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What is the best fig?

Posted by PlantsofTurkey none (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 4, 11 at 1:33

Hi,

What is the best fig?

Thanks,

Nazmi Cardak

Nazmi Ali Cardak


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RE: What is the best fig?

That depends on who you ask. Everyone has different taste. Climate also affects how figs perform. So far for me it's been Violette de Bordeaux and Hardy Chicago, but I have some small trees that will probably surpass them once they mature.

Joe


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RE: What is the best fig?

Since taste is subjective it's really impossible to answer. I think the best fig is whatever is ripe and within reach of your hand!


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RE: What is the best fig?

I can only guess what kind it will be.
It will be early ripening, sweet with good figy taste having some aroma (then bigger is better), not requiring pollination,fruit good looking and not splitting or spoiling in any season. The plant disease free, productive and, if possible, the tree able to use its leaves for slapping any intruder like birds or squirrels etc to keep them away.


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RE: What is the best fig?

I was only lucky enough to enjoy one ever and yet but I would say hands down this would be the RDB ( Ronde De Bordeaux ).

Rafed


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RE: What is the best fig?

  • Posted by jolj 7b/8a-S.C.,USA (My Page) on
    Sat, Sep 17, 11 at 11:57

I love Brown Turkey, here in the south.
But I am growing new variety of figs, to see what the other guy has.
And to lengthen the harvest, much the way muscadines are grown.


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RE: What is the best fig?

If I could only grow one, it would be Celeste.


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RE: What is the best fig?

dannyboquet,

What's your limitations?
Do you live in an apartment? Or do you travel?
Louisiana is the perfect climate for it.

Or you just don't know how to take care of one?

This place and the figs4fun forum are the perfect places to get the know how and advice.

Unless we know why you can't, we can't help you.

If you chose to keep it to yourself then that's fine too.

Good luck,
Rafed


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RE: What is the best fig?

My only producing fig is Brown Turkey; next few years I should be harvesting Golden Celeste, Col de Dame, Violette de Bordeaux,LSU purple and a few others.
This is my first year with figs held at 60 degs inside. Does anyone know if they need a chill period?
Dan


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RE: What is the best fig?

Dan,
My understanding is that fig trees do need a resting period. If they don't the fruit production will decrease. I believe it depends on the variety going anywhere from 100 up to 300 chill hours. Maybe someone else has a better take on it but that is what I've read. Hope that is helpful to you.


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RE: What is the best fig?

Thanks Tony, I thought I'd sent thanks earlier but it seems to have gotten lost. I've been loosing my connection a lot lately.
Dan


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