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Subject: What's missing from my fig collection Replies: 4
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 205
 
VdB should definite be on your list...
Armstrong nurseries carry them along with a few other varieties you might not have...

Subject: Free Cuttings!!! Replies: 5
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All gone, thanks for playing everyone...

Subject: Free Cuttings!!! Replies: 5
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 438
 
Doing some fall pruning.
Have BlackJack cuttings if anyone is interested.
Free, just pay shipping.
$5 should cover the cost.
PayPal only please.
And will only ship in the US.
PM me for email.

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Subject: Unk Pastilliere AND guamuchil... Replies: 27
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 437
 
I was also under the impression that they were different...
My UP drops all breba, I noticed that since the start.
This is its first year in ground and it did it again, hopefully it'll stop doing that, ha!


Subject: Unk Pastilliere AND guamuchil... Replies: 27
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 437
 
I don't Tony... I would assume if they are growing it it would probably drop it's fruit...

Subject: Black Mission Fig in California. Replies: 6
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 192
 
Sounds like a VdB...

Subject: Unk Pastilliere AND guamuchil... Replies: 27
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 437
 
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Once again my UP is just the greatest tasting so far, I'm about to have a Preto in a couple days, maybe that will dethrone it but I don't know...
It's funny how we lose control looking for a bunch of those great tasting figs when one great tasting variety is all we need...


Subject: My espalier project... Replies: 36
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 1,486
 
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I said I'd do a better job of controling this beast this year but damn, it just grows too fast... Been having @ 2-3 figs a day for the past 2 weeks or so...

I did try something different this year with watering... I HAVEN'T!!! It's pretty amazing how healthy it is and I haven't watered at all...


Subject: Does it work - air layered then graft the same branch? Replies: 6
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 213
 
I'd do the graft first, make sure it takes then airlayer...

Welcome to the forum btw...

Subject: CdD Noir for trade Replies: 3
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 201
 
PM sent...

Subject: CdD Noir for trade Replies: 3
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 201
 
Where abouts in SoCal?

Subject: Anyone have Violette De Bordeaux cuttings Replies: 7
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 276
 
Check with Armstrong Nurseries also, you should have one in SB... They usually carry 4-7 varieties...

Subject: Anyone have Violette De Bordeaux cuttings Replies: 7
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 276
 
Where abouts in SoCal?

Subject: Zidi cuttings available - Smyrna type - needs wasp Replies: 32
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 740
 
@Larsb: I used a 2 year old Kadota...
Wasn't really producing so used it for root stock...

Subject: Zidi cuttings available - Smyrna type - needs wasp Replies: 32
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 740
 
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And just like that I now have a Zidi...
Thanks for the great cuttings...


Subject: My espalier project... Replies: 36
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 1,486
 
I think I only went like a foot away from the wall, now it looks like alot less because it's gotten thicker... 

As far as the pics go I think we can if the pic is small enough but I'm using the Picsart app on my phone...

Subject: Espalier Figs In Phoenix, Arizona Replies: 9
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 280
 
I have a Ruby Red grapefruit, Black Jack fig, navel orange, guamuchil, Eureka lemon and a golden nugget mandarin... 

Our average summer temps are in the mid to high 90's but we do get into the 100's a few days...

I have a thread on my fig espalier you can check out...

Subject: Espalier Figs In Phoenix, Arizona Replies: 9
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 280
 
Hey Jan... I did exactly what you're asking about. I started this a couple years back and can tell you that it does cut down on the heat that collects and radiates from the block wall. It'll take 2-3 years to get yours trees full enough to get good coverage so I'd say get started. 

I have a total of 6 different fruit trees, including a Black Jack fig, and it has not affected it in any negative way, it fruits like crazy. I think by the end of the next growing season most of these trees will be in the shape that I'm looking for (my guamuchil has been in shape since last year).

Hopefully this link works...
https://picsart.com/i/230833575025202


Subject: Soil wick versus fabric wick for SIPs or SWCs?? Replies: 14
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 4,123
 
This will be my 2nd growing season using swp's, both homemade and store bought. All I can say is that the growth rate is very noticeable when comparing swp's vs standard black nursery pots. 

Most of us are short on space to keep many varieties and  wait years to get great tasting figs meaning if we have to wait 3-4 years for a fig but the tree is kinda skinny I don't believe you're getting it's full potential.
I have a 4 year old in a 15gal standard pot and a small 2 year old in a swp(1year in swp) that has already out produced, fig wise, the 4 year old and are now the same size and the swp tree looks healthier!!!

So if you want to figure whether or not to keep a fig faster, swp's are the way to go...



Subject: California Replies: 6
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 322
 
So Cal's about to get a couple more storms this weekend... People near the foothills of the last big burn areas are getting the worst of it but are very prepared now. It's been years since I've seen snow on the local mountains and now they look like I remember as a kid... Beautiful sight...
Northern Cal had gotten most tons of rain... 
You know it's alot of snow in Cal when Mammoth says they'll be open till July 4th weekend...

Subject: pruning new plantings February SoCal Replies: 7
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 182
 
Getting some pics on here would help others get a better look and give you more ideas...

Subject: pruning new plantings February SoCal Replies: 7
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 182
 
Using a flicker type photo sharing site helps...

I have an inground VdB, one of my favorites... The others will also do great for you...

Subject: pruning new plantings February SoCal Replies: 7
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 182
 
Welcome to the forum Amanda...

Personally I'd leave them alone to let them build up strength in their new spot this year. You can always airlayer the top towards the end of the season or beginning of next.

Just my 2 cents...

What varieties??? (nosey neighbor) 😉

Subject: Zidi cuttings available - Smyrna type - needs wasp Replies: 32
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 740
 
PM sent...

Subject: Dry Root Riot Cube Fix Replies: 8
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 260
 
I've also used these and a different brand, they definitely hold too much water and lost most cuttings to rot... 

Subject: Bills planter pots Replies: 34
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 886
 
Costco also carries the resin half barrell type like the one from home depot...

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 53,174
 
James: What can you tell us in Cal where you'll have to ship bareroot? 
Thanks for the update, it all looks great...

Subject: Black Madeira giveaway contest Replies: 145
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 1,828
 
Patriots 45
Texans 16
TB 40
Good luck everyone!!!

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 53,174
 
I have a few bucks in this and am hoping for the best.
I started with a very short variety list and kept it that way, never to be greedy.
I'm still in it for the long haul...
The one good thing that I personally will take from all this negativity is that
I know exactly who NOT to deal with in the future...

TEAM JAMES!!!

Subject: Black Marseilles Replies: 15
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 504
 
I was able to try a couple figs from my small tree, very tasty...
This will be its 3rd leaf and I'm hoping it'll take off...
Looking forward to this season!!

Subject: Greenhorn intro Replies: 28
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 408
 
Welcome to the forum Mike...

Subject: Thanksgiving Replies: 28
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 318
 
Feliz Dia de Gracias a todos...

Happy Thanksgiving to all...

Subject: Newbie here Replies: 12
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 273
 
Welcome to the forum... 

Subject: My espalier project... Replies: 36
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 1,486
 
SWEET!! Hope you root them all...

Subject: My espalier project... Replies: 36
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 1,486
 
There's a topic on it now, something about the site running out of space... I'm the last one you should ask about techy stuff, haha...

Subject: My espalier project... Replies: 36
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 1,486
 
https://picsart.com/i/214328589006202

Bummer we can't post pics anymore... Here's my attempt at a link...

2 packages left...

Subject: Sealent.... Replies: 13
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 337
 
I use Elmer's glue just like Coop mentioned... You can do a thin layer or just lay it on thick...

Subject: Unable to post pictures Replies: 8
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 163
 
Bummer, can this issue be fixed? I just noticed it myself...

Subject: My espalier project... Replies: 36
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 1,486
 
3 DOWN, 3 still available...

I was thinking about it Conrad but I now in it's 2nd growing season in this spot, we had way more figs then we could eat so I will just keep it at one row...
I really let it grow wild this year since my parents were going to be in town and that meant other family also visiting so I wanted the extra figs but I learned a few things doing this... 

1. Only a few horizontal branches (8-10)
2. Pinch sooner (7th or 8th leaf)
3. Longer periods between watering (had some splitting in late July)

This'll keep it cleaner looking and easier to manage...
And besides, I'll be getting extra figs next year from my other trees... 

Subject: My espalier project... Replies: 36
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 1,486
 
Hello you fig maniacs!!! My Black Jack was taking over my driveway and had to do a little fall pruning and have some cuttings to give away, just pay the shipping of $5...
Will have 6 packages of 4 cuttings each... Paypal is prefered, first 6 PM's get'em... 
This little tree has become a beast of a grower for me...

Subject: Grafting Replies: 37
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 844
 
V graft has worked the best for me... IMO, it's easier for beginners too...

Subject: Rubado 2016 ( domo arigato) Replies: 21
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 387
 
That's a great looking fig Bill...

Subject: My fig count just went down... Replies: 58
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 1,189
 
PicsArt_09-15-12.54.42.jpgShe hasn't stopped all season... Who needs wild critters... 

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 53,174
 
It's pretty sad that this great idea has come to this, a few impatient or nosey people have torn it down. I'm in it for the long run. 

KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING JAMES!!! I appreciate the hard work you're doing...

Here's my idea for those who want a refund. Why not post what you ordered and I'm sure someone who likes your order will gladly give you what you paid, then a simple e-mail to James to rearrange the new shipping destination... Might be a long shot but I'm sure there are a lot of people who missed out and would love a shot at some nice trees...



Subject: Unk Pastilliere AND guamuchil... Replies: 27
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 437
 
Devisgro: Yes they are eaten raw, pick'em and eat'em just like figs...
Cheryl: Tamarind is a different fruit, very sweet and tart. It also grows like little pods but doesn't break open when ready. I'll post a pic of the tree and branches as soon as I get a chance... 

Subject: Unk Pastilliere AND guamuchil... Replies: 27
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 437
 
Wow, ok you guys caught me. The bottom right pic isn't a fig, ha...

Sorry Calvin, I might not have a huge selection of fig varieties but the few I have are great because of the wasp I've learned...

Meg, this "variety" was brought here by my dad over 25 years ago as a young seedling. The tree now stands at well over 40 feet. I can tell you that seedlings are true to the mother true unlike our figs. The mother tree is still in my grandmother's coral in Jalisco, Mex, and it has to be well over 60 years old as my dad says it was huge already when he was a kid... I say "variety" only because I'm not sure they are categorized that way, my dad just knows white version and this red'ish version (red being sweeter). These are from his tree, I have my own in-ground and am working on an espalier. I't's on it's 2nd summer but no fruit yet, hopefully next year(fingers crossed).

Speedmaster, very fast growing!!! I have to trim it back almost every month to keep the espalier shape I want... I'ts interesting that you know it and I my Filipino friends recognized it also, they say it's a bit different in color though. Makes me wonder where it originated from. They grow wild in hotter areas in Mexico...

Subject: Unk Pastilliere AND guamuchil... Replies: 27
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 437
 
Picked a couple UP yesterday, awesome flavor!!!
10 out of 10 in taste, lots of seed crunch with a cherry flavor to it, thin skinned... Was gifted a small rooted cutting last year from Igor (my fig sinsei, haha...) Thanks Igor!! 
Most won't know about the guamuchil, maybe my south western neighbors in Texas, NM and AR. Pod type of fruit. It is lightly sweet with the consistency of raw cauliflower.
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Subject: Tree growing on telephone poll Replies: 24
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 613
 
That's hilarious!!

Subject: New kid on the block-Introduction Replies: 21
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 303
 
Welcome to the forum Steve...

Subject: You have to love Black Jack figs Replies: 21
Posted By: Elfarach Views: 887
 
I was under the impression Black Jack was a strain of Brown Turkey or improved BT... Am I getting my terminology mixed up? 
Haha, I think we've hijacked Dennis' thread...

 

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