X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Black Zadar Breba 2021 (Netstars 9.25)

    This post marks the first time I am rating a fig.
    I technically started my fig journey four years ago. The last three years I have been what would be considered somewhat obsessed by many.
    I think it is wise to have a fair amount of experience before you rate a fig.
    I will use the 1-10 scale with .25 increments.
    1-10 is a standard measurement and widely accepted.
    My first fig to rate is a Black Zadar Breba and it gets a 9.25 rating.
    This fig was the first Black Zadar I have ever had.
    It started around 30 grams and dried on the in ground tree to approximately 20 grams.
    I tasted Dark Cherry and Raisin. My wife added Dates to the flavor profile and I completely agreed.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	1189025E-B556-4B5B-BF54-A478111FF5E4.jpeg
Views:	220
Size:	605.0 KB
ID:	1023024 Click image for larger version

Name:	4F8C2469-E1E3-483A-9211-87738BE733BE.jpeg
Views:	200
Size:	347.6 KB
ID:	1023025
    Last edited by Netstars; 07-31-2021, 06:14 PM.
    Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
    Wish List - Crema di Wheat

  • #2
    Looks amazing! I’ll be looking forward to your future reviews, love the detailed flavor description.
    Eric - Seattle / Zone 8b (Sunset Zone 5) - W/L: Bill’s “The One” / Stallion / Sturch, De Tres Esplets, Lampeira Preta, any very early berry fig

    Comment


    • Netstars
      Netstars commented
      Editing a comment
      Thank you!
      I am trying to set up a title that informs the viewer what the variety is, if it is main crop or Breba, the year tasted and that it is from Netstars - Chris

  • #3
    Close view. Click image for larger version

Name:	E8C75909-CA4F-4C0B-9D90-5A2CC9315352.jpeg
Views:	197
Size:	445.7 KB
ID:	1023037

    Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
    Wish List - Crema di Wheat

    Comment


    • #4
      Nice! I’ll have add this one after I move west.
      FigLife: www.figlife.com Fairfax, VA; zone 7a
      www.youtube.com/figlifedotcom
      www.instagram.com/figlifedotcom

      Comment


      • SubmarinePete
        SubmarinePete commented
        Editing a comment
        SoCalFigs Probably Sacramento or Los Angeles. It will depend on where I can get a job lined up. I'd prefer Sacramento, but LA is nice too.

      • TNJed
        TNJed commented
        Editing a comment
        Maybe Alpine, TX???

      • shawnjames70
        shawnjames70 commented
        Editing a comment
        Washington state is always good. Not sure your line of work. But we can always use more fig trees in the state. 😁👍

    • #5
      Love the rating & flavor profile info! Looks tasty!
      Southern California 💨 Zone 9a
      Figgy
      wishlist: Boysenberry Blush, Angelito, White Baca, Labritja, Bebera Branca, Molondra Blanca, Miralla, Forastera dCR, Crozes, GM139,175, all the tasty Cali finds

      Comment


      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
        Editing a comment
        After I posted this, my wife informed me that she came up with raisin and dates as well.
        🤦🏻

      • RosyPosy
        RosyPosy commented
        Editing a comment
        Netstars Lol, of course she did! Didn’t you know that already as a married man? (jk) 😉 😁 Well, tell her she did great!

    • #6
      Beutifull ! So nice to see a ripe fig !
      Zone 10a So. Calif. W.L. Super tasty new finds !

      Comment


      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
        Editing a comment
        I can’t imagine a better Breba!

    • #7
      Nice, I had one breba on mine but a critter took it two weeks ago, I have like 30 main crop, it's in a greenhouse so they should ripen.

      Comment


      • Sod
        Sod commented
        Editing a comment
        Make sure to post pics when it happens. I’m fighting mine drying out too much. I just need to put it in the ground.

      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
        Editing a comment
        My potted Black Zadar dropped 100% of main last year. Could have been an irrigation issue.
        Please post main crop pics. I am not very confident in my main this year.

    • #8
      Main crop should be coming this year. 🤞🤞🤞
      Oregon, Z 8b. No YouTube channel.
      No spin, no hype. Just enjoying the hobby and always learning.
      WL: paillettes à licorne, Lloral, cucurella, Blava flor, curio de bou, santmartina.

      Comment


      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
        Editing a comment
        I have a few small main crop figs.
        My tree has only been in the ground a few months.
        I’m looking at you for main crop this year!

    • #9
      Looking good!
      I’m happy to verify and certify your score if you want to send me one to sample
      Round Rock, TX 8b - Free - No mask here!
      See profile for current varietal list
      WL:de la Senyora Hiverneca, São Luis, De la Caseta, Cosme Manyo

      Comment


      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
        Editing a comment
        I’ll see what I can do. I have spread BZ the best I can.
        My tree comes from Jamie - awesome gal!

      • Halligan-
        Halligan- commented
        Editing a comment
        Hoping I can try one this year.
        My BZ isn’t getting enough sun where it is so it only set dbl bumps a few weeks ago....

      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
        Editing a comment
        Your new growing base is so much different now.
        Enjoy that extended season as it should reveal new opportunities!

    • #10
      That looks almost like a dried fig! Nice patience on the wait
      Eugene OR 8b

      Comment


      • #11
        My tree did not produce any breba this year, but now I sure do hope that it will next year! Thank you for posting.
        Angel #1 at 2 Angels Mushrooms-Chattanooga, TN Zone 7-B
        Our annual Cutting Sale will go Live on our webstore in Nov. We will notify our email list beforehand. To join our Fig email list click here

        Comment


        • ZingsFigs
          ZingsFigs commented
          Editing a comment
          Is your in ground or in a pot ? I have two and would love to put one in ground if it will ripen in time and survive the winter with little protection.

        • 2AngelsMushrooms
          2AngelsMushrooms commented
          Editing a comment
          I have not yet put mine in ground, but do consider it a candidate. I'm already picking main crop here, so certainly early enough, and it is thought to be fairly cold tollerant.

      • #12
        how long has this tree been in ground? i have what i bid on as black zadar and it looks a bit like yours but not much like Ben B's in his video... i have been wondering if it is black zadar. the 2nd one i left on the tree longer but not long enough from the looks of yours (and the taste mine was a 4 out of 10) my tree is only a year old so maybe they change looks a lot as they age.
        Attached Files
        8b PNW
        I wish the wasp liked my yard

        Comment


        • Netstars
          Netstars commented
          Editing a comment
          It might just need more time?
          My tree just went in ground this spring.

      • #13
        I can't say it's pretty, but it's impressive. Fermented pulp for sure with an interesting, deep flavor. Between the scores of 9 and 9.25 is there something definite, something that makes the taste a little different?
        Андрей. N.-W. Кавказ, пень Абрау, 7б-8а

        Comment


        • Netstars
          Netstars commented
          Editing a comment
          When you have figs ripening in 20% relative humidity, special things can happen.

        • acerpictum
          acerpictum commented
          Editing a comment
          Netstars Thanks for the clarification. Fermentation, in Russian - the process of anaerobic fermentation, is the oldest way of preserving food. For example, dried persimmons, dried figs, jamon meat are fermented foods.
          The process of aerobic fermentation, as in figs during rain, makes the product inedible, rotten.

        • Netstars
          Netstars commented
          Editing a comment
          Excellent explanation of fermentation! I vote for figs that have anaerobic fermentation 😋

      • #14
        THAT is what patience looks like! I have yet to let one go in order to get to this point. From your review and pic, sure is worth the wait. ahhhhhh.....ok
        Zone 6a
        Wish List: (Campaniere, Exquisito, Thermalito)

        Comment


        • Netstars
          Netstars commented
          Editing a comment
          Part of the equation is relative humidity and warm temperatures.
          It is very challenging to ripen a fig like this in a wet/humid environment.
          Longer hang time could result in pest damage and splitting.
          This would lead to fermented figs!
          Splitting, ants, swd and mold are common in wet environments if you attempt to let a fig hang for a long time.
          There is a point where spoilage occurs even in dry areas.

      • #15
        Another Breba from Ischia Black this year.
        Click image for larger version

Name:	8E769E07-305E-42E3-92D6-188F6D9B5556.jpeg
Views:	66
Size:	325.1 KB
ID:	1039314
        Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
        Wish List - Crema di Wheat

        Comment


        • #16
          More of the gel/gummy consistency you can get if you time harvest right.
          This is Brown Sugar Crunch main ripened in 2020.
          No fermentation or spoilage whatsoever!
          Click image for larger version

Name:	F7525E9B-143F-4A87-A514-C9C0BB8D5452.jpeg
Views:	68
Size:	369.0 KB
ID:	1039327
          Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
          Wish List - Crema di Wheat

          Comment

          Working...
          X