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  • Provence

    My wife is dragging me, kicking and screaming, to that God-forsaken place in France! For 3 whole weeks !!
    What's a guy to do? Please keep me in your thoughts, it'll be a struggle but I can survive this.

    Sigh.....
    Frank Tallahasee 8B
    North Florida Figs

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    Poor baby.
    https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
    SE PA
    Zone 6

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    • #3
      We'll pray for your survival.
      And fig hunting skills.


      Hope someone reliable is looking after the home figs
      Ed
      SW PA zone 6a

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      • #4
        Road trip to Frank's for a fig raid.....I call dibs on the PT. Who's in?
        Cutting sales have ended for the season. Plant sales will start March 1 at 8 eastern time. If it is still too cold in your area I can hold your plants till a date of your choosing.

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        • rusty hooks
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          I may have to drive 3000+ but I'm in for the other PT....

      • #5
        I'm leaving now! !!!! See you there Will. I'll be sure to set the PT side for you
        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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        • #6
          Frank, where are best spots in Provence for figs? Hopefully there will be some brebas to taste at outdoor markets.
          Steve
          D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
          WL: Nantes Maroc

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          • #7
            I know the way around Franks place pretty good. What time do y'all want to meet up. Enjoy a the punishment that you can Frank and take time to keep us up dated. If you need my address again just let me know. Just saying.
            Last edited by Hershell; 06-13-2015, 09:52 AM.
            Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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            • FMD
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              Hershell, you better keep the mob at bay, or they might take your Violette Dauphine.

            • Hershell
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              Oh shoot. I hope you have it hidden really well.

          • #8
            If you're bored go check out Thierry's nursery in Doulle, it's about a 4 1/2 hr drive from Provence.
            He has over 200 varieties!
            I will be touring the French and Spanish Pyrenees last week of august and first week of september, do a little carp fishing and fig hunting of course.
            It's funny how for the second year in a row we chose the same holiday destination!
            Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
            Zone 8B

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            • #9
              sew in some long pockets..
              Ross B. Santa Rosa Calif zone 9b, wish list: CdD Blanc, Igo, Palmata, Sucrette, Morroco, Galicia Negra

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              • #10
                Very funny, guys...you'll all have to get past my 300 lb house-sitter to get to the figs.

                Off the top of my head, Sollies, Barbentane and Caromb are in Provence. They have several fig festivals but unfortunately are scheduled after our stay.


                Rob, great minds think alike! Can't find Thierry on Google, though. Do you have a link or map location?
                Frank Tallahasee 8B
                North Florida Figs

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                • #11
                  Frank, Frank, Frank. .... anything that's 300 pounds can be bribed with foods.
                  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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                  • #12
                    I'll pick everyone up in my truck. Franks swimming pool will be a welcome site and the Alma sisters will entertain us. Stay away as long as you can, Frank.

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                    • rayrose
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                      Rafed, I'm only 45 minutes from I-95, I'll meet you there and help pay for gas. Gas in Florida is expensive.

                  • #13
                    And we're not worried about the 300lb house sitter. A 6lb pot roast will do the job of distraction.

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                    • #14
                      And a box of twinkies

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                      • #15
                        Have a great trip, Frank! You crazy kids have fun.
                        Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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                        • #16
                          OK, that tears it!
                          The trip is cancelled...so no need for a caravan of fig pirates to make their way to Tallahassee.
                          Oh yeah, and I put my sitter on a diet, just in case.
                          Frank Tallahasee 8B
                          North Florida Figs

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                          • #17
                            This diet is now officially over.
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                            • #18
                              FIGS IN PROVENCE: A CAUSE FOR SLEUTHING, CELEBRATION, AND A LINGERIE SHOW

                              Frank Tallahasee 8B
                              North Florida Figs

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                              • rusty hooks
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                                This article is clearly "cruel and unusal punishment"

                                Enjoy your trip...maybe even find "the" tree.......I would clearly have to buy an extra seat for the return flight, after eating during one or more, of the festivals

                            • #19
                              Can I help carry your bags?
                              Ray in Columbia, SC Zone 8

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                              • #20
                                I want to buy a subscription to your fig travels. 3 cuttings of whatever you find. I'll pay your gas to PT, too. Send me the bill, doc!
                                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

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                                • #21
                                  Frank, I promptly forwarded your link on figs in Provence to my better half to set the groundwork for a trip some year.
                                  Steve
                                  D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
                                  WL: Nantes Maroc

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                                  • #22
                                    FMD , his phone number and email address are in here. http://figblog.binhoster.com/pepiniere/
                                    He even has over 500 varieties!

                                    Pierre Baud is closer, his pepiniere is in Vaison la Romaine, in the Provence region.
                                    Besides Baud's nursery the town is well worth a visit, one of the hidden gems of the region and not really discovered (yet) by tourists.

                                    Don't forget to go check out "Carriers de Lumieres in Les Baux de Provence, it's amazing!

                                    Camargue natonal park is also a must see when you're in the region. Famous for the wild white horses and flamingo's.

                                    The old Roman aquaduct at Pont du Gard, close to Nimes.

                                    You can thank me later lol.




                                    Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
                                    Zone 8B

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                                    • #23
                                      Thank you now, Rob! I was ignorant of the fact that Baud's location was so close to where we are staying, which is in Saint Roman de Malgarde, 17 minutes away from his place. We are leaving Friday, so I have a lot to research. Too bad I don't live in Europe.
                                      Yes, Baux is on our list....but Douelle is May be a tad too far.
                                      Last edited by FMD; 06-15-2015, 05:23 AM.
                                      Frank Tallahasee 8B
                                      North Florida Figs

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