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  • any one have figs from Armenia?

    Just curious if anyone In this community has figs that are directly from Armenia. I have 'Armenian' but I am looking for others which are probably considered unknowns but brought from the country. I know there are plenty there but have not been able to find any here. I am sure some in California would have.
    Ike
    bergen county NJ 6b
    Wish list: oh lets face it Ill take any variety I dont have!!

  • #2
    There was a thread I read on here some time ago talking about an unknown from Uzbekistan, and when the person finally tracked down the owner/originator it turned out they brought the plant from Azerbaijan which I know the history between the two isn’t very good but as neighbors maybe they share some fig cultivars. This plant looked like it was related to Dalmatie but not exactly like it, it had fruits that were more yellow on the outside if I remember correctly

    search Azerbaijan in the search bar on this forum and it’s the first thread

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    • #3
      In that area, it is surrounded by Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey and Russia. Other than Russia, all other three have sizeable fig plantation. So the fig varieties are very similar.

      But native people do not really care about fig varieties. I have an olive farm friend in Crete Greece. He says they all have one or two fig trees in their backyard. They only know white and dark/purple. No one pays attention to them. They get no names. So he is surprised to see so many "Greek" fig names from his own country and from his own island.

      So if any named varieties come from Armenia, it will be most likely the same European varieties with fancy French names attached. Or with Armenian accents from outsiders.
      Princeton, New Jersey, 6B
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      • Tongalahi
        Tongalahi commented
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        Same with all of the middle eastern fig varieties like anjir torki(Turkish fig in Farsi), swadi(black in Arabic), Khdari(green in Arabic), hmairi(red in Arabic), hmadi(acidic in Arabic), Jamal al asfar(beautiful yellow in Arabic), etc etc. It’s possible there are several different varieties given that there is the wasp in this region that go by the same generic name.

      • Red_Sun
        Red_Sun commented
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        Armenia is a cold region. So there is no wasp or seedling. Do not expect any "new" fig varieties coming from that region. Not sure if there are any native varieties there. I think pomegranate is more popular than fig there.

        Armenia is one of the largest diasporas over the world. But we do not hear much about figs brought from Armenia. That already states the fact of the fig situation in Armenia.

      • acerpictum
        acerpictum commented
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        Completely agree. Armenia is known for very good varieties and harvests of apricots. And the "local" varieties of figs most likely come from Turkey and southern Europe.

    • #4
      Well being Armenian myself I'm less concerned over varieties but more having a piece of history
      Ike
      bergen county NJ 6b
      Wish list: oh lets face it Ill take any variety I dont have!!

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      • #5
        From 1929 to 1967, from the NBS, YALTA, planting material was transferred by cuttings and seedlings to all the republics where climatic conditions made it possible to grow figs. "Fig varieties" monography Arendt N.K. help you.

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        • #6
          @Drfig

          I have heard and seen pomegranate in the local diet from travel sites. But I've not seen figs in local food.

          Culture-wise, you should see varieties with linkage to Greece, Malta, Cyprus. If any figs really come from Iran and Turkey, their names will be masked.
          Princeton, New Jersey, 6B
          flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/red-sun/albums
          http://growingfruit.org/ for all fruits

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          • #7
            I know a guy, fig grower from Odessa, Ukraine. He grows a lot of domestic varieties and probably armenian as well. Problem is he doesn’t speak English. He will use a web transfer to communicate. If you’d like, I can give you his Facebook name so you can ask him. Really nice person.
            Livingston NJ, zone 6b.

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            • Lanachka
              Lanachka commented
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              What’s his name on FB?! I’d be interested to see his fig collection. I’ve spent two summers in Odessa years ago, beautiful town.

          • #8
            https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Detai...87414/Armenian
            CJ in Memphis 7b/8a….tight eyes, nonsplitters...Pons figs, French figs, Mario figs & tasty Cali seedlings!

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            • Drfig
              Drfig commented
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              thanks man. However I have that variety known as "armenian" thanks to big bill. However i am looking for heirlooms.
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