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My fig crop from this morning

Posted by trivedi_south 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 1, 11 at 12:58

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)

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


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  • Posted by girlbug2 z9/10 Sunset zone 24 (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 1, 11 at 15:34

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


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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.


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  • Posted by ejp3 7NY (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 1, 11 at 16:43

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


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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.

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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.


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