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  • Seriously???

    I just need to vent here....

    My third attempt to obtain and grow Melgar pomegranate was going great up until about 2 weeks ago when I noticed that the entire plant had wilted. I looked up various Pom diseases but couldn’t come up with the cause of the sudden wilt. Since then it has defoliated and the cambium is no longer green.

    Fast forward to today...my husband just so happened to look out the window and notice our 5 year old urinating on my Melgar Pom. 😡 Turns out my son has been doing this several times a day. What the heck???? I know there is a humorous aspect to this, but right now I’m kind of peeved at the little guy. I have seriously traded for and purchased this variety several times. 😫 Something’s are not meant to be I suppose...

    And I know...look at the bright side....it wasn’t one of my expensive figs...

    Okay, I’m done with my rant now. 😒
    Deep in the heart of Texas
    zone 8b
    WL-Ondata

  • #2
    Is that the same as eight ball?
    Mario
    Texas 9A

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    • FigTex
      FigTex commented
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      No, it’s different

  • #3
    Okay, Haa I just cut a baby 8 ball , it’s the first time it produced but it’s to small
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    Mario
    Texas 9A

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    • JoshHolbrook
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      It should get bigger with age - original description was that it was the cold hardiest of a 'nana' dwarf, but produced normal sized fruit. Of course, mine died with the late frost two years ago, so mine are younger than yours (even though you got yours from me!), but I've got some yearlings coming along...

    • Newbie2figs
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      Josh
      Hi my friend !! Your cutting you gave me grew to a nice little tree, love it and excited to taste it next year , and if it’s cold hardy I will plant it next spring !! I also bought from Andy the Kara Gul can’t wait to taste that one also !!

    • JoshHolbrook
      JoshHolbrook commented
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      Oh good. According to the original owner, it took down to -9F at one point. Unfortunately, I don't really get to test the cold hardiness here because we almost always get hit by a late April frost that the poms REALLY don't like. They handle it a little better with age, fortunately.

  • #4
    I've had several plants around the yard killed by dog pee, but none by people pee (that I know of). My oldest daughter often has my 2 year old grandson run around with no pants on to help with potty training (seems a bit strange to me, but she's the parent now, so gotta go with the flow, so to speak). I'll make a point of keeping him steered clear of the various plants when she visits so I don't end up here echoing your lament in the future.
    Richard - San Diego 10a

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    • FigTex
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      Lol. If my story saves your plants then it wasn’t in vain! 😅 Kids certainly are unpredictable. When questioned why, my son has no reason, just “ I don’t know”.

    • JoshHolbrook
      JoshHolbrook commented
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      The key is to have them switch up their target. That extra nitrogen can be really helpful in moderation (don't ask me how I know that...)

  • #5
    Sorry to hear about your Melgar…
    I’ve seen people mentioned Melgar, I don’t have it. Have you tasted it? What’s special about this variety?
    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Boysenberry Blush

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    • FigTex
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      It’s a med-large size blackish-purple Pom with white arils; although I hear the arils might be pink for some people. I’m not certain on the flavor, I haven’t tasted it. I liked it because it seemed unique.

  • #6
    Oy! I've got you for more cuttings this Fall :-/ I'll be a little too busy to start them, but my momma tree has been growing like a weed this year, so I'll have cuttings.

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    • #7
      Thank you Josh! You’re too kind!! I’ll reach out to you in late fall if that’s okay. 😊
      Deep in the heart of Texas
      zone 8b
      WL-Ondata

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      • #8
        Sure - I usually put the stuff in around Halloween.

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        • #9
          ...... I'm so sorry, but that did make me smile.

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          • FigTex
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            My family has all gotten a good chuckle over this. My 5 year old is one of those kids that smiles all the time, but has a bit of a naughty streak. It’s really difficult to get mad at him because he’s just so darn cute.

        • #10
          Didn’t a certain gardening utuber feature this form of fertilization for his zucchini? Btw, this one is NOT known for growing figs.
          Thank you for the laugh 😂
          Piney Point Village, Zone 8b
          W/L- Allix, Cateto

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          • FigTex
            FigTex commented
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            I think there’s actually an old thread on the forum about this fertilization method! 😜 But I don’t think that it is advisable to burn your plants to a crisp with it. 😅😂

        • #11
          The boy must have had a reason to "tag" this place. Children know better what to do
          Андрей. N.-W. Кавказ, пень Абрау, 7б-8а

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