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  • People actually grow and eat this thing?

    Mu Petit Negri had a few brebas that were just edible, then a few mains last mnnth thatwere OK. But now the majority main crop riipened. I picked a few. they looked well ripened felt soft, inside was red and glistening like the proverbial honey. Sadly all tasted like silghtly sweet resin,lingering aftertaste of resin would not go away til I picked and ate some nearby grapes..I cannot do wine but heard of some Greek resin flavor wine, bet one could make that stuff outta this fig!
    Z8A NC SANDHILLS

    WISH LIST :CC, ZAFFIRO, CAMPANIERE

  • #2
    Sorry your little figgies didn't live up to your hopes. Maybe they'll improve in flavor next year like some do?
    South Jersey, zone 7a- 20 mins from Philly, 30 mins from AC

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    • YATAMA
      YATAMA commented
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      well we all have our good years and bad ones! Whats true is my malta black had perfectly fine figs from the very first one this yea rand never let up,. is great. maybe the dirt where one plants a fig tree matters?I just plowed up new ground for my fig orchard expansion yesterday.Hope soil there will produce good flavored figs!

  • #3
    Dang!! Is it a young tree? Its supposed to be a good one, in with VdB family.
    Bill
    New Madrid, Mo. Z7

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    We all bleed fig-honey!

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    • #4
      Petite Negri is one of my favorites.
      North Central Florida, Zone 9a.
      WL- I-258, WM #1, Madeira Island Black

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      • YATAMA
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        I understand brebas were OK first mains were too but the rest of mains were horrid. maybe soil is different were planted or else hurricane rains ruined the flavor,but otherv arieties still were fine

    • #5
      The title of this thread made me laugh haha 😂
      Victoria
      Australia (Zone 9b)
      WISH LIST: Red Lebanese (Bekaa Valley), Black Madeira, a good honey fig

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      • #6
        Early Petite Negri this year were sub par, the rest are very good. Plant age may be a factor.
        This is an established inground plant over 5 yrs old.
        Johnson1
        Zone 9b
        S of Tampa Bay, FL

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        • #7
          All my breba dropped this year, but the first mains are finally starting to swell. I'm hoping they're a bit better than last year's cold-ripened, store-bought Mission flavor.
          Springfield, OR - Zone 8b ISO: San Miro Piro, Grantham's Royal, Black Zadar
          UCR Fig Breeding

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          • Sod
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            I have one starting to swell now too. I am tempted to pull all the others off though. It’s starting to push a lot of mains out right now. Even if I brought it in my house for the winter I doubt they’d ripen.

          • DerekWatts
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            Sod They'll keep ripening through October. All of mine should make it, but anything developing in the last month or so is a lost cause.

          • Sod
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            Cool. Thanks Derek
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