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  • Val's Golden Italian UNK

    My second year with this big golden fig and I'm loving it so much. First ripe fig of the year was full of beautiful rich syrup with a gentle clover honey taste. This was the richest tasting honey fig I have tried. Not the biggest I've had from this tree, but the flavor was really excellent. Very soft skin, velvety texture inside and out. The eye stayed pretty well shut and I managed to let it hang for 48 hours after it started calling to me. Once it swelled and started glowing I got nervous the critters would notice it so I disguised it by wrapping loosely in tulle. Reaped my reward this morning!
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    Zone 10b, Long Beach CA
    Creator of The Original Wasp In Fly Out (WIFO) Bags
    Wish list: Bebera Branca

  • #2
    Just realizing my camera app made all different white balance decisions and I should have color corrected, but I'm having a lazy day. Suffice to say color was a bright glowing yellow, not brassy at all, with golden undertones.
    Zone 10b, Long Beach CA
    Creator of The Original Wasp In Fly Out (WIFO) Bags
    Wish list: Bebera Branca

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    • #3
      that looks awesome!
      That skin cracking looks great!

      So interesting, all 5 of my figs from vals favorite had No necks. Figs
      are so weird and so variable
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      Round Rock, TX 8b
      WL: Delicious figs

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Halligan- View Post
        So interesting, all 5 of my figs from vals favorite had No necks.
        I had one last year with a real neck, and this one had a short neck. The rest on my tree this year are all no-necks. Maybe it's maturing to its final no-neck state πŸ˜‚ Need greenfig and 7seas to weigh in on the neck question!
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        Zone 10b, Long Beach CA
        Creator of The Original Wasp In Fly Out (WIFO) Bags
        Wish list: Bebera Branca

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        • greenfig
          greenfig commented
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          The neck might be a bit shorter but the taste is very similar to LY , ie the neck length doesn’t affect the taste . They are very delicious and productive!

        • JT1923
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          I'll take it with any neck! This one's a keeper πŸ‘ greenfig

      • #5
        Thanks for sharing.
        Have had both, with the neck and without. This fig will shine its best after its 3rd year, like many other fig varieties, Especially if you cut down the watering about 2 weeks prior to ripening.
        The taste profile becomes richer with a nice hint of melon.
        Val. Carlsbad, CA - Zone 10a

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        • JT1923
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          It's so delicious! A really great find. Can't wait to see how it continues to develop.

      • #6
        Love the cracks in the skin.
        Forest Hill, Texas: Zone 8a

        No wish list but open to trades and offers

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        • #7
          Big and refreshingly delicious. So juicy! No neck at all on this one πŸ˜‚
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          Zone 10b, Long Beach CA
          Creator of The Original Wasp In Fly Out (WIFO) Bags
          Wish list: Bebera Branca

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          • jessup42
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            Noice!!
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