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  • Col. Littmans Black Cross

    Col. Littmans Black Cross

    JustFruitsandExotics.com,
    Colonel Littman’s Black Cross Fig – Local Find!
    We got the cuttings for this very tasty black fig from Colonel Littman’s tree in Gainesville, Florida. Colonel Littman originally got his starts from Mr. Cross in Tallahassee Florida, so Colonel Littman called the fig “Black Cross.” We don’t know its true origins but we do know it’s not a Mission, Black Jack, Petite Negri or Violette de Bordeaux as this fig’s skin is a different color. Fruit ripens August Zones 8B-10
    Last edited by OurFigs; 02-27-2015, 06:23 PM.

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    Brandy informed me that she will no longer carry this variety, so for those of us who have it, let's not let it disappear.
    Last edited by FMD; 02-27-2015, 06:31 PM.
    Frank Tallahasee 8B
    North Florida Figs

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    • AscPete
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      Thanks Frank..

    • Figaro176
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      IS CLBC Black Madeira? Thx

  • #3
    Supposedly a former forum member bought the mother from them for a large amount of $. I can only go on his word but he is/was crazy enough to do it.

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    • #4
      Any one tasted this fig yet? Whats the verdict?

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      • #5
        I got one last year and got four figs from it -- tasty and that was from a young tree. Sad to see JFE not carrying it nor "Dominic's White Italian" -- my trees should have enough size on them to take cuttings this fall. Frank is right, the tree needs to be preserved for others to enjoy!

        Also got a St. Peters from them last year....last tree to yet leaf out...

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        • #6
          Hey fellow fig enthusiasts, we need to bring this thread up to date and see if "Black Cross" is available. Some of the information above is very helpful, but leaves me hanging - maybe so for others too. There is interest out there from what I have seen in the recent past in the forum.

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          • #7
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ID:	560580 almost as good as a BM........but much earlier
            Brian
            Chackbay LA Zone 9A

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            • #8
              CajunB That is good to know. I have a grafted CLBC coming this Fall from a trade with a CC. I can't wait to taste it!!

              Tony

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              • #9
                Looks good 👍
                JLB zone 8b south Mississippi. Wish list really good figs thay don't split with all this dang humidity

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                • #10
                  Anyone has cutting for sale? thx

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                  • #11
                    Pm sent

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                    • Figaro176
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                      PM sent. Thx!
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