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  • JH Adriatic is a real star in NH greenhouse

    Year after year JH Adriatic proves to be a star for excellent taste and production in a small greenhouse here in NH.
    Customers crave more after they've had a taste of these sweet candied skin , thick berry jam like , intensely flavored figs .
    Hard to imagine anything better , as long as you wait for full ripeness .
    Too late for reliable out door production in zone 5 , but certainly a strong argument for a greenhouse here .
    So glad I put this in the greenhouse 9 years ago .

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    Kerry - NH zone 5

  • #2
    Wow!

    Amazing quality
    Tom V
    San DiegoCa

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    • drivewayfarmer
      drivewayfarmer commented
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      Thanks , I try to wait for that wrinkled skin look but sometimes jump the gun .

  • #3
    Wow!!! Those look spectacular. I expected great things from this fig so it was the first one I put in the ground and I am so glad that I did. 2.5 years later and the tree is a massive beast. 12-13' tall and 10'+ wide and many hundreds of figs. I have to fight the birds for them but it is worth it!!

    Cool thing is that yours look as good or even better than they look here. Not many people can grow figs like that. You are killing it.
    Last edited by Evdurtschi; 08-05-2021, 05:09 PM.
    Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

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    • ZomVee
      ZomVee commented
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      I'm convinced, gotta get my tree in the ground.

    • drivewayfarmer
      drivewayfarmer commented
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      Thanks Eric .
      The greenhouse makes it easier to let them ripen well , less or no bird pressure , no fog to burn off , better control of water , (we just had a month of triple our normal rainfall , measurable rain on 26 of 31 days .
      Btw , thanks for the Bourjasotte Grise plant you gave me a year or so ago , it is now 9 feet tall , loaded with figs , not living in the gh right now .

  • #4
    Those look like something out of wasp land. Beautiful.
    Louisiana Zone 8/9. W/L Whatever fig I don't have.

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  • #5
    Wow! Those look phenomenal! What a great fig πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
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    W/L: La Joya, Ondata, Belvedere, Bebera Branca, Fico Giallo, Vernino, Asunta 5 Paco (DF)

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  • #6
    Those look amazing!!!

    I just rooted out two this past Spring. One of them is goin into the ground next Spring for sure now!!!

    I am in 7b/8a Chesapeake, VA.

    In a few years I will have a greenhouse that some oranges and such are going in-ground into. Might as well add that other container JH Adriatic tree and few other figs to the list. lol

    It is hard to believe nature could come up with something so awesome.

    How many years did it take for your tree to mature in there?
    Last edited by great08; 08-06-2021, 08:20 AM.

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    • drivewayfarmer
      drivewayfarmer commented
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      This was a left over 7 foot whip at the end of the year 9 years ago , so we planted it in a 25 gallon SIP .
      It fruited the next season , training only to keep it above the veg and annual flowering plants for sale on the greenhouse benches and in between the hanging basket lines .
      Basic shape was there by year 3 , fruit taste was always great , but gets better every year .

    • great08
      great08 commented
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      Awesome. Thank you for the details!

      One of my new cuttings has 5 figs on it actually. I am probably going to go ahead and pick them off so it can focus on growing a bit more it's first year.

  • #7
    Those look fantastic and for NH that's determination. Nicely done !!
    Joe - Rhode Island Zone 7a

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    • drivewayfarmer
      drivewayfarmer commented
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      The greenhouse makes it easy .

  • #8
    Well, I have been telling about JH Adriatic for many years lol. It is a really good fig! Mine has a little spicy flavors at some stage and I love that flavor!

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    • drivewayfarmer
      drivewayfarmer commented
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      You have always been recommending it from early on .
      I know just what you mean about those spicy flavors that appear after the wonderful sweetness .

  • #9
    That is amazing looking and I would bet the taste is nothing short of the same!

    Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

    Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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    • drivewayfarmer
      drivewayfarmer commented
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      Nice when the looks and taste are the same .

  • #10
    Wow, figtator of the Northeast!
    Round Rock, TX 8b
    WL: Delicious figs

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    • drivewayfarmer
      drivewayfarmer commented
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      There are so many good fig growers up here , I rank as about average but the greenhouse is the biggest help .

  • #11
    Looking very tasty, Kerry. Another one to look forward to.
    Tony; Pickens county, SC zone 7b

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

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    • drivewayfarmer
      drivewayfarmer commented
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      Otis , you have so many choices in your zone , hope JH Adriatic earns a place there .

    • Otis
      Otis commented
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      Thank you, sir. I hope I can do the AL I got from Travis justice. You show me that greenhouse grown figs can be amazing. And again, thanks for getting me started with Smith, GNaf, I258 and F. Preto. You're truly one of the good guys.

  • #12
    I've never seen one look quite that good.
    Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree.

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    • #13
      Used to have a tree. Great fig. You seem to have picked it at just the right time!
      Pete
      USDA Zone 7b
      Piedmont NC

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      • #14
        Great looking fig! I’ve got a good amount on the tree growing nicely, can’t wait!
        Zone 7a Westchester County, NY
        Wish List:Boysenberry Blush, De La Roca. Vincenzo, The One, Calderona de miner, Verdolino, Blanche De Deu’s Saisons

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        • #15
          Wow, I didn't know you could ripen one like that in a colder zone. It looks amazing. It gives me hope for mine. I'm a driveway farmer too hahaha. No greenhouse. I'm thinking maybe I need one though after seeing your results.
          South Jersey, zone 7a- 20 mins from Philly, 30 mins from AC

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          • #16
            Adriatic JH is underrated IMO. My best tasting fig two years in a row. It needs to be perfectly ripe, but when it is, it’s better than Smith in terms of flavor.
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            • ZomVee
              ZomVee commented
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              I've just tasted one small one, but I agree that it's very tasty. The ones ripening now are large and I can't wait to have another tasting. It's definitely on list of multiplying copies.

          • #17
            Thanks for the post. My JHA is fruiting for the first time. It is great to have a visual to look at in terms of knowing when to pick
            Catonsville MD Zone 7A
            Wishlist: Crozes

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            • #18
              Looks about perfect Kerry, well done. So how long do you wait till you have to do a root prune and repot from a 25 gal sized pot? Wont that be pretty difficult to handle such a large sized tree? Im wondering if maybe putting it in ground inside a greenhouse might be a better alternative. Your thoughts??

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              • drivewayfarmer
                drivewayfarmer commented
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                Sorry I didn't answer this back then .
                First root prune was after 4 years in 25 gal. pot , now every 3 or 4 years .
                Not that hard to handle really except it tends to grow between some of the greenhouse cross pieces up high so needs a hard prune to extract it to lay it down for root pruning .
                A good fast cutting blade on a sawzall does a quick job of root pruning .
                I may in the future just leave it place and use the sawzall to plunge cut layer after layer of roots to the depth I feel is adequate for a good root prune .
                Planting in ground would be better I think , but the portability of pot grown is potentially important in a smaller greenhouse such as this where a big fig has no guarantee of always being welcome .

            • #19
              Awesome.
              Zone 8A Southeast NC Coast
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              • #20
                This looks amazing, I just rooted one over the last winter. I wasn’t hoping much from it given our short season here but now I really want to get a GH.

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                • great08
                  great08 commented
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                  I don't even live in a cold area with a short grow season... and I want a greenhouse. lol

                  I am thinking citrus and late season figs down the middle (maybe a tropical tree as well).

                  Then a long row on each side... of veggies. Some of the veggies will be things like Bell Peppers and Jalapenos since they can live up to 3 years if protected from frost. The others will be things like early tomatoes and such.

                  All irrigated automatically on timer from my well.

                  Here is the BEST bang-for-your-buck greenhouse I have found to date. The super high side walls will eliminate the need for fans and allow you to grow super tall plants along the walls... and trees down the middle.

                  https://www.growerssolution.com/page...GY/highsidekit

                • DH
                  DH commented
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                  Great08 : I know that’s my dream I wish I have more time to grow my own veggies and fruits. I think I know what you r talking about but the link took me to the main page not a specific design.

                • great08
                  great08 commented
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                  @DH

                  It is their High wall kit that I was talking about. There are several different width options. Then when you open the length for the width greenhouse you want you can select the length.

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