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  • Is this where Sweet George came from?

    I just bought some Sweet George cuttings on Ebay this morning and while looking up it's origin I found this http://articles.philly.com/2006-08-1...-figs-calabria just curious if this is where it originated from?
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    Nope, it was introduced by GardenWeb member quinoah (he is in Europe) via Gorgi and also by Marius. He got "Sweet Georg" fig from a nursery near Vienna, Austria. He was told the owner's grandfather, George, brought it there around 1930. He got it from Styria, a region in the south of Austria (but not warmer!). There may be multiple forms of this variety. An English Brown Turkey variant, sets a large, good quality breba and main crop. Main crop is late to ripen and may not ripen reliably.
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      Thanks Kelby I just found the page http://forums.gardenweb.com/discussi...vershere-in-nj Very interesting history on this one Do you think Sweet George is more cold hardy than Florea?
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        I don't have Sweet George in the ground, so I can't say. It probably wouldn't be a good choice for in-ground on the basis of it's main crop taking a long time to ripen. I'd assume if there were any winter damage it won't ripen in time. But if growing in a pot you get the brebas too, which were good.
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