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Subject: Now you can get Amazon to donate to Figs 4 Fun Foundation Replies: 30
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I got this message today, what's going on?


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Subject: UD Davis Golden Celeste Replies: 1
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This varieties came from UC Davis 4 year ago. I plant it in the ground, and finally harvest this year. It's very sweet with honey dripping.

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Subject: Figs popsicle Replies: 7
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The recipe is simple. I use meat grinder to crush. Then add soymilk (my wife is pro soymilk) to dilute the thick pulp, and add some sugar. Then cook the soup. After extracting from the mold, pack them in parchment paper bags.
Alternatively, you may use milk, condensed milk or water to dilute the pulp. Use honey or syrup instead of sugar.

Subject: Figs popsicle Replies: 7
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I have way too many figs this year, so I made them into popsicle.
Now my freezer is full. 


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Subject: Lemon Fig Replies: 32
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My lemon fig has improved a lot this year. It produce large figs, and taste great once fully ripe. But it change shape from a round flat to a little bit tear-drop shape (see pictures). I believe it will be better taste if I transplant it to a sunny spot and fertilize it.


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Subject: Bronx White taste excellent Replies: 16
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IMAG0039.jpg  this is the leaf from the mother tree.



Subject: 4 figs in 1 node Replies: 16
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Thanks for your interest of this tree. This 4 figs in one node did not repeat in 2016. And it did not happen on other nodes of the same branch. So I don't think the mutation is permanent, instead, it might be some environment factors or events that stimulate the fruit buds to duplicate then duplicate again. It's like identical twins. But they don't necessary give birth to identical twins.  

Subject: plant fig tree as fence Replies: 21
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I did not plant on the pipeline easement area. This fence is to separate my yard from my neighbor's.

Subject: plant fig tree as fence Replies: 21
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Due to cold winters in the past two years, they dies back. And deer chew them in winter. So the Fig fence regrow each spring and only reach 4 ft tall.

Subject: Looking for Adriatic JH cuttings Replies: 2
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How about live plants? I have at least 10 available in cup. and 1 in 3 gallon pot. They are kept indoor during winter and actively growing.

Subject: Thread on super high yield fig planting method? Replies: 4
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Not sure if this the one you are looking for
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Subject: unk "Corpus White" Replies: 23
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I belive it's brunswick.

Subject: 4 figs in 1 node Replies: 16
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I forgot to mentioned that when I transplanted this tree years ago. I split the mother tree into 4 small trees. and planted them 3 ft apart. The other 3 trees grow normal. Only this one in the middle is doing this. I wish they glow in dark. I am 5 miles west of NYC. Yes, there is a nuclear plant in Hundson river about 50 miles north. If the radiation is the case, there are a lot of fig trees in NYC area.
The duplex fig grows equally and ripen as normal figs, although the size is a little bit smaller than the single fig. You can check the pics in my post of last year.

Subject: 4 figs in 1 node Replies: 16
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Hi Aaron,

This is a tree left from previous owner when I bought the house, I transplanted from the side yard to the backyard. I believe it was propagated from another neighbor's mother tree. It didn't die back in the past few years except last year. So I can only harvest main crop this year. I do have some ripen ones.
I didn't fertilize it for a year.  But two years ago, I cut down a maple tree and sprayed the mulch around the tree. I didn't water them neither.
Really no one ever get 4 figs in 1 node? how to apply for the Guinness record?

Subject: 4 figs in 1 node Replies: 16
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Grasa,
I like this high yield tree too. I'll propagate this tree and see if the new tree is also a heavy producer.

Subject: 4 figs in 1 node Replies: 16
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greenfig,
I live 5 miles west of NYC.

Subject: 4 figs in 1 node Replies: 16
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I believe my fig tree has mutated or evolved. Last year this tree starts to show a couple duplex fig in one node. This year, about 50% of the nodes has 2 figs, and 1 node even have 4 figs. 

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last year's post: http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/two-figs-per-node-6447465


Subject: RDB STOLEN Replies: 30
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Last yar, I had 5 trees in pots in my front yard on the retaining wall. The garbage guy came collect garbage, thinking they are garbage. Next second, they were in the garbage truck.

Subject: 1 Month Ar-Layer Pictures Replies: 28
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wow.
You grow pineapple on fig tree?

Subject: Now you can get Amazon to donate to Figs 4 Fun Foundation Replies: 30
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I am in also. Placed ordered simple & easy.

Subject: Any fig member in Houston area? Replies: 0
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My family (wife & 2 babies) are going to Houston 7/3-7/7. Any member with fig orchard that I can visit?
 

Subject: Mexican Figs Replies: 20
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Irradiation will break large molecular, such as protein and DNA. It has been used for preseving food (longer shelf life).
 

Subject: Northeast fig meeting Replies: 87
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I would like to attend.

Subject: Sign of life after brutal winter Replies: 10
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Those, are Sal's EL, Sal's C, Hardy Chicago, Bronx White, Rosemary Purple, Antonio Black, Negronne, Petite Negri, JH Adriatic, Local Variety (New York Ave), Local Varity (Rhonda), Lyndhurst White, Fiorone di Ruvo, Green Ischia, Latarolla, Black Madeira
Unfortunately, Florea, Nero 600m, RdB, Brooklyn Hand Granade, Black Mission, Italian everbearing, texas everbearing, Kathleen black, Lemon, Brown Turkey, Wuhan, Golden Celeste, Kadota, Red Lebanese, Italian red, and more does not show any sign of regrowth (yet). 

Subject: Sign of life after brutal winter Replies: 10
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All these tree planted in my yard without any protection. I didn't put mulch either. They are all first year in ground. I though I've lost all of them.
I found that almost all of them sprout from the root.
 

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Subject: 95% if not all fig tree died in Queens NY. Disaster Replies: 101
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I plants hundreds of tree in ground last September, they are all less than 1 yr old about 1 ft tall. I only add about 6" mulch in November to protect root. Most of the top was eaten by deer during the winter. I thought they are dead because they look bone dry.
But when I remove the mulch, more than 50% of them are sprouting. My yard is wide open, -20C for a couple weeks. These small trees only in gorund for about 1 month before winter came, their roots are shallow for sure, yet they survived. I don't think the cold kill them, but the strong wind dehydrated them. the portion that protected by mulch is hydrated.
I will do a few test at the end of grow season. I'll store cutting in -80C freezer in ice. I believe as long as the cutting is hydrated, it will be fine.
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Subject: Hydroponic result Replies: 16
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This morning, I decide to through a small plant into a koi pond. I'll keep update how fast this plant grow on a weekly basis.
There is a picture of green onion. We harvest it on a daily basis. 

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Subject: Hydroponic result Replies: 16
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see my previous post http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/compact-version-of-self-watering-container-6402949?pid=1278525904#post1278525904

Subject: Hydroponic result Replies: 16
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My purpose of doing this is simply lazy, no time to water the tree everyday. So I put the cups inside plastic bin. Then pour 2" water into the plastic bin. I don't have to water for a month.
The concept is just like SIP, except the plastic bin is much bigger, so the water has enough surface to exchange oxygen and no need to replenish for a month. One trick is to drill more holes, and keep the cup away from the bottom, so water can flow freely.
I put mosquito dunk in the fish tank long time ago, and use the water to water figs. Since then, I no longer have gnat problem.
I keep this system indoor, so not much space for it grow, and I don't give it much light. So the tree didn't grow fast. I believe if I move the tree to the koi pond outdoor. It may grow very fast. I'll give it a try.

Subject: Hydroponic result Replies: 16
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No fertilizer.  I feed the koi with banana skin. Then I use water from fish tank.

Subject: Hydroponic result Replies: 16
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I experiment hydroponics fig tree, the root is constantly stay in water and algae grow with the root. So too much water won't kill the tree, lack of oxygen does. The root is taller than me. IMAG2534.jpg 



Subject: Bronx White taste excellent Replies: 16
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Like everyone else in the Northeast, this winter is brutal to outdoor unprotected trees. -20C for weeks with strong wind. All my trees seems to be dead, including Bronx White. I am so happy to see this today.

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Other than Bronx White. The Sal's also survived, this is 1 yr old tree, and only cover by mulch.
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Subject: Cold hardy fig cuttings for postage Replies: 90
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This is a terrible winter in NJ, there are several days reach -20C. I am not sure if the mother tree still doing fine. I covered the root with 1ft of mulch. All new growth from last year seems to be dry and yellow. I am hoping it break dormancy next month. Maybe new growth from root. 

Subject: OT-Ever wonder what our members look like? Replies: 336
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Hi Figster,
welcome. I believe your picture is "Lemon" fig.

Subject: Dominick's Fig Tree Cuttings Update Replies: 32
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I got cuttings from coop, thanks a lot.

Subject: Emilta200.....?????? ......SPAM ALERT Replies: 41
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I finally got one from Tamara.
How much should I pay for a fig the size of watermelon, taste and look like watermelon. Due to its size, it grows on the ground. The skin is green with stripe, the meat is red. Apparrently it's a great variety, because of its hard skin and no opening. The best part is long shelf life about 2 weeks.

Subject: What was your best light fig of 2013? Replies: 56
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I don't have many this year. Bronx White followed by JH Adriatic.

Subject: Best way to kill a fig trunk? Replies: 34
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I'll cut it down to ground level. then either build compost on top of it, or put a fire ring and BBQ once a while.


Subject: Ground coverage & weed control Replies: 21
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Thank you all for the comments. We are the same kind of person who like green and organic garden. I try to do my best to be environment friendly, I recyceled all organic material for compost. I have solar panel on roof top. I drive plug-in hybrid car.
Clover don't grow tall, about 6 inch. The only hard work is in the beginning, because other weed seed still exist. You need to water often, and remove weed. Once it establish, it's so dense, the weed can't grow. As you can see in my picture, it's purely green clover now. I seeded this spring, and removed weed in the first couple months. Then do nothing. The only problem is groundhog really love them. I caught 5 this year.

Subject: Ground coverage & weed control Replies: 21
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My neighbor don't have lawn at all. First of all, the town ordinance require less than 50% non-penetration coverage with 10 ft setback from property line in the side and 15 ft in the front and back. They all get variance to overbuild. Their setback is 3-5 ft from the side, and their house all cover more than 50%. In addition, one paved the whole backyard for parking (front setback is only 5 ft), put gravel in non paved area. One put a two story patio in the back and a large pool, cover everything else with mulch. The last one have the entire backyard cover with plastic lawn and fake flower basket. None of them ever need to mow. When I moved in, they complaint the over grown bushes, I cut them down. When I build the paver walkway and move dirt around, they call police. When I cut down a large tree, they now ask to pass a bill in town to require a permit to do so. When I try to build a garage and need variance for the size to accomdate two cars, they showed up and against the project. So I have to spend a lot extra to redisign the drawing, and build the house in an odd shape.
I believe the reason they keep against me is majorly racial discrimination. In addition, my lot is the largest in the neighborhood with large lawn and trees versus most of them have very small patch of grass if any and fenced. All neighbor have been using my yard as bathroom when they walk their dogs. I stepped on dog pooh everyday in the first year!
Now I am building garage, which will block one neighbor's view to NYC. The new garage will have a curve cut to the street adjacent to the other neighbor who always have party and their visitors park in front of my yard. They can't do so once I have a new driveway.
Anyway, I am doing everything legal. So I just ignore their nonsense now. They don't like bamboo, now I grow bamboo. They don't like compost, I now have 6 composit bin in yard. They chop down my sponge melon and tomato on my fence, next year I will build trellis.

Subject: Fig leaf Tea Replies: 9
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Fig cigar? Sounds pretty cool.

Subject: Ground coverage & weed control Replies: 21
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You know what, 3 neighbor surrounding my property always complaint about my yard. They filed complaint many times to the town saying that I have overgrown grass and garbage (compost). They even chop off the sponge melon and tomato that cling on the fence. They yelled at me saying my yard is eye sore, and told me to move to a country side. Then they complaint their dog got flea since I moved in 3 yrs ago. Their yard have groundhog, and they can smell skunk. blah blah blah.

Subject: Ground coverage & weed control Replies: 21
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This yard was originally full of all kind of weeds, especially crab grass. So when I first seed the clover this spring, I have to remove weeds by hand in the first few months. Once it established, I seldom see other weeds. I expect it will be even better since there is no weed seed from this year to germinate.


Subject: Fig leaf Tea Replies: 9
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Make sure to wash the leaves. Otherwise, you may drink bird dropping.

Subject: Fig leaf Tea Replies: 9
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I use fresh leaves, and let it dry. Similar to regular tea.
Haven't tried other approaches.

Subject: Ground coverage & weed control Replies: 21
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Someone asked about ground coverage for fig trees before.
I just want to share what I've done.
I grow White Dutch Clover as ground coverage. It eliminate most of the weed, fix nitrogen to fertilize the soil. In the beginning, I still have to hand remove some remaining weeds. Once it established. It's maintenance free. I didn't use mower for an entire year! So, no fertilizer and no herbicide. Just need to catch groundhog once a while. Also some pictures of my tomato, egg plant, cantaloupe, basil, and of course fig trees in my yard.

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Subject: Fig leaf Tea Replies: 9
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I brew some fig leaf tea. It taste pretty good. Very similar to Chinese herbal tea.

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Subject: Lemon Fig Replies: 32
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My source is from a guy who sell on ebay. He is also in Northern Jersey around Livingston area.

Subject: Lemon Fig Replies: 32
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I found several names: Lemon - Italian Honey - White Marseilles - Blanche - Lattarula - Heritage. But I can't confirm because I don't have the rest to compare.

Subject: Greenhouse under construction Replies: 17
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BLB, talking about the lottery dream. There is a preserved farm in Lafayette, NJ for sale. It's 637 acres, and asking for $2,200,000.
That's less than 3.5k/acre. Plus building and barns. 50 miles from NYC.
This is my real dream.

 

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