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Here's a couple RdB Breba that were just picked. As far as a breba goes I'd give it a 10 out of 10.
Heck these breba were better than most main crop figs.

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Art, very nice. Was that in a greenhouse?
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Mike, I overwintered it in the greenhouse. So it got an early start. It's been outside since the beginning of may.
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Art, did your RdB go dormant in your greenhouse?  If not, might those be main crop figs instead?  I have some trees that I kept in active growth in my greenhouse (though not very active) and they've already produced ripe fruit since I moved them outside in April but they were all main crop figs, I believe.
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Harvey, My greenhouse trees were dormant from mid Dec. to the beginning of march. I think those were the only breba on that tree. 
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They do look yummy ! Hope I can get one from my tree this year !
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Art,as far as i know a Ronde de Bordeaux only develops Maincrop figs!

But those look delicious! I am looking forward to taste my Ronde's figs first time this year.

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Art ,
Nice and early figs!
Feigenbaum is right! Ronde d Bordeaux should not ripen brebas.
To my knowledge the only Bordeaux ripening brebas seems to be the Violette .


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Art

You cheated. That's not fair.
You have to give up the remaining ones now;)

Way to go.
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Rafed, LOL! I figure if I can't live in a warm climate, I'd bring it to me.

Francisco & Christian, Wow I didn't know that. I was sure that I had the real deal. If so I'm going to have to look for a known RdB.

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Art,

Why shouldn't it be RdB?

Fruit looks pretty much like it.
Maybe it has to do with that short dormancy in your GH?

How does the leaves look like, as RdB is kind of easy to recognize.
If it turns out to be something else ( but you gave 10/10, so it has to be one ;-) )
Contact me and i will see what i can do...! 

take care,

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Christian,

Thanks Buddy for the kind offer.
I'm pretty sure it's the real deal. You guys just had me wondering.
Everything seems to match up with the leaves and the fruit. The person I received it from
hasn't been on here for a year or so.

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Those are Ronde de Bordeaux Breba.
Fig tree will surprize at times,so a couple of ripe breba is just that,a good surprize.

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Thanks Vasile, I was surprised to hear that it's rare for RdB to have breba.
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Herman, I agree.  I have a 3-4 breba on my Ronde de Bordeaux that are looking like they will stay on to ripen.  Mine was overwintered in a garage.
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Col De damas and ronde de bordeaux can have brebas, just generally it is rare and they tend to drop, and extra bonus for sure.
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I had two ripening RdB eaten by critters a week ago. There was a third and after that disappointing assault, I covered it. Decided after reading this thread that now was the time to pick it. And I did. Oh man, was it good!!!  It could have stayed another day or two on the tree but I didn't want to risk it since it will be awhile before another is close to 'ripe'. 

RdB is one good-tasting fig!

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Nice going Art, Enjoy
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Ronde de Bordeaux is a main crop fig only, but it can produce breba in rare instances. Per Pierre baud book, no or very few brebas on this variety.
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Hi,
Most unifera trees can occasionally have brebas.
In a nursery here, last September they were selling "Ice crystal".
I bought one tree to try (The small tree has 3 trunks) . In April, some trees at the nursery -wintered sleeping in a GH - had few brebas ... But not mine in ground in the garden.
My IC is now starting to show the maincrop since last week.
IC is definitively unifera .
RDB and "Pastiliere" are known to sometimes make few brebas.

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Super early brebas for the Northeast.  Good job Art!  Thanks for posting.
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It's the greenhouse.  One happy fig.  :)
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The greenhouse surely helped me with the early crop. My figs that were over wintered in my garage are at least a month behind.
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It could be that RdB breba are very sensitive to cool weather and don't produce if exposed to temps below a certain number, maybe 40F?  Or maybe certain amount of time below a certain temp or any combination of too wet, too cool or too windy.  What was the minimum temp in your greenhouse?
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I had my thermostat set at 43.
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I thought I would get a chance to try RDB breba. I had 6 on mine. They got to nickel size then their color started changing and then one by one they all fell off. I guess it wasn't ment to be. There's always next year!
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I ended up with one breba fig on my RdB.  There were at least three brebas but I suspect the other two were "critterized".  This one (protected with an organza bag) was picked at the peak of ripeness and was excellent.  It was larger than the main crop figs I got last year.  It was also much darker for some reason.  This fig was overwintered in a garage and planted in the ground in early May.  I'm definitely looking forward to the main crop!

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RdB is just a kick butt fig. I'm adding them to my 15 gallon pots as soon as they are ready. I am very very impressed by this fig.
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This is RDB bud graft made maybe month ago on Dalmatie rootstock.
Is it usual that breba appear on just grafted bud?
Is there chance to taste the one or it will drop in most case for RDB?
Could you comment, please, if somebody had such experience...

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I'm afraid I can't help Serge but it will e interesting to see if grafting a small fruited variety onto one which can produce quite big figs helps to increase their size,imaging a RdB the size of a Dalmatie!
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Dalmatie has huge size breba, but main is not that big, surely bigger than RdB, maybe twice.
Dalmatie is notisably later ripening (late mor my zone) than RdB, hope rootstock will not make RdB later ripening.
In any case soon will be clear if any influence appear.

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My RDB's are coming out of cold storage next week already growing leaves. I never checked for bread since it's known to not grow them, but maybe I'll get a few mains this year. One is in a 7 and another in a 5 Gallon.
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This is RDB bud graft made maybe month ago on Dalmatie rootstock. Is it usual that breba appear on just grafted bud? Is there chance to taste the one or it will drop in most case for RDB? Could you comment, please, if somebody had such experience...


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Hello Serge
What may have happened was that you did graft a RdB  flower/fruit bud instead of a wood/growth bud of that fig. It happens! That new fig will most probably abort in a few weeks.
But you still have time making a chip bud early spring with the correct bud from your RdB.
good luck
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Hello Serge
What may have happened was that you did graft a RdB  flower/fruit bud instead of a wood/growth bud of that fig. It happens! That new fig will most probably abort in a few weeks.
But you still have time making a chip bud early spring with the correct bud from your RdB.
good luck
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Hello Francisco!
RDB bud is growing good.
Breba stopped to grow, getting a bit yellowish and soft. I think graft should drop breba soon.
Sergii.

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