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Olga

Registered: 02/15/10
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I just give up date on Facazzano

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Dieseler

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Reply with quote  #2 

im sure he is sadden !  ; )

Olga

Registered: 02/15/10
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Reply with quote  #3 

Sorry, Martin, I was sure after I upload picture and push on post this will show up, my mistake..Pictures was too big, so I resize them..

nypd5229

Registered: 11/22/10
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Reply with quote  #4 

Great pic. Love the twin figs in the middle.


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Dominick
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Olga

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Reply with quote  #5 
Thank you very much!
I think one is ready..I will pick it up tomorrow..
I will make a pic and post it..
Dan_la

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Reply with quote  #6 
Very nice picture. Will be waiting to read all of your reports on how your different figs do in your hot/humid climate.

Dan
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Reply with quote  #7 

Olga...great photo. I look forward to reading your comments on your figs. Wish I had figs to pick!!


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Olga

Registered: 02/15/10
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Reply with quote  #8 
Sara, how I understand you will have Malta Purple Red this year?
So, just wait..
I know I do have many which still green..And this is hard to wait..
My Malta Purple Red still have very small size figs, but they will get bigger..

genecolin

Registered: 07/29/09
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Reply with quote  #9 
Olga, I've been following this thread with interest. Is there any way you can post a picture of the leaves of the Fracazzano. I have an unknown fig that looks very much like your Fracazzano. I would appreciate it very much.
"gene"


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"gene"

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Houma, La.
Olga

Registered: 02/15/10
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Reply with quote  #10 
Hi, Jene!
I will make new pics tomorrow, I think I can wait one more day to pick up the fig..
Actually, I just come home from work..I need go and check , this one may felt down already..
I will make pics of leaves too..
Fracazzano very slow growing fig, I got this one almost 2 years from now, I did have fruit last year, they was smaller, then this time..Plant now may be 24 inches tall, top cover with figs..
Olga

Registered: 02/15/10
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Reply with quote  #11 
Hi, Sara!
I'm very sorry, in a morning I did a mistake, I was think about person who have Malta Purple Red..
I don't hear from you a long time..
How are you doing?
How your figs are doing?
Olga

Registered: 02/15/10
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Reply with quote  #12 

Ok, I did make pics and I pick up one fig

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genecolin

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Reply with quote  #13 
Thanks Olga, I will take pictures of mine later today to show you. My tree is a fast grower.
"gene"


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From the bayou,
"gene"

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Houma, La.
nypd5229

Registered: 11/22/10
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Reply with quote  #14 
Alright Olga

I hate Florida humidity and heat, but you make it a little too tempting!

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Dominick
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genecolin

Registered: 07/29/09
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Reply with quote  #15 
Olga, after studying your pictures and mine I don't think that the are the same. Very close maybe but not the same. Since I'm in zone 9 along the coast of Louisiana, I don't think the differences I see are caused by different climates. The soil here is mostly clay and loamy clay and it doesn't get any salt water. I guess I'll just have to keep looking.  Dan may be right in thinking it's another LSU fig, just which one. It has the characteristics of some of the LSU figs that's for sure.
Thanks again,
"gene"

Here are the pictures I took today.

A 3 lobe leaf which is the most predominant.
 

A single lobe leaf of which there are many.


And a 5 lobe leaf of which there are a few.


The stripes and white dots.


Singles, doubles and plenty fruit per branch.


The inside of fig from last year. All same except two halves in the middle which are LSU Gold.




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From the bayou,
"gene"

zone 9
Houma, La.
Olga

Registered: 02/15/10
Posts: 245
Reply with quote  #16 
Yes, I think this different variety, still look very good and produce lots of figs..
For me name is not very important, I just want to eat lots of very good tasting figs, this is my mission..
So, tell us how good taste of this one?
Mine was not very sweet..But this one got so big so fast after rain, so I think this is why..I want to see how other will taste...
Last year this one was small but sweet..
So, I just need wait for other to get ripe..
Olga

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Reply with quote  #17 
Dominic..
I keep inviting here everyone who grow figs..
I keep saying if you like to grow figs, just come here...
And..I can't stand cold.. and all.. Even I come here from Russia..
So, I hope..More people who love figs and other plants just will to move here..
Special prices on properties  now still not bad...
We do have ocean here...
Only one bad things.. Not many jobs available..
This is like a vacation place....
nypd5229

Registered: 11/22/10
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Reply with quote  #18 

If I lived in Florida  would be in fruit growing heaven but the weather would make me pass out! haha


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Olga

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Reply with quote  #19 
With time you will be OK..
When I first come here 11 years from now I was not be able be outside even 15 minutes in a summer time without sweat all over..
Now I working outside with plants all day long and I'm OK..
Actually I find out ..I real don't like airconditioner..I always get sick from it..
So, this is will take just time ..
We do have many people live here.. Actually when I come here this was a small town with may be 100000 people, now this more then 500000 people live here.. So, people move here all the time..But some who can't find a job moving back also..
satellitehead

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I spent half of my life in Florida between Jacksonville, Orlando and Gainesville.  The heat didn't bother me too much back then (I was younger), but now when I go back, just spending 10 minutes outside in the humidity makes me want to take a nap.

My wife lived in Miami from birth until college, when she moved to Gainesville, also, more than half of her life there.  Same thing with her.  Visiting our families down in Miami, Stuart and Bradenton is brutal.


We both agree we will never move back.  We love having real season changes!  In Florida, it's summer 9 months out of the year, then 3 months of "not summer, but not necessarily winter, either".

Then again, there is no way in hell I could live any farther north than North Carolina, either.  I don't understand how you northerner folks do it.  Growing/warm season is too short and the weathers are too brutally cold.  I'm even more amazed by our friends here on the board that are from Canada (well, maybe not BC, but everything east of the Rocky Mountains).


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Jason
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nypd5229

Registered: 11/22/10
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Reply with quote  #21 
It's in your Blood! LOL

I go out in the middle of January in a t-shirt.

But catch me in 30 yrs and I'll probably want to walk to Florida.

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Dominick
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I can't get my parents to move up to Atlanta.  My mom is dying to move up here so she can be closer to the kid, but Dad is miserable while here, even in our petty cold weather.  He would rather be sweltering hot for 9-10 months out of the year (he thinks 75ยบ is cold!) than to need to put up with ~3 months of moderately cold and wet weather....


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nypd5229

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That's my in-laws. Moved from MA, where they grew up and lived for 50+ yrs, to Sarasota. They come up for summer and 60's are too cold for them. Oh boy!


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Dominick
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Olga

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Reply with quote  #24 
Dominic 75F cold for me:-)
But I know people here who keep they houses 72F year around..
I hate go to they houses..I need bring a jacket with me..
BLB

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Reply with quote  #25 

We just had our central air replaced and my house is now set at 72, love it!!

Ben_in_SoFla

Registered: 10/31/10
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Reply with quote  #26 
Olga, your fig tree is very nice, however it does not look like any fracazzana - ficazzana (same fig) picture I've seen. I have an original ficazzana from Sicily and the figs are much larger, somewhat flat bottom and have raised delineations on skin. The true ficazzana looks like an 'italian honey' on steroids, I have confirmed that with several italian websites that show the ficazzana fig. You may want to research your fig and possibly check with your source to clear up the type. There are a lot of mislabeled fig trees out there and many nurseries are propagating some of these mislabeled figs.
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Ben
South Florida Zone 10

rafed

Registered: 09/13/09
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Reply with quote  #27 
Ben,

Did you snap the leaves off between the figs or did the figs just grow out like that on old wood?

If you did snap off the leaves can you please explain why?
Ben_in_SoFla

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Reply with quote  #28 
Rafed, I did not snap or pinch anything off that tree. It usually does not put out that many brebas and they were extra delicious. I did top it off last year (removed a 4 ft top section after it rooted )and I used the air layered top to graft a few cuttings of the EYF enormous yellow fig from North Carolina (see post on garden web) Those grafts are doing well.  I also fertilized early this year and it responded well. Good to know it has the potential to do such a display.

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Ben
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rafed

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Reply with quote  #29 
Thanks Ben,

Keep up the good work. Good looking pics
Olga

Registered: 02/15/10
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Reply with quote  #30 
Hi, Ben!
Thanky for pics and info..
I got my on Ebay..I don't sure about seller..
I just don't remember..And this is how this one was sold..With this name..
I did look early European webs..They was selling few different varieties of Fracazzano...But no pictures, just names..
And they don't want to ship here any way...
Your tree look very good!
I'm happy you love the taste!
This is most important to have a fig what taste great!
And produce many of them...
Olga

Registered: 02/15/10
Posts: 245
Reply with quote  #31 
Hi, Ben!
Do you know I was thinking about your words all last night..
And first I even was thinking to look my Pay Pal to see from who I got this fig, but after all I decide I do not need to do so..
Why?
I got this fig on Ebay from a member of this forum, actually I got more figs from this person also..
This person was very nice, very helpfull to me and every word about this fig come true...
So, I did trust this person back then and I trust this person now..
So, I check again with European webs..
For sale now available
Fracazzano Bianco
Fracazzano Nero
Fracazzano Rosso
Fracazzano Sguro..
So, which one do you have, so I can check rest of them?
Ben_in_SoFla

Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 129
Reply with quote  #32 
Olga, my ficazzana is the white, which is actually green/yellow. I know that there are darker varieties. The link below is for a Southern Italy site that sells both white and red. WIll update and post more sites as I locate them in my favorites list (a mile long).

The ficazzana and fracazzana are synonyms, the pictures for the white and red varieties are the 10th and 11th down... Note that the shape is different than your picture

Ben
http://www.masseriaficazzana.it/varieta_fichi.asp


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Olga

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Reply with quote  #33 
So, you think you have Fracazzano Bianco..
Ok, I need check 2 other I do have on a list..
At list this is little bit easy then check 3 of them..
I think I will call and speak next week with sellers in Europe..
I do have a phone number..
Thank you for info..
I was kind wondering before which one I do have..
First I was little bit surprise when I find out they do have more then one..
But this was before I post a pictures..
And because..I more and more agree with Martin about dark figs..I decide I have no point to find out...
But one thing for sure..
I do have 400 figs here, 200 varieties and I do not have another one like this..
Olga

Registered: 02/15/10
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Reply with quote  #34 
Hi, Ben!
This start to be interesting..
Look what I found..
Here pics of leaves look just like mine..
http://www.pbase.com/scascio/image/83789498

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Olga

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Reply with quote  #35 
Now even more interesting..
I copy pics from European forum..Here pics of Fracazzano Bianca
Look red inside..
I don't have red..
But I think I and this guy web I give before have same fig..Look on my previous pics of Fracazzano..
So, very intersting what we all have..
Also I find out info..Fracazzano don't look like Italian honey and all, or Latarulla..But leaves on yours look like them..I do have both of them..
So, here real mess.. in all this info..

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Reply with quote  #36 
Hi Olga,

Have you seen the Fracazzano Nero figs?

The eye on these figs are slightly larger than the other hybrid figs, but once you cut the fig in half you see that the fig is nicely sealed on the inside. As to flavor, these figs have a very nicely balanced flavor that is not too jammy but refreshing and are pleasant to eat as they peel very easily leaving the very tender inside part. I am very happy with these figs beside tasty, they are perfectly shaped and beautiful to look at on one of my most productive trees in its first year.

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Reply with quote  #37 
Sas, thanks for posting this. My first year FN did not produce figs because I pulled off all the embryos during the growing season. I received my cuttings from Tatyana. Next year will be very productive, I am certain. I was wondering if your source was the same.
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Olga

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Reply with quote  #38 
Hi, Frank!
I'm pretty sure Tatyana have Dal'Osso bianko..

I lost all my FN cuttings this year..
So, hopefully I will do better next time...
Olga.
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