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  • LSU Fig Day 2015

    Looks like there will be a LSU Fig day on July 11 from 9-12. I hope to see you guys/gals there! The date is tentative.
    Last edited by Whiterk; 06-18-2015, 11:15 AM.
    Randall - Gulf Breeze, FL. zone 8b. Wish list: Anything that "newnandawg" - Mike, ranks as an 8 out 10 or higher.

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    What happens on LSU fig day? I got into the LSU figs because i think they will do well here in south central texas. It would be nice to see where they come from.
    Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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    • #3
      I've never been, it will be a learning experience for me as well.
      Randall - Gulf Breeze, FL. zone 8b. Wish list: Anything that "newnandawg" - Mike, ranks as an 8 out 10 or higher.

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      • #4
        Always in the wrong part of the country for the cool stuff.

        I hope everyone that goes has a great time, learns a lot and gets try some figs to bring home some trees.
        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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        • #5
          Bump
          Wish List - Any LSU fig

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          • #6
            I still want to know what goes on at the field day. I have 10 LSU varieties. It would be nice to see where they came from.

            It's a long trip to make for me.
            I got an invite from James Robin to check out his fruit orchard. This might be a opportunity for a road trip.
            Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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            • #7
              What is the LSU Fig Field day?

              For the unknowing the Fig Field Day hosted by Dr. Charlie Johnson and the LSU staff is three hours of sensory overload. You get to meet fellow fig lovers, Listen to a short presentation on the fig, Ask questions to experts, see the REAL LSU fig trees (at least the ones left there) and for those willing get together afterwards and eat lunch after the event. Some of us will also eat breakfast prior to the meet. Bring your cameras and video recorders there is much that you will want to capture. I hope that all of you will come if at all possible. I drive over four hours one way and would not think of missing it. Hope to see all of you there.

              That is my version and here is Brackishfiggers. Andy I hope you don't mind,

              True all that, and yet, it's just three hours out in a field, in the mid-summer LA sun, sweating with a bunch of other fig nuts and hearing a brief lecture and Q&A that primarily just confirms everything you already know. And many of the rows have been removed since the last event.

              I can't wait!!


              You don't want to miss this if you can make it. Anyone (until my truck is full) that can make it to my house by 0300 on the morning of the meet can ride the rest of the way. Hershell has first dibs on SHOTGUN! I generally meet others for breakfast in Baton Rouge before the meet and then after we have lunch somewhere. This year we MAY have an opportunity to visit with Frankenfig. Backishfigger is thinking of scheduling a viewing at his house. Hope that happens!

              This used to be an annual event and it did not happen last year. This truly may be the last time it ever occurs. Don't be sad make it happen.
              Darkman AKA Charles in Pensacola South of I-10 zone 8b/9a

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              • newnandawg
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                Do you know the hours of the event? I am considering flying down.

              • Darkman
                Darkman commented
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                0900 to 1200

                Hopefully breakfast at McDonalds at 0730

                And lunch at Picadillys at 1230!

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              If I can make it I would ride in the back just to get to go. As you know it's a long haul but for a fig it's worth every mile.
              Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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              • #9
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                Wish List - Any LSU fig

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                • #10
                  Bump
                  Wish List - Any LSU fig

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                  • #11
                    Anyone know the hours of this event?
                    newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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                    • #12
                      Dr Johnson sent me the following on 6/17/15:

                      Yes, tentatively it will be Saturday July 11 from 9 -12. I am just getting things together for this event. I will try to finalize plans next week and get an announcement out to interested groups.

                      I have not yet heard back from him, but I will reach out Wed or so if I stll have not. I seem to have a lot of folks excited (including me) and don't want to let everyone down, but the key word, I think, was tentative.

                      BF

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                      • #13
                        Thanks brackishfigger and welcome to the forum.
                        Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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                        • #14
                          Brackishfigger welcome indeed. Glad you are here. For those that don't know he is a Master Fig Grafter and ill say no more. He'll have to fill in the blanks. Maybe with a picture or two.
                          Darkman AKA Charles in Pensacola South of I-10 zone 8b/9a

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                          • Whiterk
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                            I've seen Hershell's skills, he is also a Master Grafter by true definition.

                          • brackishfigger
                            brackishfigger commented
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                            I'm just an amateur with some degree of success and an atypical choice of medium, along with a platform to show off (my thread at F4F). But thanks, my ego loves the praise!

                          • Darkman
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                            For clarification Hershell is a Master Grafter i.e. he can take two toothpicks, graft them together and six weeks later you will have a wooden flag pole......well maybe I stretched it a little, just a wee bit.

                            Andy on the other hand is a Master Fig Grafter. He has specialized in the grafting of Figs and done very well at it.

                        • #15
                          That would be good. I have been following his post elsewhere for a long time.
                          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
                            Brackishfigger, welcome to Ourfigs Forum
                            newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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                            • #17
                              It's on! Received from Dr. Johnson today:

                              Yes, Saturday , July 11, 9-12, I hope we have some ripe fruit by then . I would like to encourage people to bring samples of their favorite figs.

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                              • Taverna78
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                                Ciao brackishfigger. Welcome to you new home. You screen name Interest me.. brackish is slightly salt.. You eat fig with salt?

                              • brackishfigger
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                                There aren't may bodies of water in south LA that aren't at least partially brackish, so it's a geographic thing as much as any other. Plus my aquarium is brackishwater, a bit of an odd bird in the hobby.

                              • Taverna78
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                                Not odd bird at all very impressive to have brackish tank. I had 13 salt reef and fish tanks in life. Smallest was 92 bow front and biggest was 310 wave front. These guys think fig collecting is expensive try packing 310 gallons of coral in one tank ahAaaa!

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                              Ok! Now we can start planning in ernest. I am definately going to be there and plan to get there early enough for breakfast and will eat lunch afterwards with the possibility of visiting others nearby after lunch. I have one slot filled in my truck at this time and room for one more if any are interested.

                              If at all possible everone should attempt this. May be the last time the opportunity presents itself.

                              Bring a cooler of water if you come as it will feel like an Italian Pizza oven out there.
                              Darkman AKA Charles in Pensacola South of I-10 zone 8b/9a

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                              • Taverna78
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                                Ahaaaa..... Italia pizza

                            • #19
                              Is this event in in Baton Rouge?

                              Dang, I really wish I was a little closer - 10.5 hours from Tampa Bay is a little too far. Sounds like quite an opportunity though.

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                              • #20
                                Yes Baton Rouge at Burden Field which is less than 1/2 mile off Interstate.
                                Darkman AKA Charles in Pensacola South of I-10 zone 8b/9a

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                                • #21
                                  Darkman.... Photo 1 America pizza Photo 2 Italia pizza BIG different ahaha😉😉 Oh almost forget Photo 3 Chicago Style Pizza
                                  You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 3 photos.
                                  Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                                  1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                                  2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                                  • jkuo
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                                    yum, Chicago style pizza. Only problem with it is that I feel like I need to eat light for 24 hours after having one.

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                                  Oh yes. They very heavy! My favorite is they call "Chi-Pie"! Is deep dish with crust on top and bottom like pie then light gravy on top. 😁
                                  Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                                  1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                                  2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                                  • #23
                                    Ok Taverna will bring Chicago Pizza!

                                    to eat with the sweet figs of course!
                                    Darkman AKA Charles in Pensacola South of I-10 zone 8b/9a

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                                    • #24
                                      I can ship you 1/2 bake Chicago pizza if you like?
                                      Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                                      1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                                      2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                                      • Darkman
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                                        That is a kind offer but I think i'll add eating Chicago Pizza in Chicago to my Bucket List! Maybe I'll come by for a visit one day.

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                                      I would be honored for you to come to my home. You are welcome any time my friend.
                                      Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                                      1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                                      2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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