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  • Pesca d’ Oro First Fig

    Ok. It’s always hard to know when to pick a new variety and this was at least 3 days before it’s prime but it was still “ripe”.

    I absolutely LOVE peaches and have been trying any fig that is said to taste like peach. Most have not really tasted like peach but there are 2 that really do. DFIC 0023 has a very nice peach flavor and so does Pesca d’ Oro!!! Different peach though. This peach flavor was more like cooked peach in a cobbler or something like that. You know what I mean? Cooked peaches are more sweet and less tart but still clearly peach.

    First impression was very favorable and I’m really looking forward to more of these! And the leaves are gorgeous, large spades.
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    Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

  • #2
    Nice! Love a good peach

    how many days did you pick dis one? I think I'm getting close with mine.
    Tom V
    San DiegoCa

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    • TorontoJoe
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      I want full frontal fig porn.

    • TorontoJoe
      TorontoJoe commented
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      Did that come out creepy? I really meant pics of figs....

    • ZomVee
      ZomVee commented
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      TorontoJoe Naaah, I didn't pick up any creepy vibes.

  • #3
    I spent a long time on this one before finding out it's smyrna... it is smyrna, right?!?!

    You so-and-so's with your wasps and pleasant climate!

    Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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    • Vitooch1
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      Our weather just sucks this year Joe. I’m getting 11 degrees in the mornings. Lol, then you get everyone from hot climates posting beautiful pics of figs. 😤

    • Terra
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      Vitooch1 It's been the coldest night temps in July, my garden is not happy this year.
      Lot of rust and rot with all the rain too... I envy our southern friends.

    • Vitooch1
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      Terra That’s one thing I haven’t got is the fig rust. All my young plants are just going through the fmv right now and slowly going away. I’ve been really careful on the watering because of the rain we got this year. Last years weather was the best ever.

  • #4
    I bought these cuttings from Harvey when it was thought to be common, which it is not. Mine sets lots of fruits, but they always drop, of course. I'm going to cull it. Sad. Evdurtschi are you also growing any of the other varieties which reportedly have peachy notes?
    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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    • Evdurtschi
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      Texas Peach and DFIC 0023. Both do have hints of peach for sure.

      What are some other varieties? Maybe I have them

    • figs and tropicals
      figs and tropicals commented
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      I am tasting my pastelliere raintree for the first time this year and to my surprise they taste like peach! I had to verify this by tasting several fruits to believe my taste buds. I"ll post photos below...it is also a good producing tree. no fruit drop! This is one of my favorites at this point!

    • 2AngelsMushrooms
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      figs and tropicals Thank you for the tip! That one was not on my radar. I do have this one in my collection, but it's in its first leaf. Now I'm looking forward to it all the more.

  • #5
    NICE! I’m loving all these pics & taste reviews.

    I got mine as “B Mad 002”, I think it’s the name it had before it got fancy as "Fico Pesca d'Oro". Really want a good peachy one as well, so I’ve had high hopes for this one. What you said sounds similar to Harvey, I think he said it reminded him of canned peaches.

    Did you feel it was peachier than Texas Peach? That’s another one I’ve had my eye on, but have been waiting to hear more about.
    ░░░SoCal░ ░ ͡ i ͡ ░ ░Zone░ ░9A░░░

    W/L: La Joya, Ondata, Belvedere, Bebera Branca, Fico Giallo, Vernino, Asunta 5 Paco (DF)

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    • Evdurtschi
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      I’m glad Harvey found a similar taste. I hadn’t seen his review.

      This one has more peach flavor than Texas Peach which is barely perceptible at this point

  • #6
    I hear ppl say EBT figs taste peachy…what about when caprified?
    CJ in Memphis 7b/8a….tight eyes, nonsplitters...Pons figs, French figs, Mario figs & tasty Cali seedlings!

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    • #7
      Evdurtschi...answering your question here due to formatting issues when posted as a Comment.

      Actually, I have undertaken a little project of my own. I have been trying to acquire cultivars said to have a peachy taste so that I may compare them side by side, so to speak. This should be the first season that I have several to compare, but my project will take several more years, obviously. My hope is to narrow it down to a few that do well in my climate and have a pronounced peachy flavor. At this point, I am growing the following in my trials and will likely add yet a few more:

      VARIETY - FLAVOR NOTES REPORTED BY OTHERS
      • Beall - Caramel, sometimes peach. BT
      • Black Triana - Dark berry with peachy notes
      • Chico Strawberry - Peach
      • GM 155 - Apricot-Peach
      • Manressa - Berry/peach
      • Salce - Honey/peach. Introduced by Mario
      • Sodus Black Sicilian - Peach/caramel
      • Sunbird Unk. - Peachy. EBT
      • Texas Peach - Peach/Mango
      • Violetta - Sugar, but sometimes peach. EBT
      • Yellow Neches - Peach with tropical notes

      I'm sure you do have several of the above. Do any stand out in your mind? Are there any others you would recommend I add?
      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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      • 2AngelsMushrooms
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        The fig wasp has strong magic, so perhaps so. Climate is also a strong influence, too. So I feel compelled to run this trial. It's a fun project. Some are reported to be more of a nuance rather than a distinctly pronounced flavor; however Yellow Neches, Texas Peach, and maybe Chico Strawberry are reported to be stronger. Interesting you did not detect that flavor (with the exception of TX Peach). Time will tell how they will perform here in TN. Fingers Crossed!

      • RosyPosy
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        Curious if you have tried Olympian since that has been said to have peachy caramel notes as well. This is good info, I look forward to hearing your results!

      • 2AngelsMushrooms
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        Oh yes, Olympian. I forgot to list that one. I do have it, too. Thanks RosyPosy.

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      TorontoJoe Is this what you want!?
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      Tom V
      San DiegoCa

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      • Mr.Figs
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        Nice!!!

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      Originally posted by ZomVee View Post
      TorontoJoe Is this what you want!?
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      Oh Baby! I want it bad! I've so been waiting for this pic. Thanks man!
      Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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      • #10
        Congrats on getting your 1st! It looks delicious...I am happy that it did not fall short on the peach flavor!
        Cheers!
        Bill
        New Madrid, Mo. Z7

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        We all bleed fig-honey!

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        • #11
          I have come to see the Golden Peach and I am not disappointed. ❤🤤❤🤤
          Almaguin Highlands, Canada. Zone 4a/3b. WL: Ronde de Bordeaux, Florea, Hollier, Dauphine, Gisotta nero, Verdolino, Malta Black, Violet Sepor .Any early finishers would help, just starting out, not picky. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication~Da Vinci

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          • #12
            My pastelliere raintree....as I mentioned, the fruit tastes to me like peach...I can't remenber now if it was like a fresh or canned peach, but definitely reminded me of peach as the prominent flavor. It is also a good producer, and has not dropped any fruit, as you will hear that other pastelliere will do. I'm very happy to have this on in my collection...lI'll show a few photos...
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            Pm me for the list of trees available for sale.
            Phoenix, AZ zone 9B

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            • RosyPosy
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              Nice! My Pastilliere from Raintree hasn’t dropped any either, and it’s in its first year for me, (though I don’t know how old it was when I got it.) The first fig I had from it didn’t have any flavor, but I have a 2nd one that should be ready today. Be interesting if this one has a nice peach flavor!

          • #13
            Ok. This fig was actually ripe! 😂 I’ve had a few and just forgot to update. Delicious fig and it is quite large as well.
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            Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

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            • TorontoJoe
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              That's so hot!

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            TorontoJoe
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            Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

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