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I live up in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada (Aka: Polar Bear Capital Of The World.)
Cool summers, martime subarctic climate, Long daylight hours in spring & summer.
Says Zone 2b, but I'd suspect more of a 1b... :-)
I'd guess the closest comparison might be if there were any Alaskan Fig growers on here...
I have a semi-heated garage that hovers around freezing, where I could overwinter potted fig trees.

Any suggestions? (besides moving, haha, I love where I live.)
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Desert King will have a short season.  I can't access climactic data for your location but if your summer highs are typically in the 60s (so far this month I see highs from 53 to 70) you may need a greenhouse to ripen any figs.  If you have a greenhouse with heat and lights you could ripen any fig you want.
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Summer highs regularly in the mid 70's with occasional dips into the 50's and  peaks into the 80's. I'll eventually have a 3 season greenhouse, but the trees will always be potted, and overwinter inside, regardless of needing a greenhouse or not.
Thanks for the suggestion/response!
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Hello, I'm Steve and this is my first post.
I'm in Georgia, West of Atlanta near Alabama.

As for as figs, I have 2 celeste, 2 black mission, 2 brown turkey, 2 kadota, one alma, and one green isschia.

I've had fruit from the mission, turkey, alma, and celeste.
Production from most to least:
turkey, alma, mission, celeste

That may change when the mission and celeste get big as the turkey and alma.

Eating a turkey followed by an alma makes the alma taste bland.
Same for mission followed by turkey or celeste followed by mission.

I've bought from Edible Landscaping, TYTY, Willis, Home Depot, Arbor Day Foundation, Lowes, Johnson Nursery in Elijay, Isons near Griffin, Craigs List, and various ebay stores. I'm leaving out a lot of places.

I try to buy local because I can get larger plants for less money. The only problems I have had are with TYTY and Willis with items other than figs. I've physically been to TYTY. There are some folks on craigs in the Tifton area that I've bought from.

There is a nursery across the street from Lowes in Chamblee that I bought my celeste plants from because I could not find them anywhere else locally and they just happened to have a couple.

The green isschia came from Edible Landscaping, the alma and a turkey came from Johnson Nursery, and the rest came from Home Depot at various times of the year.

There is Pixies Garden on the East side of Atlanta near Conyers. She advertises on ebay and craigs but I haven't been there.

I shop in this order by proximity:
Home Depot (limited to what's in stock. forget ordering)
Lowes
Ison's (family business based around muscadines, scuppernongs)
Johnson Nursery (limited variety and usually says if in stock, nice road trip)
craigs
Ebay
Edible (good quality, nice folks, harder to find items, ship anytime with soil)

I'll likely get LSU gold, purple, and negronne this year.

I also have various bananas, various jujubes, appricots (do great here), pawpaws, apples, various peaches, autumn olive, thorny olive, black mission olive, goji berries, elderberries, persimmons, russion pommegranate, kiwi, grapes, muscadines, scupernongs, mulberries, che, serviceberry, seabuckthorn, mayhaw, mexican avocado, pineapple guava, I'm probably leaving something out. I've not yet had fruit from most of those and they've all been in the ground a couple years except for the bananas. No green house. No, it's not all doing great!

I don't have a huge place, but everything is spaced out and I'll need to be trimming back regularly if I want to keep it all. If I find I've planted something that isn't working out, I'll pull it and have plenty left over.



 


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ATL, GA, Zone 7b In ground varieties (22):Osborne Prolific, Conadria, Petit Negri, O'Rourke, Hardy Chicago, Texas BA-1, Alma, Celeste, Kadota, Green Ischia, Brown Turkey, Black Mission, Violette de Bordeaux, Texas Everbearing, Magnolia/Brunswick, LSU Purple, Dark Portuguese, Black Greek, Ronde de Bordeaux, Champagne, Dark Portuguese, Hybrid 0023. 
Rooting: Excel, 187-25, 291-4, 143-36, Cole de Dame, Calvert, Vernino, Santa Cruz Dark, Pastilliere, St. Jean, Barnisotte, Native de Argentile, VdB, Osborne Prolific.

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Hello this is Brian from Social Circle GA 30655 about 45 miles east of Atlanta.
I have a 7 year old Brown Turkey, a 5 year old Celeste and a four year old Alma. All are in the ground in my Organic Apple Orchard. Brown Turkey produces 2 crops every year all the way to frost. Every sweet if picked right. Celeste not as productive but taste good when fully ripe. Alma still coming into it's own. I got the first two from Bill at Johnson's Nursery in East Ellijay. Great man very smart. I would love to have some Rasberry Latte cuttings to try in the spring. Any help on where & how would be Great Thanks

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Greetings;  Does anyone have any experience with varieties that have done well in the Southwest?  We have hot long summers, sandy alkaline soil, and not much rain in southern NM.  We get cold 30degrees and less in the winter.   Brown turkey seems to fairly well here.   Thanks, 
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wow, I must say, this is a very informative thread, I am learning so much.

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I am in zone 7b and live in Madison, SC 29693. We are surrounded by mountains and our temps can range from zone 8 to zone 6b depending on the year.

Celeste - reliably produces 2 crops. Seems to do well no matter whether the weather is dry or fig trees are wearing swim fins. Trees require little protection in winter
LSU Purple - grows like a weed and is as reliable as Celeste so far.
Brunswick/Magnolia - hardy. Good in years with normal or subnormal rainfall.  Better suited for a drier climate. Had some souring this year. Hardy in ground.

Growing well for others in my area but new to my yard: 2nd strain of Celeste, English and a supposed Southern Brown Turkey, Hardy Chicago, Mission Black.



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In Ground: Alma, Brunswick,Bryant Dark, BT, Celeste, Dominic, HC, It. Honey,LSU Purple, Mission Black, Sarizeybek;  
In pots: Ashlan, Atreano, Blk Bethlehem, El Molino Unk.,Excel, DK, Gr. Ischia, Kadota, Lattarula, Lettizia, Nero 600, Marseilles Blk,  Neveralla, VDB, Olympian, Petit Negri, Unk. Plainfield, Unk. Slidell Blk, Sweet George, Unk Portuguese Purple, Unk. It. Yellow, White Genoa, White Tx Everbearing; Madison SC 29693 (7a/7b)
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hi, i'm newbie to this forum...
from indonesia
this one is my favourite and best variety in my tropical clmate with sandy soil
Khurtmani.

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I have a limited list as I haven't been growing figs for very long, but what's grown well for me in Zone 6a/zip 07853:

Sicilian
Lattarula
Brown Turkey
Peter's Honey

This year, trying Negronne, Vista, White Genoa to see how well they do. I have a Hardy Chicago going into year 2 that seems to be doing well.

I have tried Verte twice and failed with both of them. Also failed with a Celeste. I'm not sure if that was my management or another reason.

The Lattarula is in year 3, but hasn't fruited yet. Hopefully, this year. I took a lot of cuttings from the tree, it's a strong grower.

 


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"What a great forum this is really impressed with all the information and advise."
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Conadria fig
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I am in 94541, East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area.  I have the following in containers:
Peter's Honey
Black Mission
Lattarula
LSU Purple
Violetta De Bordeaux
Desert King
Olympian
Petite Nigra

Looking for:  Abruzzi

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I live In zone 7A/zip 38468
any figs that grow best here or not recommended

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NC 27540

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Brown Turkey
Kadota
Desert King (still verifying DK as correct plant)
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Last summer was our coldest ever, both in terms of low daytime highs and night time lows.  Many figs started to grow in May, went dormant at the end of June and started to grow again in mid to late August.  Most of my plants never swelled a fig.  Almost all of those that did ripen figs were insipid.  One high end plant produced figs that tasted like tire rubber.

The two standouts that were able to make great figs in that weather were Bass' Salem Dark and Hardy Chicago.  There was an unknown light fig from Bass in its first full summer that also made one outstanding fig.

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Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig
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30 miles NE of Atlanta GA !
Celeste( 3 -5 years old, great choice for my zone, extremely cold Hardy sweet figs)
Brunswick( only 2 out of about 30 figs split, very good variety over all)
Black mission(same as above Celeste but due to fruit color suffered big loses from birds- hornets)
LSU Purple(in ground strong grower but not cold Hardy enough for last winter, great production awesome figs but maybe a better choice further south)
Negronne( one year old potted seams to love it here,got 6 figs from it)
Peters honey( imo best choice for my zone, same age as Negronne gave me 17 late very good figs this first year, biggest fig of the bunch along with Brunswick!)
Chicago hardy( two small potted trees from cuttings good growth very good production not crazy with taste but I m sure the will get better with age!)
By the way I try to be as true with my description as I can according to my observations,but I love all my trees equaly;)! Also in Imo patience is a a big must when growing figs, same tree can give very diferent results from year to year! Too many factors at play! Thanks for Your time!

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Hi-
 
I live in Fremont CA - 94539. I have a big fig tree - dont know what variety it is - produces big purple fruit - but the insides are dry and inedible. 

1. Can I graft something on to it. 
2. What varieties would you recommend? Must be super sweet and prolific.
 
thanks
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I live in Fremont CA - 94539. I have a big fig tree - dont know what variety it is - produces big purple fruit - but the insides are dry and inedible. 

1. Can I graft something on to it. 
2. What varieties would you recommend? Must be super sweet and prolific.
 
thanks


Welcome to the forum!

I think you have a caprifig.

1. Yes but only the fig scions. Search the forum, there are many grafting threads.
2. Since your have the wasp, try Zidi. Hollier is one of the super sweet.
I am sure you will get many suggestions but I would recommend to start a new thread.


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Harshas,
How big a tree is it? Perhaps grafts of multiple varieties?

I agree with greenfig and suggest you start a new thread as that will bring you a lot more advise.

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Hi again.  I've updated this based on the 2014 season.  Not sure if it's best to just update the entry that I posted a couple of years ago, or just add new ones here every year or two.  So I guess I'm sort of doing both... that is, I'm updating the original posting (and dating the updated info), but providing a pointer here as a new posting.  I'm in central NY state, zone 5a, near Binghamton, NY, zip code 13760.  (Not so sure the zip code is all that helpful though... they're too small an area small for effective searching).

Here's an update based on the 2014 season.  Out of approximately 60 varieties,
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/show_single_post?pid=1277110460&postcount=183

Mike   central NY state, zone 5a

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Hey Michael. Good to hear from you again and thanks very much for the update. Have a great growing season.
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I live in a Mediterranean climate.  Fig Heaven.  Not all figs do so well here.  What?  Nope! 

VdB, the darling of many, sucks here.  It is a cool weather fig.  My favorites here are LSU Gold, Black Mission, Mary Lane Seedless, Kadota, Verte, Bourjasotte Gris, Adriatic, Hardy Chicago which is weird since this is a hot climate and it doesn't go dormant, Flanders is one of those OMG., Alma is such a sweet tasty thing, Paradiso, and the list goes on.  Can't wait to taste Norman's Yellow and Native de Argentile AKA Hative de Argentile AKA AKA .....

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AKA awesome?
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I think we need to split this thread into Geographical areas like NE, NW, SE, SW, MW, MS... I guess that won't work.  Too many options. 
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The trees I will mention are in their fourth year and are listed in order of desirability to me. 

1  Strawberry Verte:  Hands down my best tree so far in every way except second in productivity so far.  It's the largest healthiest fastest growing tree.  The figs have a stronger "strawberry flavor" than strawberries.  It's more like strawberry jam.  I can hardly wait for my tree to produce enough for me to make jam out of its fruit.  That should happen this year.  It's so good I planted a second tree in my limited space even though I would love to try other kinds of figs too.

2  Celeste:  If I were going strictly by flavor I would put it further down.  But it's number one in productivity.  It's a healthy compact trees with relatively early fruit.  It's fruit is pretty good, but for some reasons the birds really go after this one and leave the other figs alone.  If that's a deal the birds are willing to make, they can have this tree. 

3  Alma:  Delicious sweet fig.  It's the second largest and healthiest looking tree.  Like the other two mentioned above, it has never received even a hint of cold damage.  Last year it was second to Verte in flavor.  Definitely a sweet honey flavor. 

4  Negrone:  Might have been my second favorite fig for flavor had I only had 2013 season to go by.  But it got killed back winter before last and the few fruit it produced last year were not very good for some reason.  It was kind of a puny plant last year.  That winter really shook it up.  It's famed for being winter hardy, but I don't think so.  This year it's doing much better and has a good number of little figs on it, so it might go up in the ratings.  But I don't know about winter hardiness in my Zone 8B. 

5  Black Mission:  It produces some figs every year.  It gets some winter damage every year.  It seems to always be slow to get started in spring and has not grown quite the way one would expect from the literature.  The fruit are pretty good, kind of pecan pie like, but I fruity figs better. 

6  Texas Ever Bearer:  It's my smallest slowest growing tree.  Always the first fruit to ripen every year.  Figs are OK, and sweet.  The tree was in too much shade until just recently.  I had some big nearby trees cut this spring.  Some sunshine might make me like it's fruit better.  It should definitely help it to grow faster.

 7  Large Brown Turkey from Just Fruits and Exotics:  Dug it up and gave it to my cousin.  It was OK, but I would rather have the space for better things.

8  Bornabat:  Ripped it out.  It seems to need the fig wasp. 

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Nero from Just Fruits and Exotics
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Hi, everybody. My name is Flaboi. I am a fig newbie from Central Florida (Zone 9b) and I find your forum fascinating. I never knew there were so many varieties available. My head is spinning from all this information. Because of the humid climate here, I know that I should choose a closed-end variety, but which one. Any recommendations? Anyone with cuttings available?
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I am new to this site and also relatively new to figs.  With that said, I encountered a fig tree that I would like to know more about.
  I live in Oklahoma but I encountered the tree in Alabama in 2007 while I was recovering from surgery at the house of a dear friend.  When summer arrived a neighbor's tree was sharing it's fruit with our property next door over the fence.  It was a huge tree at least 30 feet tall, the figs were delicious and the tree lover in me fell in love.  I had never heard of a fig tree that could sustain weather in mid teens like that found in north Alabama and produce fruit without being protected for the winter.  The tree was totally unprotected and uncared for, the owners had sold the house and the new owners knew nothing about the tree but that didn't stop it from producing gallons of fruit.    
  Two questions, I'm wondering if anyone has heard of a fig tree like this.   Also, I am wondering what would be the best month to collect cuttings so as to try to propagate this tree.  I'll make the trip next year if all goes well.  

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I am new to this site and also relatively new to figs.  With that said, I encountered a fig tree that I would like to know more about.
  I live in Oklahoma but I encountered the tree in Alabama in 2007 while I was recovering from surgery at the house of a dear friend.  When summer arrived a neighbor's tree was sharing it's fruit with our property next door over the fence.  It was a huge tree at least 30 feet tall, the figs were delicious and the tree lover in me fell in love.  I had never heard of a fig tree that could sustain weather in mid teens like that found in north Alabama and produce fruit without being protected for the winter.  The tree was totally unprotected and uncared for, the owners had sold the house and the new owners knew nothing about the tree but that didn't stop it from producing gallons of fruit.    
  Two questions, I'm wondering if anyone has heard of a fig tree like this.   Also, I am wondering what would be the best month to collect cuttings so as to try to propagate this tree.  I'll make the trip next year if all goes well.  

It sounds like a wonderful tree. If you could post some pictures: the tree, the leaves, and ripe fruit outside and cut open to show what it looks like inside, perhaps someone could ID it. Even with all this information, it's still hard to get a firm iD, especially if it's a "volunteer" seedling.

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   I should have been a little more clear.  
   I thought there were no fig trees that could overwinter outside with temps to the teens.
If there are such trees I would dearly love to know what kind they are.  
I am a long way from this tree and will only get more information on it if it is unique enough to justify the travel. 
    But I'll settle for any fig tree that can survive 10 degrees.  

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Thomas:

As you well know you are a long ways from AL and the climates are considerably different. So a fig able to survive 10F in AL might not in OK. The biggest difference is that temperatures in OK vary a lot more in winter than in AL. I've been in western TX for 40 yrs. We vary 50+F every week all winter and 60F isn't all that unusual, 10F to 70F all in one week. That's much harder on plants like figs than steady cold. So while that fig might survive 10F in AL it might not survive 15F in OK. The last two yrs our first freezes in fall have been 21F and 19F. Not a good start and it doesn't improve from there.

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Thanks, something else to blame when it doesn't work.  It's always better to know though.
I'd still like to find that tree good to 10F though.  

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Chandler, AZ - 85249. I have a bunch of figs, many are small and have not produced yet. But I have a few that have produced some really great figs.

Violette de Bordeaux - Compact grower. Takes AZ summer like a champ. Very long ripening season for me (mid-May to mid-Sept). Small back figs, soft and slightly juicy. Rich and intense fig flavor with notes of raspberry. Complex and wonderful.

Panache - Much more upright grower for me. Take AZ summer heat well, but not quite as well as VdB. Love the fig coloration (light and medium green stripes). Flavor is somewhat similar to VdB but maybe a bit more strawberry instead of raspberry. Very fruity.

Black Jack - Wider grower for me. The Black Jack is a nice tree. The figs are kind of basic fig flavor (not a lot of 'fruity' notes like Panache and VdB). But they are medium size and sweet and turn into a soft-skinned purple. When the tree is mature I find the mid-later season figs to be much better than the early season figs. And they ripen over ~6-8 weeks at my location starting in June. I think they are not grown more because they have a large open eye, which would be cause for spoilage in the humid and rainy South. But for AZ and CA that doesn't happen because of the low humidity and little rain. I also have it in a pot and it gets full sun almost all day long (just a little bit of shade in the very late afternoon) and it takes the heat and sun just fine.

Ischia - Only about 2 ft tall, so no figs off it yet. So I don't know if it is Green Ischia or Black Ischia (want to say green). Good grower and handles heat well.

Celeste - Very small. Not much to say about it yet. But it did survive summer.

Lattarula / Italian Honey Fig - Very small. Not much to say about it yet. But it did survive summer.

I also recently got Col de Dame Gris and Marseilles Black VS and have a Smith Fig on order. Very excited for these three and want to see how they do next year. Also starting a Ronde de Bordeaux cutting.

Had a lot of good figs this year and am looking forward to more variety in the upcoming years!

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Hello,Gentle Fig folk,Frogboy here, not new to Figs.but would like to share information and a list of possible figs for the central Texas area.At the moment I live in Austin Texas but will be moving an hour west of Austin.So far I have ......St.Anthony,Lebanese Black,Lebanese Red,.Dark Portuguese ,LSU Purple,Texas Blue Giant,Petite Negra,Celeste,and Three unidentfied at this point.Any more suggestions would be great!
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Hello,Gentle Fig folk,Frogboy here, not new to Figs.but would like to share information and a list of possible figs for the central Texas area.At the moment I live in Austin Texas but will be moving an hour west of Austin.So far I have ......St.Anthony,Lebanese Black,Lebanese Red,.Dark Portuguese ,LSU Purple,Texas Blue Giant,Petite Negra,Celeste,and Three unidentfied at this point.Any more suggestions would be great!

Texas Everbearing for there? LOL

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Hi fyvfugs: my mom has small, in pot Black jac & mission figs. Only a few branches on each but they have fruited. Send me a PM.
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Socorro Blk
Jolly Tiger
Lamperia Preta
Herschtetten
St. Jean
Black Ischia

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Fyvfigs...oops maybe i didnt read the full post. Are u looking for Black Jack & Mission or maybe you r waiting for them to fruit?
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Jolly Tiger
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Herschtetten
St. Jean
Black Ischia

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Thank a lot everybody! I found here answers to all my questions! I have a tiny collection of figs, but I like Brown Turkey in 5th zone. Hope when my collection extends I will share information with you again!
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MvsB Has done very well unprotected in my zone 6 location over the past few years. even top killed I still get great new growth and a good harvest in late summer and early fall. it has even out did hardy Chicago as for as freezing and having a crop.
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I went through and categorized all those who had best in their location.  Hope this info is helpful.  I know Suzi asked for something like this.

Cultivar

Canada

East North

East South

Central North

Central South

West North

West South

 ZONES

5

5 7 6

7 & 8 & 9

6 & 7

7 & 8 & 9

7

9

Abruzzi

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Alma

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

Atreano Gold

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Atreano White

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Aubique Petite

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Banana

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Barbillone

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bayernfeige Violetta

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Beall  

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

Black Italian

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Black Madeira  

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Black Mission NL

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

Bourjassotte Grise 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Brooklyn White

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Brown Turkey

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Brunswick

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

Celeste

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

Celeste Black

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Celeste Blue

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Col de Dame Blanc

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Colsanti Farms Dark 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conadria

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

Dalmatie

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Danny’s Delite

 

 

x

 

 

x

 

Dark Portuguese

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Desert King

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

Dominick's 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Emerald Strawberry

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

English Brown Turkey

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

Excel

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Florea 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Genoa White

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Gino's

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Greek Black

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

Green Greek

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Green Italian 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Hardy Chicago

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

Hunt

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

Ischia Black

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Ischia Green

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

Italian Everbearing

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Italian Honey

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Italian white

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Janice seedless

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Kadota

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Black

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

La Goccia d’Ora JM

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Lampiera 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Latarulla

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

LSU Gold

 

 

X

X

 

 

X

LSU Hollier

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

LSU Improved Celeste

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

LSU Purple

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

LSU White Honey

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Malta Black

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

Marseilles Black

X

X

X

 

X

 

X

Marseilles (Monticello)

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Natalina

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Negretta

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Osborne Prolific

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palestine Black

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panache

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Pananas Purple

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

Paradiso JM

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Paradiso Nero

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paradiso White

 

X

X

 

 

 

X

Patrick Super Giant

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Peter's Honey

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

Petite Negri

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

Red Italian

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Ronde de Bourdeaux

 

X

X

 

X

 

 

Saint Anthony

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Sal (EL)

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

Sal’s  (Gene)

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Sal’s (BC) 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Saratoga  

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Sicilian Black JR

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Smith

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

Stella

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Strawberry

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Tarantella JM

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Tena

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Texas Everbearing

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

Toni's Brown Italian

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Tony's Greek

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triana Black

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Triana White

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

UNK Calabrese Italy-Red

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

VdBNV

 

X

X

X

X

 

X

Verte

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

Vicenzo

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Russian

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Yugoslavian black

X

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Dennis,

That is an awesome table, thanks for sharing!

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Maryland

Aubique Petite Baud -- 5/5
Black Jack -- 4/5
Conadria -- 3/5
Excel -- 4-5/5
Goutte D'Or -- 5/5
Hardy Chicago -- 3/5
Ischia White -- 5/5
LSU Gold -- 4/5
LSU Purple -- 3-4/5
Marseilles Black VS -- 4-5/5
Peter's Honey -- 5/5
Petite Negri -- 4-5/5
RdB -- 4-5/5
Salem Dark -- 5/5
San Pietro -- 3-4/5
Stella-- 4/5
Texas Everbearing -- 4-5/5
VdB -- 5/5




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Wow!!! This is great! Thank you!!!
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Socorro Blk
Jolly Tiger
Lamperia Preta
Herschtetten
St. Jean
Black Ischia

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I went through and categorized all those who had best in their location.  Hope this info is helpful.  I know Suzi asked for something like this.

Thanks for the great chart. I wonder why more people didn't report more trees from the South West? This is my first year growing figs here in "Fig Paradise" but there are a lot of my little fig trees that are doing well and are having good flavor. It will probably take a few years before some reach their best flavor and production so it's too soon for me to say which are the best. 

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I kinda thought So Cal was fig heaven. I guess our long growing season and warm wether makes it so :-). Mara, glad to know another So Cali person. Hapoy to share cuttings someday when my trees grow (just started this Sept).
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Socorro Blk
Jolly Tiger
Lamperia Preta
Herschtetten
St. Jean
Black Ischia

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"Do not pass by a man in need for you may be the hand of God to him." ~Proverbs 3:27~  
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Here is a PDF of the list.

 
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Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is great!
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Socorro Blk
Jolly Tiger
Lamperia Preta
Herschtetten
St. Jean
Black Ischia

"The best way to show my gratitude is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy." ~ Mother Teresa  
"Do not pass by a man in need for you may be the hand of God to him." ~Proverbs 3:27~  
"He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted." ~Job 5:4

 

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Hi all, I went back and modified the data adding another row showing those cultivars with the highest numbers reported across the US.  The report would be better if more people had submited theirs in areas with no data.  But that's ok.  I think its still a great document.  Enjoy!


 
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Hi all, I went back and modified the data adding another row showing those cultivars with the highest numbers reported across the US.  The report would be better if more people had submited theirs in areas with no data.  But that's ok.  I think its still a great document.  Enjoy!




Dennis, your data collecting is soooo good!  Yes, it matters if people respond, of course.  But it's great!  Thank you!

Meg,

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Socorro Blk
Jolly Tiger
Lamperia Preta
Herschtetten
St. Jean
Black Ischia

"The best way to show my gratitude is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy." ~ Mother Teresa  
"Do not pass by a man in need for you may be the hand of God to him." ~Proverbs 3:27~  
"He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted." ~Job 5:4

 

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