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Subject: Tena & MBVS Replies: 5
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Picked these this morning. Of the white figs I have tasted, I have to say that Tena is the best. It's sweet like honey and rich too. All around great flavor. Tight eye, doesn't split or sour for me.

The MBVS, probably should have gone a couple days longer. Was good but lacked a full flavor. I think I just picked too early. The first one I ate the other day was great, but was dead ripe.

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Subject: Best guess anyone??? Replies: 28
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Bump---same thing happened on this one, lol.

Subject: Anyone Chow Down A JH Adriatic ? Replies: 13
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Paully, I've got one about to ripen on a small tree still in it's gallon pot. I'll post picture here when it does.

Dennis, you just got lucky, lol. I have a gallon sized one with your name on it. Email me. I got the cuttings from the source of this tree.


Subject: LSU Purple Replies: 18
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Okay the pictures are there. I've figured out what I've been doing wrong. I often forget something in the original post, so I go back & edit the post and that is when the pictures don't show back up even though they show that they are still attatched.

Hey guys , at least it keeps it entertaining!


Subject: LSU Purple Replies: 18
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Here is a handful of LSU Purple I picked this morning. These are better than the first ones I picked that were small, tastless,mushy texture. These are more full size, somewhat sweet & juicy, but still lack flavor. I understand this variant may takes several years to start producing quality figs( it better, I've got three in the ground). Hoping next season, they will be better. What's you're experience been with this one? Any & all comments welcome, as always.  Thanks

 Edit: This plant is in it's second year in ground.

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Subject: Best guess anyone??? Replies: 28
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Okay, here are some more pictures. I do agree with Jon about the taste & performance being the most important, but would still like to know what this one is, if possible. I could name it Texas Honey or Tim's Yellow, but not sure what purpose that would serve. Like Jason & Vivian said, then there would be another fig out there with several names--- adding to the confusion. This is a clue, maybe, it has an extremely small eye and does not hang down when ripe. They stay pointed up at an angle. Any & all help is appreciated. P.S. forgot to say the fig was very sweet like honey and had a medium rich taste.

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Subject: Marseilles Black, Stella, Votata Replies: 18
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Hey Dennis, Thats a plate full of goodness!I can't wait to taste my O'Rourke---I just received it from Bass. Thanks for sharing. Tim

Subject: Best guess anyone??? Replies: 28
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Thanks Nelson, that is a pretty close match. I knew I had seen a picture before that looked like that, but couldn't find it. The figs were smaller, more elongated and extremely sweet last year. As you can see, they are much larger & squat shaped this year. I'll post some better pictures, when the next one ripens. I'm letting it ripen fully to get a better taste and better idea of what it might be.

Well I just looked at the varietal page and I don't think the leaves are right for Excel either and this is more squat shaped too. It's gonna be a crap shoot, I guess.


Subject: Loslunas's ABQ-1BB Replies: 7
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I'm thinking of planting my extra one too---it sure was good. Gene, I'll be glad to know what you think when the time comes. I think Jose's pictures look good too.

Subject: Loslunas's ABQ-1BB Replies: 7
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Any others have this variety. I ate the fig before I got a picture of it, sorry. Bought cuttings from Jose S.(Loslunas) in winter spring 2009. The fig is greenish yellow about the size of Celeste. Was sweet and rich with a closed eye---reminded me of a really good Celeste. It's definitely going to be a keeper. Here's a Pix. of the plant about 3' tall.

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Subject: Best guess anyone??? Replies: 28
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Jon, I found this one on the varietal page that is a dead on match to the fig, said to have white pulp, but no pix of the leaves or pulp. White of Argenteuil. I know this is a long shot, but what other squatty no neck yellow figs have white pulp?

Subject: Best guess anyone??? Replies: 28
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Jason, I don't know either. I hope these stay put.

Subject: Best guess anyone??? Replies: 28
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Okay, I don't know what went wrong---again. The pix were there when I posted this and now they disappeared again. Anyway, I just edited the post above and the pictures are there for the third time now---SORRY!

Subject: Nero Belleclare Replies: 7
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 Martin, I'm beginning to agree with you to a point. I do like some of the light figs I've tasted but my "fig palate" is still very young. Time will tell. Your Nero plant looks so healthy as all your plants do.

Subject: LSU figs and FMV Replies: 7
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Hi John, I hear the LSU Purple needs about three years do put out high quality figs. Mine bore a few last fall being late because I planted that spring,2009. They were just ok, but the weather was cooler by then. This year it bore a lot of figs(early)that ripened, but were not full sized and really soft textured. The later ones that are ripening now are full size, but they are a slow to ripen fig(in my experience), so I'm hopeful these are going to taste better. I also have read where they aren't particularly cold hardy so you might want to protect it for the first year or two Hope yours does well for you. Best Wishes!

Subject: Black Unknown Replies: 13
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I have noticed this before on some of my figs. It doesn't seem to hurt anything. The only bugs I've seen on my figs are the large black stink bugs that get all over my tomatoes. I've only seen them on ripe figs though.

Subject: LSU figs and FMV Replies: 7
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I bought several smaller trees from James Robin last December and they show no symptoms at all. They are LSU Scott's Black, LSU Gold, LSU Hollier and LSU Imp. Celeste. Also LSU Purple from a local source and no sign of FMV.

Subject: My First Stella Replies: 9
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Thanks everyone for your comments. I hope you all have good luck with this one. Picked the second one today and it was good too. Now time to fertilize again and hopefully get some good growth.

Subject: Best guess anyone??? Replies: 28
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Well OK, where did the pictures go? They were there, I swear. Here they are. I will post some better pics. when the others get ripe.

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Subject: Orchard layout Replies: 13
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Sue, whatever design you come up with, it sounds beautiful to me. I can imagine that orchard on that terraced hill. It's gonna' be breathtaking. The only hills we have around here are speed bumps.

Subject: My First Stella Replies: 9
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Hey Dennis,  I glad to hear that. Maybe it'll be better next year. It's still small about 3', but I've got one left that should be ready in next day or two. I probably won't let it make any more figs this year so it can concentrate on growing.

Hi Mike, I think this is a fairly slow growing tree as well. I kept it potted for a year(potted up couple times). Planted it in the ground early spring on the south side of my garage and it has grown about 1 1/2' so far this year. I am not as diligent as you are with the fertilizer. Just threw a handful of triple 13 around it after it started growing. Probably could use another dose now. I haven't noticed the fingered leaves  varieties being heat/sun sensitive. Maybe Florida sun is just more intense would be my guess.


Subject: My First Stella Replies: 9
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Got this one from Burnt Ridge, but understand it originally came from One Green World. Huge 3" long, was very ripe, sweet, deep flavor reminded me of molasses a little.

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Subject: Fico Nera de Duemane Replies: 1
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Does anyone else have this for a comparison? Has a medium/large eye and will sour and split in heavy rain. So far this year it's doing well. Taste reminds me of Celeste.  These are the two dominant leaves that don't match Encanto's variety page. Thanks.

Subject: Best guess anyone??? Replies: 28
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Bought as Lsu Purple, but...thought it might be Lsu Gold based on shape and similar leaf, until I cut it. White pulp. Sweet fig, not very rich, reminded me of honey. Probably should have gone a couple more days, but knocked it off trying to protect it from the birds. Any help much appreciated. Sorry for the crummy picture, I'll try again on the next ones.

Subject: You Cover Your Figs I Cover???????? Replies: 19
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I would think the same principles apply to desert sand just like any other soil. The more organic matter, the better it retains moisture. It's made a huge difference in this SE Texas sticky black clay(we call it Gumbo, Gene). In reverse of desert sand, in heavy clay it loosens the soil and lets it drain better(we don't need any help with water retention,adds nutrients, and draws in earthworms. I really have to keep after it or the benefit of it soon disappears. The extension office here advises against adding any sand as it will turn into near concrete when dry.

Subject: My Panache Plant Replies: 2
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Martin, very nice pictures as always. I hope you get to taste it. Mine I got from Willis was heavily infected with FMV along with the Vdb. Once I put it in the ground, and fertilized it regularly, it's growing nicely, but still shows FMV(the Vdb doesn't show it as much).  I'm getting tired of looking at these pretty fig,lol. Haven't a clue when they will ripen here, but will find out this summer. I know it is a long season fig so, I'm impatiently waiting.

Subject: A Few More Pics Replies: 14
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I picked some Celestes yesterday that were starting to shrivel one the tree. I ate one after the MBVS and the taste is similar, but the MBVS was better, IMHO. I know it's going to be a winner down here in Zn9. Thanks guys for the comparisons.

Subject: A new find Replies: 6
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Gene, good find. What ever it turns out to be, it is definitely different than what we're used to seeing( Louisiana & Southeast Texas). Hope it does great for you.

Subject: A Few More Pics Replies: 14
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Looks good, Gene & Sal. I wish I had a picture of my first one I picked yesterday eve. I put it in my shirt pocket fully intending to post a picture and by the time I finished picking the other figs and untangling bird netting from the buttons on my shirt over & over again(I learned to wear a t-shirt), the fig was smashed. It tasted very sweet & rich  it was very ripe.I'll post a picture when I get more. The bird netting(as much as I hate to admit it---hate the stuff) has allowed me to let my figs ripen fully without having to worry about the birds. The additional flavor in a fully ripe fig is amazing---even my Celeste.

Subject: This mornings harvest and other ramblings. Replies: 13
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Gene, very nice figs and grapes.  I enjoyed your story---- brought back some good memories for me. When I was a kid my dad had a large grape arbor at the entrance to the vegetable garden which took up the entire back yard. I think they were Concord and Thompson Seedless. I thought about trying some, but I've got to concentrate on figs. I've got more than I can take care of now without starting something new. This is just the heat talking, once it gets cool again, I will be dreaming about what else I can plant.

Subject: Tena(RR) main crop Replies: 10
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George & Peg, thank you much for the confirmation. This is only it's second year although it's 7' - 8' tall and almost as wide. The birds got the two just almost ripe this morning, so out to buy more bird netting. I do have quite a few getting ready to ripen.

Subject: You Cover Your Figs I Cover???????? Replies: 19
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Sal, I like your method(without the beer). I've been wanting to solarize my soil for years to kill weed seeds and have just never got around to it. This reminder comes at the perfect time for me to do this before Fall garden. Can't wait to see that breba ripen. Here's a Hug & a Pat on The Back. And that's as close as I'm getting,lol!

Subject: Atreano Main Crop Replies: 31
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Herman, I get what you are saying. I know it is recommended for cooler areas, but I wanted to try it. Like a lot of the others I have, I've probably made some mistakes in choosing varieties, but eventually will figure out what does best here.This fig is definitely rain tolerant. I haven't had a split or sour one yet, but if the flavor doesn't improve, I probably won't keep it. Maybe next year, I will get to taste a couple of good brebas. It had a few this year, but only the one persisted and had little flavor. This is only the 2 nd season for this fig. Your breba looks nice and tasty and I'm glad it's good for you. Thank you for the pictures and the advice.



Subject: Atreano Main Crop Replies: 31
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Herman, I get what you are saying. I know it is recommended for cooler areas, but I wanted to try it. Like a lot of the others I have, I've probably made some mistakes in choosing varieties, but eventually will figure out what does best here.This fig is definitely rain tolerant. I haven't had a split or sour one yet, but if the flavor doesn't improve, I probably won't keep it. Maybe next year, I will get to taste a couple of good brebas. It had a few this year, but only the one persisted and had little flavor. This is only the 2 nd year for this fig.

 That breba on yours looks delicious, I've always read that they were good. Thanks for the pictures and the advice.


Subject: Fig Eye Primer? Replies: 2
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Thank you Jon, I think I understand this now. I didn't realize that some figs take longer to to ripen once they start. The eye size was easy to understand, I really just didn't understand what open or closed actually meant.

Subject: Calabrese fig breba Replies: 13
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Bass, That's a nice looking fig. Do keep us updated.

Ed, I suspect my Willis Italian Everbearing and Willis Black Jack are both Celeste.

Jose, that Zucchini does look similar.


Subject: Tena(RR) main crop Replies: 10
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George, just went out and looked again and found three more types of leaves on the Tena other than the first one I posted. Maybe this will help. Do any look familiar?

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Subject: Tena(RR) main crop Replies: 10
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Thanks George, the mystery continues! Tim

Subject: Fig Eye Primer? Replies: 2
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I for one do not fully understand fig eye language and I'm sure there are others. I know what a tight , closed eye looks like on Celeste, for example. Where I get confused is say  small,med, lg., closed eye--is the eye just larger than a tight eye, but that there is not a hollow to the interior of the fig? Celeste for example has a tight closed eye, but can have a hollow inside, but there is no opening to the center. And does a small, med., lg. eye that is open mean that there is an opening to the interior of the fig? I understand the part about the eye being sealed with honey and/or resin on some figs. If anyone will clarify this for me I would be very grateful. I do a lot of reading research trying to learn all I can, but just haven't been able to locate an explanation of this. Maybe I just haven't looked in the right place, but am determined to understand this. Thanks in advance.

Subject: Tena(RR) main crop Replies: 10
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Thank you Sal.

George, do you happen to have a picture? I find this very interesting. Mine matches up with the pictures at the F4Fun Variety Page. Figs are definitely trying of a man's patience,lol. The pulp started out amber on the first ones I got late last year, and got more strawberry color as the season progressed. I've noticed this both on the Tena and the Atreano. Is this normal for the pulp to change color in the same season? I see on the varietal page there are both amber & strawberry pulp shown.. I'm new to all this so, that's why I'm asking so many questions.


Subject: Atreano Main Crop Replies: 31
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Thanks Ed, I'd like to see a picture if you get a chance. I think the Belleclaire one is the original. Tim

Subject: Tena(RR) main crop Replies: 10
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Here's the first Tena(RR) main crop fig this season. Med. size, firm, thin skin, very sweet with medium richness, did not split or sour in our recent rains. Delicious fig to me but my fig palate is very limited. I should have pruned it back harder this winter for more branching, but didn't. I ended up with a lot of long branches with a few figs at the ends. Next season, I'll definitely prune it hard. Hope you enjoy the picture.

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Subject: figs liking it in florida Replies: 15
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Mike those have really taken off! You are going to have one heck of an orchard in another couple years. How are you going to pick figs so far away?---just kidding of course, I'm sure you have it all figured out. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Subject: Colasanti Farms Italian Figs Replies: 15
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All I can say is, more fig confusion. Plant are beautiful and healthy looking though.

Subject: Atreano Main Crop Replies: 31
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Thanks for all the info. guys. I'm going to locate a real Atreano so I can have a comparison. If some don't already know, mine is from Rolling River. It'll be interesting as John says they are different & Herman says they are the same. Last time this was dicussed , my leaves matched Jose's which is the original along with Hermans'.. Jose's had an amber pulp, Herman's was pink and mine was amber early on and more pink later on.  it'll be fun to see the difference. If anyone has an original rooting, I'll be glad to purchase it--- just send me an email.

Herman, after letting them get dead ripe(falling off the tree), they are yellow and not green.



Subject: Collected Figs Replies: 1
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Hi Alex, those are some delicious looking extra ripe figs. I don't recognize it, but I'm sure someone else will. Good luck with your cuttings and thanks for the great pictures.

Subject: Bird Ribbon Your Thoughts??? Replies: 8
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Thanks Vivian, that sound great. I have to remove the bird netting to weed eat around as it is now. The mower sometimes catches on the netting too. I've got to do something different. I like the idea of the kooks on top.

Subject: Atreano Main Crop Replies: 31
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Thanks Jon, I have purposely left some to ripen until they fell off the tree and the flavor did improve(was a little more figgy), but you are right---it is a mild flavored fig. I made some fig jam with them yesterday, but the flavor was just sweet, so I added a little cinnamon & clove and it was much tastier. The color of the jam being light green, next batch,I think I'll add some chopped jalapeno and see how that is. It may be mild flavored, but that is one super productive tree----like nothing I've ever seen. Probably not so unusual for those living in paradise ;o)))

Mike, I know I have some that aren't particularly suited for my climate, but I like to experiment & I enjoy growing some unusual figs that nobody around here has for sure. Makes it more interesting!


Subject: Bird Ribbon Your Thoughts??? Replies: 8
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Well Sal, so much for the streamers-----I guess we're stuck with bird netting and I hate working with the stuff. If you secure it around the bottom, it's a PITA to pick figs and if you don't, the wind blows it off and the birds get in through the bottom. Oh well, such is life. Maybe a PVC cage to set over the top with bird netting attached, That could easily be lifted off for picking and right back on. We'd have to keep the trees pruned to a certain size, but that's doable. Hey, wait a minute yours have a built in bird cage already, lol. Not Fair!

Subject: Atreano Main Crop Replies: 31
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Mike, your tree looks nice. It'll grow (the fig) to about the size of a golfball , sit there for a while and then when it's ready KABOOM! Mine was still producing figs up until our first freeze in December last year. I'm curious to see how it responds this year. Good Luck

 

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