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Subject: Is my "Alma" a Kadota? Replies: 8
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 893
 
How about the difference in the leaves?

Subject: Is my "Alma" a Kadota? Replies: 8
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 893
 
It was over ten years ago that I bought a fig tree labeled "Alma" while vacationing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  However, I have recently seen pictures of Kadota figs that look an awful lot like my "Alma" figs.  Can someone post pictures comparing the two varieties?  I don't have the ability to post pictures.  God bless.

Subject: Your Favorite Tasting Fig Replies: 82
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 28,551
 
Last summer I picked some Magnolia figs (with the owner's permission) that had been drying on the tree.  Delicious!

God bless.

Subject: Another question about FMV Replies: 2
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 722
 

Thank you.  I shouldn't worry about it then.  It's not like the blight that wiped out the American chestnut trees years ago.  In fact, the mite that serves as a vector for FMV may not exist here.  I'm thinking about purchasing a VDB and a Green Ischia.


Subject: Another question about FMV Replies: 2
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 722
 

I am curious if anyone on this list has ever planted a fig mosaic virus-infected tree near some that never had the disease, only to have the virus infect your trees.  That's why I'm concerned that I might introduce the virus to my area if I buy some varieties that carry the virus.


Subject: Figs in Texas Replies: 3
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 939
 
I don't live in Texas, but I know it has different climates, as opposed to Mississippi.  How well would figs do in West Texas (El Paso), which has a desert climate, or in the Rio Grande Valley?  Is the Panhandle too cold?
 
God bless,

CKB


Subject: What figs don't do well in the South and why Replies: 16
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 1,363
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by noss

cbalducc,

Where do you live?

Thanks,

noss


I live in northwest Mississippi.  Most of the figs around here are Celeste or Eastern Brown Turkey.  There are a few Magnolias around for variety.  I have a Celeste and an Alma.

God bless.

CKB

Subject: What figs don't do well in the South and why Replies: 16
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 1,363
 
I think the Pacific coast climate is generally mild, seldom hot or cold, with a narrow range between the highs and lows.  Of course, with all the mountain ranges, there are numerous microclimates.  This means breba crops may escape freeze damage but it takes them a long time to ripen.  I thought by what I read about certain figs (i.e. Desert King and Oregon Prolific), they didn't like high heat.
 
CKB

Subject: What figs don't do well in the South and why Replies: 16
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 1,363
 

I've read that some figs are better suited for cool, coastal climates (the Pacific Northwest for example).  What happens when these are grown in the South?  God bless.


Subject: Oiling an Alma Replies: 3
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 670
 

I guess I'm not that ticky!;-)


Subject: Oiling an Alma Replies: 3
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 670
 

I experimented with oiling some unripened figs this morning.  A few were left on the Celeste tree, but most were on the Alma, with "fruits" that only began ripening in quantity last week.  I concentrated on the smallest, greenest figs.  Some had eyes that were already red.  I put a bit of canola oil in a glass and daubed the bottoms of the figs with an oil-soaked "Q tip".  I wonder if it was a waste of time, if the figs would be ripe in a couple of weeks at the latest.  God bless.


Subject: What makes up an Alma? Replies: 1
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 588
 
I have read that the Alma is a hybrid.  To me, a ripe one tastes like a ripe Magnolia.  Is it part of the mix?  God bless.

CKB

Subject: Figs with loose skins Replies: 1
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 569
 
I noticed that the skin on a ripe Alma will easily peel from the flesh.  Are there other varieties with this characteristic?  God bless.
 
CKB

Subject: How is LSU Improved Celeste "improved"? Replies: 2
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 634
 

Is it "improved" enough to warrant a purchase?


Subject: LSU figs and FMV Replies: 7
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 828
 

Has anyone growing figs associated with LSU's breeding program noticed any  suspectibility or resistance to fig mosaic virus?


Subject: Who's tried King or Desert King in the South? Replies: 16
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 1,453
 

Does this variety produce well in the South?


Subject: Who's tried Pasquales in the South? Replies: 1
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 557
 
I read that the Pasquale or Verino fig ripens very late.  Has anyone here tried them in the South?

CKB

Subject: Do figs mutate? Replies: 4
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 730
 

I wonder if figs tend to mutate easily.


Subject: The Name Game Replies: 3
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 506
 
Celeste, Malta, Tennessee Mountain, banana fanna, etc.

Why are there so many name for what is possibly the same fig?
Also, do figs mutate easily?

Subject: Two must-have figs for the South Replies: 11
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 923
 

Would a Violette de Bordeaux fig be a safe bet for a dark fig? Is a Blanche, Lemon, or Marseilles a risky choice for a light fig because of its eye?


Subject: Two must-have figs for the South Replies: 11
Posted By: cbalducc Views: 923
 

I live in NW Mississippi, where the summers are plenty hot and humid.  I'm thinking about purchasing one light and one dark fig tree in the future.  I already have an Alma (light) and Celeste (dark).  I would like the varieties I purchase to be distinctly different from these two in flavor.  Small or closed-eye varieties are a must because of the climate.  They also have to be at least tolerant of fig mosaic virus (FMV).  I don't know if that virus exists here, and I don't want to take a chance of introducing it.  So what are my choices?


 

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