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  • First Genovese Nero

    Today is a special day in the life of a fig hobbyist. This is my first Genovese Nero. The real thing, not a fake. Yes, it split a little (splitsville here on the East Coast unfortunately). Yes, it is greenhouse finished. Yes, it is not as dark as it could be. But it was luscious, juicy and mellow. Many thanks to my good friend who made it happen for me.
    You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 2 photos.
    Rafael
    Zone 10b, Miami, FL

  • #2
    Excellent Rafael!
    Adam Vista, CA 9b

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    • #3
      Hi Rafael.
      congratulations, it looks great, enjoy the fruits of your labor.
      I have two Italian 258 that are loaded with figs, I don't think I will have any to taste this year, it's been a month since We had a decent fig, we had rain and cold for a month, there's always next year.
      vito
      my mistake, for some reason I thought it was Italian 258. Sorry Rafael
      vito12831
      Senior Member
      Last edited by vito12831; 10-15-2015, 02:00 PM.

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      • Rafaelissimmo
        Rafaelissimmo
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        Rafaelissimmo commented
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        Hi Vito, yes the quality of everything has been depressing since the October 1 storm. The greenhouse should be real dry and warm starting tomorrow when the cold front comes through, maybe the last figs will be decent.

    • #4
      Congratulations my good friend. Enjoy it.
      Too bad those bad boys aren't ripening for you Vito
      Yes, there is always next year

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      • #5
        Genovese Nero on my wish list. Would sure like to try one of these. The photos look delish.
        Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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        • #6
          Congrats Rafael. Can't wait to see your reviews on GN next year.
          Art
          Western Pa -6a

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          • #7
            Is the cavity typical for this variety?

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            • kubota1
              kubota1
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              The inside is usually the same as Black Madeira. It's usually filled with honey/syrup. It looks like that because it ripened so late in the season.
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