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  • Valle Negra breba (Not long finger leaves)

    These little buggers pack a big punch in flavor. They are only the size of a quarter but have an intense flavor. Kind of like a concord grape and that dark berry flavor. I believe this to be the true Valle Negra, but could be wrong. The main crop don't get any bigger.
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    Art
    Western Pa -6a

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    Art, could you post a picture of your VN's leaves? Just wanted to compare them to mine. Thanks.
    Greg, Maine, zone 5. Wish List: Green Michurinska

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    • #3
      That's super. I appreciate small figs as much as large, if not more.

      Is this cultivar sometimes referred to as Negretta, any idea?
      Tony WV 6b
      https://mountainfigs.net/

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      • kubota1
        kubota1 commented
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        I'm not sure. What do you think of the leaf pattern? This came from Sergio in Italy, via my buddy in New Mexico.

      • mountainfigs
        mountainfigs commented
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        I'm triply not sure. I'll have to take a look at the leaf pattern of my rooted cutting tomorrow. But in the meantime, the following Gardenweb post goes into Valle Negra, Negretta, Bianchetta, Valle Calda or Piombinese, and Binella or Gallo, a mostly but apparently not entirely small fig bonanza:
        http://forums.gardenweb.com/discussi...-tree-pictures

      • kubota1
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        I have that Binella and the VN from Giuseppe(Joe). Both good figs. Sergio says that the one he sent Giuseppe is ValeCalda.

    • #4
      Here's some leaf pictures.
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      Art
      Western Pa -6a

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      • GregMartin
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        Thank you Art. They do look similar to mine. Much appreciated.

    • #5
      Art,

      Mine was about that size too. I get a wide range of leaf shapes from mine. Some almost look like VdB leaves. Attached are some pics.
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      Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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      • kubota1
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        It does look like this one. My other VN has much larger figs.

      • F. Bennett
        F. Bennett commented
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        I should add this was main crop, if that matters. First and only fig from the young tree last year.

    • #6
      Art,

      It is people like you that make me keep wanting more and more figs
      Cutting sales have ended for the season. Plant sales will start March 1 at 8 eastern time. If it is still too cold in your area I can hold your plants till a date of your choosing.

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      • kubota1
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        Ha ha. I will get one started.

    • #7
      Valle Negra leaves look almost identical to Negretta. The only difference I can find between the leaves is that the leaf stems on Negretta are reddish. My Negretta came from Maggie who got it from Sergio. Sergio got Negretta in Tuscany while Valle Negra is from northern Italy near the town of Breno in the foothills of the Alps.
      The first picture is of Valle Negra and the second is of Negretta.
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      Wishlist; Green Michurinska, St. Rita
      Tony
      Sarver, PA Zone 6A.

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      • #8
        Hi guys,

        I'm looking for a Valle Negra cutting or tree. Anyone out there who could help me out?
        Also - regarding the discussion about long finger leaves or not - any differences in resistance to cold conditions?
        That's why I'm looking for a VN in the first place...

        Thx a lot!

        Can't find the subscription button for this thread, hope editing is enough to still auto-subscribe after turning notifications on.
        Last edited by figera; 08-04-2015, 03:18 AM.

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        • eboone
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          The subscribe button is at the top right just above the opening post of the thread.

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        Thx. Still don't see it, but the auto subscribe function is in place now.
        I read somewhere else, that also the valle negra at times has finger style leaves like the valle calda, but the fruits from valle negra and valle calda are different.
        Anyone has a side by side comparison?

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