Ronde de Bourdeaux, Votata, White Marseilles, Celeste
Good day, well harvest time has begun in my neck of the woods. I've been picking figs since last week and boy I must say I having fun. In this thread, I picked some Ronde De Bourdeaux, Votata and Celeste figs. By far, the sweetest and best tastings was RdB with Celeste second and Votata coming third! I have been watching my RdB tree in the ground since I noticed a mockingbird hanging around the side of my fig orchard. And sure enough, I saw a fig getting ripe! It truly amazes me how fast a fig can change colors over night! We've had super hot weather in the Carolinas this year and the figs are getting ripe now! Well, I chased the mockingbird away but he ended up getting the one fig on top. However, he did not see the one on the bottom. The figs on my tree are perfectly round! The RdB did not have a figgy taste, but a very sweet taste. The Votata was sweet with crunchy seeds and a honey taste and the skin was tough. The celeste was very good but small. Several of my celeste trees are in containers and they get stressed easily and drops some fruit.
In thi pic below is my White Marseilles, Orgeon Prolific and Ronde de Bourdeaux. I ate these before I could take a picture of them inside! Yes, they were great!
I should have left the White Marseilles on the tree for about 3 more days. I also have some Marseilles VS figs almost ripe. I love the dark purple color on the MVS. Its in a container on my deck and the bird won't come on my deck unless they like pellets! HOW BOUT THOSE FIGS!!!! Enjoy the pics! Dennis