Register  |   | 
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
DesertDance

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 4,507
Reply with quote  #1 
In the Belleclare video with Martha, the owner spoke about his father's tree being a "sport," of Italian Everbearing.  I was wondering the name of that sport, and if anyone here has cuttings available.  I'd love that one!

"Sport" is a topic we never discuss here, and I don't mean football, just a variety that mutates on any given tree into a different fig.  Insights?

Suzi


__________________
Zone 9b, Southern California. "First year they sleep, Second year they creep, Third year they leap!"  Wish List:  I wish all of you happy fig collecting!  My wishes have been fulfilled!
pitangadiego

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 5,516
Reply with quote  #2 
It is a branch that actually has mutated, and hence is a different variety, since it is different genetically, but not one that was produced sexually, via seed.

Panache is believed to have been a "sport" of a green fig many, many years ago, and frequently mutates back, presumably to what it was originally. They are also called chimeras, and are often unstable and revert back to their previous form Many variegated plants are "sports", originally.

In fruiting plants, the change may only be reflected in different leaves, or different tasting fruit, or more vigorous growth, etc.

__________________
Encanto Farms Nursery
http://encantofarms.com
http://figs4fun.com
http://webebananas.com
"pitangadiego" everywhere
HarveyC

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 3,318
Reply with quote  #3 
Suzi, see here: http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/Weeping-Fig-Aldo-Corleone-5527206
__________________

Harvey - Correia Farms
Isleton, CA (Sacramento County) USDA zone 9b, Sunset zone 14

http://www.figaholics.com
https://www.facebook.com/Figaholics
DesertDance

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 4,507
Reply with quote  #4 
Uh oh!  Another one for the wish list :-)
Suzi

__________________
Zone 9b, Southern California. "First year they sleep, Second year they creep, Third year they leap!"  Wish List:  I wish all of you happy fig collecting!  My wishes have been fulfilled!
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.