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Lets Talk Figs / Re: We are starting over.
« Last post by WillowBottomFarms on September 25, 2021, 10:50:31 PM »
Hi JD, I have both Dr. Clark and your LSU Red ext.  We are in the middle of moving the farm but as soon as I find these trees, I will get started on making you a copy of each. 
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My Figs and Tree Pictures / Re: Bass' Favorite Fig
« Last post by Ashley on September 24, 2021, 06:53:09 PM »
Congratulations John...  Happy to hear you got a good surprise.   I have been reluctant to try "UNK' but I think I am getting more adjusted in my tastes and  know the name is what makes it taste good.    I have to revamp my fig trees next year so I am not sure how much room I am going to have to grow them but I keep buying never the less.
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My Figs and Tree Pictures / Re: Bass' Favorite Fig
« Last post by tridrama on September 24, 2021, 03:54:16 PM »
Congratulations on your success. Love that story about the Da Vinci fig. Very interesting. I love good story.
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My Figs and Tree Pictures / Re: These are getting better and better
« Last post by GJRoberts on September 24, 2021, 01:33:19 PM »
Nearly all of my figs over the past month have been watered down and a lot of splitters with the rain every day.
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Lets Talk Figs / Re: Honey bees
« Last post by GJRoberts on September 24, 2021, 01:31:02 PM »
They are probably going after any nectar that oozed from the fig, or even are attracted by the smell. There must not be better sources of nectar in the area.
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My Figs and Tree Pictures / Re: Bass' Favorite Fig
« Last post by GJRoberts on September 24, 2021, 01:28:02 PM »
That sounds fantastic.  Good luck on the cloning.
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My Figs and Tree Pictures / Re: Bass' Favorite Fig
« Last post by FigMamaJanet on September 24, 2021, 12:03:50 PM »
Congratulations John on the BFF Fig ripening and the great taste (even though all of this rain we have been having).  And the surprise of the Da Vinci Fig :)  Hoping these will be even better next year!!!!
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My Figs and Tree Pictures / Bass' Favorite Fig
« Last post by opiem10 on September 24, 2021, 10:18:01 AM »
In the spring, I acquired a small Bass' Favorite Fig (or BFF) plant.   I had no expectations of getting ripe fruit this year.   But to my surprise, I think I will get a handful to try before the weather here gets too cold.   Here is a picture of my first ripe BFF fig.   This was picked after another night of heavy rain.   The flavor may have been watered down because of our recent wet weather but for a tree less than one year old, it has real potential.   And the tree seems to put out a good number of figs!

An even bigger surprise for me was an UNK Italian fig I grew from cuttings about 2 years ago.   It went by the name "Da Vinci Code" as the mother tree is currently growing on the land where Leonardo Da Vinci grew up.   This green fig with medium red pulp was a flavor powerhouse, and had a sugary taste that lingered on the palate.   The tree is not the most aggressive grower but I will surely be trying to clone this one.   If the first Da Vinci Code fig was this good after a period of wet weather and on a young tree, I can only imagine how it will taste in a few years after the tree matures a bit.   Sorry, but I did not take pictures of this variety as I was expecting a very watered down fig.   But, I hope to do so if another fig ripens.
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Lets Talk Figs / Re: Honey bees
« Last post by Ashley on September 23, 2021, 08:26:51 PM »
Sorry to hear that John.  Do they appear to be attacking all of them or just the very ripe ones?
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Welcome / Re: Newcomer from Gainesville, GA area
« Last post by Ashley on September 23, 2021, 08:18:44 PM »
Welcome to the group.  Lots of knowledgeable people here.   Good luck with your fig growing.
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