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  • Requesting Frank's Salerno Pics

    Hey! Does anyone have any pics of the fruit? I can't seem to find any pictures on this one, but I hear it's good!

    -Ross
    Zone 7A - Philadelphia
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  • #2
    is this it? http://frenchfigfarm.com/fig-trees/franks-salerno
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    • #3
      That's it, Dave! Or at least I think that's it. Can anyone post pics of their own?
      Zone 7A - Philadelphia
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      • #4
        Yep yep.. Sure can.. FS is my workhorse fig πŸ‘ I'll go take a pic now & post for ya πŸ˜‰
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        • #5
          Okay so here they are.. I'm really excited to try one.. I'm told the main crop tastes like a cross between peach and melon, but we shall see! Of course the first ripe fig goes to my gram lol, but after that I will let you know πŸ˜‰πŸ‘
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          • Jamie0507
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            I can't wait either! Lol I sure hope they are tastey.. The tree is super vigorous despite showing some slight FMV symptoms (mostly mishapen leaves here & there). So My fingers are definitely staying crossed but I will keep ya posted.. I hope others post about their experience with it too.. Would love to learn more about what to expect..

          • Dave
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            It looks like a real sweetheart Jamie keep me in mind for a tree down the road

          • Jamie0507
            Jamie0507 commented
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            You got it Dave! πŸ‘

        • #6
          Looks a lot like figs in the Sal's Corleone family.
          Steve
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          • Jamie0507
            Jamie0507 commented
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            Thank you Steve that is a big help! I've been looking for thoughts/opinions on what fig family it may belong to, so I really appreciate that πŸ‘

          • ross
            ross commented
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            Steve, that's why I started this thread, haha. I just didn't want to say anything until I confirmed it.

          • cis4elk
            cis4elk commented
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            I was going to make the same comment as well.

        • #7
          I also think Violet Sepor is another Sal's Corleone type. Need more pics though if anyone has some to confirm. From what I've seen it looks similar, but it's got a closed eye. I wonder if we just found the best version of Sal's Corleone.
          Last edited by ross; 07-01-2016, 05:54 PM.
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          • ross
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            Tony,

            How would you rate the taste? It seems like one worthwhile.

          • mountainfigs
            mountainfigs commented
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            Sorry, I missed this comment, or sub-comment, a nice feature but easy to miss, I find. As I tried to point out, I'm waiting on a first taste this year, but as I noted, it seems so different in growth and shape, etc. Plus any other report of VS fruit I've seen hasn't reminded me in much of any way of Palermo Red. Maybe I've missed something. Its ripening season here should tell the tale a lot more conclusively.

          • ross
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            No. It definitely isn't a Sal's C type. The eye tells all.

        • #8
          I left on Tuesday morning for a quick trip to OC, Maryland.. When I returned today I found this Frank's Salerno Breba has enlarged like crazy in just a couple days.. Do you guys think it's ready to pick?? It's definitely softened up quite a bit and seems to have that "hanging look" that I've seen so often in other pics of ripe figs.. I'm so excited to pick it I can hardly wait!
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          • mountainfigs
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            You could lift up gently, lever up, see if it comes off. I just did that with a similar looking Brooklyn Dark, which also seems to be Palermo Red. My wife said it was jammy good, half of it. I thought the other half was jelly good, very juicy, nicely sweet.

          • Jamie0507
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            Thank you Tony! I did gently do that the moment I saw it lol, and it did not drop off so I'm thinking I may need to be a bit more patient.. Sadly that is.. Lol! Hoping the birds don't decide to be less patient than I'm forcing myself to be right now though πŸ˜‰ Thanks a whole bunch for the tip to check for ripeness Tony!

        • #9
          Today's Brooklyn Dark breba below. Like Aldo's, Sal's Corleone, Malta Purple Red, etc, seems like Palermo Red:

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          • Jamie0507
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            I've got a young tree of the BD variety as well with several main crop figs developing now.. None seem even close to ready though yet.. When does the main crop typically begin developing for you? Your BD breba looks delish! I'm happy to learn this variety does bear a nice breba crop as well! πŸ‘

          • ross
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            Sal's C and similar figs have a fantastic breba. The main is usually late, but reliably ripens in colder climates, which in my opinion makes this a must have for northern growers.

          • mountainfigs
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            On my young trees the main crop has been so late with this cultivar that I've always gotten more fruit from the small breba crop, and better fruit (I suppose due to ripening during a hotter, sunnier time of year). I appreciate the early and striking fruit but get a lot more figs from bountiful main crop varieties like Mt Etna, Ronde de Bordeaux, LSUs, and others. The breba of this cultivar (which I think of as Palermo Red) comes and goes so quickly and so few compared to what other more prolific fig varieties can produce at a similar age and in less light and heat. Palermo Red by any name is reliably striking and flavorful though, if few and brief.

        • #10
          Frank's Salerno Breba taste description:


          Okay I've never done this taste describing thing before, but I'll give it my best shot.. Also I only was able to eat half of it as I shared it with my gram.. I was going to give her the whole thing lol but I could not resist as it is my very first home grown fig and the only FS Breba I had.. Anyway.. First I should say it probably could have used a couple more days to ripen, but it was still so good! Delicately sweet with a hint of something tropical to it.. It reminded me a bit of lychee.. However not as sweet as lychee is and without its very distinct texture.. I also tasted a hint of peach and a very faint/light seed crunch.. Definitely had some lightly sweet melon hints to it as well.. I definitely enjoyed it and my 97 y/o gram's only response was, "Did you bring more of them?" Lol, so she definitely enjoyed it too.. Now I can't wait for the main crop to ripen! I'm even more in love with growing fig trees after tasting the first fresh fruits of my labor!
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          • mountainfigs
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            Seems to be something special about growing and ripening figs. Especially that you could share it the way you did, Jamie. Some new lore created there.

          • Rafaelissimmo
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            Jamie I just congratulated you elsewhere so I guess I missed this, congrats on your first fruit to ripen, yipppeeeee!

          • Jamie0507
            Jamie0507 commented
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            Thank you Tony & Rafael! It sure was a special thing to share my first fig this way.. And I'm delighted to have this community to share the experience with as wellπŸ’— You all walked me through each step of growing them over the past year and I know I would never have found success without you guys! Thank you all so very much for all your support!

        • #11
          Well my Frank's Salerno main crop are starting to come in this week! I've had 3 since the day before yesterday and they certainly have not disappointed! Yummo! I haven't had a fig like this one yet, although remember everyone, my experience is pretty limited! Lol! I want to say its more honey/creamy than I thought it would be, and sweet, but more of a creamed melon type taste.. So far Im not tasting the peach in it, but I will keep you updated as more of the main crop is coming in every day.. πŸ‘πŸΌ
          Ive taken pics of a couple of them, and threw an RdB into the mix just for size comparison.. The eye was not completely closed but it plugged itself (how nice of it to do that for me! Lol) A definite keeper for me!

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          • ross
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            Amber interior, Jaime?!

            Can ya get a shot of the eye on the next one?

          • Jamie0507
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            Yah crazy right?? Totally didn't expect it to be amber for some reason.. And yes! Will definitely get a shot of the eye on the next one.. It kept rolling back every time I tried to take the pic.. But I'll prop it up on something next time if needs be πŸ‘πŸΌ

        • #12
          it looks very sweet

          Shailesh, Pennsylvania, ZONE 6B

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          • sppsp
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            sounds great, i would love too try growing it

          • sppsp
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            thanks

          • Jamie0507
            Jamie0507 commented
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            You got it Shailesh! πŸ‘πŸΌ Shoot me a message around November time and I will get a couple out to ya for sure.. Heck I could even meet up with you lol, we are practically neighbors if ya think about it πŸ˜‰

        • #13
          ross pic of the eye coming right atcha! I reluctantly shared it with my sis lol (but only bc there are about 5 almost ready to pick within the next day or 2 lol) She loved it & immediately decided that she definitely must stop by again tomorrow haha!

          So what kind of eye would you say this is? Its definitely plugged, but not tightly closed like say an RdB... But this is a much bigger fig too. They have not split at all either, which has happened a lot with my larger fig varieties like LdA & Lyndhurst White.. The skin was a bit tougher (not leather tough lol, just a bit thicker) than either of those 2 varieties, so could that be helping it with not splitting? Hmmm.. Anyway though.. I'm not quite sure how to describe the eye on it.. Help? Lol
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          • ross
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            It looks like there's almost a little tearing at the eye?

        • #14
          Nice! Bet you can't eat JUST 1! (not if more are available)
          Tony - Zone 6A
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          • #15
            Frank's Salerno (in a 7 gallon container) and Iranian Candy (in ground) are the first two varieties to ripen brebas for me. Here is a very large FS breba I harvested today. It was very sweet with a creamy texture.
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            • Figs4All
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              Beautiful and different looking fig
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