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  • Corynth Fig

    Here is another new addition Corynth which came as an air layer earlier this year. For such a small air layer it is packed full of clusters of figs. It definitely didn't mind being separated from the mother plant and is rewarding me with a bunch of figs.

    I can't believe you don't hear more about this fig. Its one of the best tasting honey figs I've tasted along with Fabrizia White. I don't have days to ripen on this one but it is early enough for my location.

    Corynth develops skin cracks and brown sugar spots to indicate eating time is near. There is plenty of honey dripping to block the ostiole. The honey in the ostiole got smudged by the organza bag since the fig was pointing up so it might be hard to see it in the picture. The fig almost popped when sliced because it was packed with honey. For my first tasting you get the delicious taste of honey plus you get some delicious undertones that I just can't put my finger on just yet but I have more to ripen so that will help me to figure it out. The weight on this one was 60 grams.

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

  • #2
    Wow that is a huge cluster of figs!

    Really nice looking jammy texture!
    Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

    Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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    • tinyfish
      tinyfish commented
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      I believe it likes to grow figs in tight clusters.

    • Ktrain
      Ktrain commented
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      I can't imagine if they were to all ripen at the same time...lol
      Looks very tasty though.

  • #3
    Corinth like Paul's letter to the Corinthians?
    Ike
    bergen county NJ 6b
    Wish list: oh lets face it Ill take any variety I dont have!!

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    • Ktrain
      Ktrain commented
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      lol......Have a Blue moon Doc.

  • #4
    On call this weekend can't. But would be nice
    Ike
    bergen county NJ 6b
    Wish list: oh lets face it Ill take any variety I dont have!!

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    • #5
      What a honey bomb!
      Round Rock, TX 8b
      WL: Delicious figs

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      • tinyfish
        tinyfish commented
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        It was packed full of honey.

    • #6
      Looks great Tony!
      It reminds me of Atreano
      Ed
      SW PA zone 6a

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      • tinyfish
        tinyfish commented
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        I just acquired an Atreano this year. If it tastes this good it will have a permanent spot too.

    • #7
      Nice! I picked up one of these earlier this year, but was worried if it was worth it. Looks like a good one!
      ░░░SoCal░ ░ ͡ i ͡ ░ ░Zone░ ░9A░░░

      W/L: La Joya, Ondata, Belvedere, Bebera Branca, Fico Giallo, Vernino, Asunta 5 Paco (DF)

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      • tinyfish
        tinyfish commented
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        I would think it would do much better with your long season.

    • #8
      60 grams - I love figs that size!
      Nice find Tony.
      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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        Compared to the 8g Crozes this was like eating a watermelon lol.

        The flesh is very thick and jammy plus all the honey adds to the weight.

    • #9
      Honey pools 👌
      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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        Not just honey pools but THICK honey pools.

    • #10
      Nice! I added this one this year too. I'm looking forward to more of them after seeing this. My first ones weren't nearly this good looking or tasting.
      Travis - Zone 5a, Central WI
      Wish list - Verdolino

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      • tinyfish
        tinyfish commented
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        I am sure it will get better and should do well in your zone.

        My air layer was taken from a graft that was grafted last year on the root stock. I don't know if this had any effect but my tree is still in a one gallon pot but has steady water and fertilizer from my drip system.

      • WIFigger
        WIFigger commented
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        Yeah I'm looking forward to seeing how this performs here! Mine was grafted too. I'd like to get it on its own roots.

    • #11
      Beautiful fig! Congrats! Glad it is doing well in your area.
      Leon-Albuquerque, NM Zone 7b

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      • #12
        For all that don't know leon_edmond was the member that introduced Corynth to is...Thanks Leon!!
        Tony, Toronto Canada USDA 4B now 5B apparently!!
        Wishlist:
        Yellow Neches, St Martain, Texas Peach.

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        • leon_edmond
          leon_edmond commented
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          Thanks Tony. Here's the story behind the Corynth fig.

          About 21 years ago my wife and I were dining at a local Greek restaurant, here in Albuquerque, called Mykonos.

          We became good friends with the owner and started talking about figs one day. She told me that her father came to this country years back from the Island of Peloponnese, Greece. He was an avid gardener and brought with him, cuttings and starts of various fruit trees including his favorite fig. However, after he died, no one was tending after his trees any more. One day the owner gave me permission to take a few cuttings from her father's fig tree. It was in very bad shape but I managed to salvage a few good suckers and some sticks.

          I grew the fig and discovered it was one of the most delicious white figs that I had ever tasted. I was so proud of this new find that I traded a few cuttings with the late Hanc Mathies for his infamous Atreano. He was also impressed by this fig and gave a tree to the Belleclare Nursery. I named this fig after the restaurant, "Mykonos" but Hanc renamed it "Corynth". The reason was because there was already a variety floating around by the name of Mykonos and he wanted this fig to have a unique Greek title.

          I have shared this fig with many others over the years. Unfortunately I lost the mother tree to a bad freeze.

      • #13
        leon_edmond Great story. Thanks for sharing it.

        Seattle (zone 8b).

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        • #14
          Another big, beautiful honey fig that looks amazing!
          Tony; Pickens county, SC zone 7b

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

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          • tinyfish
            tinyfish commented
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            There is a never ending pool of heirloom figs that were brought to north america
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