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  • Calderona Main 2021 (Netstars)

    This was the first fig from my Calderona tree and I was not disappointed.
    I know we are told not to expect too much from the first fig from a tree.
    How do you not get excited for your first taste of a fig so highly regarded by Montserrat Pons?
    This fig was ripened over a very dry period with warm temperatures.
    We have had over fifty days without measurable precipitation in Oregon.
    Total hang time was six days.
    I really liked the fruity/berry flavor of the fig!
    The skin was chewy and sweet.
    Very nice seed crunch and jammy texture.
    A densely packed gem that was not juicy at all.
    The top of the fig had an interesting flavor that was less sweet with a refreshing bright component.
    I am not going to rate the fig yet as there are several more I hope to taste.
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    https://youtube.com/channel/UCHHopi_E99OBvafBPEcF_pg
    Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
    Wish List - Crema di Wheat

  • #2
    🤯🤯🤯
    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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    • Netstars
      Netstars commented
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      Very excited about this variety. This fig was delicious even though I thought it was not perfectly ripened in the center.
      I should taste another this week.
      Maybe you need a trip south sometimes soon?

    • Sod
      Sod commented
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      Well I do have a certain tree I need to give you…

      You’re making people jealous with this one though. Man o man

  • #3
    Congrats !! Keeper for sure!!

    Mario
    Mario
    Texas 9A

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    • Netstars
      Netstars commented
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      This one was very good indeed. I think it has the potential to become even better with age.

  • #4
    Mine is like on its second year and I love it!! Highly recommend to everyone!
    Mario
    Texas 9A

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    • Netstars
      Netstars commented
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      It was funny to watch it shrink in size as it started drying on the tree.
      I bet it lost 10 grams as it concentrated.

  • #5
    I got one last year and it was beautiful and it hooked me to remember this fig, have like 8 figglets on the plotted-tree and can’t wait to try it again. But I made a back up to see if I can plant it on the ground. Lost a lot in my Texas freeze this year so I am so afraid to plant in ground unless it’s cold hardy type 😢, but maybe with the back up it gives me courage to move forward with the in ground planting.
    Last edited by Newbie2figs; 08-29-2021, 08:33 PM.
    Mario
    Texas 9A

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    • #6
      Very nice!!
      ░░░SoCal░ ░ ͡ i ͡ ░ ░Zone░ ░9A░░░

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

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      • RosyPosy
        RosyPosy commented
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        Netstars I can see why, it looks & sounds really good! Hoping to try mine next year.

      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
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        My tree is about 2 1/2 years old. It takes longer for trees to fruit in Oregon because of our cooler evenings.

      • Newbie2figs
        Newbie2figs commented
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        It seems like a slow grower for me in Texas last year but it
        Started to take off again hope it grow a couple of feet 🦶😃

    • #7
      Wow, that’s a beautiful fig. Congratulations.
      Tim-Zone 8a/Northport, Alabama
      WL- Calderona, Black Tuscan, Genovese Nero AF or
      any good dark figs.

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      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
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        Thanks Tim - good to see it on your wishlist.
        Ripened in August without a head start in Oregon.
        That was a surprise for me!

    • #8
      Wow!!!! That’s awesome. Congrats man. That’s one spectacular fig
      Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

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      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
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        I know you love this one, now I understand why!

    • #9
      Gorgeous man!
      glad it was good for you in the PNW!!
      Thats awesome!!
      Attached Files
      Round Rock, TX 8b
      WL: Delicious figs

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      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
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        Only bad thing is Nate is nowhere to be found 👋

      • Halligan-
        Halligan- commented
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        I know you guys are killing it this year!
        Long distance 👋🏼

    • #10
      Netstars
      After seeing how well it does for You in Oregon I just had to add it to my wishlist.
      Hopefully it wouldn’t mind the heat and humidity we have here in Alabama.
      Tim-Zone 8a/Northport, Alabama
      WL- Calderona, Black Tuscan, Genovese Nero AF or
      any good dark figs.

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      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
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        I know the tree will grow much faster in Alabama than it does for me in Oregon. Your season is so much longer!
        Fig trees grow so much faster in wet climates.
        No irritation system on earth does a better job than Mother Nature!
        The trick is getting larger figs to ripen in higher humidity.
        It can be done when you get a nice window at harvest.
        Watch the videos Pete is putting out from VA.
        He gives great advice regarding varieties that preform better in wet climates. You should definitely add some of his suggestions.
        I think Smith is the ticket for you. I am struggling to get it to fruit.
        Smith does not like cooler evening temperatures. I think CLBC might be in that boat as well. Get both of them if you do not have them.

    • #11
      Wow I am amazed that you got it to ripen this early ! It looks about perfect in ripeness. Im wondering why the inside is not a more darker red. Maybe in time it will. Did you detect a raspberry jam like taste?

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      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
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        I tasted berry flavor for sure. I did not pick up raspberry on this one.
        The fig was not perfectly ripened in the center and still blew me away.
        Looking forward to trying more in September.
        I will update the post at that time.

    • #12
      Picked another Calderona today.
      This one was even better as it ripened properly.
      The same taste profile as my first Calderona except I did taste Raspberry this time!
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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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      • cvarcher
        cvarcher commented
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        ah, now thats more like it!!!

    • #13
      6 day hang man! Glad u hung in there too!
      Forest Hill, Texas: Zone 8a

      No wish list but open to trades and offers

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      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
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        The really cool thing is as soon as I pick one, another fig starts swelling.

    • #14
      Chris can I ask, do you have this growing in the ground or in a container? Are you ready to rate the taste yet?
      Tim J. Camas WA 8b Take rest in the shade of the fig tree which God has grown and taste the sweet fruit of his labors.

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      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
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        I have it in 15G. I have decided to wait until after the season to give my top five. I did this last year and it was fun and many joined in.
        This year I will add actual scores.
        I have been tracking them in my notes on my phone.

    • #15
      Thats looks incredible, I hope to get some next year
      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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      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
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        It is incredible!

    • #16
      does it need shuffling or greenhouse? looks tasty!
      https://www.youtube.com/c/seattlefigs
      https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Brows...seattlefiggirl
      https//www.instagram.com/Seattlefigs

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      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
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        No head start.

      • SeattleFigs
        SeattleFigs commented
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        wonderful! thank you for the reply

    • #17
      This is what growing figs is all about.
      37 grams of joy for my tastebuds.
      Not as sweet as Black Madeira. A skin that is more delicate than BM.
      You are able to pick up more berry flavors than with an extremely sweet fig.
      It really is similar to Ischia Black with a wine complexity.
      This variety will score very well in my 2021 comparison.
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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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      • Halligan-
        Halligan- commented
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        That looks awesome! Looks almost caprified.

        I can’t believe figs can grow in the tundra and daily mountain mist pnw. Did you see them hemp sweaters to keep them warm and ripen them faster?

      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
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        @Halligan - tundra and mountain mist? No way 😁

      • Sod
        Sod commented
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        Halligan- dude. Don’t give away our secrets just because you moved away. Lol

    • #18
      My tree put out seven figs this year. I might get all seven to ripen.
      This is #5.
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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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      • Halligan-
        Halligan- commented
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        I only got 3...🤬

      • ako1974
        ako1974 commented
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        I'm counting, too! My tree pushed 5 figs and 4 have ripened. One swollen and dark, but we have some overnight lows in the 40s this week...time may have caught up to me....

    • #19
      #5 looks like wonderful...hoping 6 & 7 are even better for you!
      Ida - San Francisco Peninsula, Calif 10a. Wishlist: a squirrel catcher.

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      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
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        Thanks - I know seven is not a big number for a tree to set. It is the first year it has ripened figs though.

    • #20
      My third year tree ripened the last fig today. 7/7 ripened in 2021.
      This fig was not as sweet as the others.
      46 grams is a very nice size though.
      It was 37 degrees when I woke up this morning!
      The side facing the sun was better as it was a bit sweeter than the side in the shade.
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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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      • Sod
        Sod commented
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        Are you sure there isn’t any mold there??? Adjust your camera man. I don’t even see any ants.

      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
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        Too funny 😂
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