After posting a fig tasting of a Brown Turkey fig that ended up not being a Brown Turkey, it seemed an appropriate time to discuss why we should verify our fig varieties. If you are not already a member of the OurFigs Forum, check it out: OurFigs. OurFigs also has a page dedicated to listing … Read moreThe Importance of Verifying Our Fig Varieties
I received this as a Brown Turkey. Is it a Southern, California or English? Can anybody help me identify which? Apparently, it is NOT even a Brown Turkey. The consensus seems to be that it is a Hardy Chicago/Mt Etna type.
Colonel Littman’s Black Cross has garnered the spot light of late as a premium fig. In addition to what many call an awesome flavor, CLBC is considered cold hardy, has a tight eye and is not prone to splitting. I received a cutting from Mike Davenport this spring and in spite of the newly sprouted … Read moreColonel Littman’s Black Cross Fig
See the video at the bottom. After sharing this post on the OurFigs forum, I was reminded by Johnson1 how well oil-based paint markers work on tree trunks. This works best on somewhat larger trees. I only write the variety name with the oil pens, but I guess it’s possible to add the source and … Read moreThe Importance of Redundant Plant ID Tags
About a month ago I posted a short story on OurFigs. Some suggested that it would make a good post on Higher Octave, but I totally forgot about it. Then yesterday my fig cuttings got destroyed by hail. This little setback reminded me of my prior one. So, in the hopes that you can learn … Read moreFig Rooting Awesomeness to Rotting Hell to Back in the Game