Register  |   | 
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
tyro

Registered:
Posts: 327
Reply with quote  #1 
P8110009.JPG  P8110006.JPG  P8110018.JPG  P8110016 (1).JPG  P8110014 (1).JPG  P8110005.JPG

__________________
Paul.Simi Valley,Ca.Zone 9a/Sunset 18





Frankallen

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,139
Reply with quote  #2 
WOW! What some Beautiful Figs! One of my favorites,thanks for posting them! : )
__________________
Frank from BamaZone 7-b Alabama

....................................................

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever".

Mahatma Gandhi




schang

Registered:
Posts: 112
Reply with quote  #3 
Look great.  I am sure they taste great as well.  Taste wise, how does it compare to Battaglia Green, Green Ischia, Adriatic JH, and CDDB?  The CDDB is the one I will try first later.  But I am open to these green figs for their resistance to birds as well as their suitability in my zone 8 climate.  Your opinion is apprecciated.
__________________
schang from Columbia, SC Zone 8
tyro

Registered:
Posts: 327
Reply with quote  #4 
Thanks guys.Regarding comparisons my JH and CdDB are too young to form an opinion.They are also in pot's while the SV has been grounded for
6-7 years.I like the SV in my SoCa interior valley climate because it has a thick skin that can take my heat and will dry down on the tree with no spoilage.Another big plus is it's cloak of invisibility,the fig beetles don't even know it exists.

Of the figs shown the only one that bled latex when picked was the top left.I normally would not have picked that one but took it for demonstration purposes.That one would probably win the beauty contest but held more acid than I care for.The smaller,shriveled ones
are the bomb.Just intense deep strawberry jam.

__________________
Paul.Simi Valley,Ca.Zone 9a/Sunset 18





schang

Registered:
Posts: 112
Reply with quote  #5 
Thanks, Paul.  I posted a couple of weeks ago on the taste of figs, where I commented that by inferring the taste of a fig to some other fruits does not give the fig its rightful place in the fruit world.  True, it is sometimes necessary to do that, but we normally would not do that to peaches or apples. If I want to taste a strawberry jam, I will eat strawberry jam, instead of a SV fig.  In other worlds, SV figs must have its own flavor for me to eat it, not a strawberry like jam.  No offense in my comments, though.  I guess we need new descriptive wordings for figs, but I will not hold my breath for this.  

While it is difficult to describe the taste of one fig, sometimes, it is possible to discern the DIFFERENCES among fig cultivars, and make SOME comparative comments.  It is like tasting different wines.  I wish we have fig connoisseurs to do this kind of job...They seem to have endless vocabulary at their disposal. 

__________________
schang from Columbia, SC Zone 8
Garlic_Mike

Registered:
Posts: 421
Reply with quote  #6 
Oh my!

Very nice!

__________________
Wish list; Martineca Rimada, GM-149a, Negra d' Agde, Maltese Beauty, Galicia Negra, Flanders.
tyro

Registered:
Posts: 327
Reply with quote  #7 
Hi Mike,

This variety has had extensive distribution through CRFG scion exchanges and is quite common in Ca.
Funny stuff,cuttings are pretty much valueless but I view it as a white Preto.

__________________
Paul.Simi Valley,Ca.Zone 9a/Sunset 18





fignutty

Registered:
Posts: 710
Reply with quote  #8 
Nice picture..!! I like them like the driest 8. An excellent fig at that stage of ripeness.
__________________
Steve in Alpine TX 7b/8a
Wish list: Emalyn's Purple, CdD Blanc, Genovese Nero AF, Violeta, Hative de Argentueil
Ortegojeffrey

Registered:
Posts: 95
Reply with quote  #9 
Thanks for the demonstration Paul, well done!
tyro

Registered:
Posts: 327
Reply with quote  #10 
Thanks guy's,

The fig's basically started at the same size,give or take.There is quite a difference in flavor
between the largest and smallest.By the time you hit fig #4 there is no acidity.From there
on everything gets condensed.Once the pulp is a thin veneer the fig is at it's finest.
The last 2 on the lower right in the photo fell as I moved the branch.Really impossible to
explain the flavor on those.

__________________
Paul.Simi Valley,Ca.Zone 9a/Sunset 18





Garlic_Mike

Registered:
Posts: 421
Reply with quote  #11 
Hi Paul,

I'm figuring your figs are caprified?

I have one growing and starting to fruit. It may be the picture, but you'rs look the size of a tennis ball.

Mike

__________________
Wish list; Martineca Rimada, GM-149a, Negra d' Agde, Maltese Beauty, Galicia Negra, Flanders.
panfishman

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 52
Reply with quote  #12 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tyro
P8110009.JPG  P8110006.JPG  P8110018.JPG  P8110016 (1).JPG  P8110014 (1).JPG  P8110005.JPG[/QUOTE    ]wow, beautiful. I have a young tree, I just got it ,can't wait to try them,
__________________
bluegill sw,pa. zone 6
livetaswim06

Registered:
Posts: 365
Reply with quote  #13 
I have tasted fruit off these trees. They are indeed some of the best jammy type figs that I have ever tried!
__________________
-Anton
Zone: 9b, Santa Clarita Valley, CA
Growing: Panache Tiger, VdB, Burbank & Vineland, Falls Gold, Strawberry Verte, Atreano, Fico Preto, El Molino, Very Unk. Mission
drew51

Registered:
Posts: 417
Reply with quote  #14 
Quote:
Originally Posted by schang
Thanks, Paul.  I posted a couple of weeks ago on the taste of figs, where I commented that by inferring the taste of a fig to some other fruits does not give the fig its rightful place in the fruit world.  True, it is sometimes necessary to do that, but we normally would not do that to peaches or apples. If I want to taste a strawberry jam, I will eat strawberry jam, instead of a SV fig.  


I disagree and agree with parts of your comment.  I feel describing figs with a strawberry taste, it's kinda a put down for strawberries. Strawberries have 4 major flavor profiles, Traditional, pineapple-citrus, Alpine, and musk. Flavors are extremely complex and some blend traditional and pineapple or traditional and alpine such as Mara des Bois.



The 500 year old Heirloom White D Pineberry


Also you must not grow apples or peaches as flavor profiles are much more detailed than anything I ever heard about figs.
Arctic Glo nectarine Combining white peach flavor with cranberry sauce





__________________
Drew
Zone 5b/6a Sterling Heights MI

schang

Registered:
Posts: 112
Reply with quote  #15 
Nice looking strawberry and nectarine, I bet they taste very delicious...

Figs have been recorded in the writings of early civilization long before some other fruits. I thought they should have their own taste profiles instead of using other fruit flavor as descriptive words.  I have read someone even used "banana", "peachy" undertones to describe the fig flavor.  Of course, I do not think they try to put down those fruits, as is the case for "strawberry", "raspberry", "cherry" or "melon-y".  For me, if I like the flavor of a fruit, I eat that particular fruit instead of some other fruits that have similar flavor or undertones. They all have their unique flavor that no other fruit types can match exactly. 

__________________
schang from Columbia, SC Zone 8
Nic40

Registered:
Posts: 132
Reply with quote  #16 
Is this cultivar cold hardy at all? I have been trying to build a cold hardy collection that can withstand 7a agricultural zone with minimal protection. I'm not worried about some die back I just don't want to lose the whole plant
Mimulus59

Registered:
Posts: 17
Reply with quote  #17 
Wow, beautiful. My little SV died so am waiting for this year's cuttings to grow up. Sigh!.

I don't think anyone is trying to put down strawberries by using it as a description and really appreciate it as it let's me know what the taste is similar to. In this case case, to me the SV really does have a similar taste to strawberry jam, with some flavor of fig also of course!
AltadenaMara

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 445
Reply with quote  #18 
That was a masterful task to collect all those Strawberry Vertes and not eat them. When they're perfectly ripe, they're excellent. When they're over ripe, they're even better. 
Thanks Drew for the strawberry pictures. My favorite strawberries are the musk ones but I wasn't able to keep them going here in the heat. 

__________________

Mara  Southern California  Zone 1990= 9b   2012= 10a  2020=?

 

tyro

Registered:
Posts: 327
Reply with quote  #19 
@Mara.....It took 5 years to get those photo's.The tree had to out grow the wife's reach.<G>
@Mike...This year it is caprified,the Zidi's hanging fruit.They are not large,I forgot the quarter.

__________________
Paul.Simi Valley,Ca.Zone 9a/Sunset 18





FigHawg

Registered:
Posts: 6
Reply with quote  #20 
It's helpful to see the stages of SV ripeness.  Thanks for putting it together!
__________________
Ralph, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 7b
Jodi

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 375
Reply with quote  #21 
Oh how wonderful Paul.  I am impatiently waiting for my lil SV from you to have fig next year.  It is in ground and growing well.  All the best, Jodi
__________________
In the book the "The Meaning of Trees" it is said the fig regulates the heart and that the true essence of Figs is...food for the soul. 
Wishes for Martinenca Rimada, Black Ischia, I258, CddRoja, Jolly Tiger, Your favorite Figgy!
Zone 8a Camp Verde AZ 
tyro

Registered:
Posts: 327
Reply with quote  #22 
Hi Jodi,good to hear from you again.Glad to hear the SV is doing well.
Look what I found,
P8190008 (3).JPG 
hanging on this guy,from the cuttings you sent out.

P8190006 (2).JPG


__________________
Paul.Simi Valley,Ca.Zone 9a/Sunset 18





Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.