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  • Crozes

    Its always nice to be rewarded and today was the day. My friend rooted a Crozes cutting for me early this year and I was rewarded with one fig so far. The tree has grown well and is about 4 feet tall. I knew Crozes made smallish figs but this little guy tipped the scale at 7 grams. It ripened from marble size in 77 days. For a newly rooted cutting the fig packed a good jam punch and had a nice thick consistency.

    Crozes is a winner for short seasons but has the flavor of a long season fig. I only expect this to get bigger, better and earlier. For my fellow short season growers keep this one on your radar.

    Next up should be Corynth which I'm really looking forward to tasting.


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    Tony, Toronto Canada USDA 4B now 5B apparently!!
    Wishlist:
    Yellow Neches, St Martain, Texas Peach.

  • #2
    I could eat a TON of those babies ! Wow Tony my wishlist is supposed to get smaller not bigger.
    Joe - Rhode Island Zone 7a

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    • tinyfish
      tinyfish commented
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      I was disappointed that only one was ripe so far.

      My trial list keeps growing too. I am constantly on the lookout for early varieties.

  • #3
    That is really beautiful Tony!
    The figs get bigger as the tree gets older.
    Mine were 21 grams last year on a tree in its second leaf.
    I ate one this week that was lacking.
    I picked it two days too early.
    Crozes was my first main crop to ripen.
    Early, small, nice shape to shed water and fairly tight eye.
    Perfect East Coast and short season fig variety.
    https://youtube.com/channel/UCHHopi_E99OBvafBPEcF_pg
    Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
    Wish List - Crema di Wheat

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    • tinyfish
      tinyfish commented
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      It was your thread I just revisited to check the size. I am always thankful to eat fruit from a first year tree.

    • Gold Figger
      Gold Figger commented
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      21 grams? i think that makes them figs soulful. lol

    • Netstars
      Netstars commented
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      Gold Figger - I have a few more to harvest this year. That 21 gram # might go up.
      Early is the key here. Not many early figs taste like this one.

  • #4
    That looks awesome
    Ike
    bergen county NJ 6b
    Wish list: oh lets face it Ill take any variety I dont have!!

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    • tinyfish
      tinyfish commented
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      Definitely a good looker.

  • #5
    My cuttings of this one failed but I keep hearing so many good things, I might have to give it another go.

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    • tinyfish
      tinyfish commented
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      Crozes would definitely grow well in your location.

  • #6
    Looks great, thank you for doing the research for all us short season growers.
    USDA zone 4b. Ontario
    Wish list: RDB, Improved Celeste, Florea

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    • tinyfish
      tinyfish commented
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      Glad to help out. I wish I had looked for ripening information before I started this journey.

  • #7
    It's a very good fig. Even I like it and usually small figs aren't that appealing when big ones are ripe.
    Alpine, Texas 4500ft elevation Zone 7
    http://growingfruit.org/

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    • tinyfish
      tinyfish commented
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      Well folks...the above comment is coming from someone who has some of the best varieties possible.

      Thanks for the feedback.

    • Netstars
      Netstars commented
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      I am completely in agreement Steve.
      I also think having a few small, early figs helps balance inventory when you grow in a cooler climate.
      This one checks many boxes and I actually liked it better than Campaniere in 2020.

  • #8
    I have two Crozes figs waiting to ripen. You're looks delicious.
    Forest Hill, Texas: Zone 8a

    No wish list but open to trades and offers

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    • tinyfish
      tinyfish commented
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      Lucky you. Now comes the hardest waiting till perfectly ripe to pick it.

  • #9
    Great looking fig thanks for posting a early variety.
    SW TN 7B Wish list: Boysenberry Blush, Coll de Dama Mutante, Madeira Island Black, Cravens Craving, Malibu Greek and Fico Giallo. Any fig I can grow and Happy Days

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    • tinyfish
      tinyfish commented
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      Hopefully more to follow soon.

  • #10
    Looks delicious! Looking forward to trying this variety!
    Bill
    New Madrid, Mo. Z7

    ——

    We all bleed fig-honey!

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    • tinyfish
      tinyfish commented
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      Thanks Bill I don't think you will be disappointed.

  • #11
    After growing both Crozes and Campaniere for two years, I would add that Crozes is very early and much better than Campaniere. This could change as two years ripening figs is still a short trial period.
    Crozes is much more dense and flavorful than Campaniere.
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    https://youtube.com/channel/UCHHopi_E99OBvafBPEcF_pg
    Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
    Wish List - Crema di Wheat

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    • Ktrain
      Ktrain commented
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      Long as it tastes good, early sounds very good to me, I have a lot that are late...I will get the cuttings going soon. Thanks!

    • Netstars
      Netstars commented
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      Ktrain - exactly Kevin. Is there a fig that tastes better than a perfectly ripened Black Madeira type? It is late and much more difficult to grow for most. The closest I have tasted is Calderona at this point in my fig journey. Calderona does not taste like BM and is earlier.

    • Ktrain
      Ktrain commented
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      I just got Calderona cuttings, I think I will be culling my BMKK soon....I find I have way too many late ones, I will early start it and see what happens.
      I'm only after early to mids now.

      Since you mentioned Nerucciolo d’Elba is good in humid to wet areas I need to look into it.

  • #12
    You are making Crozes move up on my radar.
    San Diego CA, zone 10a, Wishlist:Burgan unk, Caviliere(baud), NSDC,, Crozes, Campaniere.

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    • #13
      Having sampled both Crozes and Campaniere from Netstars I can 100% agree with him that Crozes is better than Campaniere right now in our region/growing conditions. Campaniere was just ok for my preferences. It may improve over time but I’m not in a rush to get it.
      Z8+ Oregon, willamette valley. WL: More land, cool citrus
      Ok fine, I made a channel but it’s not all figs: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC2vAVzLns27I5JUiwpiPMUw

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      • #14
        By the look of that Crozes its hard to disagree. I am looking forward to tasting both again while I watch the snow fall here.
        Tony, Toronto Canada USDA 4B now 5B apparently!!
        Wishlist:
        Yellow Neches, St Martain, Texas Peach.

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        • Netstars
          Netstars commented
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          We know these things change Tony. I’m very happy to have both at this point as they are both early!

      • #15
        Great job on this…😌This is one I should have look at long ago….
        Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree.

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        • #16
          Excited to be adding Crozes to my growing collection!
          Marco - MA zone 6b

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          • Ktrain
            Ktrain commented
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            Me too Marco, I acquired a rooted cutting last year, it is smallish, but it should make some figs this year....highly anticipating.

          • tinyfish
            tinyfish commented
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            An excellent addition for any grower.

          • MARCO
            MARCO commented
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            Ktrain tinyfish Happy to hear the great feedback! Thank you!

        • #17
          If anyone wants to see if it will grow in NC, I'll volunteer. Ever since I heard it described as a gummy bear, it went to the top of my "need to try" list. Texture is such a huge part of many foods that is often overlooked.
          John - NC/SC Border, Zone 8A
          WL: Moscatel Preto & Crozes (I think my Crozes is going to make it)
          Planting Log: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...Zx6CJShEpG5UEg

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