow. btw, what part of the Hill country are you in?

Subject: Bees on my figs Replies: 28
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Bees will be the currency of the future. You are lucky!

Subject: Dropping leaves Replies: 6
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If the soil is moist, then it's a natural occurence in our area, Bill.

Subject: Jon's Dark Greek Replies: 10
Posted By: go4broek Views: 954
 
Dennis,

Nice fig!

You really should wait for your Vertes to be very ripe for maximum flavor. Ripe is still pretty good, but very ripe is best. When they look wrinkled. Enjoy!

Subject: Need ID help--photos Replies: 5
Posted By: go4broek Views: 672
 
Looks like a nice variety. How was the flavor?

Subject: How long is a 'long season'? Replies: 4
Posted By: go4broek Views: 744
 
Our outdoor (in ground) ripening season runs from early/mid-May thru late Nov. It can go longer if I count greenhouse time.

Subject: Need ID on fig Replies: 3
Posted By: go4broek Views: 673
 
Eli,

Looks like what some call English Brown Turkey (Eastern Brown Turkey to me).

Subject: TEXAS FIG MEET??? Replies: 12
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,043
 
Probably Houston for the LA folks too

Subject: How to insert images into posts Replies: 15
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,616
 
Excellent tutorial, Jason. Thanks!!

Subject: TEXAS FIG MEET??? Replies: 12
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,043
 
Marshall is a bit of a hump for me (abt 350 mi), but it's a good idea.

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

Subject: something's attacking my figs.. Replies: 15
Posted By: go4broek Views: 728
 
on the bright side...I think the bird LOVED it! lol

Subject: something's attacking my figs.. Replies: 15
Posted By: go4broek Views: 728
 
Too slow-acting, Jon. Thinking more drastic ;-)

Subject: something's attacking my figs.. Replies: 15
Posted By: go4broek Views: 728
 
Pete,

the little buggers have a gift for finding the best ones. I'm losing my tolerance with the dang mockingbirds around here.lol

Subject: WHERE ARE THE POSTED PHOTOS ? Replies: 7
Posted By: go4broek Views: 622
 
Frank,

Initially, we can probably see them. It may be a long time after the posting that the link is broken. By then, the poster may not know what happened or realize it happened due to their action or closed account.

Subject: something's attacking my figs.. Replies: 15
Posted By: go4broek Views: 728
 
i think the villain is pronounced b-i-r-d.

Subject: WHERE ARE THE POSTED PHOTOS ? Replies: 7
Posted By: go4broek Views: 622
 
Frank,

If you are logged in to the site and can see some of the pics, then other possible reasons may be that some members use image hosting web sites such as Picasa or Fotobucket to upload their pics to and then paste the URL from that image to this forum so we can see a larger image directly from their post. As time passes, they may move/remove the image or close the account and the link is broken.

Subject: WHERE ARE THE POSTED PHOTOS ? Replies: 7
Posted By: go4broek Views: 622
 
Frank,

Can you post links to the affected threads? In some cases, members are removing older pics in order to reduce having their images stolen by unscrupulous ebay sellers, et al.

Subject: Raspberry Latte? Replies: 15
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,527
 
Here's how mine looked. The leaves have been very variable. Possibly due to the FMV infection. Yours looks similar for the most part.

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Subject: inner fruit disease? Replies: 6
Posted By: go4broek Views: 583
 
Welcome to the forum! Please post pics so we can see what you are looking at. I doubt it's a watering issue.

Subject: Any hope for Peters Honey? Replies: 47
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,465
 
Way to have faith in the little guy, Nichole! As long as the roots are alive, it will find a way.

Subject: To stem, or not to stem, Tis the question. Replies: 6
Posted By: go4broek Views: 482
 
I guess I should have mentioned that you should take out the petioles after they are shed.

Subject: To stem, or not to stem, Tis the question. Replies: 6
Posted By: go4broek Views: 482
 
I cut the petioles at about 1" from the cutting. I figure it will leave a smaller wound than tearing it off. It falls off with a clean scar after about a week. Good luck!

Subject: OFF TOPIC......LOQUATS...in NYC Replies: 24
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,945
 
Here's a local variety. Large and very good eats...

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Subject: OVERWINTERING / STORAGE of GREENWOOD - ROOTED CUTTINGS Replies: 16
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,053
 
You can let them continue to grow all Winter, Frank. Good luck!

Subject: Does Brunwick get any respect or consideration? Replies: 7
Posted By: go4broek Views: 932
 
I like the flavor. Early fruits are best. The souring is annoying though. Makes a good decoy for birds tho. They seem to prefer it.

Subject: map quest Replies: 6
Posted By: go4broek Views: 706
 
I know this is not it, but maybe it can point you in the right  direction.. http://www.arthurleej.com/p-o-m-Aug08.html

Subject: Two crop Celeste? or EBT? Replies: 6
Posted By: go4broek Views: 848
 
Jason,

It surprises me that your Celestes just produces a single crop and are already done. That's like a breba-only variety. Your season is much too long for that. The pics I posted are of a tree I planted as a first-season cutting December 2009. It was killed to the soil line the following Winter. Notice the tag? Thanks, Willis Orchards!!

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Subject: OFF TOPIC......LOQUATS...in NYC Replies: 24
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Suzi,

I recommend that you give them a try. They don't all take that long to flower from seed. 3-4 yrs is more like it.

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Subject: A couple of bad days Replies: 22
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Get good video. Good luck!

Subject: Two crop Celeste? or EBT? Replies: 6
Posted By: go4broek Views: 848
 
Celeste. My trees produce 2-3 crops. Started ripening the main crop mid-June and is still going. How old is the the tree now?

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Subject: map quest Replies: 6
Posted By: go4broek Views: 706
 
or http://figs4fun.com/Links/FigLink091.pdf ?

 

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