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  • Black Madeira 2015

    This is my first fruit ever, on a 1st year plant gifted to me by a kind gentleman. Taste was good, but it does not match the complexity of a mature Preto yet. Love that honey drop.
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    Rafael
    Zone 10b, Miami, FL

  • #2
    Looks good but maybe 2-3 more days on the tree for me. LOL
    newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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    • Rafaelissimmo
      Rafaelissimmo commented
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      Mike you are probably right but then its always a race with ants and critters...

  • #3
    At least 3 more days.
    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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    • #4
      Rafael you got yourself an awesome fig.
      i kow it had to be painfull to wait as long as you did.
      :-)
      andreas-patras Peloponnisos Greece zone 9a

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      • #5
        I'm protecting a few figs on a very small tree .....hiding, moving from place to place under the cover of darkness so no one gets any ideas....the first one has shown color with the heat we've had lately....
        Ross B. Santa Rosa Calif zone 9b, wish list: CdD Blanc, Igo, Palmata, Sucrette, Morroco, Galicia Negra

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        • #6
          I actually put my CdD Blanc in the greenhouse today to protect against any theft, 2 figs are swelling...
          Rafael
          Zone 10b, Miami, FL

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          • #7
            Rafael, I certainly understand. I have lost so many figs to the critters this year. Several
            are first time figs and two trees I am down to my last fig to try. I have a organza bag over
            it, then a clear plastic cup cut down the side and I slide it down over it and then I have
            bird netting over it. The critters can find a way. Its not just birds but chipmunks and
            either possums or raccoons also.
            newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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            • Rafaelissimmo
              Rafaelissimmo commented
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              Mike I am noticing that organza bags getting wet while covering a fig is not a good thing, it seems the figs start to spoil quicker, maybe the humidity?

            • rusty hooks
              rusty hooks commented
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              you never know whos going to show up on your doorstep when the figs start coming in....

          • #8
            Rafael, that is probably true since the bag will keep them mostly covered and wet.
            The plastic cup split down the side and then placed over the fig and limb if possible
            will keep the birds off and allow for air circulation also when its raining.
            newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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            • FMD
              FMD commented
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              Not in my yard, Mike. My birds love shattering anything I attach to my trees including air layers.

            • newnandawg
              newnandawg commented
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              Frank, your birds are more destructive than mine. LOL

          • #9
            Great looking fig Rafael. Thanks for sharing.

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            • #10
              You couldn't ask for a better looking black madeira!
              Ryan- CenLa, zone 8a/b

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              • #11
                Nice Black Madeira. I bought fig cuttings and plants like crazy this year. It good to see what I have to look forward to.
                Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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