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  • Fig of the day.... Melanzana

    This chubby specimen is Melanzana. This tree took a bit of time to grow up but now it's putting out lot's of figs.

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    Shout out to Pino for this quality tree.
    Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

  • #2
    Looks like a great late night snack!

    121....nice!
    Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

    Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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    • TorontoJoe
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      It was ... Yum!

  • #3
    Impressive fig. Quite a few Melanzana varieties out there. Sounds like this one is a winner.
    Leon-Albuquerque, NM Zone 7b

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    • TorontoJoe
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      This one from Pino is most excellent

  • #4
    JAM, that looks good!

    What are those little bombs you are hiding off to the side?
    Round Rock, TX 8b
    WL: Delicious figs

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    • TorontoJoe
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      Those are Nerucciolo D’Elba. So tasty and they just keep coming....

    • Halligan-
      Halligan- commented
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      That’s great!
      Looks like you are going to have an awesome season!

    • TorontoJoe
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      June was hot and dry. July has been sunny but with loads of rain. The figs are here but I'm really hoping it dries up a bit in the coming weeks.

  • #5
    Whoa, need a fork and knife for that guy.
    // Los Angeles (10b) //
    // Wish List - A real yard with space to grow //

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    • #6
      You growin some big figs up there in the Great White North, Joe! Wow. More power to you!
      Angel #1 at 2 Angels Mushrooms & Figs-Chattanooga, TN Zone 7-B
      You are invited to The Fig Frolic on Sat., Sept. 17th, AND Hang Time (for OurFigs only) INFO HERE

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      • #7
        Dang Joe, that’s more than a mouthful! I was thinking Melanzana was similar to LdA but it doesn’t look like it?
        CJ in Memphis 7b/8a….tight eyes, nonsplitters...Pons figs, French figs, Mario figs & tasty Cali seedlings!

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        • TorontoJoe
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          Mine are quite different. But indeed.... There are different strains out there.

      • #8
        That looks amazing!!
        San Francisco Zone 10B.
        WL: None

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        • #9
          Joe that looks amazing! I just picked up a melanzana from Pino, now I’m really looking forward to it. Thanks for rubbing it in paesa!! 😂 lol
          Zone 5 Barrie, on

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          • #10
            Joe is your tree loaded with big figs. How old is it?
            Zone 5 Barrie, on

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            • TorontoJoe
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              It's loaded... most not really big... not yet.

            • TorontoJoe
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              Oh…. 3rd season

          • #11
            My milenzana is ready to take shape. I’m trying to make it grow as high as possible as a single leader.
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            • #12
              Is this the same as Melanzana Meradoscola sold by Harvey (possibly spelled Merdoscola)?
              9a. WL: Black Manzanita.

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              • TorontoJoe
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                I can’t say definitively but it’s very unlikely. The Melanzana around here to the best of my knowledge arrived some time ago via peasani immigrating to this area.

                Pino may be able to shed more light on that…. The lineage I have stops with him

              • FigHopeful
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                TorontoJoe interesting thanks. I know so many figs have similar names, and even leaf shapes. I find the serrated icicle type leaves to be somewhat less common in my collection, and my Melanzana looks similar to the picture Vitooch1 posted. Harvey's video does show a greenish skinned fruit though for the Melanzana Meradoscola. The Melanzana you have looks great!

            • #13
              Joe, I gather tis time of year these are brebas?
              The Melanzana long (MM) usually are quite long. this one not so much?
              Do you have a typical leaf photo.
              This is a photo of my melanzana long breba.

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              Here photo of my regular melanzana (round/tonda) breba

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              and melanzana calabrese (main crop);
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              Pino, Niagara, Zone 6, WL; variegated figs, breba producers & suggestions welcome
              Breba photos / Main crop fig photos
              Canada Fig Growers

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                Indeed that was a breba. The mains are still a fair bit smaller but some are darkening. Here are a few pictures

                I just recall getting it from you as Melanzana



                Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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                • #15
                  Looking forward to this variety. I have some nice sized green figs im waiting on some swelling and color change for my first melanzana. Not sure if there are different melanzanas i got mine from HC cuttings.
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                  WL: Raspberry Latte, Black Zadar. Spokane, Wa. Z6

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                  • #16
                    Looking forward to my melanzana this year. Got this thing from Pino last season as a small AL. Now It’s a beast and it’s got what I needed figs. 💪
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