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  • "Recalculating"

    That's what she says to me whenever I miss a turn. This afternoon I was recalculated onto a series of dirt roads, through an underpass barely taller than the car and into an orchard of grape vines and fig trees. There wasn't a soul anywhere except us. The fig trees where loaded with mostly green immature fruit. The few mature figs were what we dream of...huge, pear shaped, black and delicious. Strike!!
    Frank Tallahasee 8B
    North Florida Figs

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    Did you take cuttings? It would be a crime if you didn't.
    Proudly Serving in the United States Armed Forces, 2009-2017
    Everyone should have a green thumb

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    • Hershell
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      Some things you just don't ask. Lol

  • #3
    I assume this was some random nursery/orchard and not Baud's. Did you take any pics? Any idea what varieties the figs were?
    Steve
    D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
    WL: Nantes Maroc

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    • #4
      Way to go Frank! Good luck and get recalculated again.
      Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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      • #5
        This has been an incredible adventure so far, Hershell.

        Here's the photo of the tree and fig...it is from the Jonquerettes area of Provence. This is definitely a keeper.
        You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 2 photos.
        Frank Tallahasee 8B
        North Florida Figs

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        • #6
          $50 my bid ahahah!
          Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
          1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
          2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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          • #7
            It looks like the gps knows where the good figs are!
            Steve
            D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
            WL: Nantes Maroc

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            • eboone
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              Yeah - I would keep that GPS

          • #8
            Outstanding!!!!
            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
              Score!!! I would be tempted with sampling and fig smuggling.
              Randall - Gulf Breeze, FL. zone 8b. Wish list: Anything that "newnandawg" - Mike, ranks as an 8 out 10 or higher.

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              • #10
                I think that fruit is Abicou.

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                • #11
                  what a beautiful thing.....that alone makes the trip worth while....Fig Smugglers Anonymous

                  FMD-FSA.....I like it
                  Ross B. Santa Rosa Calif zone 9b, wish list: CdD Blanc, Igo, Palmata, Sucrette, Morroco, Galicia Negra

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                  • #12
                    Enjoy your trip....
                    Sas North Austin, TX Zone 8B

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                    • #13
                      What did it taste like?
                      Bob C.
                      Kansas City, MO Z6

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                      • FMD
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                        It was very good, Bob. Rich, dense, complex, figgy aroma with a fruity finish. A definite keeper.

                    • #14
                      Well done Frank. No interior shot? What color? No guess of variety either? Looks like a lovely black mission to me. Oh and please don't get in trouble. The French could give you 10 to life for touching their figs and grapes and I don't think I can help post bail bond for you guys with my Greek Euros any more !! Lol. Have lots and lots of fun and thanks for sharing all those beautiful moments with us.

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                      • #15
                        What Shah said, definitely looks like Abicou!
                        Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
                        Zone 8B

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                        • #16
                          Very nice, thanks for posting trip details for the fig family here!
                          Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
                          Wishlist- earliest maincrop varieties

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