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  • Cinisi from Francesco Lorusso

    I am probably one of the few people that own this fig. It's on its 3rd year (2nd full season - the first year was too short to fruit because I received the plant so late). Last year, the tree had 100% fruit drop, along with two other Lorusso varieties I had, so I chalked it up to being a smyrna fig. This year, the tree began its season dropping almost all its figs. However, one has held and ripened on the new year's growth, so it appears it is, in fact, common.

    This may be one of those varieties where it takes a few years for the persistent gene to express itself, similar to Celeste, Pastiliere, Raspberry Latte, Coll de Dama diCiutat, and other common figs that are notorious "droppers" when they're young. Here are a few photos of the fig:

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    The fig was extremely sweet and very enjoyable. The interior looks very strange and it had some ants in it, so I had to cut a part of the interior out. This fig was on my cull list, but it's being temporarily removed, because the fig was delicious enough to deserve another season.
    Zone 8A Southeast NC Coast
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  • #2
    Never heard of it. Hope you post more info on it as the rest ripen.
    Mike Lamonte

    Louisiana Zone 8/9. W/L Caprifigs of old and new ones to trial.


    • TheMillennialGardener
      TheMillennialGardener commented
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      I'm not sure if it'll ripen anymore, since it tends to drop its crop. But if it does ripen some more, and if it ripens them better, I'll post them. I have it sitting off to the side of the yard neglected because I thought it was smyrna, so I haven't fertilized it much.

    • Figology
      Figology commented
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      Edible caprifig?

    • goodfriendmike
      goodfriendmike commented
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      Figology It does appear to be one.

  • #3
    Thanks @themillennialgardner! I’ll be following this one. I know you haven’t had much luck with the lorusso collection
    Zone 7a Westchester County, NY
    Wish List: De La Roca. Vincenzo, Verdolino, Blanche De Deu’s Saisons


    • TheMillennialGardener
      TheMillennialGardener commented
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      I'm not messing with any of his figs anymore. I've had enough 😅

    • Pdiscool
      Pdiscool commented
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      Lol I know and I don’t blame you

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ID:	1024444 Just noticed I’ve got an almost ripe IRIDE (Iris) fig from Lorusso’s collection on an in ground fig tree I rooted a couple of yrs ago. Looks pretty good. Maybe it’ll taste good as well!
    Hilliard Lawler, DVM, Indianola, Mississippi Zone 8A
    My website: https//bloomsonthebayou.com
    wish list: Nerucciolo d'Elba