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  • Ischia Black (USDA) - BREBA 2021

    First fig of the year set the bar very high for upcoming figs in my orchard this year.
    Perfectly ripened Ischia Black USDA Breba.
    A sweet raspberry jam with a light seed crunch.
    Enough sweetness to make it enjoyable and not overtake the raspberry flavor.
    The texture was jammy goodness and dense.
    This is the exact texture I like the best.
    My wife said she liked the fact that is was not mushy!
    There was no figgy flavor to this Breba.
    Two more left on the tree that are very close to this same level of ripeness.

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    Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
    Wish List - Crema di Wheat

  • #2
    Nicely done!!! That looks superb. 🀀
    Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

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    • Netstars
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      We have had very warm temperatures and low humidity.
      It was only 49 degrees this morning!

  • #3
    Breba looks better than my mains over here on the wet coast! Congrats.
    Zone 8A Southeast NC Coast
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    • TheMillennialGardener
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      Netstars that'll clearly justify another 30 trees, I think!

    • Netstars
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      If only - if only?

    • TheMillennialGardener
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      Netstars if she asks you why you need so many trees, just ask her why she needs so many shoes. She'll love that!

  • #4
    great work /fun .Isha black from wolfskill is so good !!!!!!!!! (usda)
    Zone 10a So. Calif. W.L. Super tasty new finds !

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    • Netstars
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      My #2 in 2020 behind Figo Preto.

    • Netstars
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      Wolfskill should be on the bucket list of every serious fig enthusiast!

  • #5
    This was the main crop from last year!
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    Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
    Wish List - Crema di Wheat

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    • #6
      Such a good fig. Well done my friend.
      Z8+ Oregon, willamette valley. WL: More land, bigger studio, truth in marketing.

      Ok fine, I made a channel but it’s not all figs.

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      • Netstars
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        This Breba was better than the main crop fig you tried in 2020.
        That fig was the first fig off the tree though!

      • Sod
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        Anything would be better than what I’m currently tasting. Lol

    • #7
      Whoa!!! Very nice!
      Bill
      New Madrid, Mo. Z7

      β€”β€”

      We all bleed fig-honey!

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      • Netstars
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        Thanks Bill - now I’m getting the pawpaw trees calling me to plant more! 🀦🏻

    • #8
      Well done! I like this variety a lot!

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      • Netstars
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        Sod thinks it belongs in ground in the Willamette Valley. I was against the idea because the main crop is midseason/late.
        Now that I’ve tasted the Breba, my mind has changed and I’m in his camp.

    • #9
      Looking very nice Chris! I've planted mine in ground and grafted another on my old tree. We'll just see how she grows unprotected around here---
      Eugene OR 8b

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      • Netstars
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        You are definitely pushing the limits with in ground varieties here. I like it!

    • #10
      Nice looking breba. I just grafted one this spring.
      San Francisco Zone 10B.
      WL: None

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      • Netstars
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        Should do great in 10B πŸ‘

    • #11
      Sounds tasty & perfect!
      β–‘β–‘β–‘Sβ–‘oβ–‘Cβ–‘aβ–‘lβ–‘ β–‘ Ν‘ i Ν‘ β˜Όβ–‘ β–‘Zβ–‘oβ–‘nβ–‘eβ–‘ β–‘9Aβ–‘β–‘β–‘

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      • Netstars
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        Your wish list is fairly intense 🀩

      • RosyPosy
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        Netstars LOL, it’s not even the full list, you can only fit so much in there πŸ˜‚ But I figure one can hope, you never know! πŸ˜‰ And I have my base collection set up now, so only thing left is to aim high!

    • #12
      Great job growing it out and ripening!
      Round Rock, TX 8b
      WL: Delicious figs

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      • Netstars
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        Had to fight the temptation to harvest a couple of days ago!

      • Halligan-
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        Looks like the wait was worth itπŸ‘πŸ»

    • #13
      Mmmmmmm.......tasty looking!
      Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

      Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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      • #14
        Looks great Chris - the first fig of the year is always special! Mine had a greenhouse early start and I'm hoping I will be getting main crop in about a month.
        Steve
        D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
        WL: Castillon

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        • Netstars
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          My main crop is 6-8 weeks away!

      • #15
        Way to go Chris, good job!!! So your first Ishcia Breba and my Olympian and Desert King brebas started exactly on the same day 7/22 !! Funny. But mine would only rate maybe a 6/10 . Perhaps as more breba ripen it may get better.

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        • Netstars
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          I think it has to do with the eighties and nineties we have been receiving. No significant rain for quite some time.

        • cvarcher
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          Yeah, I think the world has noticed ,sad to say.

      • #16
        I picked #2 Breba yesterday. 36G and slightly less ripe than the first.
        I detected some melon mixed with berry on this one.
        I’m going to let Breba #3 hang through a few more 90+ degree days.
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        Wish List - Crema di Wheat

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        • #17
          This is why you wait to harvest if your forecast is for the nineties with relative humidity under 20%.
          The first thing I noticed is that the fig began to shrivel. The weight went from around 35G to 26G.
          Definitely drying on the tree!
          You will notice the the upper section went from a thick, light green to more of a white and yellow color.
          Skin color bleed is also much more intense.
          The fig had more seed crunch because it was drying on the tree.
          Flavors intensified and sweetness increased only slightly.
          The texture became more of a gel consistency.
          No figgy flavor at all.
          Berry flavor that was more difficult to pinpoint than fig #1.
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          Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
          Wish List - Crema di Wheat

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          • #18
            You’re killing it!!! Amazing
            Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

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            • Netstars
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              Hot, dry weather makes all the difference in the world! 😊

          • #19
            That looks awesome!
            Round Rock, TX 8b
            WL: Delicious figs

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            • Halligan-
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              I finally added this to the collection this summer. Can’t wait to see how it does

          • #20
            Don't get yourself too spoiled early in the season, you have a lot of basic figs to consume yet this season.

            Interesting shape with that long neck...maybe it's a Col de Dame second cousin??
            Eugene OR 8b

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