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  • Long Yellow

    This local “exotic” nursery near me sold me a “Long Neck Yellow. ” he corrected me when I said yellow long neck.- “Let’s call it by it’s proper name.” Is there any truth to this?

    The other image is an alleged Golden Rainbow cutting someone gave me from Etsy. Heard they’re pretty close in taste.
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  • #2
    because yellow long neck, long yellow, golden rainbow, and bens golden riverside are all the same fig.
    NC Sandhills zone 8A. Wishlist- BNR, CDDG, and split resistant figs.

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    • Sparky
      Sparky commented
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      Lou Monti did a couple of videos on this subject and concluded that Long Yellow is different than the other three.

    • ginamcd
      ginamcd commented
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      I recall reading posts from others saying that one of the three is different, but I don't remember which one. If they're actually different, it's highly possible that there are some mislabeled Long Yellow or Yellow Long Neck trees out there. And given the high prices being paid for Golden Rainbow about a year ago, I'm betting there are at least a few Yellow Long Necks and Long Yellows that a circulating under the Golden Rainbow name...

    • Figology
      Figology commented
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      According to Lou’s video, my fig is a Long Yellow manifested by the long stem. Interesting

  • #3
    I think that there is a preference, and possibly among more seasoned collectors, to call varieties by their name/variety first and the color last. I have started following that pattern lately as well. So my Green Ischia is now Ischia Green, my White Adriatic is now Adriatic White, my Chicago Hardy is now Hardy Chicago, etc.

    I just noticed on my spreadsheet that I have a "Yellow Long Neck". I guess I have some editing to do.
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    • Figology
      Figology commented
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      That makes sense. The color is the second important name.

    • ginamcd
      ginamcd commented
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      There is no rule around whether a color or variety comes first, it all comes down to what the accepted name is. In this case Green Ischia is the name the fig goes by, while the other is formally known as Ischia Black.

    • Figology
      Figology commented
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      It would come in handy on an alphabetical list , maybe not in general.

  • #4
    I believe Yellow Long Neck is the correct name. The other is Long Yellow. And while a possible synonym is Golden Rainbow, Etsy is known to be a questionable source for plant material and seeds, so wait until you fruit it to confirm that's actually what you have.
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    • Figology
      Figology commented
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      Thank you. I won’t be buying from there or eBay due to the ease of being swindled.

  • #5
    I now have all 3 above named yellow figs and they are the same fig as near as I can tell and taste. As of today I have tasted all three. I believe they are the same..
    Northern CA 9b W L- Big Large Fruited Varieties and promising new finds

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    • #6
      The names YLN and Long Yellow logically refer to the same fig that was salvaged from UC Riverside.

      My comments are in post #’s 21 and 24 of this thread:

      https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-h...the-difference
      So. California, Zone 10a

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      • #7
        I'm just curious as to why for years, many people agreed that YLN, Ben's Golden Riverside/Robert's Rainbow are different and new varieties than the Golden Riverside and Long Yellow. Now almost everyone says they are the same fig?

        Anyone decide the naming of fig? Anyone done any DNA testing? We got years to find out.
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        • Figology
          Figology commented
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          In my opinion, I don't think they are exactly the same. Maybe they just taste exactly the same. There's physical differences in the stems and leaves.

        • Red_Sun
          Red_Sun commented
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          If they all taste very similar and look similar, would they be treated like the Mt. Etna figs? It seems not even a single Mt. Etna fig sells for $100 or so...

          I've seen several other unknown yellow figs that look similar to some of the above "names" yellow varieties. So it seems we still do not agree which is which.

        • Figology
          Figology commented
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          I’m interested in taste and not the name so I’d take the cheaper one of it tastes the same.
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