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Subject: Moscatel Preto Replies: 12
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Figherder it is a great fig produces large maincrop and very tasty. I am very happy I shared this variant around specially since i Lost the mother tree and was able to get a replacement from the first person I shared it will paully22.

I see it's becoming popular now wich is great specially since i always though it was a fig of high quality.


Subject: Moscatel Preto Replies: 12
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Not sure whats going on with my photobucket account but there's pics here.

http://nelsonsfigs.blogspot.ca/2016/04/moscatel-preto.html?m=1

Subject: Ital-258 08/20/17 Replies: 20
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 597
 
No Problem Pino.

Leon sorry didn't mean to change subjects on your post your ital258 look excellent. It was actually your previous pictures that you've posted its been on my wishlist for years and hopefully soon I will have it. It does however resemble Genovese Nero.

Nelson

Subject: Nero600 pictures Replies: 7
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Hey Paul, I personally love Violette de Bordeaux and think when perfectly ripe is an excellent tasting fig and one everyone should have. I have never grown Nero600 to find out it's better than VDB is very interesting. I'm currently growing VDB AF, Negronne, Vista. All 3 are nearly identical but ripen at different times and Vista so far seems to have the better tasting brebas of the 3.

Subject: Ital-258 08/20/17 Replies: 20
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Pino, Adriano did not name that fig Genovese Nero it was given to him as Genovese Nero from the original source an
Italian gentleman named Tony who also lives in Oakville,Ontario and is very knowledgeable with figs and other fruits in general.

Nelson

Subject: Wasp Service 5 Replies: 13
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Wow Francisco your pictures make me want yo lick the screen lol. Those Bêbera branca figs look excellent.

Subject: Living ancestor of 'Rouge de Bordeaux' aka ,- Pastilière Replies: 5
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Beautiful fig, does it generally have that blue hue to the it?

Subject: Wasp Service 2 Replies: 9
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Francisco what is the best time to sample figs in the Algarve region as I'm planning to visit family in madeira island next summer and hopefully visit Algarve as well next summer.

Nelson

Subject: Desert King main crop clarification (?) Replies: 33
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I have eaten some main crop figs from Adrianos big inground tree a few years ago generally it drops 99% of main crop but some years you get quite a few to ripen and they are tasty very nice flavor and sweet. Adriano also has a plant that was purchased as a desert king brebas and leaf pattern are the same as his big inground tree but the main crop ripen always this one is grown in a pot.

Nelson



Subject: Testing - Bellone picture Replies: 17
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Thank you Paul, I appreciate it. Bellone is an excellent fig im shocked that its not too popular in north america.

Thanks again
Nelson

Subject: Norella Fig pictures Replies: 12
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Glad it's doing well for you Paul this was my daughter's favorite fig I would pick a bowl if figs everyday for about 10 days then it would be done. Great tasting too and productive i was told this was once very common in Calabria.

Subject: Faliciano Replies: 3
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Hey Paul your plant ripened main crop? I got rid of mine years ago because a local member said it was the same as desert king I guess he was wrong ours too was from Adriano.

Subject: Testing - Bellone picture Replies: 17
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This is an excellent fig I only had one or two before my tree died about 5 years ago mine was purchased from baud. Glad it does well for you Paul looks beautiful.

Subject: Is there a Synonym for Lampa Preta ?? Replies: 35
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Subject: Is there a Synonym for Lampa Preta ?? Replies: 35
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 734
 
Hey Paul, I will post pictures when I get home of the Tiberio fig also know in spain as Lampaga. 

It is Lampa Preta AKA Lampeira. I will snap some pics out of the book I have at home.

IF Anyone else has this book just look it up

http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/ministerio/servicios/publicaciones/Variedades_de_Higuera_primeras_p%C3%A1ginas_tcm7-212148.pdf



Subject: Brogiotto Bianco NOT!!!!!!!! Replies: 19
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Looks like Brogiotto Nero to me.

Subject: Pingo de Mel is synonym to Moscatel (white) - is it really? Replies: 7
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 779
 
I'm Glad you brought this topic up Jaime. I believe the majority of all the Bêbera branca figs in Madeira are moscatel Branco. They are green to greenish yellow with carmine pulp
To reddish pulp. Majority of the Pingo de Mel figs have lighter coloured pulps atleast usually.

i also had 2 moscatel Branco trees from braga and Porto but had Amber pulp and were closer to a lattarula in appearance but ripened earlier.

Your moscatel Branco looks like my great grandfathers bêbera branca or atleast as it is called locally in Madeira.

Nelson





Subject: Figo Preto de Torres Novas? Replies: 18
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lovely pictures Jaime and thank you for posting them I have always heard good things about this fig and hope to grow it myself someday.

Subject: Neveralla 2015 Replies: 29
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Looks great Pino, I have a small Neveralla and have sampled figs from my original tree two years ago I believe and they do taste great an underrated fig for sure.

Subject: Violeta - 2015 Replies: 32
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Lovely photos thanks for posting them Francisco and thanks to Jeremiah for allowing you to take the pics.

compared to my preto tree i honestly believe they are infact the same fig.

Nelson

Subject: Plants lost this past winter Replies: 44
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kyle4195
Nelson,

Great list of figs!  I'm starting to do some research for what figs might do well in the Phoenix, AZ area.




Hi Kyle with your climate you can grow anything I have grown with better success at ripening. I believe frozenjoe lives your way he would be your best bet to ask.

Jdsfrance

I do have figs on my tree this year none have ripened yet but they do look small. On my dads plant they look weird also.



Subject: Longue D'Aout 2015 Replies: 27
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Wow very impressive Leon, your ld looks very productive.

Subject: Two different Longue D'Aouts ? Replies: 38
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Hey Kerry to all the figs have a long neck like that?

It sort of looks like hava wich baud has and is a Smyrna.
But if I'm Not mistaken it's got mostly single lobed leaves.


Subject: Fig trees of Jaffa Replies: 13
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Lovely pics Eli thanks for sharing.

Subject: A white seedling with lobeless leaves Replies: 16
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Great find Francisco,looks like a great fig.

Nelson

Subject: An edible seedling - Caramel Replies: 7
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That's a lovely looking fig Francisco.

Subject: New member Replies: 32
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Olá Jaime, welcome to the forum looks like your off to a great start. Great looking trees by the way.

Nelson

Subject: Cara Lisa - smyrna Replies: 32
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Olá Francisco, you are right my goal was to discover those old varieties with photos of fruits and leaves and you have absolutely filled that goal. My hats off to you my friend thank you.

Subject: A Brown Turkey even Jon would like :) Replies: 27
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Looking good Leon, one of my favorite figs lost my original tree this past winter but my father has got an airlayer for me very productive also.

Subject: Cara Lisa - smyrna Replies: 32
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Wow those figs look great.

Subject: "Nero" and "Barnissote" - the same fig? Replies: 52
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Dennis, I received my plant as Nero Barnissote but like Herman had mentioned on that previous post my figs are medium to small brownish figs. Flavor was ok similar to a celeste and seemed pretty resistant to rain I gave it away this past season as it just not good enough for me to waste time on.





Subject: Chiistmas Replies: 60
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Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone.

Let's hope we have a warmer winter in the northeast this year :)

Subject: Dall'osso resemblance. Replies: 10
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That looks interesting Bass, nice to see you posting again.

Hope it ripens as I am now curious to see what the final result will be.

Subject: Mystery fig, TASTE ON PAR WITH VDB needs ID Replies: 24
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I do have this fig thanks to Grant, I also have Ischia Black my personal Opinion is that they are not the same they have different leaves also Black Ischia has red leaf stems and buds this unk portuguese fig grant has I have not noticed any redness on the plant at all buds and leaf stems always remain green.

closest ID I have come across so far is this what do you think grant ?
http://figblog.binhoster.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Peicho-de-Reina-1.jpg


This is what my black ischia looked like this year grown in Canada








Subject: My Awesome 2014 Breba Fig. Whats yours Replies: 25
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 1,790
 
Thank you Paul, that sounds great.

Im already a big fan of Desert king this Granthams Royal will be a lovely addition.


Subject: My Awesome 2014 Breba Fig. Whats yours Replies: 25
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 1,790
 
Wow Paul, that Granthams Royal does look great beautiful exterior color and pulp too and tastier than DK that's really something.




Subject: The war against Gnats! Replies: 72
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Dave, every summer when my dad is out in the backyard sipping his sacramento wine as he calls it within minutes of putting the wine glass down gnats will go in the cup. I haven't tried it myself yet but think I might just to see I have sticky strips but that dosent really take care of the problem just captures the stupid ones.

This is why I generally root cuttings in sphagnum moss & Pine bark as I have not noticed any gnat issues when I use this method. But I have noticed quite a few flying around in my basement where I have a few small plants soil used was pro-mix.

Subject: The war against Gnats! Replies: 72
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Has anyone tried using a cup with a little wine?

Subject: Most unique fig you own Replies: 76
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 4,534
 
Harvey you beat me to it lol.

Heres my panache with a branch with variegated leaves






Subject: 2014 pic Paradiso AF Replies: 10
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A very productive plant. So far I have grown Adrianos Paradiso, Dusan's Bronze Paradiso, Bronze Paradiso VS, Genes Paradiso & Paradiso Nero purchased locally.

The Paradiso Nero & Adriano's paradiso were identical in everyway both suffered from fmv pretty bad although they were extremely productive I eventualy gave them both away.

 Dusan's Bronze paradiso was very productive and tasty but with time the fmv got the best of it and it eventually died last winter as did Gene's & Bronze Paradiso VS.

As for my taste buds I would say Gene's Paradiso & Bronze Paradiso Vs were better tasting although Dusans bronze paradiso came close but had a different flavor profile.



Nelson






Subject: want seeds? Replies: 29
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I was already annoyed with some common types that didn't fruit didn't want to keep something for years and eventually it be a caprifig or Smyrna so I gave it to someone who wanted to do a bonsai. I also had a few mission and kadota seedlings that shared the same faith.

Subject: want seeds? Replies: 29
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Ohhhhh Ok, that makes sense lol. You take good care of those babies never know what the end result will be.

I grew this from a seed of some Turkish dried figs I eventually got rid of it.




Subject: Deep freeze through Northeast and MidAtlantic tonight Replies: 32
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It was -7F here yesterday morning still have my colasanti #3 inground that has not been protected yet oops poor thing gets blasted every year and never dies. Lets hope it makes it through this time

Subject: want seeds? Replies: 29
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Tyler how the heck did you Niagara black seeds to sprout?

Subject: Italian 258 (Ital258) late fruits ripe pix: Replies: 17
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 1,203
 
Thanks for the advice Vasile, for me personally best tasting in my yard to date has been Preto, bourjassote noire & cool de dame glad to hear ital258 is right up there if not better.

I

Subject: Italian 258 (Ital258) late fruits ripe pix: Replies: 17
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OMG, that looks amazing im jealous. Now I definitely need to get some Ital-258 cuttings.

Vasile for this fig to ripe so late and taste good is definitely something everything I ate in the last two weeks was insipid.

Nelson


Subject: Bêbera preta on eBay Replies: 4
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 461
 
I noticed today a few auctions for this fig on eBay all using my pictures without permission so if your bidding on it be aware I don't know these sellers nor did I give them permission to use my photos.

Subject: Sbayi and khurtmani /eselyi again Replies: 24
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Hi Eli , a couple years ago I also had khurtmani and it too looked like yours purple fruits and mostly 5 lobed some 3 lobed leaves not typical Brunswick leaves this is why I never thought they were the same. I got mine originally from Adriano I will try to find photos on my photobucket acc.

Subject: Sbayi and khurtmani /eselyi again Replies: 24
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Great looking figs Eli, I had read that Khurtmani was the same as Brunswick clearly not the case.

Subject: Preto finally ripened - A fig in its own class Replies: 29
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 1,129
 
Looks great Frank glad it ripened for you my preto tree is in it's 4th season and was loaded this year but none ripened so far I pulled everything off. Still one favorite varieties.

This was from last year looks just like yours



 

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