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Subject: OT: pulled pork Replies: 55
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 522
 
I used locally produced lump charcoal,no wood (fruit or otherwise) added.

Subject: OT: pulled pork Replies: 55
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 522
 
We just did our first pulled pork on my newly constructed UDS (Ugly Drum Smoker).I used a recipe for the rub of the Amazing Ribs website,because there is NO rubs available in this country.My 7lb butt :) smoked for 13 hours.Although I was a little disappointed in the flavor (good flavor in some spots,but bland in others) it was still a good learning experience.

Trop

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
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Thanks for the advice alanmercieca.

Sounds solid to me.I really wondered about giving supplemental lighting,but maybe guys are doing that for getting plants established.I hear ya on the light airy soil too.A good suggestion on watching the water as well.I pay pretty close attention to what a plant is a pot weighs,and can get a feel for when watering is needed.

Good point about the winter weather advice.My friend is in Mendo county,not Humbolt,but as you mentioned,he rarely gets any really cold weather.My Daughter in Medford however normally gets winter weather into the low 20's and upper teens,and fog that can last for weeks solid.She will need to bring her plants into the garage for the bad part of the winter.

Again,thanks for the advice.

Trop

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 53,174
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcantor
Trop, start a new thread with your question.  No one will see it here.


You saw it,and all it takes is one. <grin>  :)












BTW: I think I have it pretty much figured out with the help of another media outlet.

Subject: $7 fig trees for spring/summer delivery, around 150+ varieties Replies: 1,421
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 53,174
 
Can anyone give me some advice on how to care for these small trees after they are delivered?I ordered these as gifts and the beneficiaries probably don't have experience with figs..or bare root trees.Will a good potting mix work?Maybe a Promix? Light and airy,and easy on the water?

These will also arrive pretty late in the season.Should they be potted up and then hardened off gradually,and then be put out for the remaining couple of months?Would they be better off just put under lights until next season,and then hardened off etc?These will be going to Southern Oregon,and also Humbolt county.If lights are the way to go,what would you recommend?Cool white floro tubes?

Thanks.

Trop

Subject: Help for a Doofus? My rooted VDB is stalled out. Replies: 10
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 282
 
Don: Thanks for the suggestion of the fertilizer and the increased sun exposure.My main problem is fear.Fear that the fig will freak out no matter what I do,is a real hindrance to the plants well being. :)

AltadenaMara and Gene:

Thanks for informing me of the VdB's tendency towards slow growth.I don't know how I missed that in studying up on varieties to choose from.I don't know that it would have changed my mind tho,because I wouldn't have known what slow growth was,until I had grown one.

I guess I will just have to move the plant in and out to give it increasing sun exposure,but limiting it's exposure to the rain.

Subject: Help for a Doofus? My rooted VDB is stalled out. Replies: 10
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 282
 
Thanks for the help guys.

I keep forgetting that for you folks stateside,that warm weather is just returning.Here in the Philippines,there is no shortage of warmth.Out on the deck,it gets pretty good light,but very little sunlight.Perhaps I should give it increasing amounts of sun and se what happens.The only thing is,that the sun is so intense..but we'll give it a try.

I know it doesn't get over watered,as I let the plant droop a little before watering.It perhaps needs a feeding tho.

What would you guys recommend to fert it with?


I have fertilizers in these variations:
5-0-1
0-5-4 
5-1-1 fish fertilizer 
14-14-14.
What would you suggest I use,and should I apply it at maybe 3/4 strength,or would it be ok at full strength?

Subject: Help for a Doofus? My rooted VDB is stalled out. Replies: 10
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 282
 
Thanks so much for the reply akrouus.

I rooted in plastic cups with sterilized coco peat.This VdB had some roots,but the cup was not filled by any means.I was getting really concerned,because time after time,I would see the cutting develop some minimal roots,and then leaf out and die,so as soon as I saw some roots,I potted it up to the 3 gal pot figuring I had this 1 last cutting,and might as well try it.Happily,it held it's own and finally threw out some leaves.This is what the plant has looked like for 2 months now.

I attached a couple of pics for everyone amusement.

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Subject: Help for a Doofus? My rooted VDB is stalled out. Replies: 10
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 282
 


My apologies to everyone.This is probably one of the dumbest posts that you will read today.

So.After numerous tries,I finally succeeded in getting a VdB to root.It is 3 months old and is currently in a 3 gal terracotta pot,in a mixture of garden soil..coco peat ,and rice hulls.I have this VdB out on the deck where it gets maybe an hour of sun in the late afternoon.So far,it has not grown an inch.Do I need to give it some supplemental light or something?We are very nearly in the rainy season,so I am reluctant to introduce it to more sun,unless it would be beneficial.I could bring it in when it is raining suppose. (?)

I just really really do not want to lose it.I played heck even getting the cuttings here in the first place,and after having lost the previous 10 cuts..I really want to succeed with this one.

Suggestions..opinions...rude references to my intelligence (or lack thereof)?  Lol

Subject: Pomegranates Replies: 48
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 4,941
 
Is there a chilling requirement for Pomegranates?

Subject: Choices.. choices. Replies: 3
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 193
 
Thanks Don for the helpful information.I don't think I could go wrong with the VDB and RDB except that they are smallish side.The MBVS was one I was really considering as well.Maybe the fruit from yours isn't up to par because of it's age.?.I really wanted something on the early side,and then something later,so the de Bourdeaux's will probably fit the bill.

I'll also order him a Desert King so he has an early green fig,and that should give him a decent sampling.

Thank you rafaelissimmo for the info on the Strawberry verte.I was wavering a bit on the Desert King,so maybe I should just stick with it.

Thanks!

Ted

Subject: Choices.. choices. Replies: 3
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 193
 
I'm looking for 3 figs for a gift to a friend who lives in 8b-9a.

 I am looking at a couple different choices,but most reviews don't state whether a fig is early or late.I would like to ask if anyone can tell me whether the following are early or late,as I really would like to have early and late varieties to extend his season.

Strawberry Verte.

Marseilles Black VS

Takoma Violet

Violette de Bourdeaux  If anyone could explain to me the difference between DD's and UCD? (UCD being University of California at Davis I am guessing) but the DD?and which is better if there is a difference.

Ronde de Bourdeaux

If the 4 blacks are all late season..which would you get? As always,I am open to suggestions.These are for a very good friend,and I really want to give him some good varieties....(so long as they are available via:   http://www.figcuttings.com/p/fig-trees-for-sale.html )

Thanks.

Ted

Subject: Suggestion for S Oregon..? Replies: 11
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 159
 
Is the Hardy Chicago an early fig?

Subject: e-bay dealer Replies: 38
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 1,197
 
Sami Kassoum is a member here.I always suspect something shady when a vendor can't even provide their own pictures,and instead has to rip off someone else's pictures and/or descriptions..If they are too busy to join a forum,then I am too busy to buy from them.

Subject: Suggestion for S Oregon..? Replies: 11
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 159
 
Thanks for that rcantor.I hadn't been paying close attention I guess,and totally forgot to consider early and/or late varieties.Thanks for the rec of CDDG as well.


Subject: Suggestion for S Oregon..? Replies: 11
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 159
 
Figglet:

Thanks for the advice.I have a real thing for the VDB,don't know why really,but if i was only going to get her 1,then the VDB would be it...but what you suggest does make sense.

Berryman;Again,thanks for the suggestion.Hardy Chicago is actually one I was considering.I don't know why I was leaning towards the Adriatic...I must have read a review that made it sound great.

pino:Thanks for responding.I was looking at the list and thinking the very same thing...really lopsided.I'm going to give your suggestions a serious look thru.Part of my problem,is that all the different names confuse me.(Sals Corleone/Sals Gene  Sicilian Black/Sicilian JR). I also appreciate the suggestion of the Atreano.That one caught my eye as well,but sadly, it is sold out.That is why I was looking at the Adriatic.I'll have a look at the Lattarula (that's the same as Lattarula I am guessing).Thank you so much for the advice.I appreciate it very much.

Lolita: Thanks for the information on the nursery in Portland.Maybe Portland Nursery,or Drakes.Portland Nursery is the place I always went first when searching for plants.Great place.Here is the problem.The kids are in Medford.It is a really rare occasion when they go to Portland for anything.I have been in the Philippines for 8yrs,and in that time,the kids have been to Portland one time...for a funeral.That is why greenfins sale is so attractive.Not only can we get the plants delivered..and for a very fair price,but it is also being done by a fellow forum member.I have confidence that what he is selling is legit,and I always try to support fellow forum members when given the opportunity.I would prefer (given the chance) to buy the plants a little earlier in the year so that they could get that extra growth in,but sometimes sacrifices have to be made.

Thanks to every one of you that responded.You have been very helpful.

Ted


Subject: Suggestion for S Oregon..? Replies: 11
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 159
 
Ok. I'm thinking maybe a JH Adriatic for a green fig.

What Black to drop?Anyone know which would be the lesser of the 4? (if there is such a thing).


Malta Black

Marseilles blk vs

Ronde de Bordeaux

Violette de Bordeaux

Which to cut?

Subject: Suggestion for S Oregon..? Replies: 11
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 159
 
SW.

Medford actually.



Subject: Suggestion for S Oregon..? Replies: 11
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 159
 
I want to take advantage of the $7 fig offer from Greenfin.This is a gift for my daughter in So.Oregon.I have selected several blacks to send her..

Violette de Bordeaux 

Ronde de Bordeaux

Marseilles blk vs

Malta Black

but I'm thinking that is a lot of Blacks.I only want to send her 4,and thought maybe someone could suggest something else? Not sure which black to drop either.Her climate is probably between zones 7 and 8.Summers are long and can reach triple digits for 30+ days.Winters can drop to below zero..not that often,but she can provide shelter so they won't freeze.

I was giving the Osborn Prolific the eye,but evidently,there are several different versions.Greenfin lists his as Osborn Prolific EL.Some have suggested that the Osborn doesn't do that well in the extreme heat?

Then there is Conadria..but there are probably lots of varieties that would fit the bill.

I could sure use a recommendation,so that I could get my order placed.

Thanks..

Ted

Subject: F4F Members who sell cuts on Ebay..do any ship internationally with permits? Replies: 20
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 656
 
My first order arrived in the mail today (from Israel...Thanks Sami).Total of 18 days in transit.My order from the US hasn't arrived yet,but it wasn't shipped until a few days later.

I guess the Philippines hasn't fully implemented the plant importation laws,or at least are not fully enforcing them yet.

Wish me luck getting them to root would you?

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Subject: Why? Replies: 109
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 2,005
 
I was looking through the sellers recently completed sales.They have sold live RdB trees for as little as $33 recently.I'd be happy to get a nice plant for a price like that.No worries about getting cuts to root,just feed and care for it.

Nice.


Subject: F4F Members who sell cuts on Ebay..do any ship internationally with permits? Replies: 20
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 656
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by alanmercieca
  some people might say get them while you can because laws will only get more enforced in time.


Nail on the head Alan.Who can say what tomorrow will bring?I can't really afford to buy too many,but I'd rather try and get a couple now,in case it does become difficult..

Subject: F4F Members who sell cuts on Ebay..do any ship internationally with permits? Replies: 20
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 656
 
I guess I am going to find out here shortly.I can't afford to throw money away,but there is basically no alternative to just giving it a try.Wish me luck.

Subject: F4F Members who sell cuts on Ebay..do any ship internationally with permits? Replies: 20
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 656
 
You are right pitangadiego.

The question is enforcement.Some laws are applied,while others aren't.It seems I have heard from a few different individuals,that cuts are not being confiscated.That does not mean they won't start applying the law tomorrow tho. :)

Subject: F4F Members who sell cuts on Ebay..do any ship internationally with permits? Replies: 20
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 656
 
It may well be that I just assumed that cuts would be confiscated if shipped here,because they are being confiscated in other countries.I think it might be worth a try to find one of our members who will ship internationally,and give it a try.

Subject: I need help deciding on varieties.Can anyone share some advice? Replies: 17
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pino rcantor HIfarm Figgysid1 Bluemalibu:

Thank you so much for the responses.Perhaps I have overstated the heat and humidity.It certainly is not as bad as some places in the Southern US.I wonder if the intensity of the sunlight makes a difference...not that it makes any difference I suppose,as my choices seem to be limited at this point in time.Like I said earlier,I have tried to contact all fanciers that live in the PI,hoping to get info,or perhaps a cut or 2,but have received no responses.Of course,not everyone in this country has a computer at home,or internet access,but it is getting to be a lot more common.I have seen a couple of sellers at Ebay that will send international...I may just have to try it and take my chances.

Thanks again to all that responded.

Ted

Subject: F4F Members who sell cuts on Ebay..do any ship internationally with permits? Replies: 20
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 656
 
Thank you figpig and pitangadiego for explaining that to me.I can surely see the expense involved.No wonder no one wants to do it.

Subject: F4F Members who sell cuts on Ebay..do any ship internationally with permits? Replies: 20
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 656
 
That makes sense,but the vendor I was dealing with said she knows their are vendors on the forum that have permits to ship internationally.Now that I think about it,maybe they would need permits for the countries they are shipping into.(?).

I'm not importing into the US.I am trying to find a vendor that will ship to me in the Philippines.

Subject: If you give Brown Turkey a Bad name, Check this! Replies: 74
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 2,015
 
I'm just frustrated. :) I have sent messages out to several people who are rumored to have plants,and have gotten zero responses.I'm not saying it won't happen,just need to connect with the right one is all.

Subject: If you give Brown Turkey a Bad name, Check this! Replies: 74
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 2,015
 
So,somebody send me cut already...man,it's looking like it is going to be really difficult to get anything at all sent here.Somebody have pity on me,will ya?

<Mumble-Grumble>.

:)



Subject: I need help deciding on varieties.Can anyone share some advice? Replies: 17
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 484
 
I can see where it could lead to an abundance of plants,that is for sure. :)

I was all set to go ahead and order,then the vendor pm'd me that they had decided to suspend international orders.Now I am on the hunt for a vendor who can legally ship overseas.

Wish me luck.  :)

Subject: F4F Members who sell cuts on Ebay..do any ship internationally with permits? Replies: 20
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 656
 
I know that there are well respected members here who sell cuts on Ebay.Are there any here who can ship internationally with permits?

I would appreciate hearing about any member(s) who could ship legally abroad.I heard that some countries are getting a lot more strict about  foreign plants/material importation.

I think it would be great if there were a "vendor sticky".

Feel free to pm me..thanks.

Subject: I need help deciding on varieties.Can anyone share some advice? Replies: 17
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Windowsill_Gardens  Thanks for the suggestion of VDB.That really helps,cause I was looking for ANY excuse to get one.Ha-ha.

AltadenaMara:I know there is a lot of confusing information out there,and I appreciate the heads up..really...but if figs needed chilling,I am pretty sure that it would be a major topic of discussion for those in more temperate zones who do not get chilling hours...


don_sanders,thanks for the link to the Hawaiian trials.Very interesting.One thing I did notice tho,was that the variety info on this site states that Osborne Prolific does not do well in heat..but on that Hawaiian trial site,it says that the Osborn is recommended for Hawaii locations.Our climate pretty much parallels that of Hawaii,so that information is very helpful to me...Thank You.

Subject: I need help deciding on varieties.Can anyone share some advice? Replies: 17
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Thanks for the suggestion greenfig.The only problem is,that the vendor I am dealing with doesn't have the varieties that are being suggested.They have some very good offerings of other varieties tho.

Subject: I need help deciding on varieties.Can anyone share some advice? Replies: 17
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 484
 
Ok.Here is what I am considering:

Conadria

VDB

Petite Negri  (is this variety so close to VDB that it might feel like a duplicate?)

Osborn Prolific

Alma

Sicilian Red

Sals

Anyone care to ring in with an opinion on whether any of these would do well in then heat and humidity and not be especially difficult to root?

Thanks for any help.



Subject: Coco coir source Replies: 18
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 807
 
I use it too,and have never had a problem,but it really only takes one time to cause some real trouble.It's really like insurance as far as I am concerned.If you rinse it yourself,then you know you won't have a problem.It takes some time but it is worth it for your piece of mind.That is all I am saying.

Subject: Coco coir source Replies: 18
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 807
 
There is no substitute for quality.Use a good brand of coco,and then be very sure to rinse thoroughly before use. I would drive extra to buy quality coco.

Here are some good brands..just make sure you rinse it well.Residual salts are not your friend.

Bcuzz

Canna

Cocotek

Biobizz

Botanicare

Most people do not know that the majority of coco is soaked in water before processing..and usually that is salt water,because a lot of the coco is sourced in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.The major manufacturers are now rinsing the coco due to all the complaints of plants keeling over because of residual salts.Save yourself some heartache and rinse the coco well.

Subject: I need help deciding on varieties.Can anyone share some advice? Replies: 17
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 484
 
Thank you Pauly for the advice.I'll drop the Beall Excell and Paradisio from the list.

I can provide some cover for the rains (and winds),but the humidity is pretty constant.Unfortunately,the seller does not have the varieties that you mentioned.I had read a few accounts of folks in the south where it is hot and humid stating that the Conadria worked ok for them,so I thought that one might be a reasonable choice.?

I was also leaning towards the Sicilian Red and VDB,but not necessarily based on solid evidence that they would do well for me here.

Subject: I need help deciding on varieties.Can anyone share some advice? Replies: 17
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 484
 
I reside in the Philippines.It is typically quite warm to hot depending on the season,but normally from the mid to upper 80's to the mid 90s.Humidity normally is 60-85%,and being at 14* N,the sun can be pretty intense.I am wanting to purchase about 3-4 varieties from one of our members here that sells cuts via Ebay,and would certainly appreciate some help selecting for my climate.I have a list here,if anyone would care to comment.

1.Conadria. I have read that this one can handle some heat and humidity,and still delivers a pretty tasty fig.

2. VDB This is one that has captured my imagination.I have no idea whether it would be a good choice or not...I just want it.lol..Just kidding...but I don't want to take on a variety that is not likely to do well...it's just that it sounds great.

3. Alma

4. Beall..dropped

5.Excell...dropped

6.Osborn Prolific

7.Paradisio Genova  I read a review on Paradisio and it sounds good,but is Paradisio Genova and Paradisio the same fig?...dropped

8.Petite Negri sounds good,but maybe too similar to the VDB?

9. Sicilian Red?

There are others offered,and I may ask about them as I progress thru the list,but the above are probably a pretty good sampling.

Thanks for any help and/or advice offered.

Yikes.Anybody have a thermometer? I think I have the fever... :)


Subject: How long will cuttings remain viable? Replies: 19
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 563
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThaiFig
Look for me on FB. or PM me here. I have started to ship cuttings and bare roots around SE Asia including the Phillipines. 7-10 days by airmail from Thailand.


Thanks for the response ThaiFig.I sent you a pm.

:)

Subject: How long will cuttings remain viable? Replies: 19
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 563
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nycfig
Trop - Welcome to the forum!   You should also join Rafed's Fig Group on Facebook.  Lots of good info there.  A Google search for "figs Philippines" landed me on the Rare Fruit Society of the Philippines.  It looks like there has not been a lot of activity there lately but I'm sure you'll be able to hook up with other growers.



I joined FB again (after having cancelled my account several years ago) and asked to join Rafed's group.

No response from Rare Fruitees yet.



Subject: How long will cuttings remain viable? Replies: 19
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 563
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nycfig
Easy to do a member search by location.  Click:

Search  >  Member Search

Highlight 'Location' and type in "Philippines".  Click 'Search'

Philippines Members


Thanks for that.

I messaged the other member...maybe she can help or pass on some advice.

Subject: How long will cuttings remain viable? Replies: 19
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 563
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tylerj
One year in storage.jpg 
These cuttings I took from the tree last October. Almost 1 year ago. I've just had them wrapped up in a garbage bag in the fridge and haven't touched them. Still green under the bark and appear as healthy as ever.






That's a nice looking bunch of cuttings there Tyler.



Subject: How long will cuttings remain viable? Replies: 19
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 563
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nycfig
Trop - Welcome to the forum!  There are a few members from the Philippines so that might be a good place to start your search.  You should also join Rafed's Fig Group on Facebook.  Lots of good info there.  A Google search for "figs Philippines" landed me on the Rare Fruit Society of the Philippines.  It looks like there has not been a lot of activity there lately but I'm sure you'll be able to hook up with other growers.

I've rooted dormant wood taken from my own trees 6 months later with no problems.  Keep them stored in the refrigerator rolled in some damp paper towels and check on them every other week or so.  I've had no luck with green wood except rooting in water using a method learned from member BronxFigs of this forum.  It helped me save a family heirloom variety and I no longer throw away green wood from pruning or damage.

If the cuttings you're having transported were taken from a branch that was 'hardened off' they should be fine during transit.  Roll them in damp paper towels and put in a Ziplock baggie.  Good luck.


All good advice.

I should maybe join the Rare-Fruitees and see where it goes.I don't have much luck normally with that,but you never know.I have a niece who is a higher up at the Dep't of Agriculture.She is a wealth of information and help,but she wasn't aware of any edible Figs here.(there are wild trees,but the fruit is lacking).

I'll have to think on the Facebook thing.I got a bad attitude from having dealt with Facebook b4.I might twist a nephews arm and get them to log on for me. :)

I wouldn't know how to find fellow members from the PI tho...unless they chimed in.<hint-hint>

Thanks for the help...and the welcome.

Trop

Subject: How long will cuttings remain viable? Replies: 19
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 563
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charlie
Maybe this info will help with deciding variety if you can find a supplier.  http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=2242.0


Thanks for the link Charlie.It appears at first read,that it might be a bit of a challenge to find something that will do well here.Kind of disheartening to be honest with you.

I did pm a member from Indonesia to see if he has found anything that works well for him,so we shall see if he responds.There is also a collector in Malaysia,that has a 100+ varieties.I will try to contact him also.

If nothing else,I'll just try something that does well as far south as possible...nothing ventured,nothing gained...right?

Thanks again for the link...

Trop

Subject: How long will cuttings remain viable? Replies: 19
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 563
 
Thanks to each of you for responding.Much appreciated.

My only concern,was that if they were shipped in a box along with all the other goods we are having shipped,would they likely remain viable?The box will be shipped late this month,so it will be moving during the waning summer months..and the box would likely remain fairly warm.

Especially interesting what Charlie said about the cuttings still being green.That gives me some hope.I didn't quite stop to think about the dormant period.I forgot that the season in the US is still in full swing and the trees are still actively growing.

I really need to try and decide how to proceed,as my box will be sent from the US near the end of this month.That doesn't give me a whole lot of time to look for cuttings...let alone decide on what might do well here.

I'm guessing that (other than Ebay) there isn't much being offered in the way of cuttings this time of year? Would any of you have experience buying off Ebay? (assuming I could find a worthy variety to purchase)?

Again,Thanks for the responses!

Trop

Subject: How long will cuttings remain viable? Replies: 19
Posted By: Tropicalgrower Views: 563
 
Hi Folks!

I'm new..to figs.I am currently retired and living in the Philippines.I'd really like to source a couple of good Figs to grow here.I would like to know how long cuttings will remain viable.I doubt they would remain viable for 6-7 weeks,but thought I would ask.If they would remain healthy,I could have them shipped here in a package my Sis is sending in a couple of weeks.Transit times are normally 6-8 weeks.

I don't know what the laws are with regards to importation of plants or plant parts. :) It probably depends on how the Customs officials are feeling at the time,although I don't know that for sure.I see cuttings available on Ebay,but I really have no experience to draw upon in selecting a variety,nor do I know whether they would pass customs.I have brought plants in my luggage before with no problem,but I am not planning a trip anywhere in the near future.This is the coolest time of the year coming up,so the time is right to get started.

Anybody have any suggestions?

I am open to suggestions for a plant that is pretty trouble free and great tasting as well.

I realize that many of you haven't faced this type of question before,but I would appreciate any advice or insight.

Thanks!

Trop


 

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