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  • Figs of the day

    #1 - today was Nerucciolo d'Elba coming in strong now. Packing a lot of berry-licious punch in a very, VERY small package. This one produces by far more figs per node than any other variety I've ever grown.

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    #2 - Paradiso came in earlier than usual this year. I don't think I've ever eaten one before middle of August. Very ripe. All came in around 50g

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    Honourable mention goes to Stella. At nearly 120g it's huge, but I was quite disappointed on splitting it open. I left it on the tree too long and with rains it ended up fermenting. I'll spare you what the inside looked like.

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    Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

  • #2
    Nice joe
    Ike
    bergen county NJ 6b
    Wish list: oh lets face it Ill take any variety I dont have!!

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    • #3
      I think Nerucciolo d'Elba would be great dark chocolate covered. Perfect size.
      Louisiana Zone 8/9. W/L Whatever fig I don't have.

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      • TorontoJoe
        TorontoJoe commented
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        That's a good idea.

    • #4
      Looks great Joe, that thing is a giant but the rain has been our enemy this year.
      Zone 5 Barrie, on

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      • #5
        Nicely done....looking forward to my nde ripening some figs next year
        Joel - London, On Z6A

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        • #6
          Nice. Those nerucciolos are looking delicious!

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          • #7
            I had to look to see if this post was from September of last year. How is a grower from the Great White North getting main crop so early??!!
            Steve - Clarksburg, MD zone 7a

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            • TorontoJoe
              TorontoJoe commented
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              If I'm not mistaken your last frost is later than mine... and I'm sitting literally steps from Lake Ontario... that said, it never hurts to learn some Italian...

            • alawren8
              alawren8 commented
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              You are correct, I was hoping I could bypass that by greenhouse in the day and shuffling them back inside to keep above 10 C at night in the spring (steps away from Georgian Bay but I guess it's colder). They do seem further along than last year. I'm just envious. What do I yell at them?

            • TorontoJoe
              TorontoJoe commented
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              Newer trees will also ripen earlier every year until they fully mature. This can take years

          • #8
            TorontoJoe any idea how long you let NDE hang on the tree before picking? Rough estimate.
            Evan. Wish list - Any Mario variety
            SoCal - Zone 10a & CO zone 5b

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            • TorontoJoe
              TorontoJoe commented
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              This fig is truly unusual in that it turns dark very long time before it’s ripe….. so I wouldn’t define hang time and I would with any other figs. Only to say…. A long time

            • SoCalFigs
              SoCalFigs commented
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              TorontoJoe good to know...I have a few ripening now...I'll leave them on the tree for a month or so

          • #9
            Paradiso looks great, the ones to the right remind me a bit of Doree. thanks for the pics.
            RHS rating H3 (USDA zone 9)

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