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  • Hative D’argentuil 2021, first fruit

    First fruit off my second year tree. I tried setting an air layer and this is one of the ones that failed. It’s kind of weird. I got my cuttings originally from SaxonFig and didn’t have any trouble rooting it. 🤷‍♂️

    Super soft skin. Very syrupy and not over the top sweet which was nice. I didn’t pick up any of the cherry flavor as some report this one has. The next one will dry a bit more on the tree and maybe that will intensify the flavor a bit. From a ripeness standpoint this is the most well ripened one of the year for me. The difference in the skin between this one and CDDbn is pretty interesting.
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    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

  • #2
    Are you able to compare it to Smith. I’m on the fence of whether it’s worth having both. My cutting of HdA took so now I have 3 Smith trees and a HdA.

    Just curious as I’m often hearing they resemble one another.

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    • Sod
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      Unfortunately Mike my Smith dropped today. It was partially aborted.

    • MyDogMike
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      Sorry to hear that. How old is the tree?

    • Sod
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      3 years old in a 30g pot

  • #3
    To my untrained taste buds, my first two HDAs off a 1st year tree were similar to an I258 fig (1st year).

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    Ida - San Francisco Peninsula, Calif 10a. Wishlist: a squirrel catcher.

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    • Sod
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      Awesome. Looks great Ida.

  • #4
    Nice fig and honest review!
    Something special about a review that is, “true to type”. 😁
    I hope to provide a few reviews in September that follow this approach.
    I hope you taste cherry in your future updates.
    https://youtube.com/channel/UCHHopi_E99OBvafBPEcF_pg
    Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
    Wish List - Crema di Wheat

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    • #5
      I accidentally added the wrong pics the first time. Didn’t realize how similar Conde looked!!

      HdA is one of my all time favorites. It has more depth and complexity and intense flavor when compared to other similar looking figs. I pickup a distinct pineapple and cherry flavor but mine are caprified and that might cause the differences I see.
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      Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

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      • Sod
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        Looks awesome man

      • cvarcher
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        "might"

      • MyDogMike
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        Careful, you might get some fig in your syrup.

    • #6
      Looks great!
      that skin looks great!
      fig skin is super underrated, it can make air break a fig for me
      Round Rock, TX 8b
      WL: Delicious figs

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      • #7
        Beautiful figs folks. I'm looking forward to this variety as it looks like a winner. Thank you for sharing
        Joe - Rhode Island Zone 7a

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        • #8
          My HDA graft failed on my frankenfig. I'm definitely adding it to collection. Looks delicious.
          Forest Hill, Texas: Zone 8a

          No wish list but open to trades and offers

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          • #9
            I have an HdA, from Figaholics, but it's only about 24" tall, and has not fruited yet. Also have a couple of young Smiths; no fruits on them, yet, either. Can't wait for next year.
            Location: NJ, zone 6b
            Wish List: Martineca Rimada, BM-KK, Ischia Black

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            • #10
              I picked my first HdA of the season and my next to last Smith of the season Thursday. You need both of them! I don’t think they are very similar and both taste great.
              Hilliard Lawler, DVM, Indianola, Mississippi Zone 8A
              My website: https//bloomsonthebayou.com
              wish list: Nerucciolo d'Elba

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              • Sod
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                I’ve got a backup Smith in a 7g I think I’m going to put in the ground in the spring and see what happens.

              • MyDogMike
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                That's good to hear.
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