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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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    • lewi
      lewi commented
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      Many vendors buy from Agristarts, or use cuttings from their product. When buying from Isons best to stick to the muscadines, my order was delayed because I ordered a pecan tree...now they did send extra Carlos ( muscadine) in the package, but that did not help me in an (over) year long drought.

  • #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
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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
        Coastal NC, humid 8A

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        • #8
          Here's my contribution, any idea what my "Ischia" from Florida HIlls Nursery (https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-h...es#post1198482) might be?

          I would guess some type of Mt. Etna
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          • TNJed
            TNJed commented
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            Hopefully taste my this season from Wellsprings I think. Leaves look like possible Green Ischia but 🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️
            Last edited by TNJed; 06-20-2022, 04:10 PM.

          • Figgerlickinggood
            Figgerlickinggood commented
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            TNJed hopefully my TC YLN from Wellsprings wil finally produce figs this year. It’s growing really nice this year and making a lot of suckers. It’s now 3 years old.

          • don_sanders
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            Most likely Chicago Hardy.

        • #9
          I have frequently seen advertised "Ischia" fig from a nursery turn out to be a White Marseilles. More often that not.

          I am not sure that I have every seen a Ischia fig, from a commercial nursery, that was actually what we in the forum would call a Green Ischia (which is kind of a generic term for an Adriatic).


          Cliff H
          North East, OK - zone 7a/6b
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          • #10
            I think it is White Ischia, several threads here mention it. Mine is sink or swim this year as it hasn’t fruited in 5 years.
            Millersville Maryland
            zone 7b

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            • #11
              That white Ischia TC has nothing to do with Green Ischia. The real White Marseilles is a medium size fig, like 45g size. My friend bought her "Ischia" fig and she thought the same that this is the Green Ischia. But it is not Green Ischia. I do not think it is White Marseilles either. What is it? I do not know. Not Tena either.

              Here is my Green Ischia

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              Here is my Princeton Honey (White Marseilles)

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              • #12
                Looks like an Italian honey/ latarulla.
                Teresa Staunton Va Zone 6B

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                • #13
                  I too was told Agristarts "Ischia" is "White Ischia", really who knows..looks exactly like the figs I got from mine.

                  Mine had a slight berry/ melon flavor, good, not great. The upside is it was vigorous and grew into a big tree in FL in no time, and has a very tight eye.
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                  • #14
                    I do not know where the confusion is. If you look up the F4F database, Ischia is right there. The Ischia TC matches the F4F Ischia or White Ischia correctly. And I do not think Agristarts is wrong this time around.




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                  • #15
                    Originally posted by slowpoke View Post
                    Here's my contribution, any idea what my "Ischia" from Florida HIlls Nursery (https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-h...es#post1198482) might be?

                    I would guess some type of Mt. Etna
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                    It is close to impossible to ID Mt. Etna figs. There are about 30 "named" Mt. Etna figs. A lot more heritage Mt. Etna figs too. They all look alike.

                    My 2nd year Italian III (AD) have figlets now. That is all I care.

                    I do not like to buy fig plants from stores. Those wholesale growers are not reliable.
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                    • don_sanders
                      don_sanders commented
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                      While there are lots of Mt Etnas, most of them aren’t tissue cultured and mass marketed so the selection pool of varieties is greatly reduced in this case…

                    • Red_Sun
                      Red_Sun commented
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                      No one knows if this Mt. Etna is a TC fig or not. And we do not know where they get the plants and who the supplier or grower is. Or it can be some mistake of mis-labeled etc...

                    • slowpoke
                      slowpoke commented
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                      "No one knows if this Mt. Etna is a TC fig or not."

                      Here's from the website where I bought it from: "Plants for sale are Ficus Carica “Ischia” fig Tree plant Plants for sale is currently growing at between 4-12″ Each plant is lab grown from tissue cultures to be a Disease free plant. Cuttings will carry any diseases the donor plant may have and with.." I guess they could be lying about that, but it sure looked like a TC when I got it:
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