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I'm wondering if anyone else grows this variety. If you do what was the skin color on yours? 
At UC Davis it was a green skin, from what I remember. Here's what it looks like on Jon's page taken by Ken Love at UC davis

Min looked quite different than that. It was a red color.


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Bass, I'm finding that the soil plays a big part in how figs look. I received 6 cuttings from Herman of Marseilles Black VS, in 2009. One was grafted onto a Hardy Chicago and the other five were rooted. 

Of the five rooted, four were planted in the ground and one was kept in a pot, for a back up. I never got a chance to lime the ones in the ground. But did apply a lot of lime to the potted Marseilles Black VS. The Potted fig has a lot more darker color then the figs that were place in the ground without the lime. Even though it's late in the season the potted Marseilles Black VS is nice and dark. But, the in ground ones are half green looking. But just as ripe as the potted ones 

We have noticed this with other plants also. One of the reasons why figs have been so hard for us to identify figs and find the right ones for our area. 

Are you growing this fig in a pot or in the ground?

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Bass, the yellow pix was taken by Ken Love. If you see the rest of the pix, at Davis they are quite dark, but here the are much more like you pic.

See UCR 160-50


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It may be true but hard to believe that the fig fruits in the pictures at  UCR 160-50 , the ones at "Accession at USDA/UC Davis, taken September 2008 by Jon Verdick" and the ones at "Accession at Figs 4 Fun, San Diego CA 2008 by Encanto Farms Nursery" are of the same variety!
I guess it makes it more fun.

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Most of the numbered varieties at davis were green figs, except for this one. I remember it being green there but I might be wrong. The pollination can do strange things.
Anyways it is a good tasty fig. Possibly a late variety, mine ripened around the time of Black Madeira. 

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Yes, they were still green and unripe when we were there.

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