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Large fig and beautiful foliage like you said. Is very humid? Maybe thats an issue with the rot. Great video. Lot less windy 5henbyour last video lol
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Never heard of this variety. Doesn't look appealing.
Enjoy your videos very much. Thanks

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Large fig and beautiful foliage like you said. Is very humid? Maybe thats an issue with the rot. Great video. Lot less windy 5henbyour last video lol


Hey Richie.  Humidity is low where I live.  I'm in the desert.  Some figs just seem prone to developing mold inside.  I think bugs entering through the eye have something to do with it.

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Never heard of this variety. Doesn't look appealing. Enjoy your videos very much. Thanks


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I'm glad you posted this Joe. This year my potted Havasu has some brebas on it, I have been debating on removing them because it is a late fig for me so far, I don't remember Dave or anyone else mentioning brebas on it. After being in the garage for a week because of bad weather I noticed most of the brebas on this one are dropping on their own. I still haven't tasted a proper main crop fig from it due to critters and lateness but like you said, it does seem to ripen earlier each year; so I'm hopeful for this year. I really do like the tree though and I agree it is very attractive with the big Jurassic Park leaves that stand out from the rest.

Thanks for posting, good video, your yard is looking pretty cool and I think some shade is gonna be nice.   :)

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Thanks Calvin! Hope you have a good year for figs up in Colorado.
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Thanks Calvin! Hope you have a good year for figs up in Colorado.

Joe keep your videos coming. Like to see more of the black madeira. Its my favorite tree in your yard so far. Do you have a better variety that is doing as,well as it. Not only is,it,a good fig its,a huge tree and a,big producer. Nice work.

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Thanks for posting the video! Keep it up:)
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Joe keep your videos coming. Like to see more of the black madeira. Its my favorite tree in your yard so far. Do you have a better variety that is doing as,well as it. Not only is,it,a good fig its,a huge tree and a,big producer. Nice work.


Hi Richie.  I'll do another video of the Black Madeira when the main crop starts to ripen.  Besides the Black Madeira I have 3 other varieties that have been my favorite so far.

My overall best performer year in and year out since I planted fig trees at this house in 2011 is an unknown tree I've been calling Joe's Jersey.  It's similar to Hardy Chicago but performs better for me.  This tree is originally from the house I lived in as a kid in New Jersey in the 1980's.  I have multiple specimens growing in my yard in AZ now.  It is very healthy and productive.  I love the taste of the fruit.  It ripens a fruit at almost every leaf on the tree.
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Desert King is also one of my favorite trees.  I look forward to the breba crop to start off the fig season every year.
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I also have a fig tree that originally came from a cutting from the old Spanish mission at Santa Barbara.  I don't know exactly what variety it is but it is a green fig that has awesome flavor.  I've been calling this fig Green Mission.
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I'll be doing videos of all 3 varieties later this year.


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Thanks for posting the video! Keep it up:)


Thanks bigmike!

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Love your figs Joe, they are an inspiration to me and I am following your lead and growing my figs (heck, all my trees) in bush form.

Bought a Desert King this year (DWN tree) and it up and died on me! I'll have to try one again someday though since it is in your top 3. Green the desert!

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Love your figs Joe, they are an inspiration to me and I am following your lead and growing my figs (heck, all my trees) in bush form.

Bought a Desert King this year (DWN tree) and it up and died on me! I'll have to try one again someday though since it is in your top 3. Green the desert!


Thanks greyongray!

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Another great presentation, Joe.  Really fun to see Havasu spotlighted in your video.  Funny thing  about the rot.  I find it very rarely.  Also really cool that you have ripe fruit already.   Probably won't be eating any figs here in zone 8  for another month.
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Hi Dave! Funny thing is I've eaten several more brebas off the Havasu tree since the video and they havent had any rot. Probably had something to do with weather conditions at the time of the video. I also let the newer brebas hang on the tree longer and the flavor has been more developed and less watery.
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If anyone is interested, I have about 20 starts of this Havasu variety currently growing both in pots outside and some also in ground under a row cover, for pick up only, in central Arizona (about an hours drive south of Flagstaff). 


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I never had any Brebas from my Havasu because it dies back every year here but the main crop is very tasty and large. 

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Dave the Havasu tree you gave me is doing really well.  Here is a photo of it from this evening:

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It is a healthy, fast growing tree.  I can see that it wants to get BIG.  My family enjoys sitting on that bench under the shade of the Havasu tree.  The fruit is large and very tasty.

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Very cool.  Dog looks happy too.  Going to be a banner year here for figs and berries.

Hope you and your family are well, Joe.

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All the best to you and yours too Dave.  Havasu keeps growing fast!  Its filled in a lot even from that recent photo.  Brebas should start to ripen soon.  Can't wait!
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All the best to you and yours too Dave.  Havasu keeps growing fast!  Its filled in a lot even from that recent photo.  Brebas should start to ripen soon.  Can't wait!


Joe, I can't wait for your 2017 fig videos. 

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Thanks Vinny!
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