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  • First SMITH and a TERAMO graft

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ID:	1018828 Click image for larger version  Name:	32752929-9609-4B6B-BE8C-C6D4082C6CC2.jpeg Views:	0 Size:	452.9 KB ID:	1018476 Picked first SMITH of the year. My wife said “it tastes Ike a Jolly Rancher and that means it’s great!!”
    After five days of rain, I was surprised it had any taste at all (like my Celeste right now) so I know it will only get better. The other photo is of a Teramo graft I did onto an in ground Celeste tree in mid April using a 12+ month old Teramo cutting from Rewton that I found in the refrigerator. 3 buds grew out and they are all loaded with figs. I know nothing about this fig variety, but am impressed with the growth/fruiting so far!
    Last edited by drbud; 07-24-2021, 10:51 PM.
    Hilliard Lawler, DVM, Indianola, Mississippi Zone 8A
    My website: https//bloomsonthebayou.com
    wish list: Nerucciolo d'Elba

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    Congrats on the first Smith, Hilliard! Looks like I may get down to the Delta the third wkend of Aug…let me know if you’ll be around.

    Teramo is supposedly an early brown sugary fig
    CJ in Memphis 7b/8a….tight eyes, nonsplitters...Pons figs, French figs, Mario figs & tasty Cali seedlings!

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    • #3
      where is the pic of the smith !!!!!!!! I know...you ate it in a hurry !!!!!! lol......smith isn't fruiting for me yet in my dry climate. I guess it likes the humidity. I'm trying Texas BA 1 It is supposed to be more intense flavor than smith. maybe it will handle my dry air better.
      Pm me for the list of trees available for sale.
      Phoenix, AZ zone 9B

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      • Figarious Maximus
        Figarious Maximus commented
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        I've grown Smith and BA-1 side by side for a few years now. There are slight differences in the plants, but if blindfolded, I couldn't tell them apart by taste. They're both my favorite fig.

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      Can you not see it?
      Hilliard Lawler, DVM, Indianola, Mississippi Zone 8A
      My website: https//bloomsonthebayou.com
      wish list: Nerucciolo d'Elba

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      • RosyPosy
        RosyPosy commented
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        Only one picture is showing for me. It looks like there are supposed to be 3, but two are blank squares.

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      Ok maybe it is there.
      Hilliard Lawler, DVM, Indianola, Mississippi Zone 8A
      My website: https//bloomsonthebayou.com
      wish list: Nerucciolo d'Elba

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      • figs and tropicals
        figs and tropicals commented
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        I see the smith fig now, Hilliard. looks very ripe! considering all your rain, you showed a lot of patience waiting for this one to fully ripen! And it seems to have held up well with all that rain!

    • #6
      Teramo is a good fig. It's a sugar fig similar to a Celeste, but with a richer, flavor and a creamier texture. I love it because it's always my first ripe fig of the year.
      North Central Florida, Zone 9a.

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      • #7
        Unk Teramo is one of those varieties that pumps out figs at every node. As an added bonus, they ripen early! Just make sure you pick them very ripe. I picked the first few too early last year and was disappointed, but when I let later ones hang longer, they were very good.
        “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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