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    Hello everyone. My name is Luigi from Chicago. I've been growing fig trees for 3 years and I guess I got the bug---.)
    1st fig trees planted here were from my grandpa, which he brought back from Sicily in the 1950's. A black fig and a white. Thanks to technology and internet I was able to learn more about the fig trees and how many varieties there are. I have limited space where I live so I'm trying to figure out what grows best in my area and what tastes better.
    I'm happy to be here.

    ​Luigi

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    Hello Luigi,

    Welcome to our figs forum community and Fig-A-Holics Anonymous.
    Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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    • #3
      Welcome to Ourfigs. We have very many nice members and you will like it here.
      PPP
      Eatonton, GA zone 7b/8a

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      • #4
        Gi,
        Now I understand you pm! Welcome to you new home! I message you in pm
        Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
        1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
        2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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        • #5
          Welcome Luigi! You'll find great people here as well as an abundance of info. From one newbie here to another, don't be afraid or embarrassed to ask the membership anything. You'll get lots of great advice and suggestions.
          Edward - Edgewater, Florida (Zone 9b)
          Wish List: Holy Smokes, U. Prosciutto, Ham Rham, Labritja

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          • #6
            Welcome, Luigi!
            Bryant...Franklin County, VA...Zone 7a. Wish List: a 32 hour day....more sleep

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            • #7
              Welcome! Look for advice on winter protection. Best of luck to you!
              Bob C.
              Kansas City, MO Z6

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              • #8
                Welcome welcome!
                Zone 7a in Virginia

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                • #9
                  Welcome Luigi!
                  How do you protect your trees in the winter in frozen, snowy Chicago?
                  Ed
                  SW PA zone 6a

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                  • Taverna78
                    Taverna78 commented
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                    Like me! Ahahaha!!

                    Actually I will like to know how you cover as well to compare
                    Last edited by Taverna78; 11-24-2015, 02:29 PM.

                • #10
                  Welcome, Luigi! You're in good company. What kind of figs are you growing so far?
                  Sarah
                  Bay Area, CA (zone: 9B)

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                  • #11
                    Welcome!

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                    • #12
                      Welcome Luigi, you will enjoy it here except for a few trouble makers that make guessing games any give away fig sticks. Other than that it's a pretty good group.
                      Last edited by Hershell; 11-24-2015, 07:31 PM.
                      Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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                      • #13
                        Welcome to the forum Luigi

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                        • #14
                          Welcome Luigi, I am a six year fig-o-holic and have just started to indulge myself is fine tasting figs of my own.

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                          • #15
                            Welcome to the forum.
                            Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Zaffiro, Moro de Caneva, Nerucciolo d'Elba, Bordissot Blanca Negra, Rubado

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                            • #16
                              Welcome aboard !
                              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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                              • #17
                                Welcome
                                Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana
                                Buffalo WV Z6

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                                • #18
                                  Benvenuto Luigi!
                                  Rafael
                                  Zone 10b, Miami, FL

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                                  • #19
                                    Hi,
                                    Thank you all for a warm welcome.

                                    Winter protection of my fig trees in ground: I use carpet and tarp. Since fig trees are bendable I bend them over and use landscaping blocks or anything heavy that I have. Once they are all down I cover them with carpet then after I use tarps to keep them dry. After that, I but 2X4s or landscaping block whatever I have that's heavy so the wind doesn't blow the tarp away and also to keep roaming rodents from finding a small hole and eating away at the wood.

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                                    • Taverna78
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                                      You put wood down on ground or just to bend tree down into soil and carpet?

                                  • #20
                                    Welcome Luigil you will really like it here and with little room I think you will be in trouble.. You will be looking for new places to put figs very soon..
                                    Kentucky Zone 6b

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                                    • #21
                                      Welcome to the forum Luigi.

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                                      • #22
                                        Welcome Luigi. Good people here to help and answer your questions.
                                        Dave- Waterford, Ct. Zone 6a

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                                        • #23
                                          Welcome
                                          Cutting sales start Nov 1 at 9PM eastern time as always at willsfigs.com

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                                          • #24
                                            welcome!
                                            Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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                                            • #25
                                              Welcome to the forum.
                                              Jennings, Southwest Louisiana, Zone 9a

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