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  • Lattarula 2015

    This has been one of my most productive varieties this year. It produced quite a few brebas (8-10), especially for a second-year tissue culture plant. It is now loaded with lots and lots of main crop figs that are now just beginning to ripen. Probably my second favorite green fig I've had yet (after Green Ischia), I'm sure will become 3rd after my Adriatic JH produces. Certainly the best honey type I've had yet, a keeper for now! Be sure to wait for spots to start, takes a bit to be ripe after drooping.

    Lattarulas on the bottom, Nero600m on the top left, Malta Black top center, Fico Bianco top right.
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    https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
    SE PA
    Zone 6

  • #2
    Very nice plate Kelby. Thanks for sharing. This is main crop Lattarula, correct?

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    • Kelby
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      Yup, brebas ripened last 2 weeks of July.

  • #3
    Looks delicious, thanks for posting. In ground tree?
    Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
    Wishlist- earliest maincrop varieties

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    • Kelby
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      No, potted to ensure brebas.

  • #4
    The dark figs especially look great.

    Am I seeing correctly about the bottom fig? It looks like it has pink or reddish pulp. Latarulla has clear/amber/honey colored pulp. Also it looks like it has something of a neck, whereas Latarulla has virtually no neck. Your fig looks to me more like a Brooklyn White, as good of a fig or better than Latarulla, in my view. I don't know with certainty what that fig is, but I'm hard pressed to see it as a Latarulla. Hopefully others can share their views.
    Tony WV 6b
    https://mountainfigs.net/

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    • Kelby
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      This is the tissue culture plants sold by Agristarts as Lattarula (one l). Amber flesh, no pink.

  • #5
    mountainfigs Here's the leaf.
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    https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
    SE PA
    Zone 6

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    • mountainfigs
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      Looks nothing like my Latarulla from Edible Landscaping. Looks more like my Brooklyn White, though the correlation is not absolute. Have to say that I don't know what it is.

    • Kelby
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      EL says their Lattarulla is a San Pedro, so maybe they are selling something else.

  • #6
    Okay, since the pulp is amber not red, forget Brooklyn White. I think the following is the set of figs at issue, which I've never seen very clearly sorted out. These are all light similar figs with amber pulp. Any variance would seem to be seen mainly in the neck, in the skin color, in the leaf shape, and/or in the patterns of growth/ripening:
    1. White Marseilles
    2. Yellow Marseilles
    3. Italian Honey
    4. Latarulla [aka Lattarula, etc]
    5. St Anthony's
    6. Blanche [aka Lemon]
    7. Kadota [and strains/synonyms: Banana, Binella/o, White Texas Everbearing, Janice...]
    Between the 7 main names listed above, I would guess that there are 3 to 4 unique varieties.

    Blanche, Kadota, and Latarulla have seemed unique to me.
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    I would guess that Latarulla/Lattarula is a synonym of Italian Honey and/or White Marseilles and/or Yellow Marseilles and/or St Anthony's. Which is saying almost nothing at all.

    Are White Marseilles and Yellow Marseilles actually 2 different figs? Are both, either, or neither different than Italian Honey?

    So - the varietal origin of the fig in question in this thread? It seems it would take some serious detective work to try to authoritatively sort through the main 7 variety names on this list to actually find the real number of unique cultivars, let alone to then match whatever gets figured out to whatever fig anyone actually happens to be growing.

    Quite a few threads at several fig forums have tried to sort out these issues. With what success, it can be hard to see.

    If I had to guess about these 7, I would guess that the unique cultivars here boil down to Kadota, Blanche, and strains of Marseilles - great strains, good strains, so-so strains - with one or two being actually unique cultivars: White or Yellow or both. But it's only a guess.
    Tony WV 6b
    https://mountainfigs.net/

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    • #7
      Here is a picture of my Latarulla from EL that I picked this morning for the picture. It could have stayed on the tree a few more days for more ripeness but still tasted mildly sweet. It's lightly caprified with a red interior like the Latarulla pictures on Fig Varietal Info website. We've had such heat recently that probably even the fig wasps prefer to sit under their air conditioner and sip a cold drink.
      I'll take a picture of the leaves and post it once the sun is off the tree.
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      Mara, Southern California,
      Climate Zone: 1990=9b 2012= 10a 2020=?

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      • #8
        Aren't you supposed to wait until after the pictures to bite them?
        Hi my name is Art. I buy fig cuttings-so I can grow more figs-so I can sell more figs-so I can buy more fig cuttings-so I can grow more figs....

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        • Kelby
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          I do what I want!

      • #9
        Originally posted by Kelby View Post
        mountainfigs Here's the leaf.
        Here are the leaves from my Lattarulla from EL. It's still loaded with figs, as you can see. I've been thinning them, but it keeps making more.
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        Mara, Southern California,
        Climate Zone: 1990=9b 2012= 10a 2020=?

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        • Kelby
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          Interesting, it looks like we have different varieties.

      • #10
        Here's one from tonight. It was really good for a white fig.
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        Art
        Western Pa -6a

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