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A hello and a couple of questions

Postby posturedoc » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:47 pm

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Hello from Reno, NV. I've been reading the Cloudforest forums off and on for years and thought it was time to make it official. Questions are always great motivators for joining in, and I have a couple that I hope one or more of you can answer.

I went to the CRFG scion exchange in Sacramento last Sunday. I had a great time and picked up lots of wood I look forward to grafting or rooting. I have a particular interest in figs and picked up cuttings of several varieties, but while chatting with several other folks who had questions about figs, I may have mislabeled one variety.

There were three Italian numbered varieties, 253, 395 and ???. I picked up 395 and one of the other two, which I thought was 253, but ended up with one labeld Italian 265, a number I can't find in the internet literature. Did any of you attend the Sacramento exchange and do you recall the third Italian numbered fig? For those of you who may be familiar with the fig cuttings generally made available to all of the CRFG exchanges, do you know what the third Italian numbered fig was (I'm assuming the Italians were all taken from Prusch Park)? Finally, if I did not have a distraction malfunction and, indeed, have Italian 265, can anybody shed some light on what type of fig I have?

One further question: Outside of the weekend each December when lots of the cuttings available at these exchanges are taken from Prusch Park, are there any other times when cuttings are available from the trees in the fig collection, even green cuttings while the trees are actively growing? I visit the Bay Area on occasion and would love to make a trip to see the orchards in the park but it would be an extra plus if I could walk away with a few unusual and difficult to find fig cuttings while I was there.

Thanks,

Neil

Re: A hello and a couple of questions

Postby Axel » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:26 pm

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Welcome. I didn't go to the Sacramento scion exchange, you may want to post in the main forum. The fig collection at Prush Park is public, I am sure someone from the Santa Clara chapter can help you.
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Re: A hello and a couple of questions

Postby posturedoc » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:59 am

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Thanks, Axel. I'll repost in the main forum.

Re: A hello and a couple of questions

Postby mgginva » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:11 pm

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Neil,
Howdy stranger.

Re: A hello and a couple of questions

Postby posturedoc » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:46 pm

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Yo, Mike! Glad to have another familiar poster here.


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