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    Hello,
    I'm a new member as of today and looking to start my fig collection. How would you suggest I get started. Thank you for letting me join your great forum.
    Zone 8B Willamette Valley, Oregon

    Wishlist: , Planera, Del sen juam gran, NSDC, De la Gloria, Greco Nero.

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    Welcome Dbills! When I first got started I initially purchased 4 plants out of curiosity/hope. I grew those for a couple of years and then became addicted to trying more. If you want to go that route there are a few good mail order nurseries out in your area that I like, One Green World and Raintree. If you would rather start by producing your own trees you can try your hand at rooting cuttings. Offers from kind forum members pop up here all the time. Another good option is to get cuttings locally so that you start with plants that are doing well where you are. Not sure what part of Oregon you're in, but I always hear people out there talking fondly of 'Desert King' as one that can produce well planted in ground. With the hundreds of varieties of figs available a good place to start is perhaps to ask for some advice on which varieties folks would recommend for your location. Warning, figs are addicting!
    Greg, Maine, zone 5. Wish List: Green Michurinska

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    • #3
      Welcome I am also new here and to fig trees. I went the rooting cutting route for the challenge and satisfaction of developing your own tree. Started with sticks in November and now most are in 1 gal pots waiting for spring. A lot of people are just starting cuttings now so you would have plenty of time. You will get a lot of friendly help and advise from everyone here.... Chad
      Iowa Z5

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      • #4
        Welcome Dbills! Good advice above. The advantage of buying a small tree or 2 is getting a better chance of tasting fresh figs your first growing season. Start a few cuttings, at least, to gain some experience, but most will not produce their first year, some not even their second
        Ed
        SW PA zone 6a

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        • #5
          Welcome! I'm also a fan of Raintree for buying trees online. This also shows you nurseries in Oregon stocking Dave Wilson trees, including a good array of figs. One may be near you.

          http://www.davewilson.com/home-garde...outside#oregon

          You can also find some great info here on rooting cuttings, but buying trees would give you a head start on getting good fruit sooner.
          Sarah
          Bay Area, CA (zone: 9B)

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          • #6
            Thank you all so much for the info. I am more likely to go the cutting route. I will have to start gathering as many different varieties as I can. I've grafted cider apples for the last few years and now I'm moving on to bigger and better things.
            Zone 8B Willamette Valley, Oregon

            Wishlist: , Planera, Del sen juam gran, NSDC, De la Gloria, Greco Nero.

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            • #7
              Welcome to the forum! I received a nice fig tree from Rolling River Nursery. They have a larger selection than some.

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              • #8
                Welcome to our figs, you will have no trouble finding fig trees and a ton of people to enable you in your new sickness.

                Here is a link that is... well full of links.

                http://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-ho...g-distributors
                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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                • #9
                  Welcome to you new home.
                  Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                  1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                  2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                  • #10
                    Welcome
                    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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                    • #11
                      Welcome to the forum! I got 2 small plants from Hirt's--they're on the thin side, but leafing out nicely. They're definitely just rooted cuttings, and were under $10.
                      Zone 7a in Virginia

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                      • #12
                        Welcome to the club DBills

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                        • #13
                          Welcome!
                          Bryant...Franklin County, VA...Zone 7a. Wish List: a 32 hour day....more sleep

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                          • #14
                            Welcome to the forum. There's no need to incurage you, apparently you are already infected with the fig virus. Good lock!
                            Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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                            • #15
                              Welcome DBills
                              Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana
                              Buffalo WV Z6

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                              • #16
                                Welcome to ourfigs. I'm sure that some of the members will have some extras this spring for a good price. If your wanting cuttings now their have been a few cuttings sales on the board, they may still have some cuttings at a great price.
                                Kentucky Zone 6b

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                                • Erick
                                  Erick commented
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                                  Just message WillsC and see what cuttings are still available. If I was you I would read the bag propagation thread. That way you would not over water them. I hope you find what your looking for.

                                • Sarahkt
                                  Sarahkt commented
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                                  Oh, I was asking on Dbill's behalf, not mine. I'm done buying cuttings for now.

                                • Erick
                                  Erick commented
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                                  Yea I was too. I should have put Dbill's name in that reply. I know my first go at rooting cuttings I over watered without thinking I was. I'm using that bag method this year and its great. The best thing about it is you don't have to do much after you bag everything up, just sit back and watch for the roots. Thanks

                              • #17
                                Welcome to fig central
                                What space do you have? will you be growing in pots, in ground or both? What zone are you in?

                                Ian
                                Ian

                                Really happy with what I have.

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                                • #18
                                  Welcome! Many people in the PNW grow varieties that produce a good breba crop, since main crops often have trouble ripening there. Consider varieties such as Desert King and Lattarula for their breba crops, or early ripening varieties like Ronde de Bordeaux and Improved Celeste.
                                  https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
                                  SE PA
                                  Zone 6

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                                  • #19
                                    Thank You! I am in Zone 8 and am planning on growing both in pots and in ground. I have plenty of room for now.
                                    Zone 8B Willamette Valley, Oregon

                                    Wishlist: , Planera, Del sen juam gran, NSDC, De la Gloria, Greco Nero.

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                                    • #20
                                      Welcome, hope you have a lot of room for your figs.
                                      Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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                                      • #21
                                        Welcome to the forum.

                                        Almost Eden, Edible Landscaping, Burnt Ridge Nursery, Petals from the past, Wellspring Gardens, figcuttings.com, and Richters all have several varieties for cheap. They are small but figs grow fast.

                                        Edible Landscaping has larger plants if you have more money to spend and less time to wait.

                                        And of course, there are plenty of members that may be willing to send you cuttings and/or small plants at minimal cost.

                                        Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Zaffiro, Moro de Caneva, Nerucciolo d'Elba, Bordissot Blanca Negra, Rubado

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                                        • #22
                                          Welcome Dbills to Ourfigs forum. If I was just starting out I think I would get a couple of
                                          mature trees from Raintree Nursery and obtain a few not so rare cuttings from some forum members.
                                          That way I would have a couple of mature trees to hopefully get a few figs from early
                                          on and also play with the rooting process.

                                          newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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                                          • #23
                                            Welcome! I'd suggest following the advice already given by multiple people above...try to root some cuttings but also pick up a tree or two from a nursery (or online) for more immediate gratification. Balance is the key. Don't go whole-hog and purchase some very rare/desirable/expensive cuttings off ebay right away -- go through the learning curve on good, cheaper varieties. (As far as what the good, cheaper varieties might be ... finding that out is half the fun ;-)
                                            Cheers,
                                            Jim
                                            Jim -- Central NJ, Zone 6b

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                                            • #24
                                              Welcome. Try to set a limit of, say 500 trees in your first few months. Then when you can't stay under that let us know Periodically free cuttings offers show up.
                                              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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                                              • Dbills
                                                Dbills commented
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                                                I will try, but it is doubtful. I am trying to acquire some free or low cost cuttings. I don't mind waiting for them to mature.

                                            • #25
                                              Welcome to Ourfigs. I would order from Raintree and get some cuttings from some local figs (within your reach) in your area to practice on. Later, you will get your 500.
                                              PPP
                                              Eatonton, GA zone 7b/8a

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