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  • Today's haul - preserves tonight

    Picked a few off the tree to make preserves with.
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    Randall - Gulf Breeze, FL. zone 8b. Wish list: Anything that "newnandawg" - Mike, ranks as an 8 out 10 or higher.

  • #2
    Very nice. Are they Celeste?
    Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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    • #3
      Yes. I believe they are the tree is about 100 years old.
      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
        So lucky! Enjoy.
        Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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        • #5
          What is it with everyone and their HAUL?????

          You have more figs in the bucket then all of my trees have combined.......... HEAVY SIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          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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          • Taverna78
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            I don't even have one fig over size one pencil eraser!

          • Rafaelissimmo
            Rafaelissimmo commented
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            Couple of months of 90+ weather like in LA will do that for ya!

          • Sarahkt
            Sarahkt commented
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            No worries, Scott. The trees are growing. I've got some figs but nothing like the bucketfuls others are gleefully posting.

            NEXT YEAR WILL BE OUR YEAR.

        • #6
          Yep Scott...my 'hauls' mostly come in September and they fit on a pastry dish. haha!
          If Virginia wasn't so beautiful, I could actually transfer with my job to Tampa, FL at my will.
          Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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          • Darkman
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            It's a Ying and Yang thing.

            Beautiful mountains Incredible beaches!

            Best you just buy a place in both and work from your house.

          • F. Bennett
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            Sounds good to me!

        • #7
          Most of my trees are still real small. This year I will have around a dozen Hardy Chicago, 7 Sweet George and a little over a dozen LSU Improved Celeste. Next year I'm sure will be much sweeter... or figgier any way. Only my 2 and 3 year old trees are fruiting this year, next year all have another 30 or so in their second year so perhaps a better "HAUL" then!!!!
          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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          • #8
            I look forward to my "haul" this year... last year I got maybe 5 dozen figs, mostly Chicago Hardy from 1st year trees. The way my trees look this year I expect several hundred. I sure hope the birds don't figure out how good they are!
            Phil
            Zone 7A - Newark, DE; Zone 8A - Wilmington, NC;

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            • #9
              Birds are tasty too!!!

              Rotisserie crow with raspberry fig sauce..... YUM!!!!!
              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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              • #10
                Nice Randall, I found out today that my fig preserve tree got chopped down. Need to find another Celeste.
                "gene"
                Zone 9 Houma LA in the bayou land.

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                • Whiterk
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                  Gene are you going to LSU Fig Day?

                • Darkman
                  Darkman commented
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                  He is?

                • Darkman
                  Darkman commented
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                  Not sure where the question mark came from! He is attending!

              • #11
                Why oh why would someone chop down a fig tree?
                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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                • greenfig
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                  In the SoCal they are considered the bad weeds and the parks have full time employees to pull the seedlings and getting rid of the older illegals

                • COGardener
                  COGardener commented
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                  Wow.... sounds like a full time job to stay ahead of the city and save some trees.

              • #12
                In the pot they go!
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                Randall - Gulf Breeze, FL. zone 8b. Wish list: Anything that "newnandawg" - Mike, ranks as an 8 out 10 or higher.

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                • #13
                  At my house they would have never made it that far.
                  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
                    The kids filled up on them and this is all that was left.
                    Randall - Gulf Breeze, FL. zone 8b. Wish list: Anything that "newnandawg" - Mike, ranks as an 8 out 10 or higher.

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                    • #15
                      TWINS!!!! We shouldn't have eaten those other few, seems we came up a few short oh well. 4th of July breakfast is going to be hot biscuits and fresh fig preserves! Couldn't think of a better way to start a holiday.
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                      Randall - Gulf Breeze, FL. zone 8b. Wish list: Anything that "newnandawg" - Mike, ranks as an 8 out 10 or higher.

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                      • Tejas
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                        Very nice!

                      • Darkman
                        Darkman commented
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                        Very nice indeed! Randall doesn't have bad breakfasts! His bees produce awesome honey too!

                        I wonder if he makes his biscuits from scratch? LOL

                      • Whiterk
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                        I have made my biscuits from scratch but you just can't beat pilsbury. We had hot biscuits with figs and butter and sop the plate up with Hershel's home made cane syrup. It was to heaven!!! Thanks Hershel!!

                    • #16
                      If it tastes half as good as it looks! !!!!
                      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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                      • #17
                        Scott my BIL is allergic to the sap even the little that's left in a ripe fig. He can't even eat the preserves. The tree was useless to him and his family. So chop chop. Maybe I can find another source for this year.
                        "gene"
                        Zone 9 Houma LA in the bayou land.

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                        • Darkman
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                          Gene I have a nice Celeste tree in 45 gal pot I guess its about 6' tall. It's yours if you want it. Just need to figure out how to get it too you. Currently it has figs on it. I can't say if it is a great Celeste but it has history that I can trace back to the late 1800's. This is the first year it had figs and seems to have a decent crop. This Winter we could bare root it and it should travel well. This tree's heritage traces back to TJ Testman's family. Should be a really good tree.

                      • #18
                        I can't imagine. Yet there are trees here that I consider useless. There they are week and invasive, and I will get rid of one any change I get.

                        But not a fruit tree......
                        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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                        • #19
                          Thanks for the offer on the Celeste Charles, I'll think about it but will probably pass because of the distance between us.
                          "gene"
                          Zone 9 Houma LA in the bayou land.

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                          • #20
                            Another Haul today. Fig preserves again tonight.
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                            Randall - Gulf Breeze, FL. zone 8b. Wish list: Anything that "newnandawg" - Mike, ranks as an 8 out 10 or higher.

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                            • #21
                              You must have a big tree. Do you protect it from birds? I've read Celeste can drop fruit in hot, dry climates. Do you have any issues with that?
                              Houston, TX Zone 9a

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                              • #22
                                The tree is probably over 100 years old and about 30 ft across and tall it's loaded with thousands of figs. Birds eat plenty but there is plenty still available. It has been plenty hot but it has been raining often and we haven't noticed any drop.
                                Randall - Gulf Breeze, FL. zone 8b. Wish list: Anything that "newnandawg" - Mike, ranks as an 8 out 10 or higher.

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                                • COGardener
                                  COGardener commented
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                                  Sounds like an incredible tree, it is a shame they can't grow like that here.

                                • COGardener
                                  COGardener commented
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                                  I was in gulf breeze a few years back, before I contracted OFCV (Obsessive Fig Collection Virus). If only I knew then what I know now.

                                • Whiterk
                                  Whiterk commented
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                                  Haha. Funny I have been diagnosed with the something. When I was deployed I would always take notice of the fig trees in Egypt and all across Europe. If I would have contracted the disorder back then maybe I would have discovered a treatment. I've been to Palma a few times and would have taken a trip to the Pons orchard

                              • #23
                                😡😡😡😡👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼
                                Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                                1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                                2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                                • Whiterk
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                                  Haha! Love the icons! Come by for a visit. That was only half of what was picked. A lot more on the tree. You bring the pizza and beer and we will have all the figs you can eat.

                              • #24
                                Trust me my friend. If I drive to come see you and you have fig for me I make you authentic home made Italia dinner that you forget all about Chicago pizza 😉
                                Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                                1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                                2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                                • Whiterk
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                                  Your on!
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