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Ficus carica 'Beer's Black'

Posted by jackhva 7 (My Page) on
Sun, May 8, 11 at 21:14

Bought some Beer's black, any issues on growing beyond a standard one? I hear they have a unique taste.

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RE: Ficus carica 'Beer's Black'

Beer's Black is genetically identical to Violette de Bordeaux. Enjoy!

RE: Ficus carica 'Beer's Black'

Great, thanks

RE: Ficus carica 'Beer's Black'

I grow both Beer's Black and VdB in the ground. I am now 100% sure that they are not the same fig. The leaves are completely different on a Beer's Black than on a VdB. Both trees want to grow in an open/upright pattern. And both trees will sucker very easily. Taste wise they are very close. It is quite possible that one is a bud sport of the other.

Enjoy your new fig tree that will one day produce absolutely delicious fruit for you. The flavor profile of either a VdB, Negronne, or Beer's Black is really hard to beat.

Semper Fi-cus

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