kkfromnj

gorgi(z7a_NJ)June 29, 2011

Hi Keith.

Hope all is well with you and your family...

Where are you? What happened?

We all miss both your fig expertise and postings!

For those who do not know Keith, he was the original finder

of a locally good fig now known as the "Lyndhurst White".

He also found at least 2 more local figs; I have one of them

(temp. marked as KK for now).

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wildforager(5b-WI)

Yea, I got a Lyndhurst Black cutting from Keith when I was getting into figs and its doing well now. Hope you're doing well too, Keith! I miss your presence here also.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 9:22AM
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gorgi(z7a_NJ)

Bump!
Note: Keith's fig is a L.Wht and not L.Blk
Or is there another one???...

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 11:53AM
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peak42

Keith,
We hope you are doing well.
Phil from Northern Ohio

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 11:38PM
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hoosierbanana

I got Lyndhurt Black, aka Antionio Black from KK this spring. From an old ebay ad of his:
"If you want IâÂÂll include a couple of cuttings from an unknown medium sized local fig Antonio Black (AKA Lyndhurst Black)"

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 8:21PM
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ediblelandscaping.sc(7b-8)

He is still posting a few plants on ebay I just seen a vista mission fig listed by him about 2 weeks ago. I'll send him a message letting him know you all are looking for him. in the mean time while we wait for him to respond if anyone wants to trade cuttings please feel free to email me.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 12:18AM
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kkfromnj

Hey Guys, I'm still alive, How's everyone been?

Still my Mom's favorite LW

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 12:54PM
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ottawan_z5a

Good to hear from Keith.
Lyndhurst White is my favourite too in the light colour figs.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 7:31PM
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kubota1(Pa.6a)

Do you guys have Lyndhyrst White growing in ground?

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 9:24PM
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ottawan_z5a

I have it in a 7-gallon pot.
I can't even imagin it in ground in Zone 5a. It will take a lot of work to insulate it outside.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 11:49PM
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kubota1(Pa.6a)

Thanks Ottawan, Looks like another on my wishlist! I still gotta get that vista mission, that's on top!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 8:56AM
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ekierk

Is the Lyndhurst White cold hardy to zone 6a in the ground with no protection?

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 4:48PM
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gorgi(z7a_NJ)

Ahhaaa!

Thank you God; Mr big-tall-man KK is still alive...

I do have one other 'unknown' fig from you KK - still simply marked as 'KK'.
There was something that sounded like Wellington(sp?) attached to it.

Is that one the Lyndhurst Black?

Here is a pic of the original Lyndhurst White twig I rooted from you back in them good old days...

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 5:34PM
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kkfromnj

Hey George,

Wellington is probably Wallington Blue, the one the owner called mafia fig. He never covered it. Mine was kinda neglected in a root bound pot the last couple of years. The Breba were supposed to be better than the main. This is the first year I got a breba and it really wasnâÂÂt anything special. IâÂÂm going to move it to a tub next year and see what happens.

I have 2 LW in ground, covered the first couple of years but donâÂÂt anymore. Normally suffers some winter damage. The owner disappeared a year after I met him, his tree disappeared the following year.

Antonio Black (aka Lyndhurst Black) is still there, I think Antonio is no longer with us. This was the first year the tree wasnâÂÂt covered. Seemed to make it OK. He had 2 other figs also uncovered (this year) that were loaded with yellow and green figs. I saw his brother doing the lawn a couple of weeks ago. Stopped and had a talk but he knew almost no English. I couldnâÂÂt make him understand I could grow a tree from a cutting. He kept on motioning to the ground trying to tell me it needs roots. I gave up. I wish I knew some Italian.

I found a few this summer that look promising. None get covered.

Main Street Purple

Uhland Street Sweet

JohnâÂÂs Palisade Green is one of the biggest trees IâÂÂve seen in NJ but does split after heavy rain.

Getty Green

Hope all is well with everyone

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 9:08PM
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gorgi(z7a_NJ)

Simply put. Awesome!

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 9:46AM
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kkfromnj

Any of you Leaf Detectives venture a guess?

I think I saw similar leaves on eBay recently. I don't have any fig pix

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 10:34PM
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gorgi(z7a_NJ)

VdB, RdB, Valle Negra, Brunswick, ...

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 4:26AM
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gorgi(z7a_NJ)

Stella, BT/TE_1,2(Long Brown Honey),

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 11:14AM
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kkfromnj

Thanks George. Rdb was the first thing that came to mind. My Vdb leaves are close but really not like that. Never grew the other 4

I was in Clifton the other day and saw this branch sticking out right across the sidewalk. His whole side yard was wire mesh about 10 feet high covered in vines. So thick I couldnâÂÂt even see into his yard. I did my part for public safety :)

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 11:40AM
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LEBMARK(7)

My friend lives in Staten Island, NY,
have 3 tree of this kind same Leaves and the fruit were medium to large the color green to Brown, and the Pulp is red Inside, right away an eBay Auction (that had a big controversy on the other fig forum)came to my Mind, he planted them last year and he got some fruit to ripen this year. he liked the taste,He never covered them. just you can check the other forum under fake RDB you will find it the same leaves and same fruit.
Mark

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 2:47PM
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kkfromnj

Thanks, I'll see if I can find it on Figs4fun

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 8:54PM
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ediblelandscaping.sc(7b-8)

looks like Brunswick, I also have a fig called 311-b with a similar leaf pattern.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 9:32PM
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