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Subject: New member intro Replies: 36
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Welcome, Danny!

Subject: Blue Ischia? Replies: 22
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Blue Ischia is a synonym of Black Ischia/ Ischia Black. Not saying that the one from Hirtsgarden is either variety just that they are documented to be the same. Good luck!

Subject: Worm Bin Replies: 9
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Jo Ann,

Here is something that may help.

 
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Subject: Worm Bin Replies: 9
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Jo Ann,

What are the worms for? Have you selected the variety you want?

Subject: Lost my fig loving dad last night Replies: 67
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Sorry about the terrible loss, Ed.

Subject: A great collection has been wiped out. Let's pitch in and restore what we can. Replies: 32
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Just let us know what you would like to replace, Ed. Sorry about the difficulties you and your family are going through. Good luck!

Subject: How to address fig leaf rust in the dormant season Replies: 12
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Tim,

You've probably seen this already but just in case  http://lyra.ifas.ufl.edu/LyraServlet?command=getNewsletter&oid=6070518&path=0.10&countyID=liberty.ifas.ufl.edu

Subject: My first ripe greenhouse fig Replies: 7
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not all cultivars are suitable for greenhouse culture

Subject: Can you ID me,I forgot who I am #1 Replies: 9
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Mario,

Why would a red fig with a red pulp be called Bianco? Do you have any pics of the ripe fruit?

Subject: for those who keep small plants indoor during the winter.. Replies: 18
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Definitely don't leave rooted cuttings in baggies to winter over.

Subject: for those who keep small plants indoor during the winter.. Replies: 18
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If the tips are hardened, I let them go dormant. Just don't let them freeze. If they are green and actively growing, I will either gradually harden them off so that the wood lignifies and the plant goes dormant or continue to grow them in a greenhouse or on a window sill with sunlight.

Subject: UC-Davis ordering? Replies: 13
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You pay for shipping only. You must have a UPS or FEDEX account set up and listed on the request. Just write the same info as on the other side in the organization line and " Researching horticultural efficacy in South-Central TX (example)" as the intended use. Costs are reasonable. Much cheaper than buying the same amount of cuttings. Good luck!

Subject: Fig identification Replies: 13
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Looks like an Alma. Leaves are hard to make out but they appear to be subcordate. Size of fruit and leaves would help.

Subject: looking for Ischia Green. Replies: 6
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Pete,

I think you are talking about my tree. PM me your addy and I will send you some cuttings after they go dormant.

Subject: Ischia Green Cuttings Available Replies: 21
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Welcome to the forum and thank you for your generousity! Can you tell us more about yourself and what you are growing?

Subject: Hi- please help identify this green fig Replies: 3
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It does appear to be Ischia Green. Not all IGs produce a breba crop all the time. congrats! btw, try letting them ripen more for a better treat!

Subject: would these survive a transplant now? Replies: 11
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He says they are both HC. Can't be. HC is not a white fig. So you don't know what ur getting. Most people ask you to dig the tree out yourself and the tree is free. That fool wants you to dig AND pay. No way. Not for a couple of unknowns without sufficient time to get established before frost.

Subject: New to Figs Replies: 8
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welcome to the forum. if it looks like the immature figs will not have time to ripen, remove them as soon as you realize this. Good luck!

Subject: I look good I taste good but I don`t know my name Replies: 3
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Eastern Brown Turkey

Subject: Fig price info Replies: 13
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Down here 3-gal figs go for abt $39. 1-gal for abt $10

Subject: NEWBIE WITH CUTTINGS Replies: 11
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Welcome to the forum, Stevin!

You can root year-round if you have the facilities (a warm place with adequate natural or artificial lighting) to keep them growing. If you don't, then wait until Spring. Cuttings are normally taken just before breaking dormancy to minimize indoor growing time. You can start your cuttings around the time you would start your melon seeds indoors. 4-6 weeks should be good. If you have to take cuttings sooner, you can store them in the crisper after adding a barely damp paper towel and store  them in a freezer bag. No other treatment is needed, but some folks think fungicides or bleach help them. Good luck!


Subject: San Pietro fig Replies: 5
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Nice-looking fig, Tony. However, it looks more like a San Piero than a San Pietro.


Subject: Warming a Greenhouse... Replies: 15
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Not for a sustainable length of time. Depending on the size of the pile and components of the compost mix and the frequency it is turned, the pile will heat up within a few days to between 140 and 160F but cool down to 100F after a cpl weeks. Recommended size for a pile is 3 cu ft minimum. To turn it, you will need that same space. One problem will be the lost greenhouse space due to heating/composting. The other will be the total BTU output by the pile and the and how quickly it cools. Lots of other considerations such as watering the pile and insects. Don't think it will do it by itself (depending on the greenhouse size and desired temperature at night).

Subject: JUST WANT TO SAY THANKS (PLEASE READ) Replies: 5
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You are welcome, Tony. Hope things are getting better for your family.

Subject: How figs will save the world Replies: 38
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No she's not. lol

Subject: How figs will save the world Replies: 38
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Only when intentionally sparked ;-))

Subject: How figs will save the world Replies: 38
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forget figs then. Grow pot! Less perishable!! LOL

Subject: Is it Beall ? Replies: 4
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no pic of the inside?

Subject: can anyone help confirm variety Replies: 4
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Definitley not Florentine/Italian Honey. Since it appears the seller does not know their figs, I would not assume that the photo is accurate either.

Subject: newbie here Replies: 10
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Welcome to the forum, Jeff! You have made some good purchases. Were you looking for cuttings or just plants?

Subject: Niagara Black air layer & fruit pics Replies: 59
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That is one sexy fig! Thanks, John

Subject: Hello Everyone Replies: 9
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welcome back, Anthony. Hope your life is free of any more heartbreak for a long, long time. Take care.

Subject: What I learned so far.. Replies: 25
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Everything looks great, Peter! Continued good luck to you.

Subject: Hi Folks! (Noob Intro) Replies: 14
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Welcome to the forum, Dave! I will leave the recommendations to those closer to you.

Subject: Fig ID - one more time Replies: 21
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Frank,

Can you get a clearer pic of the pulp and one of the parent tree shape and leaf types?

Subject: One good fig Replies: 8
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It's a good-looking fig but hard to gauge size without something of a known scale to compare it to.

Subject: Fig ID Replies: 4
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Not Lattarola. Lattarola has a strawberry interior. Not Blanche/Lattarula either. Need better pics of the skin and eye. Did you wet those leaves?

btw, the first two pics are not visible/

Subject: Airlayer instead of pruning Replies: 4
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Not at all, Jo-Ann (unless you have a heated greenhouse or growing room!). Especially for trees growing outdoors, the longer the wait before taking cuttings, the greater the risk. In your case, If you want to take cuttings from your LSU Purple, you should do it sooner than later. If you look at your thread about second crops, you will note that my in-ground LSU P was killed to the ground. The low last Winter here was only 26.8F. Milder than average. Mind you, it was unprotected.

Subject: First Year Cutting Success Using Self Watering Containers (SWC) Replies: 9
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The plants look great!! Congrats!

Subject: Help identifying this tree please. Replies: 7
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Scott,

Main crop or breba?

Subject: Airlayer instead of pruning Replies: 4
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If you wait until Spring, the top-growth may be killed by a hard freeze. Taking cuttings upon dormancy may prevent this loss of propagation material. If you just need a few copies, air layering is the most efficient way to go (if done correctly) but waiting 'til Spring comes with that risk. Good luck.

Subject: Greetings! Replies: 23
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Christina,

Alma has what is called "a tendency towards weediness". It sends up many shoots from its base. Some varieties will only do that if the main trunk is damaged/frost-killed. Weedy trees (especially if at risk for freezing) should be restricted to 3-4 trunks at least 4" apart.

Subject: Greetings! Replies: 23
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The one with the fruit looks like an Alma. The fruit are not as good on mine right now as they were a month ago. Kinda dry. The other one will require fruit to get a better idea. Those trees need some serious pruning. Good luck!

Subject: Greetings! Replies: 23
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You can just load them from your PC. A host server is not required.

Subject: Barese White Replies: 9
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Ed,

Belleclare was a nursery in NY.

Subject: Greetings! Replies: 23
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Jon,

She is Victoria, TX. Moved from Montana

Subject: First LSU Gold Replies: 8
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They should come in sooner next season. My first one this season was 7/21.

Subject: Still time to do air layers? Replies: 8
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I hope so. Just did 6! lol

Subject: Greetings! Replies: 23
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Welcome to the forum, Christina! I'm just outside of San Antonio near Randolph AFB. I love your hobbies! too funny.

Subject: Barese White Replies: 9
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Looks good, Angelo!

 

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