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What would you say if I asked you what the most desirable fig is?
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   In my opinion, it is the cultivar that you find to offer incredible taste, and that is consistently productive in your location without splitting or souring.  So,  it necessarily will be different for nearly everyone.

   ...And, I suppose that it should be all but unobtainable for you to be able to acquire it;  thus, it maintains its mystique, and "desirability".

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   In my opinion, it is the cultivar that you find to offer incredible taste, and that is consistently productive in your location without splitting or souring.  So,  it necessarily will be different for nearly everyone.

   ...And, I suppose that it should be all but unobtainable for you to be able to acquire it;  thus, it maintains its mystique, and "desirability".


Perfect!

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I think that is true. A fig you see, you want, but can't get. Right now I'm trying to figure out what this variety purchased at a french farmers market is called... It looks perfect....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidlebovitz/5198027510/

http://www.davidlebovitz.com/roasted-figs-recipe/

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All of them LOL
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LOL
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I would say "This is one of the most asked question by newbies, maybe the most asked"
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I am a total newbie to figs :)
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Any of the figs in your growing list could be the one for you. 

You will find one of them will grow best for you & you will learn to pick the fig at just the right time so it tastes perfect.

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I have rather gone completely overboard, as is my wont, with the amount I have ordered. I still have another thirty or so cuttings on their way - I think it's seven different types lol. The only one that I have trouble finding is Hardy Chicago but I will hunt one down in the end.
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Subjective. The ones I enjoy the most are the most desirable.

What is the most desirable art?

Ditch the names...Try everything...Enjoy what you like...

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Oh goody! This is just like Facebook, ask a question then just wait...
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I don't have a Facebook account so not sure about that reference?

Chicago Hardy is pretty common in my experience. You can certainly find cuttings around. PM me into the season and I can help you. However, I've found that many good garden centers carry them if you want a more mature tree that will bear fruit for you more quickly. Lots of growers will ship to you as well...

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It's not that common in Europe. The only source over here is Baud nurseries. I got a HC but I think MBVS would be a better choice due to the vigour and productivity. I never really bothered to acquire MBVS , so if anyone got it for me from the colder parts of the US or Canada then I will have some pretty good varities for trade.
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Interesting. I'd not even considered that given that the true origins are European. Mind you I doubt anyone in Sicily would recognize the name.

When trimming time comes I'm more than happy to mail cuttings to anyone who asks....I have a number of them on the go. Right now my largest tree is a CH. It was also my first fig tree.

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Get a "Bellone" fig. It has been a superb fig for my zone
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Been searching for HC and MBVS and can't find anhy of them.
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Do you mean searching the forum here?
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Been searching for HC and MBVS and can't find anhy of them.


Kelo ,

I Pm'd you about HC.
MBVS is nothing but a very productive version of HC introduced by Herman
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Yes, I replied to you :)

There appears to be several names for the same fig or at least figs very similar to Hardy Chicago: https://mountainfigs.net/answers/some-of-the-many-strains-of-the-mount-etna-fig-cultivar-aka-mongibello/

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Yes they call it Mt Etna types, I will be sending HC cuttings over to you . They root pretty well. I also got Red Lebanese Bekka, which looks like another HC type. If I add another one then that would be an MBVS.
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Oh goody! This is just like Facebook, ask a question then just wait...


Did you mean this how it sounds?  You seem to be criticizing the responsiveness of volunteers to a question that you could answer yourself with a little effort.  Maybe that's not what you meant, but that's how it seems to me.

I was raised not to "look a gift horse in the mouth."

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Yes they call it Mt Etna types, I will be sending HC cuttings over to you . They root pretty well. I also got Red Lebanese Bekka, which looks like another HC type. If I add another one then that would be an MBVS.


Excellent, thank you. If there's anything I have let me know. I'll PM you my address details. Thank you, Vinny.

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Did you mean this how it sounds?  You seem to be criticizing the responsiveness of volunteers to a question that you could answer yourself with a little effort.  Maybe that's not what you meant, but that's how it seems to me.

I was raised not to "look a gift horseman the mouth."


I am not criticising anything, merely an observation. I simply asked a question that could be easily answered by anybody growing figs. I was simply interested in the different tastes that people have, nothing else.

As for effort, you, sir, know nothing of the effort I have to put into daily life.

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Did you mean this how it sounds?  You seem to be criticizing the responsiveness of volunteers to a question that you could answer yourself with a little effort.  Maybe that's not what you meant, but that's how it seems to me.

I was raised not to "look a gift horseman the mouth."


Ah, the limitation of text!  I understood him to be celebrating the immediacy and number of responses he received.  Maybe I'm the one who misunderstood!

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Do you mean searching the forum here?

No, the web.

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OK, the response admits interpretations.  Maybe I got it wrong.

To me the most desirable fig is the one that is fully ripe and sitting in your hand, ready to be eaten.

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I could have phrased it better.
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No worries.  I was in a bad mood for reasons having nothing to do with you (or figs), so I was a biased reader.  My apologies for misinterpreting.



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LOL Don't concerned. I was in a bad mood, too, because nerve pain was driving me bat-sh*t crazy - spinal cord injury to my neck caused by a nice you gentleman who was addicted to smack and decided I could benefit from being smacked in the face with an axe. Never mind, onwards and upwards! lol
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