Always searching for Huge tasty figs-Found one!

archon218December 20, 2010

So, I am trying to add to my collection. Anyone know of a fig that is green outside and strawberry inside that has fruit 3.5 to 4 inches wide!

These things are huge!! I tried to post the picture but I dont have time to fool with uploading to another site then linking it to the message. They should make it easier.

Anyways, I will provide a picture in a few weeks for everyone and I will have extra cuttings from it. Its delicious tasting like strawberry jam. Its firm and very high quality.

I would like to know if anyone knows the name of it based on its description?

Thanks

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fredfig(7)

Archon... I only have four in-ground figs.
One with figs that large intrigues me!
Save me a couple of cuttings. Let me know price. Fred

    Bookmark   December 20, 2010 at 11:21AM
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robert_2007(5b/6a)

Hello, ARCHON218.

That does sound like a very interesting find.

I would be interested in either trading with you or buying some cuttings.

Can trade: MARSEILLES BLACK VS VS, cold hardy and reliable in the north. Has a berry like flavor ----- SAL'S EL, Sweet, cold hardy and one of the standards for the north -----HARDY HARTFORD, cold hardy, been growing in Hartford, CT. outside without winter protection for over 30 years. Nice vanilla flavor. So far, my favorite for flavor out of the 12 we grow outside in Connecticut. Also, BAYERNFEIGE VIOLETTA a new fig from Europe. Nice breba crops in July

What climate zone are you in?

    Bookmark   December 20, 2010 at 1:24PM
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ejp3(7NY)

Could possibly be brunswick. What does the eye look like?
Arch, what else are you growing? Sounds like Hardy Hartford is better tasting than mar vs and sals? Those are 2 pretty good tasting figs! E-mail me if you want to trade cuttings. I have a few different types.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2010 at 9:22PM
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gorgi(z7a_NJ)

My (easy-souring) 3 Brunswick(s) figs definitely do
not have any "green outside"; I presume skin.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2010 at 9:50PM
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noss(Zone 9a Lafayette, LA)

Vanilla!!?? That sounds so good. Do you know how HH does in hot, humid climates? Does it sour in the rain?

noss

    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 12:08AM
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archon218

Hi everyone,
I have gotten a lot of emails and have not been able to reply with the holiday season keeping me busy. I will post at the end of Jan about trading cuttings for this fig. I just thought someone surely would know it since it seems distincly big. It has a tight eye, all green outside and straberry strong red color inside. I will post pictures soon after the holidays and I will provide cuttings. I am personally getting them from another person who has a 30 yr old tree, so there will be plenty for everyone.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 1:31PM
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herman2_gw

If you would say what climate you are in as Robert asked,that will be a lot of Help to many people:
You see large green figs require more heat to get ripe and so not everyone have Long hot Sommer climate,but by the contrary.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 2:18PM
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igo4fish(8b)

hi, Archon! I would be interested in some cuttings from that tree. I have a few to trade if you are interested. They are listed in my tradelist. If not, I would gladly send you the envelope and postage to cover the expenses. You can contact me at go4broek at msn dot com. Thanks a lot!- Ruben

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 2:22AM
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archon218

The tree is from zone 7b. It takes 10 deg F temp without protection with no problems. I can't speak about where else it can grow or other zones it can take. It has 2 crops, both of equal size and quality. I would think even up north you could get at least one good crop off.

The tree is planted in the ground and is a very big old tree, so that may help it with the large fruit. I'm surprised no one knows of it's name, maybe it's a mutation.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 8:58AM
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greendesert

haha... after the holidays eh? in that case I can't wait for the holidays to be over. forget the holidays, I want big figs too. please add me to the list of people interested in cuttings. ulicip02 at yahoo dot com. (of course I'm willing to pay for the cuttings)

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 3:05PM
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herman2_gw

I am also intterested in Buying cuttings from this very large fruitted tree.
Add me on your list,please.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2010 at 6:09PM
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robert_2007(5b/6a)

archon, can you describe what type of flavor your large fig has, and how much sweetness on a scale of 1 to 10.

Thanks for the cold hardy rating you gave it. Could you also tell us what state your in? That way we might be able to guess at how many heat units it might need to duplicate your results.

I have not been growing figs long enough to identify them from pictures. But the largest figs I have ever seen, as large as a kiefer pear. If you go to Figs 4 Fun web site and click varieties, then click Dalmatie, you will see a pear leaf, and fruit that might???? be like the one you found. At any rate Dalmatie is the largest fig I have every seen.

Bob

Thanks again

Bob

    Bookmark   December 24, 2010 at 3:35PM
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daygrower

I am interseted in buying some cuttings please add me to the list
Thanks
Jim

    Bookmark   December 26, 2010 at 7:43PM
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coolvol(zone 7)

I am interested in buying some cuttings; please add me to your list.I am at : coolvol@comcast.net.
Thanks,
Dennis

    Bookmark   December 26, 2010 at 9:26PM
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ben_in_sofla

Archon, tks for posting, looks like a great find. I am also interested in a few cuttings, let me know amount or I have a somewhat similar type of fig to trade, called ficazzana (white) very large fig originally from Sicily, I have pictures available. I can either send you some cuttings or air layer a branch for you and ship it already rooted

Contact me at bcangialzzz@yahoo.com

Ben

    Bookmark   December 27, 2010 at 9:31AM
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winterville(7)

Archon,
That is what I hve been wishing for also. Please put me on your list I will gladly pay for them just let me know what I owe. Thank you for sharing with us.
Mike.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2011 at 5:06PM
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fredfig(7)

Archon... It looks like you have many takers!
Please add me to the list. Only 4 or 5 cuttings will do. Tell me total price prior to mailing.. I'll quickly send it ! tHANKS, fRED

    Bookmark   January 8, 2011 at 11:05AM
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debbies_cockatiels_2(__6 Philly PA.)

Hi Archon, Please add me to your List for Huge Fig Cutting
I can pay or I can send you my list of figs that I have To trade.
Thank You,
Debbie
Email at debbiescockatiels at yahoo dot com

    Bookmark   January 8, 2011 at 10:49PM
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jbclem(z9b Topanga, Ca)

Archon, please add me to your list. I'm new to this so I don't yet have any to trade, but I hope we can work something out.

jbclem1@charterdotnet

John

    Bookmark   January 9, 2011 at 4:01AM
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greendumb

I would also like some cuttings and will be happy to pay.nunley_nunley@msn.com432-244-9037

    Bookmark   January 9, 2011 at 11:45AM
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vito12831

Hi Archon
I am also iterested in buying some cuttings from that fig tree.-vtrapani@nycap.rr.com
Vito

    Bookmark   January 9, 2011 at 12:36PM
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texascockatoos(7B)

Hello Archon,

I would be interested in some cuttings if you have enough.
I have several varieties to trade or would be glad to purchase some cuttings. Thanks for offering and look forward to seeing the pictures.

Cathy (south central texas)
cherapaca@windstream.net

    Bookmark   January 9, 2011 at 7:39PM
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noss(Zone 9a Lafayette, LA)

Hi Robert,

Would you please email me at menoceros@yahoo.com? I have some questions I'd like to ask you, please.

Thanks,

noss

    Bookmark   January 9, 2011 at 9:16PM
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pm920(5)

hi, Archon! I would be interested in some cuttings Paulmem@juno.com Thank you
Id be willing to pay for them
thanks
Paul

    Bookmark   January 10, 2011 at 9:15AM
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fignut

If something is too good to be true....

Fig collector signs up recently to Fig Forum.
Fig collector has marvelous figs to trade.
Fig collector has plenty of cuttings for everybody.
Fig collector wants big cuttings.

My apologies if I'm wrong, but this is fishy.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2011 at 9:59AM
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fignut

Right or wrong my previous post was out of line. I apologize.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2011 at 4:25PM
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foolishpleasure

Most people refer to fig taste like strawberry and I object. If I want strawberry I eat strawberry I want Figs. I was raised in Egypt on Figs. My Dad had 200 tree orchard. Those Figs dark brown outside and when you bite it its Juice sweater than honey seeps in your mouth. I miss these Figs. They used to call it Teen Barchoomy, I have no idea of the English equivalent. Please excuse me I am a Fig Nut and when it comes to Figs I am very Bias.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2011 at 12:35AM
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noss(Zone 9a Lafayette, LA)

Hi FP,

I hear you. I feel the same as you about berry taste, etc. Not that they aren't probably delicious, but the first figs I ever ate were those that tasted like figs and I love that flavor. Even the Atreano Herman let me taste tasted like a fig. I loved it. My mouth is watering just hearing about the figs you grew up with. How lucky you were that your Dad had a fig orchard! I'm so glad my grandparents had the two trees they did and I got to eat them every summer we would visit with them at their house. Great memories we have, no?

Did your figs need the fig wasp to make good figs?

noss

    Bookmark   January 11, 2011 at 1:38AM
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big_al_41

If you don't mind please add me to your list ...my email is in my profile ....I have a black jack to trade or I can pay either way ..please add me thanks and let me know.

Al

    Bookmark   January 13, 2011 at 7:46AM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

If I may be too...I think you will have no tree by the time your done. Wow.

I e-mailed you days ago too. I hope you got it:-)

Mike

    Bookmark   January 13, 2011 at 8:52AM
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joanne8777(9)

I'm a newbie to gardening but I am landscaping in edibles. Please add me to your list as I would really like to try growing a fig tree! Our neighbor had one when I was a little girl and it was simply delicious! I will pay for postage and the cutting. Thanks for considering my request!

joanne8777@hotmail.com

    Bookmark   January 16, 2011 at 1:34AM
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dbkh(Zone 7-8)

Yes, if you have any tree left, please let me know the cost.
Thanks

    Bookmark   January 17, 2011 at 2:41PM
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ruivo

Hi,

i would also be interested in a few cuttings. I have a fig tree from Portugal that also is supposed to produce very large figs (brown) in June/July. I brought a cutting from the mother tree (my brother's backyard) and in one year it grew over 3 feet. My brother teases me every summer about how tasty and large these figs are. I can trade cuttings if you're interested. Please email me luisrdias at gmail dot com.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 6:53AM
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gorgi(z7a_NJ)

Man!
This fig tree source must be huge; considering the
number of twig requests with a no-stop post. No, I
am not requesting any, I already have way too many
unknows. Best of luck for all the rest...

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 2:59PM
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archon218

To say the least my email has been overwhelmed with messages. I didn't want to cause a rampage but I was willing to give some people cuttings but not to the number of responses I have recieved. So to be fair, the people that cared to trade with me will recieve cuttings when they are available on top of what I traded them from my trees.

Thanks I will try to offer up some airlayered pieces later in the summer for people or you can get cuttings down the road when I have more time or from people who will have them. Thanks to all. I'm done trading for this year. I will ship my final trades this week.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 11:22PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Thanks

Mike

    Bookmark   January 24, 2011 at 5:58AM
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igo4fish(8b)

Welcome back, Archon218! Hope your trip went better than expected. Will you be able to post the pic(s) you mentioned on the OP? Also, any additional info about it like breba and/or main crop harvest dates, origin, lobe count and type, etc. If it's too much of a hassle, can you at least email the pic(s)? Thanks and enjoy your new fig!-Ruben

    Bookmark   January 25, 2011 at 5:47PM
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dragonking1959

I will love to buy cuttings from you,
My e-mail address Krell44@aol.com
Thank you!
Olya

    Bookmark   February 6, 2011 at 11:46PM
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lee_in_iowa(4 to 5 (on the line))

I am certain after all these replies that you have clipped your source tree clear to the ground! But would you put me on your list for next year? Cuttings I should have to trade (growing them on now, going into their second summers) are Alma, Castle Kennedy, CHicago Hardy, a "Giant Celeste" bought on eBay (so could be anything but sure is lively), an "Italian Giant White" (same story; not from anyone known to be a shyster, but from an unknown dealer AngelMan56), plus some things I have coming in the mail from Edible Landscapes, namely, LSU Purple, COnadria, violet de Bordeaux, Lattarula, and Oregon Prolific.

Thanks, Lee (ProfLeeJolliffe@gmail.com)

PS Don't fear for your plants, I have a huge walk-out basement where they live all winter.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 8:56PM
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catlady4444(7)

Hello Archon 218,

I stumbled across your post looking for my old post about a found fig. If you have cuttings available this year, I'd love some! The only things I have to trade are Celeste, Sal's (indirect from Gene), and this giant found fig in northern VA (I will post about it in a minute or two. But I'd be willing to pay for cuttings of your tree.

Please email me at dogcatlady@yahoo.com. I'm trying to change my email here at Gardenweb but not sure it will work.

Thanks!

Ann

    Bookmark   September 3, 2011 at 12:56PM
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lukeott(7 south jersey)

hello Archon,
you can add me to your list also. I know the list is long, but if it's as big as you say it could use a good trim. as always good health, Luke

    Bookmark   September 3, 2011 at 8:16PM
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igo4fish(8b)

Did anyone else get these cuttings from Archon218? I was one of the first four people to ask for some and I also traded with him for a Fiorone di Ruvo (FdR) he claimed to have back in early February. The one small "huge tasty fig" cutting I recieved was very thin and not hardened and came with a smashed terminal tip. The cutting quickly died after starting it and he promised to replace it (never did). The FdR cuttings I received have turned out not to be what I traded for either. No idea what it is yet since it has not fruited, but from the leaf shape alone I can tell you it will not be a FdR. Personally, I doubt the existance of this fantastical tree. Collectors beware!

    Bookmark   September 5, 2011 at 4:42AM
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evladi7654

Hi ! I have hundreds of cuttings from my Italian and Portuguese trees collection. I am selling them cheap and in any quantities. Email me if anyone is interested to expand his collection. I also have 3 varieties with Big figs and I will trade their cuttings for the same type of Figs.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 2:13PM
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marc.o

This fantastical tree, according to the description, seems to be Dalmatie : (http://www.fig-baud.com/cataloguefiguiers/catdalmatie.html ) a common french fig tree.
I have one : giant green figs with a dark red inside with a hint of vanilla taste, the tree is rather small but I am shure it can get big if not trimed. It's a bizare looking tree because the branches are really thin and the fruits huge!
The fruits are really sweet and tastfull but the brebas don't like cold springs although the tree is very cold resistant.Go to Google image, type "figuier dalmatie" you'll find many pictures.
Marc.o

    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 5:56AM
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vitalucky(10b)

So what happened? Did anyone get this huge fig?
Did anyone identify it? Will there be more cuttings avaliable?

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 8:52AM
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ottawan_z5a

The cuttings from archon, if rooted by receivers, would have gone through three summers (2011, 2012 & 2013) by now. There should be someone, who received the cuttings, to make comments on the fig to break the suspense.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 12:56AM
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