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Fig Recipes / Greek Old Time Fig Pie Recipe
« on: October 04, 2018, 09:06:39 AM »
Description
This unique recipe is called sykopita in Greek and it is a traditional dish of Ithaca. It must be a very old dish, about 120 years old. It is very healthy because it doesn't contain butter nor eggs not even olive oil. Its preparation is easy and quick.


Ingredients
- about 1 kilo of figs
- cup of chopped walnuts
- cup of slightly browned sesame
 - 1 cup of sugar
 - 1 spoonful of honey
 - 2 or 3 spoonfuls of brandy
 - some cinnamon
 - chopped carnation
 - sugar flour
 - some drops of seed oil



Preparation
Chop the figs into very small pieces, or smash them if you have a mincemeat machine. Put them into a bowl with all the other ingredients, except for the seed oil and the sugar flour. Leaven them well until all the ingredients become a melt. Pour some seed oil onto the kitchen stand and put the melt on it. Leaven them into a cylindrical shape. Powder the melt with a lot of sugar flour and cut it into grommets. The fig pie is conserved out of refrigerator. If you want to, you can wrap the grommets with cellophane and have them ready for treat.


More info
The recipe is taken from
www.in.gr

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Fig trees and cuttings / Re: New Louisiana lightning fig giveaway
« on: October 04, 2018, 08:41:50 AM »
Wow!  This forum is fun!!   8)


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Lets Talk Figs / Re: Rain rain go away ! !
« on: October 03, 2018, 11:16:11 PM »
What is the white stuff on that fig?

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My Figs and Tree Pictures / Re: New Palazzo
« on: October 01, 2018, 09:31:25 PM »
Wow!  Looks really nice!

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Fig Trading / Re: Free Free Free ! ! ! ! Cuttings
« on: September 28, 2018, 08:37:20 PM »
Ok!  Looks very promising for cuttings to be offered from Northern Mississippi!


Keep your fingers crossed guys!  Fig trees are jumping up and looking like cuttings will be healthy!

All the best,

Ms. Figgy

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News Alert / Re: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Problem
« on: September 24, 2018, 11:23:42 PM »
To All,

I have been amazed how many of the Marmorated Stink Bugs are around here....(I had never noticed that we had them here) and of course I squish any I see.... but the very fact that people do not recognize these stink bugs which can cause problems in orchards, is the issue....!  The more we learn about the possible problems lurking about, the easier to avoid bigger problems!  Many fungal diseases were preventable with proper treatment, and recognizing the disease in trees before it spreads is the best plan!  And I agree that a good vacuum for stink bugs is a great solution!

All the best,

Ms. Figgy

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News Alert / Plant Viruses
« on: September 22, 2018, 09:07:26 PM »
To all,

I would like to add that there are plant viruses, and also funguses that can also be a problem that you can unwittingly be bringing to your valuable trees and plants.  Learning to spot plant disease is just about an art form.  I have seen people posting pictures of their fig trees which appear to be highly infected with FMV... but likely more!

All the best,

Ms. Figgy

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News Alert / Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Problem
« on: September 20, 2018, 11:17:23 PM »
To All,

A species of stink bug which resembles normal stink bugs but is recognizable by the white lines on its antennae is invading the USA and can wipe out fruit crops.  Management is important so we hope that you will be on the lookout for these bugs and kill on sight!

It is not advisable to spray with chemicals, but they converge and can be easily killed if you watch for their congregating behaviors.  More can be seen about this problem online...


Please be advised!

All the best,

Ms. Figgy

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I didn't know Dat ! ! / Re: Did you know this
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:34:00 AM »
Sounds pretty darn smart to me Steve....!

Ms. Figgy

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Partners of the world / Re: NAFEX and Southern Fruit Fellowship
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:30:39 AM »
To All,

Be careful importing trees from outside the USA.  It's not just likely illegal, but the plague of many problem insects can be found to start from heavy import areas, especially from locations around the New York, Pennsylvania area.  Most of these horrible insect problems which started around New York and PA, are impossible to control in these areas and have infected the state of Michigan and Florida and are spreading like wildfire.

I hate to sound like I am being negative against any growers, so please understand that the pupae of these insects can be in the soil or roots of plants you buy from outside your area NOT JUST THE FRUIT.... check out the Spotted Wing Drosophila and Spotted Lanternfly... there are more, as I read the ADGA announcements every week.  There are problem insects from Mexico and Canada, so it would behoove any grower to be on the watch and make plans to get your new varieties from areas that would not cause the plague to spread. PLEASE BE ADVISED.

All the best,

Ms. Figgy

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News Alert / Erythritol for Spotted Wing Drosophila Management
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:20:03 AM »
To All,

After reading some current stats on Spotted Wing Drosophila, here are some emerging facts:

1.) Up to 70% of grocery store fruit is infected.
2.) This fruit fly can survive freezing for 3 weeks and still emerge and grow out.
3.) This fruit fly has a life cycle that involves 1/6 of it's time in the GROUND... not just in the fruit!
4.) This fruit fly problem can destroy fruit crops and grows rapidly from hundreds of fruit flies to thousands of fruit flies in one season!
5.) Should you see this fruit fly (make a trap to check . homemade traps are shown on YOUTUBE). begin spraying with 1/2 pound of Erythritol to a gallon of water (this causes the fruit flies to be sterile).... and spray the entire tree, under the leaves, and trunk or other fruit bearing plants and the ground under them..... every 7 days as a plan, and also pick all fruit green or otherwise, and store in ziplock bags in the fridge if you plan to still eat or process this fruit.
THIS IS AN EPIDEMIC GOING LARGELY UNTOLD!  Be aware in case you buy plants from people in other areas, that this fruit fly will infect and cause endless damage to fruit!  Be prepared and be concerned folks!
All the best,

Ms. Figgy


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Lets Talk Figs / Re: Rainwater vs tap water on cuttings
« on: September 17, 2018, 08:58:04 PM »
To All,

Sometimes I think there are many more factors when it comes to rain water vs city water.  Well water is possibly ok, but what comes to mind is ions and the positive vs negative charge of water, in addition to less chemicals!

Good topic!

All the best,

Ms. Figgy

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Lets Talk Figs / Re: Problems with Fig addiction Myths and face value
« on: September 16, 2018, 09:59:53 PM »
To JD, Steve, and whomever out there,

I have in a couple of years seen such ridiculous scenarios of power and greed and underhanded behavior.  Any one who wants to read a horror story can hop on to figcuttings.com and read James Spearman's story of his personal abuse.  I sincerely hope that we all choose the high road (really... with no pot holes hidden!)  and stand for the right of things!  THESE ARE JUST TREES FOLKS!  NOT WORTH YOUR IMMORTAL SOUL!  For those who think they got away with betrayal of another, I think the BIG GUY UPSTAIRS may have another view....

Why not just be kind???  Believe in CHARACTER and do right??  Why not just be fair and/or congratulate another's hard work and accomplishments??? So sorry to hear about the stress.... too many good things to do with yourself, and realize your blessings folks!  'Nuf said!

Ms. Figgy

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Lets Talk Figs / Transplanting Advice
« on: September 15, 2018, 11:18:01 PM »
To All,

No matter what methods I have used, this year in addition to carefully watering new trees, I have rigged cover for the trees I plant in the ground for the first few weeks.  If small, a red plastic pot, if a bit bigger, a 5 gallon bucket, and if large, I rigged side support for a tote to cover the tree over the top!  But after doing this protection from the sun, I have seen the trees doing great after transplanting with no shock or leaf loss!  If I removed the covers and they look droopy, back over them they go again for a bit longer!

All the best,

Ms. Figgy

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Fig Help / Re: Figs Shriveling and falling leaves
« on: September 15, 2018, 11:13:19 PM »
Yikes!

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