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  • Corkys honey delight main crop dropping

    I have a 4 year old corkys honey thats dropping main but gave me 20 brebas this year. Never had brebas from this tree till now. Could this be normal for a 4 year old tree? Or is it miss labeled? Bought it from a big box store. Says from visalia california on the tag.
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    WL: Raspberry Latte, Black Zadar. Spokane, Wa. Z6

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    THE only nursery that uses the name "UNCLE CORKY,S HONEY DELIGHT " is MONROVIA that is located in AUZUSA CALIF . As far as i know ? AND i never had much of any droped fruit from my UCHD and it had a breba crop this year and is holding nice main crop . Cut open your droped fruit and look for BLACK FIG FLY sighn ! your bg box store may have imported it from calif ? see BFF sticky to know what to look for . only a issue if imported from calif this year
    Zone 10a So. Calif. W.L. Super tasty new finds !

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    • shawnjames70
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      Ya i picked the tree up 4 or 5 years ago. Pretty sure im ok up here in zone6.

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    My UCHD drops figs if I forget to water it. Did yours dry out at some point?
    Zone 10b, Long Beach CA
    Creator of The Original Wasp In Fly Out (WIFO) Bags
    Wish list: Bebera Branca

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    • shawnjames70
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      20 gal pot, i dont think so but maybe it likes water more than my 70 other trees . Lol

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    This tree does not say uncle.... lol just corkys honey delight. Hmm weird knockoff of the uncles variety??? Wondering/confused now...
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    WL: Raspberry Latte, Black Zadar. Spokane, Wa. Z6

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    • JT1923
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      My understanding is the original finder named it UCHD and then Monrovia trademarked it without the Uncle part.

    • PBfigs
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      JT, you are correct. I know the owners of Walter Andersen’s Nursery, the grand nephews of Uncle Corky (?), and they told me that Monrovia dropped the “Uncle” when they trademarked the name for this fig.

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ID:	1034052 ​ My Corky’s honey delight (from Monrovia) gave great brebas this year, and a lot of main crop figs coming in. Several double figs too. However in the last 2 weeks 1-2 figs are prematurely dropping each day. I know this variety will drop figs if the soil dries out. I was away for 4 days a couple weeks ago and may have gotten a little dry. It is back to routine watering now. For those who have had this variety a few years, and experienced this issue, any idea if it will recover and stop dropping premature figs??
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    • #6
      For both trees pictured above the potting mix looks extremely dry. While it may be too late salvage many (any???) of the main crops the trees are currently holding, I suggest giving the pots a good soaking, then keep them from drying out going forward.

      shawnjames70 I don't know what your weather has been like, but jpetrou with the weather we've been having I am watering twice a day on days without substantial rainfall.
      “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
      – Source Unknown
      MA 5b/6a

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      • jpetrou
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        Thank you. Good to know. Will continue to water everyday on sunny days.

    • #7
      I was talking last night with my friend jpetrou and he mentioned that he now has 60 brebas on his Corky's Delight. To me that sounded suspiciously like the performance of a San Pedro, maybe especially Desert King. Before I could ask, he volunteered that last year the tree had dropped all its main crop. Again, the implication is San Pedro. Dry potting mix may have been irrelevant.

      The pictures and description look like Desert King but I suppose it could be White San Pedro or Fillacciano Bianco. Has it been determined whether (1) Corey's is a San Pedro, and (2) what it's synonym might be?
      Last edited by jrdewhirst; 04-17-2022, 04:40 PM.
      Joe, Z6B, RI.

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      • #8
        Was growing Corky’s in CA for 2 seasons and it was one of my favorite figs. Last season I was growing in the LV desert and the tree didn’t like the heat at all. During a heat wave in June he dropped all his main crop figs. However I was able to ripen around 20 second main crop figs later in the season. In general the tree struggled in heat I also suspect the figs are much better caprified.
        Dallas TX 8A

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        • #9
          Originally posted by jrdewhirst View Post
          Has it been determined whether (1) Corey's is a San Pedro, and (2) what it's synonym might be?
          Being a Monrovia fig, I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of Corky’s are actually Desert King. And Celeste, and Hardy Chicago, etc.

          I was under the impression that people had ripened main crop without the wasp.
          Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Verdolino, Black Celeste

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          • #10
            AS a big fan of the uncle corky's honey delight i got as a 3 year old tree and now in ground for 3 years (6 years old total ) and i have three in ground DESERT KINGS of different strains .The UCHD i have (from MONROVIA ) IS NOT A DESERT KING ! HOLDS all its main crop with 50/50 caprification . NOW iff BFF DID NOT LIKE IT AS MUCH AS I DO WE WOULD BE BACK IN FIG HEAVEN INSTESD OF BFF PERGITORY !
            Zone 10a So. Calif. W.L. Super tasty new finds !

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            • Figology
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              “Wasp country” fits better than “fig country”

            • Fig Gazer
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              SEEMS LIKE A LONG TIME AGO that we in southern califonia where in the GOLDEN AGE OF FIG PROPIGATION all the advantages of a MEDITERANIAN CLIMATE , a health fig wasp population and NEVER EVEN HEARD OF THE MEDITERIANIAN BLACK FIG FLY !!!! GUESS I AM PERSONALY RESPONSABLE FOR THE BFF INFESTATION AS PAY BACK FOR ALL THE COMMENTS IN JEST I HAVE MADE ABOUT FIG GROWING IN THE FRIGID LANDS TO THE EAST AND NORTH .All that cold nasty weather may turn out to save your figs from "THE FLY " lets hope .

            • Figology
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              That’s hilarious.
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