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  • La Bourgeoise and Socorro Black

    I’ve been too busy to post but here are some excellent figs.

    La Bourgeoise is early here and produces loads of fantastic figs. This one was the best, from this tree, all year and there are probably 40-50 more just like it. The skin was quite hard but the super dense and jammy pulp was superb.

    Socorro Black is seriously hard to beat. I look forward to this fig all year. Just look at those ridiculous pools of honey!! They are so sweet and juicy but also have an excellent texture and sweet skin. Every person that tries one of these at my tastings just raves about them. Seriously, one of the all time best.
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    Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

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    Tom V
    San DiegoCa

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    • RosyPosy
      RosyPosy commented
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      Yes, exactly!

    • Recklesstown_Chad
      Recklesstown_Chad commented
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      Now that’s funny. It does look amazing.

  • #3
    Oh man. I can’t wait for mine to do something.
    Z8+ Oregon, willamette valley. WL: More land, cool citrus
    Ok fine, I made a channel but it’s not all figs: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC2vAVzLns27I5JUiwpiPMUw

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    • #4
      Evdurtschi It has been discussed prior but what was the conclusion; Socorro black is it the same as Bourjasotte grise? If not, how similar?
      Sam
      AKA Frankenberry/Scubasamdo
      Arroyo Grande / Central Coast of California, 10a/b, AHS 1

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      • Evdurtschi
        Evdurtschi commented
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        It is not conclusive. Some experienced growers feel that it is the same while others feel that it is different. All I can say is that, in my climate, they are indistinguishable so far

      • danw
        danw commented
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        Same here. I have them side by side and they are indistinguishable. I am still ripening brebas. I just ate one and it was awesome!!! As sweet as my Lampeira Prusch brebas but with more berry notes.

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      Hmm .... In Russia, the word Santa Barbara has become a stable designation for emotionally complex relationships between people in a local community, very expressive communication. But for me this is no longer the case. Santa Barbara is the American center for the finest national varietal figs.
      Андрей. N.-W. Кавказ, пень Абрау, 7б-8а

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      • #6
        I’m especially excited about my tiny socorro black tree after seeing your photos.
        Were these figs caprified?
        Piney Point Village, Zone 8b
        W/L- Allix, Cateto

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        • Evdurtschi
          Evdurtschi commented
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          These were caprified but they are still top top tier even without it.

        • Bellefleurs
          Bellefleurs commented
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          Great to know.
          Thank you 😊

      • #7
        Wow...just when I tell my wife I have enough trees I see pictures like these and add to my list
        San Diego zone 10b/10a

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        • #8
          I gotta tip my hat to you, Eric. Clearly you're doing something right up in SB. Beautiful figs. Well done.
          Evan. Wish list - Any Mario variety
          SoCal - Zone 10a & CO zone 5b

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          • #9
            For some reason I have never followed up on my interest on Socorro Black. Every time I think of it, a new fig takes priority. This season I though of Socorro Black and ended up getting Ischia Black.
            Dallas,TX - Zone 8a - Follow me @thefarmingtales on Insta.
            WL - Angelito, El Sueno Yellow, Yellow Absheron, Fico Giallo, Tia Penya, Campaniere, Moro de Caneva, Cessac, Boysenberry Blush

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            • Evdurtschi
              Evdurtschi commented
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              There are 2 figs that I tell every new person I meet to get and they are Smith and Socorro Black... Out of my hundreds of varieties, these 2 are among the very elite list to have duplicates.

            • swethakyadav
              swethakyadav commented
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              already have smith, so Socorro black is the one to get

          • #10
            Looks great; good to hear La Bourgeoisie has done well for you again. I’m optimistic for it here this season.
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            Mike, MA Zone 6a
            wishlist: Angelito!
            A good tree clearing service for central Massachusetts...

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            • #11
              Originally posted by Evdurtschi View Post
              Socorro Black is seriously hard to beat. I look forward to this fig all year. Just look at those ridiculous pools of honey!! They are so sweet and juicy but also have an excellent texture and sweet skin. Every person that tries one of these at my tastings just raves about them. Seriously, one of the all time best.
              I just got a small tree about a month ago and it's starting to take off and put on a bunch of small figs. I don't know if any will ripen this year (would likely be October/November) here in San Diego, but next year should be great. Can't wait to try this.
              Zone 10A - San Diego

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              • #12
                Wow, Yum Yum. Eye candy as well.
                Ed- Southern Utah 8b - Wish List: Anything that is very tasty, that is common and I don't have.

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                • #13
                  lovely! had socorro black, but never got fig off of it.
                  Pete
                  USDA Zone 7b
                  Piedmont NC

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                  • #14
                    I hope you’re eating this figs with a side of Insulin 😱
                    Round Rock, TX 8b
                    WL: Delicious figs

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                    • Evdurtschi
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                      The stupidest thing about these dang figs is that I am one of the very few that gets awful heartburn when I eat figs. Nothing else gives it to me. Ridiculous. I have to be very careful about not eating anything but the best of the best and in small quantities.

                    • Halligan-
                      Halligan- commented
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                      Oh no!! That’s a bummer!
                      It hurts so good! Peanuts or Peanut butter bother me. The heart wants, what the heart wants

                  • #15
                    I have two Socorro Blacks that I started this year. I have heard nothing but good things about the variety. I can not wait until I can taste a few figs off of them.
                    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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                    • #16
                      Sebastopol, California. Zone 9a
                      The best time to plant a fig tree was 80 years ago. The second best time was 50 years ago. Oh well.

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