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  • Ripening - softness

    Will most figs soften to the same extent upon ripening? Below is a WM #1 that swelled and is drooping (ignore the nosy poodle). It is firmer than Grosse M. di Lipari, for example, at the same stage.

    It's the only one that will ripen on the tree, so I would rather not screw it up.

    Thanks!

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    Salvatore - my students call me SC
    Zone 6a, SW Cleveland

  • #2
    It should get soft and start to show ribs
    Round Rock, TX 8b
    WL: Delicious figs

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    • #3
      I also like to see the neck twist and wrinkle before picking. The WM1 in your photo needs more time IMHO
      Wish list. White Baca, 5 Terre A UNK, Kafe Te Jiate, Crozes, Angelito, TD Yellow Crinkle, Brown Sugar Crunch, Fig Jaune/Jaune d`Escoussans

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      • #4
        The neck will buckle when it is ready. This is a great one!
        Bill
        New Madrid, Mo. Z7

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        We all bleed fig-honey!

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        • #5
          Few more days....maybe a week depending on your weather.
          Looks close though.

          It's ahead of mine!
          Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

          Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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          • #6
            it should look like.. well, it should droop more.
            Pete
            USDA Zone 7b
            Piedmont NC

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            • #7
              Not yet, it should hang straight up and down!
              Lebanon, Oregon Zone 8a
              youtube.com/channel/UCnCFUZHzUeQJ9ApH0wGU0TQ

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              • #8
                Many/most of my green ones will show some sugar spots when really ready, but I'm not sure about your variety.
                Tony; Pickens county, SC zone 7b

                Care for the Earth...there's no place like home

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                • #9
                  Yeah I agree with all the others, keep waiting on this one. I know different people like different levels of ripeness depending on the variety but since this is your only chance this year- wait it out. My wm 1 is loaded with figs currently, but not ripening yet. I’ll let you know at what ripeness stage I liked it the most.
                  Travis - Cincinnati OH. Zone 6
                  wishlist- ondata, Verdolino, rosselino, https://youtube.com/channel/UCYp6pIa2-WlnommArTGKlpQ

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                  • #10
                    So what ended up happening with it?
                    Travis - Cincinnati OH. Zone 6
                    wishlist- ondata, Verdolino, rosselino, https://youtube.com/channel/UCYp6pIa2-WlnommArTGKlpQ

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                    • #11
                      Gross Monstreuse is a softer inside so dont compare them. Agree, let that WM#1 hang more until theres a little shriveling .

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                      • #12
                        Clarktj2 It was so good I had to start another thread! https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-h...7-now-i-get-it
                        Salvatore - my students call me SC
                        Zone 6a, SW Cleveland

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