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  • Unknown Green Variety

    Hello, I’m new to the Fig Community and have become obsessed. My neighbor has a 25ft tree and does not know the variety. The closest thing I’ve compared to is White Marseilles and Italian Honey. They don’t quite fit the bill and I haven’t seen anything like it online. The taste is like mild fig mixed with liquid sugar. Does anyone recognize this fig variety? I’m in the San Fernando Valley. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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  • #2
    Looks like Italian honey/lattarula/Oregon prolific to me.
    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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    • PacNorWreck
      PacNorWreck commented
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      Was going to say the same. Maybe caprified Lattarula?

    • Figology
      Figology commented
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      Do you know if varieties that have cavities are consistent in their cavity shapes (vertical /horizontal/ oval etc )?

    • Sod
      Sod commented
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      I think all bets are off if it’s been caprified. The breba at times have a cavity here.

  • #3
    Could be Excel or Kadota.
    So. California, Zone 10a

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    • RosyPosy
      RosyPosy commented
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      I was thinking the exact same.

    • cybercop
      cybercop commented
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      I assure you, this is not Kadota. Unpollinated fruits of this variety are seedless. Pollinated fruits have fewer seeds and the pulp is pink to light red in color. In addition, the drop that comes out of Kadota's eye hardens immediately and serves as a barrier for moisture and insects to enter the fruit. https://i.postimg.cc/Y0Mnp2xM/Honey-Drop-2.jpg

  • #4
    Have you asked your neighbor if they planted it. If so, where did they buy it from, etc? The only way to know the variety it to track down the source. Besides that, people can make guesses but you will never get a true ID.
    Jaime - Orange County, CA 10a (coastal) Wishlist: Thermalito, Cosme Manyo, Beltrana, Del Sen Jaume Gran

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    • Figology
      Figology commented
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      It’s an old tree, before my neighbors moved in. The only history he knows is a German family lived there before him and they moved in the 70’s.

  • #5
    Found a perfectly ripe specimen
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  • #6
    I was originally thinking something like Excel or Kadota, but another possibility is Calimyrna, especially with those seeds. Why do you think it’s not White Marseilles?
    ░░░SoCal░ ░ ͡ i ͡ ░ ░Zone░ ░9A░░░

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    • oat
      oat commented
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      Figology skin of White Marseille has a sour taste. You can try tasting the skin by itself?

    • Figology
      Figology commented
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      oat The skin is sweet and has a flavor similar to the fig leaf.
      Last edited by Figology; 08-12-2021, 10:16 AM.

    • oat
      oat commented
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      Figology it must be something else then. Cool find!

  • #7
    Leaf Pattern
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    • #8
      This is a very nice and unique fig
      Fruit contours and colors seem to point in the direction of the common BARADA variety originated in Syria... full pulp in light greenish tones
      May be a grower chimes in to comment/compare
      First shown a few years ago on the f4f forum by Bass
      Some of the above pictures are apparently showing a pollinated fruit with rather big seeds.
      Last edited by JR; 08-12-2021, 07:35 AM.

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      • Figology
        Figology commented
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        Thank you

    • #9
      Italian Honey. Leaf shape and ribs on the fruit are pretty distinctive.
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      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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      • #10
        I found the Persian Kan fig is a close match
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        • #11
          Peter's Honey has been around for ages and gets pretty big as well. It is also extremely common

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          • Figology
            Figology commented
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            I ordered a Peter’s honey and Italian Honey fig last week. I’ll have to wait a year for that taste test lol
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