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  • Verdolino 2019 - Main crop

    Surprise surprise this wound up being my first main crop of 2019, slightly beating out de tres esplets and Florea this year by a day or two.

    This is a 3 year old tree and my first time tasting the fruit off my tree, last year was a wash for 90% of my varieties due to swd. I had previously tasted this fruit at Mario's place about 2 years ago and it was an excellent little fig, and I mean little!!! My tree has grown well and it only has about 15-20 fruit , so they are significantly larger.

    We just received about 2+ inches of rain yesterday and I was sure all my ripening fruit would taste bland. I pulled this fruit probably a day early......patience

    Very nice berry flavor, I only expect it to get better over time. A definite must have for anyone who wants short season figs!

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    May the Figs be with you!
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  • #2
    Thanks for posting, my interest in this one is confirmed!
    Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
    Wishlist- earliest maincrop varieties

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    • BrooklynMatty
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      Def good to have for your climate dude, I know your always on the hunt for earlier varieties.

  • #3
    Nice little drop of honey there.

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    • BrooklynMatty
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      I think the honey is what had me pick it a day early....it tricked me :/

  • #4
    Hey Matt, our of your collection are those figs your top 3 for short seasons? Are there any other varieties you recommend for Long Island thank don’t need a head start?
    Dean - Zone 7A - Long Island, NY
    Currently Growing: Lyndhurst White, Adriatic JH, CdDG, DK, Rdb, LSU Tiger, Penache, CdDB, LSU Champagne, I-258, CLBC, Rockaway Green, BM KK, Vdb, CdDN, MBVS, Bourjissot Gris.

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    • BrooklynMatty
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      These seem to be my earliest 3 historically, but there are others that ripen not too long after them that are must haves. RDB / Smith / Long D'Aut are three staple varieties that ripen not too much after and all grow incredibly well here and taste great.

  • #5
    Looks like I have another one to add to my wish list!
    Travis - Zone 5a, Central WI
    Wish list - Verdolino

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    • WIFigger
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      Do you by chance sell cuttings in the fall?

    • BrooklynMatty
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      Travis - Yes I will be offering cuttings in the fall on figbid and I usually do some freebies here as well.

    • WIFigger
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      Great!

  • #6
    Very nice Matt !!!
    Wallingford,Ct. zone 6b

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    • BrooklynMatty
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      Thank you Mario for sharing this variety with me 😊

  • #7
    Thanks for the visual of what we have to look forward to. We bought one of these on impulse, not knowing anything about it. Beautiful Damascus knife you have there
    Central Florida zone 9b
    Wish List Angelito

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    • BrooklynMatty
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      Good choice...I remember impulse accumulating figs!

      My buddy Jsavkov is the maker of the knife. He also custom made a grafting knife as well for me.

  • #8
    These were perfectly ripe. Excellent piece of fruit!

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    • #9
      Looks great Matt. Did you give this one a head start?
      Zone 5B: Rotterdam, NY

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      • BrooklynMatty
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        No head starts this year for me...most varieties had late starts and we're stuck in garage longer than they should have.

        This would be a great variety for you in blistering upstate

      • Zuny
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        Awesome, I an gonna need to keep an eye out for it.

    • #10
      Thanks Garlic_Mike for setting me up with a nice start of this variety! 2020........
      Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
      Wishlist- earliest maincrop varieties

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    • #11
      Hey Matt!

      So good to see you post!

      Remember walking around with Jamie, Joe, Rick and Mario when I said "I want this one!", by myself at the end of the figatorium.

      A great day with friends, more to come!

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      • BrooklynMatty
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        Hey brotha!!! Glad to be back

        Yep, same here, tasting those little morsels of goodness made me need it. Glad I'm able to get fruit this year. Such a winning variety

        Was an awesome time with you guys, it always is
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