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  • CDDbn. First fig.

    Coll de dama blanca-Negra (MP)

    What a treat. This tree is in its second year, my source was Jamie0507. Super vigorous grower and very prolific. Seems to be a water hog. Not super complex flavor yet but very sweet, mild berry flavor. No melon flavor at all. Great texture. Thick and I guess jammy. Not really syrupy, but I think the next one will get some more of that honey pooling. Skin is sweet and has a nice snap. Mild seed crunch. I liked this one much more than the WM#1 breba I had last week.

    Overall this is a great fig. I’m super impressed with it being the first one off the tree and getting it to ripen mid-august here in Oregon. The tree got a headstart in the greenhouse for about a month. I also have this one grafted to my Italian honey that doesn’t get any protection. It sets readily and it’ll be interesting to see if I get it to ripen later as the grafted tree doesn’t get any headstart. I think it might be a possible option for pot culture but I think in ground may be a stretch.
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    Last edited by Sod; 08-17-2021, 10:50 AM.
    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

  • #2
    Looks awesome!
    cant wait for my cddb to ripen! A few more weeks I would guess
    Round Rock, TX 8b
    WL: Delicious figs

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    • Sod
      Sod commented
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      I’ve got about 30 more of this one to dial in the perfect picking ripeness. This one was really awesome but I bet I can get it better.

    • Halligan-
      Halligan- commented
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      It would be nice if they all ripened the same, lol. Everyone ripens a bit different. Some I like a bit underripe and some i like best dead ripe.

  • #3
    Full disclosure. I’ve had a few more of these and haven’t documented them. They’re just really good. This one though is starting to get that jelly consistency on the inside. I hope this is the real deal CDDbn, as it looks a little different than Harvey’s. Some of mine are more purple than this one, but they mostly turn yellow when they ripen. I wonder why Harvey gets green skin on his. Maybe it has to do with age and being in the ground? This one was a little green towards the bottom. The brown skin around the eye wasn’t a sign of spoilage at all. That’s where this fig was starting to dry out on the tree.

    Flavor was straight up strawberry candy. Texture was getting almost gummy towards the eye. This is the best fig I’ve had this year.
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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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    • TNJed
      TNJed commented
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      That’s great news since I’ve got a couple of these!

    • Bellefleurs
      Bellefleurs commented
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      I’m so happy to now have this one thanks to a certain generous member….

  • #4
    Sod , the coloration on yours looks very similar to my CdDB-N; however, mine usually have a more flat shape than elongated. When it was young it didn't have that shape though. You might want to try yours in the ground if you want to dedicate the space. In my climate this made it an even better fig than before.
    Steve
    D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
    WL: Castillon

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    • Sod
      Sod commented
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      I’m not sure I’ll be able to pull this one off in the ground. My tree got a good headstart this year but next year it’ll be left out to see what happens. If my grafted branch on my Italian honey ripens this year before October I’ll do it for sure.

    • Rewton
      Rewton commented
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      Yeah, that makes sense.

  • #5
    Have to get this one back to the house. Critters stripped it last year.

    Thanks Jamie,

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    • #6
      Here’s one with more of the purple.
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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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      • #7
        Well now. This may change things. Here’s a CDDbn starting to ripen on the grafted tree without protection or a headstart. That was a couple days ago. I wanted to wait to make sure it’s actually ripening and not aborting. I think CDDbn has a legitimate shot at being able to grow in ground in my yard.
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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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        • #8
          Update: Kind of small but has the same great flavor as others ripened from a tree that got a headstart. The major difference here is this col de dama blanca-Negra ripened without winter protection and no headstart for me. This one is grafted to my Italian honey. There are several more on the tree that will undoubtedly ripen by the end of the season. I could have let this go longer, certainly, but I also wanted to check to make sure it wasn’t an anomaly, and that it was ripening properly. Since there are more I feel fine about it. It came off the tree with ease.

          Depending on the rest of the figs from this tree it may be something worth looking into for an in ground trial.
          Attached Files
          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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