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  • Best Fig Forever? Best Friend Forever?..... BFF

    Okay okay. I know that’s not the name but I’m pretty sure this fig might be my BFF. 😂

    They are always considerably larger than Black Madeira and have a much softer skin and are just about as amazing, if not as amazing.

    Intense berry flavor with a wild blackberry type flavor that really lingers and has perfectly balanced acidity and sweetness with all that looked honey.

    I can definitely see why this was labeled as Bass’ Favorite Fig.
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    Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

  • #2
    I need to build a greenhouse. 😒
    Willamette Valley Oregon, zone 8b. WL: zaffiro, Black Tuscan, rodgrod, campaniere, CLBC, de la Gloria, thermalito, del sen juame gran, Sangue dolce, Black ischia, Jack Lily, vincenzo, verdolino, Syrian dark, rubado

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    • Sod
      Sod commented
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      Billboard it’s on the to-do list. I’ve got the roofing framed out. I just have to wait for decent weather now.

    • Sod
      Sod commented
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      Reba I’ve been reading up on it and I think it’d be doable for me. I think. Best intentions, right?

    • Reba
      Reba commented
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      Sod exactly. I just have a portable cold frame with the name green house on it for fun lol 😂

  • #3
    ISO Bass’s Favorite! Free cuttings or small figlet accepted...Eric convinced me.

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    • Bellefleurs
      Bellefleurs commented
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      Me too!!

  • #4
    They also handle humidity better. Most don't split. It is much earlier than Black Madeira, as well.
    Bill
    New Madrid, Mo. Z7

    ——

    We all bleed fig-honey!

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    • Evdurtschi
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      I totally agree. I had one BFF split early in the season but none of the others have and the first ones were ripe several weeks before Black Madeira

  • #5
    I'm making snowmen in the backyard and your eating figs...
    Tony, Toronto Canada USDA zone 4B
    Wishlist: Raasti

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    • Netstars
      Netstars commented
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      Is it too early for ice fishing?

    • tinyfish
      tinyfish commented
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      Now thats just rubbing it in now. I hope ice fishing never starts this year lol!

  • #6
    Thanks for your report, Eric. It’s surprising that we don’t hear more about this one considering that it seems to be a highly coveted fig.
    Deep in the heart of Texas
    zone 8b

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    • Evdurtschi
      Evdurtschi commented
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      I agree. I am very surprised

  • #7
    This is one I should have dropped a hundred and bought from bass.
    In remembrance of wolfy 5/4/06-3/23/20

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    • #8
      I was able to pick up one cutting from BigBill for $15.
      Very reasonable price!
      I did not realize the eye was that closed.
      Great pics as always Eric.
      Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
      Wish List - Raspberry Tart to be common!

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      • Sod
        Sod commented
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        You don’t say?🧐

    • #9
      I just had one almost ripe and a damn polar bear snagged it right off the tree!
      Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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      • Netstars
        Netstars commented
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        When I grow up I want to be just like Eric

      • TorontoJoe
        TorontoJoe commented
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        Careful..... That kind of power comes with a price!

      • Sod
        Sod commented
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        I mean I am pretty awesome, but really Netstars the adoration is too much. 🤣

    • #10
      Here in Figlandia, we have lots of special figs....

      Netstars TorontoJoe
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      Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

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      • Laeotis
        Laeotis commented
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        It does exist!!!

      • TorontoJoe
        TorontoJoe commented
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        No doubt an abomination genetically synthesized deep in the fig-tators compound

    • #11
      Very nice and cant wait to try it, my BFF and Preto are not growing fast enough for me, hopefully next season they will do better. I had same issue with my first BM, first year it grew like 2 inches, next season it was 8 ft tall.
      MJ
      Chicago Zone 5a/5b

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      • #12
        Originally posted by Evdurtschi View Post
        Here in Figlandia, we have lots of special figs....

        Netstars TorontoJoe
        Special figs and special "fig growers"
        Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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        • #13
          Still looking under the Christmas tree and in my stocking - nope no figgle sticks or tiny fig tree there. I guess I must wait on 🎅🏻 Santa for Bass’s Favorite. I best move the firelogs from the chimney, too. I will keep looking! 😉

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          • wellingtonbill
            wellingtonbill commented
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            Mr. Figs do you have New Year’s plans for Bass’s Favorite cuttings or Spring air layers.

          • Mr.Figs
            Mr.Figs commented
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            They are buried at the moment.

          • wellingtonbill
            wellingtonbill commented
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            I can wait for the resurrection! 👍🏻😉

        • #14
          It looks very nice and probably delicious. Say thanks to Santa Claus (Gustav Eisen) for convincing the farmers that they need to plant caprifigs and populate them with a blastophage. In general, the story of how figs discovered and populated America deserves a separate book would be a bestseller.
          Andrew

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          • #15
            Definitely a keeper. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be worth it in my zone but I got 3 really nice fruit this year. No splitting...which I thought was an issue with this variety.

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            • Mr.Figs
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              Very nice! A few of mine split, but it wasn't too bad. Most did not. It's a great fig!

          • #16
            Guys, those are some beautiful lookin' inverted flowers!
            Tony. Pickens county, SC zone 7B
            WL: Azores Dark; Brooklyn White; Dominick; Florea; Golden Riverside; Napolitana; nothing I can't pronounce!

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            • #17
              Here is my BFF. I have many from the Bass and I can tell why he named it BFF.

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              • #18
                Wow! I could just stick my tongue right in there!
                Zone 9B; NorCal, Fair Play, CA
                I can also be found in San Jose and Rocklin and occasionally in Santa Cruz (hometown). Hit me up.

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