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Lets Talk Figs / Re: Getting Nuts out of Figs?
« Last post by LouisianaMojo on Today at 12:18:09 PM »
I remember seeing that listing I can't remember if that was Brian m I think. And I'm going to repeat this phrase again.  ( RARE. =  supply and demand ) my definition is one of a kind there's only one. Which simply put if there's only one of them that would make it rare.

Now has that variety produced in the US? Are the photos taken by a person here in the US? But in these days end times in the market of figs it is whatever the market will bear and how bad you want it.    My question to the group is what is your definition of rare. ?? And a second question is why is it anyone thinks that they have to have that fig or that variety what compels you that you have to own it now  ??
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Lets Talk Figs / Getting Nuts out of Figs?
« Last post by GJRoberts on Today at 10:27:07 AM »
I was watching a two Zaffiro fig cuttings that were up for (Removed Word) on Figbid.  Since this is on my list of much wanted varieties, I was hoping to score them.  They went for $123.50.  I was a little surprised to say the least.  I admit, I haven't been following prices on desirable varieties.  Is it just my ignorance of the market, is Zaffiro that rare, or are people going nuts?
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My Figs and Tree Pictures / BB10 Fig
« Last post by LouisianaMojo on Today at 08:34:19 AM »
The Black Beauty 10 or bb10 was discovered by Dan here in Louisiana. The 10 comes from the scale 1 to 10 that he had rated this fig on.

This variety does very well here in the South handles the heat and humidity and doesn't spoil also it's very productive and vigorous grower.

This is one of the first figs that I managed to beat the birds on I'm really going to have to bird net this one off so I can manage to get some better photos of this variety.
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My Figs and Tree Pictures / Re: Buzzone Nero
« Last post by LouisianaMojo on Today at 08:11:47 AM »
Well living in the bayou water is not the issue it's everywhere. Birds or more in line to attack color which you could take some Christmas decoration balls like red and stick them on a green plant and you can sit there and watch the birds zero in on them and Peck on them.

The other thing is smell we can pollinate some figs on one of the trees which will accelerate the ripening stage on the Fig in other words they start to swell up. The birds will come and attack them and leave the others alone same way with coons I put the party sacks over them after I pollinate them the coons will climb a tree and take just those figs off the tree.
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Fig Help / fig variety recommendations for a well rounded collection
« Last post by Jhawka10 on Today at 12:25:18 AM »
As the title suggests, I was looking for some suggestions for fig varieties for a well rounded LIMITED collection - hitting several flavor groups.  Lets say if we were only taking 6-7 varieties.  I'm sure they not only change to a persons experience with varieties and personal liking, but also to climate conditions etc.  I live in the southwest for example.  What would be the 6 varieties recommended for different environments including my own??
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My Figs and Tree Pictures / Re: Buzzone Nero
« Last post by Jhawka10 on July 22, 2019, 10:32:04 PM »
If you research several tomato growing channels they will frequently say, that to eliminate birds from eating your tomatoes you can supply a water source nearby for the birds; as they are more after hydration than a food source from the tomato.  I have never really tested this theory. Has anyone ever tried this with figs?
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My Figs and Tree Pictures / Re: Buzzone Nero
« Last post by GJRoberts on July 22, 2019, 09:51:00 PM »
I'd definitely love to get my skinners on this beauty!
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My Figs and Tree Pictures / Re: JD Specialty Fig
« Last post by GJRoberts on July 22, 2019, 05:46:25 PM »
Being against all expectations, You should call this the Cattywampus fig.  I have loved that word for 30years, but this is the first time I used it in a written sentence.  I had to look it up.
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Lets Talk Figs / Re: V D B Fig
« Last post by Jhawka10 on July 22, 2019, 02:30:04 PM »
When I first started my VDB, itwas litterally a toothpick sized tree ina 2-3 inch pot. Placed it out in my SIP garden. By the end of the season it had three trucks all 4 foot tall and was starting to fig out that year! Fast grower indeed in Phoenix!!
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My Figs and Tree Pictures / Re: Black Bethlehem fig
« Last post by LaFigGwr2019 on July 22, 2019, 02:21:51 PM »
I agree with Jhawka10, the dark figs are the best.  If they have that dark red inside. 
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