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  • 505-H Unknown Mule Figs

    The mother tree is not a seedling. It is an unknown and is 100+ years old. Almost all of the figs look like the Dall’ Osso with doubles and even the ones that don’t fully form like that have a bump in their long stems. They form like this even with the new, vigorous growing trees from cuttings.

    I’m curious if there are other varieties out there that exhibit this trait and if it’s genetic or otherwise.
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    Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

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    Mad Uggs 😛
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    • ieatfigs
      ieatfigs commented
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      You mean Fugly

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    Whoa, whoa, whoa mule! Whoa, mule! Woah!
    https://youtube.com/channel/UCHHopi_E99OBvafBPEcF_pg
    Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
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    • #4
      Raspberry Latte is known for putting out a significant portion of mule figs, for me seems to vary from 10% to 30% of total. In general the non-mule figs are of higher quality. The "mule" section with Raspberry Latte tends to be be closer to the rounded eye portion of the fig, where-as 505-h appears to typically start the double portion closer to the stem.

      I get the impression that for 505-h the mule figs are still very high quality wrt taste. Is this true? Does there seem to be any difference in taste, texture, between a mule and non-mule fig with 505-h?
      Richard - San Diego 10a

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      • Evdurtschi
        Evdurtschi commented
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        Not sure about the flavor difference yet. This will be my first year ripening them from my new tree and I’ll make sure to pay attention to that.

      • Fig Gazer
        Fig Gazer commented
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        I have eatin quite a few and there damn good thru and thru ,on rare occasions the big end can have darker skin not like the famous bird picking painting but close ?

    • #5
      More like 505-mutant-H
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      • DrDraconian
        DrDraconian commented
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        The H stands for Hiroshima, 'nuff said.

      • Fig Gazer
        Fig Gazer commented
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        WELL I DID FIND THIS TREE WHILE FISHING FOR THREE EYED FISH IN THE POND THAT GLOWS AT NIGHT ,SEEMS SOME LADY NAMED MADAME CURE LIVED THERE ,WHY I FIGURED IT MIGHT BE FRENCH HERITAGE FIG .'nuff said

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      this is the first I've heard of that variety. I get a sprinkling of mule figs on several varieties here. I was thinking it was caused by some nutritional thing perhaps. I haven't pin pointed exactly what that might be...I haven't had any that looked quite like these tho. interesting...
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      Phoenix, AZ zone 9B

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    • #7
      oh, I see...are there other H series figs? I thought I saws another mentioned in a different posting.
      Pm me for the list of trees available for sale.
      Phoenix, AZ zone 9B

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      • Evdurtschi
        Evdurtschi commented
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        There is a 505-HBY as well. It seems similar to VdB. Too soon to say. The tree was also 100+ years old so it certainly predates most VdB trees in the US and the quality was better for me last year. I’m keeping a close eye on it this year.

      • goodfriendmike
        goodfriendmike commented
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        heritage= H.

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      wow...interesting a 100 year old tree must be pretty large! I'd love to see a photo of the mother tree...are there any on the forum? I should do a search....
      Pm me for the list of trees available for sale.
      Phoenix, AZ zone 9B

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      • Fig Gazer
        Fig Gazer commented
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        Itook some photos with my 35 mm film camera and color xeroxed the prints, made a montage and showed it to interested figgers at a few fig get to gethers .no other photos the trunk is around 18 inches across in many directions .AT this age is healthy but only adds 2-3 inches of branch growth each year lots of fruit though ! Kind of like a BRISEL CONE PINE TREE .
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