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Top 5 must have fig trees

Posted by Tyga none (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 26, 14 at 18:33

Hello all! I was wondering what are you top 5 must have fig trees? Im new to fig trees so im curious about what are great fig trees.


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RE: Top 5 must have fig trees

If you post your climate zone rating, section of the country, and a hint about your growing conditions, e.g. containerized vs. in-ground....full sun, and how you will over-winter your figs....you will get more accurate recommendations.

Try:
Hardy Chicago *
Black Mission *
Green Ischia
Brown Turkey
Celeste
Kadota
Atreano-Belleclare *

* High quality figs, delicious, easily available, prolific, short-
season, quick-bearing.

Good luck, and have fun.

Frank


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  • Posted by girlbug2 z9/10, Sunset zone 2 (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 3, 14 at 10:06

Kadota
Black Jack/black mission (some say they are the same, but BJ is a sport)
Panache Tiger
Violette de Bordeaux
Peter's Honey

All but the Kadota grow well in my zone (semicoastal).


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How about Khurtmanni / Red Palestine?
the color is so delightful..


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  • Posted by Tyga none (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 10, 14 at 11:58

Those reds look awesome.


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Will buy or trade for specific fig cuttings

I am in zone 5a and am looking to expand my fig collection for container growing of figs. I would like to add one or more of the following:
Black Mission
Osborne Prolific
Dauphine
Black Madiera
Conadria
Green Ischia
Celeste
Atreano- Belleclare
Please contact me for trades or to sell cuttings.
Thanks!

Bob


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  • Posted by gorgi z7a_NJ (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 11, 14 at 20:59

Are you sure you want only 5?
I bet that you will end up with at least 50!


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Is Khurtmani the same as red Palestine?
Timothy


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I used to grow figs when we lived in GA. Moved to Pittsburgh for 12 years, took a cutting from GA and had figs every year! Just moved South again - Charlotte - zone 7. Any suggestionns for top 5? I cannot recall the name of the yellow-green fig we grew in GA, but would love to grow it again. They were big and so, so juicy and sweet. Any ideas? Also, when should we plant? Thanks!
PS - Sadly, a friend from PA told me that the buyers of our home ripped the fig tree out. I almost cried. I babied that tree through 12 Pittsburgh winters and cherished those figs.


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actually, khurtmani comes from Palestine, which is widely cultivated in israel.
So, I prefer called khurtmani as red Palestine than red israel


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Hardy Chicago/Sal's EL/Marseilles Black VS
Celeste
Black Madeira
Col de Dame
Violette de Bordeaux

What color was the pulp of the fig that you grew in Georgia?


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Juragan, I would love a cutting of your Red Palestine! I have LSU Gold, LSU Purple, Celeste, Alma and Italian Honey


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TyGa,
I have a cousin that lives in the ATL! Man I have a lot of figs growing in the Queen City! Try growing these:

Tacoma Violet
Celeste
Don Fortiss
Marseilles Blace
Peter's Honey
Excel

Dennis
Charlotte, NC
Zone 8a


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My top 5 are:
1. Hardy Chicago (still have cuttings)
2. Celeste (purple) (still have cuttings)
3. Fico Nero (Black Fig) (still have cuttings)
4. Nero Nobili (Black Nobile) (still have cuttings)
5. Brown Turkey (still have cuttings)
Honorable mention - Texas Everbearing


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Violette de Bordeaux
Black Madeira
Ischia Green
Peter's Honey
Col de Dame


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Scot-ga, sorry I haven't checked here sooner.
Wow, it's hard to recall the color of the pulp in the green/yellow fig. I believe it was pale, but I could be wrong. Many years ago. So many here in the top 5! I'm considering Peter's Honey, Kadota and Ischia Green. Are they all fast growers? I prefer thin skin - do any/all of these have it? And sweet - I'm a fresh fig eater and occasionally grill them. I wish I had a bigger yard so I could have more!


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lizkuntne,

I grow Peter's Honey in my backyard, it is very precocious, sweet, and thin sknned.

Kadota is quite sweet but does require a long hot summer to ripen. I have mainly eaten it off of trees in Fresno, CA but have never grown them personally. I would describe Kadota as medium thickness of skin, not exactly thick.

Still trying to find a reliable source of Green Ischias!


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Juragan, where did you get that?


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get as many as your space will allow and keep those you like and eliminate others you don't.

everyone likes Hardy Chicago and VdB. Black Madeira is supposed to be the one of the best figs, if not the best. but it needs long, hot summer with plenty of sun.

Col de Dame figs are amazing taste, but they are late ripening.

there are unknowns that taste great, but might not be too readily available.

you can rack up fig trees like 6 yr old collecting pokemon cards.


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