If not a Celeste, what is it?

JoAnn749July 15, 2012

Herman2 suggested I post a message here for opinions on the ID of my tree. The general consensus is it's NOT a Celeste which is what the label says.

I'll post a couple of more pictures

Thank you

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JoAnn749

The fruit

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 2:36AM
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ediblelandscaping.sc(7b-8)

lovely Blue Celeste aka Tennessee Mountain fig, do you have an extra cutting your willing to part with I have some rare vegetable seeds I can trade you for a few cuttings

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 2:51AM
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noss(Zone 9a Lafayette, LA)

Hi JoAnn,

May we also see some photos of whole figs from the side and from the bottom so we can also see the eye of the fig? That would help.

Thanks,

noss

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 11:50PM
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ediblelandscaping.sc(7b-8)

a better pic is needed of the whole fig now that I'm looking the figs look a little amber in color maybe TX everbearing

    Bookmark   July 16, 2012 at 6:11AM
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herman2_gw

First of all,it is not Celeste.
It is a hybrid of some sort.
Interior matches LSU Purple,but in no way I will state it is LSU Purple,till I do not see other pics,of the exterior,on the tree,details of leaf etc..

    Bookmark   July 16, 2012 at 12:00PM
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mountainman0826(z8B TX)

Too big for Celeste and the leaves aren't right (in my opinion). Tennessee Mountain Fig is just TyTy Nursery's name for Celeste. Blue Celeste is another name for Celeste. (Blue Celeste does not differ from Celeste, to my knowledge). I agree that LSU Purple and Texas Everbearing are possibilities, but more visual data is needed.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2012 at 12:18PM
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noss(Zone 9a Lafayette, LA)

Herman is right--It sure does look like LSU Purple on the inside and the shape, as well, but the fig in the picture at the top looks more brown than the LSU P, so we could use more pictures. The leaves look nothing like my LSU Ps.

How did they taste?

noss

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 3:45AM
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JoAnn749

How can I post multiple pictures?

I have a quite a few to choose from - it could be another day or 2, very busy at work.

The interior is amber, the skin is dark purple and splits a bit. The weight is about 30gm. The leaves all look so different on one tree! Appears to have 3 and 5 lobe leaves. Some are cut deeply like the ones in the above picture (5 lobe), others are thick (3 lobe). The eye is tight. Some new figlets were purplish when young and small, then turned green, then dark purple for ripening. The stem is short as is the neck.

Taste - Amazing!! Very sweet, very figgy, the finish and linger leaves a bit of a tang in the mouth. Seeds are small and few. Very moist, I wouldn't go as far as saying juicy. I let one get "dead ripe", it shriveled a bit, no dew from the eye and it did not make a noticeable difference in the taste. Skin is thin in my opinion.

I hope this will help some until I can post some more photos. I really would rather post all in one message and not have multiple messages with one photo.

Thank you!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 6:05AM
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noss(Zone 9a Lafayette, LA)

Hi JoAnn,

I want one! :)

Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures and maybe someone will coach you on how to post multiple photos.

Somebody--Please help JoAnn so we can solve this mystery.

noss

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 10:21PM
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jenniferarino83

LSU purple.. Maybe lsu Scott's black

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 11:46PM
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herman2_gw

LSU Black is out of the question,becaUSE IT HAS DEEP DARK RED INSIDE,NOT AMBER LIKE THE ABOVE FRUITS.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 12:13PM
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