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TucsonKen

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I received this tree as a rooted sucker last year and it's grown very enthusiastically without fruiting, until just recently. I picked the first ripe fig this morning and can see why "georgiafig" is so enthusiastic about this variety--sweet, juicy, soft skin, good size, and delicious. It also seems completely unfazed by the desert climate. Next year I will try pruning it way back to see if I can encourage more fruiting rather than vegetative growth.

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Very interesting. Can you let me know more about the fig? I would be very interest in some cuttings.
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Pete, here's a post about it. Scroll down till you see GeorgiaFig's post:
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/14336-pix-and-other-people-experience-with-it-4907582?

In addition, here's an email he sent me:

"Hi Ken.  That fig doesn't have any impressive history or even a name that I know of, but it's a really good fig nonetheless.  It's a strong, healthy grower, and produces good crops of large white (kind of yellow/green actually) with an amber interior.  Very sweet, good flavor, and good for fresh eating, preserves or drying.  I get more of these than any other fig I have.  Vasile (Herman) said it was a modern hybrid selected for the production of fig paste.  I bought it at a nursery here labeled as a "Celeste" about 10 years ago.  It is definitely NOT a Celeste.  I got lucky that time as it is much, much better, so I am very happy to share my good luck with you and others.  It is very healthy (no FMV), quick growing, and pretty enough to grow in the front yard (see my posts on "Yellow Unknown" for pictures).  It has a few very large brebas, but the main crop is quite large and early (by the middle of July here in North Georgia which is pretty early here).  Hope it will do as well for you as it has for us.  I'm pretty sure the already rooted sucker from around the base will take right off.  If the cuttings start you can share them with others, and if for whatever reason none of them grow; not a problem, I am happy to send more in the Spring."

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Poor GeorgiaFig is going to log on to a full mailbox.  :)

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That really does look like something from the California breeding program.  Is there much reason to think this isn't 276-49?  Pretty sure Ray Givens was growing that one at some point, and the F4F database mentions that it's in the trade...


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looking back at the pix, it seems to have very long neck. and interior looks wonderful. and very tight eye. good characteristics for the humid environment.. tight eye that is..
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Shah8, I have no idea what it may or may not be. Early on, the leaves and growth habit seemed indistinguishable from the Conadria growing next to it; I floated that idea past Georgiafig and he assured me it was different. He was certainly correct. There are so many varieties of figs out there that I don't think I'll even try to match it to something else. "Unknown" works for me.

Pete, here are some current shots, now that the tree has matured a little more:
  


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TucsonKen,


Good lookin fig! Just throwing it out there, do you think it could be an LSU Hollier?


Thanks, donpaid
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I don't have the knowledge necessary to figure out what an unknown fig may, or may not, be. I'll leave that to the experts. I just know that, to my taste, it's a very good fig, a vigorous grower, and quite productive. It seems very well suited to conditions in my yard.
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Gotcha, thanks. Here's the picture of the fig that I thought appeared similar. Enjoy!

HOLLIER
DESCRIPTION 
A very dependable, superb clone, medium to large fig. Sweet and excellent flavor. (013) In the trade, but not an official release from the LSU program. (May be the same as Guilbeau.) (006b) Good growth in 2002. (006c)Excellent flavored, very sweet, light green figs ripen even in cool weather. This LSU release is very dependable, producing medium-large fruit. (1158)
 
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FIGS 4 FUN COLLECTION:
Accession No. 2013 (0-13) 
Accession No. 2363 (3A-13) 
Accession No. 0155 

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The fruits on my tree are nearly all as in the  photo I posted earlier: much wider than they are tall, which doesn't seem to match the Hollier photo. It will be interesting to see if there's any change this year.
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