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Subject: Ciccio Nero 2015 Replies: 10
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Hi Pino.
Did you grow everything on the plate? I'm very impressed.
Enjoy.
Vito

Subject: NH Fig Plate Replies: 13
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Hi Kerry.
That's a great looking plate,enjoy.
This has been the best year up until two weeks ago, then we got two days of rain and now it got cool, my plants are dropping all they leaves, I guess it over for this year in the Northeast?

Vito

Subject: Unknown Negretta Replies: 9
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Hi, Don, This first picture is that of the Valle Negra. The second picture Is the true Negretta that I got from Martin.

I think yours looks more like my Valle Negra shown here in the first picture.



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Subject: Niagara Black ripening Replies: 43
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Elin,I haven't noticed, but I will look later.
Vito

Subject: Niagara Black ripening Replies: 43
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Hi Tyler.
I have two Longue D'Aout trees that I think ARE THE SAME AS Niagara black and Norland.
Its one of my favorite fig, the figs are early, huge and delicious. I'm in zone 4
Enjoy yours.
Vito

Subject: Eating "Stella" Figs Replies: 13
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Hi Frank.
Congratulations. That's a great fig, I have a small plant that has about half of dozen fig on it, I hope they ripen before we get frost. my large one died last year.


Vito

Subject: Photo speaks for itself Replies: 7
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Hello Lou.
That's a great looking lunch, enjoy.

Vito

Subject: What Do Fig Wives Do? Replies: 28
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Rafael, I can see why Vito enjoys this forum so much. Such a great group of people who share a love of figs!

I guess I just wanted to draw attention to those of us left behind to take care of the trees and see if anyone else could relate to the life of a fig wife; the watering of the trees (which is a CHORE), picking of ripe fruit, and tending to the many cuttings that are started. So many trees!!! And a fig wife knows that even though her husband proudly announces how many fig trees he will be taking (thereby reducing his collection), he will be bringing just as many, if not more, back! Always another variety that he must have!! And how about the phone call....Hi, sweetie, miss you, did you water the fig trees?

But, he loves it! It makes him happy! And they taste so darn good! He loves growing them and I love eating them! We're a perfect match!

Subject: Picked a few figs Replies: 9
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Hi Ed
Thats a beautiful assortment of fig, enjoy.
It was great seeing you at the fig fest.
Vito

Subject: What Do Fig Wives Do? Replies: 28
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Hi all.
I see my wife had some fun while I was away working at the fig fest,
I had to spend the night talking to people who I like, eating figs, paw paw and drinking Ice cold beer, poor me! :-)

James, I know how lucky I am, I had to go through three wife's to finally
find the love of my life.

Vito

Subject: What Do Fig Wives Do? Replies: 28
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@eboone/james- I should have added that to my list: Fig wives eat the whole darn fig! Yes, the entire fig.  I can't tell you have many halves and quarters I've eaten.  I want the whole flippin' fig!   

@james - as far as Vito curing meat, he has a pretty good set up in his man cave.  And the finished product is pretty amazing.  Vito is a pretty humble guy, but as his wife, I can tell you that he is very talented.  He can grow anything and can cook anything.  So even though I might complain a little about how many trees he has (okay I complain a lot!) or that there is more meat hanging downstairs than in a butcher shop (he has a wine cellar that he converted for curing) the end results are awesome.


 I just have one rule:

I don't care how many trees you have, my car is going in the garage this winter!


Just remember, if you make a fig wife mad, she can switch the tags on your trees and you will never know it!  Be kind to your fig wife!





Subject: What Do Fig Wives Do? Replies: 28
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OK, true confession. This is Vito's wife and I am posting under my husband's forum name.

While Vito was enjoying the Staten Island Fig Fest, I was taking good of his trees. However, just so you know, this is what fig wives do. We pick and eat them WITHOUT weighing and photographing them first! Oh, the pure joy of simply walking out to pick a ripe fig and just eating it! We dont even look at the name of the fig. (Can you imagine). I had one that was so sweet I had to fight the bees to get it. Which one was it? I didn't look! I just enjoyed it!


Vito, This is what fig wives do!!!!

Subject: My Monster Figs Replies: 27
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Thank you all for the nice comments.
@ Igor, just like you said, pure honey.

@ Lou, nice to hear from you. I'll see my Brother tomorrow.

@ Frank, those always produce large figs. This has been the best year yet, it's been hot and dry except the last two days, rain rain and more rain. If Tim has another gathering I'll bake some fig cookies.

@ Steve, I'm sorry.

Vito

Subject: My Monster Figs Replies: 27
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I had to pick these monsters because of all the rain we are getting! My wife calls Long Yellow "Figasaurus".

Long Yellow - 175 grams
Vasilika Sike - 130 grams
Schar Israel - 114 grams

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Subject: Just a Few Figs Replies: 18
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Thank you all for the kind words.
Vito

Subject: Melanzana 2015 Replies: 13
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Pino.
Your Melanzana looks just like my Logue D'Aout (Melenzana merdescola).
Vito

Subject: Just a Few Figs Replies: 18
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Pino. The LDA are more elongated then what it looks like in that picture,
It's just the angle of the picture.
I will post a picture of the next ripe one.
Vito

Subject: Schar Israel Replies: 9
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Now this is one beautiful fig. It was so big it dropped to the ground because of the sheer weight of it. I wanted it to ripen a couple of more days, but it still tasted great!

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Subject: i258 and Lampeira Preta main Replies: 44
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Hi Igor.
Congratulations. My Italian 258 trees are just started to get a little blush on the figs.
Your Lambeira looks amazing. Enjoy.
Vito

Subject: Just a Few Figs Replies: 18
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Phil, I have you to thank for the Vasilika Sika.( It was 122 grams)
Thank you very much.
Vito

Subject: Just a Few Figs Replies: 18
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Igor.Thank you.

John. I posted Ficazzana,it was great. The Fracazzano Bianco was awesome,
It was like eating pure honey.
Vito

Subject: Just a Few Figs Replies: 18
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Here are some figs I picked today.

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Subject: Figo Preto de Torres Novas? Replies: 18
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Hi Jaime.
Beautiful  pictures! Thank you for taking the time to post them. Enjoy your fig.
Vito

Subject: Whats your best overall fig of 2015 Replies: 51
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Hi all.
Mine so far, are Logue D'Aout-Angelo's dark- RDB.
Vito

Subject: Unk Bari Replies: 9
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Hi John.
I have that fig from Jazzbass, I'll get to try it in a day or two.
It was great meeting your family, hope you guys enjoyed Lake george.
Vito

Subject: My best tasting Fig today! Replies: 12
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Hi Frank.
I have that fig, after seeing your Pictures I can't wait to taste them next year.
Enjoy.
Vito

Subject: Grosse Monstreuse de Lipari Replies: 11
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I got one word, WOW,

Vito

Subject: Hative de Argentueil Replies: 8
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Congratulations, that's a great looking fig, it makes my mouth water.
Vito

Subject: Hey!!! I'm new here!!! Replies: 29
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Hey!!! Smungung.
Welcome to the forum. Hope to see you at the Staten island fig fest on September 15.
Vito

Subject: My Corynth Replies: 15
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Leon, your the best! I have a Mykonos, wondering if it's the same?
Vito

Subject: "Zaffiro" (Melanzana family) Replies: 6
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Great looking fig, would like to have that one.
Vito

Subject: Aldo's Fig Replies: 13
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Hi all.

@ alanmercieca, the Aldo's- Sal's Corleone and Black weepplng are identical except Black weepplng produces very large brebas.
Vito

Subject: Noire De Caromb And Jordan Figs Replies: 15
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Hi Vinny.
Beautiful looking figs, love that Jordan fig.
Enjoy.
Vito

Subject: kitrinosyka karyas Replies: 7
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Hi Andreas.
You have some of the most beautiful looking figs.
Thank you for posting.
Vito

Subject: Noire de Barbentane 2015 Replies: 21
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Hi Leon.
Very nice looking fig, enjoy.
Vito

Subject: OT It's a Boy! Replies: 51
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Hello Danny.
Congratulations, glad they're both doing well, good looking boy.
Vito

Subject: Verte or Strawberry verte breba? Replies: 11
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Hi Pino.
Congratulations, great looking fig. I wish I had room for one more, but I don't. Enjoy your fig you've waited all year for it.
Vito

Subject: Storing potted fig in garage over winter Replies: 7
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I leave mine uncovered.

Subject: Storing potted fig in garage over winter Replies: 7
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Hi Charlie.
I live in Saratoga NY zone 4, I put all my figs in my garage, and keep the temperature at 40-45 and give them a little water in the middle of winter and I have been successfull.
Good luck.
Vito

Subject: OT- prayer request Replies: 73
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Patti.
Hope for a speedy recovery. Praying for you.
Vito

Subject: Brooklyn "Hand Grenade" Replies: 8
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Hi, Leon,

It's a great looking fig! I have one that is loaded with figs, but none are ripe yet. Ed said it produces one of the best tasting brebas he's had. Thank you Angelo for sharing it with us!
Vito

Subject: Adriatic JH 2015 Main Crop Replies: 22
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Thank you Rafael.
I don't think they look the same, I might have a imposter?
Vito

Subject: Adriatic JH 2015 Main Crop Replies: 22
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Hi Rafael.
Beautiful looking fig. Could you post a picture of the leaves, I have one but the leaves don't look like others that I've seen.
Vito

Subject: Bellclare plants Replies: 15
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I just got the Staten island bomb.

Subject: Genovese Nero (AF) breba 2015 Replies: 18
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That's a beautiful fig Leon, congratulations,enjoy.

Vito

Subject: Bellclare plants Replies: 15
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Sal.
If he has one on Ebay that you want, go for it, I wouldn't wait until September to get it, he might not have it then?
Vito

Subject: Bellclare plants Replies: 15
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Anybody looking for authentic Bellclare plants should look for Figman1peter on Ebay,has some nice plants for sale.
Vito

Subject: Colorful Harvest - July 21st 2015 Replies: 11
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Hi Paully.
What a beautiful breakfast plate, enjoy.
Vito

Subject: Black Weeping Brebas Replies: 12
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Here are photos of the leaves of Sal's Corleone and Black Weeping.

Leon, I think you're right, the leaves look the same.

Rafael, I'm glad the RDB is growing well for you.

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Subject: Neveralla 2015 Replies: 29
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Pino. That's a nice looking fig. Enjoy.
Vito

 

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