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  • Any recommendation on 10 variety of sweet and rich in flavour figs?

    Hello everyone,

    As the topic shows... im looking for 10 veriety of figs that must have not by trend or rareness but sweet and rich in flavour figs for myself. as i dont have much space at home and i have done come calculation it seems i can only place 10 big enough container to provide good growing space for the figs plant.. im hoping that my family here could give me some advice and recommendation on the variety of figs that you love.

    currently in list is.

    1) col de dama rimada.. (reported to be a good choice)
    2) Jolly tiger (sorry but this i love the variegated foliage and Greenfig says it tasted good too)

    hope you guys could continue on the list... thank you so much in advance.
    My wish list is what ever come from my dear friend is the most special fig no matter what the vatiety is. I wish my dear friend to stay well always and always be happy. Jonathan

  • #2
    Hey, you could easily bump your variety count up to 20 (or more) by dedicating half of each existing plant to another variety with grafting, creating a "@@@@tail" fig.

    Luckily, figs are easy to graft. But keep in mind that with fruits like Mango and Citrus (I'm not sure if this is true with figs), over time, one of the varieties on a "@@@@tail" tree will become dominant and will eventually overpower the other varieties. This takes many, many years to occur but can be prevented with diligent pruning every year. @@@@tails, of course, will lead to a reduced harvest of both varieties but how many tens/hundreds of pounds of the same fig can you eat in a season if you're growing 10 - 20 trees?

    To answer your question, consider Smith, JH Adriatic, I258, Black Madeira/Preto, and Ronde de Bordeaux.

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    • Jonathan
      Jonathan commented
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      Hello Levar,

      Thanks for the great idea... i would try it when times comes...
      Thanks for the suggestion too..

      Regards
      Jonathan

    • Rewton
      Rewton commented
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      After several tries I still have not grafted figs successfully but was successful with a couple apple grafts. I'll keep trying though.

  • #3
    The humidity where you are may change the flavors of some figs. Greenfig is in a very dry climate. It would be best to try several figs locally before you decide on any. Check these out :

    https://www.facebook.com/figmalaysia/?fref=ts

    https://www.facebook.com/Fig-Tree-Ma...24532/?fref=ts

    https://www.facebook.com/Fig-Growers...60158/?fref=ts

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/PTFGM/

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/938108059613732/


    Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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    • Jonathan
      Jonathan commented
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      Thanks bob... will look into it.

  • #4
    From Malaysia, best to find what is ideal for growing in a humid zone as not all fig variants are equal. Generally all large figs are more prone to splitting
    & souring plus large eye encourages bugs to nest -- hence I would recommend the following -- VdB, LSU Improved Celeste(Not), LSU O'rourke, Smith,
    RdB, Dark Portuguese, Conadria, Tena, Scotts Black, Native Black, Abebberia(maybe spelling error). Black Maderia split badly there. My limited greenhouse
    experience tells me greenhouse grown ones are less tasty.

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    • Jonathan
      Jonathan commented
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      Thank you paully,

      Ill try to get more information

  • #5
    I would not agree that CdD Rimada is better than any of the other Col de Dame varieties. It may be visually striking but it also costs a lot more. Get yourself any other Col de Dame cultivar and you will be no worse off!
    Rafael
    Zone 10b, Miami, FL

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    • Harborseal
      Harborseal commented
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      sarahkt, you're a moderator with super powers now. Don't pretend you can't will a fig into fruiting and don't pretend you don't know everything. We know better.

    • Sarahkt
      Sarahkt commented
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      lol. If only. I *can* change people's titles at will, though.

    • Jonathan
      Jonathan commented
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      Go ahead and change mine... lol

  • #6
    I have 10 CdD trees, with the exception of Blanca-Negra, which did not fruit for me yet, the other 9 taste quite similar.
    Rafael
    Zone 10b, Miami, FL

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    • Jonathan
      Jonathan commented
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      means i can go with a few cdd and expect the same flavor?

  • #7
    @ Rafael -- In my PNE zone, my taste experience tells me many higher quality figs differ in taste MARGINALLY. Sadly, I have never tasted a Pon's fig in
    my zone that is awesome. I guess they need more heat. Hence the on-going fun in seeking the ultimate "One". For now if it is brebas, it is Granthams Royal
    for taste, productivity and reliability. If it is taste alone, it is Bellone brebas. For main crop here, it is RdB for taste, productivity, reliability and early enough to
    beat the pesky fruit flies that abounds.

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    • Jonathan
      Jonathan commented
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      Hmmm... diffrent growing condition give out diffrent taste..
      What should i do?

    • Harborseal
      Harborseal commented
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      You should contact Figs Malaysia on FB and ask him what does best in your area and taste his fruits so you can see what you like best.

    • Rafaelissimmo
      Rafaelissimmo commented
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      Hi Paully

      I would recommend you try two early fruiting Pons varietals if you can get your hands on them, Planera, which I am growing, and CdD Blanca-Negra, which matures 15 days sooner than other CdD varieties. I will post pics of both fruits before the end of august they will both produce ripe fruits for me.

  • #8
    I have added something in since i first started this list,

    1) Cddr (Pending)
    2)Jolly Tiger (hopefully could get it by fall)
    3)Pt (hopefully could get it by fall)
    4)Flanders (Odered)
    5)Labanese white(Odered)

    Regards
    Jonathan
    My wish list is what ever come from my dear friend is the most special fig no matter what the vatiety is. I wish my dear friend to stay well always and always be happy. Jonathan

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    • #9
      Originally posted by Jonathan View Post
      Hmmm... diffrent growing condition give out diffrent taste.. What should i do?
      You've got some heavy monsoons in the summer where you are so make sure the soil has good drainage. Figs will split with too much water, or many of them will just become bland.

      If rust fungus is an issue, there are remedies like copper fungicide that should work. Be consistent with the application schedule. Rust kills the leaves, therefore interfering with photosynthesis, and therefore interfering with fructose production. Bad bad bad. The result is bland fruit.

      If you have a greenhouse, try to create an environment with low humidity. Luckily, figs love high heat so you'll be fine in that regard. Also, maximum sunlight is necessary for best quality fruits.

      Fertilizer with micronutrients is mandatory for containerized plants. I remember reading that boron and magnesium will contribute to sweetness. Don't over-do it, but make sure your fertilizer has these two micros, among others. Without fertilization, count on bland, boring fruit.

      If you're growing in-ground trees, I recommend getting your soil analyzed so you know exactly what pathogens, pests, and nutrient balances you'll have to work around.

      I live in a tropical monsoon climate, which isn't the same as what you're probably working with but close enough for at least some of my advice to be helpful, I think.

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      • Jonathan
        Jonathan commented
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        Thank you so much Levar,

        I guess all my figs has to be in container and ill think about the green house. regarding monsoon im not so worried about but the dry spell could last for awhile and tempreture rise to 40'c twice a year depanding on mother nature. ill be using some DIY fertilizer and hopefully it works. as of the soil ill be using commercial soil which ill be mixing with rice husk, perlite , coconut husk and dead leaves. it should have good drainage... as for rust fungus ill source for the copper fungicide.. thank you so much for the tips...

        Regards
        Jonathan

    • #10
      I have added something in since i first started this list,

      1) Cddr (Pending)
      2)Jolly Tiger (hopefully could get it by fall)
      3)Pt (hopefully could get it by fall)
      4)Flanders (Odered)
      5)Labanese white(Odered)
      6) CDD Roja
      7)Galicia Negra

      Regards
      Jonathan
      My wish list is what ever come from my dear friend is the most special fig no matter what the vatiety is. I wish my dear friend to stay well always and always be happy. Jonathan

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      • Jonathan
        Jonathan commented
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        I have added something in since i first started this list,

        1) Cddr (Pending)
        2)Jolly Tiger (hopefully could get it by fall)
        3)Pt (hopefully could get it by fall)
        4)Flanders (Odered)
        5)Labanese white(Odered)
        6) CDD Roja
        7)Galicia Negra
        8)Smith

        Regards
        Jonathan
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