Grey Madeira or Black Madeira

bonsaist(Z6/ Bethlehem, Pa)October 19, 2009

This is actually a black Madeira, but due to lack of sun and the cool weather the fig didn't change color to it's normal dark purple skin.


It is the sweetest fig I've had this year. It is so sweet it can burn your throat.

Bass

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bonsaist(Z6/ Bethlehem, Pa)

Here's some more

Bass

    Bookmark   October 19, 2009 at 3:17PM
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leon_edmond(z7NM)

Beautiful photos Bass. These are pics of my Black Madeira as of yesterday. My 5 yo daughter said they were the best figs she has ever eaten!


    Bookmark   October 19, 2009 at 8:21PM
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bonsaist(Z6/ Bethlehem, Pa)

Leon,
Your figs look nicer with their dark skin. You're getting more sun and warmth than we are at this time of the year. Mine were still very sweet and excellent tasting.
Your daughter is right.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2009 at 9:43PM
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Dennis AKA Snaglpus(8a)

Awesome pics guys! I am hoping next year my 2 Black Madeiras produce fruit like yours. They look so good. Tell me, did you add any super phospates in Spring? thanks, Dennis

    Bookmark   October 19, 2009 at 9:50PM
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leon_edmond(z7NM)

snag:
I planted it in the ground and backfilled with the same soil. I did not add anything. Our home is located on ancient river silt adjacent to the Rio Grande River. Just about everything grows well in this soil.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2009 at 10:43PM
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nelson20vt

Wow just lovely, wish I had some Black Madeira figs.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2009 at 1:54PM
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gorgi(z7a_NJ)

The BM is a (good-but-late) fig.
ALSO very hard to reproduce!...

    Bookmark   October 20, 2009 at 7:14PM
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noss(Zone 9a Lafayette, LA)

Hi George,

You say the BM is hard to reproduce. Does that mean it's hard to do even an air layer?

Thanks,

noss

    Bookmark   November 22, 2010 at 1:57AM
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gorgi(z7a_NJ)

I meant hard to root the cuttings; and
once they root, they are slow to put growth.
At least that was my experience...

    Bookmark   November 22, 2010 at 6:45AM
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bonsaist(Z6/ Bethlehem, Pa)

Gorgi is right, they are more difficult to propagate and slow to grow, but when they bare they are worth the extra work. The trees at the UCDavis are dwarfed, they are infected with FMV, but per the ucdavis officials they believe this is a dwarf variety.
Here's a follow up photo of the same tree this year. It was ripe in early September this year. The skin color was much darker and even sweeter, it did set a nice crop.

bass

    Bookmark   November 22, 2010 at 10:49AM
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