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  • I ain't playing around! Make one false move I'll take ya down...

    It is Ludacris to keep some unproductive things around. Watch your step Mom-In-Law!
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    Frank Tallahasee 8B
    North Florida Figs

  • #2
    Did that already this spring, no room for something that isn't paying rent!
    https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
    SE PA
    Zone 6

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    • #3
      Plant abuse
      Cutting sales start Nov 1 at 9PM eastern time as always at willsfigs.com

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      • #4
        OK...my honest advice? Take several shots of that picture, laminate them to protect them from the elements, and hang one on every tree/bush as a warning.

        Also....geez...I hope your M.I.L isn't tech savvy...
        Brett in Athens, GA zone 7b/8a

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        • #5
          What particularly earned this fate? Poor production? Poor taste? Spoiling in rain? Other?
          Ed
          SW PA zone 6a

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          • #6
            why do that? all that root system... you could have grafted more than one type on that tree
            andreas-patras Peloponnisos Greece zone 9a

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            • #7
              My most recent kill...
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              Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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              • #8
                Off with his head!
                Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
                Zone 8B

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                • #9
                  I am glad to hear I am not the only plant murderer out there. I have killed dozens of trees over the years. Life is too short and space is too limited to put up with poor plants. I usually will give the plant a verbal warning to start producing or it gets the ax or shovel. Every once in awhile it works.
                  Coastal SoCal/ USDA Zone 10b / Sunset 22 / AHS Heat zone 2

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                  • #10
                    I've cut down 6 trees in the time I've lived at my house. Granted they weren't fig trees. I was reluctant to bother at first, but one of my buddies pointed out exactly what Hanbury said. He told me that life was too short to be living with trees you don't enjoy. After that, I've had no qualms about cutting down trees to plant something I like more.
                    Johnny
                    Stuff I grow: Google Doc

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                    • #11
                      I don't even like giving away inferior trees, and don't. If it's inferior to me, it most likely will be inferior to someone else. (Though not always). Just because someone gave a fig tree a name does not mean it's a good one. I'd rather have duplicates of the superb ones than figs that even the birds don't want.



                      SoCal, zone 10.
                      www.ourfigs.com Invite your friends.

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                      • #12
                        Wow! You guys are ruthless!
                        That is the reason I first taste the figs that grow in containers and then plant the ones I like.
                        USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Gina View Post
                          Just because someone gave a fig tree a name does not mean it's a good one. I'd rather have duplicates of the superb ones than figs that even the birds don't want.
                          You said it, Gina. And there are too many named varieties that taste way too similar. These are the ones I'm eliminating and replacing with more distinct flavors.
                          Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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                          • #14
                            No Ludacris fans?

                            Anyway, this was a 4 year old 7 foot waste of protoplasm. It was mocking me with its giant size yet refusing to squeeze out a single fig! Maybe next time it'll think twice before crossing Dr. Feelgood Keworkian.
                            Frank Tallahasee 8B
                            North Florida Figs

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                            • COGardener
                              COGardener commented
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                              Why not graft onto it like Andreas suggested?

                            • jkuo
                              jkuo commented
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                              My fig bad, my fig hood, my fig do stuff dat your fig wish it could...

                              Ok, sorry, that's the best I can do with my current level of brainpower.

                            • brettjm
                              brettjm commented
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                              Another alternative to match your Luda theme could of course be the classic "move *****, get out the way" as you make room for newer/better plants.

                          • #15
                            So what was the fig?
                            Phil
                            Zone 7A - Newark, DE; Zone 8A - Wilmington, NC;

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                            • #16
                              This looser fig was Aked. I cannot graft in the open orchard because of winter kill. This coprolite was stealing perfectly good air, water, nutrients and space from me for 4 years and had the gall to die of a little cold in Florida. I should have water-boarded it before giving it the coup de grace.
                              Jkuo and brettjm, )...
                              Frank Tallahasee 8B
                              North Florida Figs

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                              • #17
                                Dang winter kill! !!
                                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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