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  • Texas White Everbearing

    Found this guy this morning. Gonna wrap with aluminum window screen in a few minutes, else it's food for the squirrels, coons and opossums. Birds come later.
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    Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

  • #2
    The tree and leaves. The wire running above the fence in the middle of the pic 1 is at seven feet.
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    Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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    • mountainfigs
      mountainfigs commented
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      If not Alma, maybe Kadota. "Texas Everbearing" is said to be a name given to any number of cultivars in Texas. Whatever it is, it looks good.

    • AscPete
      AscPete commented
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      Jerry,

      The leaves do appear to be Alma not White Texas Everbearing... The figs may be lighter colored than typical Alma due to the shade from the overstory trees. Alma is one of very few cultivars with mostly 'Duck-foot' looking multi-lobed leaves.

    • jmaler
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      Pete, thanks for your input. A few years ago there were a few tri-lobed leaves with thumbs, but not any more. The figs, however,seem rather large to me to be Alma. I have an Alma cutting l rooted last year that came from a forum member in Houston that has a handful of figs. I will compare them to the WTE soon. The leaves on the Houston tree is tri, but the sinuses are a bit more defined than the WTE ones.

      The tree I bought for Alma, per you guys on the forum, is Celeste. They are quarter size and no larger. I thought Celeste was a larger fig.

      I have a Celeste from Lowe's but no figs yet.

  • #3
    Mountainfigs' comments got me to doing some research. Looks like I may have another Kadota. I'll compare leaves between the two tomorrow. The inground Kadota did not bear figs this year. Maybe next year i will be able to compare figs between the two.

    Here are a couplt old interesting threads about TWE and Kodata.

    http://forums.gardenweb.com/discussi...adota-variants

    http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox....earing-5939287
    Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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    • #4
      Here, aluminum window screen was no match for the racoons unless I wrapped the screen in packing tape also.
      Bob C.
      Kansas City, MO Z6

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      • #5
        Just had to get this one. It fell off in my hand but there was still a tiny bit of latax. I will put on kitchen counter under paper towel for a day or two to concentrate sugars.
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        Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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        • #6
          It taste very sweet with mild fig flavor and no seed crunch. My first thought was ambrosia. The texture was like eating pudding. There was no after taste.

          I will definately propagate more for this 30 acres.

          The bright quarter is with flash.
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          Last edited by jmaler; 07-24-2015, 04:45 PM.
          Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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          • #7
            Looks great. Is this breba or main crop?
            Tony WV 6b
            https://mountainfigs.net/

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            • #8
              Main with only a few this year. It was loaded with brebas and all dropped. This year the chickens had the run of the garden from Jan thru Mar. They did a number on the mulch which was 6 to 12 inches deep under the tree dropping plenty of nitrogen. The tree had an insane amount of growth in May and June which were unusally wet.

              July has been dry causing about half of the leaves to drop. This first fig is the largest in the four years it has had figs.

              Last year it had a few brebas that all dropped. It had a good main crop, the largest ever.
              Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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              • #9
                http://figs4fun.com/Thumbnail_White_...erbearing.html
                Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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                • #10
                  Hey Jerry. Great stuff buddy and a good looking fig. You mentioned something about Constantine on post #2.1 .
                  I purchased a couple of small trees from Walmart a few months ago and I could not find much info on that name. What do you know about them? Here's a photo of mine. Thanks in advance for any info.
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                • #11
                  Picked this one this morning. Now there is only one remaining. This one could have gone two more days but it still tasted great. Needed to water the tree since it started pushing new leaves this week. This is after an 8 hour watering last week. It will get another 8 hours of water today. I am trying for new growth so the air layer that was started july 9th will do the root thing. I checked the layer a couple weeks ago and there were no roots showing but the tree has been in decline due to the heat. It lost about 90% of its leaves. The figs sure were good though.

                  The calico is Miss Purdy and the gray tabby is Purdy Girl. They own this place. I am just their guest.
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                  Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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                  • Fruitaddict
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                    Good looking cats

                • #12
                  Now this sure looks like Alma. Same thing happened to the Alma tree at LSU. Lost all its leaves and was packed with figs!
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                  • #13
                    I ran across this video on youtube. It looks like my WTE.

                    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IM95N7gXktg
                    Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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                    • eboone
                      eboone commented
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                      Any idea who does that video - someone from one of the forums?

                    • eboone
                      eboone commented
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                      Actually, I think that is johnnyq627 (Nick) on f4f. Never mind.

                  • #14
                    Yup that's me. My WTE came from UCD as a cutting.
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                    • #15
                      I think I am finally able to describe the flavor as sweet like mild honey. I found this one and one more this morning hiding out. Drop of honey in center and at 25 min b4 mark. Enlarge photo to get view of honey.
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                      Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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                      • #16
                        Your fig appears to be an Alma not a White Texas Everbearing...

                        The attached Link is of Frank's , FMD Alma trees which has clear photos of leaves and figs...
                        https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-h...ers-back-at-it

                        Alma is known for its leaves with rounded lobes and shallow sinuses reminiscent of a duck's webbed feet, and called duckfooted leaves by a well known fig forum member.
                        Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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