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tmc2009

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This is the mislabled Desert King.  Whatever it is, it passed the splitting test since we are getting a lot of rain and no splits, not even cracking.  I picked this a little too late since it was mushy with little texture and slight after taste of mold starting to take hold.  It was also watery do to all the rain.  I would like to try this under drier conditions.

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Black Jack?
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Especially desired figs: UCD 187-25, UCD 200-48, UCD 157-17, UCD 309-B1, Princesa, Black Madeira, high quality sugar fig that ripens Sept-Oct.

Probable desired fig: Smith, St Jean, JH Adriatic, CddB, Gulbun, Pastilliere, Sucrette

Rooting:  Smith, CDDB--this pretty much means I have my fun tries (tho' important since they are truly desirable), and only interested for this year: Gulbun, BM, 187-25, or something wildly exotic or precious that nobody has any good reason to send me.

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I think you might be right.  I was hoping for something out of the ordinary.  I didn't think about Black Jack.  That cavity in the fig is a characteristic of Black Jack too.
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I have ripening black jacks right now and they look exactlylike yours.
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 All my figs have been exposed to  FMV,some have it, some don't. It doesn't seem to bother them so it doesn't bother me.
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How is the taste comparing with Negronne?
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I was persuaded that is was something better than Black Jack till I saw the interior. Mine are never that dark on the outside, but the interior does look like that. In good, warm, dry weather they will develop more juice and sugar, but the open eye does lead to spoilage if conditions are not just right.
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There is no comparison they are not even close to a nice ripe negronne.  Its interesting how different figs can perform depending on the environment.  Maybe in a hot dry climate these are acceptable figs?
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How is the taste comparing with Negronne?

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Black Jack is genetically related to Brown Turkey per UCD Research - they both have a large void in center. Big difference is that Black Jack looks like a winner - almost like Violette Soleis - till you cut it open. I sent a Black Jack to a forum member in SC year before last and I've seen the fruit - looked awesome - void not that large, but it was there.
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