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Subject: Let Replies: 13
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Sue I definately got one after that. If it wasn't that my daughter was born that day he would of been long gone.


Subject: Golden Atreano matches my green fig Replies: 8
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Congrats Dennis, its a wonderfull feeling to finally be able to solve the naming puzzle of mislabeled or unkown figs. I have had quite a few sleepless nights trying to figure it out myself on some mislabeled figs I have. That fig looks delicious by the way.


Subject: Let Replies: 13
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Hey Sue the cuttings of the Willow St. Fig were very impressive the three cuttings I had were great rooters and a couple weeks after being rooted each cutting was showing 5-6 brebas and they just kept growing until this day.

SAM_0191.jpg picture by nelson20vt
SAM_0191.jpg picture by nelson20vt

This S.O.B completely destroyed my Willow St. Figs and a few more 8 plants in total this day. Then 3 more the following day

Subject: Preto Replies: 55
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I was actually very impressed with the Preto, for such a young plant it put out more than a dozen figs. Apparently 2 figs ripened in mid september so I was told by my mother who enjoyed them wish I would of got to taste one.

Oh well theres always next year.

Subject: dusan's paradiso fig tree Replies: 12
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Pete thats great to hear hopefully he can send you cuttings. This strain also produces quite a few twin's 2 figs per node.


Subject: dusan's paradiso fig tree Replies: 12
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Pete Im sorry but I dont have any cuttings available this season I did allot of airlayers this year and promised quite a few people cuttings.

Dusan's Paradiso is more than likely Paradiso Nero. Dusan collected cuttings in Italy about 70 kms off the Former Yugoslavian border while touring europe. Cuttings were collected as Paradiso but when the plant grew figs they were dark bronze in colour and thats where the Bronze Paradiso name came into play.

The Bronze Paradiso from Dusan does match the Paradiso Nero on the Ficuscarica.com website and Adriano also believes that it is Paradiso Nero. Its an excellent tasing fig and very productive even throught the rains we had none of the ripening figs split and when temps start to cool down the figs are still very sweet and very flavourfull.

I have sent cuttings to the US 4 out of 5 made it really depends on whos working that day. I would say in another season or two cuttings on the US side will start coming around.

Subject: Figs Gone Wild! Replies: 9
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Tim did you post pictures?

Subject: Black Madeira fig Replies: 108
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Remis, thats a great picture. Sure made my mouth water.


Subject: Mission Fig Picture Replies: 4
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Congrats Martin, I was lucky enough to eat 2 dozen mission figs from my own tree this season and enjoyed them very much. Next season they will ripen earlier for you then you will be as happy.


Subject: Best tasting fig of the Year Replies: 11
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Dmitri I cant make any promises yet as I have promised cuttings to a few fig friends but I will definately try. Will let you know in about a months time.



Subject: Night time pictures Replies: 7
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Hey Sal very nice looking pics and I trully wish my fig season was as long as yours man you still got allot of figs on those babies. Wow that pic of the grand canyon looks really high, I am not too fond of heights but thats a lovely photo beautifull view.


Subject: collecting cuttings from trees that are not dormant Replies: 12
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I have been rooting cuttings since July 2009 and still rooting some now and will be throught out the winter. Preferably wood thats atleast one year old works best but new years growth works just as well with a little more TLC.

The only issue I have found with new growth is if the leaf steams are not removed completely and cuttings are put directly into soil I have found they do mold and can rot alittle easier, thats why now I try to remove the leaves about a week before I take cuttings ofcourse this is taking them from my own plants.

When Travelling or in a few cases when you take cuttings and make a run for it lol I find putting them in the fridge for a week solves that problem as the leftover leaf steams readily fall out. Again this has been my own observation after rooting over 200 cuttings in the last year.

Subject: Kadota Question Replies: 6
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Yep they were definately fertile. Seeds from half a fig only can imagine if I would of thrown all the seeds in.



Subject: Verdal Longue Replies: 7
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Lovely looking fig Sal, wow is right that looks delicious they all do.


Subject: Best tasting fig of the Year Replies: 11
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Thanks Paul yes it sure was a good year for me got to taste allot of figs on my 1st year plants. The Bronze Paradiso is the top dog again this season, I also have a Paradiso "Genes" but its still in its first season hopefully in the next season or two I will sample a fig from that too.


Subject: 1st Ripe Vincenzo Replies: 6
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Akram , I received a sucker from Paul earlier this year the plant grew 7ft this summer and had allot of figs on it I picked most of them off and only left 7 or 8 there is another two figs on the plant that look like they will ripen anyday now I wish I would of picked a few more off. Oh well live and learn.


Subject: Best tasting fig of the Year Replies: 11
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Rafed this Bronze Paradiso is a different fig than Joe Morle's Paradiso. My plant was given to me by Dusan who was the one that collected cuttings in Italy and since has shared a few plants with a few forum member's across canada. This particular fig also produces allot of Twin's two figs per node.

Akram my plant is now 4 years old and every year produces and ripens allot of figs. They usually start ripening from 3 week of august all the way up to mid to late october here in Toronto. Im sure you will be very pleased with this fig when it starts producing.

Subject: Best tasting fig of the Year Replies: 11
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My favorite fig out of my collection, last month figs have been completely round very different than last season and its the only fig I have that almost feels like it tastes better as the temps start to cool down. In the last month figs have been excellent.

Bronze Paradiso Picked Last night









Subject: 1st Ripe Vincenzo Replies: 6
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Rafed lots of potential here, its only 1 year old its only going to get better with age.


Subject: 1st Ripe Vincenzo Replies: 6
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Got to taste my first Vincenzo fig it tasted very good, I was not counting on this one since we have been getting allot of rain and cool weather but fig did not split in rain and was supprisingly sweet.

Fig was picked last night Oct. 1st





Subject: Few Ripe Figs Replies: 3
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Hi Akram, The Ficazzana ripened quite a few figs this season I received the bareroot plant this year from Grimo in late may. First ripe figs were first week of september and it is by far the best tasting out of these three. The Black Yugoslavian was the first fig to ripen for me from Cutings I got from Dusan last summer flavour was average but plant is also very young flavour was very similar to the Monrovia BT I had.This was the second fig the Black Minho ripened first was allot sweeter and  ripened around Sept.15th This one in the picture flavour was just average.


Subject: Is this English Brown Turkey??? Replies: 14
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Vasile to be honest with you I am having the same dilemma, they have been ripening one at a time almost a week apart not sure if its due to the cooler temperatures we have had the last two weeks, but I too only pick one fig at a time.


Subject: Pic Request - Ripe Bisirri fig Replies: 12
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Thank You BLB for confirming they are not the same fig, I am gratefull to have both figs and will take good care of them.


Subject: Few Ripe Figs Replies: 3
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Here are pics of the leaves

Black Yugoslavian


Black Minho



Ficazanna "GRIMO"



Subject: Is this English Brown Turkey??? Replies: 14
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Thank You Vasile out of the other Brown Turkey's that I have tasted  this one so far is the best tasting one and is only in its first season so im sure with time it will only get better. The other Brown Turkey I have with the horrizontal growth had two figs that turned almost a burgundy colour but the squirls got to them before I did hopefully atleast one of the figs will ripen to see what it tastes like.


Subject: Is this English Brown Turkey??? Replies: 14
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Oops seen some of the links were broken.











Subject: Few Ripe Figs Replies: 3
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Ok Picked these figs last night from left to right we have Ficazzana from Grimo, Black Yugoslavian in the middle and Unknown Black Fig from Minho region of Portugal Supposedly.






BLACK YUGOSLAVIAN




BLACK MINHO FIG  not fully ripe




FICAZZANA FROM GRIMONUT


Best balanced flavour was from the Ficazzana followed by the Black yugoslavian its a huge fig need to eat it like an Apple. The Black Minho was not fully ripe but was sweet and had crunchy seeds looks very similar to brown turkey. All three plants are young and again we have been having rain every day this week and none of the figs on the plants split so far.


Subject: Pic Request - Ripe Bisirri fig Replies: 12
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Thank you Maggie, the very best to you and your family as well. Next season I will give little Jasmine her first fig see how she likes it.


Subject: Large Greek Black Replies: 9
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Thanks Sal I am impressed on how much this plant wants to please lol

Martin I have a few plants that are done for the season some of wich are already loosing leaves. But I have a few that are still ripening figs as we speak and most of them have been tasting quite good. Will I be rooting this winter well more than likely yes.


Rafed, this looks like a promising fig for cooler zones as does the pane vino white Im sure you will enjoy both. I cant wait to see how it will perform next season.


Oh I forgot the pics of the last two figs I picked these were picked on sept.28th took pics yesterday morning. This is after 3 straight days of rain







Not as sweet as the first two but still tasted good.



Subject: Raja S2 Replies: 1
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Hey Jon seems like you been lucky with quite a few of your seedlings. I recently discarded my Anatolian seedlings and only kept my Kadota seedlings think the odds will be a little better with the kadota but like you said just for fun. What colour were the figs from the RajaS ?


Subject: Pic Request - Ripe Bisirri fig Replies: 12
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Thank you Bass they do look very similar happy I have both. Bisirri fig has some history to it aswell wich is nice to have. Thank you Maggie for clearing up where the Bisirri fig originated.


Subject: Large Greek Black Replies: 9
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Paul you absolutely right we are very gratefull to have such great neighbours. Thank you guys


Subject: Pic Request - Ripe Bisirri fig Replies: 12
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Herman that is very possible I usually dont pay too much attention to leaf shapes until I see figs but man these too just look the same to me, in leaf form ofcourse.

Thank you Bass for the photo, the fig too is similar both my plants are still small but hopefully next season they will both ripen some figs to see a little better. Bass you have both what do you think?

Subject: Large Greek Black Replies: 9
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Hey Paul yes Original source is Lou P. Our good friend Rafed was the one that gave it to me not sure if its going by another name now but thats what was writen on the cup so I did not change a thing. Fig tastes quite good an I had over 2 dozen figs on my tree this year but I picked off half seems like that did the job. Definate keeper


Subject: Pic Request - Ripe Bisirri fig Replies: 12
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If anyone one on the forum has a picture of a ripe Bisirri fig can you please post.


This is the reason why I ask. Leaf on the left Bisirri leaf on right Sal's Corleone. They look Identical to me and its been bothering me for a couple months now.



Subject: Large Greek Black Replies: 9
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I was given a rooted cutting in late April this year by a fellow friend and forum member. By July plant had grown to 3ft and started growing figs. I was not expecting to taste any figs from this plant this year considering its only 6 months old but it surprised me, and cosidering weather has been cool and rainy the figs tasted quite good.  


First figs that ripened on Sept.24th








Subject: Bellone Replies: 4
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Lovely looking fig Leon, is this fig a late fig?


Subject: Jon's favorite Figs! Replies: 15
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My Monrovia BT wich I got rid of produced extremely large figs, this was the first to ripen and smallest at 160 grms.




And this is why I got rid of it.


bumble bees could go in and out of the eye.

Subject: My Best Ripe figs are stollen by a band of little thives Replies: 24
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Herman sorry to hear about your dog I too lost my pitbull this year also 14 years old best guard dog we ever had I sure miss him. This year the stupid squirls stole all my Capelas figs thats the only fig tree they attacked and I mean attacked those little buggers bit behind the fig stem and took off a piece of bark and all out of all the figs I had on the tree. Now I have patches of bark missing on the tree and doubt it will branch out there since the Branch embryos are gone where they did the damage.


Subject: Seedlings Replies: 21
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Hey Jon, I have been searching for an answer for quite some time and cant seem to find anything on the net on this subject.

A common type fig like Mission lets say if it gets caprified those seeds become fertile, would this increase the amound of seedlings that would be of the common type compared to seedlings that had smyrna type parentage?

Or if one used a edible caprifig as the father and common type mother technically the odds should be even higher NO?

I mean somebody must of thought this through at some point when doing hybrids.

Subject: Best figs at your location Replies: 308
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Toronto,ON

Well this is my second season growing figs so most plants are still very young but anyhow here is my best so far in Order.

1- Paradiso " Bronze " From Dusan
2-Italian Fig " Colasanti Farms' Dark Fig
3-Black Mission "Monrovia"
4-Hardy Chicago " Richter's Herbs "
5-English Brown Turkey " Local "




 


Subject: Col de Dame Noir Replies: 38
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Very nice looking fig, I was able to sample the Col de Dame white at Adriano's this season and it was excellent and from what I hear all three col de dames are excellent tasting.  Thanks for taking the time to post the pics

Subject: My Black Madeira fruited!!!! Replies: 19
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Ahh now that I re-read what you posted it was pretty obvious what you meant.


Subject: My Black Madeira fruited!!!! Replies: 19
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Hey Jon what do you mean by its another variety? Is that not a Black Madeira fig?


Subject: Kadota Question Replies: 6
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Thanks Jon, funny enough last year I got my anatolian seeds on sept.15th and oddly enough I sowed the kadota seeds on the same day. Hmm thats kind of weird.


Subject: Kadota Question Replies: 6
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This weekend I bought some Kadota figs from California at a local grocery store as I was eating them I noticed every so often I would get one with dark pulp and tasted better, to my taste buds atleast. Just wanted to know if the ones with dark pulp could of been Fertilized? Ofcourse I had to sacrifice one of those figs and pull out the seeds and sow them just to see what would happen. Oh by the way the ones that had the darker pulp were greener in colour compared to the others.


Subject: My Mission Fig Tree Replies: 7
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I only have about half a dozen figs left on my Mission from Monrovia ate about a dozen figs myself and my parents have been eating them too one of my favorite figs to eat.


Subject: Excel(lent) X 2 Replies: 7
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I too had the luxury of eating some ripe Excel figs this year at Adriano's they are big in size the pulp is a nice bright yellow and taste is excellent.


Subject: ID This Beautiful Unknown Fig Replies: 8
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Sicilian Red maybe?


Subject: Biancheta Replies: 3
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Nas its pretty small but its like eating a little ball of honey.

Hey Nas your verte is it from Grimo?

 

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