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  • Riddle me this.....

    To continue the games that Hershell started I have a riddle for the board. The first person to solve the riddle will get an airlayer of the "FMV Free Black Ischia". It will be ready to ship in a week. For a description of the plant see here http://www.ebay.com/itm/121552458910 but you will get a plant in a one gallon pot not cuttings. You will also be awarded the custom title riddle master OR a custom title (within reason) of your choosing that will last 3 months. You must already be a registered member as of 7:00PM EST 7/3/15 to qualify, but if it goes well there may be another one.

    Answer here only.....I will give more hints daily if needed. I think this is difficult but who knows, someone may get it right away. Don't bother with google, it is a creation of my own twisted brain.

    Here is your riddle.......

    Think I'm hungry for a hamburger Patty but i'm filled with Hate for the musical King. Instead perhaps I will have ribs in this fine southern city under the swaying trees, but I fear monsters. Want the tree? give me the text About which I speak, you will know it when you see it.
    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.

  • #2
    The boy who cried wolf...?
    https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
    SE PA
    Zone 6

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    • #3
      No
      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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      • #4
        Oh man this isn't going to be easy.
        Proudly Serving in the United States Armed Forces, 2009-2017
        Everyone should have a green thumb

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        • #5
          So we know Wills hates Burger King, and who can blame him!!!
          Last edited by COGardener; 07-03-2015, 07:32 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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          • #6
            Fear of a Krabby Patty
            Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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            • #7
              Monsters from Memphis. Too easy, it has something to do with the uppercase letters, those aren't an accident...HAWK PITH. WAIT. KIT. PATH.

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              • WillsC
                WillsC commented
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                No but you are correct on the caps having some meaning

            • #8
              You ain't nothing but but a hound dog, crying all the time
              Shailesh, Pennsylvania, ZONE 6B

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              • #9
                Krindlekrax
                Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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                • #10
                  The answer is
                  Hakuna Matata
                  and
                  You're so Vain.
                  HAH!

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                  • #11
                    Tree's Wings & Ribs
                    Royal Palm Beach, FL
                    Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Zaffiro, Moro de Caneva, Nerucciolo d'Elba, Bordissot Blanca Negra, Rubado

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                    • #12
                      Simba, Elvis, and Carole King walk into a bar...

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                      • #13
                        About which I speak, you will know it when you see it.
                        Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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                        • #14
                          So if the capital letters are a clue does the first letters of the sentence and the letter "I" mean anything?
                          Last edited by AmericanFigLover; 07-03-2015, 09:46 PM.
                          Proudly Serving in the United States Armed Forces, 2009-2017
                          Everyone should have a green thumb

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                          • #15
                            King David the musical?

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                            • #16
                              I try to think about Elvis
                              I try to think about Elvis, Memphis
                              Oprah in the afternoon
                              I try to think about palm trees, fig leaves
                              'The Creature from The Black Lagoon'

                              I try to think about high heels
                              And good deals, anything to get me through
                              I just can't concentrate
                              You're all I think about these days

                              I try to contemplate the cosmos and what goes
                              Round and round the sky at night
                              I try to think about champagne and freight trains
                              Slowly rolling out of sight

                              I try to focus on the headlines
                              And street crimes, every time I think I might
                              I just can't concentrate
                              You're all I think about these days
                              -Patty Loveless

                              Last edited by Billy; 07-04-2015, 02:11 AM.
                              Middle Tn. - 7a
                              Seeking: Chiappetta. Cuttings or plant. P.M. me an offer please. ~billy

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                              • #17
                                Originally posted by Billy View Post
                                I try to think about Elvis
                                I try to think about Elvis, Memphis
                                Oprah in the afternoon
                                I try to think about palm trees, fig leaves
                                'The Creature from The Black Lagoon'

                                I try to think about high heels
                                And good deals, anything to get me through
                                I just can't concentrate
                                You're all I think about these days

                                I try to contemplate the cosmos and what goes
                                Round and round the sky at night
                                I try to think about champagne and freight trains
                                Slowly rolling out of sight

                                I try to focus on the headlines
                                And street crimes, every time I think I might
                                I just can't concentrate
                                You're all I think about these days
                                -Patty Loveless


                                Billy i'm impressed.....we have a winner.
                                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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                                • Billy
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                                  Thank-you Wills. I sorta feel bad ending it so soon. These things are great fun and I'm surprised I won (not the usual ending for me). I think living in 'music city' stacked the deck for me a bit. Thank-you again, so so much!! ~billy

                                • COGardener
                                  COGardener commented
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                                  Yup.... never would have got that.

                                • WillsC
                                  WillsC commented
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                                  Billy,

                                  PM me your name and address please.

                              • #18
                                Congrats, and good thinking Billy.

                                Wills, I have seen a couple references to the FMV Free Black Ischia. Can you expand on origin of this tree? Curious if this tree had ATL origins.
                                Last edited by strudeldog; 07-04-2015, 07:51 AM.
                                Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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                                • #19
                                  That was a good one Wills and Billy. The part about the monsters had me scared off track.
                                  Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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                                  • #20
                                    Originally posted by strudeldog View Post
                                    Congrats, and good thinking Billy.

                                    Wills, I have seen a couple references to the FMV Free Black Ischia. Can you expand on origin of this tree? Curious if this tree had ATL origins.

                                    Black Ischia is a tough one as there are a few different ones out there. This is not the UCDavis BI as it lacks the pink petioles. If though you donated a fig to UCDavis and you called it doughnut they simply would call it doughnut so the name does not mean much.


                                    From what I know a group got together to have what they considered the best tasting fig there is "cured" of FMV. The process was expensive but through tissue culture they were able to remove the FMV. Some of the resulting plants were sold for a LOT of money and a friend bought one of those and gave me an airlayer. Can confirm it appears to be FMV free and it grows very fast. I was at my sources home last weekend and asked him if he had any figs on it and he said no. But as we were standing there looking at it I spotted a single fig. As happens a lot of times the TC procedure makes the plant revert to a juvenile stage so they take awhile to fruit. My plant is some 4' tall and wide and is actually bigger than my sources but so far no fruit on it. That is the story as I know it.

                                    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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                                    • #21
                                      Wills,

                                      Thanks for the info. My USDA UC Davis tree is like 4 years and 6 inches, but it does have a couple fruit, but I am leaving them on as what is the harm stunting the growth It actually died to ground level protected in a pot garaged over winter Hoping it will eventually take off. I just remember one tree that there was some speculation on from around ATL, and then of mentions of one you and couple others mentioned. Thanks for the detail and games by Herschel and yourself. I like the challenges and will have to see maybe what I can put up in similar activity.
                                      Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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                                      • #22
                                        Phil,

                                        Would like to see a few people start and run games like this, just makes things more fun.
                                        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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                                        • #23
                                          Late to the party again but I admit I would have never guessed this one. Nice game and a strong win Billy.

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                                          • #24
                                            Snap, I have a hard time remembering what day it is and you make a bone cracker like this. Wahh let me look at my name tag to make sure I am in the right house. Great riddle. Love this. congrats Billy you very clever rabbit. Joyce

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                                            • #25
                                              Strong Win?.....UNBELIEVABLE!!......Kudos, Billy....

                                              Patty Loveless....whoda thunk....

                                              Nice job

                                              Ross B. Santa Rosa Calif zone 9b, wish list: CdD Blanc, Igo, Palmata, Sucrette, Morroco, Galicia Negra

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