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  • Saint Anthony

    Is anyone growing Saint Anthony? I was gifted 3 cuttings along with some others from a very generous fig enthusiast.

    I've seen little info on them other than they may also go by another name as well.

    Thank you all in advance.
    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

    “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

  • #2
    I have a second year plant given to me by another grower - I can let you know later this year how they are - if it produces. I think there are 2 St Anthonys. One is a green fig, maybe like or same as Marseilles offered on the Edible Landscaping nursery, another is dark, offered by Jon [email protected]@@@. Mine is supposed to be the green one.
    Ed
    SW PA zone 6a

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    • #3
      Good deal! It will be interesting to which one these are in a couple years. .. assuming I don't kill the cuttings.

      What about the season length?
      Last edited by COGardener; 04-24-2015, 10:43 AM.
      Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

      “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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      • #4
        Better tasting version of Italian Honey/ Lattarula.

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        • #5
          If you have the right St. Anthony you will not be disappointed.The sugar content is not excessive if I recall correctly.There might be more than one strand. My Second year tree in pot was much more productive and earlier than other varieties I had.
          Sas North Austin, TX Zone 8B

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          • #6
            So far, It all sounds good. I hope to report back with happy thoughts.

            Thank you all for your input.

            Scott
            Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

            “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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            • #7
              Herman2 reports that St. Anthony is hardy and productive (and worth growing/eating) here in NJ.
              Jim -- Central NJ, Zone 6b

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              • #8
                Excellent! I have three cutting (rooting) hopefully they do well. I'm looking forward to giving then a try in a couple years.
                Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                • #9
                  My St. Anthony (Italian Strand) is on the yellow side when ripe. This one is among my favorite early varieties as far as taste and productivity in pot.
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                  Sas North Austin, TX Zone 8B

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                  • #10
                    Nice pics Sas, I don't know anything about these except they were labeled as Saint Anthony. I just moved them to pots and so far they seem to be taking the move ok.
                    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                    “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                    • #11
                      Scott, this fig has many names. Remember that the elements are key on how a fig will perform and taste. In your area it should ripen those figs much earlier than other varieties which might not even make it in time. If you have the right strain, with proper care, you will be very happy with this variety.

                      I will post some new pictures later this summer. Good Luck with yours.
                      Sas North Austin, TX Zone 8B

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                      • #12
                        Well, we shall see what happens. If they make it, I'll post pics of the leaves and eventually the fruit, so we can get a positive ID. I don't want to have them labeled wrong and start down the path of sell/trade/gift a miss identified fig.
                        Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                        “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                        • #13
                          Hi Scott, I'm glad to see you made it through the hail storm. It seemed totally crazy.
                          Littleton, CO (zone 5b) - In Containers
                          N.E. of Austin, TX (zone 8b)- In Ground.

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                          • #14
                            Thankfully the hail at my house was not very bad and I pulled all of the trees into the garage before it hit. Less than a mile away, they got well over foot of hail and all of the trees are defoliated. What a mess!! Seems to me that we have gotten more rain in this last week than the last decade combined. I wish water catchment was legal, I could have 50,000 gallons on hand.... if I had that kind of storage. I do have four 300 gallon horse troughs that should have let fill.
                            Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                            “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                            • #15
                              Hi Scott. I'm growing St. Anthony. Mine is the variety from encanto (Jon [email protected]@@@, of figs4fun). My tree is 3 years old, but very small. The first two years it didn't grow much, almost like it was stunted. But this year it has a few breba on it. There were discussions about this variety over on f4f.
                              Mike -- central NY state, zone 5a -- pauca sed matura

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                              • #16
                                Hey Mike,

                                I used the search engine on F4F, and I did not come up with much.

                                I hope your tree starts to take off in growth this year. Let us know how the breba are.
                                Last edited by COGardener; 05-10-2015, 10:47 PM.
                                Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                                “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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