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  • Help with Identifying

    Eighteen years ago when we moved in, this tree was already here. Can anyone identify based on this photo or do I need to obtain additional information. Thank you.
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    Galveston County, Texas

    Wish list: Original Magnolia, LSU Tiger, Alma, Madeira Island Black

  • #2
    I can’t get my location listed below my post so I’m in Texas City, Texas which is in Galveston County.
    Galveston County, Texas

    Wish list: Original Magnolia, LSU Tiger, Alma, Madeira Island Black

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    • #3
      Looks to be a Ficus palmata variety.
      Louisiana Zone 8/9. W/L Whatever fig I don't have.

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      • #4
        Don’t they need a special wasp? Although my still swollen ankle proves we have wasp, I don’t think we have that particular wasp.
        Galveston County, Texas

        Wish list: Original Magnolia, LSU Tiger, Alma, Madeira Island Black

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        • goodfriendmike
          goodfriendmike commented
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          Some palmata do require the wasp but not all. Do yours ripen? Do you know about previous owners? That is not a store bought fig. Very cool! take good care of that one

      • #5
        What’s the inside look like?
        Round Rock, TX 8b
        WL: Delicious figs

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        • #6
          Sorry about that. I am jumping between 4 different fig sites and just lit the grill. The fig in your photo looks ripe. If it is it does not need a wasp to ripen. Since you do not have that wasp in your area. If possible could you post a photo of the fig cut in half.
          Louisiana Zone 8/9. W/L Whatever fig I don't have.

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          • #7
            I’m thinking it is an Alma fig but would greatly appreciate input from others.
            Galveston County, Texas

            Wish list: Original Magnolia, LSU Tiger, Alma, Madeira Island Black

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            • Rewton
              Rewton commented
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              That was going to be my guess. The leaf you show is not really the dominant leaf on my Alma tree but mine does have some leaves like the one you show. Seeing the inside would be helpful.

          • #8
            Take a picture of the inside. Maybe an LSU Tiger.
            Jennings, Southwest Louisiana, Zone 9a

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            • #9
              As requested but let me know if I need to improve the photo’s quality.

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              Galveston County, Texas

              Wish list: Original Magnolia, LSU Tiger, Alma, Madeira Island Black

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              • goodfriendmike
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                Rewton he posted the inside here. Hope I am wrong and its an Alma

            • #10
              It does look similar to my LSU Tiger, but I cannot say with certainty what you have.
              Jennings, Southwest Louisiana, Zone 9a

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              • #11
                Do all the leaves look like the ones in the photo? If they do its not Alma or LSU Tiger.
                Louisiana Zone 8/9. W/L Whatever fig I don't have.

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                • #12
                  LSU Tiger main Click image for larger version

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                  Some leaves like this one.
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                  Jennings, Southwest Louisiana, Zone 9a

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                  • goodfriendmike
                    goodfriendmike commented
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                    Nice! The top photo with the spade leaf. Notice it stays the same to the tip. Where his leaf creates 2 bump outs. Also fig and leaf size is different.

                • #13
                  Some leaves have lobes. In looking through some online photos, it does look similar to the LSU Tiger as well as the Alma. I’ll have to look for some other identifying factors. I have maybe 15 - 20 of this variety but I only harvest from a few. The others produce fruit but are still small plants that are easily harvested by passing critters.
                  Galveston County, Texas

                  Wish list: Original Magnolia, LSU Tiger, Alma, Madeira Island Black

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                  • goodfriendmike
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                    If it has lobes than it is not palmata. I really do not think Alma by looking at the fig but different climates effect how figs look, grow, taste, either way it looks good so why not just call it a fig and enjoy it. Most people think there is only one any way

                • #14
                  This is a palmata leaf. Its been raining here for a month so has some rust issues.
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                  Louisiana Zone 8/9. W/L Whatever fig I don't have.

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                  • #15
                    Thanks to all for your input. It has helped me learn a bit. Of course the more I learn, the more I realize how little I know or will ever know about these trees. If anyone wants to trade, let me know.
                    Galveston County, Texas

                    Wish list: Original Magnolia, LSU Tiger, Alma, Madeira Island Black

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                    • #16
                      I was looking at some Celeste trees on a friends property. The leaves looked very similar to my fig but the fruit was yellow. The trees are not in direct sunlight and I remember that some of the shaded fruit on my tree were yellow. I had previously looked at an example of a Celeste tree at the Discovery Garden in Galveston County. Its leaves looked nothing like the leaves on either my friends or my tree. I got a few Celeste trees from my friends with the intent of planting them in my orchard and see how they perform. Also got an LSU Gold.
                      Galveston County, Texas

                      Wish list: Original Magnolia, LSU Tiger, Alma, Madeira Island Black

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                      • #17
                        Photo of the Celeste from the Discovery Garden.
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                        Galveston County, Texas

                        Wish list: Original Magnolia, LSU Tiger, Alma, Madeira Island Black

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                        • #18
                          Okay, his may be a Golden Celeste so no help with ID.
                          Galveston County, Texas

                          Wish list: Original Magnolia, LSU Tiger, Alma, Madeira Island Black

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