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    Italian Black - Bechnels

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    This is the Italian Black from Durio's Nursery, which is supposed to carry the Becnel's variety.

    Zone / Region: SW PA, zone 6a

    Cultural practice: Grown in a 7g pot. Started the fig shuffle 2nd week of April to give it a head start. Plant not very vigorous or productive in the 3 years I have had this plant, which was already at least 2y old when I received it; it was root pruned early spring 2016 and was slightly more productive in the following summer.

    Leaf descriptions: Deeply cut 5 lobed leaves, most with 2 'thumb' lobes as well pointing straight back toward the stem

    Fig descriptions: Very sweet, rich fig; Very dark purple, with pink to red interior, this is one to let start to shrivel a bit before picking if possible as it will be much better quality. Prone to splitting in rains. First fig in 2015 was on 9/14. in 2016 was on 9/10.

    Growth habits: Not vigorous


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    Last edited by eboone; 02-13-2017, 05:42 PM.
    Ed
    SW PA zone 6a

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    • ross
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      Ed. The Italian Black I got from you will fruit this year! I'm glad it improved in 2016. To me it looks like a mission type. Have you had Matlese Falcon or Kathleen's Black to compare?

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    Italian Black. Four year old tree.

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    Texas (N. Houston area) - zone 8b
    Wish List: Rubado, Thermolito, Calderona, Cavaliere, GM-172, and GM-25

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