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  • Champagne

    Champagne -
    aka LSU Golden Celeste
    aka LSU Champagne


    Descriptions:
    Champagne is a hybrid releases from the Louisiana State University agricultural program. It is a cross between 'Celeste' and C1 which is a Capri fig from California. It has small fruit with yellow to green skin and golden flesh. Champagne has a slightly rounded end that tapers towards the stem and a short neck. The eye is partially closed on mature fruit. It ripens in Early September here in Zone 6. The flavor of this fig is Honey, Its sweet and creamy with a hint of seed crunch.

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    Additional Info:
    http://www.lsu.edu/departments/horti...e/new_figs.pdf
    http://www.ourfigs.com/filedata/fetch?id=11684

    Additional Photos:
    http://www.ourfigs.com/filedata/fetch?photoid=5719
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    References:
    1. http://figs4fun.com/Varieties.html
    2. http://www.lsu.edu/departments/horti...e/new_figs.pdf
    3.
    Last edited by AscPete; 07-13-2015, 01:02 PM.

  • #2
    Zone / Region:
    Zone 6, Hudson Valley NY USA

    Cultural practice:
    Container grown, in custom potting mix with regular application of balanced fertilizer 2-1-2 NPK ratio.

    Leaf descriptions:
    3 to 5 lobed shallow to moderate sinuses

    Fig descriptions:
    Yellow to Pale yellow small pear shaped with a short neck, brown sugar spots develop when they are fully ripened. Honey sweet, creamy rich flavor with mild seed crunch. Figs ripen late August to mid September.

    Growth habits:
    Fast growing, Healthy cultivar with no visible signs of FMD.
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    Last edited by AscPete; 03-23-2015, 09:32 AM.
    Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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    • #3
      I read this is one of the 3 LSU varieties that were suppose to replace Celeste as the commercial fig for Louisiana. It
      is a productive fig for me inspite of container culture. Perhaps folks in Lousiana can chime in re how well this fig have
      done over there, especially on its commercial status.

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      • #4
        Champagne is also known is Golden Celeste.
        Otmani - Dallas, TX - Zone 8a
        Wish List: Col de Dame Blanche, Brogiotto Bianco, Sicilian White, Panache

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        • #5
          Champagne was released by LSU along with O'Rourke and Tiger in the mid to late 1950's. These figs were supposed to be good for added variety and farmer's markets, etc. The only commercial fig grove in my area is about 1/3 Champagnes. They did not do well last winter due to the cold temperatures and the grove did not have any figs for sale last year. I expect another year of poor production due to another bitter unusually cold winter.


          The following link is pretty informative:

          http://www.lsu.edu/departments/horti...e/new_figs.pdf

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          • AscPete
            AscPete commented
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            Thanks...

        • #6
          Originally posted by mgginva View Post
          Champagne was released by LSU along with O'Rourke and Tiger in the mid to late 1950's. These figs were supposed to be good for added variety and farmer's markets, etc. The only commercial fig grove in my area is about 1/3 Champagnes. They did not do well last winter due to the cold temperatures and the grove did not have any figs for sale last year. I expect another year of poor production due to another bitter unusually cold winter.


          The following link is pretty informative:

          http://www.lsu.edu/departments/horti...e/new_figs.pdf
          Excellent reference, Michael. Very informative article.
          Otmani - Dallas, TX - Zone 8a
          Wish List: Col de Dame Blanche, Brogiotto Bianco, Sicilian White, Panache

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          • #7
            LSU Yellow = LSU Champagne = Golden Celeste. Per Dr. Johnson at LSU Fig Day 2015.
            Last edited by Whiterk; 07-13-2015, 11:59 AM.
            Randall - Gulf Breeze, FL. zone 8b. Wish list: Anything that "newnandawg" - Mike, ranks as an 8 out 10 or higher.

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            • #8
              Randall - Gulf Breeze, FL. zone 8b. Wish list: Anything that "newnandawg" - Mike, ranks as an 8 out 10 or higher.

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