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  • Genovese Nero, Robs Genovese Nero and Genovese Nero Not

    Please tell the the back story to these Figs. Are they 3 distinct varieties, what are the characteristics and is the fruit really as large as it would appear.
    And which is the one to have/

    Ian
    Ian

    Really happy with what I have.

  • #2
    From what I understand, Rob's Genovese Nero and Genovese Nero Not are the same thing. Rob's is a very large fig while Genovese Nero is very similar to Preto & Black Madeira in taste, but grows better and ripens earlier. I've heard good reviews about both figs, but very few actually have the real Genovese Nero. You can read the whole back story on F4F.
    Zone 7A - Philadelphia
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    • #3
      Ross said it all. Rob's GN is truly a huge fig! I have not tasted the real GN, but based on the flavor descriptions, they are very far apart in flavor.
      Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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      • #4
        I have both, and Rob's fig (I think at this point, we know it is not in any way GN) produces a very good breba crop, which I prefer to the main. Genovese Nero, is smaller, and a top tier fig, and as far as mine goes, has not had a breba crop. Here are pics.
        Rob's fig (breba, 6/23/2015)
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        Genovese Nero (main 9/23/2015)
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        Gary USDA 9A
        Sebastopol, CA

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        • #5
          Great images Gary Thank you
          Ian

          Really happy with what I have.

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          • figgary
            figgary commented
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            You're welcome, Ian. I hope others will share their opinions as well.

        • #6
          I have the Genovese nero not but I've been trying to get the real Genovese nero for some time now
          Ryan- CenLa, zone 8a/b

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          • #7
            They both sound like keepers but I've only read about them so far.
            Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Zaffiro, Moro de Caneva, Nerucciolo d'Elba, Bordissot Blanca Negra, Rubado

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            • #8
              Originally posted by don_sanders View Post
              They both sound like keepers but I've only read about them so far.
              Me Too! I can't wait for these to spread around, both of them! So I can afford them!

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              • #9
                Over the years I have made several posts in reference to these varieties. You can search F4F for some
                of those. Here are a couple of links on Ourfigs.com and F4F

                http://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-ho...-rob-2015-main

                http://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-ho...ese-nero-not-2

                http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox....pid=1290280018
                newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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                • #10
                  newnandawg - thanks for the links, its great to have this info made so easily available. OK here goes ...anyone got Genevese Nero cuttings available?

                  Ian
                  Ian

                  Really happy with what I have.

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                  • #11
                    I have Rob's GN, and would also like to add GN to my collection. If not this year, perhaps next.
                    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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                    • #12
                      Harvey has Rob's Genovese Nero cuttings for sale at a reasonable price and will be selling rooted cuttings of the real Genovese Nero on eBay in the future. There should be some crazy bidding for it since Harvey is a reliable source. http://www.figaholics.com/cuttings.htm
                      Mara, Southern California,
                      Climate Zone: 1990=9b 2012= 10a 2020=?

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