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  • Sucrette (Baud)

    This was the first fig off of this 2nd year tree growing in a 5 gallon container (SIP). I was going to let it ripen another day or two but when I came home after work it was laying on the ground in its organza bag. It wasn't damaged so perhaps the wind knocked it off? Anyway, the flavor was mild and not particularly sweet like I had been expecting. The skin was more thick and chewy than average and it had a good seed crunch. However, it had a very pleasant creamy flavor. I can definitely see the potential of this one but am hoping for better as it matures (and ripens more thoroughly).
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    Steve
    D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
    WL: Nantes Maroc

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    I've been eating some perfectly ripe figs off of this one recently and they are excellent! Very sweet flavor with honey notes. To me it is a honey fig though others have called a "sugar" flavor what I would call a "honey" flavor so I'm not sure yet whether the honey fig designation is appropriate.
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    Steve
    D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
    WL: Nantes Maroc

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    • #3
      Thanks for the update. I have 1 more cutting in the fridge to try.
      Littleton, CO (zone 5b) - In Containers
      N.E. of Austin, TX (zone 8b)- In Ground.

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      • Rewton
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        Good luck, Bijan. If it doesn't take let me know.

    • #4
      My first Sucrette fig split with all the watering I've had to do in our heat wave. I ate it anyway, but it wasn't ripe. Will figs still ripen on the tree if they are split open at one side? Maybe I should have left it on the tree? I had to decide my first year trees are more important than their fruit at this stage of their development, so have made sure they didn't dry out.
      Mara, Southern California,
      Climate Zone: 1990=9b 2012= 10a 2020=?

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      • Rewton
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        Mara, there seems to be a variety also called Sucrette that Encanto farms and UCD has - this is one is different from the French (Baud) version. To answer your question, in most areas splits in figs lead to insect damage and spoilage before the fig gets fully ripe. So picking such a fig before it gets fully ripe is probably the best you can do.
        Last edited by Rewton; 09-01-2015, 09:04 PM.

      • Altadena Mara
        Altadena Mara commented
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        Rewton, thanks for the info. My cuttings were from Harvey last February. He sources from both Encanto, UCD, and Baud, so I'm not sure which they are.

    • #5
      Succrette at UCD is blood red inside when ripe.
      Dennis
      Charlotte, NC /Zone 8a

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      • Rewton
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        My understanding is that the UCD Sucrette is different plus I imagine it was pollinated as well which would probably affect the appearance of the pulp. However, I have to admit I expected the Sucrette (Baud) to have red pulp too based on Axier's photos. I had assumed he doesn't have the wasp but I'm not sure. It could also be a matter of maturity since my tree is in its 2nd leaf.

      • Rewton
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        I just looked up Axier's location and I would guess he actually does have the wasp. I also noticed that brugmansia-quebec.com describes this fig as having light-red pulp which is consistent with what I am seeing.

    • #6
      Originally posted by Altadena Mara View Post
      My first Sucrette fig split with all the watering I've had to do in our heat wave. I ate it anyway, but it wasn't ripe. Will figs still ripen on the tree if they are split open at one side? Maybe I should have left it on the tree? I had to decide my first year trees are more important than their fruit at this stage of their development, so have made sure they didn't dry out.
      I enclose split figs in organza bags. They can last several days and improve in flavor without molding since the bugs can't get at them.
      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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      • Altadena Mara
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        Of course that would help with figs that only split a little bit. Thanks.
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