[NAFEX] Looking for Fig
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Tue Apr 10 08:39:05 EDT 2007
The Gillette I have is not a true caprifig, at least here in Oregon.
The fruit does contain some male flowers, but it sets normal fruit
here and there are no fig wasps here. The quality is not as good as
figs such as Desert King, but it matures in cool seasons here.
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On Apr 10, 2007, at 4:14 AM, Bassem Samaan wrote:
Unfortunately I don't have this fig in specific, but is there anything
special about the Gillette fig? I have a Gillette razor though.
As far as fig mosaic, I've seen large figs that are very productive,
and have no problem as far as vigor. Fig mosaic doesn't spoil the fig
fruit, but it's only noticable on the leaves.
Are you aware that the Gillette is a caprifig? meaning it will never
fruit in areas where the fig wasps are not around to pollinate them.
Southern California and the mideterranean are the only regions that
this variety would set fruit.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Glen Skinner"
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [NAFEX] Looking for Fig
> Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 00:11:34 -0500
> Does anyone happen to know where I might be able to find a Gillette
> (aka: Cordelia, Croisic , St. John) fig plant, which does not have
> fig mosaic virus?
> Thank you,
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