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  • I’m impressed with my I-258

    I been trying to root this fig for 3 years and I finally got success. I basically killed 8 out of 9 cuttings. I’m so impressed with the vigour on this fig I have to share it. From day one when I rooted my very only cutting, it was struggling so I ended up putting it in the ground to see if it will take off but it didn’t, I then repotted it and It was beginning to show signs of life 😃. This is my success. All I have to say is never give up on your cuttings. My next step is to eat figs off it.
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    Zone 5 Barrie, on

  • #2
    Great job!

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    • #3
      Great job, indeed, never give up on your cuttings!
      -- Zone 10a
      Documenting my fig addiction here

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      • #4
        Very nice, some of my best gals were slow starters.
        Tony; Pickens county, SC zone 7b

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

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        • #5
          Nice !
          Toronto, Canada USDA Zone 5. Wish List: Azores Dark, Malta Black, Sucrette, LSU Hollier and Violet Sepor. I'm always interested in trading cuttings if your in the Southern Ontario area. Thank You!

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          • #6
            Next up, fruit!
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            Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
            Wishlist- earliest maincrop varieties

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            • Vitooch1
              Vitooch1 commented
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              Daaang!! Can’t wait 😊

            • Halligan-
              Halligan- commented
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              Stellar!

          • #7
            Wish you continued success!
            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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            • #8
              Well I was SO CLOSE to trying my first ripened I-258 until something (a rat?) managed to swipe it despite my best effort to protect the ripening fig. 😡
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              Piney Point Village, Zone 8b
              W/L- Allix, Cateto

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              • blaze
                blaze commented
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                Wow you really deserved that fig. Sorry

              • Vitooch1
                Vitooch1 commented
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                That is depressing !! Sorry to hear pal

              • Bellefleurs
                Bellefleurs commented
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                Thank you for allowing me to gripe.
                I’ve never tasted an I-258 before and I’ve waited years for this one.

            • #9
              Well done.

              This year is also the first year that I rooted I-258. I've had similar experience as you. Very delicate roots at first but once it gets going, it is quite vigorous. It started pushing some figlets while I still had the tree inside back in May.

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              I left three figs on the trees just for fun. First one dropped. Second ripened a week ago (see picture below). Last one is starting to swell as you can see from the picture above.

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              I'm never expecting much from first year trees but taste was good. It was also 60g which is considerable. I'm still on the fence whether I-258 is worth it in my climate. It might require a massive head start in order to get a good harvest.

              Time will tell.
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              Ottawa, ON 🇨🇦 — USDA Zone 4a

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              • #10
                I’m in zone 6b I do well with it, what’s impressive with I258 it produces some nice quality brebas, I decided this year I will start a couple more and prune one for breba only.
                This are brebas. Click image for larger version

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                Wallingford,Ct. zone 6b

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                • #11
                  One of my favorite tasting figs. I have about 25 just starting to swell on my tree. I also have it’s twin and I think they are the same
                  Soccer playing, whiskey drinking, cigar smoking, dark fig eating woman
                  married to my best friend, the same uber tolerant man, for 29 years
                  Zone 7a

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                  • #12
                    I bought mine on Figbid, bought it from Dan Foster. It arrived and I up potted on July 2, 2021. I placed it out on the patio on August 20th. It booming growth with lots of prospective figlets. I am very happy with this variety going in ground in February.
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                    Guy A
                    St Augustine Fl.
                    Zone 9A.

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