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  • Dahlonega Ga. Who lives near by?

    I first saw this tree about 20 years ago. Every time I'm near I have to drive by to look at it. I did get a few cuttings last fall but ther were determined not to root for me. I was wondering if anyone that lives in that area has ever saw the tree. It is near the first red light coming into town from 400. Turn rt and its on the left.
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    Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

  • #2
    Wow ,nice fig Hershell! Very Brunswick like leaf. What did the inside look and taste like?

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    • Hershell
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      It wasn't ripe so the inside wasn't colored much and it had no taste. But I still want one. Imagine that!

  • #3
    Hershell, is the tree close enough to you to do a couple air layers?
    Last edited by COGardener; 04-29-2015, 07:23 PM.
    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

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    • #4
      I went to college in Dahlonega, one of the most beautiful places in Georgia. Google tells me the Smith House is still in operation there. Haven't been there since. Wish I could look for the tree you mentioned but am a little far away now.
      Mara, Southern California,
      Climate Zone: 1990=9b 2012= 10a 2020=?

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      • #5
        This is my Son's last semester in College there, and my Daughter graduated from there 2 years ago. I will have to check it out some time. I am probably 1.5 hours away.
        Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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        • #6
          Got to love Google Street View

          This was the first traffic light I was able to find. Is this it to the right of the sign?

          In summer,
          https://www.google.com/maps/@34.5271...Og!2e0!6m1!1e1

          In winter (sure looks like a fig tree)
          https://www.google.com/maps/@34.5271...dzJbL31vIQ!2e0
          Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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          • fitzski
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            Am I entitled to a cutting or two seeing I found it?

          • Hershell
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            If you want some absolutely. Ok now find the one in Dawsonville behind the crepe myrtle at 25-55 highway 9 n. I have a cutting of that one rooted if you want one.

          • fitzski
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            thanks for the offer Hershell. Maybe i'll take you up on it when you have some more information as to taste, etc. I have a few unknowns right now that I'm growing.

            I'll try to find the other one when I get a chance.

            The Vasilika Sika is doing great now that the weather is cooperating up here. It's been in my greenhouse for about a month now. I'm going to post a picture of it tonight.

        • #7
          send me some cuttings H i will get them going for you
          Wish List -

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          • Hershell
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            The next time in up that way I will get some. I think dwllnet is headed up there in a few weeks.

          • Darkman
            Darkman commented
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            Maybe you could sneek a few air layers on the back side! Looks like it is public property. Maybe the grounds crew could give you permission to air layer. Nobody would car about a few cuttings.

        • #8
          Oh, don't temp me. That's only an hour away from me. I've been driving my significant other nuts lately. We're looking for a new house, so we're driving slow through all these neighborhoods in Athens and I'm like "OOH LOOK! A fig tree!" Yeah she's about to kill me. There are a few monsters in town though (10-15" diameter trunks or better). It's been super hard to not go knock on doors asking for cuttings.
          Brett in Athens, GA zone 7b/8a

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          • fitzski
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            I know how you feel, I had to "sneak in" my order from Petals from the Past last week as my wife was home the same day as the delivery. I'm glad the delivery guy didn't ring the door bell like they sometimes do.

          • brettjm
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            Gah. Walmart had in their selection of dewar plants (from agristarts, I think is the consensus). They had ischia (green) for 9 bucks. Alas, I don't have so many plants that my girlfriend can't keep track of them yet. Its for the better, I'm trying to root ischia green currently anyways...but it was tempting to try to sneak one past...

        • #9
          I think this one is from Dawsonville.
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          Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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          • #10
            This makes me want to catalog all the fig trees in town. I know where about a dozen large trees are, but I need to get better at recognizing leaves so I can distinguish celeste and brown turkey from anything that might be interesting.
            Brett in Athens, GA zone 7b/8a

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            • Hershell
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              I find that most that I find are Celeste. I travel a lot and see trees on every trip but I haven't saw anything out of the norm yet. Or is it that I just don't notice it when it's there?

          • #11
            I made it back to Dahlonaga and the tree suffered during the winter but is growing back. I did get a few rooted suckers and a few cuttings. Hopefully I can get this one added to my row of unknowns.
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            Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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            • #12
              Whoa! That tree took a serious beat down. Amazing, they grow back so much, before the next winter.
              Andre
              Western Orange County, FL

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              • #13
                Hershell, it is not easy to tell for sure but the leaf in post #1 seems different than the leaves shown in post #11. Have you ruled out common varieties like BT and celeste?
                Steve
                D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
                WL: Nantes Maroc

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                • #14
                  BT
                  newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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                  • #15
                    No Rewton I haven't ruled anything out but just assume that it is common but not Celeste. Newnandawg is probably correct however it is different from the BT That I have. Imagine that. If that is what it is I have put forth tremendous effort to get cuttings rooted!
                    Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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                    • #16
                      Originally posted by Hershell View Post
                      the tree suffered during the winter but is growing back.
                      Looks like the borers might have done that damage to the old trunks.
                      Barry
                      NE GA ,Zone 7b Low Temperature of 4F in 2015,17F in 2016,17F in 2017,6F in 2018,17F in 2019

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                      • #17
                        Oh Smith House yeah yummy food. I loved living in Georgia. Overnights to Dahlonga Helen Lake Lanier so fun. I will pay adoption fee for cutting so I have something tangible to remind me of home. Hubby and I planted giant mandarian orange in back yard. Our young frisky next door neightbor (30s) handtrucked it around back. It took us 3 days to dig hole a little at a time (we are 60s) and it was blazing hot. The reason I bring this up is I am giving him some fig trees for his yard. Cuttings I nutured from my fig friends. Paying it forward and introducing someone else to the love of figs. Joyce

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                        • #18
                          Joyce, I should have a few plants soon and would be happy to share.
                          Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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                          • #19
                            thank you hershell. You are a sweetie. Have a blessed day. Joyce

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                            • #20
                              looks like she will ripen a few figs this year
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                              Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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                              • #21
                                Thanks for the update Strudldog, I hope a cutting followed you home. It has proven to be difficult for me to root.
                                Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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                                • #22
                                  I lived in Ga for almost ten years. I went to school at Dalton State college. Wish I knew about figs when I lived down there with all of the traveling I did.
                                  Kentucky Zone 6b

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                                  • #23
                                    Attached is a pic with the typical leaf form. If it doesn't ever get IDed and it earns a name may I suggest Bootlegger's Goldrush appropriate for the area and town. Did you notice the fruiting plant 10 feet away. They are the nickel sized red fruit in the pics here. Who knows what they are? Likely some of you have them in your yard, but did you know they are edible? Well sort of at least...
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                                    Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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                                    • jkuo
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                                      That looks like a Cornus Kousa fruit to me. They are planted ornamentally around here, but supposedly they are edible. Of course, I'm not a horticultural expert, so my guess could be completely wrong.

                                    • Sod
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                                      I know this is an old post but those red fruits are from a kousa dogwood. They’re good when ripe but I don’t care for the skin.

                                  • #24
                                    I remember seeing those around when I was a kid but I don't remember what they are.
                                    newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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                                    • #25
                                      jkuo is correct Cornus Kousa. A Chinese/Korean Dogwood. It's a ornamental and the fruit is a bonus, some selections are supposed to be better, Don't eat the skin just suck out the pulp. A tropical sort of taste to me when ripe, bland when not. Mike you should have been eating those as a kid not throwing them at your sister.
                                      Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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