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  • Genovese Nero (Not Rob) 2015 Main

    This tree was gifted to me in early Spring 2015 by a generous
    forum member. Thanks Art. It arrived with this one small fig
    attached and I have babied it the whole summer. Over the last
    week or so I have covered it with an organza bag and bird
    netting. I have moved the three gallon pot into and out of the
    garage each day. I have other critters besides the birds to deal with.

    This fig was very good for a first fig from a small three foot tree.
    It had a pretty nice creamy, berry flavor and good sweetness. The
    skin was a little chewy, which I like. Not much of a seed crunch. We
    gave it an 8 on a 1-10. It gets a new home next spring in a ten gal
    pot and a back up air layer also.

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    newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

  • #2
    Nice looking fig, Mike. Should be a good year for it next summer.
    Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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    • #3
      Congrats Mike. The taste should be more intense next year. I kept a plant that I started with yours and I had a handful of ripe figs from it. They weren't as good as my other older trees.
      Art
      Western Pa -6a

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      • #4
        Art, do you have this tree in ground or all pots?
        newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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        • kubota1
          kubota1 commented
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          All pots.

      • #5
        Has anyone who is growing this variety tested its cold-hardiness in any way? My guess is, given it robust growth, is that it has at least average cold-hardiness.
        Steve
        D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
        WL: Nantes Maroc

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        • #6
          That looks good, I've thought about getting this one as well.
          Ryan- CenLa, zone 8a/b

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          • #7
            Glad to see this Mike. I have 4 fruits sitting on a little 3 foot tree, and autumn is upon us. When the colder weather arrives I will use the greehouse. I know they have to ripen!
            Rafael
            Zone 10b, Miami, FL

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            • #8
              Art, how productive of a variety has this been for you compared to others that you grow?
              My fig photos <> My fig cuttings (starts late January) <> My Youtube Videos

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              • kubota1
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                It's very productive. The only problem is that it is a late variety, which shouldn't be a problem for you. There will be loads of figs that won't ripen for my GN.
                Actually my GN trees probably put out the most figs of any variety this year.

              • HarveyC
                HarveyC commented
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                Thanks, Art. I still don't know if I want to grow figs for commercial fruit production but am evaluating a lot of varieties for my own taste preferences as well as possible commercial production. My young GN produced 3 or 4 figs this year and their size was good, taste was excellent, and skin was thick enough to handle transport. If I grow figs for fruit sales I probably won't use more than 10 or so varieties and I'm thinking right now that GN would be one of the best candidates. I would still keep some others for my own use but will likely eliminate many varieties to make room for more trees of things such as GN. That is my current thinking, at least.
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