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  • Fantastic Four: Black Madeira - Violeta - Madeira Island Black - Craven's Craving

    Yes, Black Madeira - Violeta - Madeira Island Black - Craven's Craving, but not at the same time.
    I hope I will be able to taste them side by side soon.

    In my personal observation:
    • Productivity: 4 of them are very productive
    • Split: CC, MIB, and Violeta are less split than my BM.
    • Taste: up to now, CC and MIB are my favorite.
    I’m still looking to add Figo Preto, Black Tuscan, Black Portuguese and Mario’s #50 to my collection of Black Madeira family members.


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    Tung, Vietnam
    - Growing figs in a tropical climate

  • #2
    Good job Tung I'm glad to see your getting these to ripen well in your climate 👍
    JLB zone 8b south Mississippi. Wish list really good figs thay don't split with all this dang humidity

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    • doubleblue
      doubleblue commented
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      JLB thank you for your kind words!
      Yes, I could say in my place the climate is quite typical, I live in the North part, we have the long growing season, not much rain, not much humidity, hot summer. Basically we could grow almost fig varieties here, except San Pedro and Smyrna types, because we also do not have fig wasp here. For some “easy to split” varieties like Black Madeira, we also need to take much care to get the ripe figs, because even with low humidity, it still tends to split.

  • #3
    @doubleblue : Leaf №1 (black Madeira) is formed at high humidity and the typical shape of the variety does not stand out. All other leaves have a shape similar to or completely identical to the leaves of the variety Brogiotto Nero (Violette de Solliès).

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    • doubleblue
      doubleblue commented
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      cybercop thank you for your comment!
      I got the cutting from the seller that had his tree growing from Harvey’s cutting. About picture #1, actually my Black Madeira has both single lobed leaf and three lobed leaf pattern, but at the time I picked that ripe fig last October, that single lobed leaf was the only leaf shape that I could picked. If you want, I will post more photos of Black Madeira leaf when I’m back home. We have the long growing season here, not much rain, not much humidity, and there is no humidity on October.

      About other leaves, I myself have been growing Brogioto Nero (Brogioto Fiorentino) and Violette de Solliès, but they are still very young trees. I will take note to compare their leaves and fruits with Black Madeira family figs in the future. As far as I read and researched, Brogioto Nero (Brogioto Fiorentino) and Violette de Solliès are not listed in Black Madeira family figs.

  • #4
    Looks Excellent!

    Hope I have enough season for my BMKK to ripen.
    Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

    Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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    • doubleblue
      doubleblue commented
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      @Ktrain
      Thank you Kevin, best hope for you!

  • #5
    I just acquired MIB so thank you for sharing your success.
    Joe - Rhode Island Zone 7a

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    • #6
      They look great! Sounds like you have a very good fig growing climate.
      Steve - Clarksburg, MD zone 7a

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      • #7
        3 of you’re are the same tree, just different names, but other than that great job man. Also I see in your wish list is figo preto.. it’s the same fig as the 3 you alertly have so you can save your money haha. Have a great one!

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        • doubleblue
          doubleblue commented
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          fig Lebowski
          Long time no see you on the forum, hope you are well. I really like your profile picture "The Big Lebowski" :-D
          Thank you for your advice!
          Figo Preto is on my wish list, because I want to collect the "Madeira Trinity" introduced by SueV in the past, they are Figo Preto, Figo Branco and Abebereira.
          Take care!

        • fig Lebowski
          fig Lebowski commented
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          Thanks for the warm welcome. I took a vacation from all the social media for a couple of years, but
          I’m dipping my toes into the water by getting back on here.
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