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  • Anyone want some free Unknown cuttings? (5 or 6 sets)

    I was driving around the other day looking for a specific tree to try and get some cuttings from. While driving I found 4 other trees and there was a long term renter at one of the locations that allowed me to take some cuttings of the tree. The tree is short and squatty but had buds and leaf/fruit scars all over it. I cut up a bunch of cuttings and wanted to pass them on to anyone that might be looking for some different cuttings to root. Warning, cuttings range from 5-8" depending on what I was able to get from the couple branches I got. Each will have 3-4 buds though and are all a decent thickness. These were near the beach in Zone 8A im going to call them CB1 Unk. I have not seen the tree with leaves or fruit on it.

    Lots of people on here have helped me out by sending some cuttings so looking to extend the same.

    All I ask is that shipping is covered. Leave a reply and I will message you my paypal address for the $5.50 for shipping and I will send out 3-4 cuttings on Monday. Im going to cap it at 6 for now just because I dont remember how many cuttings I have. If I have more I will offer more.
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    Last edited by COGardener; 01-16-2016, 02:41 PM.
    2021: The year of figs and a new love of Citrus thanks to http://www.madisoncitrusnursery.com

  • #2
    Hey, I'd love to get some cuttings. Be cool to have a Fig from NC for once.
    Bryan | Zone 7 NC

    Wish List: Takoma Violet, Kathleen Black, BM, Preto, CdD Grise and Noir, Ventura, Maltese Falcon and Maltese Beauty.

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    • #3
      Could you send me some too, please?

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      • #4
        3 sets are spoken for, 3 sets left for now. I sent a PM to both of you.
        2021: The year of figs and a new love of Citrus thanks to http://www.madisoncitrusnursery.com

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        • #5
          If any are left I'd be interested.

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          • #6
            Nice find Lou.

            I hope the cuttings are easy to root and that is a great variety!!
            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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            • LouNeo
              LouNeo commented
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              Thanks, I hope so as well. This is my first time distributing cuttings like this. Should I in the future root some first you think? I havent had much problem rooting any of what ive found locally in this area. I had about 50 Black Mission cuttings that I took, almost all rooted and are my biggest growers right now. Maybe I will grab some more of those at some point in the near future.

            • COGardener
              COGardener commented
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              As long as they fresh and healthy I would not worry about it. Plus you are sending them out only for the cost of shipping, it's a small risk for the people receiving them and though it is most likely a known variety, the discovery of the unknown is fun.

              That is a lot of Black Mission, what is the plan for them all?

            • LouNeo
              LouNeo commented
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              Typically the trees around here are Brown Turkey, Celeste, and ive seen a couple Peters Honey. They tend to do decently here so my guess is its possible one of those 3 BUT there is another "Unknown" thats been passed around here that people have liked that is only a 1/2 mile down the road. There are also 4 other trees in the same 1.5 block area of this tree. So its possible someone who know what they had offered cuttings and spread the love in the neighborhood so one never knows. Where these wouldnt have viable seeds, birds arent spreading them.

              The Black Mission figs were on a friends property and I didnt know much about what I was doing so I took a bunch of cuttings and im a bit of a hoarder... so couple those with the others I bought and I have 150 or so cuttings rooting in the kitchen right now. Im planning on selling some at local plant sales in the spring / summer / fall. Short money im sure but I enjoy networking. These Black Missions made some amazing Jam and frozen yogurt last year.

          • #7
            Anyone else in the later night crowd interested? I have 3 or 4 more sets if anyone wants them. My GF will be happy to see more room in the fridge
            2021: The year of figs and a new love of Citrus thanks to http://www.madisoncitrusnursery.com

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            • #8
              (6) sets going out tomorrow If anyone is still interested and ok with a couple odds and ends included in the packs I can probably make 2-3 more sets. Only keeping a couple for myself since I have access to the mother plant.
              2021: The year of figs and a new love of Citrus thanks to http://www.madisoncitrusnursery.com

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              • #9
                It's very cool you're doing this! I would take some, but I grabbed 4 unknowns already this year, and looking at my cuttings, I have no room! I have to keep them indoors till spring and my indoor light room is maxed out. Maybe next year you can do it again, and I hope you and others keep us updated on the figs this trees eventually will produce. I even opted out on yesterday's sale, man that was tough! Currently working on trading stone fruit scion to graft unto my trees this spring. I secured a couple plums today! Yes!

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                • #10
                  Cuttings came yesterday Lou. Thanks a lot, and I'll keep you posted with my progress.

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                  • #11
                    Nice Lou I see you have the Fig Bug Note theirs only one cure !!! When you get as many varieties As Hershell or Wills and you want more and then more !!!! Wrong their is no cure oh oh wait a min yes their is one !!!! You get married and theirs a New Boss in the house .How about them Figs LOL

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                    • #12
                      A new boss may slow the acquisitions.... but not stop them.
                      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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                      • #13
                        If rooting goes well, I may jump from 80 to around 120 varities this year.
                        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
                          I would totally love some cuttings! Not sure how to send a private message yet...but I think you need my address :-D Maybe I'm too late...

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                          • LouNeo
                            LouNeo commented
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                            I could get another set of cuttings together and mail them to you. Paypal me the $5.50 and just include your address in the notes and I will mail them out by Monday. I hope to get them out tomorrow but cant guarantee I can get to the post office before Monday. My paypal address is [email protected]

                          • DBJohnson
                            DBJohnson commented
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                            FYI--Post Office is closed Monday.

                          • LouNeo
                            LouNeo commented
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                            *Tuesday* if they are open haha Im lucky if I can remember what day of the week today is, nevermind keeping up with holidays. Im self employed.

                        • #15
                          I'll pass on the cuttings, thanks, but I just wanted to say that this is a totally awesome looking tree.
                          Cheers,
                          Jim
                          Jim -- Central NJ, Zone 6b

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                          • #16
                            The limb and branch pattern of that tree looks a lot like one of my heirloom trees--UNK Leora Simmons (see attached).
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                            Bryant...Franklin County, VA...Zone 7a. Wish List: a 32 hour day....more sleep

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                            • LouNeo
                              LouNeo commented
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                              Looks like a very productive tree! Im excited to find out what this local one is or could be. I drove around and have found at least 10-12 other trees within a 1-1.5 mile area. Thats why I named it CB1 There will be more.

                          • #17
                            big tree! Do u have any pictures of the fruit or leaves?

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                            • DBJohnson
                              DBJohnson commented
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                              I do not. The picture I posted is of the tree at my grandmother's place. I'm not positive, but I suspect it is a Celeste. Once I get some cuttings grown out and fruiting, I'll post pics for an ID.
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                          • #18
                            It is a true unknown currently. I had not seen this tree until the day before I got permission to take cuttings. No pictures of fruit or leaves until next year.
                            2021: The year of figs and a new love of Citrus thanks to http://www.madisoncitrusnursery.com

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                            • #19
                              I don't know how to message people on this forum. Can someone just point me in the right direction, please?

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                              • don_sanders
                                don_sanders commented
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                                Just click their picture and then private message at the top or bottom of that page depending on if you are using a computer or phone.

                                New notifications appear in the top right under messages. You can also click Compose New after clicking that link if you know the user name.

                              • SmyFigs
                                SmyFigs commented
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                                Thanks, Don! So silly but I just couldn't find the function!
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