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I have Brown turkey, Celeste , Mission, Marsailles, cuttings or starts to trade for other fig or berry , nut  or other plants ,cuttings or starts. Raleigh  area or by mail. Thanks
 
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Hi Rick,
We live in Western NC, just about an hour NW of Asheville. I used to grow over 30 types of figs in Phoenix. So delicious!
Any chance any of your cuttings may be good for our climate? we are growing zone 6b.
Thank you.
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Rick, I'm in Hickory,   Can trade rose of Sharon and Johns elderberry cuttings, elderberry rooted cuttings, elderberry in 1 gallon pots, Aloe, Hazelnut, Comfrey  #4  and #14.    may have one gogi berry
Id be interested in two starts of each fig....Thanks..  Ken
 
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I could use 2 fig cuttings, that way at least one would live.  I do not have any plants started, but it is bare root season and I can take cuttings from : Glenora grape;  Apples: hudson golden gem, newton pippin, fuji ; Hichiya persimmon; Comice pear; green gage plum

I believe brown turkey fig does well here, we had one for years before gophers killed it.  Others might too would have to look up

Mail, as I am in Calif
 
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any interest in black walnuts or chestnuts
I would love to have some figs
 
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Sena Kassim wrote:Hi Rick,
We live in Western NC, just about an hour NW of Asheville. I used to grow over 30 types of figs in Phoenix. So delicious!
Any chance any of your cuttings may be good for our climate? we are growing zone 6b.
Thank you.
~Sena


The figs might die back to the ground outside every year but I think they would suvive. You could always pot them and bring them in each winter. You should try. My son had ripe figs in  pots in central Maine .
 
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Ken Hedgewood wrote:Rick, I'm in Hickory,   Can trade rose of Sharon and Johns elderberry cuttings, elderberry rooted cuttings, elderberry in 1 gallon pots, Aloe, Hazelnut, Comfrey  #4  and #14.    may have one gogi berry
Id be interested in two starts of each fig....Thanks..  Ken


Well I was a little optimistic on the starts. They haven't quite fully started yet but I'll keep you in mind for the near future I could use an elderberry though
 
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bruce Fine wrote:any interest in black walnuts or chestnuts
I would love to have some figs


I would love either of those .are they easy to root?  As I stated above my starts are still starting but have plenty of cuttings if you care to root some. What area are you in?
 
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Sue Reeves wrote:I could use 2 fig cuttings, that way at least one would live.  I do not have any plants started, but it is bare root season and I can take cuttings from : Glenora grape;  Apples: hudson golden gem, newton pippin, fuji ; Hichiya persimmon; Comice pear; green gage plum

I believe brown turkey fig does well here, we had one for years before gophers killed it.  Others might too would have to look up

Mail, as I am in Calif


I can send you a few brown turkey cuttings , Apple's have a real struggle in the humid hot summers here.  Newton pipping is not rust resistant and there's a big problem for me.  I have fuji  growing. I have no experience with Hudson golden gem  but might try it if it does well in your area.
 
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Any one wishing to swap cuttings by mail can use purple moosages to swap mailing information
 
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Hi Rick,

I'm in Pittsboro: i have a Chicago Hardy that i started from a Starks brother "#24481 - Chicago Hardy Fig EZ Start®" planted  2018-10-01. It took a while to get established last summer, but when it did it shot out with more "trunks" from the base. Sadly, i don't think it began to set fruit until October and they are now black knobs on the bare trunks. That cold snap at the beginning of November didn't provide plants with much warning.

I'd welcome advice (should i knock those mummified fruits of the trunks? Would taking cuttings of this youngling be premature?) and, if a cutting is advisable, and you'd be interested in a trade ....

https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-home/15522-fig-flavor-groups lists "Marsailles" in both Honey and Dark Berry profiles. I'm interested in a honey profile, Chicago Hardy is apparently a Dark Berry. Celeste and Brown Turkey are sugar profiles and - if you don't know which profile the Marsailles" is, i'd be happy for a sugar profile.

(A a newbie, i am happy to connect with a near by fig enthusiast!)
 
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Judielaine Bush wrote:Hi Rick,

I'm in Pittsboro: i have a Chicago Hardy that i started from a Starks brother "#24481 - Chicago Hardy Fig EZ Start®" planted  2018-10-01. It took a while to get established last summer, but when it did it shot out with more "trunks" from the base. Sadly, i don't think it began to set fruit until October and they are now black knobs on the bare trunks. That cold snap at the beginning of November didn't provide plants with much warning.

I'd welcome advice (should i knock those mummified fruits of the trunks? Would taking cuttings of this youngling be premature?) and, if a cutting is advisable, and you'd be interested in a trade ....

https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-home/15522-fig-flavor-groups lists "Marsailles" in both Honey and Dark Berry profiles. I'm interested in a honey profile, Chicago Hardy is apparently a Dark Berry. Celeste and Brown Turkey are sugar profiles and - if you don't know which profile the Marsailles" is, i'd be happy for a sugar profile.

(A a newbie, i am happy to connect with a near by fig enthusiast!)


I'm no fig expert but I would say your fig will be fine when the weather warms up for real in another 4-5 weeks.I bought the Marseilles from a flea marketer ,so really don't know it's lineage. It produced in a few fruit this year , that the possums got to before they ripened.  My Celeste and brown turkeys all come from one parent of each type  so they are exact clones. They both fruit with abundance giving a bumper crop in summer and a bonus smaller crop in fall. They seem to need 3-4 years in the ground before they bear heavily. My original 2 plants produced about 40#s of fruit these past couple of years.I would trade cuttings of Celeste and brown turkey for cuttings of Chicago hardy . how much growth did your plant put on before the cold hit  it? I would check each main branch by gently scraping  the bark near the ends and look for a green layer. That is living but dormant wood. If it's green you can cut it back and it shouldn't hurt it. If however there is no life at the ends you will have had some  die back. I would wait until spring to see what is alive and what has died over winter , then cut it back. My BT and Celeste have both been killed to the ground when temps dipped below about 20 degrees F. I have a micro climate where I am, because the figs are planted on the south side of my house about 100 feet from a pond , so basicly ,  at least zome 8a.
 
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ill send you some clippings, I'm assuming by dipping them in root hormone they will take, both the chestnuts and walnuts are still dormant. I could also send some peach and pie cherry clippings, I have red haven and crest haven peaches, not sure which is which.
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rick jacobson wrote:

Sue Reeves wrote:I could use 2 fig cuttings, that way at least one would live.  I do not have any plants started, but it is bare root season and I can take cuttings from : Glenora grape;  Apples: hudson golden gem, newton pippin, fuji ; Hichiya persimmon; Comice pear; green gage plum

I believe brown turkey fig does well here, we had one for years before gophers killed it.  Others might too would have to look up

Mail, as I am in Calif


I can send you a few brown turkey cuttings , Apple's have a real struggle in the humid hot summers here.  Newton pipping is not rust resistant and there's a big problem for me.  I have fuji  growing. I have no experience with Hudson golden gem  but might try it if it does well in your area.




Received cuttings today sent PM.
 
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Ken Hedgewood wrote:Rick, I'm in Hickory,   Can trade rose of Sharon and Johns elderberry cuttings, elderberry rooted cuttings, elderberry in 1 gallon pots, Aloe, Hazelnut, Comfrey  #4  and #14.    may have one gogi berry
Id be interested in two starts of each fig....Thanks..  Ken



Hi Ken, I'm interested in some Hazelnut plants, what stages of growth have you got available? Thanks, Kevin
 
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Kevin, sorry for the late reply, life has happened.  The hazels were 12" bare root two years ago. they were potted then in 2 gallon pots. will see how they break dormancy soon and measure the height and caliper at that time.They have been in a shady area which has limited the growth, these are expected to reach 12-15' when planted out.
 
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Ken Hedgewood wrote:Kevin, sorry for the late reply, life has happened.  The hazels were 12" bare root two years ago. they were potted then in 2 gallon pots. will see how they break dormancy soon and measure the height and caliper at that time.They have been in a shady area which has limited the growth, these are expected to reach 12-15' when planted out.

 Thanks Ken!
 
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Do you take credit?  I am looking for Brown Turkey and Celeste as I believe they are good for central NC.  I'm just starting out so not much to share yet but could source something for you I guess.  I ordered a couple of other figs (haven't received yet) and hope they will be good here.  BT&C were sold out when I was looking.      

rick jacobson wrote:I have Brown turkey, Celeste , Mission, Marsailles, cuttings or starts to trade for other fig or berry , nut  or other plants ,cuttings or starts. Raleigh  area or by mail. Thanks


 
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