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http://seattlegardenfruit.blogspot.com/2015/11/harvesting-golden-riverside-fig-in.html

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Very nice, thanks for sharing!
It will go onto my wish list.

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Nice of u to share the details of your new fig tree...wow! And your collection is great!

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I need that fig. Looks so tender
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Enjoyed watching the video. 

Questions: Is this variety sold commercially, by a retailer?  If yes, who sells it?

Thanks,
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Not that I know of. I purchased this from a grower in Santa Cruz, CA. He has only this variety and has been growing it for years. I think Harvey may have it as well.
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OK.  Thanks for the quick answer.  Hope the fig is as good as it looks, and, for years to come.

Good luck.

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Not that I know of. I purchased this from a grower in Santa Cruz, CA. He has only this variety and has been growing it for years. I think Harvey may have it as well.


Yes, I grow it also.  Mine don't darken like that here.

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Looks like a nice fig but I don't believe that is  Golden Riverside 278-128. At least not what I have from USDA UC Davis that matches what Harvey posted in both fruit and leaf. color can vary but I have not seen a hint of color other than green/gold on exterior. The leaf in video looks pretty different as well, and I know leaves show considerable variation.  Just my 2 cents
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Update:

After 2 years, one of the best tasting figs next to my black madeira was a fig that my brother and I bought from a trip in California. 



It was the only fig the gentleman had grown for decades and called it "Golden Riverside" based off of some google searches he made.

I'm beginning to wonder if it's actually a Golden Riverside. It doesn't resemble the one that Harvey has. 

And the from my research most folks who have a Golden Riverside has described it as insipid. However the taste from my *Golden Riverside was quite amazing. It was like a eating a berry that's been drenched in Honey. Mix a Peter's honey with a Black Madeira and thats how I would describe the flavor. The texture was also very similar to a good ripe Black Madeira.

We certainly do not get as much sun as California. So by that account the Golden Riverside should taste better in CA than WA with more sun and heat.
  

My *Golden Riverside yr 2

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It's a relatively large fig, reaching 90grams. I think this one was less than that. Ripens in early October here in Seattle. The shape of the fruit even resembles a Black Madeira, with the cavity in the center and thick syconium. It's rare that a large fig could taste so good.

After some comparison I'm not quite sure if it was correctly identified by it's original owner.
I can't seem to find anything that matches in Pons book of figs.

Perhaps someone can help.

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Ben hey thanks for your youtube videos,

Both the fruit description-large with mild texture and the leaf shape are very similar to the local "Asali" or a bit different fig called "Khurtmani".

The difference in taste between the two is that the Asali has more punch with sweeter and a touch of pineapple/watermellon.

Attached are 3 pics the first is of Khurtmani-notice the ear on the middle lobe which happens alot in this variety.2nd The Asali has rounder lobes but also similar sometimes. 3rd pics shows Asali.

The fact that Condit says Khurtmani is identical to brunswick is wierd as I believe it resists spliting unlike brunswick and the lea shapes dont match.


The question is if the gentleman that grows it has roots in the middle east?

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@BinBin are you willing to part with a cutting or two? I am very curious about this one.
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the gentlemen is not middle eastern. And I can see some resemblance in the leaf structure to the Khurtmani. The extra thumb in the middle lobe is quite distinct. However the khurtmani is a very different fruit it seems.



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@BinBin are you willing to part with a cutting or two? I am very curious about this one.


** For now I only have a small tree. I've been able to share to 3 others and do not have enough wood to go around this year.

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** For now I only have a small tree. I've been able to share to 3 others and do not have enough wood to go around this year.


This fall I should have cuttings of any of the trees in my signature. If you are interested I would happily trade. 

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Ben. I wondered the same thing about your GR. Totally different from others I've seen and the others usually get ok to bad reviews. Nothing special. 

Now if your GR has a berry taste.. it's definitely not GR. And I'm willing to bet it's a special fig with both flavors like that. Sign me up for cuttings!

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I bought GR cuttings form Harvey this year, hoping to get the fig from your photos and reviews. They really do look wonderful. So, I for one, really hope your's is the same. We'll see how they do down in hot and humid Houston.

If they do turn up different; then I might ask you about trading some Texas petrified palm wood or Mosasaurus vertebra for cuttings when your tree grows up a little.


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Ben,

Thanks for amazing videos. I'm hoping to get fruits like that this season.

Cheers

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Golden Riverside is a name I gave to UCR 278-128 about 5-6 years ago. The name reflected the color (yellow) and the origin (UC Riverside breeding program). I was tired of explaining to my customers that the name was a number, hence the new name. A fig sold for decades by the name "Golden Riverside" is either a different fig, or by a really unlikely coincidence, we both named the same fig by the same name at two different times in history.
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This fig looks a lot like my Long Yellow fig tree: the huge leaves that have three to five lobes at maturity, the very large, yellow colored fruit that changes to a more reddish color with age, ripening over a longer season, the California source and, most of all, the flavorful tasting large fruit that is definitely not bland or insipid. I'm still pretty new to figs and IDing them so it's just a guess on my part. 

More info with pictures of Long Yellow here:
https://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/long-yellow-fig-3642355



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This fig looks a lot like my Long Yellow fig tree: the huge leaves that have three to five lobes at maturity, the very large, yellow colored fruit that changes to a more reddish color with age, ripening over a longer season, the California source and, most of all, the flavorful tasting large fruit that is definitely not bland or insipid. I'm still pretty new to figs and IDing them so it's just a guess on my part. 

More info with pictures of Long Yellow here:
https://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/long-yellow-fig-3642355


Good eye. It does bear some resemblance. I also have a young long yellow that will hopefully bear fruit this year. So I should be able to compare it.

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