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In my church, there is a family who was originally from the city of Kashi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. He has fig tree that he called "Kashi Yellow Giant", which is a large yellow fig variety.

He kindly gave me a sucker last spring, and I planted it in ground. It grows quite vigorously. I was able to sample a couple of figs last fall. The figs were indeed quite large, averaging ~100gram, with pretty good taste. Of course, my 6b climate may not be really ideal for this variety. But, still, it is a keeper for me.

Here are some pictures, enjoy!

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Some pictures of the ripe fruit taken last year:

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Note that the hand in the picture is my daughter's. She is now 6 years old. :-))))

Have a great weekend!

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Very nice tree. Love the big leaves. Looks like it a grate variety. Thanjs for sharing pics.
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How is the flavor?
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Hi Dale,

This variety has a strong figgy-melon flavor and is quite juicy. Its sweetness is not as high as Hardy Chicago though. I rate it 8 out of 10. (As a reference, I rate RdB 9/10, Hardy Chicago 9/10, Black Mission 7/10, California Brown Turkey 4/10, in my yard.)

The tree requires a lot of watering in summer as the leaves are quite large, and has a tendency to grow vegetatively. Maybe I fertilized it too much, as it is still a young tree. I pinched the top, which did help to form plenty of fruits. Next year I am going to stop fertilizing it since it is too vigorous.

I am sure that it would do better in hotter climate (than my 6b), since the fruits are large. My friend told me that the summer in Kashi, China is very hot in daytime and cool in night time. The yellow giant figs produced there have a great great reputation.

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Thanks. Popular sentiment is that larger size dilutes flavor. Sounds as though you agree in this case?
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Dale, it is definitely true in my 6b climate, especially in terms of fig sweetness. Smaller figs generally are sweeter here.

My 6-year-old daughter likes sugar-figs. The sweeter, the better.
I prefer milder sweetness, so this variety is excellent for me. I also like the large and shiny appearance of the fruit. Of course, it is all just personal preference.

 

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Some subjectivity, but these figs are popular because objectively good tasting.
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Wow big and nice variety Wayne. I hope i could get a cutting of big variety like this one in the future.
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You are very lucky to have this fig variety! Please notify me if you are ready to sell some cuttings or rooted cuttings. I am new in fig planting so I will be very happy if I get some already rooted cuttings.

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This variety started to ripen for me in recent days. Here are some pictures.

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With a few hardy chicago figs -- it is truly a beauty!
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It tastes great to me -- figgy melon flavor with enough sweetness. 
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Weather has been quite cooperating lately in my area. Hopefully it will last a while. Have fun!


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Looks like a really nice fig. : )
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Nice!!!
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Thanks, guys!

I received a lot of PMs asking the possibility of getting some cuttings. Sorry that I cannot reply your message one by one.
I will trim the tree in Nov/Dec when it goes dormant, and will probably have ~50 cuttings available. I will share the cuttings with fellow forum members who are interested in this. You pay a small shipping fee.

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Thanks, guys!

I received a lot of PMs asking the possibility of getting some cuttings. Sorry that I cannot reply your message one by one.
I will trim the tree in Nov/Dec when it goes dormant, and will probably have ~50 cuttings available. I will share the cuttings with fellow forum members who are interested in this. You pay a small shipping fee.


Nanozhou add my name to the list for the cuttings too :)

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Nanozhou I would like some cuttings as well add me to the list if you can. : )

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That's a really attractive fig and tree, Wayne. Nice job growing it!
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I received a lot of cutting requests.  For folks who already PM-ed me at this point, I will try my best to fulfill my promise later this year. For other folks, please don't send me more PMs. Thanks!
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Picked a couple of yellow figs today.
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Sadly, there are still a lot of green figs on the tree which won't be able to ripen this season. Temperature will dip below zero this weekend in my area.  :-((
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Looks healthy and vigorous. Congrats on the beautiful tree and fruits!  
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What a beast of a fig, the tree looks healthy and the leaves are somewhat unique too. Hopefully you do spread this one around, looks to be a fair amount of extra wood on it. 
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Very beautifull Pictures about this Variety. I have take the Link in the german Figs Facebook Group. All like this Varrity and like buy Cuttings. But is not possible to see in ebay...

Wayne i like exchange or buy this beautifull Variety.



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Wish List: Kashi yellow Giant, Deanna, Lemon, Yulsky, Tauro, Jumbo
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Hi Wayne.
If and when you have any cuttings I'd be interested in some.
Thank you.
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Wow, looks healthy! I would love to get cuttings. I can also trade with you if you like.
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Hi. Would love to trade or buy cuttings if anyone would share/sell. :)
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Hi. Would love to trade or buy cuttings if anyone would share/sell. :)


I like also Cuttings from Kashi Yellow Giant. Where i can buy or who like exchange?
Now i buy dried Figs from Xinjiang to become so figs. I have 100 Variity for Exchange.



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excuse my bad english - i am German and live by River Lahn Zone 7
Wish List: Kashi yellow Giant, Deanna, Lemon, Yulsky, Tauro, Jumbo
My Fig: Texas Everybearing, Violette Pfälzer, Frühe Früchte, Bordesholm, Baldur, Bl. Dolomitenfeige, Kunduz, Gigant, Nordland, Schweizer Brünli, Batumi, Sukhumi, Adscharien, Hardy Chikago, Jerusalem, Pauls Frostkönigin, Su Zhuo, China White, Early Black, Excel, Armenian, Isfahan, Afghanistan, Petrovaca, Mitschurinska 10, Bulgara, Taurus, Viola, Bayernfeige, Palmata, Johannis, Bornholm Diamant, Peretta, Negronne, Kaukasus, Johannis, Kandahar, Braunschweig, Excel, Xinjiang Yellow, Wuhan, Qinpi, Baimi, Olympian, Alma, Frühe Dalmatiner, Jingaofen, Jin Orphan, Massui Dauphine, Bojihong
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I like also Cuttings from Kashi Yellow Giant. Where i can buy or who like exchange?
Now i buy dried Figs from Xinjiang to become so figs. I have 100 Variity for Exchange.



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I have 30 varieties for exchange.
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Hmm, seems this thread was resurrected but I don't know if the author is watching.  Does anyone else think this looks awfully like Yellow Long Neck?

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Hello,

For fellow members interested in the Kashi-Yellow Giant fig, here is a url that provides a very nice graphic summary of the climate of Kashi (Kashgar). http://www.xinjiang.climatemps.com/

I was in Kashi a few years ago; it has a lovely, picturesque old city with a very friendly Yughur population.The climate is definitely arid.

Cheers.


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Maybe:

https://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/my-xin-jiang-zao-huang-fig-6521522?&trail=50

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In my church, there is a family who was originally from the city of Kashi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. He has fig tree that he called "Kashi Yellow Giant", which is a large yellow fig variety.

He kindly gave me a sucker last spring, and I planted it in ground. It grows quite vigorously. I was able to sample a couple of figs last fall. The figs were indeed quite large, averaging ~100gram, with pretty good taste. Of course, my 6b climate may not be really ideal for this variety. But, still, it is a keeper for me.

Here are some pictures, enjoy!

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It does seem.a lot like yellow long neck / long yellow. I know that there is a lot of chatter on those, but I got a tree of Vito's long yellow this year and the fruit looks like pictures I saw of that one. 125-175 grams, similar flavor and does well in cool climates. Looks similar too.
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Hello....I will love to have this kind of figs..If possible could you sell me some cuttings? and for how much.. Thanks..
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