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  • Bourjasotte Grise main 2018

    This is the first year I DIDNT give a headstart to this variety. The results have exceeded my expectations. This is a luscious, berry flavored fruit, it does not split, is very productive, fairly rain resistant, hardy and the fruit is easily removed from the tree. There is no downside if you ask me. Everyone in the Northern tier should have this. I have been picking fruit for 2 weeks now. This came from Prusch park originally. I even had a breba ripen this season for the first time, but I missed it as I was travelling when it ripened.
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    Rafael
    Zone 10b, Miami, FL

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    Beautiful plate of figs!
    Alistair from Chattanooga, Zone 7b - Proverbs 27:18
    Wishlist: Burgan Unk., Campaniere, Craven's Craving, De La Roca, La Bourgeoise, Moscatel Preto, Nuestra Señora del Carmen

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    • figs and tropicals
      figs and tropicals commented
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      aloha, I'm looking in your wish list...and have a question. Is black tuscan, craven's craving, and madeira island black considered the same fig? I was wondering as you grouped them together with the slash in between. I think I'll do a search on the site to see what I can find out...hopefully I get some info from members.

    • ALOHA2002
      ALOHA2002 commented
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      I don't think that they are the same based on what I've read, but they all seem to have a similar enough look and flavor profile, and are reputed to have earlier ripening time than Black Madeira and Figo Preto that I'm just looking to get one of those three to satisfy my wishlist. So the slash is there just to signify that I'm looking for one of them, and don't really need all three. (But who am I kidding, if I can get all three, I'm not likely to turn down the opportunity. :-)

  • #3
    Looks absolutely delicious!! Looking forward to these from my tree, not long now but especially next yr when it has another year on it.
    Brenda East Tn. Zone 6B

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    • #4
      Rafael, those look so delicious! How big (and age) is your fig tree and what size pot is it in?
      Angela - Southwestern Ontario - zone 6a
      wish list: Smith

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      • Rafaelissimmo
        Rafaelissimmo commented
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        4th year. 10 or 15 gal can’t recall

      • angelad
        angelad commented
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        Thanks. I have a small one that I started this year so hopefully next year I might get some figs from it.

      • Rafaelissimmo
        Rafaelissimmo commented
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        Oh Angela the tree is very tall about 6 ft high

    • #5
      I hope you’ll be offering cuttings from your tree come fall/winter Now that you’ve shown us how fantastic it can do without a headstart in Queens, I should absolutely grow this one as I’m in Queens too!
      Nyc zone 7b Wish List: For everyone’s cuttings to root!

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      • fettuccine
        fettuccine commented
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        That’s great, thank you! I just hope people get too stuffed to be on figbid around that time

      • Rafaelissimmo
        Rafaelissimmo commented
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        Fettuce I will also hook you up with CddB and Paradiso Giovanni, you can save on shipping by picking up in person lol
        Last edited by Rafaelissimmo; 09-10-2018, 08:14 PM.

      • fettuccine
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        Shipping really does make up the bulk of the costs I’ve seen so thank you so much Rafael!! Time for some heavy penny pinching. No more TJ figs from now on!

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      I'm wondering about possible variations in this fig that may be out there. I've noticed some photos of supposedly ripe figs that seem to have an extremely large white pithy strip along the edges.

      Many others, including mine, show fruit where the deep red coloration occupies most of the interior, with only a relatively small white edging. First off, is the thickness of the white band a matter of ripeness (doesn't seem to be, because some of those showing figs with thick white bands claim they were fully ripe), breba vs main crop, immature vs older tree, or something else?

      I also notice that WillsC seems to sell a 'B' version of Bourjossotte Grise on his website, in addition to a standard BG (only shows up if you choose view all in the Shop menu. What's up with this? Is this another version from a different region (ie European source vs American source), or a Bour. Grise Not of some kind? Does anyone have the "B" version and the standard version that can tell me what, if any, the differences are?
      Richard - San Diego 10a

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      • Rafaelissimmo
        Rafaelissimmo commented
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        Richard there are a couple of versions in circulation in California, and there is a European version sold in Britain (oddly enough there is no French version I am aware of). The European version seems not to compare, so I’d avoid that. Not sure about the other California variants either but I’d say this: on occasion I notice a little extra pith at the top part, but this is a relatively squat fig, I have to say the Prusch version seems to be sublime and is easily obtained at CRFG scion exchanges.

      • Ortegojeffrey
        Ortegojeffrey commented
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        Hey Richard, I got one of these "B" version from wills. I was concerned and asked him and he assured me it was the real thing. I will take his word on it but still don't know why there are multiple versions offered of the same fig... or is it not the same? No fruit this year but it grew a lot. Should get a bunch next year and find out.

    • #7
      Rafael, those are BEAUTIFUL!
      Wish List: I need another fig tree like I need a hole in the head.

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    • #8
      yes, sure look great. I acquired one of those bourjasotte gris recently...has a little fig on it, but I don't know if it will actually ripen. The plant is 2 1/2 ft tall, strong and stocky. We have warm weather through oct into nov even. Heck, it was 108 today. This is unusually hot for this time of year. Should be closer to 100 I think. Thankfully the humidity has dried up. I can take the heat more than the humidity. I've been moving the fig tree out more and more into the sun gradually since getting it. Sure interested in trying that variety. It looks fabulous. thanks for showing the photos. Gives me inspiration!
      I have a black madeira same situation...young tree, just got it, small fig...anxious on that one too! I've never tried either of those varieties...I have a treat in store...someday.
      Pm me for the list of trees available for sale.
      Phoenix, AZ zone 9B

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      • #9
        I need one of those😃 looks good!
        Looking for the next best, high quality fig.

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        • #10
          Looks really tasty!

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          • #11
            Nice figs again!

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            • #12
              WOW!!!! nom nom nom!!!!
              Luis, sacramento CA 9b
              wish list: BNR, Zaffiro, CdDM

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              • #13
                WOW, splendid Figs Rafa. I just bought one from California (BayFlora nursery) and it has 2 figs of which one is pretty large and waiting for the color and swell any day now. Frankly,ive never seen a more beautiful fig that those. Cherish that one!

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                • Stela G
                  Stela G commented
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                  when did you buy from BayFlora? I messaged them about this one and they told me they didn't have it available a few weeks ago.

              • #14
                Nice haul, Rafael.
                Arne - Northern NJ - Zone 6A

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                • #15
                  StelaG, yes, that's about when I got mine. What happened was when I asked her if they had any more because the website said sold out. She said your timing was perfect . She just found a few that had lost their labels and when she saw the figs and leaves she knew it was BG. So she sent me one that had 2 almost fully sized figs on it! Right after that I mentioned this to 1 or 2 fig lovers at the Staten ISland Fig festival and I think they bought them right on the spot.

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                  • Stela G
                    Stela G commented
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                    ok thanks, I will have to remember come spring to check them out again.

                • #16
                  Nice! Definitely on my want list. LMK if you have any cuttings?
                  Zone 7a

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                  • Rafaelissimmo
                    Rafaelissimmo commented
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                    They will be on Figbid after thanksgiving

                • #17
                  Why hadn't I rooted one of these beautiful figs earlier. Maybe I'll get a taste next year.

                  Do you have fruit flies attacking your fruit there? How does BG hold up to their attacks with the medium eye?
                  Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Verdolino, Sucrette UCD, Rubado

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                  • Rafaelissimmo
                    Rafaelissimmo commented
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                    Hi Don. This variety held up very well most of the season, all through September. It did not split much and showed resistance to fruit flies. However, the last week has been a problem, the fruit has split more than previously, and that of course is a big invitation to the fruit flies. Overall I am very pleased with its performance. Also noteworthy is that these fruits stay fresh much longer than other varieties if kept in the fridge.

                • #18
                  It did poorly in resisting the fruit flies here, Don.
                  Gonna try some organza bags next year
                  Ed
                  SW PA zone 6a

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                  • #19
                    Thank you both for describing your experiences.
                    Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Verdolino, Sucrette UCD, Rubado

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                    • #20
                      First ripe Bourjasotte Gris.
                      This was an excellent fig!!!
                      Thank you don_sanders for this wonderful tree.
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                      Piney Point Village, Zone 8b
                      W/L- Allix

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                      • Red_Sun
                        Red_Sun commented
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                        Very nice.

                      • Cguitar
                        Cguitar commented
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                        Looks great!
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