Return to the Fig Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
black madeira not!

Posted by mastino 7 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 22, 10 at 15:12

I received BLACK MADEIRA cuttings in a swap (from 2 sources) & now after all this time waiting it turns out they (at least the cutting I kept) is NOT a BLACK MADEIRA because the figs dont resemble it in the least. I unfortunately shared some of those cuttings with other fig enthusiasts :( I cant remember who you are so if you received these cuttings from me, Im very VERY sorry!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: black madeira not!

Don't be too hard on yourself mastino. This happens a lot...even with commercial nurserys. You showed a lot of class by posting the error.

Dave


 o
RE: black madeira not!

Yep! Dave and I got hoodwinked by a commercial nursery, but it turned out really well! So what is the fig you have? Just a mystery fig at the moment?

Dave, mine has 20 figs on it and more are forming!!

Suzi


 o
RE: black madeira not!

Cool. Not many figs on mine, Suzi. Both trees are doing well though.

Dave


 o
RE: black madeira not!

I must admit, I have pinched every time there were 5 leaves, now I have a lot of branches, and a lot of figs.
Suzi
Glad your trees are doing well!


 o
RE: black madeira not!

I hope it was the same guy who sent cuttings to be sold by Encanto Farms.


 o
RE: black madeira not!

Desertdance, could you tell me more about pinching at 5 leaves? My figs (in pots) grow tall with too much stick between leaves, and not much fruit :-(

Thanks, Ashita


 o
RE: black madeira not!

Ashita,

I was new to figs last year, and I read the thread posted below, and it taught me to pinch. Pinching is easy. When you see 5 leaves, pinch the newest teeniest one, and the tree will stop that branch, and branch out sometimes sending branches out at various places along the branch you pinched, and sometimes splitting the end into 2 or 3 new branches. Some of these will have figs on them.
Suzi

Here is a link that might be useful: Pinching Time


 o
RE: black madeira not!

Suzi, Thank you for pointing me to that. I shall go out tomorrow and pinch. I have nothing to lose! No baby figs at all yet!

Ashita


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Fig Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here