X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • greenfig
    replied
    Strawberry Verte and Unk. Pastilliere, win the prizes for 3 years in a row in the taste and productivity. Panachee is superb but not too productive.
    The UP has a taste of a bing cherry

    Leave a comment:


  • Sarahkt
    replied
    There was ample fig tasting at Gary's figganza yesterday, and we got to taste many varieties that I'd only heard about before. I haven't tried too many varieties previously, so take it with a grain of salt!

    In my opinion, Galicia Negra, Zidi (needs wasp), Pastilliere, Col de Dame anything (noir > blanc > gris, based on the slices I sampled) were definitely worthy of obsessing over. Emalyn's Purple was another group favorite though I think my sample might have been a little fermented/spoiled. In the great but not obsessing over category: Italian 376 was also great, as were a few others like DFIC 0023, Maroc Alto 23, Socorro Black, and Beale.

    A couple others that I'd heard very good things about were apparently not representative at this tasting. Grise de St. Jean was watery and not too flavorful, Black Madeira was good but not the "hold onto your fence" good, at least for me with the sample I tried. But there's all the variation caused from fig-to-fig/tree-to-tree/seasonal/age/climate/personal taste to factor in.

    Leave a comment:


  • Harborseal
    replied
    There are certain figs that have something extra that makes you go "wow!". I'm not sure it's something you can actually taste. Some varieties have it in some figs but not others. Panache is the most consistent in that regard as long as it's fully ripe off the tree.

    Leave a comment:


  • Altadena Mara
    replied
    Thanks for your response, Frank and Scott. My Figo Pretos from cuttings this year are creeping along also, but one has one tiny fig on it. I probably should take it off, but am curious to see it develop. It doesn't seem to be growing any slower than the tree that doesn't have a fig.

    Leave a comment:


  • COGardener
    replied
    Figo Preto has been a slow grower for me from cutting this year. I expect she will make up for lost time next year and hopefully reward me with some figs.

    I'm to new to figs to even know what I like so far other than all of them.

    Leave a comment:


  • F. Bennett
    replied
    I don't have a ton of varieties, but I always praise Preto as my golden child.

    Leave a comment:


  • Altadena Mara
    started a topic Favorite addictive tasting figs?

    Favorite addictive tasting figs?

    What variety of fig has such an amazing flavor you are addicted? It goes beyond the classification of “excellent” or “favorite” to an obsession. They are your personal “Holy Grail” of figs? Productivity is unimportant here. This tree is so unique and amazing it might only produce one fig a year but it is still a keeper. Perhaps it’s an easy to find one like a Celeste or a Hollier. Or perhaps a sought after exotic like Black Madeira or Galicia Negra. What is it about their flavor that makes them so special?
Working...
X