Greehouse fig report
Have been growing several figs in pots in my greenhouse for three years. I've finally figured out why these things rate a forum of their own, they're very good when properly grown! Until now all my fig experiences were negative. Neither Celeste nor Brown Turkey are hardy here outdoors despite being in a warm zone 7.
My ratings, best to worst, in greenhouse pots:
Strawberry Verte: Green medium size, very sweet, great flavor, and dries rapidly to perfect moisture while hanging on the bush. High yield.
Paradiso: Very similar to above but bigger. Open eye causes some issues with mold.
Vista: Smaller than SV and dark skin. Productive but not quite the flavor of those above.
Black Jack: Huge dark fig. Takes forever to dry down to best moisture for eating.
Blue Celeste: Small and inferior quality.
Strawberry Verte and Paradiso are as good or nearly as good as anything I've grown. Very sweet and a very rich flavor in the best fruits.