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  • Sunbird EBT 2021

    CliffH
    Local find that was shared by Cliff. The cutting rooted easily and the tree grew fast and produced figs right away. It rained yesterday so unfortunately this first fig was a bit watered down.
    Hopefully this one will improve with age.
    edit- this should be known as Sunbird UNK as it is still an unknown.
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    Last edited by Bellefleurs; 08-08-2021, 06:22 PM.
    Piney Point Village, Zone 8b
    W/L- Allix, Cateto

  • #2
    Good looking.

    So this is named by the finder?
    Princeton, New Jersey, 6B
    flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/red-sun/albums
    http://growingfruit.org/ for all fruits

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    • Bellefleurs
      Bellefleurs commented
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      I’m not sure who I named it but Cliff shared cuttings with me as Sunbird EBT. It’s supposed to be a highly regarded EBT fig.
      The eye was tightly closed on this one so it appears to be a nice choice for humid climates.

    • CliffH
      CliffH commented
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      The fig was named by the original discover. This was back in the old Fig 4 Fun days.....

      Technically it should be called the Sunbird Unknown, as it is still an unknown variety. It has been around for 6 or 7 years, and so far, no one has fully identified it. The owner of the property where it was found does not know anything about it, and does not pick the fruit.

    • Red_Sun
      Red_Sun commented
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      Good to know. Cool.

  • #3
    Did it have any peach flavors?

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    • CliffH
      CliffH commented
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      On a mature tree and when ripened well the figs have a peach and/or apricot flavor to them. Sometimes I have also gotten a pineapple flavor (best description). It is a very unique fig.

      The original mother tree sometimes makes a decent breba crop, even in Houston. These have a different flavor.

    • Bellefleurs
      Bellefleurs commented
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      Peach/ apricot/ pineapple sounds wonderful!!
      Definitely worth keeping.

    • CliffH
      CliffH commented
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      The EBT varieties, like this one, give a nice rounded addition to the flavors of a fig collection. They are different from the berry, sugar, and honey flavor profiles. They often have complex unique flavors.

  • #4
    Thats a good looking Fig, how did it taste ?
    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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    • Bellefleurs
      Bellefleurs commented
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      It was alright.
      Slightly watered down from the recent rain.
      TBH the BT types are not my favorite figs.
      I prefer figs with a strong berry flavor profile.

  • #5
    Bellefleurs - I am glad to hear that you are starting to get fruit. Like most figs, the taste will improve with the age of the tree.


    Adding links......

    Summary Post on Ourfigs:
    https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-h...-delicious-fig


    Original Posting (F4F)
    http://figs4funforum.arghchive.com/p...pid=1283155627
    Last edited by CliffH; 08-08-2021, 09:46 PM. Reason: Adding links for more info.
    North East, OK - zone 6b/6a
    Wish List: Adriatic JH, Col de Dam Blanc, I-258, Bourjassotte Gris, LSU Tiger, Improved Celeste, LSU Hollier, Galicia Negra

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    • Bellefleurs
      Bellefleurs commented
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      I’m happy to have Sunbird UNK EBT
      Thank you for sharing this one with me. It’s a nice little tree in my backyard “orchard” and it’s about to ripen another fig.
      I shared cuttings with my brother and his tree is growing well and has also produced a fig.
      This is a vigorous tree!!
      It’s fun to watch how these can improve with maturity.
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