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  • Ischia TC = not a Green Ischia

    My tissue culture "Ischia" ripened the lone fig that didn't drop or get knocked off. I was hoping for Green Ischia, but apparently it's not to be. Over on F4F, the guess is a White Marseilles. I'd agree with that since this fig tasted pretty similar to my Italian Honey.

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    Johnny
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  • #2
    Where did you get your tc ischia come from? I bought one of the infamous blue? Ischia from Hirt's. You would think keeping track of tc plants would not be that difficult.

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    • jkuo
      jkuo commented
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      I got mine through Florida Hills nursery. I also got a TC VdB there, and it appears to be true. I'm a little annoyed that the Ischia is mislabeled.

  • #3
    My first "Green Ischia" fig was also white/amber with a sweet but bland flavor. My plant came from Ison's. Sure was surprised when it wasn't strawberry red inside!

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    • #4
      That's is exactly how my blue ischia figs look as well! And I went and planted 2 in my yard, they grow faster then the rest but no where near as productive yet, I'm guessing white Marseilles was sold as a few different varieties!
      Ryan- CenLa, zone 8a/b

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      • #5
        Could it be partially due to the age of the tree, soil or atmospheric conditions or a combination there of?
        Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

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        • #6
          Scott, I think it's too much of a co-incidence that this many people on the forums have found "Ischia" not to be true to the description. It's likely that Agristarts and resellers mislabeled a batch of plants.
          Johnny
          Stuff I grow: Google Doc

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          • COGardener
            COGardener commented
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            Indeed. Perhaps someone should inform Agristarts.

        • #7
          If you want the real Green Ischia you should try Petals From the Past. Mine matches the description and is a very nice fig.
          Brian
          Augusta, GA

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