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  • This is EXCITING!!! More Fig Wasps

    I found a beautiful seedling a couple of years ago that looked like a palmata type. It turned out to be a caprifig and the profichi have wasps and pollen but these mammoni also have pollen and the new batch of wasps is now emerging and caprifying a new round of figs!!
    Most November-January figs are uncaprified and they are far inferior to their caprified counterparts so this is a big deal for me!! This tree was on its way to the cull pile until I found this. Looks like I’ll be up potting instead. :-)
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    Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

  • #2
    Wow thats awesome!!
    MJ
    Chicago Zone 5
    Varieties List

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    • #3
      Is this a first of that kind? I'm not too knowledgeable on caprifigs.
      GA, 7b

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      • Evdurtschi
        Evdurtschi commented
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        I have learned that male palmata types typically have pollen with all crops of caprifigs vs the profichi only with ficus carica. There just aren’t many male palmata around I guess

      • ieatfigs
        ieatfigs commented
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        Nice!!

    • #4
      So both crops have pollen and wasps, wouldn't this be a good one for hand pollinating?
      NC Sandhills zone 8A. Wishlist- BNR, CDDG, and split resistant figs.

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      • Evdurtschi
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        Seems like it would be a good one

    • #5
      I'm so happy it is good new for your trees! Dealing with bff issues must be very frustrating. Hopefully the caprified in the Fall will make up for some of those lost to bff.
      Ida - San Francisco Peninsula, Calif 10a. Wishlist: a squirrel catcher.

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      • #6
        Lucky you to have wasps now. Enjoy!
        That is a great find.
        MSG
        Fremont, CA Zone 10a

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        • #7
          Super exciting!!
          ░░░SoCal░ ░ ͡ i ͡ ░ ░Zone░ ░9A░░░

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          • #8
            Whoa that’s pretty amazing!
            // Los Angeles (10b) //
            // Wish List - A real yard with space to grow //

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            • #9
              That's great news. Only time I'm seeing bugs on the figs is bad news here...they wasps and ants are killing me
              Tony; Pickens county, SC zone 7b

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

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              • #10
                Evdurtschi How do you keep coming up with so many types of figs my man?!?

                I'm starting to think you weren't kidding about the pseudo sold your soul for Figlandia response from a different topic.

                That dark Caprifig looks awesome! It's like if you were bold enough to take a bite, you'll soon be talking like the Dark Knight.

                Also the fig wasp; Ive been afraid to smack the fungus gnats because I'm imagining they might just be a fig wasp (I'm on the borders of the San Bernardino/Riverside counties - the fig wasp has been confirmed to be in Riverside county).
                California - Zone 9b

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                • #11
                  awesome
                  Ike
                  bergen county NJ 6b
                  Wish list: oh lets face it Ill take any variety I dont have!!

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                  • #12
                    Evdurtschi if this is the only Caprifig I need for full so cal season then sign me up. Cuttings please !
                    San Diego zone 10b/10a

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                    • #13
                      I have wasp envy
                      Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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                      • #14
                        This one would be interesting to test outside of the wasp zone for persistence.
                        Joe, Central Bucks, PA Zone 6b/7a

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                        • #15
                          Evdurtschi. So where should I stand in line to get some cuttings? 😜
                          Ramil. West Seattle, 8b
                          Current Fig List
                          Wishing for: Moro de Caneva

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