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  • Gene Hosey's figs

    Here is Gene Hosey's fig list from his now defunct website/nursery. I don't know the full story, but Gene is no longer active in the fig community. He introduced quite a few good varieties such as Kathleen Black, Takoma Violet, and Filacciano Bianco.

    Name Synonyms Origin Skin Color Pulp Color Crops Notes
    A Sangue none Italy Green Blood red New veriety for 2008
    Adam none South Africa Green to yellow-brown with a touch of violet Amber to red Has large, unlobed leaves; French sources classify Adam as a synonym of Dauphine, but this one's leaves are quite distinct.
    Alma none USA Light yellow Amber Tendency to sucker, needs careful pruning to be productive; a Texas A&M hybrid of ¡®Allison¡¯ (aka ¡®Vernino¡¯) with Hamma, a North African caprifig with mixed F. carica/F. palmata parentage; released in 1975.
    Atreano none Durazzano, Italy Golden green Bifera Introduced to the U.S. by Hanc Matthies.
    Banana Kadota? USA Yellow Pale red Originated in Seabrook, Texas; believed by some posters on the Garden Web Fig Forum to be identical with Kadota
    Becnel's Black French France Black Red A new variety for 2008; as the leaves are becoming more fully developed, this variety is looking a lot like Pastilière (aka Rouge de Bordeau).
    Bellone Bellona, Figue de Nice, Noire de Nice France Violet w/green undertones Red Unifera Considered to be "la Reine des Figues" in the area around Nice; often confused with Sultane, which is sometimes called Bellone bifére
    Black Jack USA Reddish purple to black Red Bifera Of unknown origin; fruit similar to California Brown Turkey (San Piero), but tree much smaller
    Blanca de Maella Spain Green Red Unifera New fig variety for 2008
    Blanche de deux Saisons France Green Bifera New fig variety for 2009
    Bourjasotte Grise Fruit always drops; said to do very well in England, so may be best suited for cooler coastal climates; think I'll use this one as rootstock to practice grafting next spring
    Bournabat DFIC 55 Named after the village of Bournabat just to the NE of Smyrna.
    Brooklyn White Italy? Green Bifera Originally from an Italian family in Brooklyn, NY
    Bruno Proper name unknown Italy Brownish black Ripens after "Madina"
    Burjassot Negra Nero, Bourjassotte Noire, Brogiotto Nero, Violette de Solliès Spain Black Red Unifera Named after a town called Burjassot just to the northwest of the city of Valencia, Spain
    Capelas São Miguel (Azores) A slow growing and spreading fig; reported to be one of the best for the Northern Hemisphere when planted in the ground producing large, virtually seedless fruit of quality.
    Capri Q DFIC 126 USA Yellow green Red Persistent caprifig with closed eye and fleshy pulp; collected in the Orosi district, first in north-south row on fenceline, a few yards south of Friant-Kern Canal, Stone Corral, Tulare County, CA.
    Caserta Italy Unifera A small, sweet, one crop white fig ripening in September.
    Cavaliere Corso, Turco Italy Black Red Unifera Similar to Brogiotto Nero; ripens August-September; piriform fruit; white cracks develop at full maturity.
    Celeste Malta Malta? Light brown Amber Unifera A longtime favorite in the South-Eastern USA; small flavorful figs are popular for home canning; can be bad to abort crop when stressed
    Celeste (faux) Dark reddish violet Unifera I ordered about 50 of these in 2003 (half never leafed out) from a nursery in GA that specializes in muscadines; The order was for Celeste, but these are not; maybe they're LSU Purple?
    Chater Green Original name unknown Greece Green Red Named provisionally after John Chater, who gave it to his neighbor, R.W. Mr. Chater bred pomegranates in his Camarillo backyard for several decades until his death. His best-known variety is 'Eversweet.'
    Chrestay Dark Greek Original name unknown Greece New fig variety 2008
    Cori Italy Yellow Pinkish Bifera Ripens August through September
    Corragio Abruzzi, Italy New fig 2008
    Cuello de Dama Blanco Col de Dame Blanc, DFIC 74 Spain Green Red Unifera Ripens late.
    Cuello de Dama Negro Col de Dame Noir Spain Black Red Unifera Ripens late [photo]; Very much like the Cuello de Dama Blanco
    Dahbia Morocco Green New variety for 2008
    Dan's Favorite Unknown fig introduced by Raintree Nursery
    Dark Portuguese Portugal Seems similar to Hardy chicago and Sal's figs; it was originally brought from Portugal, and grown in Bethlehem, PA for many years.
    Dauphine DFIC 84 France
    Dorée Figue d'Or, Goutte d'Or France Golden Strawberry Bifera An old variety with golden fruit with strawberry flesh, rich, sweet and good quality; very indented leaves.
    Dottato Kadota, Dalla Goccia, Dal miele, Calabrese, Ottato, Regina Italy Green Bifera The first crop are few and considered inferior to the fall crop; According to Gallesio, Dottato is of ancient origin, having been praised by Pliny as an excellent fig for drying
    Drap d'Or Royal Vineyard France? Bifera San Pedro-type fig requiring caprification for fall crop; Condit doubts its French origins as this variety has been found described only by English and American writers.
    Early Violet DFIC 145 One of the few figs from Davis that have done fairly well for me here.
    Embalse Lerida Ronde Spain Dark New variety for 2008
    Enderud UCR 228-20 USA A persistent caprifig named for Julius E. Enderud; pedigree: 143-5 {Adriatic x [Verdal Longue x (Calimyrna x Kearney)]} x 75-97 [Monstreuse x (Calimyrna x Kearney)]
    Excel DFIC 20 USA Pale greenish yellow Pale amber Unifera A Condit hybrid, using Kadota as the mother; named and released by Bill Storey in 1975. Photos: A and B.
    Fanick's Blue Giant Blue Giant USA First introduced by Fanick's Nursery in TX; Blue Giant now offered by Raintree is probably same variety
    Fico Santo Italy Green Red
    Ficus afghanistanica
    Figue de Nice France Unknown variety from Nice, France; first believed to be Bellone variety, but now seems unlikely. Photo of single fruit compared with Celeste: A and B
    Filacciano Bianco Italy Greenish yellow Red San Pedro Type Matures fiorone (i.e. breba) starting about July 10 in my area. Fall crop requires caprification in order to mature; Wood is more resistant to frost damage than others; This variety originates in the Lazio region; the name ¡®filacciano¡¡À is a local Lazio term for ¡¡ãfiorone¡¡À.
    Fiorone di Ruvo Ruvo di Puglia, Bari, Italy Reddish Violet Dark Amber -2008
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    Fracazzano Bianco Italy Greenish yellow Amber-white Bifera According to Vallese, it is grown throughout Lecce Province for its two crops of fruit;
    Gallo Italy Greenish yellow A white fig foundling; early ripening, described as cold hardy, the fruit as quite large and very sweet; comes from Liguria
    Gentile Italy Greenish yellow Light pink bifera Grown for the fioroni, the fall crop requires caprification.
    Ghoddane Morocco Violet Bifera New variety for 2008
    Giant Amber DFIC 114 California
    Gomera Canary Islands Violet-Green Red-Yellow Bifera Bears many large brebas, heavy fall crop too; not winter hardy, but bears well in a pot; new for 2009.
    Grise de Saint-Jean Cotignane, Grisette, Coucourelle grise, Cordelière, DFIC 53 France Bifera Planted for the quality and abundance of its first crop; large tree; more sensitive to cold than most varieties
    Grosse Grise France Unifera New variety for 2009
    Gulbun UCR 284-11 California A Condit hybrid, in the trade since 1971.
    Ham Rham Morocco Dark Bifera New variety for 2008
    Hardy Chicago Bensonhurst Purple Sicily Dark reddish-violet-black Red Bifera Slightly larger than Celeste; quite tasty at full maturity; Matures mid August onwards, just before Celeste; lower fruit production than some varieties.¡¡ãHanc Mathies once told me that the DiPaola's, owners of the Belleclare Nursery in Plainview, NY, tracked the Bensonhurst Purple fig to it's origin on Mt. Etna, Sicily, where the variety is known to have been growing at about 3000ft above sea level. It gained a reputation in New York and received its local name of Bensonhurst Purple. It eventually found its way to Chicago, where Fred Born, a sailor stationed at Great Lakes Naval base, propagated it. Cuttings had been given to him by an Italian man who lived on the south side of the Windy City. The tree flourished despite the harsh Chicago winters. Fred eventually migrated to Florida, taking his tree along. He called the fig, Hardy Chicago. Eventually the variety reached the retail nursery trade.¡¡À (L.D., GW Fig Forum, 2-14-06)
    As noted, Hardy Chicago has had low fruit production for me -- VS in NJ agrees, but recommends pruning it every year to 30 inches or less for much improved production. (GW Fig Forum, Feb. 13, 2008)
    Hunt Georgia (USA) Bred by E. W. Hunt of Eatonton, Georgia in the 1920s
    Hunza Black Fig I, DFIC 147 Pakistan Per UC-Davis website: Large size black fig - matures in August; collected in Karimabad (Hunza), Gilgit, in the garden of the ex-Mir of Hunza. Habitat: River valley in the mountains. Has not matured fruit for me yet, but plant has been hardy and grown well in my orchard -- unlike most figs propagated from Davis cuttings.
    Igo DFIC 168 Redding, California Green with violet blush purplish Unifera Per UC-Davis website: Vigorous tree, small fruit with spectacular alpine strawberry-like flavor, fig variety was found by Mr. Bill Fogarty. Like Hunza, this one has been hardy and done well in my orchard, though it hasn't produced yet.
    Ischia Black DFIC 90 Italy Purple Red Unifera Makes a very pretty fig, but a very poor grower -- due to FMV. In the pot it produced figs for me, but barely grew at all; in the ground it freezes back each winter.
    Ital-258 Original name unknown Italy Purple-Blue Strawberry Bifera From group of figs collected by Giorgio Grassi throughout Italy and later brought to the U.S. by Todd Kennedy. Thick purple-blue skin, strawberry flesh, medium size, short neck, medium eye, vigorous plant. Good to excellent flavor. Also O.K. in coastal area. (see Italian Numbered Figs Found at Bay Area Scion Exchanges)
    "The ostiole is sealed with a resin at ripening... The tree is very productive and the figs ripen in fairly cold weather... R. Watts considers this variety to be the best dark fig in his collection because it consistently produces abundant amounts of excellent quality figs." (LDNM)
    Jack's Quarter Pounder Brunswick? Georgia
    Kala Heera Black Diamond Pakistan
    Kalamata Black Belleclare #28 Greece Black Dark red Bifera
    Kalamata White DFIC 156 Greece Green Amber Unifera Froze Winter 08/09 and did not come back from the roots .
    Karachi Green Pakistan?
    Kathleen's Black Fig Dark violet to black Red Bifera My favorite fig [photo]; May be same as Noire de Caromb, but not sure; Fruit is similar to but slightly larger than Black Mission, with violet/black skin splitting (superficially) at maturity, rich, sweet taste; leaves are somewhat similar to Negronne, but KBF¡¯s are a little larger and not glossy; Immature fruit will sometimes color early, similar to Negronne, but only with full sun exposure. Fall crop begins ripening mid to late August, entire crops ripens over a short period
    Kefalonia Κεφαλλονιά Greece Red Red True name, if any, is unknown; renamed for the Ionian island where it originated.
    King Desert King, White King USA Green Red San Pedro Type Without caprification, it ripens only first crop. Died Winter 2008-09.
    Lattarula Italian Honey, Marseilles? Italy Yellow-green Amber Bifera Condit considered Lattarula to be a synonym for Marseilles, however it's reported to give a much better breba crop than Marseilles. It¡¯s widely grown in the Northwest due to early ripening, and lower heat requirement than many figs.
    Longue d'Août Banane, Jérusalem France Green w/reddish brown overlay Dark amber Bifera Leaves deeply lobed; withstands cold well; needs well drained soil
    Los Lunas New Mexico Green -2008
    LSU Black none Louisiana Black Red Medium to large fig, one of the varieties that were saved from the original LSU Test plot before it was bulldozed, never officially released. New for 2009.
    LSU Gold none USA Yellow blushed with red light red to pink Released by the LSU AgCenter in 2001; fruit has excellent flavor and good cold resistance; has open eye when mature - can cause spoilage if ripening at at time with high moisture
    LSU Improved Celeste O¡¯Rourke USA Reddish brown Strawberry pink Bifera Offically released 2007 by LSU AgCenter as ¡¡ãO¡¯Rourke¡¡À; 30% larger than Celeste; LSU's best fig (per Robichaux); Nematode resistant; excellent for drying and preserves; Tight eye resists rots. Ripens mid July to mid August.
    Lungo del Portogallo Italy Greenish-maroon Amber-reddish Bifera A large tree; fruit similar to San Piero ¡¡ìC but more stretched; thick skin, size is medium to large. It ripens a few days later than Negretta.
    Madeira Black DFIC 144, Figo pardo Island of Madeira (Portugal) Black Red
    Malta Black Malta Black Red Bifera DiPaola said this was the grandparent of the Celeste fig.
    Malta Purple Red GM #1 Malta Dark Violet Red This variety hasn't suffered any winter damage and was the quickest to bear fruit that I've seen from figs in the ground. Root system may be weaker than other varieties. The first trunk fell over, but newer trunks seem sturdy. Deer may be to blame for toppling the first one. Taste is good, but not extraordinary.
    Maltese Falcon GM #5 Malta Dark Violet Red A dark violet fig from the Island of Għawdex (Gozo). It has not fruited for me yet as it has been frozen back each year in my orchard ¡ª but has so far always regrown from the base.Observations of another Mid-Atlantic fig enthusiast: ¡¡ãThis is an outstanding cultivar in regards to taste, flavor, and not splitting ¡ª but it is not cold hardy here in NJ. Yet it is one variety I will not mind growing in a container and moving it back and forth from garage to garden. It tastes like the best Mission, but the main crop figs are twice the weight of the main crop Mission, reaching up to 80 grams each.¡¡À VS, fig4fun forum, 5/9/09
    Manny¡¯s Black Giant Original name unknown Canada Reddish-brown Red
    Markopo¡¡ì²lou Black ¦¬¦Áύ¦Ñ¦Á ¦¬¦Á¦Ñ¦Ê¦Ï¦Ð¦Ïύ¦Ë¦Ï¦Ô Greece Black New variety for 2008. Results of some online sleuthing indicate that this variety and Vasilika are produced for fresh consumption in southern Attica and in the island prefectures of Cyclades, Dodekanisou and Crete
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    • ammoun
      ammoun commented
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      Grosse Grise that I know is bifera.

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    Marseilles Black VS Original name unknown Europe Dark Red Bifera 1943 brought to U.S. and planted in Columbia, MD by WWII veteran. Similar to Sal's (EL) and Hardy Chicago; fruit slightly larger in size, with darker skin; ripens a week before Hardy Chicago; considered by VS to be an excellent fig for the Mid-Atlantic region.
    Mission Black Mission, Franciscana Spain Dark Violet Reddish brown Bifera Introduced into California by the Spanish who planted it at their missions along the California coast.
    Monaco Corvo Italy Green Bifera Typical fig of Lunigiana; it is described and illustrated in Giorgio Gallesio's La Pomona Italiana.
    Monstrueuse Grosse Monstrueuse de Lipari, DFIC 67 France Green Red .
    Mykonos Black Μύκονος Greece Black Red San Pedro Type A large pear shaped black fig with white flesh and deep red to purple center. It is a Breba only fig however Chris from Belliclair claims that he used hormones and it developed into a 2 crop fig. It froze Winter 08/09 and did not re-sprout for me.
    Negretta Moretta, Rock Fig Italy Black Red Unifera A wild type that¡¯s very drought resistant; it¡¯s normally a small bushy tree in form; bears heavily; the fruits are black, small, thin skin, red pulp, very sweet and sought after. It ripens starting from August 15 in Genova. This variety is placed in areas suited to no other purpose, e.g. on the edges of fields or on hillsides with rocky, poor soil due to its incredible resistance to drought and cold. Negretta has a single crop over a short period
    Noire de Barbentane France Unifera Fruit is very similar to Burjassot Negra, but of slightly smaller size, ripens 10 - 15 days earlier, and performs better under humid conditions.
    Noire de Caromb Douqueira Negra, Perroquine, Monginenco, Argusela France Black Red Bifera
    Noire de Saada Morocco Black Bifera New variety for 2008
    Palermo Red Aldo's Fig Sicily Red with green near stem Redish amber Open eye; no neck.
    Pane e Vino Bianco Original name unknown Sicily Green Red New fig 2009. This tree was collected from an abandoned garden behind a former Italian restaurant named Pane e Vino. These figs were left unprotected from Pennsylvania winters for the past 4 years and have been producing every summer.
    Pane e Vino Scuro Original name unknown Sicily Dark New fig 2009. This tree was collected from an abandoned garden behind a former Italian restaurant named Pane e Vino. These figs were left unprotected from Pennsylvania winters for the past 4 years and have been producing every summer.
    Paradiso Italy Green Red Bifera My favorite green fig [photo], very tasty; the birds love it too. I acquired this in 2000 from a elderly man whose father came from Italy. The father had gotten it from a fellow Italian immigrant.
    Pastilière Rouge de Bordeaux, Hirta du Japon, Pastellère, DFIC 47 Japan(?) Black Red Unifera Pastilière and Ronde de Bordeaux are among the earliest to ripen the fall crop.
    Pezzuti Dark Greek Original name unknown Greece New fig 2008
    Queue Longue France Black New variety for 2008
    Ravin de Calce France Black New variety for 2008
    Ronde de Bordeaux France Black Red Unifera One of the earliest to ripen the fall crop, said to be fairly cold hardy.
    Rosso di Trani Italy Bifera Fig originating in the province of Bari, Italy producing two crops, large brebas.
    Sal's BC #39, DFIC 243 Dark violet Red Bifera A tasty fig that does well on the east coast; similar to Hardy Chicago, but more productive. Mine originated from Edible Landscaping Nursery, which now considers it to be identical to Hardy Chicago. I disagree based on my own observations -- also, preliminary DNA testing by the National Germplasm Repository at Davis indicates that Sal's is closely related to HC, but not the same. Research by Byron Wiley indicates that Paul Traceski obtained this fig many years ago from a fellow named Sal in Huntington Station, Long Island. Paul gave the fig to Belleclare Nursery who added it to their inventory as #39. He also gave one to Hanc Matthies who in turn passed it on to Edible Landscaping. Note also that the UC-Davis DFIC 243 originates ultimately back through Edible Landscaping, and is not Sal's Corleone (BC #31).
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    • #4
      Sal's Corleone Sicilian Black, Fico di Capo, Fico-Nera, BC #31 Sicily Probably Belleclare Nursery's best known variety. It is not the same as the Sal's from Edible Landscaping, which is same as BC# 39
      San Pietro Bianco Dalmatie, Du Japon, Blanche Navello Dalmatia Green Red Bifera Tree is resistent to the cold; Large fruit good for eating fresh or in jam, is poor for drying.
      Sicilian Black Sicily Black Red Bifera Leaves look different from both Sal's Corleone fig and Sal's (EL). Sadly this one didn't make it through the winter 2007-08.
      Smith Louisiana Yellow Red A big, flattened, yellow fig with brown shading, the pulp is a deep red color, and a drop of honey forms at the eye. The Becnel family of Louisiana is credited with bringing this variety into the nursery trade.
      Sucre Vert France New fig for 2009
      Süßer Georg Sweet George Vienna, Austria Bifera "An old fig variety from a local nursery which is very hardy; the grandfather of the nursery owner brought it with him in the 1930's. Because of his grandfather¡¯s name, Georg, he called the fig "Süßer Georg" ("Sweet George"). The figs taste good, it grows more upright/treelike than bushy."
      Ta¡¯ Ċenċ Malta Red Unifera A Maltese fig [photo] from the Island of Għawdex (Gozo), discovered in an old quarry; large, dark skinned fruit; fall crop only. Not sure, may require caprification.
      Takoma Violet Unknown Dark violet Red Unifera I found this fig in a nearby neighborhood. It is a medium to small fig with a rich taste, and one of the most winterhardy I have. It ripens its fruit over a long period starting in early August to the end of September.
      Tuscan Black Italy? Black Red -2008
      Val Camonica - Large Black Italy Black Original name unknown; originates in Val Camonica, a valley in the lower Alpine regions of Lombardy, Italy.
      Val Camonica - Long Green Italy Green Original name unknown; originates in Val Camonica, a valley in the lower Alpine regions of Lombardy, Italy.
      Val Camonica - Small Black Italy Black Original name unknown; originates in Val Camonica, a valley in the lower Alpine regions of Lombardy, Italy.
      Valencia Spain Black Red Unknown fig, new for 2008
      Valle Negra Liguria, Italy Black Bifera New fig for 2008.
      Vallecalda di Borgofornari Liguria, Italy Black Bifera Similar to fico Piombinese. Cold hardy, bears precociously. Fruit are sweet, large, very long, thick peel, dark blue skin, the adult plant becomes quite large. Discovered by an Italian railway employee alongside the tracks.
      Vasilika Βασιλικά Greece Green Blood red to violet Bifera Bears a large pear shaped fig; according to DiPaola, this fig variety goes back 2000 years. Results of some online sleuthing indicate that this variety and Markopo¡¡ì²lou Black are produced for fresh consumption in southern Attica and in the island prefectures of Cyclades, Dodekanisou and Crete
      Ventura California Green Red Bifera More cold hardy than most, tree is small and compact; fruit is large and flat (2008)
      Verde Passo Rosinenfeige Italy Greenish-blue Red A large tree; the fruit develops superficial white breaks in the skin; in Liguria it ripens about the middle of August (along with Negretta). The name is derived from the practice of letting the figs shrivel on the tree like raisins, which results in an outstanding flavor. Also formerly grown in Canton Ticino, Switzerland.
      Vista Vista Black Mission California Black Red Introduced by Exotica Nursery, Vista, CA
      Violette Dauphine Rouge d'Argenteuil, DFIC 84 France Violet Red
      Weeping Black Fig Bifera [photo] Origin unknown, may have come from Belleclare Nursery
      Wuhan Original name unknown China Introduced to the U.S. by a professor of horticulture at Austin State University, TX, (SFASU). Photos: A and B.
      Yokneam Black Israel Black New variety for 2008
      Zingarella Little Gypsy Italy Black Red VS, a fig enthusiast of NJ, reports that this is an excellent variety for the Mid-Atlantic region -- an exceptionally good tasting fig that does not split after heavy rains. He compares it to Sal's Corleone, but writes that Z. is the superior fig for its resistance to splitting and better skin color.
      Zrequa Morocco Black Unifera New variety for 2008
      Zucchini Cetruli, Cetriolo Cosenza, Italy Green Bifera Breba fig is long and green somewhat like a zucchini or cucumber.
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      • #5
        Neat list. There are a bunch of varieties I've never heard of. Thanks for posting Kelby.

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        • #6
          That is a great list Kelby, a good deal of info on it. Thank you for posting it.

          I'll have to take a better look at it on the laptop tonight.
          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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          • #7
            Great info, Kelby. Thanks
            Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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            • #8
              Thanks for posting this list. Love reading the descriptions. Wonder what happened to Gene?
              Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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              • Kelby
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                I read he moved to New England and is raising dairy cows now?

              • jmaler
                jmaler commented
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                I grew up on a dairy farm. Everything grows green around cattle (lots of poop). Fig trees should do great if protected. I bet Gene will have a tree or two now that it is in his blood.

            • #9
              Thanks for posting the list. Yet more figs that I've never heard of.
              Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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              • #10
                I visited Gene in August where he lives in upstate NY. He and his partner raise dairy goats and make cheese. I sent him a Takoma Violet a couple years ago and this is his only fig. Even that one is a challenge to get to fruit in his climate but it's beautiful there. Gene was very generous to me when I was first getting started with figs.
                Steve
                D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
                WL: Verdolino, Figue Jaune, Nantes Maroc, Lussheim

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                • #11
                  So you have cuttings of all of these and the BC figs that you're selling for $5 each, right? Congratulations Mr Mod, do you have to wear large, brightly colored flowers now?
                  Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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                  • Kelby
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                    Oh, totally

                    My bright personality is enough, no flowers needed.

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                  Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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                  • #13
                    I copied both lists that Kelby posted today, and I'm going to repost them as my wanted/wish list!!
                    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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                    • #14
                      Gene decided to be a goat farmer. Is that in all of our future?
                      My fig photos <> My fig cuttings (starts late January) <> My Youtube Videos

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                      • COGardener
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                        That's funny Harvey, because I'm buying land and will have a heard of meat goats along with a heard of dairy goats.

                      • DBJohnson
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                        My plans for my place include a flock of chickens for both meat and eggs....and a herd of meat goats.

                    • #15
                      My neighbors male goat escaped from it's yard this summer and ate my entire 1st crop of ripe and unripe figs. I guess a goat can eat a lot...

                      Maybe something like that happened to Gene hosey and as payback for eating his figs he is making the goats produce food for him?

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                      • jmaler
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                        When we raised goats we learned when cooked right they make fine bbq.

                      • HarveyC
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                        I guess there's a lot of roaming goats on the Big Island. I was chatting with a guy at Pololu the other day and he mentioned the state had shot 36,000 goats from helicopter. He claimed to make a living from hunting or raising goats or something like that.

                      • figgysid1
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                        I think those are Mouflon Sheep that they are shooting from helicopters, I think I saw a herd of 36,000 eating grass on a hill on saddle road, maybe he got those ones. They eat the Native Hawaiian plants, many of which are endangered. They fenced in a large area, I think 50,000 acres and they are trying to eradicate the sheep from the enclosure. My dad is trying to plant the 50,000 acre area back with Native Hawaiian sandalwood trees. Some dummy, a few years back also introduced Axis Deer to the big island, when there was none, now they have to shoot them all from helicopters as well.

                    • #16
                      I agree that Kathleen Black is a great fig. I have two plants from two different sources and both gave me delicious figs this past year.
                      Art
                      Western Pa -6a

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