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  • This Longue d' Aout deserves the spotlight

    I had several of these last year but this is the first one of 2015. This one came from my 5 gallon SIP. HUGE fig with lots of sweet rich figgy flavors. What I love so much about this fig is how meaty it is. One of these equals 3-4 average sized figs! So delicious and will always have a home in my yard. Enjoy the pics! The small fig is Gino Black.
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    Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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    Great pictures Frank. That one almost looks like a breba.
    Art
    Western Pa -6a

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    • #3
      One of my favorites as well.
      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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      • #4
        I was thinking you had LdA in-ground, or is that someone else from Virginia? Anyway, that is a nice large fig - good work!
        Steve
        D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
        WL: Nantes Maroc

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        • #5
          Thanks, guys.
          Steve...I also have one in the ground. Lots of figs coming in September!
          Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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          • #6
            Thanks for sharing the great photos and info.
            I originally thought only the brebas were elongated.
            I'm currently growing the Cucumber cultivar (possible alias) and the main crop figs have that elongated shape.
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            Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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            • #7
              you're lucky to have those little fig lovers to get them started on the right foot..errrr....fig

              nice one to boot
              Ross B. Santa Rosa Calif zone 9b, wish list: CdD Blanc, Igo, Palmata, Sucrette, Morroco, Galicia Negra

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              • #8
                Good looking fig Frank. I especially like the acrobatic fig balancing act.
                Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
                Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!

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                • #9
                  LdA looks to be about the size of an egg. I liked the figgy photo shoot.
                  Wishlist; Green Michurinska, St. Rita
                  Tony
                  Sarver, PA Zone 6A.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks, everyone. My kids go crazy when I bring a ripe fig into the house. I'm thankful they can enjoy this fruit for as long as I'm around, and hopefully after I'm gone too.
                    Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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                    • #11
                      Great pics Frank!
                      newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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                      • #12
                        Hello Frank-

                        Like the pics of the figs, but the kids look better....

                        Do your photos show what a typical main-crop looks like? How long have you had a tree in the ground? Any hardiness problems yet? This variety looks like a very nice fig.

                        Good luck, and happy harvest.

                        Frank

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                        • #13
                          That's main crop, right? Looks great, hoping mine produces next year!
                          https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
                          SE PA
                          Zone 6

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                          • #14
                            I have been trying to get one on ebay but have missed because of slow internet speeds. I need to change my strategy. Looks great, now I want one even more
                            Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana
                            Buffalo WV Z6

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BronxFigs View Post
                              Do your photos show what a typical main-crop looks like? How long have you had a tree in the ground? Any hardiness problems yet? This variety looks like a very nice fig.

                              Frank
                              Thanks, Frank. This was from my 5 gallon SIP. I think this may be a breba. The fig was at the very tip of last year's growth. The transition of old/new branch was extremely tight and I didn't take note at the beginning of the season.
                              Main crop isn't as elongated and slightly smaller (still a monster fig).
                              My ground tree is on its 3rd year. It dies back every year without protection, but comes back with over 6' growth and plenty of figs. More figs this year than last.
                              All my ground trees are unprotected and die back every year but always come back strong.
                              Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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                              • #16
                                Thanks for the added information, Frank. Enjoy the figs and the kids.

                                Best regards,
                                Frank

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                                • #17
                                  LDA is a favorite of mine. Here's a shot of one of the brebas which were very nice.
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                                  • F. Bennett
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                                    Very nice looking breba! Good to see you posting. Hope all is well!

                                  • mgginva
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                                    Thank you.

                                • #18
                                  Thanks for sharing such great pictures, Frank. I love all the "to scale" pictures with the twenty, with the kids.
                                  Sarah
                                  Bay Area, CA (zone: 9B)

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                                  • #19
                                    Yummy. Gotta get me one of those.
                                    Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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