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  • First fig of the year - unknown breba

    Yesterday, 7/20 I harvested my first fig of this year, a breba crop fig(only one on this plant). This was given to me as an unlabeled cutting in fall of 2013, a friend said it was from his collection and had lost its tag. I grew it out last year (and gave an extra plant of the same to another rookie fig grower), and this year it is a nice plant in a 4g SIP. It was started on the fig shuffle around 4/6 and almost immediately put out a single breba. It has another 8 or so main crop figs and I have started rubbing out new ones developing. This fig was outstanding, comparable in taste to the best I tried last year at another grower's orchard including Adriatic(JH) and Preto. This far exceeded anything I was expecting from a breba and from this unknown. I have a PM sent to the friend to see if he can identify it from the pics.

    The flavor was sweet, vaguely berry-like, closer to strawberry than any other berry I have tasted, with a slight crunch from the seeds. The fig was green with a little bronze tones at the eye end. It looks darker in the photos than in real life. Anyway, here are the pics:
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    SW PA zone 6a

  • #2
    Ed, it has opened for me.

    Very tasty looking fig by the way!
    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


    • #3
      This fig shows why prolific, early, high quality breba crops are such a tantalizing goal.
      Tony WV 6b


      • eboone
        eboone commented
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        I plan on protecting this potted variety each winter, would be nice to get a substantial crop of brebas like this one, for sure.

    • #4
      Looks great.
      Bob C.
      Kansas City, MO Z6


      • #5
        Congrats Ed. Looks tasty.
        Zone 10b, Miami, FL


        • #6
          Looks really good.

          Battaglia Green?


          • #7
            Very nice looking, I will look forward to your ID conclusion.
            Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
            Wishlist- earliest maincrop varieties


            • #8
              The inside of that fig looks wonderful. Congrats on your first.
              Randall - Flomaton, Al. zone 8. https://www.youtube.com/c/FlomatonFamous


              • #9
                Very nice.
                Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Verdolino, Sucrette UCD, Rubado


                • #10
                  Very nice fig Ed. Thanks for sharing.


                  • #11
                    Ed, very nice. Thanks for sharing.
                    newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA