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  • Hello my degenerate figaholics

    Been a lurking guest for awhile and finally decided to join the forum.

    Want to give a what is up to my fellow fig-head Shaft, the first person I have communicated with from this site (hope that YB cuttings roots).

    About 2 years ago I was looking up which fruits and vegatables were best for growing and I stumbled upon the Fig, with its amazing ability to fruit without fertilization (the common fig that is).

    I knew of the Fig, but what I didn't know was that there's was different types; all with different flavor profiles as well as appearance.

    So that being said I'd like to say hello fellow degenerate fig-heads.
    California - Zone 9b

  • #2
    Welcome aboard
    CJ in Memphis 7b/8a….tight eyes, nonsplitters...Pons figs, French figs, Mario figs & tasty Cali seedlings!

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    • #3
      Hey TNJed; I guess instead of posting a reply I sent you a message instead.

      For all to see I was making a sorry excuse of a joke referring to him as Captain of this here vessel.
      California - Zone 9b

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      • #4
        Welcome to the forum.

        Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

        Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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        • Kid Fig
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          Thank you thank you, appreciate the welcome.

      • #5
        Welcome kid fig! Happy to have you in the community.
        Mike
        Cobb County GA, 7b
        Wishlist: Bornholm/Nexöe, Cavaliere

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        • Kid Fig
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          Happy to be here and thanks.

      • #6
        Welcome. Have you gotten to eat fresh figs yet? There's nothing I can grow that gives as much satisfaction, in my opinion, as eating fresh figs I've grown and picked myself.
        7B Southern NJ

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        • arachyd
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          If you compare a cheap brand of ketchup with a fresh tomato....that's the difference between dried and fresh figs. That said, I don't pass up dried figs either but there is a world of difference when they're fresh.

        • Kid Fig
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          HA! I like that analogy; right up my alley.

          I'm a few days away from my first fresh fig.

          I already have it bagged up and in an organza bag. Just waiting for it to start drooping and I'll finally be like everyone
          here and finally "pop my figgy" (as it were).

          Tell m;, will I be forever changed? I can't wait to have super powers.

        • arachyd
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          It's a 0 to 60 in a heartbeat hobby if you like growing things and like the taste of figs. If you suffer from both afflictions you will begin gathering more varieties and playing with rooting cuttings faster than you thought possible.

      • #7
        Welcome!
        Round Rock, TX 8b
        WL: Delicious figs

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        • Kid Fig
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          Thank you for the hospitality.

      • #8
        Welcome aboard from a new come to another
        Zone 6B WL- To heck with it, I just want 'em all

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        • Kid Fig
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          How's it going brother.

          Looks as if we're part of the freshman class, here.

      • #9
        Welcome dude
        Ike
        bergen county NJ 6b
        Wish list: oh lets face it Ill take any variety I dont have!!

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        • Kid Fig
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          Hello sir.

          If true to your name; I have a few concerns about some of my figs that you be able to help me with.

          Do you take Fig MediCal?....

      • #10
        Welcome! Good to see another I.E. figster on here.
        WL: A Covid free world.

        Eastvale, Ca Zone 10a

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        • Kid Fig
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          YO! I see I'm not alone in the IE with the fig fever.

          That's good to know; maybe one day a group of us can converge on a Fig Fest, should they ever have one in SoCal.

      • #11
        "Hello my degenerate figaholics"

        bwahahahaha actual LOL

        I woke my dog. You are clearly my kind of person. Welcome and great to meet you!
        Seattle - Zone 8b - Sow the fig; reap the whirl-fig
        wishlist: to clone and identify the oldest figs in Seattle, introduce The Wasp to the PNW

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        • Kid Fig
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          Great to meet you as well, brother.

          I just imagine everyone laying down on beds and mattresses like an Opium Den, all hopped up on Figs; thus the degenerate part.

          I'm prone to making "slightly" off-color remarks; but nothing that's offensive and totally in good humor (at least I think).

      • #12
        Great way of introducing yourself. Like the humor.

        Welcome and yes,, you will be forever changed as you now will be speaking "Fig". A language your family and friends won't understand.
        C.Florida 9B WL: I-258 , Black Ischia, Ham Rham, Ghoudane , Moro de Caneva

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        • #13
          I think it's starting.....

          I took a big whiff of my soon to ripen single fig and I came back inside to weigh myself on the scale and it read:

          1,201 figs
          California - Zone 9b

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          • #14
            Welcome to the funny fig house. Its full of nuts that are crazy about figs!

            Where are you from? Climate, etc? What varieties do you have? Wish list? Add info at the bottom of the posts (there is a sticky about how to do it).

            Sam
            AKA Frankenberry/Scubasamdo
            Arroyo Grande / Central Coast of California, 10a/b, AHS 1

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            • Kid Fig
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              Thanks for having me.

              Now that we've been introduced; I'd reconsider having Count Chocula as a friend.

              This guy has been talking mad stuff about you, Boo Berry, and Fruit Brute. Yummy Mummy is OK but hes seems like he's playing both sides - real Game of Thrones type.

            • Kid Fig
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              Yes on the Tags. I totally forgot to add my details

              Got caught up trying to introduce myself.

            • Frankenberry
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              Kid Fig 🤣🤣🤣

          • #15
            Welcome to La Familia
            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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            • #16
              Thank you.

              I'm but a low level associate, but one day, if I prove myself, the books might open and I will be made.

              With all due respects....
              California - Zone 9b

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              • #17
                "Degenerate figaholic?" Hey, I RESEMBLE that!!!! LOL
                Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b) by Portland.

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                • Kid Fig
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                  Well it definitely takes one to know one.

                  Whuh; did I just insult myself?
                  Ahh well...

              • #18
                I resemble that as well. And, re: dried figs, if you just can't eat them all totally ripe and fresh warmed by the summer sun... try drying only half way cut in quarters, and then freezing them. They stay chewy, sweet, and have far better color and moisture.

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                • Kid Fig
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                  Nice. We al have a little bit within us....

                  I was wondering besides drying them and making fig jam; what else is there.

                  Thanks.
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