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#21 GLP

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 07:23 PM

Attached you will find a copy of working with Figs (ficus) cuttings and also general growing techniques. The information was published by a Penn State Associate, the Ohio State information was too general.

 

Attached File  Common Fig Propagation _ Penn State.pdf   400.29KB   44 downloads

 

Here is one of the best general fruit books I have seen, it has a very thorough section on fruit disease that have helped many a person to diagnose a problem and obtain a solution.

 

Attached File  Home Fruit_B591_All S.pdf   5.67MB   36 downloads



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Posted 16 January 2017 - 08:12 PM

Good timing I have something going on with one of my dwarf lime trees I'll have to come back to this and check it out
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Posted 16 January 2017 - 08:34 PM

LOL, timing is everything.

 

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:52 PM

lol, we may have to trade some cuttings lol.
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Posted 06 February 2017 - 07:21 PM

Will be taking cuttings in a couple of weeks, I have to prune all the grapes, apple trees, plums, gooseberries, currants, raspberries, lavender, jostaberry's, beach plums, Nanking cherries, blah buh blah...



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:03 AM

BEACH PLUMS?

I just found out about sand plums

What are beach plums?

After a quick search the beach seems the east' version of the chichasaw / sand plum

Will those root from hard wood cuttings?

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 07:40 PM

Sorry for the long time without an answer, I have been working out of state with little time for fun and frivolity. You are correct about the beach plum being an eastern version of the sand plum. The specific genus is Prunus maritima, with several varieties. Oikos Tree Crops has a few varieties including a natural dwarf plant, the link is https://oikostreecro...rch=beach plum.

 

Seed can be used but they require cold stratification, so cuttings are a more time efficient method. Growing guides are shown below, hope you give them a try because the taste is very good and the dwarf variety fits nicely into an edible landscaping area.

 

Attached File  BeachPlum.pdf   58.42KB   67 downloads

 

Attached File  bpguide.pdf   55.11KB   63 downloads

 

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:06 AM

my genovese nero and black madeira are really staying to put on growth.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:08 PM

Sorry for the long time without an answer, I have been working out of state with little time for fun and frivolity. You are correct about the beach plum being an eastern version of the sand plum. The specific genus is Prunus maritima, with several varieties. Oikos Tree Crops has a few varieties including a natural dwarf plant, the link is https://oikostreecro...rch=beach plum.
 
Seed can be used but they require cold stratification, so cuttings are a more time efficient method. Growing guides are shown below, hope you give them a try because the taste is very good and the dwarf variety fits nicely into an edible landscaping area.
 
attachicon.gifBeachPlum.pdf
 
attachicon.gifbpguide.pdf
 
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Woo hoo just ordered my plums from my them!
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Posted 04 June 2017 - 05:59 PM

just added another variety, so now I have
black Madera
genovese nero af
jh adriatic
coll de dama rimada.
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 11:22 AM

Don't forget to show pictures of a leaf and the fig when ripe, we all need to catalog our varieties to help with future identification needs.



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:47 AM

Wow, I love that I found this. My parents home burned down this summer, and there is a huge, old fig that is going to be removed when the rebuild starts because they are expanding the house.. I love that I can take cuttings from it! I was really upset when they told me it was going. I will try to take pics of it. From the picture posted here, I think the fig is an Gotto D'Oro, but I am not 100% on that. I am going to read the link that was posted on how to do cuttings If anyone as any advise, I would greatly appreciate it. I am going to make as many cuttings as I possibly can. If anyone else wants cuttings, I can hook you up.  :biggrin:

YAY! 


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 07:46 PM

I think that is very cool of you, One. I wish you the best of luck on your cuttings.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 07:25 AM

Figs are one of the most common plants in Greece. I've seen them growing wild at almost any place. Sometimes i even saw realy huge fig trees, like 10-12 meter broad crowns growing at the most unfavorable and dry places, like rocky sandy slopes at ancient ruins.

I do have a small tree myself in Greece (i live abroad though) in the garden. Don't ask me plz what sort it is, someone of my relatives whose house is in the same garden planted me that tree a few years ago along with a pomegrenade. I also heard from two friends of my parents who live in Austria that figs are also able to grow outdoors there, as long as they are somehow protected, like next to a wall or in a corner. The fig tree in their garden in Austria, not a particularly huge nor very productive one (i think its record were 3 figs in a year) :blush:has survived there many winters so far and last year's winter was exceptionally cold and frosty for a very long time.

 

For my tree in Greece, i only occasionally water it during summer, and so far i never gave it any fertilizer, not even dung. I do suppose that they are a bit like cacti, best with little care on their own and with few additives. I also never saw a pest on my tree so far. I must warn you though, fig trees have a nasty sap that can cause blisters, irritation and itching of the skin.


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 05:25 PM

Well I took the dive into the world of figs.

Chicago Heardy
Violet de Bordeaux
And
Olympian

All heardy to my zone.


One. If you have any cuttings I’d love to snag any I could
Anybody else that may have cuttings as well please let me know.
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 06:29 PM

When it is time to clone them, for sure! I will let you know via this thread.. I am hoping to get as many as I can off of a  ginormous one because it's getting cut down.


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 09:41 PM

I have the green kind I think. I snapped a hardwood branch off of a giant momma.. My ahole cat Benny knocked it down the stairs and ate it a few times.. Now it's over 5 feet tall and fruited this past winter by the heat and a pink flower Ikea kids light

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:41 AM

I suck. I will have to try again next year unless I can clone them with leaves on them. They got rot. My fault for forgetting about them with everything I have going on.



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Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:20 PM

Clip it back.

Do you have any rooting hormone? That helps. I also believe that there is a way with cinnamon (don't quote me on that)

You want a hardwood branch, with a few nodes.. Strip all leaves but the very top pointy green 'nub'.

When they start to grow roots and leaves, I pick off the large leaves leaving smaller ones.

Im limited for branches but when I can I don't mind shipping out some rooted clippings! I have access to the mother plant still, if it didn't get cut down.




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