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  • Yellow Neches

    Have read that Yellow Neches can be an early ripener (main crop) and is extremely prolific, though quite small. Flavor may be questionable. Have been looking to acquire it this past year with no luck. May be the earliest ripening main crop fig that I'm not currently growing. Would purchase or trade for reliable cuttings or plant.

    Curious to know of any experience with Yellow Neches, especially whether or not it typically ripens early.

    Also wondering if Yellow Neches may be synonymous with Gallo and/or Binello, though Binello has not seemed to me to be a particularly small fig the way Yellow Neches has been described. http://www.planetfig.com/cultivars/fcvfra8585.html
    Last edited by mountainfigs; 05-05-2015, 10:53 PM.
    Tony WV 6b
    https://mountainfigs.net/

  • #2
    You could get it free from UCDavis next year, Tony. Hope you find someone who has it earlier, though.
    Frank Tallahasee 8B
    North Florida Figs

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    • mountainfigs
      mountainfigs commented
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      Alas, I've requested cuttings from UCDavis the past 2 years and have never received a thing.

    • Darkman
      Darkman commented
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      Mountainfigs did say they were out or???

      I received cuttings last year(not Yellow Neches). how did you order?

    • mountainfigs
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      I followed the online procedures both times. Never once heard back from them.

  • #3
    Probably you've already seen this info, and a few other related (linked) threads over on F4F:
    http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox....eeches-6510031

    BTW, I had similar experience with UCD. When I pointed out that they'd missed my order/request one year, I got a very nice personal note from one of them saying that they'd give it priority the next year. But they apparently didn't... instead they just partially filled a subsequent (new) order. I'm OK with it though... I'm glad they preserve some fig varieties there, even if they aren't so good at handling the online order stuff.

    That F4F thread shows some people who are growing this variety.
    Last edited by MichaelTucson; 05-06-2015, 08:57 PM. Reason: adding the last sentence.
    Mike -- central NY state, zone 5a -- pauca sed matura

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    • #4
      I've now been told that Yellow Neches is a San Pedro type fig, which I did not realize. So, I won't be seeing that especially early main crop (or any main crop) here in WV with this fig, unless maybe there is some breakthrough in pollination and/or fig wasps in the future. Given that Yellow Neches has been described as a "colonial-period" fig, I had assumed that it was grown in the US South with no fig wasp, and maybe it was but simply for its breba crop. And that may explain the conflicting reports on the quality of its taste, if the South consumed breba crop is inferior in flavor compared to the west coast pollinated main crop.
      Tony WV 6b
      https://mountainfigs.net/

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      • #5
        Jon, Harvey and I were there last year. The tree is small. The figs have a strong rich berry taste. Here is a picture of some figs from UCD. The smallest green ones are YN.
        You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 1 photos.
        Dennis
        Charlotte, NC /Zone 8a

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        • #6
          I have a UCD tree in a pot. It was one of my first three trees from them along with a Col de Dame and Black Madeira.
          The flavor of this fig is unique just as described by this article.http://www.cloudforest.com/cafe/forum/37125.html
          I only tasted one fig from it last summer. It was my second leaf. The birds beat me to the other ones. I did not see any Brebas.
          Here's a snapshot of how it looks like today. It looks more promising this season.

          You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 1 photos.
          Sas North Austin, TX Zone 8B

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          • mountainfigs
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            Any update on Yellow Neches?

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          You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 2 photos.
          Dfoster25 on Figbid

          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJ...CnMlVgJFxUK-Hg

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          • Dig
            Dig commented
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            Thank you for the pics. Where are you and what is your tree’s story?

          • mountainfigs
            mountainfigs commented
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            Can you share your source? Or know of its availability anywhere? Seems to be a fig known for a long time but little distributed.

        • #8
          I’m in Michigan close To Toledo OH. I got this variety several years ago. What would you like to know?
          Dfoster25 on Figbid

          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJ...CnMlVgJFxUK-Hg

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          • #9
            It’s a common fig and ripens figs fine in our climate when grown in a pot.
            Dfoster25 on Figbid

            https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJ...CnMlVgJFxUK-Hg

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            • #10
              I picked it from the listing of figs from UC Davis about 5-6 years ago. The name looked appealing to me at the time. Out of all 10 or so varieties they sent me, it and CDD Blanc are the only 2 that remain in my collection.
              Dfoster25 on Figbid

              https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJ...CnMlVgJFxUK-Hg

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              • #11
                The Yellow Neeche is definitely a delicious fig, but the size of fruit while in container has been an issue. The skin is very soft, and the inside is seedless.
                It came from UCD loaded with FMV and hasn’t been able to shake it off.
                The taste is like eating candy, but I found that a large properly ripened Stella as an example is much more satisfying.
                I placed three Yellow Neeches in plate along with other varieties in order to compare sizes.

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                Sas North Austin, TX Zone 8B

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                • mountainfigs
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                  Main crop, no wasp?

                • Sas
                  Sas commented
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                  One crop. No Berbas and no wasp needed.

              • #12
                Does anyone have one of these available? I would love to pick one up.

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                • Neil
                  Neil commented
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                  Amen

                • Brian M
                  Brian M commented
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                  It’s extremely hard to find btw.

                • fig Lebowski
                  fig Lebowski commented
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                  Tell me about it...
                  Last edited by fig Lebowski; 07-03-2018, 03:54 PM.

              • #13
                I bought one off of figbid a couple of weeks ago.

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                • fig Lebowski
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                  What did it end up running you?

              • #14
                $28 with shipping.

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