Register  |   | 
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
mfehmi

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 228
Reply with quote  #1 
Last week Hurricane Irma hit the Carribean Islands and Puerto Rico was on her way. It was a monster cattegory 5 hurricane with 185 mph winds. I have entered some of my smallest bonsai to the house and I tought about saving two fig varieties in case this became a big disaster. My choices were:
1. Black Madeira
2. Galicia Negra

It was a tough choice to make, but I pick them because I've been after them for some time and I finally have them and they are growing very nice. I left some other good choices out like Cdd B, Cdd B-N, Cdd Roja, Figo Preto, Panache, RdB...

So which two varieties would you save and why?

Note: we were very fortunate that at last moment Hurricane Irma went up and north and we only were hit by tropical storm winds like 50 to 60 mph. I didn't lost any fig tree or any other tree.



Here's a photo of the BM and GN.

__________________
Wish list: Coll de dama Rimada,  Genovese Nero (Rafed's)

Zone 13

Mahdi
Lewi

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 413
Reply with quote  #2 
Maybe its emotion talking, but I would first make sure my family was safe, then I would take one of every cultivar, 80% or more I would take...they are valuable plant genetic material, and I would only leave behind the least productive-tasty.

Obviously this would take too much time. So you make your preperations accordingly. ;)

__________________
West Florida / Panhandle (Central time). Can get cold for figs...down to 12 F twice in last five years. Zone 8a, not counting the recent "upgrade"

Lewi = Levite
mfehmi

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 228
Reply with quote  #3 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lewi
Maybe its emotion talking, but I would first make sure my family was safe, then I would take one of every cultivar, 80% or more I would take...they are valuable plant genetic material, and I would only leave behind the least productive-tasty.

Obviously this would take too much time. So you make your preperations accordingly. ;)


Of course, the family is the priority in those cases. I invested like 90% of the preparation time making sure the house was safe, that he had everything we need before, during and after the storm. Only like 10% of the time went to the trees.

__________________
Wish list: Coll de dama Rimada,  Genovese Nero (Rafed's)

Zone 13

Mahdi
jdsfrance

Registered:
Posts: 2,734
Reply with quote  #4 
Hi,
If they are potted trees, I'd save them all. I'd put them inside and I'd pile them flat instead of keeping them up side up if need be.
I'd arrange something in front of the pile to pile in height or if you have a garage, I'd put them next to the car in the garage.
And even in the car's back, and in the car trunk.
Now if the trees are in ground, you could try and take cuttings for in case the trees getting completely shredded .
Good luck and stay safe! Even with strong winds only, one could have serious damages and problems !

__________________
------------------------
Climate from -25°C to + 35°C
Only cold hardy figtrees can make it here
mfehmi

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 228
Reply with quote  #5 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsfrance
Hi,
If they are potted trees, I'd save them all. I'd put them inside and I'd pile them flat instead of keeping them up side up if need be.
I'd arrange something in front of the pile to pile in height or if you have a garage, I'd put them next to the car in the garage.
And even in the car's back, and in the car trunk.
Now if the trees are in ground, you could try and take cuttings for in case the trees getting completely shredded .
Good luck and stay safe! Even with strong winds only, one could have serious damages and problems !


I never tought about getting some potteds figs in the SUV trunk, I would have fitted several trees there.

__________________
Wish list: Coll de dama Rimada,  Genovese Nero (Rafed's)

Zone 13

Mahdi
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.