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  • Colar d'Albatera breba ripening.

    While most of you americans are enjoying your main crops i have yet to taste my first fig of the year but it's almost there.
    In Spain this is the nr.1 marketed breba due to it's huge size.
    This is still a young tree (second year) and it produces for the first time.
    It's nowhere near the promised 100 gram+ but since it's still a very young tree i hope it will improve in the future.


    Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
    Zone 8B

  • #2
    Nice Rob, let us know about the taste.
    Rafael
    Zone 10b, Miami, FL

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    • #3
      Your patience will be rewarded. If you protect it from critters
      Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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      • Rob Ster 010
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        I did Bob, it's netted. Last year the birds only became a problem in october when most food for them got scarce.
        But when they discovered figs are awesome they were feasting on them!

    • #4
      Originally posted by Rob Ster 010 View Post
      While most of you americans are enjoying your main crops i have yet to taste my first fig of the year but it's almost there.
      It might seem like 'most' but it is not.
      Unfortunately there are a lot of us in the north or without greenhouses who are in the same boat Rob. I am expecting my first main crop figs probably from Malta Black and O'Rourke in 2-3 weeks. Hoping....

      That one looks nice.

      Ed
      SW PA zone 6a

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      • Rob Ster 010
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        Glad i'm not the only one Ed. I'm in 8b but our european zones differ a lot from the USA. We got mild summers and mild winters. Season here lasts til november though.

    • #5
      Nice looking fig Rob, thanks for sharing. What kind of net set up do you have. Is it just draped over?

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      • Rob Ster 010
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        yeah just draped over.

    • #6
      Looks great Rob
      Cutting sales have ended for the season. Plant sales will start March 1 at 8 eastern time. If it is still too cold in your area I can hold your plants till a date of your choosing.

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      • Rob Ster 010
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        Thanks Wills, Santa might bring you one for christmas!

    • #7
      Today it was dead ripe.
      Weighed 59 grams, not as good as Napolitana negra breba's which are my favorite but damn close.
      8/10 to me.
      You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 3 photos.
      Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
      Zone 8B

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      • #8
        Thanks for sharing the photos and info.
        It looks delicious.
        Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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ID:	34501 Another one ripened today. This one had cracks like it's supposed to and was a lot better than the first one.
          Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
          Zone 8B

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