green ischia

houstontexas123(z9a)March 28, 2013

received my tiny green ischia from WellSprings yesterday.

not sure if seedling or tissue culture.

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houstontexas123(z9a)

roots looked good, potted it up in a 1/4-1/2? gallon pot. sitting under a 6' pomegranate bush for a few weeks.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 6:09PM
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thisisme(az9b)

Looks about four times the size of the LSU Purple I received from Hirt's Garden.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 9:07PM
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soaht(Central CA 9B)

houstontexas 123-
They are tissue culture, that's what I was told when I email them about their plants. I was about to order a green ischia also from them, but they told me it was TC so I pass. But seeing how nice and big yours is,I might reconsidering ordering one too.

thisisme-
I've seen a youtube video of some guy showing his black ischia fig he got from Hirtz and they indeed look smaller than the one posted here by houstontexas 123.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 9:50PM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

update, its growing bigger

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 3:24AM
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soaht(Central CA 9B)

Looking nice and healthy, maybe you'll get some crops next season.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 12:49PM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

update 8-31-2013

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 8:13PM
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soaht(Central CA 9B)

It grew nice and big, compare to when you got it. I should have gotten one too, when the growing season was longer, it's too late now :( maybe next year. My Egyptian fig cuttings, I got from a friend in Tx, is such a slow grower and is way smaller then your TC fig from wellsprings. I would've expected a cutting to be faster growing, but maybe, since it lacks a tap root, it's growing slower or maybe it's just the variety?

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 2:45AM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

October update

starting to get some cool fronts.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 1:26PM
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soaht(Central CA 9B)

Very healthy looking tree and how big it got is WOW. Most figs are fast growers, but mine isn't so, it's an Egyptian variety sent from a friend in TX. But she had informed me, that this particular fig variety from Egypt is a slow grower.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 1:40PM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

spring update, it leafed out about 2 weeks ago, just put it in the ground this weekend.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 8:17PM
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soaht(Central CA 9B)

Nice, any sign of fruiting this year?

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 11:08PM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

not yet

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 8:58PM
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soaht(Central CA 9B)

Awww...maybe next year in it's 3rd year. TC are like seedling in habit and fruit a little later than cuttings would.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 1:11AM
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yeehova

It is looking good. How did you overwinter this one?

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 1:53PM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

i just brought it in under the porch. we had a few freezes, just covered all my plants with frost blankets.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 3:01AM
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frozenjoe(9 Arizona)

Looks good. I've heard good things about Green Ischia. When it fruits let us know what you think.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 10:36AM
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shane11

Wow, your fig has grown quite well and looks fantastic. This variety is one of the richest and one of the best I have ever tasted.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 8:47AM
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yeehova

I just received a Violette de Bordeaux and an Olympia fig from Wellspring. Both figs are very healthy. I can only hope I have as much success as you have had. What do you feed them?

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 9:09PM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

i use regular Miracle Gro.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 2:47AM
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girlbug2(z9/10, Sunset zone 24)

Started two green ischia cuttings 3 years ago from a guy I contacted on these forums, "Ben of South Florida". I traded some of my cuttings for his. Last year they fruited and I realized that they were almost certainly a variety I had tried previously called Italian Honey or Lattarula (pale interior green exterior). Aren't Green Ischias supposed to have pink or red interiors?

It's a good fig so I'm not sorry, but I was really looking forward to growing GIs. :(

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 10:50PM
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GeneDaniels(7b)

Green Ischia is a "strawberry" fig, that is red like strawberry jam on the inside. If the inside is not red, it's not GI

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 8:11PM
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