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Instead of hi-jacking my own thread, I thought I would start another about the figs for sale at Almost Eden (AE) figs. I trust that Dennis (snaglpus) while chime in and add his photos here since he has purchased fig trees from them previously and recently.

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Dennis...
AE seems to have expanded their selection of figs to include many not available via retail:
  • Bissiri #1
  • Bissiri #2
  • Brooklyn Dark
  • Brooklyn White
  • Delcon (??)
  • Jurapa (Jurupa, right??)
  • Petite Negra
  • Purple Passion (??)
  • Red Italian (??)
  • Syrian Long
  • Wuhan

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...Yeap, AE have expanded their selection.  Ebay is starting to get a bit pricey for me.  People are bidding on trees that may need the fig wasp.  AE's prices are very reasonable!

Last week I ordered:

Bissiri2
Brooklyn Dark
Delcon
Red Italian

My trees came Tuesday.  I potted them up in gallon pots yesterday.  I always soak my trees in root hormone for a day before transplanting them.  I'll post some pics within the hour.  I already have Jurapa, PN, Purple Passion, Syrian Long and Wuhan from John and other sources.  Syrian Long and Wuhan are have interesting leaf patterns.


Dennis,
I have a few questions:
  • Do you have a description for Delcon?
  • Is Jurapa actually Jurupa?If so, then maybe you can suggest that John from AE should correct their spelling to mitigate any confusion. Is it from UCDavis?
  • Is the Wuhan sourced from UCDavis?
  • Is Red Italian the same one that Jon has on his varieties page?

Thanks


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Pretty sure delcon is misspelled probably Deleon wich I have and produces tasty brebas no ripe main crop yet also have their strawberry fig.
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Jimmy,

What do you mean by ?? after the name of the figs. Do those spark your interest?
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Someone must've supllied Almost Eden with starter trees, as Bissiri is a local outlet here in Philly. Mr Bissiri has been selling his trees for about 50 years, but as far as I know hasn't sold wholesale, so I'm guessing a memeber provided them. They have a nice selection. Good luck with your trees
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They have quite a variety now. Several rare ones not commonly found in commercial nurseries.

Along with Durio, a good place for the newbie or rookie to expand out of the common starter varieties.

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JD, I have a pretty good rapport with John from AE.  We've talked on the phone several times.  I don't know who provides him fig cuttings but I do know that he and Dalton have some of the same sources.  They both carry the Purple Passion fig that I sent you and nobody else has them.  I took a hunch buying some unknown figs like Delcon, Bissiri, and Red Italian.  I took a hunch about 3 years ago and purchase one of Bass's Ronde de Bordeaux and today it's one highly requested hard to find figs.   I am hoping his Red Italian, Birrissi and Delcon will be the same.  I have a fig addiction.    Hehehe


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Rafed,

I put question marks (??) by the figs that I had never heard of or that I thought were mispelled. I did not realize that Red Italian was on the varieties list so I will remove the (??) from that name.

 

I am looking forward to seeing Dennis' photos. I am curious to see what the products (4" and 1 gallon) look like.


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I sent John some of my named varieties, Salem dark, Salem white, Syrian white, Brooklyn white, brooklyn Dark. Bassiri 1 and 2 came from a Philadelphia member. 


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thanks Bass!  I figured those came from you.  It's all good!  Well here are the photos of Red Italian, Bissiri, Delcon, and Yellow Magnolia. 
cheers,

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I don't grow the others but I am certain you will be happy with the Bissiri
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Just wanted to add that I had a good experience with Almost Eden as well.  John was great to deal with and I'd definitely purchase from him again. I'm also curious to see how the red italian and Zeke's black turn out. Anyone know the difference between bisirri #1 and #2?
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I have them as Bissiri Dark and Bissiri White as they were sold to me, by Mr Bissiri, however, the white really isn't white or light as I would think. It is a kind of light purple brown, with a light interior. The dark is a smallish fig, very tasty. Not sure what the 1 and 2 designation means. I would guess they apply to dark and light as mine are, probably something Almost Eden applied to them    
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BLB perhaps in another new thread you one day can post picture of the Bissiri DARK one . It somewhat perked my interest last season but i was not sure if it need the wasp at the time.
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Yes Martin be happy to when the fruit ripens. No wasp, it's been in Philly for over 50 years and is very fruitful, one of my favorites, even if it is a dark.
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Good to know!  I guess I'll have to wait and see which one is "white" and which one is dark.
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I had bissirri #1 & #2 but lost Bissirri #1 over winter. The bissiri #2 I have im pretty sure is the black one.

Bissirri#2 is on the left.



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Hello Barry, Does Mr. Bissiri still sell these fig trees? And if so, do you have a contact number or address?


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The correct spelling is "Bisirri" pansy nursery  215-333-6755.
I sent Almost Eden some of those cuttings. I recently talked to John (AE) about the spelling of those cuttings

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Thank you Ricci will change spelling on my tag.
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Hi Luke, The number is above in Jazzbass' post. Yes he still does sell his fig trees  
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I think we are both wrong on the spelling Ric. It's listed as Bissirr,i double ss and double rr I was spelling it with the double ss only.
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I just called them. It is spelled Bisirri. That is what the person said,who answered the phone.
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I made a visit there today and picked up a black and a white. Or if Bisirri#1 and a Bisirri#2. I talked to the grand daughter and she knows nothing about the names, only one is white and one black. She also told me she doesn't know how the white one even taste because she only eats the dark fig. The tagging of the trees are the trees with a basil tag are suppose to be white and no tag is a dark fig. Hopefully I have one of each. She was very friendly and to know more I would have to talk to her grand papa, who was napping at the time. If your thinking of getting one of these trees this year, they close at the end of this week for the season. I'm sure if you call the number and they have trees left they will sell them to you?? And they have trees left. Jazzbass is correct in the spelling, as I too asked to make sure.


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Forgot to ask, which one is what? Bisirri#1 is         Bisirri#2   Meaning which fig is dark and which is white???


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LOL, it probably would help if the phone listing had it spelled corectly,thanks Ric
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Luke very happy that you were able to find him and get those trees, you will be as well!! 
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I'll give them a try.  Ordered the Champagne Fig, LSU Gold, & Stella fig.
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Lukeott,
I hope that they are correct.

 I introduced the Bisirri figs to Bass and a few other members of the forum a few years ago. Mr. Bisirri's is very close to my work place. I first met his son (Joe) and we talk almost an hour. I first purchased the purple fig. Then a few weeks later purchase the white ( so it said on the tag). Later that season, I found out that both are purple. So I returned to Bisirri's to let them know about the problem. Both figs being purple. I spoke to Joe again.

Here is the problem that I have found.

1. Joe told me that customers and their children mix the tags up when putting tags back in pots. Or it could be the person's that work there re-placing the wrong tags in the pots.

2. Also said that family member and friends have (the one 's that are from Italy) visited and have placed their fig cuttings in the nursery. So they maybe from the same region but not from the 4 fig trees grown at the nursery.

3. I purchase another tree last season that was marked white. Well, that one is purple also.

But, what I have noticed is that the three (3) are different. Or at least the seem that way to me.  I will have to ask Barry and Dan to stop by to check this out. Just to make sure that I am not crazy.

So this season I stopped by and finally spoke to Mr. Bisirri himself. I told him the story. He felt sorry for the mix up. He offered to have me stop by when the white figs are ripe and share them with me.

That is why I numbered them until I get the correct figs from that nursery. I am sorry if I have confused any or all of you.


The Bisirri family come from Ascoli Penco Marche region of Italy. Mr. Bisirri came to the U.S.A when he was 5 yrs old ( he is in his 90's I think).

I am sure that the Bisirri family is trying to do everything possible to sell the correct figs from his place of birth.


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Jazz, thanks for the story.  It's all good!  I am just excited to have one of the Bisirri's.  Maybe one day I will get lucky and get Bisirri 1.

thanks!


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Snagplus,

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Hey Jazz, So your saying there are more types then the #1 and #2 ? I was under the impression that there were only the two. The plot thickens. Would sure like more answers. Can you post pics of both so I can compare with my trees? I will look and compare with nelson20vt but as of right now seems not sure which one is still alive. If not we will find out when fruit ripens.


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Just recieved my 3 figs.  

Awesome job!   The quality of these plants are very good.   No visible signs of FMV.  Very nice leaves.  Packed well.  He predicted they would arrive on Thursday and they got here 2 days early.  

Lots of good email coorespondence prior to shipping.





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I potted these up on Tuesday and put them right outside.   They are fine even with the 100 degree heat we're getting.

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Water them and keep them in the garage for a couple days and then gradually move out into the sun.

Look real nice BTW.
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I think they are used to the heat, after all they were grown in the deep south. They do look like greenhouse grown plants to me though, so read Rafed's advice again and follow it or you may get some burn on the leaves.
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They aren't even phased by the heat.  I got lucky I guess.  

John just e-mailed me.  He just added moreavailability on his figs.   Checking it out tonight.  

Guys, I got problems!  Wife's at the point right now where she just chuckles at me.




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