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  • Huge Give Away

    Hi all an Old Sicilian Guy died and left a huge amount of plants (these were his Hobby)
    ,the family decided to ask people to help themselves, a friend heard what was going on, and so we went ,, we were able to get 25 buckets on the truck and a few inside, they were Not just for Me.but for family and friends,
    Beside the plants that already have , I have not idea what species or family these are and most of them because of the heat,are not doing well so here a few pics Click image for larger version

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    Hamilton ON. Zone 6a/b

  • #2
    Congratulations on winning the fig lottery!
    Tony; Pickens county, SC zone 7b

    Care for the Earth...there's no place like home

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    • #3
      Does anybody know what kind of fig the second picture could be?
      Hamilton ON. Zone 6a/b

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      • jessup42
        jessup42 commented
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        Yellow fig 😆

      • acerpictum
        acerpictum commented
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        Kadota \ Dottato, by the view of fruit and apical bud.

      • Figgerlickinggood
        Figgerlickinggood commented
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        Almost reminds me of Olympian. Say wouldn’t it be a hoot if this old guy brought 1 tree from Sicily and then just kept rooting all the branches after pruning for years so all those trees inside and outside that greenhouse are all the same. Just thinking is all.

    • #4
      Well I won at somebody expenses poor guy, he had an heart attack
      Hamilton ON. Zone 6a/b

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      • Figology
        Figology commented
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        Glad to see his legacy is not being forgotten.

      • Otis
        Otis commented
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        exactly, I'm sure he'd be happy his babies have someone to care for them.

    • #5
      Man that’s a lot of figgs !!!
      Mario
      Texas 9A

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      • NotoriousFIG
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        That's a lot of unlabeled fig trees.

    • #6
      First off my he be with our creator in Heaven and my condolences to his family.
      Mario
      Texas 9A

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      • Luigi69
        Luigi69 commented
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        Thanks buddy

    • #7
      Score! RIP ol’ Siciliano
      CJ in Memphis 7b/8a….tight eyes, nonsplitters...Pons figs, French figs, Mario figs & tasty Cali seedlings!

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      • #8
        Sure left brhind some sort of legacy. Awesomeness. Hope his life was fruitful & im thinking so...

        and Quick get those things some fertilizer!!!
        wnc Z7a Hominy Valley
        wish list: a world without Invasive Pests

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        • #9
          Nice haul! I take it nothing has tags or labels? And I can't help wondering how many of our collections will end up being disposed of this way when our time comes...
          “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
          – Source Unknown
          MA 5b/6a

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          • ginamcd
            ginamcd commented
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            Well, if she makes a "Come and Get 'em" post here when that time comes, I'm sure her wish to have them gone will quickly be granted

          • jessup42
            jessup42 commented
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            Planting inground would make it harder to tear down your work so quickly. His legacy grows in those plants, spread them around & let the life live on

          • Terra
            Terra commented
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            I couldn't help thinking the same thing... God rest his soul.

        • #10
          That is an interesting haul. As Gina says above you might start by carefully inspecting each bucket and each tree looking for any markings or labels.
          [Figs] -- Eastern Missouri -- Zone 6

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          • Luigi69
            Luigi69 commented
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            No labelling or marking nowere in the trees or buckets

        • #11
          Hope my collection is that big when it’s time. “Wow, that guy really lived”
          Anthony- Fig Finder of Los Angeles

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          • #12
            Everybody needs to make out their Last Will and Testaments to read 1.) Contact ourfigs.com and bequeath my fig collection...
            Zone 6a/b, Cincinnati. Wishlist: Ouriola, Ondata & Tupac's Killer

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            • FIGSinGA
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              Great advice!

            • tinyfish
              tinyfish commented
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              At least this way a forum member benefits

          • #13
            Did you try asking the family if he was on any fig forums? If he was you can look at his posts for clues.
            7B Southern NJ

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            • ginamcd
              ginamcd commented
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              Great suggestion! And maybe go beyond just fig forums and ask about any gardening or fruit growing online forums/groups.

            • jessup42
              jessup42 commented
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              In Ontario how many fig freaks are there?? Is canada fig heaven?! Should be easy to isolate a fig superstar!
              Last edited by jessup42; 08-25-2021, 05:25 PM.

            • Luigi69
              Luigi69 commented
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              Fig Heavan?? Maybe,
              Forum member? Not really ,he would go in this rental that he had and grow figs like crazy, also he delivered to local restaurant and markets
              And about the the figs the only thing the family knows is that he used to bring home a variety of multicolor figs from black to brown green yellow
              Last edited by Luigi69; 08-25-2021, 06:54 PM.

          • #14
            This is what I got from one of the trees Do you have any idea??
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            Hamilton ON. Zone 6a/b

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              • Rudypayraise
                Rudypayraise commented
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                That looks good

            • #16
              One more Click image for larger version

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              Hamilton ON. Zone 6a/b

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              • #17
                I think you've basically got yourself a bunch of Unknowns. Thankfully they seem to be fully capable of producing and ripening fruit!
                “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
                – Source Unknown
                MA 5b/6a

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                • #18
                  Lol you are right
                  Hamilton ON. Zone 6a/b

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                  • #19
                    If you don’t like them next year , they would be great for grafting your own Frankistian tree
                    Mario
                    Texas 9A

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                    • Luigi69
                      Luigi69 commented
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                      Lol 🤣

                  • #20
                    Treasures out of tragedy. Im sure he would be happy that they're in good hands.
                    Forest Hill, Texas: Zone 8a

                    No wish list but open to trades and offers

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                    • #21
                      Congrats on hitting the jackpot, what a bounty. Sad that the family did not carry on the legacy. I guess it happens. I wonder if they look at us as they look at the "cat lady", only that we are into figs?
                      Zone 6B WL- To heck with it, I just want 'em all

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                      • TNJed
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                        We’re all “cat ladies” …😂😹😿

                      • Luigi69
                        Luigi69 commented
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                        Well my wife said the same thing... Once you are gone, the figs are gone

                    • #22
                      Its unfortunate that he passed and god rest his soul.
                      its also very fortunate that you have hit the fig lottery.
                      I am sure they will produce for you.
                      Ike
                      bergen county NJ 6b
                      Wish list: oh lets face it Ill take any variety I dont have!!

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                      • Luigi69
                        Luigi69 commented
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                        Thanks ,for the kind words,
                        All those figs were not for me
                        I got only the one that fit the Pickup truck, and had to give a few away,
                        so practically I end Up with
                        12 plants ,,

                    • #23
                      IF you were to discover a new unknown fig you could name it after the man.

                      You never know he could have a few heirlooms, unnamed heirlooms.
                      Inland Empire - Zone 9b

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                      • Luigi69
                        Luigi69 commented
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                        I'm keeping an eye on the fruit and leaves
                        ,I don't know about naming a fig , just because,,, i would prefer find the proper name so everybody will recognize the kind of fig.

                    • #24
                      Lol
                      Hamilton ON. Zone 6a/b

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                      • #25
                        I'm going Crazy to find a match for the above figs but no luck
                        Hamilton ON. Zone 6a/b

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