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  • Battaglia 2021

    Here it is my very first!! I just couldnt wait any longer. The thing just looked soo.. appetizing I couldn’t resist anymore. Waited 11 days and it still needed maybe 2 more days. I was a little worried at first when I picked it but once I cut it open it was like going to a candy store lol 😂. Anyways the flavour wasn’t what I expected, it still was good and very jammy but didn’t have the strawberry flavour everyone was saying it would have. The aftertaste was a coconut flavour. weird but worth it 😃. Maybe because it’s a very young tree and formed figs from the cutting.
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    Ive heard strawberry also.It varies depending on age of the tree and how it was grown, location and time picked. I cant forget the shriveled up one that fell off my fathers tree laying on the ground. I broke it open and it didnt show any ants or spoilage but was nice and red. So I decided to taste it anyway. Best fruit punch flavor ever. Yet the ones picked off the tree had a more honey berry taste. I have a feeling to leave them as long as you can on the tree until it is ready to fall off. ( unless a long rainy period, bugs or animals are keying in. Then its panic mode.

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    • Vitooch1
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      Heavy rain Is coming though this afternoon so I decided to just pick it. I got one more on the tree, now I know more or less when’s a better time to pick. But 11 days waiting to ripen was the longest I’ve ever waited for a fig.

  • #3
    If that's from a very young tree than you have some really good figs coming your way. Nice job and thanks for sharing.
    Joe - Rhode Island Zone 7a

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    • #4
      JMF75 yes I started this cutting back in February.
      Zone 5 Barrie, on

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      • JMF75
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        That's amazing results, Vito. Are you using the MG fertilizing schedule?

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      JMF75 im actually using 20-20-20 and fish emulsion.
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      • #6
        battaglia is a great variety. It doesn't get enough attention. your fig was definitely a bit under ripe...but on the first fig, you really can't expect much. The next couple may be better! And I think they taste like strawberry jam.
        Pm me for the list of trees available for sale.
        Phoenix, AZ zone 9B

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        • Vitooch1
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          it was a wonderful jammy fig but all I got was a coconut aftertaste it was surprisingly weird. Lol

      • #7
        This fig actually took 115 days to ripen.
        Zone 5 Barrie, on

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        • cvarcher
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          yes thats the unfortunate timing for Battaglia.

      • #8
        Excellent presentation,

        Looks awesome!
        Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

        Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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        • #9
          What a beauty!
          Almaguin Highlands, Canada. Zone 4a/3b. WL: Ronde de Bordeaux, Florea, Hollier, Dauphine, Gisotta nero, Verdolino, Malta Black, Violet Sepor .Any early finishers would help, just starting out, not picky. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication~Da Vinci

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          • Vitooch1
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            Now I’m ready for a smith lol 😁

        • #10
          Those with both, how does Battaglia compare to Adriatic JH?
          CJ in Memphis 7b/8a….tight eyes, nonsplitters...Pons figs, French figs, Mario figs & tasty Cali seedlings!

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          • Vitooch1
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            This is actually my first time ever trying out an Adriatic fig.
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