Desert King brebas on both potted and in-ground specimens; three total--most of the brebas dropped. Not as good as the main crop (see note below about main crop). Probably the “5-7” accession I got from Jon back in 2007. See http://figs4fun.com/Thumbnail_Desert_King.html
Negretta (from Gene in DC). Actually not fully ripe, but birds and ants were beating me to two small ones on a small and young potted specimen on my deck. Need riper ones to comment further.
First main-crop from the potted Desert King cited above. Last year the in-ground bush ripened all of its main-crop figs (birds and squirrels got most of them). So I seriously doubt that this accession is a San Pedro version of DK. Skins are tougher than any fig I’ve tried before—to the point of almost being unpalatable. But the pulp is delicious!
A potted unidentified variety from a friend and neighbor here in Bethesda.
First main crop from the in-ground Desert King cited above.
EL White Marseilles: Edible Landscaping (EL) apparently has more than one kind of WM, but I do not know which one this is. It froze back nearly to the ground this past winter (we got down to 2* last January and it was unprotected), so this is one that comes back and successfully ripens fruit after major dieback. It’s not my favorite—I only like it when extremely ripe when a hint of butter scotch kicks in; but my younger brother and youngest son say they like it more than Hardy Chicago, which I prefer.
EL Hardy Chicago.
Black Marseilles VS.