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  • Violette de Sollies

    This is a fig that I've always wondered why there isn't more hype about. It's one of the better dark figs in my collection and always looks great.
    It has a nice rich taste. Not as good as the ones that ripened earlier. I'd still give it a 9.
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    Art
    Western Pa -6a

  • #2
    Real nice Art,

    That one is on my wish list. Thank you for sharing!!
    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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    • #3
      I've always heard god things about this fig. What's the other name for it?
      Bob C.
      Kansas City, MO Z6

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    • #4
      I started a cutting that came to me as Violette Sollies I have been wondering if it was someones record keeping or a different fig
      Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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    • #5
      Beautiful.

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      • #6
        Looks very nice Art
        newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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        • #7
          I love this one! I was telling mike that this one is up there with black madeira, at least in my yard the last two seasons.
          Ryan- CenLa, zone 8a/b

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          • #8
            Wow what a fantastic looking fig! Thanks for sharing Art. On my wish list for sure!
            Adam Vista, CA 9b

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            • #9
              Looks great Art! I have a Bourjasotte Noire I'm hoping will still ripen some figs for me and will be interesting to compare. Mine is a very vigorous tree.
              London, ON, Canada zone 6a

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              • #10
                looks like keeper
                Shailesh, Pennsylvania, ZONE 6B

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                • #11
                  I believe it's the same as noire de berbatane

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                • #12
                  Bringing up an older one here - is this the same fig as Violette Soleis listed on the F4F varieties list? Thanks.

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                • #13
                  Fine.... I'll start. $50.00
                  Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                  1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                  2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                • #14
                  It's the same as Burjassote Noire - http://www.figuiers.com/plants-de-fi...rjassotteNoire

                  http://www.fig-baud.com/cataloguefig...ottenoire.html

                  Noire de Barbentane is a slightly different fig (that apparently resist better to humidity and ripens 2 weeks earlier) - http://www.figuiers.com/plants-de-fi...redeBarbentane

                  http://www.fig-baud.com/cataloguefig...arbentane.html

                  Jsacadura
                  Senior Member
                  Last edited by Jsacadura; 04-29-2016, 08:18 PM.
                  Jaime - Zone 9b - Portugal - Whish list: Sofeno Claro, Paderne, Pardinho, Bournabat, Bouhouli, Thermalito, Unk. Pastiliére, Luv, Genovese Nero.

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                  • #15
                    French figs? No interest.

                    There is an active auction for "Sollies" cuttings online now. Good seller. Texas.
                    Andy, Zone 8A (Sunset 10), 4000 ft elevation, high desert.

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                    • #16
                      Edit, sorry

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                      • #17
                        How does it hold up to the humidity in the south east like the panhandle of Florida? Or gulf coast areas? Anybody know? Thinking to purchase this one. Any recommendations where to purchase?

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                        • CliffH
                          CliffH
                          Fig Phenom
                          CliffH commented
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                          I does okay in my yard in Houston. Not great, but okay. It splits a whole lot less than say Black Madeira or Preto. But it does have a somewhat open eye. I did plant one in the ground this spring.
                          CliffH
                          Fig Phenom
                          Last edited by CliffH; 05-05-2019, 09:48 PM.

                      • #18
                        Art, when does VDS start to ripen in your area?

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                        • kubota1
                          kubota1
                          Senior Member
                          kubota1 commented
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                          I give it an early start in my greenhouse. It starts to wake up in early March. Each year varies, but I'm sure I will have ripe figs in August.

                        • cvarcher
                          cvarcher
                          Fig Phenom
                          cvarcher commented
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                          Not bad, Art. Thanks for getting back quickly. It was one variety I always had in mind to try and never followed thru.

                        • kubota1
                          kubota1
                          Senior Member
                          kubota1 commented
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                          If you're still interested in this variety this fall. Let me know and I can send you some cuttings.

                      • #19
                        My VdS was planted in ground late last year and has put on considerable growth already this year!! I can’t wait to try the fruit.
                        It is also prone to sprawling but I want mine growing as an upright tree so I have air layered low shoots 3 times already!
                        Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

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                      • #20
                        VDS aka Bourjasotte Noire is a great fig. Here in 10b in Florida, it bears a moderate crop of large, juicy, and rich, berry flavored figs. I have two of them and also have their close cousin in Noire De Barbentane, in which I will compare them.

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                        • Evdurtschi
                          Evdurtschi

                          The Fig-Tator

                          All your figs are belong to us!

                          Evdurtschi commented
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                          I have a nice NdB as well and they look very similar and are both growing like weeds.
                          Harvey C said VdS is one of his go to varieties for making fig jam because of size and flavor

                        • Mangoman
                          Mangoman
                          Veteran
                          Mangoman commented
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                          Yes, I saw that too Eric. And agree, they look close to the same. I figured if they all turn out the same, I cannot go wrong. Right up there or a half step behind with the Cavalier.

                      • #21
                        Wish list material. Thanks for sharing
                        SA TX Zone 8b WL: Besides knowing what I am doing: MIB, Ischia Black, CC, CLCB, Socorro Black & CdDG

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                      • #22
                        Any recommendations where to purchase a tree?

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                        • #23
                          Just found one from frenchfigfarm.com, little pricey but their supposed to be 4ft trees in 5 gal pots.

                          Anybody have a review on these guys?

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                        • #24
                          Cool

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                          • #25
                            I got mine from Ben B last fall and it was the fastest growing of all my fall fig purchases and continues to perform like a champ. Lots of new growth and lots of air layers off this beauty already and now it’s setting main crop. I can’t wait
                            Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

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