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  • My first Longue D' Aout

    Another fig making the top of my growing list. LD'A is a large, beautiful long fig with a sweet, thick jammy berry flavor. It should be on everyone's WL.

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    San Diego 10a. Better to give than to receive

  • #2
    Impressive! Peter, what does WL mean?
    Андрей. N.-W. Кавказ, пень Абрау, 7б-8а


    • #3
      Wish List
      Location: NJ, zone 6b
      Wish List: BNR


      • acerpictum
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        Thank you!

    • #4
      Makes a nice big breba too
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      Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
      Wishlist- earliest maincrop varieties


      • PBfigs
        PBfigs commented
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        What they taste like?

      • claret
        claret commented
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        Yep, that's a big boy!

      • zone5figger
        zone5figger commented
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        Light berry and meaty texture

    • #5

      Not sure if you get LDA. Both leaf shape and fruit do not like typical LDA.
      Princeton, New Jersey, 6B
      flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/red-sun/albums
      My FigBid: https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=RedSun


      • oat
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        Leaf shape is not reliable. The fruit is caprified I think.

      • Red_Sun
        Red_Sun commented
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        So if I post another fig and say it is LDA, folks would ay leaf shape and fruit color and shape won't matter?

      • oat
        oat commented
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        All I’m trying to say is that the leaf is not too far out of the ordinary shape. The fruit might have developed more because of the wasps so it’s less elongated. To be honest I have seen a more rounded LdA from growers that don’t even have the wasps.

    • #6
      My LDA main from 2020.
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      Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
      Wish List - Crema di Wheat


      • #7
        Great fig! Perfectly ripened, too.

        [ IMO, there's no doubt it's LdA. Often you see pictures of the fruit that are greener, like your picture on the left. The fig on the right is the rich brown that you get with a well ripened LdA exposed to sunshine. ]

        For newbies, the variety Nordland is almost certainly a synonym. There're a half dozen other names as well. It's early enough to do well in the north.
        Joe, Z6B, RI.