My fig crop from this morning

trivedi_south(8)August 1, 2011

VERY proud (I am in GA; not sure what variety they are but ordered it from a catlog sometime back; doesn't need cross pollination) From nature

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vito12831

Hi Trivedi.
Great looking figs, what do they taste like.
Vito

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 1:38PM
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girlbug2(z9/10, Sunset zone 24)

Just off the top of my head I'd say they look like Celeste the "sugar fig".

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 3:34PM
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harvey12(z7 NC)

I agree that they are Celeste. My Celeste figs are ripe in N.C., and I just talked to my son in law in the Atlanta area, and his are also ripe. Leaf pattern is also helpful. Celeste usually has some 5 lobed leaves, and some 3 lobed leaves. Mine is about 50:50, but the ratio varies from limb to limb. The color, size and shape of the fruit are all consistent with Celeste.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 3:45PM
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ejp3(7NY)

What color is the interior? I would have left them on the tree a few more days until they started cracking.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 4:43PM
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trivedi_south(8)

Thank you all.

vito: they taste sweet. I am eating them semi-ripe (some even have a bit of "milk" on top). The ripened ones are very sweet.

ejp3: I would have left them on tree (please see another of my post today) but for the birds. What I have noticed that if I plug them at the start of ripening process and leave them on countertop, they continue to ripen indoor. The difference bet. even a day is quite dramatic.

The very ripe fruit is very purple and interior is pink to dark pink.

I think there are only 2 or 3 varieties that grow in GA.

The tree picture is included. It does have 5 loped leaf as Harvey mentioned. The tree is very small (5-6 ft only) and I think this is only its 2nd year. From nature

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 9:57PM
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trivedi_south(8)

Also, this tree grows on a massive downward incline. I have been watering it from the lake (pictured behind the tree) water all summer long. The rains have started in GA and it might help. I am considering building a small "wall" around the base to capture/retain some water to make my tree healthier and fruit more juicier.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 10:00PM
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