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I'm curious about anyone's experience growing this fig.
From what I gather, it is quite uncommon on this side of the Atlantic.
However, given it's origin in Denmark, it seems like another valuable variety for northern growers.  It's fruiting habits as described below seem similar to English Brown Turkey, of which there are a few variants all described as cold-hardy. 
Here's a couple threads discussing Bornholm:

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/bornholmnexoe-maincrop-81514-7040782?highlight=bornholm&pid=1283950702#post1283950702

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/nexoe-fig-variety-from-denmark-4669382?highlight=bornholm&pid=39777740#post39777740


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Bornhlm has a very mild winter, this is island on sea s it halps them t survive.

Here is a link with more information. http://www.havlis.cz/karta_en.php?kytkaid=687

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I have a cutting rooting now I was fortunate to receive from a forum member (thanks again!). To my knowledge few have it, I hope it grows well and to trial it in ground in 6b.
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Hi,
Not known here in my European Zone7.
The ripe brebas seem pretty close to my genuine BT. Here is my post on my BT : http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/brownturkey-brebas-7034261?highlight=brownturkey&pid=1283889924#post1283889924


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Kelby, lucky you to cross that one off your wishlist- good luck with that cutting.
I was similarly gifted some material of this variety, rooting it out currently as well.   Maybe we can compare some pics later in the season!


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Here's my Nexoe, if nothing else I wanted to show how strong this cutting is growing. It's possible BT lineage makes sense considering how strongly it rooted.

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Edit: It's not that yellow, just the camera flash.

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Nice one, Kelby!   Mine just got direct potted last week, hope they get off to as nice a start as yours has.


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Really nice Kelby, congratulations.
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Thanks guys! Maybe next year I will plant it and test the hardiness.
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Zone5figger, 

you already found my topic. Bornholm or Nexoe is very common here in 7b Germany, as Denmark is our northern neighbor.
It is for us like the Canadians are for the US.

Maris is right, Bornholm Island has mild winters (8b) but short summers with very rare heat days.
So it should ripen fast...

It is a BT type fig, but the fruit is distinguishable. 
The neck is not as long as the Brown Turkey and the flesh is more yellowish.

The ones I tasted were fantastic. Very sweet and a wonderful fresh and melony flavor.

Definately a keeper.

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I forgot about nexoe, it was on my radar a while back and lost interest. I'm wondering how it would compare to mt etna types in regards to hardiness. I don't know if there are many growers in zone 5 or 6 with this one in ground in the US. Looking forward to seeing how this one fares in ground for you guys.
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Thanks, Maris and Christian for your 'across the pond' perspective.   So, it seems that this variety comes locally adapted to a maritime climate which is quite moderate in temperature, but has the ability to ripen quickly without a lot of heat.   This could make it well suited to in-ground growing in the Pacific NW environment, or a nice container plant here in z5 that would have plenty of ripening time in our short season.  
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Does it get a breba crop to anyone's knowledge?
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Quoting Montreal_Fig(which sounded like he got the info and pictures from another source, perhaps where he got the cuttings?):

"This fig has the following properties:
•         Floral figs starting mid of July (this year: 20th of July)
•         Autumn figs starting at the end of October (only be ripen in 2003 and 2006)
•         Colour of the figs: golden yellow -> violet
•         Flavour: sweet, fruity when overripe and on very hot days ultra-sweet
•         grows shrubby 
•         great cold hardiness after the second planting year, bears frost till -20°C (-4°F), only in 95/96 at -22°C "

Floral figs I take to mean breba crop.  Seems like that is in line with EBT fruiting habits; early, large and quality breba.   For my situation it may be the breba crop is what this variety will be most useful in producing- "Autumn figs starting at the end of October" is not going to make my first frost deadline!

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Whoops, missed that, thanks Jesse!
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Originally Posted by Ampersand
I have a cutting rooting now I was fortunate to receive from a forum member (thanks again!). To my knowledge few have it, I hope it grows well and to trial it in ground in 6b.


how's your cutting doing?

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Binbin9, Kelby is not posting here these days. I have a pair of young Bornholm plants which were rooted over the winter months, I will post a photo when I get a chance. Leaf shape resembles some Brown turkey variants in my collection, but no fruit yet...hope for 2016?
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Binbin9, Kelby is not posting here these days. I have a pair of young Bornholm plants which were rooted over the winter months, I will post a photo when I get a chance. Leaf shape resembles some Brown turkey variants in my collection, but no fruit yet...hope for 2016?


I'd love to learn more about your experience.

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Here are my two young starts.

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Here is my Bornholm that I started from a cutting last fall. Looks like I will hopefully have some figs to taste from this one.

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