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2017 fig growing season in the N.E. can best be described as starting nice then slowing down in June-August with many cool and wet nights during the fig season.  Then September rebounded with a month of Sunny and 25C-30C .

My breba photos were posted ; 
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/pinos-brebas-2017-8922400?pid=1297999483

This the list of my main crop figs in ripening order;

Aug 14 - Verdolino
Aug 25 - Ciccio Nero(in ground w/gentle push start).
Sep 4 - Bianchetta, Valoze, Pellegrino (knockout deeelicious)
Sep 5 - LSU Gold, Florea, Lattarola (in ground)
Sep 6 - Fico Bianco (in ground)
Sep 7 - Negronne, Neveralla
Sep 9 - Spanish White (296)
Sep 10 - Petite Negri
Sep 12 - Sal's EL
Sep 13 - Ronde de Bourdeaux (in ground)
Sep 16 - Melanzana (long), Best Tasting Unknown, H.C.
Sep 18 - Lattarula (in ground)
Sep 19 - LSU Purple, Capelas Azores, LSU Hollier, MBVS
Sep 20 - Sicilian Black JR, Brooklyn White, Champagne
Sep 22 - Improved Celeste
Sep 23 - Black Greek
Sep 24 - Pastilliere, Cyprus Black
Sep 25 - California BT
Sep 27 - Adriatic JH, Sierra, Purple Portuguese
Sep 30 - Israel Purple, Peter's Honey, Dalmatie(in ground) and some new unknowns
Oct 2 - Paradiso Bronze

Ciccio Nero 8/25 (In ground)
ciccio IMG_8377.jpg    
Valoze, Pellegrino, Bianchetta - 9/4
pellegrino IMG_8515.jpg 
Pellegrino best tasting fig so far this year, very sweet and rich caramel taste.  A large fig to eat but leaves you wanting another one.  Very productive for 3 year old tree. 

bianchetta IMG_8499.jpg 
LSU Gold, Lattarola (In Ground), Florea
lsu gold lattarola IMG_8523.jpg    
In Ground Lattarola
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On Deck;
Fico Bianco, Negronne and Malta Black.
 
See links below to more of my fig photos.
Enjoy thanks for looking!

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Nice pictures and beautifull figs.
Pino you have the way of teasing people with the delicious looking fruit.
Congratulations and continue. (:

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Pino,

Thanks for sharing.  Looking forward to tasting the Ciccio Nero next year.

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Nice. My main ripening since late Aug 2017 have been :
LSU Improved Celeste
Florea
RdB
Norella

In abundance ripening is Florea

Starting to swell are Cajun Gold, LSU Champagne
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Is your San Donato fig the same one that FMD is growing? San Donato Di Ninea?
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Enjoy!

Fruit of the ciccio Nero reminds me of pictures of Makedonia...makes one wonder if they are closely related. I have seen niether in the flesh, but leaf pics are simmilar...any thoughts?

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Thanks all for the nice feedback

@Rio, I post the photos of my little known varieties so people can learn about them also many can see what figs can be grown in Zone 6 without a greenhouse.  My tiny greenhouse is only used for fig cutting propagation and veggies.  For many years I have been tossing around the idea of a large greenhouse but still don't find it necessary to grow most figs in Niagara.

@Angela, glad you had success rooting your Ciccio!  In a container it is a nice fig sets a nice size crop and if you let the figs ripen fully they taste very sweet and concentrated dark berry taste.  In ground it grows as big as you let it and it produces tons of figs as long as weather cooperates.  Many recent years I have been picking Ciccios in early November. 

@Paul you have a lot of LSU figs!  My LSU Gold is loaded this year and ripening early!  Given the rumours that it is cold tolerant I may put it in ground next year since it is too big to haul around and has outgrown the 20 gal container and I have a backup also producing.

@Leon, yes it is San Donato di Nineo.  Tree is only 2yrs old but it nicely gave me a coupe of breba and a couple of main crop.  They were small but tasty. 

@Lewi <edit> my 3 year old labelled "Makedonia (r/w?)" is not the dark one from Bass so can't compare them.   In general leaf shapes are varied even on the same plant and  many fig varities have similar leaf shapes but are not the same.  If Makedonia Dark is the same (or in same family) as Ciccio Nero then it should be a great producer and very cold tolerant.


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Motto Gratzi for the reply Pino, I think it has that "look" if you know what I mean ( both leaf and fruit)...I hope to receive Bass's version,s that is what I was referring to.  Happy extended harvest.
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Pino, I was very succesful with rooting the ciccio nero - 75%.  Not so successful with fico bianco - 0% (but that is ok since I'm finding that I prefer figs with dark flesh).  For the dalmatie I got from you it was 50%. 
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I prefer dark figs also but you can't beat Fico Bianco for production in our cool climate and if you let it ripen fully it is super sweet and juicy honey fig.  
Also a pretty good breba producer every year.
fico bianco IMG_1581.jpg 



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Thanks for sharing your great pics(as usual) Pino,that you have all these main crop in Zone 6 gives us 7&8ers hope lol.
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Great pictures Pino.

I had my first Pellegrino a week ago.

Very nice, large, juicy, almost solid interior, and a nice sweetness.

Shoot! Just found the picture, it was 2 weeks ago, and it was Proscuitto, lol.

Well, here it is anyways.

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Thanks Mike!  
Your prosciutto also looks pretty nice!  I left the Pellegrino on for a few days after they softened and the taste was out of this world.   Best so far this year even better taste than some of the excellent brebas I had.

Thanks Haroon!
 Zone 7 & 8 are very good for common type fig growing.  Only the late ripening ones will be an issue for you, if you only have a few late figs keep them in pots and learn to do the fig shuffle.


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The figs are getting more delicious as the season progresses.  All we need is hot sunny weather now to ripen the rest.

Negronne - Sep 6
negron IMG_8556.jpg  negronne IMG_8559.jpg 


Neveralla - Sep 7
neveralla IMG_8572.jpg  neveralla ciccio IMG_8578.jpg 

Today more Pelligrino, Fico Bianco(in ground) & Ciccio Nero(in ground)
pellegrino fb ciccio IMG_8545.jpg 
fico bianco IMG_8649.jpg 
pellegrino ciccio IMG_8551.jpg 
On Deck;  Petite Negri, Spain White (296)  

Thanks for looking!



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This year its a slow fig train comin.  
With the cool nights it is taking longer for the figs to ripen after they swell and colour.
With a little patience they can still taste great.
The fico bianco's were perfectly ripe and they were excellent, very sweet honey taste.

Spain white 296 - Sep 9, a delicious and consistent producer of brebas and main crop and grows fast.

spain 296 IMG_8638.jpg 
296 IMG_8636.jpg 

Sep 10 - Petite Negri and more Fico Bianco(in ground), LSU Gold, Ciccio Nero(in ground)..
fb ciccio lsuG Petite Negri Malta ischia b.jpg 
 
On deck;
Melanzana AF figs swelling and colouring.

Pellegrino looks very similar to Melanzana AF (leaves and fruit). Differences so far this year is Melanzana had many brebas (see my breba post) and is now running  10 days behind Pellegrino (no brebas) main crop ripening.  Will soon be able to compare.
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Amazing job on a wonderful collection.
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Thanks Sas.
The weather has been challenging this year but figs have amazing resilience.  (once you get by the rooting stage ..lol)

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Wow your fig collection is beautiful! Those ciccio nero figs look the ones my Nonno used to grow in his backyard!
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Thanks Ferdinando!  
Good figs do get around! 

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Pino,
Thank you for showing these very nice figs..
Congratulations

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Thanks Francisco!

We have been having beautiful September weather and many more varieties joining the fig party!  Finally have some figs to feed my freezer for the coming long winter.

These are all tasted great!  Petite Negri by far had the richest berry taste and florea the sweetest honey taste!

rdb petite negri florea ciccio IMG_8736.jpg 

florea fb ciccio IMG_8713.jpg

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Pino, WOAH!!! what a beautiful collection of figs; they all look so juicy. I hope my Petite Negra tree will ripen its figs and produce as good a fig as yours.

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Would love to get my mouth access to that basket of beautiful figs in Pic 9.... Super figs and beautiful photography, Pino! Congratulations on what appears to be a very fruitful 2017 harvest...
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WOW Pino!! What some beautiful Figs and photos, really love the looks of "Ciccio Nero"! Keep up the great work, looks like you know what you doing! : )
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@Marcel - thanks!  Should be but don't know for sure if Petite Negri and Negra are the same.  Maybe post yours when it ripens and we can see.

@Tony - thanks for the kind words.  This year the in ground figs have been slow to ripen.  The container figs and brebas have done well.   

@Frank, thanks for the compliment!  Means a lot coming from you who has posted so many amazing fig photos of your super fig collection!

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We are getting July weather in September and the in ground figs are ripening at a nice pace now.

Sep 16 - Best Tasting Unknown and Melanzana (long) ripened a couple of figs today 
pellegrino mela pn valoze btu neveralla sals IMG_8877.jpg 
btu IMG_9043.jpg 

Also more Melanzanas and Pellegrinos are ripening side by side and hard to tell apart.  


Attached a photo of Valoze with the dark red blue pulp compared to Ciccio Nero with dark red pulp.  The Valoze figs also have bright blue tinge  along neck. 


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Pino, I am quite concerned about your possibly getting indigestions :(  ; perhaps some care packages to destitute zones, like zone 4, could help......kidding!

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Indigestion not a yuuge issue.  Most figs end up in the freezer for rationing through the year.  
Also if I am eating more than a bowl full I eat other tasty foods with them.  Can't think of any food that doesn't taste better accompanied by a delicious ripe fig.

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Congratulations on your harvest -- those are figs to dream about growing!
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Thanks Christine!  
Savoring these beauties is definitely worth all the hard work to collect and grow them.

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Its nice when you catch a fig dripping honey.  You know you are in store for a delicious treat!

This fig with its incredible brebas (see my breba post) and consistent and early main crop production is a fig dream come true.

mela IMG_8916.jpg 

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Beautiful! You are really achieving excellent results in your orchard! Congratulations!
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Its nice when you catch a fig dripping honey.  You know you are in store for a delicious treat!

This fig with its incredible brebas (see my breba post) and consistent and early main crop production is a fig dream come true.

mela IMG_8916.jpg 

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Congratulations!
Very nice figs.   All of them .. brebas and main..

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Thanks Tony and Francisco for the kind words.

Also wanted to post these photos of Lattarola and Lattarula picked today, both are excellent candidates for in ground cool climate figs.
 
As the story goes lattarula was mistakenly named by early migrants thinking it was lattarola.  Lucky they mispelled it so we still have both figs..lol

These figs are good producers and taste is OK.  Can get very sweet if let to ripen fully.
Lattarula clean juicy honey taste while Lattarola is sweet figgy taste.  
Lattarola is one of the earliest ripening figs in ground for me.

lattarula lattarola IMG_8947.jpg

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Pino -- Your harvest looks great.  Two quick questions:  How does Lattarula (which I have) compare to your Fico Bianco (which I don't) for taste, earliness, hardiness, etc?  And what does Lattarola taste like?  Any early variety is interesting.  Thx.

p.s.  Re first question, also compare to White Marseilles if you can.  Thx.

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Pino - thanks for posting the photos explaining the difference between Lattarula and Lattarola.  Do you have white marseilles?  Is white marseilles and lattarula basically the same fig?  Like Joe, I would also like to know how lattarula and white marseilles compare to your fico bianco.  Thanks in advance.
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Thanks Joe and Angela.  

Lattarola taste reminds me of Desert King.  Sweet figgy taste maybe some sugary tones underneath.  Claim to fame for me is that it has been my earliest in ground main crop fig to ripen (w/no season extensions) last 3 years and has been in ground 2 winters.

Lattarula and Fico Bianco are as similar as some say are the mt. etnas similar to each otther.  Exact comparison is tough since figs vary their growth from year to year depending on weather, nutrients, soil, disease pressure, location ...
My lattarula is only 4 years old and has been in ground 2 winters while my Fico Bianco is 23 years in ground and has been my biggest producer for all that time. 

Differences I have seen;
FB is bigger and more round, FB is more yellow when ripe, the lattarula seem to stay green, FB more vigorous grower and very healthy with zero signs of FMD.  Taste is the same.  When fully ripe they are very sweet and juicy honey taste.  They are really nice to dry.

So are the observed differences due simply to health and vigour or are they unique strains?  I have several FB drooping and soft and more lattarula so I will post some side by side photos tomorrow.

My White Marseilles is 4 years old and 1 yr in ground has a few figs this year not ripe yet so I haven't had enough expierence with this fig to comment.  I will post the ripe figs later.


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Thank you Pino for your reply.
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Yesterday got a few ripe LSU Purple.  The pulp colour and taste reminds me of Neveralla but not as sweet and tasty.

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Thanks, Pino.  I have Lattarula but the trees are only 2-3 years old.  Even so, I've been pleasantly surprised by the sweet honey flavor.  But like you, I prefer dark figs.

Re LSU Purple, I harvested my first from this variety recently.  I was stunned by the rich flavor, suggesting maple sugar.  I've been told that this variety, more than any other, needs to be REALLY ripe for best flavor -- with a wrinkled and cracked skin.  If rainfall and heat (and varmints) permit, try leaving the figs on 3-4 days longer just to see what difference that makes.

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I know I'm not telling you anything that you don't know already, but just to beat the dead horse -- here are two LSU Purple figs that I picked today.  I probably would have left them another day except we're going away tomorrow.  

p.s.  The small one was better than the big one.  Maybe the red coloration all the way up into the stem is a tell.

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@Joe, Great to see such passion for a fig! 
The next bunch I will bag and let them ripen until the cracks are glaring.
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More fig varieties ripening adding to a very diverse fig plate in colour and taste.
The mid ripening figs adding more berry and tropical complex flavours.

Sep 20 - Sicilian Black JR and LSU Hollier
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The wonderful hot weather is highlighting some interesting figs.

Sep 23 - Improved Celeste, Pastilliere, Cyprus Black - all delcious and attractive figs.  The Cyprus was super sweet honey taste, Pastilliere sweet and mild complex taste, Celeste very nice sweet taste.

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With autumn in the wind the figs are rushing to ripen and some dazzling display of colours and tastes.
This perfectly ripe Sicilian Black JR really shined and is best tasting fig for me so far this year. 
I was also impressed with Sierra.  Seems to be the perfect yellow fig, nice size, attractive yellow skin and super sweet honey taste.  

Sep 27 - Sierra, Adriatic JH, Purple Portuguese ...    
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Thanks for more lovely fig pictures. The Adriatic looks especially yummy.
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What a collection !
Very nice figs

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@elruge, Thanks John.  Adriatic JH is a great tasting fig! 

@Francisco, thank you for your kind words.
 May I draw your attention to the Purple Portuguese fig maybe you recognize it?
 Too bad I didn't get a photo of it hanging on the tree it was beautiful the colour, elongated shape and very nice tasting.  The fig was introduced by Sue (Svanessa) same person that introduced Figo Preto and Chico Strawberry and other figs. 
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/chris-purple-portuguese-2011-2012-5563114?highlight=purple+portuguese


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They all look great!!!
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@elruge, Thanks John.  Adriatic JH is a great tasting fig! 

@Francisco, thank you for your kind words.
 May I draw your attention to the Purple Portuguese fig maybe you recognize it?
 Too bad I didn't get a photo of it hanging on the tree it was beautiful the colour, elongated shape and very nice tasting.  The fig was introduced by Sue (Svanessa) same person that introduced Figo Preto and Chico Strawberry and other figs. 
http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/chris-purple-portuguese-2011-2012-5563114?highlight=purple+portuguese



Pino,

The  'Purple Portuguese' fig is probably a 're-name' given by non Portuguese speaking persons(s).
Here, nobody would name a fruit like that... local names on the local language.
There are many dark/black figs of all types here,   but I cannot recognize this PP.
May be Sue' source knows the history behind the initial sticks and hopefully where that material came effectively from.

Let's Jaime Sacadura chime in and may have some ideas

It could also happen that it's not a fig from here.

Francisco
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