unknown fig in Australia

george_kMay 26, 2010

Hi Everyone

Attached are photos of an unkown fig located in Western Australia.

The fig tree has been in the property for over 100 years.

It crops twice.

Can anybody give me a hand to identify it.

I tried figs4fun. no luck.

Many thanks

George









Here is a link that might be useful: fotki

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mrhappy(z8 - Austin, TX)

Nice colored and shaped fruit. The tree looks healthy and prolific. Did you get a good taste?

    Bookmark   May 27, 2010 at 1:06AM
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george_k

havent tasted it yet.

I will be getting some cuttings next month

I been told its sweet like honey

    Bookmark   May 27, 2010 at 6:14AM
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bonsaist(Z6/ Bethlehem, Pa)

In a way it looks similar to the Bursa black fig from Turkey. Where do you think it originated from? Do you have any particular ethnic community in that area who might have brought this fig with them? Australia is very strict on plant import now, but I'm sure there weren't strict a 100 years ago.

Bass

    Bookmark   May 27, 2010 at 6:13PM
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george_k

Well the fig has been in there for at least 100 y

Going thru old records, it has to be an old french variety

The fig has a distinct violet colour

I presume it can be a violete de bordeaux, violet dauphine

Under the leaf does its grey velvelty.

I know the tough import restrictions here, but I would love to import some old french varieties and willing to pay the import costs.

George

    Bookmark   May 28, 2010 at 1:49AM
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