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    We got to taste a few more of these today, thanks to Ed's sharing. I let them hang slightly longer than the last couple and these were dripping honey. The flavors are difficult to describe. I got just a mild sweetness, but a very noticeable creaminess more than jammy or other texture. Very pleasant, soft skin and mild crunchiness. Click image for larger version

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    Tony; Pickens county, SC zone 7b

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

  • #2
    Looks great Tony! Certainly looks ripe

    Do you have other Mt Etna types to compare it to?
    Ed
    SW PA zone 6a

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    • Otis
      Otis commented
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      Thanks Ed, I've tasted a few Sal's EL, an MBvs unk and a couple Brooklyn dk that I think are all Etna class. These were different, less dark berry more cinnamon honey, but I need to try a few more because these had to endure a lot of rain late in their ripening. I have a Chicago Hardy that hasn't ripened a fruit for 2 years yet.

  • #3
    Those look perfectly ripened.
    Piney Point Village, Zone 8b
    W/L- Cosme Manyo, Ondata

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    • #4
      That took some patience to get to!
      great looking fig!
      Round Rock, TX 8b
      WL: Delicious figs

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      • #5
        Those look mouth watering, so nicely ripened.
        Almaguin Highlands, Canada. Zone 4a/3b. WL: Ronde de Bordeaux, Florea, Hollier, Dauphine, Gisotta nero, Verdolino, Malta Black, Violet Sepor .Any early finishers would help, just starting out, not picky. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication~Da Vinci

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        • #6
          Those are some pretty darn delicious looking figs!
          7B Southern NJ

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          • Otis
            Otis commented
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            Thanks a lot. Compared to many of the growers here I'm most certainly in the slow lane but I'm having so much fun fussing and generally being compulsive over these amazing plants, it's so worth it.

        • #7
          Looking nice Tony! I'll be interested to hear which ones end up your faves this season.
          Eugene OR 8b

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          • Otis
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            So far the 1st year LSU Gold and 2nd year Smith have been amazing and I think my biggest surprises. I'm still hoping to get a few Figo Preto and GNaf later this year. I got to taste my 1st Celeste's and they're really nice and I've always liked BT. The 2nd year Florea are better than last year too, so it's not over yet.

        • #8
          Old Brooklyn is a unique fig in my orchard. Withstands drought and freezes better than nearly all others. A interesting taste with loads of fruit that often dries on the tree without falling off. Given to me as a gift and is quite a surprise.
          Northern CA 9b W L- Big Large Fruited Varieties and promising new finds

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          • #9
            Looks so yummy Tony. How old is your tree?
            Joe - Rhode Island Zone 7a

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            • #10
              It's a second year cutting in a 3 gal grow bag that I dug in the ground in hope for more growth to make a copy, bit got fruit. The plant is only 2 - 2 1/2 ft tall. Click image for larger version

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              Tony; Pickens county, SC zone 7b

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

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              • JMF75
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                Nice looking tree with all those figs already. 😎

              • Otis
                Otis commented
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                Thanks Joe, not one of my most aggressive growers by a long shot, but it'll get there once I find its permanent in ground home.
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