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Subject: so i'm really into portuguese figs... Replies: 48
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Francisco this moscatel preto originated from the Minho region. Although moscatel preto and bêbera preta are generally the same this moscatel preto is clearly not a Bêbera preta. Also had a moscatel Branco from Porto that resembles or possibly was the same as white Marseilles.

I got the moscatel preto from my fathers neighbor who brought two plants in his suit case lol.


Subject: Anyone growing these figs Portugal? Replies: 18
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I think the two hardest varieties to find will be genovês and anjinho. Both quite rare

Subject: Niagara Black Replies: 27
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Looks great Pete, leaves will get even prettier and the figs are excellent tasting.

Subject: Genovese AF Replies: 11
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Genovese AF and Genovese Nero are the same.


Subject: White Kadota Replies: 20
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Dennis I'm with you on excel I love the flavor. I'll take an excel over kadota any day.

Subject: John's Palisade Green (discovery) Replies: 31
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Man I wish I could grow a tree like that here in Canada. Beautiful trunks wow.

Any cuttings available ? I'm interested

Subject: Anyone growing these figs Portugal? Replies: 18
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Francisco unfortunately I don't have anjinho yet working on it. My mother is going to Madeira today for 2 weeks so we will see what happens.


Subject: More fig lovers on board... Replies: 53
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Congrat's Jason you Beat me lol our second child is due in June woohoo.

Subject: John's Palisade Green (discovery) Replies: 31
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Pete you read my mind lol those figs look great.


Subject: Anyone growing these figs Portugal? Replies: 18
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Francisco I agree with you Croisic and Pingo de mel are not the same fig not even close. The Pingo de Mel I am familiar with is like you said something like a dottato, Kadota or close relative of those.

Also Caprified kadota's generally have greenish skin with red pulp I have got them a few times when buying kadota's at the grocery store from california. Caprified Kadota's taste much much better.

Subject: Pane E Vino White Replies: 6
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Well not the best of pics but flavor was outstanding. This particular fig was going next to the fence and as can see got a bit marked up from rubing agaist the fence.

An excellent flavoured white fig.






Subject: Delicious looking figs of the Canary islands Replies: 18
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Hey John , you gotta learn Spanish my friend.

Subject: Delicious looking figs of the Canary islands Replies: 18
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http://desarrollorurallanzarote.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/higuera_baja.pdf

Subject: What Kind of Camera do You Use? Replies: 55
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I simply use my iPhone now 2 years ago I used my acer phone as well.

Subject: Colisanti White Replies: 20
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Hey Jon, worst part was I never seen any ants on the exterior of the fig. Little did I know they were having a party inside lol.

Subject: Colisanti White Replies: 20
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Hey Chivas I too noticed the open eye and hollow center. My tree is inground and figs are huge but my main problem isn't sowering or splitting.

Its This





Every Fig that looked ripe was full of freakin ants inside.

Subject: Coll de Dama Blanca&Negra, a peculiar variety Replies: 64
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Sorry about the confusion but again I wasn't referring to axier or mr pons.

Ps deleted post .

Back to figs:)


Subject: Coll de Dama Blanca&Negra, a peculiar variety Replies: 64
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Hey whats up Bill it's all good trust me. I wasn't referring to axier or Mr pons both are genuine people and I wouldn't question either one.


Subject: Test Your Fig ID Smarts Replies: 25
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Bob your right Roxo de valinhos = San piero = California brown turkey

Subject: Coll de Dama Blanca&Negra, a peculiar variety Replies: 64
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 6,368
 
That's beautiful, I am eventually going to graft all three coll de dames onto one plant but early ripening is always a big plus.

Thanks for sharing axier

Subject: I'm out Replies: 26
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 1,544
 
Dan wtf you too. I think it's time we had a sit down you Dominick and I lol.


Subject: Why did I even come back? Replies: 22
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 1,434
 
Dominick don't even think about it my friend. You are one of a kind I always enjoy reading your posts and chatting with you don't let some idiots get the best of you. You simply tried to give them a heads up and they didn't want to hear it when their fancy named figs turn out to be a brown turkey they will surely understand why you said what you did.


Subject: Madeira island fig cuttings plantation old tradition.. Replies: 44
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Pretty bad translation there wow. The method he's talking about uses burlap and not cloth and manure not urine. Old manure to be exact in my old town they used rabbit or goat manure as chicken and cow manure can burn new roots and would be used later on once the tree was established. The calcium he's talking about is actually lime as most people back in the day had it around he house since it was used also to paint the exterior of the houses.

Gluglo I understand you feeling like you don't need to prove anything but if your selling bêbera preta then List it as that no fig in Madeira is called black anything so keep the original names please.

By the way when did figs4fun turn into figs4funds come on guys lets have some fun.


Subject: I am having problem maintaing inside garage tempertaure above -5C (23F) Replies: 26
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Hey Akram I wouldn't worry too much fig trees are allot tougher than I ever imagined and most of the varieties we grow can handle -10c and colder for a couple days with no issues.

The Main problem if its too cold for too long is they will generally take longer to break dormancy and hence possibly fruit too late but I dont think you will have that problem.

My dad's figs also in his garage its not attached to the house and is opened twice a day we never had any issues and it does get cold in there. Our moto is they better get used to it lol.


Subject: I am having problem maintaing inside garage tempertaure above -5C (23F) Replies: 26
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Akram my figs are in my shed unheated and no insulation last year seen temps in there -17 celcius my figs were fine even the ones in 1g pots. Like I mentioned to you before I dont water my figs from Late nov until early march.

Good Luck

Subject: The original madeira fig(figo preto leaf) Replies: 17
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Gluglo those leaves do look about right for figo preto.

Feliz natal

Subject: MERRY CHRISTMAS....HAPPY HANUKKAH....ETC. Replies: 27
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Merry Christmas everyone.

Subject: Black Madeira fig Replies: 108
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 16,116
 
Hello everyone been awhile since I have been on the forum, there seems to be some confusion to this thread. Figo Preto and Bêbera Preta are not the same fig. They look different taste different ripen at different times leaves are different and Figo Preto rarely fully ripens its Breba crop unlike Bêbera Preta.

Gluglo I too am from Madeira and there is more than one black and one white fig infact if you read the Elucidário Madeirense you can read all about it.

I do believe figo Preto & Black madeira are the same.


Subject: Genovese Nero Replies: 43
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 Definately not genovese.

Subject: Genovese Nero Replies: 43
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Not sure if it's due to location soil/fertilizer but they look very different than the ones I ate and seen at adrianos. How old is your tree Robert?

Subject: Ripening order Replies: 99
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Great pictures Francisco the são luiz figs look allot like figo preto and black Madeira do you have any pictures of the leaves?

Obrigado

Subject: My unknown Spain Replies: 10
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 874
 
Looks great, I have an unk spain not sure if its the same as this one hope it is. Thanks for posting the pics Marius.

Subject: Genovese Nero figs starting to ripen Replies: 26
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Personally I don't think it is but give it another season young plants do crazy things sometimes. Main crop should be more shaped like a blk Madeira yours looks a bit more like a mt etna type.

Subject: Genovese Nero figs starting to ripen Replies: 26
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Main crop Genovese Nero usually looks like blk Madeira in shape yours looks different. Leafs look a bit different too.

Subject: Brandy Fig Miss Labeled Replies: 7
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Probably lsu Scott's black.

Subject: Are figs your favorite fruit to eat? Replies: 34
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 1,472
 
Favorite fruit is cherimoya. But figs are second and willactually fruit in Canada .

Subject: Ripening order Replies: 99
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Martin they look good dont they.

Subject: Paradiso Gene main crop. Replies: 7
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Pete, VDB Is a fine tasting fig. I too love and charish my VDB its productive and tastes very good a flavor that I will never get sick of.

Subject: another unknown - please help with ID Replies: 19
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 1,474
 
Leaf, fig shape and color resembles english brown turkey. Mine have however had a light pulp color refering to the breba but main crop has redish pulp on mine. Its my second season with this particular plant so dont know if that will change next year.

I have 2 english brown turkey's both look the same in every aspect but the pulp on one of them is always lighter than the other.

Your fig actually looks great not saying 100% its EBT but something along those lines as there seem's to be a few strains of EBT.

Also like to mention the possibility of Paradiso Nero as it is very similar to EBT as well.

Subject: My Figo Preto Replies: 23
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Interesting I had not noticed this yet on other plants , thanks.

Subject: Any advice on fig collection? Replies: 21
Posted By: nelson20vt Views: 1,345
 
Get a Black Madeira, I trully do give you props for controlling your self with only 5 good for you.

Subject: My Figo Preto Replies: 23
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Ola Francisco, Looks different in shape as your Figo temporao is more flat Figo Preto is more pear shaped and pulp is red. I will certanly take pictures when they ripen. Lovely photos by the way of the figo temporao looks amazing.

Subject: My Figo Preto Replies: 23
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Chivas my black Madeira didn't ripen any figs last season and is now dead. The figo preto was once the most common fig grown along the northern coast of the island. Today it is extremely rare to find due to the cherimoya plantations in the last 100 years.

Subject: My Figo Preto Replies: 23
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Good question, or maybe the ties are a little too tight below?? I took an airlayer above the bumps and have it set aside to see if the same thing will happen. The Figo preto does seem like it might have ripe figs by late aug early sept. here as they started forming right at the end of may this season.

Subject: My Figo Preto Replies: 23
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My Father's Preto is not doing this either and both are same age his is about 2 ft mine is 7ft.

Subject: My Figo Preto Replies: 23
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Dominick the bumps I was refering too look like this and are at every node and going upwards. Maybe mother tree has some decease and those bumps are not from Pruning???






Subject: My Figo Preto Replies: 23
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I had my bm 2 seasons and it grew turtle slow besides that the leaves unripe fruits look identical main difference between the two may be strain of fmv although preto does show some it grows nicely . But I noticed my preto is growing bumps on the trunk like the mother tree no pruning done but definately has bumps.

Subject: My Figo Preto Replies: 23
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Hey Dominick, yes this is the one sue discovered in point loma.

Subject: My Figo Preto Replies: 23
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Here is my Figo Preto its been growing nicely last two season's although I didnt get to eat any last year my parents did eat 2 ripe figs from my tree. This season I am pretty sure I will get to eat quite a few.








Subject: Pastiliere Replies: 47
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Great looking fig, I purchased a Pastiliere from Pierre Baud in 2010 was a year old at the time that season it had about 2 dozen figs they all droped the following season had a few figs that droped early on after reading that it was a common problem I discarded it.

Hopefully it will stop dropping figs for you martin. My celeste in its 3rd season has dropped all the figs the last 2 seasons and I still have it lol go figure.

 

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