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  • Cross your fingers for me...

    The post office lost this package from a generous forum member and they were in very bad shape when I got them. I think they froze or got cooked.

    This is my only Grantham's Royal cutting that wasn't toast, I hope it makes it! I've been keeping a baggie over it for humidity, hopefully there are some roots in there. I'm afraid to look at it wrong...

    Any ideas?
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    https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
    SE PA
    Zone 6

  • #2
    Your potting mix appears pretty heavy (low on perlite), don't water it too much out of love!
    My fig photos <> My fig cuttings (starts late January) <> My Youtube Videos

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    • Kelby
      Kelby commented
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      That's actually limestone screens you see. I put a layer on top of my mix to prevent gnats.

    • HarveyC
      HarveyC commented
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      Okay, stealth light mix! LOL Good luck!

  • #3
    Good luck Kelby!
    Rafael
    Zone 7b, Queens, New York

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    • #4
      Good luck man! Fingers crossed.
      Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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      • #5
        Best of luck, Kelby! That's something special right there, bro.
        Faith, family, friends and figs. (Not necessarily in that order).

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        • #6
          Best of luck, Kelby
          New Bern NC Zone 8a ,Wish list : Col de Dame Rimada ,Galica Negra

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          • #7
            It looks great! Comgratulations!
            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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            • #8
              Fingers crossed for you!
              USDA Zone 9b Wish list: Abruzzi, Pasquale, Filacciano, Tagliacozzo, Zingarella, Godfather. Any, including unknowns, from Abruzzo, Italy.

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              • #9
                I'm cofused. Were they cuttings, potted cuttings/figlings, or...? Have you been rooting them for awhile or did they show up as shown, minus the screenings?
                Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
                Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!

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                • Kelby
                  Kelby commented
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                  I direct pot my cuttings. This was potted 1/14/15.

              • #10
                It looks like it's off to a strong start after it's rough beginning. Good Luck.
                Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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                • #11
                  Best of luck, Kelby
                  it looks like you are well on your way.
                  andreas-patras Peloponnisos Greece zone 9a

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                  • #12
                    Looks to be going in the right direction then.
                    Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
                    Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!

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                    • #13
                      Looks good Kelby
                      Cutting sales on willsfigs.com started Nov 1 and will continue till about March 1.

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                      • #14
                        Best of luck Kelby! The start looks promising!
                        Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
                        Zone 8B

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                        • #15
                          Is the green leafy part of the scion in the pot or are they two different things?
                          Art
                          St Louis County, MO Z6B

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                          • Kelby
                            Kelby commented
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                            It's a shoot from below the soil surface. Not sure if the top is alive or not.

                          • Needaclone
                            Needaclone commented
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                            I guess it almost doesn't matter if the top part is alive. Some part below the surface is alive and sending up a nice happy green shoot! You're good to go!

                        • #16
                          Good Luck, Kelby.
                          Otmani - Dallas, TX - Zone 8a
                          Wish List: Col de Dame Blanche, Brogiotto Bianco, Sicilian White, Panache

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                          • #17
                            Good luck, looks great so far.

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                            • #18
                              Looks to be doing pretty good in that heavy potting soil. Keep us posted.
                              newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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                              • Kelby
                                Kelby commented
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                                It's actually a light mix, don't worry.

                            • #19
                              Looks good. Fingers crossed.
                              NC Zone 7a-b

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                              • #20
                                so far so good... I hope it grows big & healthy this year
                                Shailesh, Pennsylvania, ZONE 6B

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                                • #21
                                  I think it looks great.
                                  PPP
                                  Eatonton, GA zone 7b/8a

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                                  • #22
                                    It looks good. It looks like your put of the woods.
                                    Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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                                    • #23
                                      Grantham's Royal = Dauphine?
                                      If so, that should make acquiring one twice as possible
                                      Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
                                      Wishlist- Figues Juane, Demos unk, Nantes Maroc, Thermalito

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                                      • Kelby
                                        Kelby commented
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                                        That I've wondered...I've seen that as a possibility. I believe Leon's GR from James Robin was identical to Dauphine. Looks like I've some research to do!

                                    • #24
                                      That looks good!
                                      Phil
                                      Zone 7A - Newark, DE; Zone 8A - Wilmington, NC;

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                                      • #25
                                        Kelby, You've got this! All it takes is one.
                                        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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