Figs on the brain--and I blame you!

girlbug2(z9/10, Sunset zone 24)May 19, 2010

I don't know how it happened, but in less than 1 month I went from a sensible 3-fig owner to a fanatic who is making cutting wish lists and planning a huge potted fig garden for the next Spring. Help!

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dieseler

Hi Girlbug2,
no no no cant blame me i dont have a bunch of plants compared to most other members. ; )
But i can name a few for you to blame......LOL
Martin

    Bookmark   May 19, 2010 at 9:44PM
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mrhappy(z8 - Austin, TX)

Another one bites the dust!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2010 at 10:50PM
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wildforager(5b-WI)

Ahhh yes, she drank the figgy Kool Aid!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2010 at 11:24PM
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loslunasfarms

If you are looking for sympathy you wont find it here!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2010 at 12:03AM
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noss(Zone 9a Lafayette, LA)

Oh YUM! FIGS! :)

    Bookmark   May 20, 2010 at 2:05AM
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genecolin(Zone 9, LA)

The only thing that helps with the fig bug is more figs. Good luck.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2010 at 5:59AM
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girlbug2(z9/10, Sunset zone 24)

I bet nobody ever gets this obsessed with apples.

I'm doomed.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2010 at 11:54AM
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gorgi(z7a_NJ)

Warning!:
Watch how much your available phisical-space (land-wise)
can possibly sustain (good-green-stuff)...

    Bookmark   May 20, 2010 at 2:00PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

Well, the disease can happen in every thing except for mint! Shudder! That stuff takes over!! Lucky for me there is no grape vine forum here, because I'd take that one over big time!

I am starting the fig addiction in a small way because my vineyard has priority, but I am looking forward to the taste test of my first fig, Italian Honey (of which there are at least 6 baby figs), and next year to the produce of cuttings I have of Panachee, Black Mission, and Violet de Bordeaux. Did I say that right? I get confused. I have a fabulous grape varietal called Violette De Bouchet (It is the only red meat grape alive, and was HUGE in prohibition! The bootleggers could stretch it because of it's rich red color. All other red grapes need to sit on the skins for a while to extract the color in wine.)

When my figs give me enough to make wine, I'll become a fig addict for sure!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2010 at 3:27PM
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thisisme(az9b)

girlbug2 I did the same thing and figs are the largest part of my backyard orchard. The first three years of plantings I only planted fig trees. The last few years I have been adding Apples, Pears, Peaches, Nectarines and Plums, Cherries and Citrus.

At this point I really wish I had started with a more rounded approach and included the other fruits from the start. I still like figs but 5-6 fig trees are about all I need.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2010 at 4:42PM
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fredfig(7)

It's like "The Blob"., In a couple of months , I have gone from A couple of Brown Turkies, to Black Mission, Beer's Black, LSU Gold, Pete'Honey fig and a Desert King.
No more room !!! I stood in front of the house, waiting on the UPS truck !!! It is very catching, this Fig disease !
Fred

    Bookmark   May 20, 2010 at 4:52PM
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fatnsassytexan(9)

What's all this talk about Fig Addiction, Fig Obsession, etc.,etc.? Who decided how many is too many? The wife says I'm in denial!Hahahahaha! Tim

    Bookmark   May 20, 2010 at 6:27PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

So, what do you do with these things? If you don't make wine, which I do, what other use do they have?

    Bookmark   May 20, 2010 at 7:01PM
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dieseler

Girlbug2 n Deserstdance if and or when the time comes and you cannot eat all your figs here is a link to 178 recipes for figs. ; )
Enjoy

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.justfruitrecipes.com/inxfig.html

    Bookmark   May 20, 2010 at 11:50PM
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rafed

This is for all the fig junkies.

I'm your mama
I'm your daddy
I'm your brother
In the alley
I'm your doctor
when in need
You know me
I'm your friend
Your main boy
Thick and thin

I'm your Pusherman,,,,,Your Pusherman

Ain't I clean
Bad machine
Super cool
Super mean
Dealin good
for the man
Superfly, Here I stand
Secret stash
Heavy bread
Baddest branches
In the shed

I'm your Pusherman,,,,Your Pusherman,,,, Your Pusherman

These are the lyrics from Curtis Mayfield SuperFly album/song and from the 70s movie Superfly.

Had to change a few of the words in the song.

Rafed

    Bookmark   May 21, 2010 at 12:47AM
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noss(Zone 9a Lafayette, LA)

Diesler, Thanks for the link. Did you see the recipe for the Fig Rum Loaf? Oh-YUM! I've gotta make that one.

noss

    Bookmark   May 21, 2010 at 3:13AM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

Dieseler, I just now looked at that link! Wow! I thought the Fig Port Mustard sounded great, and I love figs with arugla, so all those salads sound great too! Now I can't wait for my first figs to get ripe. Hopefully my little cuttings will grow nicely this year so they can bear next!
Thanks!
Suzi

    Bookmark   May 28, 2010 at 1:10PM
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dieseler

Your all welcome, many recipes i like to try one day .

    Bookmark   May 28, 2010 at 2:21PM
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