X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Saint Rita Another Mount Etna?

    How many of you believe this to be true? My first SR was very good.
    Frank Tallahasee 8B
    North Florida Figs

  • #2
    I'd have to look at the leaves again. 2 years ago the taste was much better than the Mt Etnas but so far this year the 2 that I had weren't nearly as good.
    Bob C.
    Kansas City, MO Z6

    Comment


    • #3
      Given what I've seen online, seems quite possible, and I have a rooted cutting of St Rita that looks like it might have Mt Etna leaves. But I would like to see the fruit for myself, and more leaves first-hand. Hopefully next year.
      Tony WV 6b
      https://mountainfigs.net/

      Comment


      • #4
        I've been eating St. Rita, Bari, and Lebanese Red lately. Out of these three the LR has been a bit better than the other two. Unfortunately, my Mt. Etna figs are in-ground and haven't ripened yet. I'm certainly willing to believe that the flavor profile of St. Rita is close enough to that of a Mt. Etna that it may not be necessary to have both a Mt. Etna and a St. Rita if space is tight. As for St. Rita being a Mt. Etna, I think the leaves are a bit different. I'll look again and if I change my mind I'll comment again.
        Steve
        D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
        WL: Nantes Maroc

        Comment


        • #5
          The fruit's appearance and taste scream Mount Etna. In a good way...
          Frank Tallahasee 8B
          North Florida Figs

          Comment


          • #6
            I've thought that myself. Will look again tomorrow when the sun is up.
            SoCal, zone 10.
            www.ourfigs.com Invite your friends.

            Comment


            • #7
              Mine hasn't fruited yet but the leaves look like a Mt Etna too. The MBVS is much more productive.
              USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

              Comment

              Working...
              X