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Subject: Longue D'Aout (2013) Replies: 16
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Nice leaves and good looking fruit. My young plant is doing very well .      Angelo Zone 7A NY

Subject: Nice clutch of figs Replies: 8
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  • Art, I would say the flavor is similar, but the AB was more intense. I have tasted the HC in different levels of ripeness ,however I picked all these figs because we have been getting a lot of intermittent rain this week .   Jules , Thanks for the compliments .  Jennifer, thank you and good luck..  Angelo

Subject: Nice clutch of figs Replies: 8
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anthonys black (1280x960).jpg DSC02782 (1280x960).jpg DSC02783 (1280x960).jpg DSC02786 (1280x960).jpg BHG 1 (1280x960) (1280x960).jpg MIKES WHITE (1280x960).jpg DSC02787 (1280x960).jpg Picked  a nice variety of figs today . Each with their own unique characteristics. Anthonys' black fig was the clear winner this time around. BHG [nicknamed by some forum members  "Brooklyn Hand Grenade"] for it's huge breba it produced last year. This fig is a well performing Brunswick variant. Anthony's black has a unique leaf that resembles a big grape leaf as seen in the picture. Enjoy the photo's.        Angelo  Zone 7A NY

Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Hello Vito ,  The Brooklyn HG is the brown fig . The wine stain is from the breba crop of a large white fig from Bari Italy.  Angelo

Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Hi Jennifer, Glad to hear your plants are doing well. I'll have to wait about a month or so till my main crop gets ripe.      Angelo

Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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                                                           Frank , My Brother pruned back both of these trees last fall, so I will not have many Breba this year. However , I did find a few old pictures.  Angelo

Subject: My Zaino's Italian Purple/Red and Italian Blk Pics Replies: 27
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Pattee , Zaino's nursery sells nice size  fig trees for the money. I have purchased a 6 ft tall Atreano from them that is performing nicely.   Angelo  Zone 7A  NY, LONG ISLAND

Subject: In Praise of Unknowns and Heirlooms Replies: 24
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Some of my better performing trees are of the "Unknown"  type.    Angelo Zone 7A  NY

Subject: huge fig tree in Tuscany Replies: 17
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I know for shure that the southern part of Italy indeed does have the wasp. My fathers orchard in Bari had both the wasp and caprifig.    Angelo zone 7A NY


Subject: Black madeira Replies: 22
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Ed , Thanks for letting me try this fig. I was equally wowed. One of the best along with your rockaway green. My B Madiera's are starting to get ripe.Easy to see why this fig is so highly rated .   Angelo NY Zone 7A

Subject: Bought a Hardy Chicago from Lowe's today...(pics) Replies: 26
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Bought a few Hardy Chicago two years back from Lowes. They are healthy, productive and appear to be true to type. Great deal.       Angelo NY zone 7a

Subject: This is when you pick figs! Replies: 7
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Ed, Those look like the delicious Rockaway Greens.  Angelo zone7a NY

Subject: Barese White Replies: 9
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As a kid I would climb huge trees in my fathers' orchard. I would eat figs till my belly hurt ,I was told. Yes, Bari Italy is my hometown.Vito ,I would have treated you with some of these at the figfest,but they were not quite ready.Barry,there is definitely something special about those white figs with red interior.Then again I find something special about all figs. Thanks for the comments,  everyone.   Angelo

Subject: Barese White Replies: 9
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Picked a few today, taste was very good, very sweet and juicy. Fig was dripping honey from the eye. Belleclare stock,three year old tree.                         Angelo NY zone 7A

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Subject: A few figs picked Replies: 12
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This year the breba was better than the main crop in the case of the hand grenade fig so far. However last week with minimal rain all my main crop tasted considerably better. Negronne was also one of the best for me too.  Angelo Zone 7A NY 


Subject: What are the opinions on Turface MVP? Replies: 36
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Agway is in numerous locations in the northeast. They have turface.         Angelo NY Zone 7A

Subject: Third annual Staten Island fig festival Replies: 27
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Luke and I were able swap for plants we both were looking for. It was a pleasure to meet you Luke and thanks for the tree. Also had the honor to meet with Vito ,his brother Angelo and nephew Joe. We all had a good time talking and tasting figs . Ed brought his Rockaway Green fig,which wowed everyone who tried it.  Forum member 71 GTO and his wife were also there. It was nice to meet them. There were many locals who brought their figs and their stories also.  A fun night overall.             Angelo NY Zone 7A


Subject: Best tasting figs 2012 Replies: 39
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Best dark fig this year was easily Pastilliere. Negronne was second best. Best light fig was an unkown fig that was similar to Adriatic. Second was Latarolla. Best tasting breba was from my brunswick variant . Overall winner for me would have to be the unkown Adriatic type .   Angelo  Zone 7a NY

Subject: Rockaway Green Replies: 10
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Ed was kind enough to leave me some ot these Rockaway Green. All I can say is that everything else I have compared it to this year is no match for this fig.I've had the pleasure of tasting many exotic varieties and I like both dark and light figs equally. Thanks for the treat.          Angelo  Zone 7A NY

Subject: Atreano Replies: 6
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Luke, I took a piece of freshly baked bread and ate it along with a dozen figs. It was pure enjoyment.   Angelo

Subject: Atreano Replies: 6
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Pattee, Thanks for the tip, I will check it out.      Angelo

Subject: Atreano Replies: 6
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I don't mind sharing some fruit , but the hornets are very aggressive. Could not locate any nests,must be in a neighbors yard. Suzi,yes both varieties are producing nice tasting fruit,each with their own unique characteristics.   Angelo

Subject: Atreano Replies: 6
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Picked some nice sized Atreano,90 grams this morning. Dark fig is an unknown Italian variety that was one of my Pops .Both trees are very cold hardy. Taste was excellent on both. Having trouble keeping the bees and hornets away from the dark fig especially. I have been forced to pick some fruit a bit early once they start browsing.               Angelo Zone 7a NY

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Subject: Bees eating figs? Replies: 36
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I have had many yellow jackets and hornets biting away at the ripe figs especially. Need to be carefull when picking the fruit, you would not want to get stung by this one.    Angelo zone 7A NY

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Subject: Pastiliere Replies: 12
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Picked a Pastiliere {UCD source} this morning. Tree is in its third season, fruit was excellent tasting. Started with 4 fruits ended with 2 that held on....... Angelo Zone 7a NY

 

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Subject: Brooklyn figs Replies: 8
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Jason, I appreciate your contribution to this thread . It is pleasing to know there are good "Brunswicks" out there.                Angelo

Subject: Brooklyn figs Replies: 8
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That is correct Jason. Herman also has a variant he calls long brown honey. I have already looked up the other brunswick types. My tree also does not show FMV, unlike my two other Brunswicks, Red Italian ETC. I happen to like the flavor of the brunswick types.  Thanks ...Angelo


Subject: Brooklyn figs Replies: 8
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http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/BREBA-FROM-BROOKLYN-5921094?highlight=brooklyn+breba     For reference on earlier thread.

Subject: Brooklyn figs Replies: 8
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Paully,  Yes I have both trees. Jason, Trees are not in my yard so i picked whatever was close to ripe. As per the hand grenade fig, it looks similar to brunswick ,however is a much better performer. This fruit doe not split/sour like brunswick and the eye is a bit tighter. I also have brunswick. As per the white fig, its origin is from Bari Italy, my hometown. The leaves on the fig you compare it with are very different. From my observations the white fig may be the same as  Barese white from Belleclare.  Angelo

Subject: Brooklyn figs Replies: 8
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Last month I posted some pictures of some breba figs from two brooklyn  trees. One was nicknamed "brooklyn hand grenade", the other had a unique wine stain on the inside. Here are some pictures of the main crop i picked this week.  Taste was excellent.                    Angelo NY Zone 7a

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Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Vito,   Glad you enjoy them. Thanks for the compliment.    Angelo

Subject: Is this Italian Honey Replies: 15
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I happen to have a breba picture of Latarolla from last year.                    Angelo Zone 7a NY

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Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Frank, Last year the breba from my Barese White did not display the wine stain. The tree is very young, however this year the breba was identical to my wine stain breba . I do know that my white unknown comes from Bari,Italy.They may indeed be the same as the leaves also look similar.As per Ischia white ,I  believe that is alltogether a separate variety...Angelo

Subject: Latarolla almost ready Replies: 10
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Latarolla and latarulla are totally different trees. Latarolla has soft light green leaves and fruit has red/pink interior  . Latarulla has dark green /shiny leaves with an amber to pink interior.The shape of the leaves are not alike also. My opinion is latarolla is better all around , my plant shows no sign of FMV also.    Angelo NY Zone 7a

Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Thanks for the compliment Noss .  Angelo

Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Frank, The trees are doing nicely this year.Mother trees in brooklyn are loaded with fruit. My trees are still somewhat young,but with fruit. I will post new pictures soon. .....Angelo

Subject: Black madeira Replies: 22
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Thanks BLB ,I've been lucky so far with BM. It rooted easily and grew nicely. The catch with BM is that it may require a lot of heat and a good growing season in order to produce ripe fruit in the northeast. Anyhow I feel it is worth trying being it is a high quality fruit.    Angelo Zone 7A NY

Subject: Black madeira Replies: 22
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My Black Madeira........Angelo Zone 7A NY

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Subject: Black madeira Replies: 22
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Ed, I have two BM .   They both are doing great. I have about 15-20 figs between the two of them.They are in 5 gal pots right now and not displaying any signs of FMV even though the cuttings were from UCD. Figs are larger than a quarter as of now. Hopefully they should ripen in about a month or so.   Angelo Zone 7A NY

Subject: Black madeira Replies: 22
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Ed, Looking  forward to to trying this fig .Looks like my two year old from UCD cutting will bring ripe fruit this year also. Good luck      Angelo Zone 7a NY

Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Frank, sorry for the delay in the response.Had a long day at work today.Anyhow,I store all my potted trees in an unheated/detached garage including these two varieties.Also I have some trees inground including the large brown fig.My inground trees have been wrapped in their early years only. Angelo NY Zone 7A

Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Macchia Di Vino sounds exotic........ Angelo Zone 7A NY

Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Herman, We might have the same tree.Those pictures look exactly like mine. How does your fruit taste?Also sounds like a suitable name for it. Thanks for sharing pictures of your tree....Angelo Zone 7A NY

Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Frank, Thanks for the compliment,glad you appeciated the thread.Check your mail.      Angelo zone7a NY

Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Frank , Main crop on this tree is a large fig with amber/pink interior. Taste is excellent , sweet with a lingering fig flavor. Herman I have observed this fig for many years,it is in the family. Last year with all the rain we had , it held on without splitting/souring longer than many other varieties. I am confident it is a good performer,unlike what Brunswick does.I am familiar with the failures of Paradiso and brunswick for I have had both.  See pictures of main crop from last August.   Angelo Zone7A NY

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Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Francisco,  Wow there is striking similarities between your Lampa Branco and my unknown white fig. The white fig is a two crop fig however.No caprification needed. Very nice ,thanks for chiming in.  Frank, you and I are thinking the same. After trying so many varieties with very mixed results, I realized further the value of these unknown varieties. Most of these figs were snuck in to the country by  Italian immigrants .They are not common varieties , I see unique characteristics in many of them. There are many types I am trying out right now.I will post whenever I have something interesting.   Angelo Zone 7a NY


Subject: FERTILIZER PROPORTIONS FOR NORTH-EAST Replies: 13
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Frank, I use Osmocote indoor/outdoor  19-6-12.Its a slow release pellet that I apply in spring like you do. I re-apply once more toward the end of june. Most of my plants are in Pro- Mix. I understand your concern about protecting against winter damage, but remember that as the plant ages ,the wood hardens more. The older your tree gets the hardier they become.I used to use Miracle Grow with good results. I switched to osmocote because it was less work. As per wilt-pruf ,i have no experience with it.  Good Luck and hope for mild winters like the last one.I store my trees in an unheated detached garage.      Angelo Zone 7A NY


Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Frank, Both of these tree's are from my brother's yard in Brooklyn. These trees are huge, uncovered every year and limestone is ammended into soil regularly.They have been in ground from the start. The 'hand grenade" variety was planted personally by my brother about 20 years ago. The purple stained one was planted more than 40 years ago. My brother discovered the hand grenade fig while doing some work on a clients home in Bay Ridge. There they were in a bowl on the kitchen table when my brother was offered to try one. The home was owned by an Italian family. He asked them where the tree was from,and they told him the tree was always there when they purchased the home from yet another Italian family. To their knowledge the tree was from southern Italy. Also I am growing this tree both in pots and in ground. My trees are only three years old however. I am in suffolk county and the trees have shown to be hardy for this zone.This year they are with many fruit.    Angelo  Zone 7A NY

Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Here are some pictures of another.     Angelo Zone7A  NY

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Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Leon, Dont know anything about Doree or Goutte D'or , but thanks for the clue. I will research those figs. Bob,I thought too that it was unusual. I have picked main crop in numerous years past and never noticed the purple stain .This was the first time I  was able to cut open a breba. Will give this tree closer attention this time around to see whats inside. The main crop is very large also and has nice sweet taste. Will post picture of outside of this fig soon.    thanks      Angelo zone7a Ny

 

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