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  • πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ canadian trading post πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

    With the bulk of members being from south of the border we canadians need an easy place to trade or seek our figs. If you subscribe to this post you will get alerts when somebody posts.

    We could use a sticky for this thread😁
    Actively seeking any and all varieties
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    Courtenay, BC πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ zone 8a

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    I have a few olympian, VDB and chicago hardy extras
    Actively seeking any and all varieties
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    Courtenay, BC πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ zone 8a

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    • #3
      Whatever extra cuttings I had this year are all gone or I'd definitely be up for this.

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      New Brunswick, Canada Zone 4B & 5B
      Wish List: Florea / Michurinska 10, Yellow Long Neck, Black Madeira, Black Mission, Laturulla Honey, Olympia, Maryland, Purple Jordan.

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      • #4
        Subscribed.

        Nothing to offer other than few extras of what I believe is Improved Celeste.
        Ottawa, Canada (Zone 5A, or USDA Zone 4)

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        • #5
          Sorry, when I see the words "Canadian trading post" I'm thinking Hudson Bay Co and beaver pelts.
          Ed
          SW PA zone 6a

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          • SeattleFig
            SeattleFig commented
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            Hahahaha

          • FigsNorth
            FigsNorth commented
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            I will trade cuttings for beaver pelts or moose jerky...anyone?

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          No doubt aboot it EH πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
          Last edited by BC BYRON; 04-24-2019, 03:23 PM.
          Actively seeking any and all varieties
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          Courtenay, BC πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ zone 8a

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          • #7
            https://youtu.be/2ic3xNfEP_o
            Actively seeking any and all varieties
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            Courtenay, BC πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ zone 8a

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            • #8
              I hereby declare this thread STICKIFIED Now get trading..... We need all the help we can get!


              snow-on-fig-tree.jpg

              Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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              • TorontoJoe
                TorontoJoe commented
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                Bill - I couldn't agree more

              • toisanwu
                toisanwu commented
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                We are getting a snow dump this coming Saturday.

              • Ami B.
                Ami B. commented
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                Hi
                I just joined the group and I'm new at trying to grow figs in Toronto … Had beautiful trees in Tangiers Morocco … I could use all the help and guidance in trying to minimize my failures in this short and cold growing weather.
                Looking forward to learn and benefit from your assistance.
                Best regards.
                Ami B.

            • #9
              Downtown Toronto, Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario:

              Cuttings - Anyone need cuttings? I have some cuttings from spring pruning in several different varieties: Chicago Hardy, Black Mission, Bugisota, Turkey Brown, and an unknown black fig.

              Fig Trees - I also more figs than I can grow this year so I'm considering letting go of a couple. Msg me if interested. Not sure which varieties I will have to give up yet but willing to consider requests. This is what I have: Chicago Hardy, Black Mission, Bugisota, Turkey Brown, and an unknown black fig, Desert King, Improved Celeste, and Lanzarote.
              Last edited by FigsNorth; 04-28-2019, 12:31 PM.
              Archie (now in Winnipeg, MB! Wait, what? I'm in Zone 3?!)

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              • FigsNorth
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                Oh and for full disclosure, I just remembered that last year I questioned but wasn't able to determine whether or not I had fig mites and/or FMV. I looked and never found a fig bud mite but it's possible my cuttings and plants could have them. I am buying a handheld microscope to check and I applied a dormant spray of mineral oil and shulphur this year to all my figs so hopefully that has reduced or eliminated the risk.

              • Ami B.
                Ami B. commented
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                I realize that this is an April posting … But in anticipation for some losses over my first winter, I would appreciate any help you may offer. I would love to be able to meet and learn from a local grower.
                If there is any way to connect … please let me know. Thanks.
                Ami B.

              • FigsNorth
                FigsNorth commented
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                Ami B. Just seeing your post now. I'm unfortunately no longer local to you as I moved away from Toronto, but there are some other growers in Toronto and Niagara you might be able to reach out to if you need help. For example, Pino is knowledgeable and has lots of figs if you need new stock/replacements.

                Of course, I'd be happy to help you from afar too if I can.

            • #10
              FYI - Brugmansia Quebec’s fig trees are almost exclusively tissue culture now.

              IMO the best selection in Canada is from Pino. His fig orchard in Niagara is outstanding

              Richter’s Herbs has a decent collection but they are a garden centre..... so you don’t get the knowledge with the tree.
              Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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              • th3_jynxxx
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                Does Pino ship his figs?

              • BC BYRON
                BC BYRON commented
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                http://fignuts.ca/

              • TorontoJoe
                TorontoJoe commented
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                He does ship

                He has loads more than what’s listed on the website. Best to contact him and ask what’s available.... or tell him what you’re looking for to see if he has

            • #11
              http://figsforlife.ca is great too and they have many more not listed on website
              Actively seeking any and all varieties
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              Courtenay, BC πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ zone 8a

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              • th3_jynxxx
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                The quality of their plants is awesome as well!

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              Subscribed.
              have Brown Turkey, Desert King in my yard, some unknowns in my Friend's yard ...
              NANAIMO, BC, CA; USDA ZONE 7B-8A; cool summer, mild winter
              Want List: MBVS, Green Ischia

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              • #13
                Anybody have marylane seedless in the lower mainland or vancouver island? I killed my cutting
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                Courtenay, BC πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ zone 8a

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                • #14
                  Byron - I think I have a rooted cutting I got from Pino. I’ll put one aside for you.
                  Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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                  • BC BYRON
                    BC BYRON commented
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                    Thanks joe

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                  It was the only cutting i got from pino that didnt look the greatest. All the others where pushing out buds in a couple days out of the fridge
                  Actively seeking any and all varieties
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                  Courtenay, BC πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ zone 8a

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                  • #16
                    glad to be an enabler
                    Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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                    • #17
                      Hello, nice to see a Canadian thread going. Just joined and got a few small trees to start... desert king, brunswick, olympian, and some unknowns. Looking forward to learning more!
                      Richmond, BC, Canada - Zone 8a
                      Desert king, Olympian, Chicago Hardy, Brunswick, Vdb, several green unknowns. noob figgy addict since 2019 March

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                      • FigsNorth
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                        Welcome wcfig! Where you from? What came first, the figs or the forum?

                        (If you want, in the settings you can include your name, location and growing zone in the signature of your posts.)

                      • wcfig
                        wcfig commented
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                        What field is used by the signature?

                    • #18
                      Hmmm I did enter that info but maybe not in the right field... Will try to correct that...

                      I'm in Richmond, BC... I think that's zone 8a. Mostly got from Craigslist and many folks describe their figs as green or purple or brown only lol.
                      Richmond, BC, Canada - Zone 8a
                      Desert king, Olympian, Chicago Hardy, Brunswick, Vdb, several green unknowns. noob figgy addict since 2019 March

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                      • #19
                        I recently got into figs while planting some cherry and plum trees to replace dying bushes. Realized that figs are one of the few fruits that need ripening on trees to truly enjoy. Also a few coworkers had mentioned how easy they were to grow.

                        So far my noob mistake has been overly shocking my trees by placing in direct sun and repotting too early(some feeder root damage?). I think the shop/owner I got them from had them in partial sun and shade but I did not ask nor do I recall. Now moved to shady area..How long usually to get over shock? Leaves are drooping but green still.
                        Richmond, BC, Canada - Zone 8a
                        Desert king, Olympian, Chicago Hardy, Brunswick, Vdb, several green unknowns. noob figgy addict since 2019 March

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                        • Rickyv101
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                          It takes 1 to 3 weeks for tree to grow more feeder roots to adjust water requirement underSUN. It is due to big humidity change from greehouse/shaded area. At shaded/greenhouse area, humidity is about 50% to 70% while under sun, It is 10% of less, Leaves are asking for many times more water from roots. Put tree at shaded area and slowly move them to full sun area, Pay close attention to young leaves at bud area, make sure no wilt.

                        • wcfig
                          wcfig commented
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                          Thanks for advice...by the way... I have noticed some leaves become leathery after hardening off... perhaps that's related to them adjusting to lower humidity in the sun? The leathery effect may prevent too much evaporation?

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                        wcfig

                        https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-h...8-you-are-here
                        Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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                        • #21
                          Thanks
                          Richmond, BC, Canada - Zone 8a
                          Desert king, Olympian, Chicago Hardy, Brunswick, Vdb, several green unknowns. noob figgy addict since 2019 March

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                          • #22
                            Originally posted by wcfig View Post
                            I recently got into figs while planting some cherry and plum trees to replace dying bushes. Realized that figs are one of the few fruits that need ripening on trees to truly enjoy. Also a few coworkers had mentioned how easy they were to grow.

                            So far my noob mistake has been overly shocking my trees by placing in direct sun and repotting too early(some feeder root damage?). I think the shop/owner I got them from had them in partial sun and shade but I did not ask nor do I recall. Now moved to shady area..How long usually to get over shock? Leaves are drooping but green still.
                            There’sa good chance those leaves will drop altogether..... but the tree will be fine and new growth will push out. Hardening off can be tricky. It’s tough to know when they’re ready. I still fry leaves here and there.
                            Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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                            • wcfig
                              wcfig commented
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                              Thanks will keep monitoring in shade.

                            • wcfig
                              wcfig commented
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                              You were right... Leaves have almost all fallen off. I guess just need to be patient.

                            • TorontoJoe
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                              It’s not terminal. Just keep it in the sun now and new leaves should come

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                            This is sort of OT but since this is where Canadians lurk I figured best to share here. I came across this distributor in north Scarborough... If you're in the GTA, this place has better prices on containers than anywhere I've seen....

                            They have Promix HP on for $28 for the big bundle... Like 25% less than retail

                            Also, I get the impression that it's the sort of place that will gladly accept cash payment

                            http://store.cantekdistribution.com/

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                            Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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                            • angelad
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                              Thanks Joe. Their prices for nursery pots are fantastic however I don't know what they charge for shipping. The nursery pot prices on amazon these days are way too expensive.

                          • #24
                            Shipping would be heavy on Promix for sure. Not sure on pots. If you’re ever passing through it’s definitey worth stopping in. They open Saturday, and until 7pm during the week
                            Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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                            • #25
                              Is anybody on here growing LSU scotts yellow?
                              Actively seeking any and all varieties
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                              Courtenay, BC πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ zone 8a

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                              • Rickyv101
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                                I have Scotts yellow. I can give your airlayering next year.

                              • BC BYRON
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                                Lol i thought that was the plan πŸ˜‰

                              • Rickyv101
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                                Sorry, I mixed up page number.
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