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  • Marseilles Black VS

    I actually picked this last week, but just finally managed to get the pics off my camera. I was pretty impressed by the flavor. It wasn't quite as sweet as the Ronde de Bordeaux or Sicilian Black figs I tried earlier, but the berry flavor was distinct. I wish I had more. Unfortunately, quantity will need to wait until next seasons since this is a first year tree. I hope I get one ripening at the same time as my Hardy Chicago so I can compare. I vaguely remember my HC having a berry taste last season.

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    Johnny
    Stuff I grow: Google Doc

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    Congrats on the harvest...
    Thanks for sharing the photos and info.

    My HC's usually have strawberry like flavor.
    Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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    • #3
      Even though I have not had its fruit, this variety has a special place for me. First one I rooted last year, vigorous healthy grower. One of these might try to take on a winter out this year, with a backup inside.
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      Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
      Wishlist- earliest maincrop varieties

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      • Chrisk
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        Looks great Jesse.

    • #4
      Gongrats on your fig especially from a first year tree. Thanks for sharing .

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      • #5
        Good job on 1st year tree. Based on what others say about older trees yielding better tasting figs yours should get better.

        My 1st year into figs. Several cuttings of mbvs rooted easily for me. They are now grow vigorously in partial shade even with 9 days triple digits. Hopefully next year i will enjoy eating a couple of these.
        Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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        • #6
          Johnny,
          Sorry, I do not mean to hijack your thread, just wanted to show my MBVS from a 2 year inground tree ripened in SoCal, pollinated. They look a bit different than yours , tasted excellent.

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

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          • jkuo
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            Those look awesome!

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          Glad to see everyone's pics and reviews, since I managed to root 3 out 5 cuttings this summer of this cultivar. Hopefully they turn out as tasty looking as the ones above.
          Andre
          Western Orange County, FL

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          • #8
            This a great fig. Igor, those look divine! Pollination really changes the size of that one. Mine are a bit smaller.
            Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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