Greek Fig Trees

budbackeast(FLORIDA)April 22, 2011

I live near Tarpon Springs, FL, a Greek community. Some of my Greek customers have allowed me to take cuttings from their fig trees. I have no idea what varieties these are, but two of my healthy potted trees are white and two are black. All are from Greek original imported trees, or so I am told.

Anybody know what they might be? I add a link to a photo of them (don't know how to insert a photo).

Additionally, the white fig tree has these very thick stems and branches. Very beefy tree. In the photo, a white fig cutting already has a fig on it. Very encouraging.

But I would love to know what I have here. What varieties come from Greece?

Here is a link that might be useful: Four figs from cuttings

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george_k

There are quite a few variety of figs in Greece. The main fig germplasm is in Kalamata, over 60 varieties.

There are some smynra figs in Greece, that require caprification with the fig wasp. But I believe the figs you have are common figs, thus does not require pollination.

The popular ones in Greece, are the Vasilika white and black.

Both are large figs that have blood red centres.

George

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 2:45AM
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alb419_ny(5)

Vasilika is a fig that I always wanted to add to my collection,but never had any luck getting cuttings of
this Greek fig.Ciao,Giuseppe

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 7:39AM
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paully22

alb419 - May have good news. Checked back with me in Oct. My tree was cut back for cuttings and air layered for friends last season. I would be re-potting it tomorrow and would boost it.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 10:15PM
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alb419_ny(5)

Paul,
thank you so much,will try to email you soon. Ciao,
Giuseppe

    Bookmark   April 24, 2011 at 7:26AM
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budbackeast(FLORIDA)

My Greek figs, both black and white, are growing vigorously. In a year, I will be willing to take cuttings and mail then to anybody who wants them. The white variety has really thick stems and comes from a huge tree here in Florida. tall as a house and just as wide. I have great hopes and am willing to share once the trees get big enough. Keep my email and wait a year, Giuseppe.
(budbackeast@aol.com)

Will try to get a pic of the monster white fig tree...

BTW: How to insert a pic in these forums. Anybody help?

    Bookmark   April 24, 2011 at 10:49PM
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debsparadigm_gmail_com

I WOULD LOVE A COUPLE OF CLIPPINGS FOR THE GREEK FIGS!! THEY WERE HEAVENLY WHEN WE LIVED THERE IN THE PELOPONESES WHERE I RAISED MY KIDS! LOVELY MEMORIES!
CONTACT ME.
DEB

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 2:46PM
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loslunasfarms

Alb,

I might be able to help you also. Contact me in the fall.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 1:27AM
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alb419_ny(5)

Paul and Jose`,
Thank you so much for your offer.Ciao,
Giuseppe

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 9:07PM
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igo4fish(8b)

Here's how to embed photos in a post from Photobucket. Once your picture has been uploaded,the appropriate HTML code will be the one in the "DIRECT LINK" box.

Let's say, as an example, that the address of the picture you want to post is http://somepicturesite.com/yourpicture.jpg

Hope it helps!

To embed the picture into a post, copy the code by clicking in the "DIRECT LINK" box. It will be copied automatically. Next, return to the GardenWeb "Post a Follow-up" message box and:
1. type the command 2. Right click on your mouse and paste the copied link next to the open quotation mark like this 3. Close the command with ">
4. For additional embeds, press the "ENTER" key and repeat.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 10:28PM
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