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Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Ed, Its always a pleasure having you over,glad you were able to try these figs and enjoy them. I promise you the main crop is even better.This is the best tasting fig out of many that I have tried from Brooklyn. Luckily I still have many friends and family still there. Here is picture of my white Italian unknown breba. Taste on this fig was OK ,but not as good as the"HAND GRENADE FIGS'. Note the purple staining around the meat of the fig..... Angelo zone 7a NY




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Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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Dominick,    I agree it looks a lot like paradiso.I have a paradiso, but it does not perform as well as this. This tree has not showed any sign of any FMV and the fruit is much better tasting. Also the main crop on this has a fairly tight eye unlike my paradiso.....Angelo Zone 7a NY

Subject: BREBA FROM BROOKLYN Replies: 50
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I was lucky to recieve a bunch of nice breba from my brothers tree in Brooklyn  NY. They are from a tree which I believe is a Brunswick variant. This tree does not split/sour like brunswick does. Also has a fairly tight eye on its main crop. Mother tree is loaded with Breba this year,average weight was about 150grams. Nice flavor and sweet taste too. Thought I would share the pictures. Angelo  Zone 7a NY

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Subject: Grocery Store Find. Can you ID? Replies: 16
Posted By: detomaso Views: 853
 
My guess would be Mission . Most store bought figs are not fully ripe ,which would explain why they are not so sweet. They also could be breba which are not as tasty as main crop. Anyhow I'm shure you will enjoy them being they are better than no figs.......    Angelo   Zone 7a NY

Subject: Black Mission Figs in NYC Replies: 12
Posted By: detomaso Views: 1,322
 
Frank,  I purchased a Monrovia Mission tree from a local nursery. As per hardiness mine is grown in a 20 gal pot and stored in an unheated detached garage during the winter. Being I am in zone 7a it should do OK for you if you do the same. This tree has produced very good tasting figs 4 years straight for me. As far as FMV ,it does display some of the typical signs,however this does not prevent it from producing. Apparently it is not a vicious type of FMV. Good Luck              Angelo zone 7a NY

Subject: Negronne breba 2012 Replies: 41
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Two years back,my Negronne produced the best tasting main crop out of about 50 cultivars. Purchased my tree from a local nursery.My tree also has the typical long finger like leaves.              Angelo NY ZONE 7A

Subject: Zidi Replies: 10
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I too have given this cultivar a chance . Hoping it will not require pollination.Seems to me this variety could have a tremendous upside based on the comments about its flavor. Shure is a good looking fruit,I am curious to see how it does for you Martin. I just potted up some rooted cuttings today,will be looking forward for you to post your evaluation of this fig................... Angelo zone 7a NY

Subject: Anyone heard of Columbre? Replies: 8
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Frank, you are correct. Ficazzana is yet another way to mention breba figs. Fiorone in Italy are something special not just for their size ,but there they actually taste very good because of climate and caprification.                                   Angelo  Zone 7a NY


Subject: Anyone heard of Columbre? Replies: 8
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Mike, Sometimes the name colummo or variations of the word depending on the dialect is used when referring to breba fig or fiorone. That being said I have heard of the names Colummo Bianco or Colummo Nero being used in conversation.    Angelo Zone 7a NY


Subject: How to keep your trees labeled Replies: 10
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I use a P-touch labeler. I know its not that cheap, but they last and do not fade under the weathering. ......Angelo Zone 7A NY


Subject: Varieties with Brunswick type leaves Replies: 10
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Frank,   I have Calabrese Long for a year now, have not had any fruit yet. I also have an unknown Italian fig that has leaves like this. I was told my unknown came from southern Italy. Fruit from this tree is excellent.      Angelo Zone 7 NY

Subject: Varieties with Brunswick type leaves Replies: 10
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I have Stella and Calabrese Long,both with Brunswick type leaf shape.......Angelo  Zone 7


Subject: fig seller Joe Morle - reliable? Replies: 14
Posted By: detomaso Views: 2,178
 

My experience with him was positive. Very nice man to deal with,definitely knows his figs. Plants were all correct.


Subject: Long Brown Honey fig. Replies: 34
Posted By: detomaso Views: 3,323
 

Herman,   I agree with you in that this is not a Brunswick. I too posted a fig which looks very much like yours. My fig also does not split/sour and taste is excellent. Tree has been in the family for 20+ years, so I can say that confidently. Identification can be very difficult so we must not be quick to throw the brunswick label.You can reference my post "brunswick or not' to see my fruit. Good Luck  and enjoy your tree.    Angelo  Zone 7 NY


Subject: Brunswick or not Replies: 9
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Saramc..  I just call this fig Mikes after my brother who has the mother tree.Thing is that next to this tree there were two other unknown varieties that had some splitting on the figs when we received all that rain.The interior and exterior color does vary crop to crop and by the year. I believe this may very well be a superior strain being it doesnt split like your average Brunswick does.Not shure where Brunswicks origin is from, as per my brother  this fig is from southern Italy,probably Calabria region.Mother tree is over 20 years old. Calabrese long  and Paradiso JM are yet two other trees it resembles. Fruit taste is definitely excellent however. It has a nice honey taste along with that good fig flavor.   Thank you for everyone's input. Angelo


Subject: Brunswick or not Replies: 9
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I have a tree that resembles brunswick somewhat.Biggest difference is that this fig does not split at all.Following pictures show figs that were picked 2days after receiving 8 inches rain. Only information i have is that its supposed to be a southern Italian variety. This is main crop and taste is excellent in my opinion. Tree is planted in very rich soil located in Brooklyn NY.Observations were made for several years .Wondering what some forum members opinion would  be here.                                                                                         Angelo Zone 7  NY

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Subject: Problem posting pics Replies: 5
Posted By: detomaso Views: 655
 

Paul, yet another way to post easily would be to select a lower resolution thru your camera settings. I have found that a setting of 2 megapixel on the camera produces a file size just under the 1 meg. This way you can just upload without any conversion .     Angelo      


Subject: Help ID fruit Replies: 2
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Looks like  Calimyrna to me. If so they are excellent, if they are ripe.  They also have a nice crunch being they are a caprified fig.    Angelo


Subject: Finger lobed leaves Replies: 14
Posted By: detomaso Views: 1,288
 

How about Stella.


Angelo    Zone 7  NY

Subject: Barese White Replies: 2
Posted By: detomaso Views: 619
 

She is not a collector by any means. The only other plant she had was a Brown Turkey,which had some huge leaves . The fruit on that tree not that tasty but still Ok for me. She has not been in contact with the Belleclare brothers for a few years.    I will however try to talk to her to see if that has changed.   

Angelo    NY  Zone 7

Subject: Barese White Replies: 2
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 I was lucky enough to obtain a small plant from who someone who lived around the corner from the famous  Belleclare nursery. The woman told  me that Chris Dipaola would go to her home to trim the tree to get cuttings.This tree was in ground for many years and has grown quite large. She has not covered the tree for several years due to this. I visited last September and was able to try the main crop ,which tasted very good. Amaziningly the tree was not receiving much direct sun but still manages to ripen it's fruit. I had targeted obtaining this tree stictly because I am from Bari.This morning I was able to pick a Breba from my tree,which tasted  sweet with a nice fig flavor.        Angelo    zone7 NY

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Subject: Sals Corleone & Breba Replies: 7
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Ed, I have 2 Latarolla,thanks to you. The larger tree produced the Breba and has about 30 main crop on it. The second tree has about 2 dozen main crop. I was able to try the main crop last year and the taste was excellent. This tree  has proved to be an excellent performer both in taste and hardiness.     Angelo  zone 7 NY 


Subject: Sals Corleone & Breba Replies: 7
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Daygrower, i didn't get around to eatin that one yet     Angelo  Z7 NY


Subject: Sals Corleone & Breba Replies: 7
Posted By: detomaso Views: 923
 

Latarolla tree had about 1 dozen breba.Taste was very good.Tree is only 2 yrs. old and has about 30 main crop figs on it.

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Subject: Sals Corleone & Breba Replies: 7
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Here is picture.   I hope 

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Subject: Sals Corleone & Breba Replies: 7
Posted By: detomaso Views: 923
 

Picked a lone breba off my 1year old Sals. Flavor was good,it weighed in at 107 grams.


 

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