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  • L S U New Official Releases

    Received some information today From L S U. If you have seen the new fig being advertised as Fantasia it is A Scott's Black . It seems that Dr, Johnson had made a few deals with these nursery's And they have made their own Trade Marks on them for Royalty Fees back to L S U. The legal Staff at L S U is looking into These contracts But get ready for more new name figs of L S U. S o Scott's Black will be Release this year And L S U Hollier will be Next to be release By L S U. And for those who wanted to know if The Jack lily was a L S U fig in the Breeding program the answer is yes !!!! They will be working on bringing the Jack Lily Back This year !!

  • #2
    Very interesting!!! Thank you for the update!!!
    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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    • #3
      To bad they are endorsing renaming existing varieties. It creates more confusion. At least Gurney's list the real name under the Botanical name on the website and Henry Fields will tell you the name if you ask.
      Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Zaffiro, Moro de Caneva, Nerucciolo d'Elba, Bordissot Blanca Negra, Rubado

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      • #4
        Don your right and I think they have to disclose this as a L S U fig but they can put their own trade mark name on it.

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        • #5
          Puzkpukz,

          Thanks for posting this interesting info.

          Since the LSU Fig breeding and selections were done in the late 1950's early 1960's and all of the best figs were released for testing and evaluation at that time there probably may not be any actual "NEW" cultivars released with the blessing of LSU.

          Renaming the existing cultivars that are already in circulation doesn't constitute "New Fig Cultivars Releases"... Just Saying.
          Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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          • #6
            Thanks for the information.
            Jennings, Southwest Louisiana, Zone 9a

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            • #7
              I wonder why Gurney's says it's only for Zones 7-9? Does that mean it won't do well in Zone 10?
              Fields says it's for Zones 8-10.
              My tree has one tiny fig on it already, but I don't know if it's a breba or main crop.

              Gurney's: http://wwhttp://www.henryfields.com/product/fantasia-fig/fruitsw.gurneys.com/product/fantasia-fig/new-main

              ​Fields: http://www.henryfields.com/product/fantasia-fig/fruits
              Last edited by Altadena Mara; 03-19-2016, 11:37 AM.
              Mara, Southern California,
              Climate Zone: 1990=9b 2012= 10a 2020=?

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              • #8
                Fantasia?!?! Lol, I wonder how they got that out of Scotts black?
                Ryan- CenLa, zone 8a/b

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                • #9
                  They usually also tell you it needs a pollinator, so don't put much into what either catalogue says about them.
                  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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