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I found this fig last year in an old Italian community. The now owner knows nothing about it. It grows unprotected and will often die back to the ground. The only thing I remember about the taste is that it was pretty sweet with a slight berry taste.

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I know that one.  It's an unknown Italian Green.
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Haha
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Saratoga's sister?
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Art, we're not making fun of you, just bumping the thread till one of the real experts sees it.
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Art, that looks the same as the one I got from my neighbor last year. They had no idea what it was either, just that their Italian immigrant uncle planted it their in the early '70s and enjoyed a lot of wine sitting in it's shade. I gave a tree from it to Tony last year. I'll be interested to see if anyone recognizes it.

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don't know what that is, but sure looks good. and it's perfect size for one biter.


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I was not kidding when I mentioned Saratoga, see here:
http://figs4fun.com/Thumbnail_Saratoga.html

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Similar fruit, entirely different leaf though.
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That's what makes it hard to ID is the leaf pattern. If I had it sitting beside my Hardy Chicago, I wouldn't know which was which. Don't see many white figs with that type of leaf.
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Bob, I know you by now. I know your just playing.
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Aaron, How's the taste on your neighbors? This one is a keeper for me.
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Just as you describe yours, Art. Sweet, but with a pleasant berry taste.

My mother-in-law's tree (which Tony also has a chunk of) came to be in Pittsburgh when my father-in-law dug it out of her old yard in Ellwood City after her dad died. Maybe my neighbor's tree and yours had a similar common origin.

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Your probably right Aaron. They probably came from the same source.
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The history of a fig. A tree grows and has good fruit. 20 people take cuttings and plant the trees here and there. Before you know it we are all eating the same fig wondering. Small world indeed.
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Well there's a reason I couldn't figure out what this fig was. With this leaf pattern. It's not a white fig. I guess since I found it late last year it never turned dark.
So anybody that I sent extra cuttings to, that were labeled white unk. This is what you got.
I will post more pictures in the next few days.

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So are you now thinking Hardy Chicago?  Or maybe Sal's EL.  (They're so similar, and some people even say the same).

Mike   central NY state, zone 5a

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Very nice figs. Thanks for sharing.

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So are you now thinking Hardy Chicago?  Or maybe Sal's EL.  (They're so similar, and some people even say the same).

Mike   central NY state, zone 5a


They are not the same.
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