Produces a good breba crop and is very productive and vigorous. Italian Black ripens in mid-season but is also known to produce an early crop on old wood as well as a late crop on new wood in mild winter climates. Last year I would have said that these were at the number 2 spot and look how far they've fallen. Little Miss Figgy produces medium sized purple to purple-brown fruit with a deep purple flesh. 4. This is probably the most reliable and commonly grown fig in Southern regions but it is the standard bearer for hardiness tolerating the climate of zone 5. Image courtesy of AG3, Inc. All rights reserved. Rossi Dark 31. The figs are excellent dried or fresh. © 2019 by Ross Raddi. Having experimented enough and with the drive of wanting my figs to rival those in California or another dry/warm place, I finally found two very special figs that can withstand almost anything here. It tasted of dark cherries. Isn't that amazing? Alma, bred by the Texas ARS, produces a large crop medium to large pear shaped to rounded green fruit that ripens to yellow or bronze. Item # 921. The fruit ripens over a long season. Winter tip pruning is not recommended as this removes the highly desirable breba crop. Sao Miguel Roxo is believed to be the correct name for this fig. LSU Purple produces medium sized dark reddish-purple, generally pear shaped figs with amber to strawberry pulp with a mild sweet flavor. Ischia Fig is a heavy producer of small to fairly large fruit that ripens to greenish yellow and has a rich flavor. Truly impressive with it's overall reliability and it also has drying capabilities. An excellent choice for the South as well as California. A small white fig, very sweet. Good fresh or preserved. The rich, sweet acidic flavor of Negronne is delectable and nearly unmistakable. Sicilian Dark 22. Florea is an early ripening type said to be  a cold hardy fig,  a great choice for colder climates with short seasons. Kesarani 36. Danny’s Delight 39. Ginoso 38. Item# 9546. Introduced in 2014, the Olympian Fig produces truly huge purple skinned fruit with a very sweet red to purple flesh. It's just too humid here. What is for sure is that any of these would make great choices for you in a humid place. It has become very clear to me over the last 2 or more years that figs with high drying capabilities will be the most superior performers in my yard. Item# 11508, This compact growing dwarf fig tree is perfect for container culture or in gardens with limited space. PURPLE FIG TREE CUTTINGS - 5 CUTTINGS ficus carica. Developed at LSU by Dr. Ed O'Rourke and company for fig production in the hot humid South, LSU Gold produces large flattened green figs that ripen to greenish yellow, yellow, or yellow blushed with red. You never know with all of the huge genetic diversity of figs. The Ischia Black fig produces a good crop of medium to small, pear shaped to turbinate, black figs with a noticeable blue bloom and ribs. Insanity. Very similar to Brown Turkey. The interior is almost never exposed to the outdoor conditions. Thank you feel free to ask me any questions. Celeste is the standard by which all other figs are judged on sweetness and flavor. Conadria produces large green, thin-skinned figs that ripen to light greenish yellow and droop when ripe. The flesh is pink to amber and is very sweet with excellent flavor. #'s 3-6 are very close to each other and it's quite difficult for me at this time to definitively give each variety a particular number for reasons I'll mention.   For me this is a very good fig - early, with an intense flavor.  It has a very thick, jam-like The small eye makes it resistant to spoiling. Developed by the same retired biologist who gave us the hardy and huge Olympian Fig, Denny McGaughy, he chose this seedling for its hardiness, compact habit, as well as reliability. Red Firecracker Fern, Firecracker Plant, Coral Fountain Plant, Torpedo Cuphea, Giant Bat Face Cuphea, Batface, Sunset Scentsation Night Blooming Jasmine, Queen of the Night, Lady of the Night, Coral Porterweed, Pink Porterweed, Orange Porterweed, Pink Snakeweed. Additional Info: This fig is easily in my top 5 varieties. The fruits are absolutely delicious. Very reliable for the South and Southeastern US and excellent cold tolerance. Some resources tout this as the world's largest fig. The eye is small minimizing spoilage. ... Bissiri Dark 1 ... White Azores … Fig fruit quality suffers dramatically in high humidity. They also have some of the best drying capabilities I have ever seen in a fig. Images courtesy of Agristarts, Inc. Item# 11023. Specifically Azores Dark and Malta Black. Pops purple 23. The content and images of this website are the copyright © 2020 of Almost Eden, LLC, Camellias - Variegated and Multi-Colored Japonicas. It has exceptional cold hardiness and is known to fruit in the same season even if frozen to the ground. Sure.. Calimyrna is the standard commercial fig used for drying throughout the world, but would Calimyrna dry here in this humidity? The large figs are good for fresh eating, drying, and preserves. Something I've yet to taste in my own VdB types. The Little Miss Figgy Fig can easily be overwintered in a protected location as a container plant making fresh figs available where they normally would not be. The open eye of LSU Gold is typically filled with honeydew making it fairly resistant to souring and it is also split resistant. Item# 9971. Although not indestructible like 1&2, but simply amazing in quality the majority of the time. An heirloom medium to large fig with glossy black skinned fruit and deep red flesh that is treasured for its flavor and reliability. The texture also forms a really pleasant thick gooey jam further along in the ripening period. It does not surprise me it was strongly recommended from seasoned and experienced fig tree collectors. The moonshine fig ,from Pico, Azores . The Sao Miguel Roxo is also known as Azores Dark (read about that here). Joe’s Jersey 26. 7. To make things worse for Smith, in the earlier part of my season, Hative tasted better. Little Ruby is so compact in fact that it is sometimes selected as a bonsai specimen. The fruit has white flesh and an amber pulp with small seeds and excellent to fair flavor. Azores Dark isvery early a heavy bearerwith similar characteristics toHardy Chicago the other 60+ named figs that I would place in that category, but Ive found this to be superior to the others that Ive grown. Besides that it's a standard, it's extremely flavorful and for me.. that gives it a lot of points. Item# 10831. Provide a well-drained soil and a full to mostly sunny location for the best results. A vigorous fig that produces even in areas with short growing seasons it is known to produce two good crops where summers are longer. The open eye is filled with honeydew which prevents souring. Second only to Elba in terms of drying capabilities, but extremely flavorful. Adriano has over two hundred varieties of fig trees, one of the largest private collections in the world. Barbillone A medium to large greenish violet fig, with very good quality with two crops. 1. Up close it may seem visually similar in leaf and in fruit, but I assure you that it's not in the same category. Maryland Berry, 30. For me this is a very good fig - early, with an intense flavor. Mission is one of the most widely grown figs in California producing heavy crops of medium to large dark purplish-black pear-shaped fruit with a rich, sweet strawberry red pulp. With honey sweet amber flesh and a lightly tart yellow green outer skin the Blanche Fig (its original name according to Dr. Ira Condit) has long been a favorite for fresh eating or drying. This fig has a smooth texture and a sweet strawberry jam taste. They don't crack, split and they resist fermentation extremely well. Hardy Chicago - Finally this brings us to the Hardy Chicago types themselves. Item# 10856, An excellent fig for the western US, the Desert King Fig produces high quality, rich large breba figs with a white flecked, thin green skin and a strawberry flesh. This was … Ok so I have been searching for as many Portuguese Fig Varieties as possible as I plan on Starting a Portuguese Collection. Highly recommend and I'm very excited to see what new varieties can break into this top 8 in the future. Camellia Japonica By Flowering Season (Early-Mid-Late)... Camellias - Early Season Flowering Japonicas, Camellias - Exceptionally Long Flowering Japonicas, Camellias - Late Season Flowering Japonicas, Camellias - Midseason Flowering Japonicas, Dwarf Sasanqua Camellias (2 to 5 feet high), Fragrant Camellias, Sasanquas, and Hybrids, Hardy Hibiscus (a.k.a. If you've ever eaten one you know why it is also called the Honey or Sugar fig. Black Mission is self-pollinating and may produce a light breba crop. It is a vigorous tree that often bears a breba crop. Resistant to spoiling and splitting and good fresh, dried, or preserved. Azores Dark isvery early a heavy bearerwith similar characteristics toHardy Chicago the other 60+ named figs that I would place in that category, but Ive found this to be superior to the others that Ive grown. St Rita, 35. Negronne may produce a breba crop in mild climates and is an excellent choice for all fig growing regions with excellent cold hardiness. Kadota ripens in mid season and is considered to be the most widely grown commercial cultivar in California. Isn't that amazing? Barnachotte A lemon yellow skin, very sweet high quality fig. Any early productive berry fig, bass favorite, teramo, buzzone nero, raspberry latte, smith, Socorro black, LSU strawberry, azores dark, LSU red, rdb, burgan unk swmofigger Full Member For me there is no attachment to specific varieties. This October at Mario's I tasted an unknown fig similar to Nero 600m that was dead ripe with a similar flavor. Rossellino - This fig is similar. The florist grows its own fig trees on a farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Item# 3095. The dwarf habit makes it a good choice for container culture as well. Red Lebanese Bekka Valley 27. Item # 832. If you plant in a container to bring inside during winter, select a pot that’s about twice the width of your plant’s shipped container. Known for its heavy fruiting of delicious berry tasting figs, it gets high praise for an even bigger and sweeter second crop in the early fall. Thank you feel free to ask me any questions. An excellent choice for the South as well as California. Unfortunately, I need more testing to see where on the spectrum it falls. The flavor is amazing, but not as special as Smith or Hative and for that reason it's at #5 until my trees mature more and potentially impress me further. Campaniere - Lastly we have the Campaniere, which I think is a small step behind the HC types. It also seems impervious to insect and animal pressure because of it's skin and skin color. This enables them to ripen to perfection consistently. Excellent fresh, dried, or preserved. Macedonian Dark 25. The later parts, Smith had the edge, so who knows what my thoughts will be next year, but I have become a big fan of this fig as it has matured. Item# 9906. Developed by Dr. Ed O'Rourke at LSU for disease and nematode resistance as well as the hot and humid Southern climate, it produces a breba crop and a large main crop providing fruit over a long season. Kremp Florist’s fig tree production has grown substantially over the years to keep up with demand for these precious fruits. Verdino del Nord - I've spoken at great length on this fig so I'll try to keep it short. Sicilian Black BC 37. 21. Brebas is large and juicy. I've tasted quite a few berry figs now with a much more complex berry flavor to them. 1. Like anything else. Mid to late season ripening. These two fall under this umbrella, but are actually quite different in flavor. The trees grow to average size and are considered to be long lived and are highly productive producing large crops. It really wowed me this year. Barbillone A medium to large greenish violet fig, with very good quality with two crops. This fig will rival the best tasting fig varieties even in California and anyone saying it doesn't, hasn't had it for very long. If my figs are ripening to perfection at a higher rate, that also means that the flavor is consistently high. Good tree for growing in a pot. Every fig I'm about to mention has great rain resistance, split resistance, resistance to spoilage, not all have such amazing drying capabilities, but they're super reliable and anyone can use these recommendations in their humid climate yard. Proudly created with Wix.com, © 2019 by Ross Raddi. That's all for now folks. Chicago Hardy produces large crops of medium to small nearly black to brown or violet, pear shaped to turbinate figs with amber to strawberry flesh with a rich sweet flavor. Item# 355. The moonshine fig ,from Pico, Azores . Of you who follow along with my YouTube channel, fruit Talk new varieties can break into this top in. 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