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  • Why I love Figo Preto for a New Hampshire greenhouse

    Excellent flavor and I particularly love this tree because it grows strongly ,produces very well and yet remains compact.

    Produces earlier than Black Madeira and to me has better flavor.

    Rich tasting, comfort food for a fig lover.

    Started ripening here in the greenhouse in early July .

    Solid choice for a reliable , high quality , productive fig .





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    Kerry - NH zone 5

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    Wow looks great, how early was the head start
    MJ
    Chicago Zone 5
    Figbid Listings Varieties List

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    • #3
      AMAZING PRODUCTION!! I got a couple cuttings from you this past winter that rooted nicely....and one other tree in a 5 gallon that has a good amount of figs on it right now. It's all about how happy the tree is in it's location, and yours is LOVING IT !! Thanks for posting, Kerry! The Sangue Dolce cuttings I got from you are doing very well too.
      Pm me for the list of trees available for sale.
      Phoenix, AZ zone 9B

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      • #4
        Gorgeous tree and fruit! How big is the container?
        Conrad, SoCal zone 10
        Wish List: More Land

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        • #5
          Most of the greenhouse figs drop their leaves from roughly mid Dec to mid Feb .
          When Figo Preto wakes up it sets figs right away , it just wants to produce .
          Kerry - NH zone 5

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          • #6
            cjccmc it is in a 30 gallon barrel SIP .
            figs and tropicals glad yours are doing well .
            Kerry - NH zone 5

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            • #7
              drivewayfarmer What size greenhouse do you have? I've got a bad feeling I'm going to need one.
              RHODE ISLAND ZONE 6B

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              • #8
                DanRip I get to use , for a little while longer , a small corner of a little 40 x 40 retail greenhouse .
                If you can get a greenhouse , I suspect you'll be very glad you did .
                Kerry - NH zone 5

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                • #9
                  Those look delicious!! Congrats
                  Joe - Rhode Island Zone 7a

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                • #10
                  Hmmmm sound like I need to plan another visit... soon!

                  The air layer I picked up last March is also putting on compact, but good growth. Thank you again for it and the others!

                  I moved it and several others to the cattle panel greenhouse in early April and then outside in late May sporting four fully formed, stagnant figs. Now that we're back to hot and sunny after a week of wet and steamy, it's popping more pea sized figs which may not ripen unless we have a warm fall.

                  It will have a permanent spot in the greenhouse every spring, and maybe next year I can add some supplemental heat at night.

                  So I take it retirement is looming?
                  “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
                  – Source Unknown
                  MA 5b/6a

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                  • #11
                    Don't put me out to pasture so quick Gina !
                    Houseplants have become a larger and more year round offering in the greenhouse and are squeezing the available fig space down to a much smaller footprint .
                    Kerry - NH zone 5

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                    • #12
                      Everyone should have a greenhouse with a Preto inside. In ground on it's own roots it has just the right amount of vigor and is always loaded with delicious figs. The same could be said about Black Madeira or Craven's Craving.
                      Alpine, Texas 4500ft elevation Zone 7
                      http://growingfruit.org/

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                      • drivewayfarmer
                        drivewayfarmer commented
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                        I like the way you think fruitnut ! It has a wonderful balance of growth and production even in a 30 gallon SIP .
                        This Preto has always been earlier and more productive and better tasting than any of the Black Madeira I've grown .
                        It continues to steadily ripen excellent fruit and after a month of production it is still loaded .
                        I've never had Craven's Craving so I can't compare .
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