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  • Witch fig tree?

    Ordered 2figs from eBay, they were shipped 2day but USPS lost them for 2weeks, they got here all dried out. So I contacted USPS and they sent money back to seller, not he sent me list of figs he has cuz what I ordered he is out of. Anyone have any of these ? And are they good.
    Louisiana Honeydew
    Smith -already have
    Scott's Black already have cuttings
    O'Rourke have cuttings
    Texas Ba-1
    Fico santo
    Red leb
    RdB-already own
    Zone 7a Galloway, NJ

  • #2
    Malta Black is great, but O'Rourke is the only other one on your list that I have had figs from. Most of the others have a good reputation also.
    SW PA zone 6a


    • #3
      I would just do a search of each one to get comments on the differences. Then you could pick what you want. But I don't think you could go wrong with any of them..
      Kentucky Zone 6b


      • #4
        It's just Malta (no Black) on that list. Just Malta is a synonym for Celeste. You might want to check to figure out which one it is. Most of the cultivars on the list have good reputations. What are you currently growing? You could pick to cover more variety (flavor profiles, ripening time, etc) in your collection.
        Stuff I grow: Google Doc


        • eboone
          eboone commented
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          My bad - I missed that. Good for noting that Johnny

      • #5
        Also think about whether you want green or dark varieties (if you've tried them) and whether you want a lot at once or fig crops spread out over a long season. Then research which ones will fit what you want the best. I'd probably take Red Leb and Fico Santo but that's just me.
        Bob C.
        Kansas City, MO Z6


        • eboone
          eboone commented
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          and there are 2 Red Lebanese or Lebanese Red figs - one from Bass, one originated from Bekaa Valley

      • #6
        Ha, I read the title and thought you had a fig tree Salem or another famous witch hunting area.

        Sorry to hear about your misfortune, the VS and the Texas BA-1 would get my vote.
        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