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  • Col. Littmans Black Cross 2015 Main

    This is a second year tree in a ten gallon pot.

    This tree is courtesy of "strudeldog" and the first fig from this tree that
    I have tasted. Several others were spoiled or fell from the tree for what
    ever reason. The taste and texture of this fig was awesome. It was
    perfectly sweet for me and a creamy raspberry flavor. The skin was slightly
    chewy and it had its on sweet flavor. It is a first year tree and the first fig
    and we gave it a 9.5 on a 1-10. I would expect it to get even better over
    time. It is already in my top five this year.

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    newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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    Just when I have had a long conversation with myself and have convinced myself that I don't want another tree to have to care for you go and make a post like this. You Winn! Looks great Mr. Mann.
    Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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    • #3
      Hershell,

      Originally posted by Hershell View Post
      Just when I have had a long conversation with myself and have convinced myself that I don't want another tree to have to care for you go and make a post like this. You Winn! Looks great Mr. Mann.

      Most people dont want any disease or disorder that they may become afflicted with.
      newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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      • Hershell
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        I think I'm afflicted, diseased and disordered so I guess I'm normal when it comes to figs.

    • #4
      I'm a sucker for dark figs and that one looks perfect!
      Ryan- CenLa, zone 8a/b

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      • #5
        Great to hear Mike I have 3-4 on my mine but not close yet. You humbled me when I saw your tree from cutting of mine was 4 x size of the mother. Healthy tree just doesn't grow. and mine seems to be stubborn on making an airlayer as well. Love to hear it rated it so high.
        Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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        • #6
          Hey Mike, can you post some leaf patterns of your tree? I had one and lost it. I got a fig from a guy last year and the fruit looks similar. But the leaves on my tree look like Black Madeira leaves. My tree is over 7' tall though so it can't be BM. I'm curious if my tree is Col Littman's or not. thanks!
          Dennis
          Charlotte, NC /Zone 8a

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          • #7
            Hi Dennis,

            Not Mike but here is foliage on mine quite a varied leaf
            You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 2 photos.
            Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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ID:	39047 thanks Phil! I don't think my Brogiotto Biano NOT! is Col Littman's Cross. Here are a few pictures of my unknown tree. The leave favor Black Maderia but the tree is 7' tall now. I wish it was! At least I would know what it is! Click image for larger version

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              Dennis
              Charlotte, NC /Zone 8a

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              • #9
                The leaves and fruit look a little more similar to Black Ischia, maybe?

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                • eboone
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                  Which-Dennis's unk or the Colonel's Black Cross?

                • shah8
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                  col's Black Cross.

              • #10
                shah8, I would say NOT

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                newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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                • shah8
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                  Those are pretty interesting leaves, though. The spot where the stalk meets the leaves is very deep.

              • #11
                Can anybody compare to Barbentane? Looks close to me.
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                • #12
                  That looks fantastic. What kind of hardiness would you expect for this fig? Could it survive zone 6b/7a? If so, might have to add this to my wish list.
                  Bryant...Franklin County, VA...Zone 7a. Wish List: a 32 hour day....more sleep

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                  • #13
                    Very nice looking fig Mike. One of the best looking interior color posted this season . Thanks for sharing.

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                    • #14
                      Mike, I'm glad you posted pictures of this fig. I was starting to wonder about mine. Question for you. Is this fig your second crop? I just found my tree and I'm starting to baby it based on your post. Great job and thanks!
                      Dennis
                      Charlotte, NC /Zone 8a

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                      • #15
                        Hello Dennis, it's hard to say when the "normal" ripening time would be . It was stressed for a period of time in July and I moved it to a protected area with about 4-5 hours of sun. It responded well and started perking up. My guess would be that if in ground it would ripen in early to mid August in my area.
                        newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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