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Subject: Lebanese black/purple fig Replies: 44
Posted By: laeotis Views: 1,058
 
What did you think of the taste?

Subject: Yellow leaves Replies: 2
Posted By: laeotis Views: 85
 
I had a fig tree that all the leaves turned yellow then fell off, only one remained... I gave it some epsom salt with a bit of super thrive, and boom! It's growing again and the leaf turned back to green.

Subject: Ge Neri fig? Replies: 2
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I just ordered a tissue couture GE Nero off ebay, i'm still hoping to find more about this one.

Subject: Wellspring figs Replies: 45
Posted By: laeotis Views: 849
 
At least you have a strong rootstock to graft onto the next time you have cuttings.
Would love to see pics of the tissue couture if you have any.

I agree, when it comes to figs, sellers need to be on point as much as possible, I only order fig trees / cuttings from members of this forum after ordering from wellspring, and reading about all the fakes out there.
I'm in the same boat as you right now, waiting to verify the ones I have.

On a brighter note, I just ordered a Maltese falcon tree from plant creator off eBay, and should see it this week 😁

Subject: Wellspring figs Replies: 45
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They just started really growing about a month ago! However, so far out of all my cuttings, your Lebanese black purple has done the best by far! I'm really looking forward to seeing how well it does, it's going to be a monster... it looks like it's about to put on some figs, I pinched the top about a week and a half ago, and has two new shoots popping out, one is about 3/4 inch long already!

It has the largest leaves and the thickest stem, my green giant has the second largest leaves and looks the second best.

I'm hoping the tissue culture does well, I'll have five new varieties if they do, but the beers black and the Violet de bordoux look identical so far.

Subject: cuttings log Replies: 5
Posted By: laeotis Views: 258
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by laeotis
I'm growing out six different kinds of fig cuttings, two are brown turkey, one is lebanese black/purple, four are from a giant fig tree that's growing at a local hospital, (TMC)
Two are from another giant local fig tree that had large, yellow, gross, sour figs (hoping I can grow them better) if not then I'll use them as rootstock.
And the three others are from two random trees that had interesting leaves, one looks kinda like Italian 258


This is a pic update on the fig that had similar leaf to the I-258... or so I thought lol.

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Subject: cuttings log Replies: 5
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Update on the family of figs I raised from cuttings... looks like the Lebanese black/ purple is doing the best so far! :)

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Subject: Wellspring figs Replies: 45
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All made it except one, very close to loosing two more due to the extreme heat, pulled indoors under T-5 light in the nick of time.

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Subject: Wellspring figs Replies: 45
Posted By: laeotis Views: 849
 
Wanted to give an update on my tissue coltures

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Subject: Lebanese black/purple fig Replies: 44
Posted By: laeotis Views: 1,058
 
I hope so:)

Subject: Lebanese black/purple fig Replies: 44
Posted By: laeotis Views: 1,058
 
Just wanted to post some progress picks of the Lebanese.
From cutting 4/12/17 to beautiful fig tree 9/28/17
Really started growing when I covered it with shade cloth (Tucson summers are very cruel) had to pinch the tip cause it started growing to fast

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Subject: Wellspring figs Replies: 45
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I'm glad to hear some positive feedback on the TC plants producing figs, I was starting to wonder if I chose poorly... I was thinking; at what point can fruiting be initiated by fertilizer or light hours? Maybe a combo to jumpstart the process.

Subject: Wellspring figs Replies: 45
Posted By: laeotis Views: 849
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by VeryNew2Figs
The pictures in the second post look like they might have stuck more than one thin cutting in the pot (in re the multi branched comment).


Interesting point! I'm going to check for that when I repot it.

Subject: Wellspring figs Replies: 45
Posted By: laeotis Views: 849
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SweetLou
I was not very happy with my 2 figs I bought from them, tooth pick size stems and one or 2 leaves. Both are barely moving its 2 months now.


Did you repot right away, or ever? I'm getting ready to repot with sunshine #4 and a mild fertilizer.
How do they look, and what kind did you get?

Subject: Wellspring figs Replies: 45
Posted By: laeotis Views: 849
 
Anyone know why tissue culture plants take 2-3 years to fruit? I hope it doesn't take that long lol

Subject: Wellspring figs Replies: 45
Posted By: laeotis Views: 849
 
Up close

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Subject: Wellspring figs Replies: 45
Posted By: laeotis Views: 849
 
My order showed up today from wellspring, and honestly I'm completely happy with what I got.
I'll post some individual pictures from close up in just a bit.

I lost an auction on eBay for a fig that went well over $100 I was planning on spending around $90, when I lost the auction I found one of wellsprings figs for $6.99 then realized they have many different varieties I want plus many other cool plants I want as well, so I spent less than what I would have paid for one and got six figs I was looking for and two acerola cherry for $70 with shipping.
Getting my order today was very satisfying, I give them two thumbs up πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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Subject: cuttings log Replies: 5
Posted By: laeotis Views: 258
 
I just checked and all four are self fertile, I'm located in Tucson Arizona, so heat will definitely be an issue, I've always wanted muscadine grapes though, should work out ok. I'm planning on growing them in white 15 gallon grow bags, that way I can move them as often as I want till they are robust.

Subject: cuttings log Replies: 5
Posted By: laeotis Views: 258
 
I just ordered six baby fig trees, with two acerola cherries from wellspring along with four muscadine grape trees from another company I found on eBay, so I'm starting a cuttings log to keep track of all my cuttings and or trees.

Subject: cuttings log Replies: 5
Posted By: laeotis Views: 258
 
I'm growing out six different kinds of fig cuttings, two are brown turkey, one is lebanese black/purple, four are from a giant fig tree that's growing at a local hospital, (TMC)
Two are from another giant local fig tree that had large, yellow, gross, sour figs (hoping I can grow them better) if not then I'll use them as rootstock.
And the three others are from two random trees that had interesting leaves, one looks kinda like Italian 258

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Subject: Fig ID help Replies: 17
Posted By: laeotis Views: 519
 
So I went back today and found 10 or so ripe to over ripe figs, first was ok... little crunch, a bit of sweetness, yellowish green on the outside, reddish golden on the inside, not great but ok at best... the next was squishy and sour, watery, kind of disgusting!!! I spit most of that one out.
Next one was watery, very bland, part was squishy, and part rotten... 3 out of 10 were good the rest were bad, the worst I've ever had.
Kinda bummed a bit, was really hoping for amazing, I still have two cuttings I'm growing out, have my fingers crossed that I can do this fig better, if not I'm just going the cut and graft that sucker.
I still think it has the coolest leaves of any fig tree I've seen so far.

Subject: Pleurry! Replies: 10
Posted By: laeotis Views: 239
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyingbeekeeper
Looks great. I have a Sweet Treat Pluerry I put in the ground this year. Worried about the crosspollenation.   I have a Santa Rosa and Bruce plum along with Flavor Grenade, Flavorosa and Flavor Finale as potential pollenators.

What did you hand pollenate it with?

Do you have a favourite yet, or one you're most looking forward to?
Flavorosa is one of the grafts on my flavour king.
It looks like you have the pollination covered.
Would love to see some pics of your trees.
Sweet treat is on my list, probably going to wait till September to get one thought.

Subject: Pleurry! Replies: 10
Posted By: laeotis Views: 239
 
I didn't get the chance to pollinate either of them, for some reason they didn't flower this year... but I grafted two varieties onto the flavour king and the flavour grenade, as well as two varieties onto my aprium, don't remember which varieties they were off the top of my head, I do know that they were cross pollinators that shared flowering times.
Next year they should go crazy.
Did your pleurry surprise you with how fast it grew, so far I'm blown away with the three I put in ground this year.

Subject: Can anyone help identify this large in ground fig in Nashville, TN? Replies: 3
Posted By: laeotis Views: 199
 
Possibly a verns brown turkey, I have an unknown variety I think is VBT that looks mostly like yours, it has more pronounced thumbs though.

It could also be a Brunswick.

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Subject: Pleurry! Replies: 10
Posted By: laeotis Views: 239
 
Pluots and an aprium
I just pruned then a week ago, about a foot on all sids.

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Subject: Pleurry! Replies: 10
Posted By: laeotis Views: 239
 
Not sure, but Dave Wilson's nursery has an experimental plot where they grow high chill apples 600-900 chill hours with only about 100 chill hours total, they get fruit and plenty of growth.

Subject: Rainy day subject for discussion Replies: 9
Posted By: laeotis Views: 350
 
You know, I have been wondering that exact same thing myself... I've never understood how there could be so many variations of brown turkey.
I think I saw a video about the improved brown turkey, from a fig fanatic in Seattle who grows many varieties. I'll go back and watch it again, to see if he mentions why or how it's improved... At the time I didn't pay any attention to it because I wasn't interested in BT, now I have several.

Subject: Pleurry! Replies: 10
Posted By: laeotis Views: 239
 
That looks amazing! I have two pluots and one aprium I planted 3 months ago, no fruit this year but they are amazing growers, I'll post some pics soon.
You can always put plants that need chill hours against a wall that doesn't get winter sun for extra chill time. That's what I did for my pluots and apples.

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Subject: Newbie Chula Vista Zone 10a Replies: 12
Posted By: laeotis Views: 260
 
Would love to see some progress pics of those figs

Subject: Fig ID help Replies: 17
Posted By: laeotis Views: 519
 
I'm thinking these figs needed another week to 10 days to fully ripen.
Will post again soon with updates... some other figs I couldn't reach were yellowing a bit.

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Subject: Pete's honey Replies: 7
Posted By: laeotis Views: 337
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GButera
Man that's crazy!,hope the birds don't beat ya to it.



I ordered like 200 tiny draw string bags to cover all my different figs, those birds have been having a field day with my brown turkey figs, I haven't had a truly ripe one yet.


Subject: Pete's honey Replies: 7
Posted By: laeotis Views: 337
 
I use mostly happy frog fertilizer, this year I started mixing different kinds, one was a local mix that had lots of bat guano, and root fungus... I also use rock dust, mushroom compost, lots of mulch, and a mycelium inoculation.
Last year the heat took a toll on the tree, so I'm hoping it will do better this year, with all the extra mulch and nutrition.

Subject: Pete's honey Replies: 7
Posted By: laeotis Views: 337
 
Just wanted to show off some fig clusters on my Pete's honey. This is the third year in ground and it's really taking off... really looking forward to eating these.

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Subject: Pls recommend a commonly available figs in Australia Replies: 2
Posted By: laeotis Views: 72
 
You should definitely think about grafting onto the fig tree that hangs over into your yard!!!

Subject: Stella leaf look-alikes? Replies: 5
Posted By: laeotis Views: 151
 
Looks like a verns brown turkey leaf, I have an unknown variety with the same basic leaf shape just a bit fatter at the tip of the center lobe.

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Subject: Need help with cuttings starting to droop Replies: 10
Posted By: laeotis Views: 230
 
I have lost 3 cuttings after the leafs started wilting, the roots looked like they were dying when I looked at them out of the containers... It was at the same stage as yours, and each time it seemed they started wilting after I put them too close to the window on an extra hot and bright day...
I think it was a combo of the roots being to wet, the soil being to compacted, and the plants getting to hot.

Subject: Rooting cuttings? Growing trees? You need to know about Mycorrhizae! Replies: 27
Posted By: laeotis Views: 406
 
I've read that mulch from wood chips, preferably from as many different types as possible will donate their unique fungus as the mulch breaks down.

I think adding charcoal powder to the top layer of mulch could help this process in the long run (1-2) years +

Subject: My first grafting attempt Replies: 36
Posted By: laeotis Views: 376
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jsacadura
The graft looks good. The biggest problem you may have is dehydration of the scion before it has a chance to form the callus.

I usually wrap it in parafilm to preserve internal moisture and protect all the scion (not just the graft zone) with the aluminium foil for 2-3 weeks, until it begins to break bud and show some small leaves.

Using a grating tool you have to be very careful that the scion and rootstock are the same diameter. If the scion is a bit smaller and you center it in the rootstock chances are that the cambium layers do not touch and the graft would fail.
In that case it's better to place the scion to the left or to the right a bit, so the cambium layers touch in one side.






Thanks for the info, I'll keep the cambium in mind when I line up the scion to one side or the other when the size is off a bit with the graft.

Subject: My first grafting attempt Replies: 36
Posted By: laeotis Views: 376
 
Looks beautiful, my girlfriend sent away for one of those for me... like two weeks ago, I'm waiting so impatiently for it, feels like it's taking forever to get here.
How long did it take for yours to arrive?
That graft look great, makes me think I need to order some parafilm for when my grafting tool shows up.
If you have some parafilm, I would wrap that cutting all the way to the tip.
The top half will die off first and or could cause complications, so keep the moisture in or spray it often.

Subject: looking for fig cutting Replies: 5
Posted By: laeotis Views: 739
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoniSoni

I think Malaysia you have access to fig varieties we cant get.   I wish I could have these Malaysian figs. 
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What kind of figs are those beauties?

Subject: My figs and garden pictures... finally :) Replies: 54
Posted By: laeotis Views: 1,565
 
Truly looks like paradise!!! Thanks for posting follow up pictures.

Subject: How to root? Replies: 6
Posted By: laeotis Views: 111
 
I have had some success rooting cuttings with small leaves still on it, in an aeroponic cloner with inderect light.

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Subject: How to root? Replies: 6
Posted By: laeotis Views: 111
 
With fresh cuttings I would remove all leaves and cut the tender green parts off, and just use the greenish brown to brown cuttings.

Subject: non-vertical trunk...replant? Replies: 18
Posted By: laeotis Views: 333
 
I think it has a nice shape overall, I would replant just a bit straighter though, not much straighter... in another year or so that fig tree will look amazing.
I have never heard of the angle of the tree trunk having an impact on nutrients, lots of people train their trees to split low (18") to promote sideways branching, I think yours will be fine.

Subject: Fig ID help Replies: 17
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Very light and spongelike, I'm guessing they need a bit longer

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Subject: Ficus Afganistanica Replies: 3
Posted By: laeotis Views: 158
 
What do the figs look and tast like?

Subject: Brown turkey breba? Replies: 7
Posted By: laeotis Views: 253
 
This one is almost ready.

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Subject: Lebanese black/purple fig Replies: 44
Posted By: laeotis Views: 1,058
 
Just want to give a thumbs up on the cuttings, I got roots on one cutting in slightly damp perlite in only 7 days!!! I'm kinda surprised how fast I got roots!!!
That's a new record for me by far!!!

I can't tell if the one in dirt has roots yet or not, but it has growth and looks healthy.

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Subject: Texas Everbearing waking up Replies: 7
Posted By: laeotis Views: 221
 
Can you post some follow up pics, would love to see the progress / fig shape / leaf shape... I have an everbearing green fig I'm trying to identify.
The mother I took cuttings off of was over 30 years old and looks amazing.

Has three completely different leave types and very large figs. The pictures are about two weeks old.

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Subject: My figs and garden pictures... finally :) Replies: 54
Posted By: laeotis Views: 1,565
 
Would love to see update photos.
I'm also in AZ and have many fruit trees, I love this stuff.
Nice photos BTW!!!

 

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