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  • Fig tree "Jolly Tiger"-3 cuttings- NOT VARIEGATED

    found this auction on ebay Fig tree "Jolly Tiger"-3 cuttings- NOT VARIEGATED when did these become so valuable what am I missing???

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  • #2
    Seems crazy to me. As I understand it, the only value to them is that they are variegated and a pretty ornamental plant. The figs aren't reportedly very good. Without the variegation, they are just an inferior tree.
    Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Verdolino, Black Celeste

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    • blindesign
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      I can't imagine dropping dough on a fig that doesn't taste very good to start with and purely for ornamental value. Yikes!!

  • #3
    Someone gave me a handful of JT cuttings which I started and these 3 were not variegated so I thought I would grow them anyway just to see what they would do maybe it's time to break out the cutters

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    • don_sanders
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      Looks like about $1000 to me at those prices.

    • Dave
      Dave commented
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      I don't know for sure but I am thinking all those people bidding are from over seas ???

    • Taverna78
      Taverna78 commented
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      Most likely

  • #4
    If there's stripes on wood be patient. If no then do as you wish with ut
    Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
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    • Dave
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      no striping all green

    • Taverna78
      Taverna78 commented
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      Cut her back. You get from good seller?

    • Jamie0507
      Jamie0507 commented
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      What does the striping indicate? I have panache with beautiful striping on the wood, but don't all panache's have this? Non-variegated JT= Panache right? Or am I missing something? Lol! The JT is very pretty, I admit it.. I'm drawn to it as well.. Lol big surprise right?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • #5
    They are very difficult to grown with color change. Needs minimal direct sun. Tis is mine from WillsC. See stripe on wood?
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    • Dave
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      Beautiful specimen Mike

    • GregMartin
      GregMartin commented
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      Yes, very nice!

    • Taverna78
      Taverna78 commented
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      Cugino WillsC is the best

  • #6
    Is all perception.
    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

    โ€œThough the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.โ€ โ€“ Bill Mollison

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    • #7
      The absence of Chlorophyll gets some people very excited
      Ian

      Really happy with what I have.

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      • Hershell
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        Unfortunately you are correct Ian and I am one of those. What is it with us collectors?

    • #8
      Dave,

      I would decapitate them below the bottom leaf, they could very well push a variegated stem from one of the dormant nodes.
      Cutting sales will start Tuesday Nov 1 at 9:00 eastern

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      • Dave
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        I'll give that a try if you notice theres one small limb at the bottom of one of the trees but it's all yellow since I took the picture about a month ago all the leaves fell off the yellow limb

    • #9
      Didn't see WillsC responds. Do what he say
      Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
      1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿผ.
      2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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      • #10
        This green jolly tiger stuff just drives my buddy crazy



        http://www.jamesleonardartist.me/jol...r-culture.html
        Last edited by Dave; 09-06-2016, 07:18 PM.
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        • Fygmalion
          Fygmalion commented
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          Such passion is commendable...

          T

        • Dave
          Dave commented
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          James is a very good man

        • figwood1
          figwood1 commented
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          The not so Jolly Tiger๐Ÿ˜Š Its a rare breed with out stripes!!

      • #11
        Originally posted by Taverna78 View Post
        Didn't see WillsC responds. Do what he say
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        • #12
          Haha!
          Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
          1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿผ.
          2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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          • #13
            Originally posted by Dave View Post
            found this auction on ebay Fig tree "Jolly Tiger"-3 cuttings- NOT VARIEGATED when did these become so valuable what am I missing???

            http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fig-tree-Jol...MAAOSwaB5XskGu
            The item is fraudulent and the seller is related to dausername1.

            Varigrated trees is a genetic mutation. Trees cannon revert back. Once a bud shows variegation all wood after that bud on that stem will always be variegated. There can be multiple buds that are variegated different ways, but the tree cannot revert back as a whole. You can take cuttings from buds that do not show to be variegated and propogate a new tree. Then cut away the buds do show to be variegated, leaving a tree that does not show variegated. But any bud thereafter can revert to be variegated (and in different ways). But it's a genetic flaw where the chloroplasts do NOT conduct photosynthesis and the photosynthetic pigment chlorophyll is not produced. It does NOT and cannot revert or "fix" itself.
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            • #14
              they love tis climate๐Ÿ˜‰
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              2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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              • figwood1
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                Awesome looking tree, how do the figs taste from that variety.

            • #15
              I have not had a chance to taste them yet. Tis year I hope to get some. It is only one season old and came as a baby to me
              Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
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              2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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              • #16
                I have 2 at this point, one is pushing leaves that are almost 100% albino lol I wonder if they will green up or perhaps im giving them too much light I also do have stripes on the wood. Ignore the lack of vertical growth, ive kind of just let them do their thing. I should fix that at some point I suppose.
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                • FigDiva
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                  I had a variegated hosta that shot up pure white leaves like this Fig Tree. I was told that Hosta would not survive that it would eventually die because of no chlorophyl. This was true because I had three more sports of this plant, transplanted them into their own pot and in fact they shrivelled up and died because of no Chlorophyl.

                  So what I did with the remaining plant That was half variegated and half white, it was a shoot that was half white.

                  I took a bucket of water, small bucket like a liter, and I chopped a bunch of grass into that bucket and let the grass soak in there. then I took that grass water/chlorophyll water and watered that Hosta and lo and behold those white leaves started to turn green. I believe I have photos if not Iโ€™ll go out to the greenhouse today and take the after photos and try to find the before photos. I donโ€™t think itโ€™s a coincidence and I know you can buy liquid chlorophyl on Amazon in a bottle as a supplement to take Iโ€™m sure you could use that too in the water.

              • #17
                Here is my year and half old Jolly Tiger, picture taken about tree weeks ago. I have had to trim two limbs that were not variegated. It is producing fruit too.
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                • #18
                  so pretty guys so jealous sigh did you all know that I had brown eyes before joining the club....now green.

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                  • #19
                    Jolly Tiger at one point was "the" tree to have and folks were paying through the nose as they always do for the current "fad figs".
                    I was sent four plants that were once variegated but had lost their variegation. Not positive they are Jolly Tiger. One was doing odd things like sending out a huge bright green sucker.
                    I did try the figs and they were OK - nothing to write home about or post.
                    I gave 3 of these trees away (I think -- good old halfhymers kicking in) and I guess I'll keep and watch the last one, but honestly I'm just not that interested. Someone who wants ornamental stuff should probably work with this tree. I already have Afghanistanica and Ice Crystal and don't need any other "pretty" trees.

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                    • #20
                      Oh good God - another answer that gets the axe from the forums poltergeist.
                      Alright; JT was once the "it" fig and folks paid a lot for it.
                      I have a non-variegated tree that was sent to me with 4 others that lost their variegation. I did get figs and think they are JT's but . . .
                      This tree - I would gladly trade to anyone interested in these mutations. This tree 2 years ago put out a solid bright green huge sucker.
                      I've been told with proper pruning the variegation could be re-established, but I don't know and frankly don't care as I have 2 "pretty" trees in Ice Crystal and Afghanistanica and don't need another.
                      Trade anyone?
                      Hopefully this post won't get "lost" like the last one.

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                      • #21
                        Ok -- my post wasn't lost - just went to limbo for long enough for me to waste my time.

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                        • #22
                          They have been selling this for the last two years.
                          Just hype and over hype.

                          They were selling @ $30 for two last year.

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