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  • My springtime direct potting in 1 gallon pots worked so well with almost no effort I can't not use that method. I will start my doubles and triples in DE cups in end of february
    Actively seeking any and all varieties
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    Courtenay, BC πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ zone 8a

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    • rambaldi
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      If it works, it works!
      What's your potting mix BC Byron?

    • BC BYRON
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      Promix HP

    • rambaldi
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      Thanks BC Byron. I use the same.

  • Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum and fig growing in general. I got my first fig in 2018 (brown turkey/celeste) and last year got RdB and Ciccio Nero off of Pino. I've got the bug and am looking to get some more! I'm in southwestern Ontario and want to have a few grafted frankenfigs. I think I may have missed the cutting season by a bit, but if I'm lucky they'll be some left!
    --- Southwestern Ontario, Z6A ---
    Growing: RdB, Ciccio Nero and Celeste/SBT
    Wish List: Longue D'Aout, VdB, Gisotta Nero, Fico Bianco, LSU Champagne, Sucrette

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    • BC BYRON
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      Good to have another Canadian on here

    • Bearfoot Gardener
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      Welcome!

      * waves from Vancouver Island *

  • Welcome to Ourfigs forum abullock !
    I will have some cuttings at the end of February.
    Are you planning to graft
    indoors !
    Looking for De La Gloria.Your best teacher is your last mistake !

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    • Yeah my plan was to do some bud grafting in early spring just as the trees are coming out of dormancy. I'll update my signature with a wish list and you can let me know if you can help!
      --- Southwestern Ontario, Z6A ---
      Growing: RdB, Ciccio Nero and Celeste/SBT
      Wish List: Longue D'Aout, VdB, Gisotta Nero, Fico Bianco, LSU Champagne, Sucrette

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      • Hello all - I am a complete noob from Canada (PEI - USDA zone 5b) hoping to push the zone range with a bit of winter protection. I went on FigBids to look for a source of a couple of hardy varieties but it wasn’t easy to find cuttings that could be shipped to Canada. Figured I would register and post here as well.

        I am thinking that cuttings would be the most economical way to get 2 or 3 of the hardiest varieties to try growing here. My propagation experience is limited to active (non-dormant) plants but I suspect I can create a reasonable environment to get cuttings growing with a bit of guidance.

        Having said all that, I would welcome any and all advice in terms of where to get hardy cuttings in Canada, how to root them, and how to protect them in winter.
        PEI, Canada (USDA zone 5b). Just trying to get something in the ground to see if I can keep it alive

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        • Rickyv101
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          I have Hardy Chicago/Ciccio nero in ground, In our warmer area, those trees are not as reliable well as breba tree, I can give you many free cuttings.
          Always start with cheap/free cuttings before you put big money on expensive cuttings

        • Bearfoot Gardener
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          Welcome Shaun!

      • Shaun try Pino at his website http://fignuts.ca/
        ​​​​​​​Or contact him here for a list. It is late in season but I imagine he still has some in stock

        Actively seeking any and all varieties
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        Courtenay, BC πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ zone 8a

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        • Welcome to Ourfigs forum
          Shaun !
          Rickyv101 is a treasure for us πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Canadians ! Thanks Rickyv101
          me trees ere doing well and are yummy 😌
          Just like Byron sugjested Pino has some good variety, if I was starting like you I would buy two trees that would produce fig's this season.
          Sometimes it takes a while until fig trees that are started from cutting produce fig's to eat.
          All the best to you !
          Looking for De La Gloria.Your best teacher is your last mistake !

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          • Thanks for the advice folks. I have reached out to Pino (there may be a private message waiting for me - just getting used tor his website). Probably the right idea to start slow.
            PEI, Canada (USDA zone 5b). Just trying to get something in the ground to see if I can keep it alive

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            • https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https...zYm7Z77EoHiDdO

              Actively seeking any and all varieties
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              Courtenay, BC πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ zone 8a

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              • angelad
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                Shaun I don't know if any fig tree is truly hardy. I have all my fig trees in pots and just put them in my garage and basement cold room. MBvs is a mount etna type fig (like Chicago Hardy) and in 2018 ripened at the end of august/early sept for me. Last year my mount etna's did poorly for me (so did many others) . I highly recommend you try and get RdB and Florea. Both ripen early.

                TorontoJoe is an expert at wrapping his inground fig trees so you might want to have a chat with him.
                tinyfish has potted fig trees but created insulated boxes outside to store his potted trees.

              • Shaun
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                angelad - I will try to get those types (RdB and Florea). There are also two that Pino most recommends that I may try to get. I am quickly seeing why this becomes a serious hobby for some...

              • angelad
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                Shaun
                You might want to have a look at the following threads if you haven't already.

                https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-h...d-productivity

                https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-h...-season-review

                Yes, Pino does have a lot of good varieties and his Ciccio Nero (which I have) is a good mount etna type.
                Last edited by angelad; 02-12-2020, 10:42 AM.

            • I had to really restrain myself. Some good additions they added. The plants are small but grow well. Can not beat the prices. Works out to around 10 or 11 bucks per plant
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              Courtenay, BC πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ zone 8a

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              • angelad
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                I know the feeling. I kind of feel guilty ordering 4 of the genovese nero.

            • What did you order angelad ?
              Looking for De La Gloria.Your best teacher is your last mistake !

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              • BC BYRON
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                angelad Ice crystal is ornamental if you didn't know that. If you contact them I am sure they would modify your order

              • BC BYRON
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                Pretty sure it needs wasp

              • angelad
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                This is their description:

                The deeply divided leaves give this fig a dazzling geometrical look that somehow brings to mind the intricate shapes of ice crystals and snowflakes. Fruits are small but sweet and tender. Very hardy. The Royal Horticultural Society was so impressed with this fig that it awarded it the prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

                Thanks for letting me know Byron. I will have to contact them. If it doesn't produce good figs, then I don't want it.

            • Just google search ourfigs for it angelad
              Actively seeking any and all varieties
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              Courtenay, BC πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ zone 8a

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              • I was happy I researched it before purchase.
                Actively seeking any and all varieties
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                Courtenay, BC πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ zone 8a

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                • Just put an order in to Richters. Thanks again for the heads-up. I ended up getting:
                  • Hardy Chicago
                  • Kadota
                  • Marseilles Black VS (x2)
                  • Neveralla
                  • Olympian
                  I figure it is probably easier to order rooted plans for my first try, and at that price it isn't much more than the cost per cutting. I am also assuming I can propagate them later on. I am thinking that I will put these ones in the ground, let them grow for the summer, and try to root once cutting from each one that I could pt up and overwinter indoors as an insurance policy of my winter protection methods don't work.

                  The other alternative is to keep them potted for the first couple of years while the roots grow and try to take cuttings off them as it grows (planting out some of those cuttings for experimental purposes).

                  Either way, the journey has started...
                  PEI, Canada (USDA zone 5b). Just trying to get something in the ground to see if I can keep it alive

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                  • Anybody have mulberry and persimmons I could get some cuttings from?
                    Actively seeking any and all varieties
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                    Courtenay, BC πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ zone 8a

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                    • alawren8
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                      I ordered a Mulberry from Richter's. Not helpful for this year, but might have some next year!

                    • BC BYRON
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                      Thanks I did not think of them for something other than figs

                    • Bearfoot Gardener
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                      I have a Persian Black Mulberry that you're welcome to cuttings of. Also red & black seedlings if your up for a gamble (1&2 years old).

                      My persimmons (Fuyu & Nakitas gift) are still a bit young but you're welcome to ask me again in the fall. i do have lots of Persimmons Lotus seedlings (3yrs) but they are better as rootstock
                      Last edited by Bearfoot Gardener; 03-05-2020, 09:11 AM.

                  • Anyone have pomegranate cuttings?

                    I have fig cuttings:

                    Ciccio Nero x3
                    Hardy Chicago x2
                    Moscatel Branco x2 (very thick)
                    Olympian x4

                    P.s. When I spoke to Richters, I mentioned that Ice Crystal is a Smyrna and they updated the listing.
                    Last edited by SamTO; 02-23-2020, 07:12 PM.
                    Toronto (6b)
                    WL: Goutte d'Or, Pastilliere, Gisotta Nero

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                    • SamTO
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                      Shaun nice, keep me posted

                    • Shaun
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                      SamTO - will do. If I manage to root some I will make sure to post updates back here.

                    • Bearfoot Gardener
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                      ive seen them ripen to kiwi sized south island.

                  • Hi guys, I don't have mulberry just had grafted unknown persimmon last spring I do have pomegrante cuttings they are good for rooting but for grafting they are too thin
                    I can offer bare rooted small pomegrante plant, I don't want to grow it in container and in ground it would freez
                    I know of someone in Surrey that's growing pomegrante, they might have pomegrante cuttings.
                    Looking for De La Gloria.Your best teacher is your last mistake !

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                    • BC BYRON
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                      Pino

                    • SamTO
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                      alawren8 Good to know. I love the aesthetic of poms and figured that if I'm growing figs, I might as well give my other favorite Mediterranean fruit tree a shot.
                      That being said, my motivation to grow lots of figs came from the fact that it's nearly impossible to buy good ones here, whereas I've been eating excellent imported Israeli pomegranates for a few months now

                    • SamTO
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                      Found one of the cold hardiest variety available here, called Salavatski, from Tropic of Canada:
                      http://tropicofcanada.ca/plant-avail...ca-salavatski/
                      Last edited by SamTO; 02-24-2020, 09:17 PM.

                  • Interested in panache and yellow long neck. Has anyone seen them for sale in the lower mainland BC or online from a Canadian site?
                    Thanks!

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                    • th3_jynxxx
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                      I will definitely check both out. Thank you Byron. Hopefully you got the true types!

                    • BC BYRON
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                      If not I am getting a back up. Pretty sure it is same as golden rainbow

                    • Bearfoot Gardener
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                      I got my panache from Pino

                  • Hi guys,
                    Im taking the liberty of tagging on to this post; I brought a couple of Panache trees last year and been trying to find out if they produce a breba crop or just early varieties, I have a feeling it isn’t any of the above which is disappointing for my climate. Having said that they are fairly common in all the nurseries here so thinking there must be reason for this.

                    Also, does Golden Rainbow have a breba crop?
                    Many thanks
                    RHS rating H3 (USDA zone 9)
                    Wish list: Gisotta Nero, Zaffiro, LSU Champagne, LSU Gold, Marylane Seedless, Smith, Yellow Long Neck

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                    • BC BYRON
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                      Panache is only one crop and is super late and nurseries sell it because people like the pics

                    • BC BYRON
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                      Yellow long neck is most likely golden rainbow and there can be a breba

                  • BC BYRON thanks for confirming, I probably put one in the greenhouse and use the other as rootstock.
                    RHS rating H3 (USDA zone 9)
                    Wish list: Gisotta Nero, Zaffiro, LSU Champagne, LSU Gold, Marylane Seedless, Smith, Yellow Long Neck

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                    • BC BYRON
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                      I had a reverted panache ripen one fig in greenhouse. I am not 100% sure on ID but it was supposed to be panache and it came out green so I posted pics and others suspected it is a reverted. I have also read reverted slightly earlier. In any case that was one of my last ripened fig and it was quite good

                  • BC BYRON thanks for the heads up, I may wait to see what happens, be it reverted early fig or unripened late tiger stripe; we may even get some long periods of sun this summer..Doubtful
                    RHS rating H3 (USDA zone 9)
                    Wish list: Gisotta Nero, Zaffiro, LSU Champagne, LSU Gold, Marylane Seedless, Smith, Yellow Long Neck

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                    • Hey everyone,
                      i have been lurking around here since last year.
                      New to figs... what an addicting hobby
                      I am located in MIssissauga, Ontario.
                      i bought 2 figs at a nursery last spring and now I am hooked on this and looking to start adding more
                      not sure what exact variety these 2 figs are but they seem great and did really well last year.
                      one grew over 7 feet from May to August and the other one is very bushy and not too tall.
                      The unfortunate thing is the figs did not ripe in time before end of season.
                      i am attaching some pictures here and hopefully someone can help identify these.
                      also I am looking at getting cuttings to expand my collection.
                      any help is appreciated.

                      Happy figging!

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                      • FigsNorth
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                        Welcome FriedBacon I'll have to leave the fig id-ing to someone else but they look good. What nursery? Maybe ask them what varieties they stocked last year to shorten down your list of possibilities. They may also restock the same varieties this year again. Too bad about the fruit not ripening. Perhaps they were just too immature. Hopefully you'll get ripe fruit this year. For this year, consider some pruning before spring and be sure to fertilize them this year, starting when they're breaking dormancy, and continue afterward, according to a fertilizer schedule. I made the mistake of not fertilizing mine adequately for the first couple of years.
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