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    This is one of my favorite trees! It has all you want from a fig if you live in a city . Compact size, super productive, very tasty figs, healthy, producing over a long time from July till October allowing you to enjoy fresh figs daily for a while. Common type and not rare, highly recommend to anyone.

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    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Boysenberry Blush

  • #2
    Those have to be the prettiest MBVS I’ve ever seen… nice job!
    Eric - Seattle / Sunset Zone 5 - W/L: Granato - Now offering fig-pops, my rooting mix, and gritty potting mix! https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Brows...er=pacnorwreck

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    • #3
      Those are awesome looking figs. I rooted some cuttings that were given to me by a nice guy
      that is a member of Ourfigs. Looking forward to growing this one for sure now that I see it’s potential.
      Tim-Zone 8a/Northport, Alabama
      WL- Calderona, Black Tuscan, Genovese Nero AF or
      any good dark figs.

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      • #4
        I wish mine would grow... I feel like since I got it its been just sitting there since I got it...
        Fullerton CA literal border of zones 10A/B

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        • #5
          My MBVS grew vigorously while in a 3 gallon pot. I put it in the ground last winter and it hasn’t grown at all. It barely put out some leaves and it is holding a few figs. It seems like a common pattern with my trees after I move them from a pit to the ground. Any explanation? Thanks
          Peter - San Diego 10a. Santa Rosa 9b, 10b. WL: Angelito, Sicily 33, Narucciolo d Elba and Figoin. Better to give than to receive

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          • greenfig
            greenfig commented
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            Sorry to hear that. I would look into the roots, soil, watering, and how the trees were planted. I usually make 3-4x larger holes, fill in with good well draining soil, and make sure the watering is setup.

        • #6
          Mine never look like that. We don't have the wasp here in Albuquerque.
          Leon-Albuquerque, NM Zone 7b

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          • Garlic_Mike
            Garlic_Mike commented
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            They look like that without pollination. Unfortunately I put mine in the ground and it died. Excellent fig.

        • #7
          I've heard amazing things about this one. I am sad I lost mine. Definitely on my list to replace.
          9a. WL: Black Manzanita.

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          • #8
            I assume where you are you likely get to try MBvs that are both caprified and non-caprified. What would you describe as the difference. I.e. dramatic improvement, change flavor, etc?
            Jaime - Orange County, CA 10a (coastal) Wishlist: Thermalito, Cosme Manyo, Beltrana, Del Sen Jaume Gran

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            • greenfig
              greenfig commented
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              Not sure who you are asking. In my case, I assume all my figs are caprified since the seeds always sink. I do not know how the uncaprified MBVS looks like, sorry.

            • Californiacuban
              Californiacuban commented
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              greenfig around here, I'm likely to have a certain percentage carprified and a certain percentage uncaprified. Sounds like the wasp is more abundant there and you get 100% caprification

            • greenfig
              greenfig commented
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              I think close to 100%, I live in more urban environment with many small parks and parking lots around, Quite a few have caprifigs

          • #9
            That is just not fair
            wnc Z7a Hominy Valley
            wish list: a world without Invasive Pests

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            • greenfig
              greenfig commented
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              You need to change your zone

            • jessup42
              jessup42 commented
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              When I moved 700 miles south I forgot that I had added 2500 feet in elevation and it equalized. Who would’ve thought? Lol

              At least above 2000 feet it’s cooler with this whole global warming this. Like they say I could always add a greenhouse & add heat, but you can only take so many layers off

          • #10
            It is one of those often overlooked varieties for some reason, and very good even uncaprified if allowed to fully ripen.

            Based on the handful of Mt Etnas I grow, MBvs falls in between the "juicier" ones such as Hardy Chicago, and the dense and jammy varieties such as Malta Black.
            “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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            • #11
              I regret giving my tree away last winter. Not only because it made very tasty figs, but also the people who I gifted it to ended up killing it

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              • #12
                Those are gorgeous pictures, Igor! Thank you for taking pictures of them when they're ripe. I'll refer to these when I get close to picking my own in a year or two.

                What's their average weight?
                Alan. Los Angeles area. Zone 10b (Sunset zone 24).
                Looking for: Boysenberry Blush, Dolce Calderai, Hative D'Argenteuil, Ondata.

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                • greenfig
                  greenfig commented
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                  Thank you. I just weighted a few figs and they we in between 30 and 40 grams each. A perfect bite size.
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