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  • Siblawi.. Loving it!

    Hey everybody! I've been looking forward to getting figs from my Siblawi since WillsC teased us all with his description of it last winter ! Lol! I really really really can't agree with him more.. This is a super sweet fig without any real figgy taste to it but its almost like candy.. The one I picked was not even fully ripe yet & I've never tasted a fig with more sweetness than this.. I have another ripening now so I will try to do a better job of describing that one taste wise other than "super sweet" lol! Also it appears this one has a closed eye as well! Definitely a keeper for me & easily places in the top 3 figs I've had this year so far..

    Without further adieu.. Here are some pics



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  • #2
    Jamie what is the other fig in the picture.. Looks great..
    Kentucky Zone 6b

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    • Jamie0507
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      Erick that is my Frank's Salerno, it is definitely another good one

  • #3
    It seems to have a col de dame type neck. Beautiful fig.

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    • Jamie0507
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      They sure are pretty figs Brian, I can't wait for the next one!

  • #4
    Sounds lkke it was worth the wait from last winter.
    Tony, Toronto Canada USDA 4B now 5B apparently!!
    Wishlist: Rigato Del Salento PB,
    San Biago.

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    • Jamie0507
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      It was definitely worth the wait, I really enjoyed it πŸ‘πŸΌ

  • #5
    Awesome looking fig. I like that it's a larger size and very sweet
    Shailesh, Pennsylvania, ZONE 6B

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    • Jamie0507
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      It is a nice sized fig Shailesh and I was very impressed with the taste.. Of course I admittedly have a sweet tooth! Lol I think Peggy would for sure like this one!

  • #6
    I call Siblawi the "ant fig" because it draws every freaking ant to it. They will completely ignore the fig trees around it and swarm that one. It is the one and only tree I put tanglefoot on. If so much as a leaf hits another tree or structure they WILL find away around the tanglefoot. The figs are VERY big and VERY sweet. They are like candy, but little to no figgy taste. Some people love it (I do) but some find it insipid. Just a fair evaluation. It is also a very fast grower and very productive. Here mine do not get nearly as much blush to them.
    Cutting sales will start Tuesday Nov 1 at 9:00 eastern

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    • Jamie0507
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      Wills you sure said it right, Siblawi equates to "Ant Paradise" (I looked up the translation lolπŸ˜‰), I cannot believe how the moment it began to ripen the ants rushed in to try to steal my prize.. But ohhh no.. I was prepared.. I remembered you mentioned this before and I immediately whipped out the tanglefoot as soon as that baby began to swell and strategically placed it everywhere that those ingenious lil buggers could find a way around my main tanglefoot blockade (ie the stake, the line used to secure the trunk to the stake, made sure no other tree was close enough for them to do a kamikaze type long jump from etc) and foiled their plans to rob me of my 1st Siblawi fig! So far my defense strategy is proving successful so far, but we shall see, im definitely not sleeping on those brazen little six-legged thieves! Lol

    • Fygmalion
      Fygmalion commented
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      Just stating my preference but I don't think that a fig with near insipid sweetness is one that I would be interested in. I don't want to be blasted with a huge forest of sweetness and see nothing else; I want to experience the subtleties and nuances of each individual tree that makes up the forest or in this case every nuance of flavor that comes together in a crescendo of good taste that is the fig....

    • cjmach1973
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      You just have to combine the right cheese/cured meat with it

  • #7
    Ver nice Jamie, great job! Bring me one to try next year!
    Rafael
    Zone 10b, Miami, FL

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    • Jamie0507
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      I certainly hope to see you before then Rafael but I will for sure remember to bring a Siblawi to you at the next SI fig fest! Seems like it could be perfect timing if this years ripening time is a good indicator for next years crop too πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

  • #8
    Hii jamie,
    we have another version of siblawi that came from Jerusalem, may i know the leaf shape of wills version of siblawi??
    ID, south east Asian region

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    • Jamie0507
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      I just so happen to have an AL of a Siblawi I made for a friend that still has 2 leaves left on it! Now they aren't looking so hot since we are pretty well into dormant season here, but still will give you the leaf shape nonetheless πŸ˜‰

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    Wenz Click image for larger version

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    • Wenz
      Wenz commented
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      Thanks.. It's very nice..i realize that this is completely different with another version of siblawi.. It could be the best!

    • Jamie0507
      Jamie0507 commented
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      You're very welcome Wenz! I'd love to see what the other version from Jersusalem looks like if you happen to have any pics now or in the future?

  • #10
    Looks and sounds very nice!
    Does it always ripen mid September or is it more of a late ripening fig?
    Pino, Niagara, Zone 6, WL; variegated figs, breba producers & suggestions welcome
    Breba photos / Main crop fig photos
    Canada Fig Growers

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    • Jamie0507
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      For me here in zone 6a it started ripening early/mid September but produced straight through late October! Very nice production for a first year tree in a short summer season like mine.. Pino I think we are right on par with one another zone wise, so this one may be a good choice for you too πŸ˜‰ If you have a US mailing address Id be glad to send a couple cuttings your way!

    • Pino
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      Thanks Jamie! Another fig for me to try!

  • #11
    For me it ripens near the start of the season and produces till the end of the season, pretty much ever bearing.
    Cutting sales will start Tuesday Nov 1 at 9:00 eastern

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    • #12
      I'm thinking this fig should be added to my collection.

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