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  • Results from a bark graft.....

    This is the results of a bark grafted ,the graft was done this year in February.The root stock is a Vista and the grafted wood is KK Black Madeira ........ Click image for larger version

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    Brian
    Chackbay LA Zone 9A

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    Hey Brian.
    The orchard looks awesome. Looking forward to seeing it one day.
    Zone 7A - Philadelphia
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    • #3
      I'm sorry that didn't work out for you
      Seattle, WA zone 8/8b and getting colder

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      • #4
        How old is the rootstock? That is some seriously impressive growth, you need a ladder for fig picking!

        Got any pictures of the graft spot or any info on how it was done?
        Wish list: Improved Celeste, Smith, Florea, LSU Tiger, LSU Hollier, Campaniere

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        • CajunB
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          The root stock is two years old,as you can see its planted in the ground......will get some graft spot pics tomorrow.

        • madcat1118
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          Wow, I am seriously impressed. You're definitely doing something right.

      • #5
        That’s awesome! I have a regular BM with very little vigor, I see I need to upgrade.
        East of KC Missouri, zone 6A

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        • #6
          Wow!! I'm waiting to see the close ups of the graft!!
          The best way to make a small fortune in the fig business is to start with a large one.
          Phoenix, AZ zone 9B

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          • #7
            Bark Graft is my go to.. you can’t go wrong with it.

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            • #8
              Wow thats impressive! Your orchard is beautiful!
              Victoria
              Australia (Zone 9b)

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              • #9
                Better luck next time Brian 😄 seriously though very impressive 👍
                JLB zone 8b south Mississippi. Wish list really good figs thay don't split with all this dang humidity

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                • #10
                  That's impressive growth. I'm curious whether you get any ripe fruit that's not split. Our climates are similar, and my Black Madeiras all split from humidity alone. Any rain and they'll split for sure.
                  North Central Florida, Zone 9a.

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                  • Tonyomahaz5
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                    My BM split even in a drier Zone 5.

                    Tony

                • #11
                  Wow Brian, that looks awesome, that Mississippi delta soil must be good stuff. It looks like a fig jungle you have there, really cool. What do you have dumped around the base of your trees - compost?

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                  • CajunB
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                    aged cow manure and hay..........black gold

                  • Najamm
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                    CajunB, lowes Black Kow compost or do you make your own?

                  • CajunB
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                    My neighbor owns a cattle farm.........

                • #12
                  Now that is a nicely trained tree.

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                  • #13
                    Looks great!

                    Had to google how bark grafting is done, CajunB is it too late to try this in Texas Zone 9a or should i wait till spring next year and did you seal with a wax? Any recommendations.

                    Lousianna i believe is pretty humid like Houston so i suspect wax will prevent wood rot and mold without wax.
                    Najam from Sugar Land, Texas, Zone 9a

                    Wishlist: white madiera #1, cdd mutante

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                    • CajunB
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                      I used tree wound .........black tar substance

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ID:	611911 This is after a couple of weeks in February
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ID:	611912 A couple of months after.......... Click image for larger version

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                    Brian
                    Chackbay LA Zone 9A

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                    • Najamm
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                      Also, looking closely, did one of the 4 branches not take? It seems the super fat branch and one next to it merged?

                    • CajunB
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                      its very difficult to graft at 100%

                    • madcat1118
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                      Nice pictures, that's seriously impressive growth. Also impressive that 3 out of 4 grafts took. All the same variety?

                  • #15
                    amazing growth!! I have been told locally that figs love cow manure...haven't used it yet...but you have me convinced I should give it a try.!
                    The best way to make a small fortune in the fig business is to start with a large one.
                    Phoenix, AZ zone 9B

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                    • #16
                      My grandfather raised Black Angus cattle when I was growing up. You can grow anything with that stuff. Just remember not to chew your fingernails.

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                      • #17
                        ewwwwwww....
                        The best way to make a small fortune in the fig business is to start with a large one.
                        Phoenix, AZ zone 9B

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                        • #18
                          Wow nice growth Brian.
                          Brenda East Tn. wishlist: Cravens craving & Campaniere.

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                          • #19
                            Very nice job.
                            MJ
                            Chicago Zone 5a/5b

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                            • #20
                              What is the spacing on your trees ?
                              I'll be starting the in ground orchard next spring, and I'm thinking of spacing them pretty close like yours look in the pics.
                              Ryan
                              Northeast Texas, 8a

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                              • CajunB
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                                they 12 foot by 12 foot and I thought at time of planting that was to far ,but now they are grown together.

                            • #21
                              CajunB Nice orchard. Do you get dizzy while cutting the lawn? Weaving in and around those trees?
                              Zone 9B; NorCal, Fair Play, CA
                              I can also be found in San Jose and Rocklin and occasionally in Santa Cruz (hometown). Hit me up.

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                              • CajunB
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                                Its fun with my zero turn lawn mover....

                            • #22
                              Amazing
                              Dom
                              Zone 7a - Ocean City, NJ

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