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  • Takoma Violet and O'Rourke

    Main crop. Both were very good but the O'Rourke was much sweeter (2nd year old grafted tree). The TV is the first year rooted cutting. Both appear to be quite productive, fig to leaf ratio is about 1:1.3

    Takoma violet as darker inside and outside.
    These are the keepers for sure.
    You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 7 photos.
    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Boysenberry Blush

  • #2
    Looking good Igor.
    Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
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    • #3
      They both look tasty Igor
      London, ON, Canada zone 6a


      • #4
        Thanks, guys!
        I would say that
        O'Rourke: 9/10
        Takoma: 7/10

        Takoma figs were larger than from a MBVS tree in the ground so I hope the taste improves
        USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Boysenberry Blush


        • #5
          I guess it is safe to assume they were pollinated, correct? It would be interesting to know how that affects the flavor of these varieties.
          D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
          WL: Castillon, Fort Mill Dark, White Baca


          • greenfig
            greenfig commented
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            Yes, they were pollinated.
            I hope this made them taste better

          • Rewton
            Rewton commented
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            Do you think it makes ALL figs better? I believe I read Jon [email protected]@@@ saying he thinks Black Madeira doesn't taste as good when it is pollinated. Not sure why that would be but it certainly does taste great unpollinated.

          • greenfig
            greenfig commented
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            I do not know. Most I tasted were the pollinated ones and I was not too disappointed. Some just rooted figs would produce a fig or 2 in the Fall but they taste average anyway, most adult trees are wasp synchronized.
            Even if very few may taste inferior, you have a large number of San Pedro and Smyrna figs to sample

        • #6
          great looking fig, thanks for sharing photos
          Shailesh, Pennsylvania, ZONE 6B