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  • The latest possible large tasty fig?

    In two weeks or so I will be figless
    It is either our climate in general or this year only, but I need to find a late good fig to extent my season. The only ones that still might ripen are the winter rooted cuttings that have no sense of the season yet.
    Any suggestions? Ideally, a large tasty and productive fig. Thanks!
    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

  • #2
    They may not be "Large" figs, but LSU Purple has the reputation of producing "3 crops"and Italian Everbearing also has the reputation of continually putting on new figs. Finding cultivars that continue to grow and produce figs may help to extend the length of your harvest to the length of your long growing season. Good Luck.
    Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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    • #3
      Pete,
      Thank you for the suggestion!
      I agree, I should broaden the definition for my search.

      I used to have an LSU Purple but was not happy with it and gave the tree away .
      I will check the Italian Everbearing.
      USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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      • #4
        A few MP figs that are excellent and very late ripening are Hivernenca (42 grams) and Morro de Bou (53 grams).
        They both ripen figs between late september and half november on the Baleares.
        I think the heat they get is close to what you have in SoCal so they're worth considering.
        Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
        Zone 8B

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        • #5
          Thanks, Rob. Those are not very large figs, but I will keep in mind.
          Getting the figs from MP in the U.S. is a bit tricky though.
          USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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          • #6
            Hardy Chicago will ripen figs until the first frost. Kathleen Black seems to produce figs non-stop once you get it to make the first one. I'll watch for others. My largest fig that tastes great so far this year was Niagara Black. It swelled during a huge downpour but didn't crack and it still tastes great.

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            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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            • #7
              Thanks, Bob.
              Your Hardy Chicago produces until the first frost because it starts late, I think.
              My MBVS started early in the season and finished early too. I believe the Mt Etna figs behave in a similar way.
              My potted HC was not too happy with the heat this summer, the figs were too small, not as good as from the inground MBVS.

              My KB was not too productive this summer (it was its first with the figs), maybe next year is going to be better.

              Thanks for the Niagara Black photos! Do you have an LdA? Are they the same?
              USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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              • #8
                http://www.durionursery.biz/figs.htm

                Igor,

                I saw several cultivars on this venders list that may fill your needs.

                Large, tasty and late or everbareing.
                Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                • rusty hooks
                  rusty hooks commented
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                  Went to the Durio site...interesting name registry....O'rourke/Improved Celeste?...I've got a few other questions for them

              • #9
                Thank you , Scott, awesome!
                Do you know if they ship to CA?
                USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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                • COGardener
                  COGardener commented
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                  I wondered about that after I posted. We'll have to look into it.

              • #10
                White Genoa is just getting started and will produce til after our local frosts here in Nor Cal....November/December
                Ross B. Santa Rosa Calif zone 9b, wish list: CdD Blanc, Igo, Palmata, Sucrette, Morroco, Galicia Negra

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                • #11
                  http://www.durionursery.biz/shipping.htm

                  I see nothing stating a limitation of states they ship to. So worth a shot, or at least a phone call.
                  Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                  “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                  • greenfig
                    greenfig commented
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                    Thanks! Awesome

                  • COGardener
                    COGardener commented
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                    Any time!

                • #12
                  Natalina/Vernino
                  Last edited by Bijan; 08-25-2015, 09:32 AM.
                  Littleton, CO (zone 5b) - In Containers
                  N.E. of Austin, TX (zone 8b)- In Ground.

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                  • greenfig
                    greenfig commented
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                    Thank you ! I have not read about it much before you mentioned about it. Found this thread, very interesting but confusing as far as the naming goes:

                    http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox....talina-4283758

                  • Bijan
                    Bijan commented
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                    I cannot help you too much with Durio's 'Vernino'. I searched for the tree for exactly the same reasons you are looking (except for it being a large fig). I bought one from Dalton in the fall of 2012 and promptly planted it in the ground in Texas. It was not too long after that I began spending most of my time in Denver. Consequently, I have no experience with it.

                • #13
                  Peter's Honey? My mature tree in a fifteen gallon pot is just ripening its first fig, and is so packed with others still little I had to thin them out.
                  Last edited by Altadena Mara; 08-25-2015, 10:02 AM.
                  Mara, Southern California,
                  Climate Zone: 1990=9b 2012= 10a 2020=?

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                  • greenfig
                    greenfig commented
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                    Great! What is its origin? Can you post a few photos of the ripe fruit, please, when it's ripe?

                  • Altadena Mara
                    Altadena Mara commented
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                    Pete's Honey was one of the neglected fig trees from Burkard's. It was packed with little figs on the tips until I thinned them a week ago, so the first one is still small. The newer ones are growing larger. It's described as a medium sized fig at: http://figs4fun.com/Thumbnail_Peters_Honey.html . My pictures from 8/8/15 are here:
                    http://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-ho...ning-out-fruit
                    My Latarulla/ Danny's Delight arrived as a good sized tree last Spring from Edible Landscaping and is still making little figs on every node as well as mature fruit now.

                • #14
                  Originally posted by greenfig View Post
                  Thanks, Bob.
                  Your Hardy Chicago produces until the first frost because it starts late, I think.
                  My MBVS started early in the season and finished early too. I believe the Mt Etna figs behave in a similar way.
                  My potted HC was not too happy with the heat this summer, the figs were too small, not as good as from the inground MBVS.

                  My KB was not too productive this summer (it was its first with the figs), maybe next year is going to be better.

                  Thanks for the Niagara Black photos! Do you have an LdA? Are they the same?
                  No ripe LdA yet. They could start swelling any day now. My HC keeps producing little figlets and ripening the older ones until a frost stops it. I've found that increasing fertilization overcomes the stunting effects of heat. Try it next year.

                  I'm going to add Nordland to the list. I picked my first one last night and it tasted like an intensely strawberry flavored syrup. I don''t know how late it ripens for hotties like you, though

                  Thanks for the Nordland, Rafed!

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                  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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                  • #15
                    Hey WillsC, should you label all the SoCal members, "Hotties"?

                    The forum won't let you page people in an edit or a comment
                    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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                    • #16
                      Originally posted by Harborseal View Post
                      Hey WillsC, should you label all the SoCal members, "Hotties"?

                      The forum won't let you page people in an edit or a comment


                      You lost me
                      Cutting sales have ended for the season. Plant sales will start March 1 at 8 eastern time. If it is still too cold in your area I can hold your plants till a date of your choosing.

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                      • #17
                        I would also recommend Vernino.....It is LATE, Mid December here and very good.
                        Cutting sales have ended for the season. Plant sales will start March 1 at 8 eastern time. If it is still too cold in your area I can hold your plants till a date of your choosing.

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