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  • GNAF, La Bourgeoise and Pastiliere Main, Holy Smokes and Unk Prosciutto Breba

    The figs are finally starting to get good!! Just look at the pooled honey in these beauties!! Unk Prosciutto was the best for berry flavor but Pastiliere was really good and juicy. 2 very different figs.

    None of the figs I have eaten yet this season have been caprified. Despite all the setbacks this year, I am ready for an amazing year of figs!!!

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    Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

  • #2
    That Unk. Prosciutto breba doesn't look too far off from a northeast main.
    “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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    • Evdurtschi
      Evdurtschi commented
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      I have had several breba and they are superb. I was so surprised. I have one left that I am going to let fully ripen. I almost always pick these first ones too soon.

  • #3
    Eric, which pastelliere is that? I've been eating some Pastelliere Raintree for a few weeks now. That tree hasn't dropped much in the way of fruit, which was what I heard and why I wanted to try it. The figs were quite early too for main crop. A good suggestion for those with short seasons.
    Pm me for the list of trees available for sale.
    Phoenix, AZ zone 9B

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    • Evdurtschi
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      This is the one from Raintree. This and Campaniere are my earliest 2 years in a row

  • #4
    Evdurtschi Has Holy Smokes been proven common? I had / have quite a few figs set on mine, but several have dropped. There are still figs on the tree, so maybe something will ripen. Just wondering as I'm not sure I've seen photos of figs coming from outside Calif. so far.
    Pm me for the list of trees available for sale.
    Phoenix, AZ zone 9B

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    • Evdurtschi
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      It is common. Several people have ripened it without the wasp.

    • swethakyadav
      swethakyadav commented
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      My holy smokes is loaded... May be 30 odd figs on a second year tree in 5 gal... No dropped figs yet.... hopefully I get to eat them. It also has a very unique shape with the leaves always curled up like petals on a rose.

  • #5
    That Pastiliere isn’t clarified?!?!
    That looks spectacular!

    I have the Baud version, I may need to dbl up and get the the Raintree version
    Round Rock, TX 8b
    WL: Delicious figs

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    • #6
      Seemed like my holy smokes took some shock when I got it... its still teeny but mannn looks good!
      Fullerton CA literal border of zones 10A/B

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      • #7
        I had 2 breba on my Unk Prosciutto that I was really looking forward to. When they started to swell, I kept watch on them carefully, and when the 1st one drooped and softened, I decided that I didn't want to take the chance any longer, and picked it, even though I didn't consider it fully ripe and really wanted to wait another 2 more days and evaluate it then. This was picked a week ago:

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        It was quite good, moderate sweetness and nice berry flavor, just not quite as juicy and sweet as it would have been had I waited longer. Weighed in at 51 grams (larger than the few mains I was able to pick last year). One of the better breba figs I've tasted. I decided I would try to let the second one ripen longer. The next day I rounded up one of my Fig Armour large tea balls to protect the fig so I could let it hang the proper time, but alas, there were only a few small pieces left attached to the stem when I got to the tree. Kicking myself for not protecting it the same time I picked the first one.
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        Richard - San Diego 10a

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