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  • Looking for Schar Israel, Morena, Martinenca Rimada & Peloponnisiaka Aspra Sika

    I've got these 4 left on the wishlist. Can anyone help me out? I've got quite a list of varieties nowadays. I'm sure there's something I can send you in return. Check the spreadsheet in my signature to see what I have to offer.



    Schar Israel
    Morena
    Martinenca Rimada
    Peloponnisiaka Aspra Sika


    Update: Just looking for Schar Israel & Morena now. Got offered Martinenca Rimada and PAS according to Andreas is just OK, so I won't be pursuing it.
    Last edited by ross; 11-11-2016, 12:03 PM.
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  • #2
    Just wondering if you have seen the post on Our Figs titled, "Schar Israel Ripe".

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    • figgrower
      figgrower commented
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      Greenfig was growing this variety in Southern California, and Schar Israel wasn't ripening until December. Those that did ripen, rotted inside. I have been looking at this variety also, but was afraid that it wouldn't pan out. Hopefully it was an isolated incident. It is quite possible that I don't have all the information about Schar Israel. Best Wishes, Casey

    • ross
      ross commented
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      Casey. Thank you for that tidbit there. I didn't think this fig was that late. I just remembered there was a thread on F4F: http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox....pid=1289667111

      Vito who is in Zone 5 ripened his in early September, so there is hope for this one. Go for it!

    • figgrower
      figgrower commented
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      Sure, Ross. Thanks for letting me know about Vito's experience. I hope you find your figs!

  • #3
    I have a couple of Shar Israel that I've grown from seed. They're still pretty small though. I mean real small.
    Guillaume Deo Vindice! Looking for anything LSU

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    • ross
      ross commented
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      I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but figs grown from seed do not turn out true to type.

      You may want to do a little research on the topic! It could save you some headaches!

  • #4
    They were free. It's just an experiment. But I'd thought I'd offer.
    Guillaume Deo Vindice! Looking for anything LSU

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    • ross
      ross commented
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      I appreciate the offer, but you never know what figs grown from seed will turn out to be! Thank you.

  • #5
    Yeah, I'm just hoping they produce edible figs.
    Guillaume Deo Vindice! Looking for anything LSU

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    • COGardener
      COGardener commented
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      It's basically a one in a million chance... yet.... if they don't.... they make great rootstock trees!!!

  • #6
    Originally posted by ross View Post
    "PAS according to Andreas is just OK, so I won't be pursuing it.


    Over on F4F from 2014 Andreas has a thread proclaiming it "best greek fig (peloponnisiaka aspra sika)" and the pictures caused quite a stir. At least they did in my mind. I understand everyone gets introduced to new varieties and what was once "best" will no longer be so. But "just OK"? My world is shattered.

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    • ross
      ross commented
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      Yeah. I'm just as confused..

    • ross
      ross commented
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      Andreas did not say to me personally that "PAS is just OK".. a friend told me that Andreas said that. Perhaps some miscommunicaiton.

  • #7
    Ross I have a spare scharr I can send in spring.

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    • ross
      ross commented
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      Brian, that's super nice of you. What do ya want in return? And how's Russia coming along?

  • #8
    Ross,
    Sorry for a late response. I can send you a few cuttings too. PM me please if still interested
    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Calderona, De la Roca, Lampeira Prush, Bass’ Favorite Fig

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    • #9
      Ross things are going smooth I'm almost done. Don't need anything in return.

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      • ross
        ross commented
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        Wow. That's fantastic to hear!

    • #10
      i dont post much. but i would like to know where ross got the "PAS according to Andreas is just OK,"
      he asked me how does it compare with my other figs and i said my new tree is small and dint produce figs to compare.
      from the ones that did fruit i like sanguinato the best....
      so ill leave it to him to re read my answer...
      andreas-patras Peloponnisos Greece zone 9a

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      • ross
        ross commented
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        Andreas,

        No need to get defensive. I don't mean any harm.

        A friend of mine told me this, "Well, if it helps at all then... I too was conducting a massive quest for PAS. (Peloponnisiaka Aspra Sika) Andreas saw one of my requests for this cultivar and contacted me about it. He let me know in no uncertain terms that PAS was just OK as a Mt Etna type fig, but that there are far and away better cultivars to be spending one's time and energy trying to obtain."

        I decided to ask you myself and you said it was considered one of the best varieties in Greece, so I now think it's worthwhile. I apologize Andreas, but when I wrote about PAS being just OK.. that was written awhile ago and was based off of my friend's statement above.
        Last edited by ross; 11-26-2016, 02:43 PM.

      • Atlatl
        Atlatl commented
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        Andreas - is that an untouched picture in your avatar? If so, what fig is it please? That is a very unique interior

      • don_sanders
        don_sanders commented
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        I believe that one is PAS (Peloponnisiaka Aspra Sika).

        To his credit, all of andreas-patras pictures that I've seen look amazing.

    • #11
      I want to make it clear that:

      Andreas did not say to me personally that "PAS is just OK".. a friend told me that Andreas said that. Perhaps some miscommunication.
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