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Figs in Northern Mississippi
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:35:10 PM »
Scouting out old fig trees can become a real adventure... I have located three possibly unique fig trees here in Northern Mississippi and will document the figs that they produce this year as to possible similarities to figs already known.  So sometime this year I will post more about these three fig trees and their fruit! One variety is known to have been brought by Italian immigrants from way back.  The best way to research this is to go to the land office and look for the oldest deed.  Anyway, like I said, the fun of finding new (old) varieties sometimes makes this an adventure!
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Re: Figs in Northern Mississippi
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 09:44:16 AM »
Man Steve, it sure does bring back good memories to see old fig trees in the country. Memories live on thru our trees.

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Re: Figs in Northern Mississippi
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 08:48:40 AM »
 Did you get a taste of that or did the bird get it ?

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Re: Figs in Northern Mississippi
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 07:34:38 AM »
Yeah well I didn't even see you do dat.  I think this tree is over 200 years old but I'm looking for the record. Remember I told you their was Paul Harvey and the rest of the story on this tree but I will reveal this next year. And I can already see your face and see you saying oh my God. So watch out for people that are trying to manipulate part of this out of your hands it's not for (Removed Word).
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Re: Figs in Northern Mississippi
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2019, 05:07:23 PM »
Ms. Figgy, is there an update on this?
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Re: Figs in Northern Mississippi
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2019, 09:37:16 PM »
I am curious also
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Re: Figs in Northern Mississippi
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2019, 01:09:22 AM »
Update on local figs

Being that I work full time and figs are my hobby, i can report that one tree I was trying to locate this past week is in the midst of many trees and this makes it impossible until spring as leaves are not present.  Next year i will do a better job .... this project got away from me due to some crazy stuff in my life.... keep the faith!  We shall prevail!

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Re: Figs in Northern Mississippi
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2019, 10:27:52 AM »
Good luck and happy hunting Ms Figgy
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Re: Figs in Northern Mississippi
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2019, 04:17:58 PM »
Yes, good luck and we will wait patiently for your report.
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Re: Figs in Northern Mississippi
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2020, 04:47:26 PM »
Checked the map, but  Philadelphia is smack in the middle. Was wondering if it might be north enough to be in your search radius. Maybe someday I’ll go search for the fig my mother used to carry on about.  :)
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Re: Figs in Northern Mississippi
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2020, 05:39:14 PM »
Did I miss something? Where is the map that is being referred too?
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Re: Figs in Northern Mississippi
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2020, 12:03:41 PM »
Did I miss something? Where is the map that is being referred too?

Should’ve been more specific: I googled up a generic map of MS to see where  Philadelphia was on a north to south line through the state to confirm that Philadelphia was definitely in the red clay, piney woods middle of the state. Sorry, maybe someday there will be a treasure map of where the old figs are, a result of Ms Figgy’s adventures!
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Re: Figs in Northern Mississippi
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2020, 03:39:03 PM »
Did I miss something? Where is the map that is being referred too?

Should’ve been more specific: I googled up a generic map of MS to see where  Philadelphia was on a north to south line through the state to confirm that Philadelphia was definitely in the red clay, piney woods middle of the state. Sorry, maybe someday there will be a treasure map of where the old figs are, a result of Ms Figgy’s adventures!

I am not sure about Philadelphia, MS, but I know of quite a few private (and some likely public) trees in the city of Philadelphia, PA. Among others, there is a ton of lineage to Italian families in the city. The Italian Market around 8th and 9th street have businesses and families that have likely been there for generations. Just in walking around the market and surrounding streets I have located a few trees that look pretty mature.

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