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  • Three Ripe Figs- BG, BMKK and PR

    Today I picked my first ripened Battaglia green along with Black Madeira and Paretjal Rimada.
    Without a doubt I needed to allow the figs an extra day or two to fully ripen. The BMKK and the PR are grafted onto the same frankenfig. I find it interesting that the Paretjal Rimada had the beautiful cracking.
    All three figs were sweet and delicious.
    Without question the BMKK was the BEST of the three.
    Black Madeira is king of figs for a reason.
    So far it’s my favorite fig this Summer.
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    Last edited by Bellefleurs; 08-05-2021, 10:49 AM.
    Piney Point Village, Zone 8b
    W/L- Allix, Cateto

  • #2
    Beautiful! The PR looks like a tasty one. Can't wait for mine to ripen
    Evan. Wish list - Any Mario variety
    SoCal - Zone 10a & CO zone 5b

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    • #3
      Those look killer!!
      Great job!
      Round Rock, TX 8b
      WL: Delicious figs

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      • #4
        They sure do look good. Thank you for posting and sharing with us.
        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

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        • #5
          That PR looks especially wonderful
          Zone 10b, Long Beach CA
          Creator of The Original Wasp In Fly Out (WIFO) Bags
          Wish list: Bebera Branca

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          • Bellefleurs
            Bellefleurs commented
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            I was surprised to see the cracking and the closed eye despite the humid, rainy weather that we have been having.

        • #6
          Very nice looking figs Denise! We really like BM too, it is a great fig, never disappoints.

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          • #7
            Great write up and great pictures. Thanks!
            Randy
            Northeastern TN. Zone 6b/7a. WL: Rigato de Salento, Thermalito, BNR

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            • #8
              BM in early Aug. That's wonderful. Keep em coming.
              Tony; Pickens county, SC zone 7b

              Care for the Earth...there's no place like home

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              • #9
                All of them look great!

                Making me hungry. Lol
                Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

                Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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                • #10
                  Great looking figs. Did you start them in a greenhouse or is it warm enough that they are in ground and got started so early?
                  Joe, Central Bucks, PA Zone 6b/7a

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                  • Bellefleurs
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                    My trees are in the ground.
                    No greenhouse …just hot, humid weather. 😊

                • #11
                  Very nice. Thanks for sharing!

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                  • #12
                    I know Battaglia pretty well and that one looks like it could use more time ripening. Try waiting till that BG is starting to shrivel and you wont believe the taste.

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                    • Bellefleurs
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                      You are 100% correct.
                      This was my first fig that appeared near ripe and I wanted to try it before it got stolen.
                      I still learning how to determine when the green gifs are ripe.

                    • cvarcher
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                      HA HA my critique but I cant follow my own advice either!! Maybe its fig fever!! LOL

                  • #13
                    Agree with cvarcher. Not saying Battaglia is better than BMKK (I don't have that variety though I do have Preto), but Battaglia is awesome when it gets fully ripe. Our family has liked it the best so far when compared to Adriatic JH, Green Ischia and Strawberry Verte, though the differences are subtle and some individual figs from any one variety may be better/worse depending on the day/conditions. Here was a Battaglia from a couple days ago.

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                    Zone 8b, College Station, TX
                    Wish List: Maltese Beauty, CLBC.

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                    • Bellefleurs
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                      Wow!!
                      That looks incredible!

                  • #14
                    They look great. Lucky trio.
                    Forest Hill, Texas: Zone 8a

                    No wish list but open to trades and offers

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                    • #15
                      Looks great!
                      β–‘β–‘β–‘Sβ–‘oβ–‘Cβ–‘aβ–‘lβ–‘ β–‘ Ν‘ i Ν‘ β˜Όβ–‘ β–‘Zβ–‘oβ–‘nβ–‘eβ–‘ β–‘9Aβ–‘β–‘β–‘

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

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                      • RosyPosy
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                        @Bellefleurs

                        Exquisito, my first fig

                      • Bellefleurs
                        Bellefleurs commented
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                        That is quite the (first) fig!!
                        Beautiful!

                      • RosyPosy
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                        Bellefleurs Thank you! It looked great, but didn’t taste like much honestly πŸ˜‚ Met first fig taste expectations.

                    • #16
                      Over 200+ varieties, still BM KK is the king for me!

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                      • Bellefleurs
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                        Considering your collection, this is quite the endorsement.
                        Last year I was on a quest to collect and compare all of the black Madeira synonyms.
                        Considering how good this one is, I’m glad that I decided to collect them.
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