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    A couple of varieties ready today- more ready by the weekend. Luv is SO black! The LSU Purple was supposed to be LSU Scott’s Black from cuttings I bought from Texas a couple of yrs ago and grafted. Oh, well. Nothing has tasted as good as the SMITH I had last week, Got 3 or 4 of more them that will be ready by Friday and I look forward to that. Click image for larger version

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

  • #2
    Man, that Luv is dark!
    Round Rock, TX 8b
    WL: Delicious figs


    • #3
      Yeah that Luv is black as midnight! What a beaut!

      But I thought Meteorito was a Smyrna???
      CJ in Memphis 7b/8a….tight eyes, nonsplitters...Pons figs, French figs, Mario figs & tasty Cali seedlings!


      • drbud
        drbud commented
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        This is the only fig that stayed on.

      • doubleblue
        doubleblue commented
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        drbud your figs look great!
        I have the same question as CJ. So, could it be a chance that Meteorito is common?

      • figs and tropicals
        figs and tropicals commented
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        that's great news about you ripening a meteorito. I'll be anxiously awaiting seeing the inside and getting your taste critique! Hopefully all your figs that will be ready by friday will not be suffering in flavor from all that rain you got. Those are some great looking figs!! Please post after you cut them open!

    • #4
      I am getting jealous. I still have time before I have any ripe figs
      SW TN 7B Wish list: Boysenberry Blush, Coll de Dama Mutante, Madeira Island Black, Cravens Craving, Malibu Greek and Fico Giallo. Any fig I can grow and Happy Days


      • #5
        I haven't heard that much about native black but have a rooted cutting that I've been debating what to do with. Any thoughts on taste? Mission type?

        Those all look delicious. Great work!
        Northern VA, Zone 7a


        • Bellefleurs
          Bellefleurs commented
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          My Native Black is fruiting for the first time. I’m interested to know what you think of this one. Mine appears to be a late season fig although this could be due to the freeze (?).
          hambones, the HdA that you sent is doing beautifully and is fruiting 😊

        • TNJed
          TNJed commented
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          I can’t remember if it’s Native Black or Italian Black that was the Becnel Family’s favorite behind Smith. I believe both did come from the Becnel Nursery tho. Maybe CajunB will clarify (probably for the 100th time)

        • CajunB
          CajunB commented
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          You are correct,they both came from Becnel's ,but I can not remember which is his favorite...they are both great figs and almost the same.

      • #6
        Very nice! Great work on the website too. Those flowers look incredible!
        FigLife: www.figlife.com
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        • #7
          All of them look great!
          Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

          Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!


          • #8
            drbud have you tasted a Luv fruit yet? My in-ground Luv has dropped fruit the last 3 years and I believe I have only been able to taste one over that time period. However, this year it is showing signs that a decent percentage of fruits will ripen.
            D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
            WL: Castillon


            • #9
              My 3 yr old in ground tree has done the same as yours- put small fruit on the last couple of yrs and they would turn black, dry up and fall off. I told the tree it was outta here if it wasn’t better than that, This year, the tree has a good many figs that look normal and are progressing. Trying to wait to pick this super black beauty when it’s really ripe (maybe tomorrow). Hope it taste as good as it looks.
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              Hilliard Lawler, DVM, Indianola, Mississippi Zone 8A
              My website: https//bloomsonthebayou.com
              wish list: Nerucciolo d'Elba


              • Rewton
                Rewton commented
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                OK, glad it not just me! Hopefully, my tree is also coming into production this year.

            • #10
              Great looking figs drbud
              Zone 8B, MS
              WL: CDDB, CDDN, JH Adriatic, White Madeira, Scott’s Black, LSU Tiger