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  • Negronne

    This was my first time tasting Negronne. I was very pleased, and intend to keep it in my collection. Nice rich figgy flavor, without any exotic tones. 8.5/10
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    Frank ~ zone 7a VA

  • #2
    Frank,

    Thanks for sharing the photos and descriptions.
    Could you please post photos of leaves? Thanks.

    I don't have a Negronne, but am currently growing several different VdB and Petite Negri cultivars and Beers Black BS. They've been very similar in taste, a sweet complex flavor when they are allowed to get well ripened with a jammy interior and slightly wrinkled skin (translucent flesh). At the well ripened stage the skin, flesh and pulp develop different (complex) flavors.
    Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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    • #3
      Beautiful Frank. A great fig in my view.
      Rafael
      Zone 10b, Miami, FL

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      • F. Bennett
        F. Bennett commented
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        Thanks, Rafael. Perfect size too!

    • #4
      Very nice Frank. I bet it tasted very good. My Negronne produced a few figs last year (first year) but nothing this one. Hmmm. Like someone else said... " the mysterious world of figs". Here is a very cool leaf photo from late spring and a fig from last year.
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      • F. Bennett
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        Those leaves are beautiful, Chris. Mine put out every shape accept spades. haha

      • Chrisk
        Chrisk commented
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        Thanks Frank,But yours also put out figs.lol

    • #5
      Originally posted by AscPete View Post
      Could you please post photos of leaves? Thanks
      Pete,
      This one has a little of everything. I just took these pics 5min ago. So hard to tell what leaf pattern is dominant with this one. There's some FMV to boot. Every leaf you see in these pictures are of the same tree.
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      Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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      • Chrisk
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        Now that is a beautiful tree Frank. Some of the leaves resemble VDB and RDB. I put half of mine( air layered the top half) in ground and the other half ,the one that produced the figs last season is still in a pot. The in ground one ( spade leaf) is not doing that well but it'll be fine next season.

      • AscPete
        AscPete commented
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        Thanks for posting the photos of leaves, they look similar to my VdB El and the VdB TC (Tissue Cultured)....

      • eboone
        eboone commented
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        I have a 3 yr old VdB - last year every leaf looked like Frank's photos in pic 1 & 3, this year I was surprised that they almost all look like those in photo 2.

    • #6
      Here are some recent pics of the potted one. Like yours ,leaf patern is all over the place
      From Dino prints to 5 lobed. Very cool tree for your landscape .
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      • AscPete
        AscPete commented
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        Thanks for sharing the photos, they resemble my Beers Black BS except that my tree has severe visible FMD symptoms.

      • Chrisk
        Chrisk commented
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        I've had no problem with FMV with this one Pete. Only a moderate case of rust due to the weather. I stripped most of the leaves off and it took of in a jiffy. It looks pretty clean and healthy now. I also moved it to a partial sun ( early morning to dry the leaves from the dew quicker) location.

    • #7
      Here are some pictures of typical dominant leaves, Beers Black BS, Vdb EL and VdB TC. The Beers Black BS is the only cultivar that produces a large quantity of 3 lobed leaves, the VdB's produce very few 3 lobed leaves.
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      Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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      • #8
        Chris, Pete,

        I'm sure all fig lovers can relate, but I wish so much that DNA testing was a simple procedure. We'd probably flip out on how redundant most of these varieties are. The leaves are certainly not a reliable source of identification after seeing how many variances our trees have.
        Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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        • AscPete
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          I agree that there's lots of leaf variability in some fig cultivars especially in Negronne/VdB, but variability in itself can also aid to ID many cultivars. The VdB/Negronne Cultivars are probably not the best example because they may be a mix of 3 or more 'Bordeaux' cultivars.
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