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  • Strawberry Verte and JH Adriatic main

    Easy to find, easy to grow, easy to forget that there are other figs around
    Simply superb with intense berry taste and slight crunch, 12/10 for sure!
    Interesting that with your eyes closed you wouldn’t tell the difference, the SV and JH taste very similar.
    The trees look and grow very differently though. My SV is also more productive.
    Enjoy!

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    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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    Thanks for the post. I have something to look forward to in a couple years. I have several cutting of each just getting started. Hopefully I can make big trees of them.
    Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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    • #3
      Nice, Igor! So both of yours are ripening already? This must be one of the perks of being in zone 10a.

      It's too soon for me to tell on taste yet, but my SV tree has also been much more productive than the Adriatic JH (though the SV is also older), and the main crop appears a lot earlier too. Neither one is close to ripe though: SV has been at the stagnant stage for about 2 months, and the Adriatic JH figlets just started forming a couple weeks ago.
      Sarah
      Bay Area, CA (zone: 9B)

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      • #4
        Iggy you are killing me! Adriatic for me is ripening shortly. My young SV probably needs 6 weeks more.
        Rafael
        Zone 10b, Miami, FL

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        • #5
          Good Lord! God bless Igor, wonderful job once again man and thanks very much for sharing.

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          • #6
            My JH is waiting for something. Time I guess. It has nice size figs but not getting ripe. Maybe the squirrels put a growth retarder on it till they finish off the early and mid-season crop figs!
            Darkman AKA Charles in Pensacola South of I-10 zone 8b/9a

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            • #7
              That looks beautiful! Those pics have me salivating, Igor.
              Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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              • #8
                They look Nice indeed
                Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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                • #9
                  here is some of my JH, I have 6 that I keep for myself and I usually have some babies
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                  Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana
                  Buffalo WV Z6

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                  • #10
                    Those look terrific! The wasp does help.
                    Bob C.
                    Kansas City, MO Z6

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for your post, Igor. They look and sound wonderful. I'm only a few miles north of you, have figs on both SV and JH trees and none are ripe yet. So far only my Latarulla and LSU Purple have ripened. Both were okay figs, mildly sweet with a slight hint of a berry flavor -the LSU Purple somewhat stronger than the Latarulla. They were better than my unknown that is splitting with all the rains, but not particularly special. At least my unknown is keeping the birds and critters busy and they leave the other trees alone.
                      Mara, Southern California,
                      Climate Zone: 1990=9b 2012= 10a 2020=?

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                      • #12
                        Look GREAT!
                        Greg Luchak
                        N.W. Arkansas - Zone 6b

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                        • #13
                          Thank you, all!
                          Mara, the SV is in the ground and JH in a pot, both on the South side of the building, and the timing is very close for them. Normally, the potted trees are ahead because the container temperature is higher but in this case the house wall heat added to the ambient soil temperature a bit probably.
                          USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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                          • #14
                            Those looks delicious. I rooted a JH Adriatic cutting back in January and now it is 5 feet tall and has already let me taste two figs. Even the earliest fig tasted good. Reminded me of my Green Ischia.
                            Brian
                            Augusta, GA

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                            • #15
                              I also have a JH in a pot and a SV in ground. They were both started from cuttings last year. The SV grew well over the last few months in the ground and I just got to taste the first ripe fig from it today. The JH has a few small figs on it, but I don't expect them to ripen for at least a month. The SV was probably one of the tastiest figs I've been able to try so far. I had a MIB yesterday, which was nice, but to my taste, the SV blew it away. Glad that one is in ground.
                              Zone 7B/8A Wake Forest, NC. Wish list - 1. To stop murdering fig cuttings. 2. To find the biggest, juiciest, cold hardiest, most delicious common fig in the world! (and not murder it)

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                              • #16
                                Igor, do you have Col de dame blanc as well? How does it compare?

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                                • Bluemalibu
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                                  I am growing all three here, Ram. In our heat, the CdD-Blanc has a more intense, mature/complex flavor as compared to the other two.

                                • greenfig
                                  greenfig commented
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                                  Yes, I agree with Blue. On the other side , my SV and AJH are more productive and vigorous than CDDB .

                                • ramv
                                  ramv commented
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                                  Thanks Doug and Igor.
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