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  • greek figs

    i started this topic just to share some pictures of greek figs.

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    andreas-patras Peloponnisos Greece zone 9a

  • #2
    Oh wow Heaven
    Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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  • #3
    Ok, party at Andreas place! !!
    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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    • COGardener
      COGardener commented
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      I believe it would be worth the trip any time.

    • andreas-patras
      andreas-patras commented
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      you are not that far off with that comment my friend.
      now that its off season, airline tickets are half of what they were in high season. (sad to say its the same as fig season)
      so now you can sample a few and fill up you suitcase with "fire wood" :-)

    • COGardener
      COGardener commented
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      As you know, I always in need of firewood

  • #4
    all the pictures would not attach on first post so i added some here as well.
    ​enjoy
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    andreas-patras Peloponnisos Greece zone 9a

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    • #5
      Thank you for showing us Andreas
      Rafael
      Zone 10b, Miami, FL

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      • #6
        Andreas, Thanks for posting. You are just killing us with such beauty.
        Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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        • andreas-patras
          andreas-patras commented
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          from what i have seen, you have a great collection as well.
          thank you for your kind words. :-)

        • jmaler
          jmaler commented
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          I have easy to get ones but you seem to have all great ones. I am jealous big time.

      • #7
        Rafael

        thank you my friend but i think i have a long road ahead to reach your level.
        andreas-patras Peloponnisos Greece zone 9a

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        • #8
          AMAZING!!!
          we're definitely coming to visit you next time we're in Greece

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          • andreas-patras
            andreas-patras commented
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            ill show you where the fig trees are and give you a fruit picker.
            if you remeber fig trees are grown high in greece. lol

        • #9
          Those look fantastic!
          I wonder what some of our better common varieties would look like grown in your climate
          Ed
          SW PA zone 6a

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          • #10
            Ed, i can have an answer for you by next summer.
            i am not good at rooting, but if you send me rooted plants, i promise
            i will post many pictures of the fruit next season.
            andreas-patras Peloponnisos Greece zone 9a

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            • #11
              What are Greece's flora importation laws?
              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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              • eboone
                eboone commented
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                we know the US import laws

              • andreas-patras
                andreas-patras commented
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                Scott things are not so tight with flora imports in greece.
                as with everything in life. there are always ways to get around things when needed.

            • #12
              Those look INCREDIBLE. Are these figs available to the Greek public, just in regular grocery stores?

              I've got a couple trips to Europe next year for work...going to have to work in a "layover" in Greece for a few days.
              Sarah
              Bay Area, CA (zone: 9B)

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              • andreas-patras
                andreas-patras commented
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                thank you Sarah.
                the figs that are sold in grocery stores will have a thick skin so they can have a longer shelf life.
                if you are lucky and have free time, you will be able to find one or 2 of these in farmers markets from local growers.

            • #13
              i look forward to the day when I can harvest a "box load" of figs like picture #25.

              thanks for sharing with us. Mine are done for the year due to the frosts in the past week or two.

              I hoping next year I can harvest more than 1 or 2 at a time.
              Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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              • #14
                Kevin, soon enough you will be able to eat as many as you want...
                and after some time you will start eating them like a greek. lol
                greeks do not eat the skin.
                you will have more than you need so there will be no need to eat that.
                andreas-patras Peloponnisos Greece zone 9a

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                • fitzski
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                  I have a dozen or more (i stopped counting) trees that will be in there 2nd year next year including Adriatic JH, RdB, Vasilika Sika (not the long fingered one which looks like Dalmatie), MBvs. So hopefully it's not long before I have a decent harvest.

                  My Italian sister-in-law eats them without the skin. She told me that's how her dad (emigrated to US from Italy) used to eat them.

                • jmaler
                  jmaler commented
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                  To me the taste of the skin takes away from the goodness of the fig. I suck the guts out of the fig and give the skin to the chickens. I peel often times for making preserves. All is good.

              • #15
                Have you ever made Fig Souma?

                http://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-ho...made-fig-souma

                You need a lot of extra figs though.
                Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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                • andreas-patras
                  andreas-patras commented
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                  sorry my friend i have never made souma. i dont even think i ever tasted it :-)
                  Last edited by andreas-patras; 10-24-2015, 08:49 AM.

              • #16
                Simply amazing,incredible selection of figs. Each one is stunning and looks to be delicious. I only have a Vasilka Sika (greek),not the long finger variety. Are any of the others available here in the states?

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                • andreas-patras
                  andreas-patras commented
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                  a few have made it over the pond

              • #17
                A round trip ticket to Athens with flight and hotel is $1661 on Travelocity. Is it hard to get a VISA to travel there? Is Athens a good place to go for figs? TGIF dreaming......
                Mara, Southern California,
                Climate Zone: 1990=9b 2012= 10a 2020=?

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                • andreas-patras
                  andreas-patras commented
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                  ok Mara some good came out of your visit to this topic.
                  i will show you a much cheaper site to find tickets. LOL
                  use faircompare.com
                  my quick search just came up with prices for a round trip ticket for under 700 euros

                  http://www.farecompare.com/12q/resul...511250000P1CTF

                • Altadena Mara
                  Altadena Mara commented
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                  Andreas, thanks for the link. Now I know when to visit Greece, looking at your beautiful figs. Perhaps next year. Some of the happiest times I had as a child was traveling through ancient Greece through the pages of Jane Harrison's fiction books.

              • #18
                They all have the dark red pulp with lots of syrup! The only one of my figs that consistently looks that syrupy is Figo Preto and it's one of the best.
                Steve
                D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
                WL: Nantes Maroc

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                • #19
                  Those are absolutely gorgeous!!!
                  PPP
                  Eatonton, GA zone 7b/8a

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                  • #20
                    Steve (Rewton) and pppldj

                    thank you guys foryour king words


                    Kevin (fitzski) having enough extra figs for souma somehow is never a problem.
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                    andreas-patras Peloponnisos Greece zone 9a

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                    • #21
                      WOW!!!!

                      one day. ...
                      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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                      • #22
                        Those look beautiful, and I'll bet every one is delicious, too.
                        USDA Zone 9b Wish list: Abruzzi, Pasquale, Filacciano, Tagliacozzo, Zingarella, Godfather. Any, including unknowns, from Abruzzo, Italy.

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                        • #23
                          Andreas - making me drool as usual. My wife and I have our 10 year wedding anniversary coming up fairly shortly - I think a trip to Greece is warranted.

                          Do you have a favorite from this list?

                          I wonder if these figs would be so syrupy without the wasp?

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                          • andreas-patras
                            andreas-patras commented
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                            greece is a great place to visit. i would never recomend it for anyone to move here though. lol

                            the figs get syropy bacause they are the types i like to collect. there are many types that dont get like that.
                            you are right, we do have the wasp in greece but i dont have a caprifig. i tried to airlayer one last season but the owner of the tree forgot to water it for me... ill try again next year.

                            as far as the favorite... most are close to 10s for me. but i have to say that i got very excited a few weeks ago when someone told me a collector was selling some of his plants. i bought the Sanguinato from him. most fig collectors in greece thought this plant was extinct.
                            the tree only had 2 figs left on it but they were just awesome.

                        • #24
                          oh ahhh sigh dreaming again

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                          • #25
                            I think these are all fake!!!
                            My fig photos <> My fig cuttings (starts late January) <> My Youtube Videos

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                            • andreas-patras
                              andreas-patras commented
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                              ok, i confess... i borrowed a few of your pictures to make me look good. :-)
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