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  • Madeira KK or I-258 trade for an air layer of my Fico Martana

    Hi guys,
    I have a Fico Martana tree, as far as I know I'm one of a few people with this tree. martana.jpg I'd like to air layer off some clones and I'm going crazy trying to get an I-258 or KK's Madeira. I tried rooting an I-258 and had no luck then I bought a tree and it died in transit because of the cold. Full disclaimer I haven't had fruit yet because last summer I acquired the tree and we had a cold summer the fruit never ripened but I'm hoping to get fruit this summer. I'm also willing to trade for other rare varieties but I'm really in search of I-258 or KK's BM.
    Ferdinando or Ferd. Noth Jersey zone 6b.
    WISH LIST Currently growing

  • #2
    I have an I-258. Could we swap at the Staten Island Fig Fest?

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    • Ferdinandissimo
      Ferdinandissimo commented
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      That would be awesome! Let's trade in SI!!

    • Tonytone
      Tonytone commented
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      Bring extras guys...I’ll be at the SI figfest and that fig looks awesome Ferd!

  • #3
    OK sounds good. I'll see you there.!

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    • #4
      If you have an extra one, I have BMKK to swap. I'll also be at SI figfest.

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      • Ferdinandissimo
        Ferdinandissimo commented
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        That would be awesome! I'll make a few air layers!

      • Petechanr
        Petechanr commented
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        See you at The Veranda sept 15

    • #5
      Where the picture come from
      My fig list and want list and
      2017 cuttings list.

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      • Ferdinandissimo
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        Great question it's from an Italian website! It says the fig comes from Puglia by the coast is unifera and not much else

    • #6
      Tell us more about this fig, Ferd.
      Ross - Zone 7A - Philadelphia
      My Figs! / Facebook / YouTube

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      • Ferdinandissimo
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        So I bought it from an old man on Long Island who was getting out of figging. I did a search and found an Italian website that says it comes from southern Puglia by the coast but not much else. If I had to guess it probably takes 120 days to ripen. I came so close to having one last year but it dropped

        Somewhere I saw cuttings of this tree move for an absurd amount of money but I'm in the fig proliferation camp.

    • #7
      My name is Fico Martana. You killed my father - prepare to die.
      Wish List: I need another fig tree like I need a hole in the head.

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      • Ortegojeffrey
        Ortegojeffrey commented
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        Hahahahahaha that made my day

      • Psylacus
        Psylacus commented
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        +1 lol

    • #8
      Anyone know who this ebay user is? Martana.png
      Ferdinando or Ferd. Noth Jersey zone 6b.
      WISH LIST Currently growing

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      • ross
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        That's Olga.

    • #9
      I got kk Madeira and just set an airlayer on my I-258 how is the quality of this particular Fig? I’m also in Nj Toms River to be exact! Hit me up in dm’s

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      • #10
        Ferd... how can you be sure that photo is of your fig though. If it's from some guy in Long Island, it could be anything!
        Ross - Zone 7A - Philadelphia
        My Figs! / Facebook / YouTube

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        • ross
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          Well people ought to know that, but I don't mean to put your fig down in any way. Let me know if you don't get a trade set up for BM (kk).

        • Ferdinandissimo
          Ferdinandissimo commented
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          100% good call. I actually might have to bug you for Azores Dark. I'm DYING to get my hands on one of those lol

        • ross
          ross commented
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          At some point everyone can have it, Ferd. I put on 3 air layers this year to get more wood for years coming.

      • #11
        Fico Martana is super rare in the US. Olga has a connection to get some of the most rare from Italy. That would be great if you got the real deal, even better if the figs ripen.

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        • Ferdinandissimo
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          I'm fairly certain that it's the real deal. Unfortunately the old man I sourced it from was on the other forum otherwise I'd try and get his bonafides. He told me he got it from Florida I think.

        • Jkanyok
          Jkanyok commented
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          If he got it from Florida it may have been originally from Olga. Sounds promising! If your I258 trade doesn’t pan out let me know, I have an extra.

      • #12
        I have Craven's Craving, I have an extra plant right now from rooted cutting of Genovese Nero AF which some say is the same as I-258. I have no clue?

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