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  • Desert King? And a Ridiculous Capri

    Ok. The story starts out nice but I think it ends with a regular old well known fig.

    I first heard about this “awesome” green fig with a red interior for a breba. It was from an old Japanese man that got it from an old Italian woman.... finally got a chance to see and try the fruit but now I think it’s just Desert King....?? What do you think? Click image for larger version

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    These next pics are of an insanely productive caprifig. It is 30’ tall and 60’ wide and sprawling and the whole thing looks like this.
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    The last pic is an unknown that I just found but haven’t tried fruit from. The breba wasn’t flat like this and I cut it open and it was starting to turn red. The only other flat fig like this I have seen is Black Zadar.
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    Eric - So Cal zone 10a

  • #2
    I think you've died and gone to fig heaven. That capri is crazy..!! And the flat fig is interesting.
    Alpine, Texas 4500ft elevation Zone 7
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    • #3
      No leaf pic, Eric? You rookie! 😊
      Zone 10B South Florida
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      • Evdurtschi
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        All I got was the fig. I did ask for a leaf pic next time he is over in that area

    • #4
      I have a fig called Armenian that looks exactly like the flat fig. I’ll see if I can dig up some pictures.

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      • #5
        Need to cross that Capri and make some mega productive common figs for us poor non-wasp folk!
        DFW, Texas (8a)
        Wishlist: Adriatic JH, Col de Dame Noir, Red Lebanese (Bekaa), Malta Black, LSU Scott’s Black, Bourjasotte Gris

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        • #6
          Perhaps the unk flat fig you've found will turn out to be something like one of my unknowns. It'll be another year before I can confirm the ID though, as I need to see if it produces a breba crop. Yours has a similar funny donut shape and early stripes to the figlets, so it will be interesting to see what it ripens into.

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          Kate - on acreage in a subtropical/warm temperate growing region in south-east Queensland, Australia

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          • #7
            Armenian looks a bit like that one.
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            • Evdurtschi
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              That’s a very interesting looking fig! How does it taste?

            • ramv
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              It ripened when it was very cold. So it wasnt particularly sweet.

          • #8
            How about one more interesting story about a similar looking fig that one Italian woman brought at US under the name Filacciano? Maybe it was the same Italian woman? It looks very similar to DK though
            http://figs4funforum.arghchive.com/p...cciano-7183533
            http://figs4funforum.arghchive.com/p...s-2015-7424488
            http://figs4funforum.arghchive.com/p...r-sale-7295327
            Last edited by Nicole; 06-14-2019, 11:14 PM.

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