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Herman2

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For in ground trees,natural ripening,no gimmicks!

Ripe now: Improved Celeste
Started to ripe now
:Ronde de Bordeaux
 Malta black
Also, Florea ,at my friend John house,started ripening about the same time as Improved Celeste
If you have an in ground tree that got ripe ,Please post the information ,and pinpoint the location,and if you know the climatic zone.
Only fig in ground in normal growing conditions tell us what variety is early ripening,and what variety is late.
Thanks anticipated
Please,make sure they are main crop,grown,on the new branches that grew this Spring.
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My Ronde De Bordeaux is starting to ripe now,

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Calvert, Ischia White, and Ischia Green and ripening right now. all the rest are still waiting for what, i don't know. 
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Pete I think yours may be in pot no? I really wanna hear what your Ischia White is like btw...

Only my gimmick trees are ripening!! Hardy Chicago may end up being the first one with no gimmicks... Hopefully can contribute to this list more in a couple seasons.
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persian, i only had 2 off Ischia White so far. both taken early due to daily rain. can't really judge them on those two. tho, they were sweet. not the same fig as Ischia Green as some indicated sometime go. they are something different by the look of the fig and the leaf. 

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/show_single_post?pid=1278961998&postcount=1

edit: all my trees are in pot. 

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I've been getting Celeste for about a week now.  Zone 7 north Ga.  Got my first ever Hardy Chicago today.

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Herman2,
Thanks for posting this info. Its invaluable to growers looking to plant in ground trees. It enables us to chose cultivars that not only will ripen in our area, but those that will produce over our entire season.

The Bronx, NYC Zone 7B, in ground trees that are producing main crop figs are "Unknown" Italian Honey types (3 different locations). Attached is a ripe fig picture taken Friday 8/9/13.
Leaf_Nancylight_maincropFig2_8-9-13.jpg 

BTW, I just wanted say that the improved Celeste has not received enough respect. It has far surpassed any "hype" that has been used to describe it. It  is the healthiest, most productive and one of the earliest in my yard, and I will be able to comment on the in ground characteristics next year in Zone 6B.
Leaf_improvedCelestePP_7-29-13.jpg 


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Pete;
the pix show clearly,Italian Honey,also known as Marseilles white in France.
Those longitudinal lines on the skin,and the seeds,and amber interior tells it all.
That is not an unknown.
Also called SAINT Anthony,Latarulla.
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Here are pixies of,my earliest main crop cultivars.
I had much larger Ronde de Bordeaux fruit but it is gone,no pix.
Ronde de B makes variable fruit size.
Improved Celeste made more fruits previously but excessive rains damaged them.

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Thanks for the picture Herman, I'm in North Jersey and even my potted trees have not ripened any main crop fruits yet. Last night it was 50. I just checked the long range forecast and thankfully next week looks much warmer.

 Peter
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Pete:I think your plants are young,and when younger than 5 years old ,they ripe fruits much later than they suppose to,even tho they might be early ripening cultivars,and even if they are in pots.
Of course late ripening cultivars like Madeira Black,Col de Dame,Preto,are late here too,even tho,i have mature plants.
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my 4 inground figs have not ripened yet, great growth and a lot of figs!....they are 5-6 years old: celeste, dark Portuguese, Italian honey and naples white.....last year they started to ripen in the beginning to the middle of sept. anyway....like PHD, all my potted figs aren't ready either...this year will be late due to the rain and cooler temps, i'm joel in west hunterdon county,nj zone 6b
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Not in your area but in 6b and my Ginos black are ripening
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Only have one fig tree in ground, Grimo Natalina.
It has been in ground for 2 winters, and this is first season that it makes figs.
Still none ripe.

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I picked two figs today from my Hardy Chicago. It was planted in ground in spring of 2012. Even though it was wrapped for winter it died to the ground and was slow to sprout but has grown to about 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide. The HC trees in pots started ripening about two weeks earlier than the in ground tree.

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Tony, just curious, how do you get your tree to grow upside down...LOL
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It's hard to water it, I get a shower everytime! Lol
It's also easier to reach the figs on top.

I'm using my IPad and sometimes things don't go as planned. I'll try to correct it for your viewing pleasure. Lol

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An upright Hardy Chicago.

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That's a really nice looking tree, however, the stock on it just fell after you righted it. :)
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Zone 9- 45 Miles South if New Orleans

Many cultivars are done, while some are putting on another crop. These four are the only ones producing.

Negronne- really starting to hit its stride
Southern Brown Turkey
White Marseille
Hardy Chicago

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I'm finally getting ripe figs from an unknown green fig from Calabria, Italy. The tree was planted in 2011. The next year I only got a couple figs from it but this year it's producing a few dozen and they're a few weeks earlier. Not too bad for freezing to ground level.

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Nicely done Tony!
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Thanks Tami and I didn't even put it upside down!!
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Our in ground figs started to ripen main crop figs here September 15th. We started picking fruit on September 19th.

The order in which they started to ripen was; Danny's Delight, Sal's EL, Hardy Hartford and Hardy Chicago.

Danny's Delight was also the first to ripen, last year.

Bob @ T. Pine zone 5b/6a Connecticut
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Bob,This year ,it was very unsuitable climate for figs here and I think you are in the same general area.
All cultivars produce ripe fruits later than they suppose to.
Some cultivars will start the ripening process and will never finish,and after about 8 days of ripening if you harvest the said fruit it is spoiled,not ripe.
If you harvest it after about 5 days when it start getting ripe,then it is not ripe properly ,missing sugar and flavor.
It is all because of the cold nights,and cool days we have.
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Although not planted in ground, the improved Celeste are holding their own against this cold weather. The small 2 year old tree has been steadily ripening (good tasting) figs, even with night time temperatures down to 30's and 40's for more than a week. It will be one of the first trees that will be planted in ground next spring.

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I agree:My In ground Improved Celeste started,now to ripe a second crop,after 2 week brake.
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