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    Hello members! I am new here and this is my first post. I also live in the Dallas area (Fort Worth Texas to be exact), and have caught the fig bug bad. I planted my first fig yesterday, an Improved Celeste, and am looking forward to seeing it grow, but am already eager to get a choice collection going in my urban yard. I hear good things about JH Adriatic and wonder if it will do well here. Usually the varieties on Texas landscaping websites and in books for north central Texas reccomend Celeste, Alma, and Brown Turkey - due to the long hot summers, humidity and somewhat cold winters (8b). I guess they all have closed eyes or mostly closed eyes to keep bugs out and keep them from spoiling during the random summer rainstorms we get here. I can't find any info on JH Adriatic - is the eye closed? Does it due well in heat and humidity? I'm trying to find more options than those commonly reccomended choices, and dream of tasting a variety of fabulous figs, but perhaps they are right about what grows here. Anyone think it would work here? I'd be willing to try it!
    Also, does anyone have a cutting or two I could try to root? I could send a Improved Celeste cutting in return!
    Fig Dreaming in Fort Worth,
    Candice
    8b
    sweetrage7 (at aol dot com)
    Wishlist:Violette de Sollies, CdDN, RdB, Petite Negri, Franks Salerno, Florea, LSU tiger, Longue d’aout, black jack, I-258, Brooklyn white, black mission, smith...

  • #2
    I moved you post to start an introduction thread.

    Welcome to the forum Candice!
    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

    β€œThough the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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    • CandiceR
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      Thank you Scott!

  • #3
    Adriatic JH was identified as an unknown in Texas (Austin area?) by Joe Hood. So it should do well for you in the Fort Worth area. It seems to be one of those varieties that is an excellent fig pretty much everywhere it is grown. If you search this forum and figs4fun for Adriatic JH you will find a lot of information.
    Steve
    D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
    WL: Castillon, Fort Mill Dark, White Baca

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    • CandiceR
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      Thanks Steve!

  • #4
    Cuttings are usually taken in the off season - they transport safely when dormant. If you send me a PM in the fall to remind me, I can send cuttings of Adriatic(JH)
    Ed
    SW PA zone 6a

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    • CandiceR
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      Thanks for that info eboone, I didn't know why they weren't available in summer, but am learning more about dogs every day. I would love to try rooting a cutting of your JH Adriatic,, and would happily send money for the shipping. Thank you for offering!

  • #5
    Hello Candice,

    Welcome to our figs forum community.
    There are many figs that can be grown and recommended by members in your zone.

    There are several helpful links in the sticky topic on the forum's first page,
    Table of Contents 1. Forum Introduction: Welcome... http://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-ho...new-start-here (http://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-home/15835-welcome-new-start-here) Monthly Newsletter... https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-h...ly-newsletters (https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-home/226234-world-of-figs-monthly


    Like this document from LSu Agricultural Center.


    Cuttings are usually available in fall or in spring when the trees are dormant. Good Luck.
    Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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    • CandiceR
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      Thank you for the help and great links Pete, I am going to read up this afternoon πŸ˜€

    • AscPete
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      You're welcome.

  • #6
    Welcome to the Wonderful World of Figs!!! It always starts with one Fig, then you can't count what you have.
    WL:1-Bass'FavFig 2-KaryasPrasina3ParatjalRimada
    4-CDDPintada 5-Adriano's yellow w/red stripes
    6-Luv aka Wolf,I'm really dreaming.

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    • CandiceR
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      Lol, I just wish I had acres of space to really get myself into trouble... My yard could easily handle a few more, and someday maybe I'll get those acres to play with.... Life goals πŸ˜‰

  • #7
    Hi Candice Welcome to the forum! You chose a very nice variety to start your addiction.. Umm.. Ahh.. Eee.. I mean hobby off with! Lol! You're also in a great area that will allow you to successfully grow many varieties πŸ‘πŸΌ.. You will find a lot of great advice, recommendations, and support here in the ourfigs community for sure and I look forward to hearing more from you in the future.. As for cuttings, like a few people already mentioned above, that craze usually begins in late fall after most trees have gone into dormancy.. Keep an eye on the trade board and don't be shy.. PM me in the late fall and we'll talk cuttings!πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸΌ Welcome to the forum once again
    My Plant Inventory: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...HZcBjcsxMwQ7iY

    Cuttings Available 2022:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...fxsT1DuH8/edit

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    • CandiceR
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      Yes, the addiction has begun! Thank you for the warm welcome and helpful tips, I will try to scrutinize the info on dozens of varieties in order to choose my next few (oh yes, I must have at least a few more!). I need space in the garden for a peach tree, a jujube tree and a pomegranate bush... The rest of my space will probably be for figs.
      Best,
      Candice

  • #8
    Welcome to the figaholics support group where we help support each others fig addiction
    Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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    • Jamie0507
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      Lol! Sooooo true Kevin.. We are a huge support in enabling one another haha!! πŸ‘πŸΌ

    • don_sanders
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      Hi, my name is Don and I'm a figaholic.

      Welcome to the group Candice. LSU varieties come up a lot when people talk about hot and humid.

    • CandiceR
      CandiceR commented
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      Thank you for the warm welcome! Happy to have found a place that is so enabling of my new fascination with figs.

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    Welcome to the forum!

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    • CandiceR
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      Thanks!

  • #10
    Hey Hey Welcome Candice ,

    You just found the friendliest forum online. You will enjoy our merry band of fig enthusiasts/expert growers, blueberry experts, assorted plant life growers and hobbyist fig growers like myself.

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    • CandiceR
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      Thank you! Blueberries too? Hmm.. I could get excited about growing some of those too - perhaps after I get a few more fruit trees planted I can start to think about shrub berries. Blueberries are so incredibly good for your health it is a great fruit to have in abundance in a home garden.

  • #11
    Welcome to the forum, Candice!

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    • CandiceR
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      Thanks!

  • #12
    Welcome! TX is a great place to grow figs and there are several members here who grow there. Best of luck in your endeavors.
    Bob C.
    Kansas City, MO Z6

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    • CandiceR
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      Wonderful news, thanks!

  • #13
    Welcome to the forum!

    You'd love Adriatic JH! It's one of my favorites. PM me and the others later on when the trees have gone dormant, happy to send cuttings.
    Sarah
    Bay Area, CA (zone: 9B)

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    • CandiceR
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      Thank you Sarah, that is very kind of you! I just moved from CA to TX and miss my fruit trees already - time for a new batch 😝

  • #14
    Welcome to the group!
    Zone 7a in Virginia

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    • CandiceR
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      Thank you!

  • #15
    Welcome. I grew a JH Adriatic from a cutting this spring, its growing well. I choose it because of the consistent thumbs up from a wide range of people in a wide range of growing condition - I am sure it will do well for you
    Ian

    Really happy with what I have.

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    • CandiceR
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      Thanks Ian, it really intrigued me for the same reasons and now I just can't wait to see it in my own yard. Best, Candice

  • #16
    Well welcome to the place where they put figs under your bed instead of pods. Nice peeps here we love talking figs but we will talk about anything that suits our fancy. I have learned a bunch of valuable information here for every day life. Dont be afraid to ask anything The smart ones never get tired of answering the same question two or three times. Often we have new information and ideas on old subjects. So fire away. I am the one in the corner with the dunce fig hat and the box of crayons.

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    • Needaclone
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      You still have your crayons?!?!?
      I broke mine in frustration of the fungus gnats two seasons ago ;-)

    • CandiceR
      CandiceR commented
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      Thank you for the warm welcome! I never knew there were fruit lover communities online like this, and am so happy to have found this. Just planted my first fig, but already "need" more in my life. πŸ˜‰

  • #17
    Welcome, Candice! It looks like you'll be getting more Adriatic JH cuttings than you bargained for ;-)
    Jim -- Central NJ, Zone 6b

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    • CandiceR
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      Thanks, and yes, with all these generous members, I could start a farm! So nice!

  • #18
    welcome to the forum!
    Hi my name is Art. I buy fig cuttings-so I can grow more figs-so I can sell more figs-so I can buy more fig cuttings-so I can grow more figs....

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    • CandiceR
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      Hi Art. That is a wonderful cycle, I like the way you think!

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    Hey

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    • CandiceR
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      Hi!

  • #20
    Welcome
    Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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    • CandiceR
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      Thanks!

  • #21
    Welcome to the forum...
    Kentucky Zone 6b

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    • CandiceR
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      Thank you!
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