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  • Worth the wait Vesuviana Bianca

    It's 3 years that I had this tree and it struggled from the first day I got it I thought it was dead many times it would break buds 2 or 3 months after all of my other trees its a Vesuviana Bianca from the foothills of Mt. Vesuvius but I never gave up on it and now it appears all that pampering has paid off she is loaded with little baby figs Can't wait to try them for the first time This tree is very special to me I'm glad she survived
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    Last edited by Dave; 04-07-2016, 02:11 PM.
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  • #2
    Beautiful looking plant Dave, i had to google/search the forums to see what it was. I'm hoping you get fruit off it this year and share many many photos with us kind fig folks. Crossing my fingers!!!!
    May the Figs be with you!
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    • Dave
      Dave commented
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      thanks Matt it has a nice leaf to it almost reminds me of a 4 leaf clover

  • #3
    Wow your tree looks like it's doing great! Hopefully you'll get to try both breba and main figs. Looking forward to hear what you think. I had one that struggled to grow for a couple years and finally died last summer. It might be one of those figs that are hard to get established but once you do it grows like crazy.
    Keep us posted
    Wishlist; Green Michurinska, St. Rita
    Tony
    Sarver, PA Zone 6A.

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    • Dave
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      If you would like to try again I'll keep you in mind for some cuttings just let me know

    • Tonycm
      Tonycm commented
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      Dave, Thanks for the offer.

  • #4
    Tony you might be right this is the first year that it is leaving out with all the other trees heres a picture of it last year it was taken 3 months after all the other trees went out for Spring
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    Last edited by Dave; 04-07-2016, 03:16 PM.
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    • #5
      Looks great Dave. I started mine last year so can't wait to get to this point. Mine is also special to me. My late grandfather came from that area.
      Greg, Maine, zone 5. Wish List: Green Michurinska

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      • Dave
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        Thanks good Greg post a picture if you have a chance

    • #6
      Looks good, Dave. I look forward to more pictures.
      Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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      • Dave
        Dave commented
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        will do

    • #7
      Did you do anything special last year, last fall or give it a better place in winter storage?

      Any idea on why its growing better now?
      Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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      • #8
        Good question Kevin last year I repotted all my trees into Promix HP I was doing one of those peat moss ,bark chips, perlite etc mixes and didn't like it . And yes I did give it few potions from my local Hydroponic store I couldn't tell you what everytime I go into that store I hold out my arms and he loads me up with chemicals you know how those stores are it's like going into Frankensteins laboratory you need a degree in Chemistry to know what they are talking about Did it all help I don't know
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        • fitzski
          fitzski commented
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          I have a local Hydroponics store and I know exactly what you mean, they know how to grow "plants".

          Very dangerous place to go ...

      • #9
        Congratulation Dave. Look great. please keep update more picture when it fully ripe.

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        • Dave
          Dave commented
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          I will definitely do that

      • #10
        Looks great Dave I set mine back when I sort of ran it over with the bush hog...... But it survived my stupidity.
        Cutting sales start Nov 1 at 9PM eastern time as always at willsfigs.com

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        • Dave
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          LOL Glad to hear you didn't totally wipe it out

      • #11
        I got some cuttings from Maggie but they failed.
        Vito

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        • Dave
          Dave commented
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          I think this is one of those varieties that struggle a little more with FMV but with a little extra care they could overcome that Theres an old post on F4F that Maggie Italiangirl74 talks a little bit about it Vito your on the list for cuttings

        • vito12831
          vito12831 commented
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          Dave,Thank you
          Vito

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        Heres a picture of the leaf pretty distinctive


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        • #13
          Well what did you expect. True to name it sits around and does nothing and then suddenly blows up in your face! Congratulations! I'd definitely continue the fertigation with micros. Was it plain HP or did it have Mycorrhizae in it as well? HP needs to be watered fairly often. I over come that by adding some pine bark chips. Less than 30% of the total but they hold moisture better than the HP by itself.

          BTW, You can add me to that 30 page long list of people who want cuttings
          Bob C.
          Kansas City, MO Z6

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          • Dave
            Dave commented
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            will do bobby.............................................

        • #14
          Thanks for posting it looks great after all of your hard work and patiently waiting. The leaf shape looks kinda the shape of a four leaf clover. Lol
          Kentucky Zone 6b

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          • Dave
            Dave commented
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            Sometimes I see things how I would like it to be... not how it actual is LOL

        • #15
          Wow.. Nice and they are comming up nicely and many baby figs...
          My wish list is what ever come from my dear friend is the most special fig no matter what the vatiety is. I wish my dear friend to stay well always and always be happy. Jonathan

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          • #16
            Any news from Mt Vesuvius with Vesuviana Bianca?
            Tony WV 6b
            https://mountainfigs.net/

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            • #17
              Check out this post Tony https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-h...ca-mt-vesuvius
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              • mountainfigs
                mountainfigs commented
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                Thanks, Dave. Forgot about that post. That's a nice looking fig, with an unusual pale pulp. Would be interesting to see a main crop.
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