X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • A trip to Antwerp for Baud's trees.

    Made a trip today to Jaeken Nursery near Antwerp/Belgium.

    They're specialized in anything mediteranean but most importantly, they sell Baud's trees!

    Although i live in the Netherlands my self Antwerp is just an hour drive from Rotterdam.

    I think everyone is familiar with his A-B-C- series, basically the well known varieties Baud sells but he also has a "Hors" serie, the more rare stuff and that's what i'm after.

    So after 1 hr and 20 minutes ride because we got stuck in a traffic jam we made it to the nursery.
    They had plenty of choice and some very interesting cultivars.



    Outside they had the bigger potted trees, and when i say big, i mean big!





    Rows and rows of our beloved trees...



    But those huge ones didn't fit in my station(lol) so i had to go for 1 year old trees.

    I finally got to score a Cavaliere, that has been on my wish list for years.
    Second choice was a La Bourgeoise that i have never seen listed anywhere before.
    Third choice was an Asfar.

    So here's my new babies uppotted and back in the Netherlands...



    It's been a successful trip!

    Rob



    Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
    Zone 8B

  • #2
    Rob,

    I am jealous.......
    Cutting sales on willsfigs.com started Nov 1 and will continue till about March 1.

    Comment


    • #3
      Rob I don't understand how a tree with a trunk like that could survive in such a small pot
      Rafael
      Zone 7b, Queens, New York

      Comment


      • #4
        I think they feed them pure miracle gro Raf lol
        Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
        Zone 8B

        Comment


        • #5
          Great pictures. Thanks. Looks like a fun place to spend time looking around.

          Those large trees in pots look like bonsais on steroids.
          SoCal, zone 10.
          www.ourfigs.com Invite your friends.

          Comment


          • #6
            Very cool, thanks for sharing the pictures.
            Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
            Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!

            Comment


            • #7
              Thanks for sharing the pics and info! Can you tell us anything about these rare varieties?
              Ed
              SW PA zone 6a

              Comment


              • #8
                Sensory overload !!!
                I think I would be smacking my head in disbelief.

                Good score, Rob!
                Frank Tallahasee 8B
                North Florida Figs

                Comment


                • #9
                  Congrats, and thanks for sharing!
                  Phil
                  Zone 7A - Newark, DE; Zone 8A - Wilmington, NC;

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    After seeing pic 2 and 3, I've decided I'm going to buy a forklift!!!!

                    I wish there was nursery like that near me. looks like a great place, thank you for the pics!

                    Congrats on the new acquisitions.
                    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                    “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      You can't grow trees that big in pots, I thought.
                      Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Hi Rob,
                        Thanks for taking the time to take those great photos and posting them. I love seeing stuff like that.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Those pics rock! Thanks for the tour.
                          PPP
                          Eatonton, GA zone 7b/8a

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Nice pics and best of luck with your new plants!
                            They must grow those big ones in-ground and then do some serious root-pruning to get them into those pots. Imagine how much water they would need in the heat of summer...
                            Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
                            Wishlist- Figues Juane, Demos unk, Nantes Maroc, Thermalito

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              great pictures and awesome score Rob.
                              you are making it hard for us to stop collecting new figs
                              if you keep this up you will run out of space in that new land you got.
                              andreas-patras Peloponnisos Greece zone 9a

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Thank You for posting those very impressive photos.
                                Congratulations on your new acquisition:
                                “La Bourgeoise” is a local French variety that traces its origin to the Lac du Salagou area in France. Its golden fruit is pear-shaped and very sweet.
                                Asfar means Yellow in Arabic.
                                Cavaliere Traces its origin to Toscana Italy. It bears some medium sized black figs that are late, ripening in November.
                                Sas North Austin, TX Zone 8B

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Wow, great pictures! I am amazed at the size of the two trees in pots.
                                  Frank ~ zone 7a VA

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Thanks Sas , I could not find anything on the net regarding the "La Bourgeoise."
                                    Asfar is from Syria by the way.
                                    Cavaliere has been on my wishlist for some time so happy to finally own one.

                                    Rob
                                    Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
                                    Zone 8B

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      I would be willing to bet the larger trees were grown in ground then transferred to containers.
                                      Littleton, CO (zone 5b) - In Containers
                                      N.E. of Austin, TX (zone 8b)- In Ground.

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        The larger trees may have rooted from the pot into the ground.
                                        Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

                                        Comment


                                        • hoosierbanana
                                          hoosierbanana commented
                                          Editing a comment
                                          That is one durable pot

                                      • #21
                                        That is fig bonsai on a massive scale. Wait.....that might be an oxymoron....

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X