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  • Negretta

    I'd rate Negretta as a top notch fig. It's not large but an extremely flavorful one. When chewing the skin it gives a unique flavor that's hard to explain but is excellent. I'd give it an easy 9 out of 10.
    Wishlist; Green Michurinska, Raasti northern Persian
    Tony
    Sarver, PA Zone 6A.

  • #2
    Nice Tony. I agree, it is a very good fig.
    newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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    • #3
      The more photos I see of Negretta the more it looks like a Bordeaux fig on the outside and a sugar fig on the inside. Is it something like that? And it ripens somewhat after, not with, the earliest varieties?
      Tony WV 6b
      https://mountainfigs.net/

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      • #4
        Tony, my first to ripen was 7/22/16 and it just finished.
        RdB was first of season in 7/5/16. I described Negretta as kiwi blueberry of all things. Looking at it, reminds me of a muscadine.
        newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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        • mountainfigs
          mountainfigs commented
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          I can see the muscadine in it. Sounds promising. I wonder if it's not as robust after dieback as Mt Etnas and so hasn't been as widely distributed. Seems like it would ripen about the same time as Mt Etnas.

        • Tonycm
          Tonycm commented
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          I'm about 5 to 6 weeks behind you.
          First main RDB 8-15-16
          First main Negretta 8-25-16

      • #5
        My first breba was on 7-11-16 and first main crop on 8-25-16.
        Mike your description of its taste is pretty good, it's not a typical Hardy Chicago or Malta Black flavor. To me some figs don't really have a flavor to the skin but Negretta is the exception. I'm not a gum chewer but if they could put that flavor in it I would become one.
        Wishlist; Green Michurinska, Raasti northern Persian
        Tony
        Sarver, PA Zone 6A.

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        • #6
          I wanted to post pics of my Jason's Unk Black Ischia for comparison. Really looks about the same. This was a 10/10 today, I think it was perfectly ripe, the earlier ones this season were 8.5-9. Other posts on Negretta for comparison: https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-h...etta-2015-main
          and here: https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-home/87376-negretta to show leaves, fruit, and opinions. My first main crop was 8/23.

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          Last edited by eboone; 09-03-2016, 08:16 AM. Reason: fixing pics
          Ed
          SW PA zone 6a

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          • ross
            ross commented
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            Ed,

            Thanks for the photos. Definitely the same fig in my book.

        • #7
          It does look the same. If I remember I'll bring some of mine to the fig gathering to compare.
          Wishlist; Green Michurinska, Raasti northern Persian
          Tony
          Sarver, PA Zone 6A.

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