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  • Maine unks- IDs anyone?

    I received a half dozen fig plants from the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden last fall- they had a nice collection donated by Kerry (drivewayfarmer) but had decided to get rid of them as they did not have room to over winter them- score on some well started plants! Thank you, Kerry, CMBG!
    Surprisingly, not all came labeled, some had faint ink pen labels on the trunk, others not a clue. After a long winter in the cellar, some went in ground, others up-potted into larger containers. All are now pushing figlets, hope some ripen in time! I will update with further pics as they develop, as I know that is the surest path to a solid ID...
    in the meantime here they are, starting with those with labels:
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    Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
    Wishlist- ,Campaniere, Demos unk

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    And the rest:
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    Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
    Wishlist- ,Campaniere, Demos unk

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    • AscPete
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      Negronne, from Kerry's List, my VdB's usually have thinner lobes.....

  • #3
    Jesse, pretty sure that's Violette de Bordeaux.

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    • zone5figger
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      Been leaning toward vdb or petite Negra as possibilities for that one, thanks Rui.

    • Chrisk
      Chrisk commented
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      Or Negronne . Great looking plants.

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    Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
    Wishlist- ,Campaniere, Demos unk

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    • #5
      This one has some veery faint pen, perhaps "CON"? Conadria..?
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      Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
      Wishlist- ,Campaniere, Demos unk

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      • Rui
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        That does look like Conadria, which actually looks a lot like Lyndhurst White

      • AscPete
        AscPete commented
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        Conadria, which also looks similar to Atreano...

    • #6
      Thanks for looking!
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      Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
      Wishlist- ,Campaniere, Demos unk

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      • Rui
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        This one looks like Natalina.

      • AscPete
        AscPete commented
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        My guess would be MBVS (from the list provided by Kerry), ripe figs will provide a better ID.

    • #7
      I gave them 30 or more varieties , but I don't think , though not certain ,VDB was one of them and I've never had Petite Negra .
      Large Negronne would be a possibility.
      Natalina was definitely one.
      Could have given them both Lyndhurst White and Conadria.
      I've always wondered what happened to the large 5 gallon pot RDB that I gave them.
      Kerry - NH zone 5 Wish list - Angelito .

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      • #8
        Kerry, I'm sure someone tasted that and kept it LOL

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        • #9
          You are probably right Rui.
          As long as someone is enjoying it that's fine.
          The Coastal Maine Botanical Garden is an outstanding place.
          If ever up in Maine it is well worth the time to visit.
          We used to live in PA not too far from Longwood Gardens which we visited fairly often and the CMBG is on par with it in many ways.
          Jesse , off the top of my head some of the others I remember giving them were :
          Salem Dark
          Takoma Violet
          White Triana
          MBVS
          Gino's Black
          Black Bethlehem
          I should have kept a list.
          Kerry - NH zone 5 Wish list - Angelito .

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          • #10
            Picked a small breba fig from the unknown IDed as Large Negronne. Cute little bugger- I used a dime for scale to give it a fighting chance lol! Probably could have used another day or two, but rain and eagerness to pick my first ever (!) fig got the better of me....there is another much larger breba ripening that I promise to let go a bit longer.
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            Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
            Wishlist- ,Campaniere, Demos unk

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            • #11
              Wow, a dime?! That's a blueberry, not a fig
              How was it?

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              • zone5figger
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                Good things can come in small packages, Rui☺. It was mildly figgy and sweet, but a hint of under-ripe acidity that told me I shoulda waited a bit.

            • #12
              Here is the other breba fig from the plant IDed as Large Negronne- this got a quarter for scale, it was 4 times as big as the first one. My son and I split it and enjoyed it's mild and sweet flavor, thin skin. My little figger is hooked! Maincrop figs continue to swell on this plant, it is a race against time in my short season.
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              Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
              Wishlist- ,Campaniere, Demos unk

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              • #13
                This one might make it.....labeled IC. Temps in 40s at night 60-70 days, dry forecast.
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                Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
                Wishlist- ,Campaniere, Demos unk

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                • #14
                  The leaf doesn't look like Improved Celeste, but the fruit kinda does.
                  Any other possibilities?
                  Whatever it is, you'll get to sample it this year.

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