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  • What do you think about Wuhan?

    I am asking about the the Chinese fig
    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

  • #2
    Cool leaf and shape. Fruit is average at best.

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    • #3
      Thanks, Brian.
      What a bummer, the figs look good on photos.
      USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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      • #4
        I know it caused me grief rooting it.
        Cutting sales start Nov 1 at 9PM eastern time as always at willsfigs.com

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        • #5
          Tried to root it twice and finally gave up. Due to space restriction, leaving this one alone for now.
          Sas North Austin, TX Zone 8B

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          • #6
            I had a tree in a 10 gal pot that was absolutely awful. Always either to dry or to wet
            and the figs split and soured. Gave it away.
            newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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            • #7
              I rooted one last year but saw no figs, need to decide what to do with it. As I remember , it was not hard to root it though. Usually, I see figs the same season. This one and a KB were stubborn
              USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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              • #8
                I got 5 cuttings this summer and got 10/5 to root. I cut the 5 cuttings in half and all 10 rooted, very easy to root. They have very large attractive foliage. No fruit yet, but only 2ft tall, growing In 10 and 20gal pots.

                Since I have quite a few, might try to grow each under different conditions to see if I can find the sweet spot to getting good tasting figs off them. Probably will start with different fertilizer ratios 30-10-10, 0-30-30, 0-30-0, 16-16-16, 0-0-30. Then the pH at 6, 6.5, 7. Then maybe finish it off with some different light spectrums. 2700k, 3000k, 5000k and 6500k.

                If none of that works might use them for grafting root stock, or try to cross them with a persistent capri fig and see how the seedlings come out.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by figgysid1 View Post
                  If none of that works might use them for grafting root stock, or try to cross them with a persistent capri fig and see how the seedlings come out.
                  Yup ! what is your wish list, so I can trade something with your Wuhan ?

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                  • #10
                    Thanks maimai2. I think I just got the last fig on my wish. I'm rooting about 600 cuttings of 60+ different varieties and already have an an additional 500 figs in pots. Also growing, gonna guess over 10,000 figs from seed. Once I figure out what to do with the ones I got I can add some more. I can just send a few cuttings and you can trade me something back later, when I think of more figs varieties I have to have...

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                    • #11
                      Very attractive foliage and ripe figs, but a bit disappointing in taste, IMO below average taste.
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                      Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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                      • Chrisk
                        Chrisk commented
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                        Looks very nice Pete, maybe needed a couple of days more?

                    • #12
                      Thanks, Pete! It really looks nice
                      USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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                      • Chrisk
                        Chrisk commented
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                        It might taste way better for you Igor, the wasp can make a huge difference .

                      • greenfig
                        greenfig commented
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                        It might, but I am limited in space and need to leave only the good-for-sure figs. I need to protect the figs against the squirrels too, that takes some $$

                    • #13
                      Sid,

                      That's a lot of varieties! What's your favorite? Or maybe top 3?
                      Zone 7A - Philadelphia
                      Flavor Profiles & Variety List / Facebook / YouTube / Blog

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                      • #14
                        @ross: I have only tried 17 so far. I got most this summer, and a few in Nov 2014. I'm holding off on rating them until I at least try a ripe Figo Preto, so I have something to compare the rest to.

                        I hope Wuhan will be WOW! I'm a very harsh critic, anything not perfect, I feed it to my dogs and pigs.

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                        • #15
                          I got one from Tony last fall, perhaps I'll find out this year. .. maybe next from the sounds of things.
                          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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                          • #16
                            Wuhan is unusual as a honey fig in pulp color and flavor that is dark rather than light outside. Good sweet flavor. Would have let hang longer if the eye hadn't split. The eye plugged itself and protected the pulp.
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                            Tony WV 6b
                            https://mountainfigs.net/

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                            • Fygmalion
                              Fygmalion commented
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                              Good looking fig by the pictures....

                            • mountainfigs
                              mountainfigs commented
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                              Like RDB, it's a fig people reach for because of the way it looks. Mild honey flavor, not as sweet or flavorful as RDB.

                          • #17
                            The flavor of Wuhan figs have improved this season.
                            The 3rd leaf tree is producing figs that have a mildly sweet pulp but a sweet to very sweet skin and adjacent rind.
                            Hopefully they will continue to improve.
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                            Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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                            • #18
                              Looks very good to me, Pete!
                              Tony - Zone 6A
                              WL- Good Health, a 60 lb Striped Bass, a Boone and Crockett Typical Buck, bushels of ripe Black Madeira figs, bushels of ripe Hachiya and other tasty Diospyros Kaki Persimmons

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