Fig Tree Pictures

mountainman0826(z8B TX)March 28, 2007

Following are some pictures of the new spring growth following some judicious pruning on my Adriatic fig tree and Mission fig tree. After some bountiful spring rains, the figs are really taking off in Austin,Texas!

Adriatic Tree

Mission Tree

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scott_home(Austin TX)

Nice looking fig trees. I also live in Austin. Yes, my fig trees are taking off, too. What other fruit trees do you have? I have two aisan pear trees (Hosui and 20th Century). They are doing very well, too.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2007 at 9:50AM
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mountainman0826(z8B TX)

I have far too many fruit trees-lol! - 50+ varieties of fig trees, 5 peach trees, a nectarine, 4 Fuyu persimmons, an Asian pear and a regular pear (I don't remember the variety), 7 varieties of antique Appalachian apples and assorted citrus in pots and in the ground.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2007 at 9:59AM
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gorgi(z7a_NJ)

Looking at your Adriatic fig, I see that it was top trimmed.
Knowing that Adr was mostly NA from UCD, and it being touted
as a very good tasting fig (for NJ), I hope that you did
not throw out (them) twigs. NOT for me, I have one,
but for others that looking for it...
George (NJ).

    Bookmark   March 28, 2007 at 10:50AM
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radovan

i liked those fig trees

    Bookmark   March 28, 2007 at 10:53AM
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christyfiglover

I'm one of the unfortunate figaholics that couldn't acquire an Adriatic from UCD this year (got 5 outta' 6 tho) so I'm not complaining.... but I really want one some day- maybe next year!
Fig on!
Christy

    Bookmark   March 28, 2007 at 12:19PM
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mountainman0826(z8B TX)

Hi,George!

I did retain a couple of gallon bags of cuttings from my Adriatic tree. The bags are sitting in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. The tree was trimmed about 3 weeks ago, and I have enough clippings in the trash pile to plant my whole 2 1/2 acres! The tree matches the UC Davis Adriatic in all of its characteristics with the possible exception of leaf shape. It was growing on our place when we bought it in 2001. The leaves have never shown any signs of FMV even though it is situated next to two Mission trees that show FMV. My Adriatic tree is a great tree - it produces about 15-20 gallons of fruit annually!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2007 at 1:34PM
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gorgi(z7a_NJ)

Mountainman,
Now that you mention that your Adriatic is (possibly)
FVM free, I would like a couple of your extra cuttings!
UCD.Adr (my source) is one of the most FMV affected figs.
Send them with James. My understanding is that he will
be back here in NJ in very early April. Also I know at
least 2 other NJ fig people that would love to have a
piece too!
Regards,
George (NJ).

    Bookmark   March 28, 2007 at 3:26PM
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bjs496

LOL... I'm gonna have to paint a FigEx sign on the side of my car. I'm still waiting to hear where all I am going. I'm running out of time. I am in Houston until Friday. Going to Austin until Saturday night. Then off to NJ Sunday morning. As long as you guys work out your trades and point me in the right direction, I'll do my best to deliver them.

~james

    Bookmark   March 28, 2007 at 5:50PM
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gorgi(z7a_NJ)

Sorry James,
Forget the whole thing.
I thought that you lived much closer.
My hands are getting full too.
Did you share any of my figs with him?
George (NJ).

    Bookmark   March 28, 2007 at 6:01PM
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bjs496

George,

I'll be in Austin this weekend anyway. I am, potentially delivering a tree there already. Also, we should arrange a quick meet when I get to NJ. The rooted cutting I have set aside for you is still bare-rooted and has begun to leaf out. If we can't get together quickly, I'll pot it for you.

~james

    Bookmark   March 28, 2007 at 6:29PM
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fortisi876(Z6NJ)

Well, if you're offering Id LOVE to get a few cuttings of that Adriatic!

I have plenty of cuttings left over from my unknown (likely to be a Sal's or BT or HC...imo) if you'd like some???

Nice looking trees btw.....I'd also like to hear how you go about winterizing them if need be.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2007 at 9:35PM
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bjs496

Well everyone, the trees are even more impressive in person. It is all my nephew has talked about since we've been back to the house.

Thank you Mountainman for a wonderful visit. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family (including your singing pup).

~james

    Bookmark   March 31, 2007 at 7:27PM
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mountainman0826(z8B TX)

James, I enjoyed your and your nephew's visit as well. He is a very personable young man and unusually mature for his years. Give my regards (as well as the cuttings) to the fellows in NJ.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2007 at 10:23PM
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gorgi(z7a_NJ)

fortisi,

Contact James or me about a possible NJ-area-FF-meet.

George.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2007 at 11:48PM
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jdrich96_mail_com

I am looking for fig trees or cliping in the Ausin TX that I could purchase. I thank you for your help! Jesse D. Rchardson/ retired and having Fun!

    Bookmark   April 20, 2008 at 2:56PM
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skupec

I'm also looking for help buying fig trees in Austin. I've tried both "The Great Outdoors" and "The Natural Gardener", but they're out of stock today (5/15/08). I've been assured that their buyers will call me, but I'd appreciate any pointers on where I might find some.
Best regards,
Steve Kupec, cell: 512-289-7905

    Bookmark   May 16, 2008 at 12:49PM
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bonsaist(Z6/ Bethlehem, Pa)

the one place I can think of that carries different varieties of fruit and fig trees is Fannick's in San Antonio.

Bass

    Bookmark   May 17, 2008 at 11:40AM
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daddycw

Hello all, I am new to this site and to figs. I just purchased my first two(brown turkey and kadota) from Lowe's of all places. Is this unusual to find them in a nationwide chain store? I always closely inspect the inventories of our local garden centers and have never even seen a fig tree. I find this subject fascinating and hope to become a regular visitor here. Thanks, Chris.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2009 at 10:48AM
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americanfigboy(5)

how big was the tree you brought at lows and how much did it cost? And welcome to the hobby of growing figs. you should also try the figs4fun forums also, you can say its the sister site of this site.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2009 at 12:26PM
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daddycw

Both the kadota and the brown turkey were no more than 8 inch "fig sticks" as my wife insists on calling them, mostly bare with about three leaves low on the branch with numerous budding growth on the upper parts of the branch. In the few days that they have been in the ground they appear to be doing well and are exhibiting tons of new growth. There were only about 4 or 5 figs mixed in with ALOT of blueberry and grape vine 'sticks'. Chris

    Bookmark   April 27, 2009 at 9:48PM
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daddycw

Just under $10 each

    Bookmark   April 28, 2009 at 12:00AM
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