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pino

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@figwood1 - Thanks for your post.

@Francisco - thanks for your insight.
I do like Chris's Purple Portuguese so will keep it and will reach out to Sue and and see if can trace a little more history on it.

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Well, we had a surprise frost last night.  Frost on the field grass and car windshield the forecast was for 6C/42F. So went out this morning to see how the figs made out and many figs have ripened over the last few days.  Didn't see any freeze damage to leaves yet.

The figs look OK but the taste were not as good as usual but still sweet and nice tasting due to the recent cool nights.

Sep 30 - Israel Purple, Peter's Honey, Dalmatie(in ground) and some new unknowns

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Nice, even if not quite the summer taste. Hope your weather holds a bit longer
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Growing white marseilles, col de dame blanc, noire de caromb, madeleine des deux saisons, pingo de mel, brown turkey, ronde de bordeaux, rouge de bordeaux, petite negri, sucre vert and sultane.
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Pino,

Can you please give us more information on the Pellegrino? The photos are incredible and the "caramel" taste is intriguing.

What type?
Where did it come from?
Any history?
Zone hardiness/In ground?
Other comparable figs?

How about the Melanzana (long)?

Thank you!
(I'm a complete Newbie BTW)

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Pino,

Can you please give us more information on the Pellegrino? The photos are incredible and the "caramel" taste is intriguing.

What type?
Where did it come from?
Any history?
Zone hardiness/In ground?
Other comparable figs?

How about the Melanzana (long)?

Thank you!
(I'm a complete Newbie BTW)

Hello,
you are asking some great questions for a newbie!

The Pellegrino was introduced by Mario, a friend of his from Abruzzo Italy called Mr. Pellegrino had the fig.  Mario posted the full story once but I can't find the link.

My Melanzana (long) is a dead ringer for Pellegrino in taste, leaf patterns and fig shape.  Differences I noticed include; the Pellegrino was a little bigger and didn't have any brebas this year while my Melanzanas have produced brebas every year since they were 2yrs old, also Pellegrino seems to ripen 2 weeks earlier.
I am growing both of them side by side so in a few years I should know for sure. 

Some people do say that it looks like LdA.  
I don't doubt that but many figs look similar it doesn't always mean they are the same fig. 
Arguably it does indicate that the fig belongs to the same family as LdA, Melanzana (long aka MM/AF), Lungo del Portugallo, Niagara Black and possibly Nordland and Randino.
Photos of these figs that I have see posted are very similar but show some differences in leaf details, size and skin colour;
Niagara Black is black, Pellegrino/Melanzana/Lungo Portugallo/Randino reddish dark brown, LdA/Nordland mostly green with some brown tones.  Pulps do look similar for all so same fig group or the same fig adjusting to its environment?  

Zone hardiness?  All figs are hardy only to Zone 8.  So figs grown in colder zones require protection from winter or you will get reduced or no fig productivity and/or having to regrow the fig from ground up from time to time. 
For me a candidate fig for growing in ground, in cool climates (like zones 5/6) should not be a smyrna or san pedro type and can't have late ripening main crop figs.

On a positive note for me Pellegrino seems to ripen main crop figs early in containers so I will be trying it in ground next year.
Thanks

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Originally Posted by Elruge
Nice, even if not quite the summer taste. Hope your weather holds a bit longer

Thanks for your feedback John!

In cool weather it is getting more difficult to wait until figs are fully ripe before picking.
But let me be clear the Adriatic JH, Malasidra, Dalmatie and Israel Purple were delicious and the Peter's Honey was drop dead ripe and sweet as sugar.


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The sunny and warm weather is back and the figs didn't take long to respond.

Oct 2 - Paradiso (bronze) in ground - After 3 years have yet to pick a Paradiso that wasn't delicious!
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New figs ripening on deck;  
Bolzano Nero, Greek Vine fig and Yugoslavian Black Huge

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