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Yeah, I’ve heard the same and plan on trying that, thanks. I’ve tried many and have come to like the Big Beef the best. Good producer and great taste. Brandy wine is my absolute favorite but it requires more cool weather than we normally get. If you have them in your neck of the woods, plant a couple after your last frost. The leaves look like potato vine leaves so don’t become alarmed. 

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1 hour ago, Coop said:

So, I don’t know if these will ripen off the vine? 

Sure will. Place them somewhere cool ish like 65F and in 1-2 weeks they'll taste like they just came off the vine. I ripened about 20 lbs of green ones like this. The pasta sauce they made is amazing.

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1 hour ago, B1rdhunter said:

Supposedly if you put them in a brown paper sack in a cool place/ basement they will ripen.

 

Not necessary. I've experimented with sacks or boxes under plastic on the counter in the sun it's all about the same. Big thing is if ones start to go rotten to get them away asap. it might happen to 1 or 2 out of 100.

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I don’t know but probably. They have already out grown their cages so I took a bunch of cuttings and will root and plant the, along with some new plants, just in case. 

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My son spent some time in North Carolina & became good friends with a guy who flew an A-10. In one of their big training exercises he actually "shot down" an F16, something that is very rare.

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I went t visit an uncle in Tucson AZ. and from his place you could hear and see the A-10's taking off from Davis–Monthan Air Force Base.  I could have sat on his porch all day and watched that.   They're one of those planes that have a distinct sound to them.

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When I was in Tucson several years ago, we bought 3fer tickets to the DM bone yard, the excellent Pima air and space museum, and a Titan missile silo. I don't remember how much they were, but it was a bargain. The Titan silo was an especially profound experience.

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25 minutes ago, drzaius said:

DM bone yard, the excellent Pima air and space museum, and a Titan missile silo.

Been to all those myself and well worth it.  Pima Air museum was the last thing I did with my dad before he passed.

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1 hour ago, RichardA said:

Try walking the airplane graveyard. I did it once, it's almost haunting.

The stories those planes could tell huh.

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13 hours ago, drzaius said:

My son spent some time in North Carolina & became good friends with a guy who flew an A-10. In one of their big training exercises he actually "shot down" an F16, something that is very rare.

That would indeed be rare! They’re not really made for air to air combat. I’m so glad they didn’t retire them, nothing else in the inventory comes close for ground support, although the AC-130 isn’t half bad. That 105 howitzer onboard is incredible. But the Warthog gets close in and personal.

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2 hours ago, RichardA said:

Try walking the airplane graveyard. I did it once, it's almost haunting.

I’ve been to a few of those around the country and found some amazing “bones” in out of the way places. It does make you ponder the history. I was sad when they decided to use up the inventory of retired F4s for target practice...

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10 hours ago, Chet said:

I went t visit an uncle in Tucson AZ. and from his place you could hear and see the A-10's taking off from Davis–Monthan Air Force Base.  I could have sat on his porch all day and watched that.   They're one of those planes that have a distinct sound to them.

Living in Portland, OR for a while I spent a bit of time around the PDX airport where the Guard F-16s would take off in pairs. You could certainly tell when they took of compared to any commercial flight. It was awesome to watch. Gives you goose bumps :) A real sharp, cracking, determined sound compared to the whoosh of, say, a Boeing.

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