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Offline Kelley

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Uncle Tommy’s Unk - Contest!
« on: August 02, 2021, 06:09:03 PM »
Hi guys, I have been slacking severely over the past year (real life - who knew? 😂), but I’m back in action and in the process of setting around 20-30 air layers of my great uncle’s fig tree. He passed away back in the early 2000’s and my great aunt (his wife), passed earlier this year. The family is preparing to sell the property in the coming weeks/months, so I wanted to grab as many clones as I can. There is nothing remarkable about this fig - celeste-type, similar to Grandma Sue’s Unk, but a bit smaller with deeper red flesh. It’s a great producer, especially for preserves, etc. I should have quite a few giveaways ready later this year. To start off, I’m going to give away cuttings to 5 lucky winners. Yes, I know it’s the wrong time of year, but this variety roots easily.



In order to enter, please list your spirit animal and a number between 1 and 50. This contest will be open until Friday, August 6 at 11:59PM.

Good luck to all and happy figgin’ Monday!
« Last Edit: August 02, 2021, 07:57:13 PM by Kelley »
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Wish List: Smith, Harry’s Crete, Bordissot Blanca Rimada, Markopoulo, I-376, LSU Red, CdD Roja, MBVS, BB10, Texas Strawberry

Grow List: Vasilika Sika, Adriatic JH, SMGG, Panache, Black Jack, Spain UNK, Ischia, Strawberry Verte

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Re: Uncle Tommy’s Unk - Contest!
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2021, 06:40:37 PM »
You are coming back with a bang! You rock girl. Glad to see you active within the fig community again. 

I will have to sit this contest out.  Jim was slowly driving off without me at the Fig A Rama because I kept adding more trees to the back seat of the car so I am not going to push my luck. lol
« Last Edit: August 02, 2021, 06:43:00 PM by Rudy »
WL:  Black Bethlehem,BB-10, Bass Favorite, Dark Portuguese, Galicia Negra, Greek White, LSU Thibodeaux, Super Red Hybrid, White Adriatic, BB10, Cavaliere, CLBC, Kesarsini,  Monstrueuse, Rosselino, Socorro Black, Violet Sepor, Vista,White Madera #1, Zingerella, any family heirloom

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Re: Uncle Tommy’s Unk - Contest!
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2021, 06:41:08 PM »
The Honey badger is both my spirit animal, and my emotional support animal.  15 is my number.
Want -Ben's Gdn Riverside, CLBC, Cravens Craving, Exquisito, Black Zadar, CdDBN, White Maderia #1, Zaffiro, Campaniere, Raspberry Verte, LSU Tiger, UCR 187-25, Violete Sepor, Thermalito, LA Lightning, Luv, Brooklyn White, Zingarella,Stella,LA-BB, Maltese Beauty

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Re: Uncle Tommy’s Unk - Contest!
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2021, 07:08:15 PM »
Kelley thank you for the contest!  My sympathy to you and your family for your Aunt & Uncle Tommy.

My spirit animal is any type of turtle.

Number 48.

WL:Improved Celeste,Unk.Ray Black,Black Jack,Black Genoa,Smith,LSU Red,Golden Rainbow,BNR,LSU Gold, LSU Strawberry,Unk Burgan,CDD Noir,CDD Blanc,LSU Black Mutante DC-7,Col.Littman's Black Cross,
Eastchester Black Unk.,Cavaliere,Desert King,Texas Strawberry,Petite Negra,White Marsielle,UNK Italian

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Re: Uncle Tommy’s Unk - Contest!
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2021, 07:22:14 PM »
Good evening. Thank you for offering this nice gesture in honor of your uncle and aunt.

My spirit animal is the elephant. My number is 22.

Happy Monday!

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Wish List: Alma, Smith, Hunt, Frank, Peace, Pound, any Col de Dame, Italian-258, LSU varieties, Golden Riverside, Ronde de Bordeaux, any Honey fig, heirloom varieties (I'm still learning.)

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Re: Uncle Tommy’s Unk - Contest!
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2021, 08:16:41 PM »
My spirit animal is the Owl. I will pick 4 as my number.

Thank you
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Re: Uncle Tommy’s Unk - Contest!
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2021, 08:22:20 PM »
Kelley,
     Sorry to hear about the loss of your great uncle and recent loss of your great aunt.   It is unfortunate that with their passing, so too goes their beloved fig tree.  It is so great of you to offer this to members.

     I am going to sit this one out as well since my collection has grown exponentially over the past 4 years and I only have room for a few known figs I have on my radar screen.

     Good luck everyone.
Wish List: Black Zadar, Bordissot Negra Rimada, Buzzone Nero, Cessac, Col de Dam Gegantina, Figoin

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Re: Uncle Tommy’s Unk - Contest!
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2021, 08:44:39 PM »
Kelly,
ThNk you for this generous offer. I am sorry for your loss. My spirit animal is an Eagle. #8
Wish List: LSU (Tiger, Strawberry, Red, Hollier, Black, Scott’s Black) Ronde De Bordeaux, Louisiana Green Honey, White Madeira #1, Italian Black, Colonel Littman's Black Cross, Col De Dame Blanc, Col De Dame Noir. Sao Miguel Roxo, JH Adriatic, Unk Italian_JD, I-258, Black Madeira

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Re: Uncle Tommy’s Unk - Contest!
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2021, 09:40:56 PM »
My spirit animal is Red Foreman ;D
And I'll pick 34

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Re: Uncle Tommy’s Unk - Contest!
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2021, 09:50:58 PM »
Spirit animal is my kid!  Who turns 3 today!  We ate at "the pepper store" (chili's) for his birthday dinner 🤣

Number is 3!  Thanks for all you do!
Looking for ANY cuttings to trade!  Wish list: CdD Roja.

My current figs:  texas blue giant, martinenca rimada, VdB, Arizona white, bourgissot noir, Texas everbearing, Ponte tresa, nero, white adriatic,  Smith, lsu tiger.

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Re: Uncle Tommy’s Unk - Contest!
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2021, 11:01:22 PM »
I will also sit this one out and wait for the air layers. lol thanks Kelley
Wish list. Bronx white AL or Ga ,Smith , any type of LSU- ,jack lily,gold and strawberry ,GOta del Mel,St. Rita,Hunt fig ,Dr. Clark ,actually any fig that will root. Lol
Non fig: any type of banana,persimmon,or fly trap. Thanks James

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Re: Uncle Tommy’s Unk - Contest!
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2021, 12:46:23 AM »
Spirit animal = whitetail deer
Number = 42
Wish List: Any CDD variety, Burgan UNK, Black Tuscan, Craven's Craving

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Re: Uncle Tommy’s Unk - Contest!
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2021, 09:30:34 PM »
We will go with our annual number of 40, please and thanks.

I really wish I knew what my grandparents' fig was. I'm sorry for the loss of your family members. What a wonderful way to carry forth your Uncle's legacy!

Have a great day!
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