Hi everyone. We bought this fig at a local nursery (North Georgia) about 10 years ago. It was labeled "Celeste" but it obviously isn't a Celeste, and we knew that when it had its first fruit, we just didn't know what it really was, and still don't know for sure.
It has been, however, a very pleasant surprise. Of the figs we have fruiting now, Hardy Chicago is everyone's favorite for flavor, but this fig is a very close second. And it is far superior in earliness (there is a light breba crop and the first of the main crop is ripe by mid-July), great productivity, and vigorous growth. It also roots very easy, and grows in-ground here (zone 7b) with little (first year or two) or no freeze back (once established). Last year was our coldest winter in 20 years and no freeze back.
The flavor is sugar sweet and very juicy, the figs are large, and very productive. There is no souring or spliting, and because of the green/yellow color the birds have never bothered it, so no netting is needed.
I have had a few people look at it, and the suggestions are Marseilles mostly, maybe Latte, maybe Italian Honey (which was my guess), but on closer look the leaves don't look right. And the F4F info suggests there may be little or no real difference among these any way.
I would like to share cuttings with otherrs, but I would also like them to know what they are getting if possible, so your thoughs would be most welcomed.
Best wishes to all.
North Georgia Piedmont
yellowunknown.jpg (443.80 KB, 141 views)
yellowunknown2.jpg (603.22 KB, 153 views)
yellowunknown3.jpg (812.68 KB, 141 views)