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Since I only have room for two medium sized trees, I'd like to get suggestions on what varieties would be best choices. Factors for me are:

flavor
productivity
heartiness/consistency
closed eye / non splitting (ants and fruit flies)
two trees that ripen at different times so the fun lasts longer
brebas not required unless good and plentiful
prefer dark but one dark, one green also works

I think I have the wasp here so trees needing pollination are possible. I'm looking to acquire at least 2yr old or 3-5 gallon size trees. Please feel free to suggest way more than two since I don't know how available they will be.

Thanks in advance.

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i am growing many varieties, and undoubtedly the ones that meet all of your criteria is #1 Dark Portuguese (Bass), #2 Brooklyn White (Bass) and #2 (tie) Lebanese Red (Bass),

I am in SoCal zone 10 as well, and for flavor, versatility, productivity, consistency, disease and pest resistance, completely tight closed eye, no splitting due to excessive watering or humidity.

The ones above have been tried and tested, although i am still evaluating others as well. So far, those have earned places in the limited space/ ground we have.


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I personally prefer dark berry and bordeaux type figs too. I am not a fan of Brown Turkey or other sugary/ mild flavored type figs. I am in Socal, USDA zone 10b, Sunset 22, about 5 miles from the coast.

My vote is for a Strawberry Verte. I know its an adriatic type, but its an excellent fig. Whether we have a hot summer or cool overcast summer, Strawberry Verte never ever disappoints. A CRFG member reccommended it many years ago as a good cool, coastal choice. It starts mid to late season for us, and produces over a long time. It has a tight eye, doesn't split, medium to large sized fruit, green exterior so slightly less obvious to birds, great raspberry jammy flavor, productive, and not a monsterously large tree, especially with annual pruning. It is a nice color contrast to darker figs on a tray. And even if I accidentally pick SV a day or so early, they are still pretty decent. The only other fig in my collection that has earned an inground spot is Violette de Bourdeax, but its figs are smaller and it isn't as productive as SV.




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Hello Nick:  You are growing quite a few varieties! So your recommendation for #1 Dark Portuguese (Bass), #2 Brooklyn White (Bass) and #2 (tie) Lebanese Red (Bass) is very good information to have. I actually never heard of these before your reply. Encanto has the biggest list of available figs that I know of but I could not find any of these three on it. What sources are there to get trees of these varieties?

Hanbury: I'm glad Strawberry Verte has worked out so well for you, thanks for sharing that information. Others in SoCal also say it is a very good fig. I like that it has comparatively good availability compared to many of the lesser know varieties. I do want to grow one.

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harveyc, bass, or greenfin on this forum have them or usually make them available at times during the year. would contact them for more information
harveyc owns figaholics.com
bass owns treesofjoy.com
james owns figcuttings.com

those three are known trusted sources in my opinion



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