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Need smyrna fig, have caprifig

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JeremyM starts with ...
I’ve got a large caprifig growing in my backyard. No idea which variety, got it as a seedling from my mothers place. Originally thought it was a edible type but it’s obviously a caprifig. It even has the wasps coming out. It’s a nice shade tree so don’t want to remove it so I thought if I got a Smyrna I could at least get edible figs with the Smyrna.
Not having any luck sourcing a seedling, searched hi and low but the only link was to a discussion of figs in this forum. There was the SA Rare plant society but I’m not anywhere close to Adelaide ;)

If anyone wants cuttings happy to supply. I have around 35 different fruit trees.

Tia

Jeremy
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peter30001 says...
Hi Jeremy,
do you only want smyrna or is sanpedro
ok. i have both, you say you want smyrna so you can at least get edible figs,

why not just get a common fig??

im in adelaide.
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Jeremy says...
That’s great, thanks! I didn’t know there was another type of Smyrna, which is nicer do you think? I’ve got room for both.

I thought of getting a common edible fig when I found out I had the caprifig. But had heard the Smyrna type were really nice. I grew up with mums fig in the backyard so wanted to try something different. Apparently the Smyrna dries very well so wanted to try that too.

I live on 86 acres so got room for a common fig too if necessary;)

How much? I’ve added most of my fruit trees to My Edibles list so if you want any cuttings in return just ask.
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peter30001 says...
smyrna, needs wasp to ripen fruit
sanpedro, will ripen first crop
without the wasp and needs wasp
for second crop.
all, including common are as good as each other.
i can send you some calamyrna and
desert king, which is a sanpedro.
dont worry about cost, if you leave
your email, ill get in touch,
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Naomi mckenna says...
Hi,I have I think a small Smyrna fig,need a couple of cuttings of the Capri fig for pollinating would I be able to buy some cuttings.
Thanks naomi
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Jeremy says...
Naomi

No problem, don’t worry about money. It’s not worth the hassle for a couple of bucks worth of postage.
My email is forum@jeremymearsdesign.com, you can email me your address. I’m doing some pruning and I’m going off the instructions here for the cuttings: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/fig-propagation.htm

I’m not heading into town til later next week so I’ll post then. Ok?
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Jeremy says...
Replied to this days ago but nothing showed up?

No problem, not worth trying to organise payment for a bit of postage.
Just email me your address and I’ll send them up.
My email is forum@jeremymearsdesign.com

Used this link to prepare the cuttings, has a guide for planting them too:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/fig-propagation.htm
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Naomi mckenna says...
Thank you,sorry it took me so long to get back to you,have been looking every where to get some cuttings,have emailed you.
Thanks again for your help.
Naomi
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Ronica says...
I have a ADAM fig tree and i need a pollinator Sanpedro i think can you tell me where i can get cuttings.Thankyou
Regards Ronnie.
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peter30001 says...
hi ronica

you have an adam, it (is) a sanpedro,
it will have two crops, the 1st. will
fruit normally, for the 2nd crop to
ripen it will need a pollinator
for which you need a capri fig which
has the wasp living in the fruit.
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Ronica says...
Thank you Peter could you tell me where i can get a capri pollinator Regards Ronica.
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peter30001 says...
i can send you cuttings but the delema
is there will be no wasps to do the pollinating unless you have another
established capri nearby that has the wasp.


just because someone has a capri doesnt
mean they house the wasp.
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Ronica says...
Thank You Peter for your imformation. No i only have Brown Turkey and Sweet Taste I bought Adam at a nursery a couple of years ago.It will make a nice tree anyhow.
Thank you again for your trouble Ronica.
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Ming says...
Hi,

I know this post is about 3 year old, but just try my lucky if any of you see it, as it's hard to find information about this similar situation.

We have a fig tree at our backyard since we bought our property a few year ago. It's around 20 feet tall, looks strong and healthy, with hundreds of health looking plumpy green figs every crop. The figs stay green until they drop; we tried to pick some when they're soft and big, but they never taste sweet, and they're not juicy (not gel like) inside but with soft white meat and lots of tiny bugs (wasps babies?) at the flowers inside. The figs smell fresh but almost tasteless to us, I am sure the insects like them though and probably the tree benefits them.

We will keep the tree no matter if the figs are inedible, however wondering if it's actually a tree can product edible figs if we do something?! We keep well watering and a bit of general fertilize it, the tree looks great. I found some info from internet about male fig tree, no sure if ours' one of those?! Any idea/advice are welcome.

Thanks.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
I have similar ones here, they came up as seedlings.
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David01 says...
Hi Ming,

Yes it is a capri fig. I have a couple in backyard to pollinate Smyrna type figs . Cheers
https://www.britannica.com/plant/caprifig
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Jay123 says...
Hi David you have great collection of fruit trees. How’s the weather in winter in Craigieburn and how do you care for them?
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David01 says...
Hi Jay123,

The same as Melbourne weather it is around 2C to 5C in July August. Sometimes we got -2C in winter for a few days.
All tropical fruit trees grow inside the heated greenhouse. Other fruit trees grow outside in pots or in ground as normal. Cheers
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Jay123 says...
Hi David,do you have any cherimoya seed I am happy to pay. Trying for a while to some plants but It’s so hard to get them.
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David01 says...
Hi jay123,

It's to early as fruits are not ready by october. Cheers
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Jay123 says...
Thank you David, I will keep looking.
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odiestella says...
Does anyone have any cuttings available of a caprifig? I am acquiring a Spanish Dessert Fig and apparently they will need pollination to fruit?
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JeremyM1 says...
Yup. It’s gone dormant so good time to send cuttings.
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odiestella says...
Happy to pay for a cutting if available to send??
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Elenidemos74 says...
Hi, would love to get some of your figs with the figs within if at all possible.

Common fig wasp is not within my QLD area. Have a capri fig planted, but no wasps. Have a small group of figs that require pollination to set fruit.
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JeremyM1 says...
odiestella, contact me on forum@jeremymearsdesign.com and we can organise something. Maybe just paypal for a prepaid postbag?
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IsabelleC says...
So exciting that the fig wasp is so close to Sydney.. but just not here yet! So Jeremy the first time I saw your post about fig wasp was in 2017, have you planted any new types of figs since then? Did you manage to get a calimyrna? Cheers
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JeremyM1 says...
Isabelle, yes, finally planted out the surviving Smyrna fig from the cuttings peter0003 provided all those years ago.

Thanks to Peter 003!

I also collected some black Genoa cuttings so am trying to strike those next
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IsabelleC says...
Hi Jeremy,

Nice!! I just wish those wasp hurry up and come up to Sydney! 🤣 well if you want to try a Calimyrna (sarilop) fig, let me know as I have a cutting sitting in my fridge!
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James9713 says...
Hi Isabelle, if you still have any calimyrna cuttings i would be very interested in getting one from you!!
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JeremyM1 says...
Good news everyone, picked one of my caprifigs and its full of wasps. Have no idea how to send them but at least those I sent cuttings to with a few old figs has a chance of having the wasp.
Any ideas for shipping? I live just outside Canberra if anyone wants to visit
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