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  • Want seeds?

    I was very busy last week and didn't have time to pickup the ripe figs.
    The birds have done their nasty thing and now I have many seeds from Unk Pastilliere, Strawberry Verte, Grantham's Royal, and Unk. Large Black fig.
    Please PM me if you want any.
    The germination rate is quite high.
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    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

  • #2
    This is always tempting...

    I'm a big "grow from seed" kinda guy. All my veggies/flowers generally start as seeds. My question with figs would be: would there be a chance that the offspring would require caprification? Assuming the parent tree was caprified (or else the figs wouldn't produce viable seeds, right?), then what properties would we expect from the F1 generation?
    Brett in Athens, GA zone 7b/8a

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    • #3
      Yes, there is always a chance, about 20-30% or so. But again, some people might want a caprifig on purpose.
      The properties of the F1 generation can be only described statistically, what property will be of your particular seed, it is much harder to say.
      I can tell you that the caprifigs in my neighborhood are black and large.
      USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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      • jmaler
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        Would it be possible without too much trouble for you to get the name of the caprifig. It would be nice to have the parentage of any F1s if we can get the to fruitation. I'm guessing in about three years.

      • greenfig
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        Jerry,
        I can provide you with photos and descriptions and approximate age of the trees. Like most of the trees you see growing in people's yards and on the public property, they do no have any names.
        I do not have my own caprifig because there are a number of them growing on the streets nearby.

    • #4
      I am not certain, but from reading an online treatise on the sex life of figs I believe that according to the Mendelian statistics the rate is 50% caprifig, 25% Smyrna, 25% common (or maybe it is 25% caprifig, 50% Smyrna, 25% common), but people in real life have reported differing percentages.
      Ed
      SW PA zone 6a

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      • #5
        What ever the out come is... so what it's fun to play. Maybe you get the next must have fig, maybe you get nothing...
        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
          Igor,

          How long can the seeds be stored?
          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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          • #7
            I've never tried to store them, I do sow the seeds as soon as they are cleaned up and still moist. I can mail you some to play with, if you wish.
            USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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            • #8
              This is my latest seedlings from Greenfig's seed. It appears that each seed produces several plants (lol) because I know I didn't plant them that close together. I don't want to fertilize them because they will grow too fast. I plan on potting them up soon and will fertilize then.
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              Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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              • BrooklynMatty
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                Hershell - how far along are those seedlings?

            • #9
              Thank you, Hershell, for an update!
              I am glad to see that the babies like the East Coast just as much as CA.
              USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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              • Hershell
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                Thanks Igor for being such a generous enabler. Growing seedlings is a hobby within itself. They will keep you busy.

            • #10
              Ok... now I'm really anticipating starting some.
              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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              • #11
                Heshell, what's your plan to separate them when the time comes?
                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 just ordered 680, 3x3x8" tree pots and will pot up a few hundred to transplant in the spring. Rain was a problem with the ones I planted last year even though several are doing ok but I plan on putting them on higher ground next spring. They grow super fast and keeping them spaced and the pots upright will be my biggest challenge as trays are expensive. I ordered 20 more trays but skipping every other cell it will only be enough for 200. So how do you know when to say enough?
                  Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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                  • Harborseal
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                    It's never enough. If you get more black caprifigs than you need I'll pay shipping on a few of them.

                  • jmaler
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                    Have you considered a table or rack with a open slat top where the slats are just far enough apart to hold the tapered tree pots?

                • #13
                  Oh dang!!!

                  Is there ever enough?
                  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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                  • #14
                    Seeds arrived today. I have something to play with this winter under my grow lights.

                    Thanks Igor.
                    Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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                    • #15
                      Jerry,

                      That’s vey nice! Thanks for letting me know.
                      Please post any photos in this thread in case you have something to show!
                      Good luck!
                      By the Spring you will be living in a jungle, make sure you let people know you are inside
                      USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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                      • #16
                        Igor I got the latest batch of seeds from you on Saturday. If this batch is as productive as the others I will have to move out of this house and find a much larger house and yard(LOL). Once again many thanks. Larry

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                        • greenfig
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                          You are welcome! I am glad they arrived safely!

                      • #17
                        Is the offer for fig seeds still available? These would be a neat winter project!
                        Wish List : Cold Hardy/Prolific bearers - Letizia , Florea, G. Paradiso, Lattarula, any Sals varieties, Negronne, Navid's Unk. Dark Greek, Bass' Fav.

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                        • #18
                          Yes but barely, please PM me your address
                          USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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                        • #19
                          Paying it forward - Grantham's Royal seeds- I sowed 120 seeds and have roughly 100 seeds left over. PM me your address and I'll gladly send them to you so you can play too.
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                          Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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                          • greenfig
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                            A beautiful setup, Jerry, ideal for the seeds.
                            Thanks for the offer, I hope somebody would try them out.

                          • jmaler
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                            Seeds have been spoken for.

                          • greenfig
                            greenfig commented
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                            Wonderful!

                        • #20
                          Has anyone been successful here growing from seed? To get a Smyrna or Common type that is? I find it really intriguing the process of chance for creating a new variety.
                          May the Figs be with you!
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                          • #21
                            Another testament to the germination rate of these seeds! They go bonkers! Thanks again Igor.
                            Kate
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                            • #22
                              Nice! I hope some will reach adulthood and produce a fig or two
                              USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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                              • #23
                                Do you know who the father is?
                                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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                                • #24
                                  One of them is the Capri I gave you, another is also a black caprifig but you do not have it. There could be more since there is a number of them around
                                  USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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                                  • #25
                                    Update to Grantham's Royal...... 69 of 120 germanated so far, 6 lost to damping off because they were left outdoors two cold nights. Some will soon be up potted to 4 inch pots as one inch long roots have grown out the bottom of the styrafoam plug holder into the tray. I am growing these out the way I start my tomato and pepper seeds every year. So far it's been fun.

                                    If 1 in 4 turn out to be common that will be great. It would be nice if there were a test to determine which seedlings were common.
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                                    Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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