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  • Fig Boss ???

    I knew Ross Raddi, a member here, posts fig-related videos on YouTube but have hardly ever watched any of those videos. Yesterday, while just surfing thru some videos on figs, came across one from Ross Raddi.

    He calls himself FIG BOSS now.

    Very interesting.
    Location: NJ, zone 6b
    Wish List: Martineca Rimada, BM-KK, Ischia Black

  • #2
    I think because it rhymes with Ross, noticed he introduces himself as Ross the fig boss..makes me laugh!
    RHS rating H3 (USDA zone 9)

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    • #3
      Oh boy....let's see where this thread goes....
      Evan. Wish list - Any Mario variety
      SoCal - Zone 10a & CO zone 5b

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      • maxmonster
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        Was thinking the same... I

      • 2AngelsMushrooms
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        better get some popcorn

    • #4
      You can come up with a cutesy name for yourself, too lol
      Michigan, Zone 6a

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      • KDAD
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        I thought KDAD was kind of cute. Should I change it to Fig Daddy?

    • #5
      Brazos the shoot nothing rhymes with Brazos…
      Zone 8a Abilene, TX
      Wish List: pretty happy with the current collection, blessed!

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      • #6
        Yes, at least it’s more interesting than my alias I use for ourfigs!!
        RHS rating H3 (USDA zone 9)

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        • SoCalFigs
          SoCalFigs commented
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          Debatable. Your username not only provides your name but also your place of residence. Very impressive AND informative.

        • Citicodays
          Citicodays commented
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          If only your handle had your USDA zone, Tom From England, Z7…

      • #7
        Ross has a lot of good info. For free. He can call
        himself whatever he likes.😄

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        • ammo1a1970
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          I appreciate his videos

      • #8
        I don't understand, what's the problem with that?
        Almaguin Highlands, Canada. Zone 4a/3b. WL: Ronde de Bordeaux, Florea, Hollier, Dauphine, Gisotta nero, Verdolino, Malta Black, Violet Sepor .Any early finishers would help, just starting out, not picky. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication~Da Vinci

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        • mwhight34
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          There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it.
          Last edited by mwhight34; 07-21-2021, 03:51 PM.

        • Terra
          Terra commented
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          Thanks for clarifying.

      • #9
        Ross is the man , one the reasons I started growing figs

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        • #10
          Have to say, I do love watching his videos, likewise if it wasn’t for Ross i’d probably wouldn’t be so captivated with figs!
          RHS rating H3 (USDA zone 9)

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          • ammo1a1970
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            agree!!

        • #11
          There are lots of Fig Bosses on Ourfigs. Several have taught me a great amount about growing, rooting and caring for figs. I am amazed there are so many knowledgeable and humble growers on our forum. Now we have growers of more than figs on here. Kudos to
          all the Youtubers and fantastic growers. 😉👍🏻

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          • #12
            Ross has contributed a lot of great information to the fig community and I enjoy watching his videos. He's earned whatever name he wants to call himself.
            Toronto, Canada USDA Zone 5. Wish List: Azores Dark, Malta Black, Sucrette, LSU Hollier and Violet Sepor. I'm always interested in trading cuttings if your in the Southern Ontario area. Thank You!

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            • #13
              Never believe an Accountant with dirt under their fingernails 😁
              wnc Z7a Hominy Valley
              wish list: a world without Invasive Pests

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              • #14
                I can't watch his videos as they are just way too long and he rambles on and on in monotone which puts me to sleep. The name he gave himself is hilarious.
                8A GA Wishlist: Black Socorro,Ponte Tresa,Stella,White Adriatic #1, Cavaliere, Colonel Littman's Black Cross, heirloom figs that have been passed down from generation to generation

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                • LadyGT
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                  ZomVee, I fast forward the video a bit to see if there is anything worth listening to.

                • jessup42
                  jessup42 commented
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                  Alvin & chipmunk condensed version sounds like the only way to go.

                • ammo1a1970
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                  I watch YouTube video's at 1.5x speed saves time get same amount of info !!!! Im ocd

              • #15
                I think a lot of the things people are complaining about on here might have to do with how the youtube algorithms work. If you want to do well on youtube and actually make money on there, you have to appease the algorithm. 10-15 min vids, several videos per week consistently, flashy thumbnails, intriguing titles, catchy name, good editing, etc. Those are all things that help to make sure youtube keeps suggesting your videos and that you keep building and withholding an audience. Ross is just playing it smart. Youtube is pretty competitive nowadays and it's not easy to keep churning out videos every day to stay relevant, and the fact that he does it while still keeping the videos informative and interesting most of the time is pretty impressive imo.
                Tony - west PA, zone 6a/5b

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                • TJwestPA
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                  Well, everyone has their own opinion. No one is universally liked or disliked.

                • Rewton
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                  TJwestPA I agree. However, I just wanted to point out that there are also folks who have a youtube channel and post an occasional video with no motivation other than to share information with people/friends.

                • TJwestPA
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                  Rewton For sure! I have a channel myself but only have 3 videos posted. It would be great to make money doing that but I don't have enough motivation and confidence to be creating videos all the time. Plus you have to reach a quota of 4000 watch hours and 1000 subscribers each year before youtube will let you become monetized (while following all their guidelines). Bleh, no thanks. Youtube is too strict anymore and not very friendly towards small channels.

              • #16
                Have to say. Never watched a vid and never looked him up to see who ya'll talking about.
                Louisiana Zone 8/9. W/L Whatever fig I don't have.

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                • goodfriendmike
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                  jessup42 New to the forums and the fb pages but not new to growing. P.S. Have 93 different varieties now. Have a couple others rooting. Still have a long way to go lol

                • jessup42
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                  You’re good in my book 🤘
                  Now you know too well lol. The dialogue here says it....

                • goodfriendmike
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                  jessup42 Yeah you right man. I know when your joking around. Say what you want I wont take no offense. Cool in my book.

              • #17
                goodfriendmike no harm intended. Forgive me, Ross is/was a notable member of Ourfigs. Feelings for Ross run the gambit. Your comment struck me funny after reading numerous posts here and elsewhere. That is all. 😉👍🏻

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                • goodfriendmike
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                  No harm done. No need to apologize. I was just wondering. Didn't know if you thought I was making a joke.

              • #18
                I watched his early videos on other fruit and their was so much incorrect info. I remember his advice about raspberries was pretty bad. I never watched anymore. About 6 years ago he started growing figs. Maybe it was sooner? He soon relayed what he learned here to his videos. So if you’re wondering why people have derogatory comments about him, now you know why. The advice was for people here and when you use other people’s advice and pretend it’s your own it can upsetting to the authors of the advice. I tried to give bad advice just to see if he repeated it. No just kidding. I’m still learning myself. I only give advice to subjects I have experience with.
                Last edited by drew51; 07-21-2021, 07:30 PM.

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                • TJwestPA
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                  Yeah, I think a lot of youtubers do that, unfortunately. When you have to put out several videos a week you're bound to end up trying to talk about things that you really don't know much about just to put out content regularly. Those who post rarely or sporadically have a hard time getting new subscribers and views.

                • 2AngelsMushrooms
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                  Ok...gotta weigh in here. For whatever it's worth...His mushroom advice is really bad, too. Seriously makes me cringe. Ugh! I had to turn that one off. I do enjoy many of his fig videos, though. Variety reviews can be really helpful. When you are researching a new variety, it can be helpful to see it in video format.
                  Last edited by 2AngelsMushrooms; 07-21-2021, 10:52 PM.

              • #19
                Ross has good videos IMO. I think like 99.9 percent of us here. He gives what he knows/thinks is great info while learning himself. You show me any video and i can pick apart some aspect of it. PLUS, and finally, Look at his videos and tell me his Figs don't look amazing! About the only other you-tuber that has maybe better looking stuff is Millennial Gardener.
                Rossville,Ga.
                Wishlist Cravens Craven

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                • ZomVee
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                  Ross certainly has figured out when to pick his figs at their best.

              • #20
                I think the most important fact here is that if you were going to put yourself out there on YouTube & social media then you better be ready for public backlash & scrutiny no matter which way it goes.
                Not for me.
                wnc Z7a Hominy Valley
                wish list: a world without Invasive Pests

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                • #21
                  I don’t think it does any good to badmouth anyone .
                  lets just talk figs
                  Wallingford,Ct. zone 6b

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                  • mwhight34
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                    Couldn’t agree more with both of you!

                  • TJwestPA
                    TJwestPA commented
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                    Agreed.

                    FloraFig: Some people seem to enjoy drama and gossip I suppose. Or maybe it's a jealousy thing sometimes, I don't know.

                  • FloraFig
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                    TJwestPA , this is the 2nd time this week I've seen this person being mentioned in a negative way.

                    What ever the case or history is, I'm thinking: end of the day he is putting FREE content out there. He took time out of his life to do that, and if he makes a couple bucks out of it, good for him.

                • #22
                  My wife did call me Fig Papi the other day.
                  I think I may just go with it

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                  • TJwestPA
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                    Oh so we're claiming nicknames now huh? I guess I could be Tony the Fig Jabroni... :/

                  • goodfriendmike
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                    So fig papi, fig dady, and Tony the fig Jabroni. So It shall be your names for eternity.

                  • FloraFig
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                    goodfriendmike 😂

                • #23
                  I enjoy watching him

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                  • #24
                    I'm going to share a little secret. Something that I've never mentioned before. I'm going to tell you all why and how, after the years and many issues, that I've been able to remain very happy with my ourfigs family on this forum.

                    Are you ready?

                    I don't agree with everything posted.

                    I don't even like every single thing about every single member here..... But none of us are just ONE THING

                    So....

                    Regardless of the personality, I really try my best to find something (anything) that I like or find interesting about everyone.... at least as much as I can.

                    Personally I find this much more peaceful, than to look for something negative and dwell on that one particular thing.

                    That's just me.....

                    Now, somebody please find me a word that rhymes with Giuseppe....

                    Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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                    • ZomVee
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                      You saying you don't like all my comments? 😢😢😢

                      Gonna go re-evaluate my entire life.

                    • TorontoJoe
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                      🤣 Zom …. Yes! There was a comment you made back in 2018 about micronutrients about which I completely disagree! LoL!

                    • Vitooch1
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                      Cumpare Peppe!!! 😂

                  • #25
                    I am sure the title of Fig Fairy is open. Sure, why not. Catchy titles are always good.
                    Northern CA 9b W L- Big Large Fruited Varieties and promising new finds

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