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azfigaddict80

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I grafted a cutting in Spring sold to me as a jolly tiger. It seems this is not a jolly tiger based on no variegation to the leaves. I find no one has really described the fruit and I know the plant can revert to no variegation. I only had one bud to begin with. I am new to growing figs. Anyone know what cultivar this might be if not JT. It has a peach taste very much like Brown turkey. Strange because cny figgery does not sell BT cuttings.

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Unless you have some leaf photos and ripe fig outside skin and interior pulp photos then there is zero chance of ID.
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Thanks pino. Details added
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Crickets...there seems to be little knowledge on JT. I guess it does not matter what it is. The fruit is mediocre so I'll be cutting it off.
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Definitely not a JT. Interesting leaf and shaped fig. I'd root out that cutting if you wanted to remove it. It may take on better flavor if more mature. You can see the shape of the leaf clearly in this video.
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/jolly-tiger-air-layer-removal-7030671?highlight=jolly+tiger+fig&pid=1283871737

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ADelmanto, I really appreciate that you took time to reply and confirming. The eye looks weird on some of the figs because we had dry weather in AZ and then a lot of rain at once which seemed to cause the flower to push through the eye and widen it before receding back inside.

Good advise--the graft won't harm anything so I'll keep it and see if the taste improves next year.
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Hi,
I'd keep it and try to get more buds to grow. You may get a bud that makes variegated leaves later on.
It is known that you must encourage JT to make stems with variegated leaves.
In the future, if you get variegated leaves, you'll be cutting the stems with green-solid leaves.
I'd try it for 3 years at least.
JT is not known for having good tasting fruits; It is grown for its leaves.

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Here's an extra from my mother tree. They require constant pruning to keep the varigation

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Thanks for the feedback. I made the decision to graft JT because I read from a source that the fruit was good. It seems that source is incorrect. While I like the presentation of the plant, the production and quality of fruit are more important. I will give this plant a chance. It may improve in time. If not there are many other options for better fig varieties when it comes to taste that I can try instead. Thanks again.
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