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Thank you lampo for the cuttings you sent me in late march this year, I can tell you, the Lampeira Preta is a monster so far...: Foto 19.05.17 11 54 30.jpg 

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I mean, look at these roots in just one and a half months!!
I only started the Lampeira and one Sôfeno Preto here in Spain, the Sôfeno sadly didn't make it... But the Lampo makes certainly up for it.

I will try to get some infos from Germany the next few days, because that is where most cuttings went :)

Thank you so much again,
max

/edit, I guess I owe you a beer ;)


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Hello Max,
Glad to see you happy!.. you are welcome.
Lampeira Preta is a good and strong rooter.. the Sof.Preto is very stubborn and slow to show the first roots
Your actual environment in Southern Iberia shall be ideal for the LP. They seem to enjoy the sea breezes and will give you prolific crops of both breba and main crop figs... remember to get a few Capri's  close to it in a couple of seasons.
Good luck

Francisco
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Hey Francisco,
maybe if the Lampeira sets some main crop figs, I can get them caprified here in Spain before I leave... That could work. 
Otherwise I'll need to see if I can get some male figs somewhere with figs to take home to Germany...Because I leave mid June.

But sadly I couldn't find the Violeta in Portugal, they mostly have the Lampo Preta and Branco, Pingo and other "Mainstream" figs ...

Also, do you think the Lampeira Pretas will be ready, let's say before the 15. of June, so I can maybe get a taste of them?

Thanks!
Max
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Congratz Halfwurst!

Thanks to Francisco My Lampeira Preta has two brebas now 👌
Looking forward to tasting them.
Thank you again Francisco!

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Max,
Unfortunately figs do not develop that fast.
LP shall need a couple of seasons to mature, harden and to show the first viable breba buttons... First it may show a few main crop but it will not be advisable to force the young tree to divert energies to ripe fruit.
You need to concentrate all efforts and energies to build a robust well shaped tree... then the fruit time will come in slowly.
As for your interest on Violeta, pls keep it in mind..I believe we may work out something by year end

Hi Mohammad..
Nice to hear of your first LP brebas.. if Iam not wrong it took 2 year at least,
Hope you will like them..
There will be far more main crop around those two ?  is it ?
You shall have to force your elusive wasps to show up and pollinate that second crop... When pollinated these figs get very sweet and juicy and if you like dry figs, think you should try to dehydrate them either artificially or under your sun.

Francisco
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Max,
Unfortunately figs do not develop that fast.
LP shall need a couple of seasons to mature, harden and to show the first viable breba buttons... First it may show a few main crop but it will not be advisable to force the young tree to divert energies to ripe fruit.
You need to concentrate all efforts and energies to build a robust well shaped tree... then the fruit time will come in slowly.
As for your interest on Violeta, pls keep it in mind..I believe we may work out something by year end


Hey Francisco,
I am sorry, I should have been clearer: I was talking about the in-ground trees all over Portugal with hopes to buy them at local markets, since I have seen some quite big Lampeiras on my frequent trips to Portugal!
As for the Violeta, that would be so awesome, I can't even find words!

As for making up for it; are you interested in Turkish varieties? I have a friend who has some supposedly good Smyrnas from Turkey, I could send you some cuttings of those, if you'd like?

Max

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Hi Max,
By about mid June if you manage to visit the Municipal Markets of towns near the border (for instance Vila Real or Tavira) you will certainly find LP plus various other sorts of fruit and brebas from local small private farms.
Saturday -June 10th- if not a city hollyday shall be ideal as many individual farmers will come to town to sell their fruit and veggies.
As for the Smyrna varieties, soon I shall send you a PM - Thank you.

Francisco
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Hey Francisco,

I will go to the market in Tavira on the 10th of June, since it only is 1h from here, noted in my calendar!
Thank you,

Max
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Hey Francisco,

I will go to the market in Tavira on the 10th of June, since it only is 1h from here, noted in my calendar!
Thank you,

Max

Good! Called them and they confirm they shall be open on June 10th-Saturday , although being a National Holiday.

Francisco
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Francisco,

oh wow, thank you for calling them!
I really hope they will have some :)
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Dear Francisco,

Thank you so much for making these varieties available for us. I am ever so grateful for your kindness.
Below are attached Sofeno Preto, Violeta, Lamperia Preta, Quarteria. Few others varieties are still rooting .

Many Thanks,
Vinny

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Dear Francisco, Thank you so much for making these varieties available for us. I am ever so grateful for your kindness. Below are attached Sofeno Preto, Violeta, Lamperia Preta, Quarteria. Few others varieties are still rooting . Many Thanks, Vinny


Hello Vinny
Thanks for those so kind words and the bundle of scions you send from your collection
Hope there will be further exchanges as new varieties may show up
cheers
Francisco
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Dear Francisco, Thank you so much for making these varieties available for us. I am ever so grateful for your kindness. Below are attached Sofeno Preto, Violeta, Lamperia Preta, Quarteria. Few others varieties are still rooting . Many Thanks, Vinny


Hey Vinny!
they look also very healthy, as expected from Franciscos cuttings.

Also, I was told you only have good things to tell about the Izmir fig? I will probably pick one up this year, since I will be in Bulgaria in July/August :)
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Dear Max,
Thanks you and I agree, all the cuttings from Francesco are A++. I hope it was ok to post my pics on your thread.

Izmir is a high quality Fig as per Kiril Donov and its the best Fig out there . It's also a common Fig. Sadly it's a late if not very late ripener and this year I gave it an early start and got some main crops forming . I will post more information as the season progress.
I have attached a pic. Right now it got about 3 Figs forming and only two is visible in the pic. I believe 2 more are forming on the other branches.

Regards,
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Hey Vinny,
yeah, no problem :)

Oh, I thought it ripens during August sometime, I guess I was wrong. At what time does it ripen for you?
Also if I may ask, do you have any other varieties from his collection and can recommend something? I was thinking about getting the Black Donov as well.

Thanks,
Max
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Hey Vinny,
yeah, no problem :)

Oh, I thought it ripens during August sometime, I guess I was wrong. At what time does it ripen for you?
Also if I may ask, do you have any other varieties from his collection and can recommend something? I was thinking about getting the Black Donov as well.

Thanks,
Max


Hey Max,

From his collection,
Yellow Hardy, Izmir, Black Donov, Magnifica Dry, Michurinska-10 are all supposed to be good.

Vinny

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Hey Max, From his collection, Yellow Hardy, Izmir, Black Donov, Magnifica Dry, Michurinska-10 are all supposed to be good. Vinny


Michurinska-10 I already have, was able to taste 5 little figlets last year, quite good.
Hardy Yellow supposedly needs the wasp.. maybe I will still try that one. But maybe in Bulgaria, where the wasp is present :)

What time does the Izmir ripen for you?
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I see that you have grafted the Sofeno Preto, Vinny.

It looks good and robust - which root stock is it?  

I did the same with one of the scions Francisco has sent me of that variety last year, and i am glad i did it because the other scion failed to root (no problems rooting that variety this year though, with a light soil mix and a scion wrapped in parafilm). 

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Jaime,

The rootstock is Excel. 

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Michurinska-10 I already have, was able to taste 5 little figlets last year, quite good.
Hardy Yellow supposedly needs the wasp.. maybe I will still try that one. But maybe in Bulgaria, where the wasp is present :)

What time does the Izmir ripen for you?


Max,

It did not ripen last year. My tree is only two year old and I'm hoping for some to ripen this season. Donov told me that Yellow hardy could be a common.

Regards,
Vinny

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Max,
Unfortunately figs do not develop that fast.
LP shall need a couple of seasons to mature, harden and to show the first viable breba buttons... First it may show a few main crop but it will not be advisable to force the young tree to divert energies to ripe fruit.
You need to concentrate all efforts and energies to build a robust well shaped tree... then the fruit time will come in slowly.
As for your interest on Violeta, pls keep it in mind..I believe we may work out something by year end

Hi Mohammad..
Nice to hear of your first LP brebas.. if Iam not wrong it took 2 year at least,
Hope you will like them..
There will be far more main crop around those two ?  is it ?
You shall have to force your elusive wasps to show up and pollinate that second crop... When pollinated these figs get very sweet and juicy and if you like dry figs, think you should try to dehydrate them either artificially or under your sun.

Francisco
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yeah it took 2 years I think because it grew into 2 main branches. I hope the wasps show up it is interesting I am still to find the caprifig 💔😅🤔🤔🤔

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I also want to thank Fransisco for his fresh cuttings that he sent me this year.I grafted some and rooted some.here are some pics,

Graftings...

CYMERA_20170525_014242.jpg  RootingsCYMERA_20170525_015059.jpg 


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Hello Ercan,
Thank you!
I must say that the scion material you sent was also great and doing fine either rooting as well as through various grafts
Thank you very much

Francisco
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Looks very nice Ercan
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