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Kim I also had Bournabout and,Panache here in NJ and did just as poorly.I discaeded them.

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Hi Herman!

Im sorry to hear that you had the same problems with those two, but also a little relieved ;) that way I can blame the figs no me haha.



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Kim, I have Bournabat here in zone 8 florida not quite as hot but still brutal and it is doing well it is still small but put on a few fruits and is growing nicely.
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Hey Jim!
That is actually even better news bc it means theres a great reason to buy another one and try again.  I think I might have planted the Bournabat in ground a little young (Im trying to follow the "in a pot for at least 3 years" rule these days). The winter damaged it severly but did not touch the UP and Stella. The irony was the Bournabat was the one I made the order just to get :) I shall try try again.

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My Bourabat is still in a pot for one more year the early frost gets young figs down here they don't have a chance to go dormant.
also have panachee but no figs just little striped rocks that taunt me then fall off


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Bournabout is cauducous and need polination.
You will have to import Fig wasp,or polinate manually,so they do not drop hakf size.
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Hi Herman2

I am having second thoughts about the bournabat I will check in the morning and make sure that is the one I got figs on there was one unripe fig on the one that I believe is bournabat but now with what you say I will have to double check I don't want to give out bad info and next time I will double check before saying anything instead of relying on my memory.


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Jim, thats more than I have got with my Panachee and Herman Wow really??  Thats news to me, I really have not found too much info on it other than its a tasty fig. Well thats sad news. Guess I will move on to the next one :)  Thanks for the info!


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Here in Lake Woebegone (Havasu), which is the lower Colorado River basin, my Black Mission and Kadota fig trees seem to be doing better than most others.  They seem to be able to take the day after day 110+ temps, the alkali rocky soil, and the saline city water just fine.

This makes me very happy, as not much else other than cactus and mesquite will grow here.

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Hi Herman2
It was Monstrueuse that had the figs not bourabat both of those figs have no main trunk and are growing horizontal so I guess I got them mixed up.
THANK YOU for making me question what I said, I would hate for someone to read that I got figs and go out and buy one and waist time and money.



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Yes Bournabat is cauducous,-----while Monstruese is parthenocarpic,and it fruitted here too thow it had a grave case of Fig Mosaic virus.

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Production wise even in the cool growing season of 2008 is my Sals i bought from edible landscaping years ago, every year its a great producer of figsand still number one in that regards - production.

Taste wise i reserve for another time as i have new types yet to small to evaluate that i believe will surpass the curent ones tastewise i favor in years to come.

Interesting thread as many of our palates may taste the same fig in a different way along with different climates that do effect the taste of a fig somewhat.

All mine currently grown in containers.
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How about recommendations for the Texas Hill Country which is central Texas. I am 90 miles west of Austin. I would like to grow a professional orchard and have many varieties.

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I would first plant a couple of fig trees,inground and check the roots of the end of the year,for nematode in soil.
Once you find out soil is void of Nematodes then you can invest and plant as many trees as you want.
Here what I would recomend for your area:
Adriatic JH,Atreano,Mission,Marseilles vs black,Hardy Chicago,Sal Corleone,and Gene strains,Bataglia green, Gino's fig,Malta Black,Aubique Petite,Violette de Bordeaux,Kathleen Black,Lindhurst Wht,Paradiso,white bronze,and Nero(black),LSU Gold,Scott's black,Improved Celeste,Weeping fig,Sicilian Black,Stella,Tacoma Violett,and White Texas Everbearing.These are my best producing,best Tasting,from at least 150 cultivars tried to this date.
Of course there are others,but these are what grow well for me,and I think it will grow well for you.

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 I have many that are young and just getting ready to fruit for me,but for the ones that ripen and taste good are:

hardy chicago
la goccia dora from joe morre
tarantella
paradiso also from joe

RI zone 6a

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  Hello i am new to forum and this is excellent! I live in cold area of northern N.Y. near Watertown, N.Y. not far from the 1000 islands region of the state coldest in awhile hit -36F yet summer of 2010 was excellent production year we had many figs. I grow mine in pots and put in large steel tanks underground for storage. My favorites that ripen and produce great crops are as follows.


    1. Sal's fig
    2. Hardy Chicago
    3. Abruzzi
    4. brooklyn don's
    5. conadria
    6. Italian white(finger like foliage)
    

   have others trialling always interested in varieties that ripen earlier.
     
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Duane, can you describe the flavor of the Brooklyn Don's and which of those six ripens the earliest for you????

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The Abruzzi, Sals, Brooklyn Don's, and Chicago ripen the earliest for me by far and consistently with the main crop. Most of my brebas are lost since they start to come on while in storage and without adequate light they fall off. However with my newer steel tank storage area i may be able to have an actual breba crop at least that is my hope. Conadria and Italian White i get on warmer years in my area like 2010. In addition i am now beginning to observe better ripening in trees that are recieving more adequate fertilization and watering schedules. After being amazed by the results of my vegetables in SIPS(sub irrigation containers) i explored this container system with some of my larger figs in 2010 and was amazed by growth and production they really doubled and i got better quality figs sooner plan on creating more of these containers and replanting a large quantity of my current collection in them......... are you in a more northern Location and what varieties are ripening early for you and consistently producing well?

  Duane
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  Whoops sorry forgot to mention the flavor of the brooklyn don's is excellent i like to let them shrivel a bit and find the flavor to be a very rich delightfully sweet berry like flavor. The fig is relatively dark though not black and a rich red color inside. Ripening appears to occurr more simultaneous when compared to hardy chicago.....
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We are in central Connecticut. One Hardy Chicago not sure if it is true or not because It has only produced one, half ripe fig in about 6 years. One two year old Violetta Bayernfeige. Vioketta so far has not impressed me. We have as two year old plants Marseilles Black VS, Brooklyn White, Sal's Corleone, Rounde de Bourdeux, and Hardy Hartford. By far Hardy Hartford was our best for taste, and over all performance.

We have as one year old plants; one of each Sal's (EL), Danny's Delight, and Kathleen's Black.

We grow them all out side and will be burying them until they are five years old.

I got your email about the sub irrigation system, several weeks ago

Did you receive the email response I sent to you, after you responded to my first email about your Abruzzi fig??? 
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Robert:You are right:Violetta, is a cultivar that is not adapted for north east of US.
Very dissapointing here too.

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Herman, Our Bayernfeige Violetta puts out nice size main crop figs last summer. But, they were not overly sweet or rich in taste.

Maybe because the tree has only been in ground here for two seasons. This year we are planning on testing it's breba crop only, against Marseilles Black VS's breba crop. so we we see if it's worth keeping for early figs in July.

I might give Bayernfeige Violetta one of two more years to see if be coming older improves the flavor. But, because it is planted in one of our best micro climate spots, it may have to make room for which ever one of our best performers excel in our cold hardy testing.

Duane, I'm happy to hear that your Abruzzi fig is more cold hardy then Sal's (el).
Paul Tracesky was testing Sal's (el) 30 miles north of us back in the early 1990's. in a very cold part of Connecticut. Some twenty years later I understand that he picked and kept only one fig from his testing, Sal's (el).

Were you ever able to find out whether or not Aldo had to winter protect his Abruzzi????

Bob
 
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Bob,
   I first learned of the abruzzi fig a number of years ago via an article that Aldo Biagiotti did in the kitchen gardening magazine(does not exist anymore) in fact it was his article that got me bitten by the fig bug i will try to find old article maybe someone on this forum is awhere of it and could share i will keep looking. Also he showed in photographs step by step process for the covering of trees for winter so i would imagine he would have covered his figs however don't have any definite confirmation that he did so with the abruzzi tree. His trees i believe he had some in pots and ones in the ground since in article he stressed imporatance of liming inground trees and show him doing it with a nice inground specimen at his place. It would be awesome if you could touch base with him since you are in connecticut and so is he bet he could definitely inform you more about them if he is still well and working with figs of course which i hope he would be.
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In Brisbane Australia

Best are so far:

St John of Malta
Blue Provence
Red Conandria
Giovanni
Zaharias fig
Piconi
nicks flat fig
Williams No 5
Black Ischia
 others are coming late.

We had a very bad wet seaon, not the ideal weather figs maturing late and smaller

George

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I have one fig tree in the ground here in Kentucky zone 6a. I got the start from my father's tree in Alabama a long time ago. I suppose it is a Brown Turkey. I get little fruit due to shade, which should be better this year, since my neighbor has cut down a huge bush.
I want to try something in a pot so I can put it in my daughter's sunny yard.
I have read many suggestions and am leaning toward a Hardy Chicago. I am thinking about trying a quart size. Do you think this would be a good choice?

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Ohio 43620, growing zone 5

Italian Everbearing
Kadota
Chicago
Italian Honey
Mission
& others...

I hope to increase my collection & knowledge of this great plant.  

Breba are forming as I make this post, 4/09/2011.

My figs have to date been container grown, but will be planted into the earth this season using the technique(s) of another local fig collector/grower.  I'm hoping for increased success in 2011.
My best to all of the fig growing enthusiasts here. 
You're a blessed group of individuals.  Thanks for sharing your experiences. 
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Las Vegas, NV

Brown Turkey grows wonderfully here.
I had difficulty with Kadota.

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Hello Artfuldodger,

Can you describe the flavor and how sweet it is, on a scale 1 through 10?

Thanks.

Bob
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thank you all for the information
i just made an attempt to change an order i placed based on some of your suggestions for our cold zone 5
too early for me to give an opinion as i have yet to become a maven  like most of you's

cheers,eli

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Andrew - very nice website - best of luck
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I thought this map might help people determine whether they have the summer heat to ripen specific fig varieties, based on where others are growing them.  You can see why they have so much trouble in the Pacific Northwest!

http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/climate/US%20Climate%20Maps/Lower%2048%20States/Temperature/Mean%20Total%20Cooling%20Degree%20Days/Gallery/mean-total-cooling-degree-days.html
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Hi everybody...my first fig tree, Negronne (I think that's how to spell it).  I've never tasted a fig...hope this is my first.  East Tennessee, zone 6b, would like grow other fig trees, in the ground.....any suggestions?  Glad I found you all!

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Dalmatie. 6a

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That fig looks huge!


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I am looking for some cuttings that will do good in Zone 5, 50 miles south of Chicago. I bought a Chicago Hardy from the local Lowe's for $2.00 a couple of weeks ago. Don't know if I bought a pig in a poke there or not. Anyone have any suggestions or want to send a poor fellow some cuttings to try and root, instructions needed as well, appreciated.

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I'm new to fig growing and have planted several in ground here in south-central PA (6b, 7a many years, ~4 degrees for a low last winter).  I'm going to protect them for the first couple of winters then see how they fare:

Celeste (EL)
Hardy Chicago (EL)
St Anthony's Marseilles (EL)
'Brown Turkey' (in quotes because I think they're mislabeled)
Florea (from Bass)
Dark Portuguese (also from Bass)

Any other suggestions for hardy in-ground figs in this area?  

Is the 'Blue Celeste' I see talked about on the forums the same as a Celeste I'd get from EL?  Are most Celestes equal in terms of cold hardiness?



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All figs are variable in cold resistance depending much where the Mother tree spent,life and if it lived there for 50-100 years.
Then it adapted to local climate.

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Herman--can I find some of these cuttings at usc davis - I am in a colder climate fingerlakes ny zone 5--

I'd like to give them a try.

thanks

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Belgium, zone 8
Brunswick: sweet and juicy, big yellow-green figs, ripens august-sept, cold resistant
Hardy chicago: big crop, litlle dark figs, cold resitant but late (oct) most of the figs do not ripen.
Del Portogallo: very big figs? waiting for my first crop

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I am new to figs and so far Ihave planted Celeste, Brown Turkey, Black Mission. I have 5 planted and 7more to plant that at this point are in pots ! Should I plant them now or wait until they are dormant?? Thanks, Brad Culpepper abcsr@windstream.net

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Welcome to the forum, Brad! Without knowing what zone or city you are in it is hard to properly advise you. Also, this thread is for discussing varieties that are performing best  for members. You should probably start your own thread and introduce yourself to the members. Once again, welcome!

 


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The neighbor has a green fig that has a cherry red color fruit inside.
It has a berry taste to it. I live in Exeter which is between Fresno and
Bakersfield California. zip 93221   Thanking you in advance, Thanks

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Welcome, Armando!

 

Are you trying to get the tree identified? If so, it will help if you can post pictures of the different leaf shapes and the fruit (exterior, interior, and opening at the bottom). You should do that in a separate thread as this one is for members' best performing figs at their locations and everyone may not be looking here. Thanks and welcome!!

 


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Welcome, Armando!

 

Are you trying to get the tree identified? If so, it will help if you can post pictures of the different leaf shapes and the fruit (exterior, interior, and opening at the bottom). You should do that in a separate thread as this one is for members' best performing figs at their locations and everyone may not be looking here. Thanks and welcome!!

 

Thank you Ruben for resoponding, All the fruit has fallen off so I guess in the summer of next year I will have photos. I love this forum, It is great being one of many who love figs. God Bless !!!!

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Can anyone tell me where I can purchase a Raspberry Latte Fig Tree?

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The original source for the Raspberry Latte is the very host of this fig forum;
aka., Jon of Encanto Farms Nursery

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I have to add to my original list of Best Figs at my location.

I really like my Lyndhurst White fig now after 4 years of growth in a pot. It tastes good and grows good. It is greenish/yellowish when ripe so quit often I get a surprise during ripening season when unexpectedly I find a couple of ripe figs that make my day. I am waiting for the next season.
The others that were good this year were Vista and Negronne. Slocan (Longue D'Aout) was good tasting but not so pretty in appearance in my area.


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I'm from Bandung-Indonesia. I have collection some figs:
Red Israeli(Khurtmani)
Negronne
Purple Jordan
Green Jordan
White Genoa
Conadria
Adriatic
Long Yellow
Flanders
Blue giant
Syrian
Red PVJ?
May we can barter each oder...?
My email: ionesaki_dr99@yahoo.com




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I need help to get email or information about nursery in Asia (southeast asia): thailand/malaysia/philipino/myanmar/etc who collects variety of figs....

thx u.
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