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  • CLBC Main 2021

    Very delicious and sweet. It was like a Black Madeira but more intense flavor.
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    Chicago Zone 5b

  • #2
    That color is amazing. I'm hoping my tree produces next season.
    WL: A Covid free world.

    Eastvale, Ca Zone 10a


    • #3
      Looks wonderful.
      Hopefully next season my beast tree will turn to fruiting mode.
      Piney Point Village, Zone 8b
      W/L- Allix, Calderona


      • MJFIGS
        MJFIGS commented
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        Me too ๐Ÿ˜… my monster tree have 4 figs on it

    • #4
      Looks really good! That head start is really paying off for you this year.

      My first year tree was a very weak grower last year and spent the spring and early summer in the cull corner. About a month ago it decided to snap out of whatever funk it was in and is now a nicely shaped low tree. Needless to say, it's no longer in the cull corner and will get a spot in the greenhouse next spring.
      โ€œThe best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.โ€ โ€“ Source Unknown MA 5b/6a
      Part Owner at Catskill Mountain Lavender


      • MJFIGS
        MJFIGS commented
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        Your next challenge will be how to slow down its growth and force it to fruit

    • #5
      More intense than a Black Madeira. I like the sound of that!
      Round Rock, TX 8b
      WL: Delicious figs


      • #6
        I agree with you. Itโ€™s more complex and intense than BM and more dense as well. My favorite fig for taste
        Eric - Lebanon, TN Zone 7a


        • Otis
          Otis commented
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          Eric, after seeing one fantastic fig pin up from you after another, that comment really gets my attention...

      • #7
        High praise indeed to say a more intense flavor than Black Madeira.... I grow half a dozen each of BM KK, BM UCD, FP, 2 large Violeta and 2 large CLBC in my inventory and when allowed to reach peak flavor, I have never had any other fig approach and complexity or intensity of the BM Triad. My CLBC's are fantastic and I wouldn't part with either of them but in my zone 6A and even given the benefit of early starts and late shuffling, I would be hard pressed to rate the CLBC at quite the same level. I have had a few other "knock my socks off" varieties with amazingly complex flavor notes in my orchard that, at peak ripeness, compete with the Triad including my BNR's, Martinenca Rimada's, Moscatel Preto, other's in my top tier group but so far the 4th leaf CLBC's, as delicious as they were, were just a bit under that toe curling intensity that I always look for in a best of breed fig. Perhaps with a few more years maturity, they will also get there....
        Tony - Zone 6A
        WL- Good Health, a 60 lb Striped Bass, a Boone and Crockett Typical Buck, bushels of ripe Black Madeira figs, bushels of ripe Hachiya and other tasty Diospyros Kaki Persimmons


        • claret
          claret commented
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          Thanks for your thoughtful and detailed summary, Tony! Just one more example of how growing environment (as well as personal taste preferences, of course) can overrule whatever reputation a fig may have gotten in another region.

      • #8
        Slick fig/knife