Register  |   | 
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 1 of 2      1   2   Next
Tam

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,084
Reply with quote  #1 
The Greek owner said many years ago, his friend from Madeira Islands gave him a few green fig trees. His trees are very old. This is White Madeira No. 1. These figs were extremely sweet, jammy like dried date fruits and with a sweet, ripened strawberry flavor. They had crunchy pulps and also little crunchy on the skins. The taste and textures were extremely good and they were a little sweeter than the sweetest Smith figs that I had eaten so far. The leaves and fruits are similar to my Black Madeira. 

























































Best,
Tam




javajunkie

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,518
Reply with quote  #2 
I'm not a light fig fan but that looks really good Tam.
__________________
Tami
SE Texas
Tam

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,084
Reply with quote  #3 
Tami: These figs have excellent taste.

Best,
Tam
Tam

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,084
Reply with quote  #4 
I have started to eat the main crops since August 15. The breba crops were the same, but larger in size and also had excellent taste.

Best,
Tam
slavtcho

Registered:
Posts: 75
Reply with quote  #5 
Looks great  and tasty.
newnandawg

Registered:
Posts: 2,532
Reply with quote  #6 
Tam, very nice pics. Thanks for sharing. I am becoming more of a light fig fan.
Tam

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,084
Reply with quote  #7 
Your welcome to everyone. Thank you for watching.

Best,
Tam

timgoodin

Registered:
Posts: 53
Reply with quote  #8 
Very nice pictures, looks delicious.  I would be interested in some cuttings someday if you ever have any available.

Thanks for posting.


__________________
Tim Goodin
USDA Hardiness Zone 6b/7a
West KY
My trees: Celeste, Brown Turkey, Hardy Chicago, Mission, LSU Purple, Gold and O'Roark, Desert King, Condria, Hollier, several others rooting

Looking for any named varities hardy zone 6 and tasty.
ascpete

Registered:
Posts: 1,942
Reply with quote  #9 
Tam,
Thanks for posting the pictures and commentary.
That looks like a healthy productive tree. And the figs look tasty.
How large or small are the eyes when they ripen? Thanks.
Tam

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,084
Reply with quote  #10 
Pete: They have medium open eyes on the skins only, but not through the pulps. We had a lot rain here during spring and summer. A few ripened figs had closed eyes. The breba crops had closed eyes.

Best,
Tam
HarveyC

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 3,323
Reply with quote  #11 
Thanks for sharing, Tam, they look great!
__________________

Harvey - Correia Farms
Isleton, CA (Sacramento County) USDA zone 9b, Sunset zone 14

http://www.figaholics.com
https://www.facebook.com/Figaholics
Chivas

Registered:
Posts: 1,675
Reply with quote  #12 
Love the interior, looks really tasty!
__________________
Canada Zone 6B
Tam

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,084
Reply with quote  #13 
When I have a time, I will post a few more different White Madeira trees (they have different taste and variation in leave shapes) . All of them taste excellent. One of them had a complex taste and a nice, spicy flavor. After eating these ripened figs, my mouth had a sensation for a few hours.

Best,
Tam
Rewton

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,031
Reply with quote  #14 
Tam, it is interesting how the leaves and shape of the fruit is very similar to Black Madeira except that it is a green fig rather than a dark fig.  Does the Greek gentleman have his tree growing in-ground in the Wash. DC area?  Or is it in a container?  I'm wondering how cold hardy it is.  Thanks for posting.
__________________
Steve MD zone 7a

BLB

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,934
Reply with quote  #15 
This looks like a great fig. As Rewton noted, the leaves are very close to Black Madeira. The fig pics look great. Thanks for posting
HarveyC

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 3,323
Reply with quote  #16 
Tam, I was just sharing the photos with my dad and uncle (my grandparents immigrated from Madeira). We'd like a cutting! :)
__________________

Harvey - Correia Farms
Isleton, CA (Sacramento County) USDA zone 9b, Sunset zone 14

http://www.figaholics.com
https://www.facebook.com/Figaholics
Pattee

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,414
Reply with quote  #17 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tam
When I have a time, I will post a few more different White Madeira trees (they have different taste and variation in leave shapes) . All of them taste excellent. One of them had a complex taste and a nice, spicy flavor. After eating these ripened figs, my mouth had a sensation for a few hours.

Well now Tam , that one has the most interest for me ! Would love to see more pics of the "spicy " one!
If ever there are cuttings available , I'd love to get in line !
__________________
7a & 9b ►I assume all my figs carry FMV ◄

Seeking :  Italian 376,395 , Galicia Negra, Negretta,UNK Pastilliere ,Pananas Purple,  Malta Blk+purple/red, Italian + Calabrian UNK's , Catanzaro, Malone, Sucrette(Baud)


"We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?"
-  Gandhi
nelson20vt

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,858
Reply with quote  #18 
Great find Tam, next year I will be going to Madeira island for 2 weeks to
Visit family hope to go fig hunting.

Ps If cuttings are available I would definately be interested.

Thanks for posting the pics

Nelson

__________________
Mississauga, ON, Canada Z5B/6A
dust

Registered:
Posts: 93
Reply with quote  #19 
Nice pic Tam ,beatiful light fig with excellent taste.I need to add this to my wishlist .Thanks for sharing.
__________________
Asep
wish list black madeira,CdD blanc &grise
jdarden1963

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 425
Reply with quote  #20 
Tam, those look and sound VERY interesting, especially the spicy one.  Pattee and I have the same taste.  =)  I would love to buy some cuttings of the one pictured and the spicy one if you have any available this fall.  Thanks for sharing the pics and descriptions with us.  
__________________
Jules

Zone 8a
NE Texas

Wish List: LSU Thibodeaux, LSU Red, Kathleen's Black, Lebanese Red, Jolly Tiger, Black Madeira, Purple Passion, Zingerilla (sp?), Martin's Purple Black, BA-1, White Ischia, any red fig, any dark fig or unknown
figqueen13

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 81
Reply with quote  #21 
Hi Tam, thanks for the pictures. The color of the pulp is very beautiful. The taste description sounds as beautiful as it looks.
__________________
Elizabeth, Richmond, Virginia zone7a . 
Tam

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,084
Reply with quote  #22 
Steve: All of his fig trees are growing in the ground in the Washington D.C. area, zone 7a. They have no winter protection for 20 plus years. Many members have asked me the cuttings of White Madeira No. 1; however, I currently do not have any cutting of White Madeira No. 1 yet. Thank you.

Best,
Tam
cobb4861

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 535
Reply with quote  #23 
Great pictures!  Thank you for sharing Tam.
__________________
Meghan Cobb ~ Growing zone 9 Wish List: Pane e Vino White and /or Dark, De la Reina, Iranian mountain fig and anything else that is great to grow or at least try in the hot and humid Southeast Texas.
Tam

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,084
Reply with quote  #24 
Here are more photos on White Madeira No. 1:


















Best,
Tam
Charitup

Registered:
Posts: 592
Reply with quote  #25 
That just looks and sounds great.  Thanks for sharing

goss

__________________
goss
North Ga.
zone 7
Lebmark

Registered:
Posts: 362
Reply with quote  #26 
looks very enticing to eat, have to visit my friend in Maryland, and go fig hunting...
please put me in line for some cuttings...if you can get to some.
Mark

__________________
Mark
Zone 7 Brooklyn, NY
Fig Wish List 2017: I-258 , Genovese Nero AF, Violet Dauphine , Black Tuscan, Violeta , Noire de Barbentine, De la Reina, Anything Lebanese ( I mean Fruit Plants...That I do Not Have...)
Tam

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,084
Reply with quote  #27 
Thank you for watching my photos. White Madeira No. 1 still has excellent in taste even though we had a lot of rain here in the spring and summer. White Madeira No. 1 is more superb than the following figs that I have been eating this year so far: Hardy Chicago, Hunt, LSU Scott's Black, Marseilles VS Black, Smith, Negretta, Chris Black, Paradiso, Peter's Honey, Ronde de Bordeaux, Sal's EL, Sicilian Black, Violette de Bordeaux (Negronne), White Marseilles, Portuguese Celeste, Petit Negri,  Atreano RR, English Brown Turkey, Brunswick, Filacciano, Grantham's Royal and Black Mission.

Best,
Tam
eithieus

Registered:
Posts: 334
Reply with quote  #28 
looks very good. nice pictures,thanks for posting
__________________
Eithieus
HarveyC

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 3,323
Reply with quote  #29 
Thanks for sharing more beautiful photos of beautiful figs, Tam!
__________________

Harvey - Correia Farms
Isleton, CA (Sacramento County) USDA zone 9b, Sunset zone 14

http://www.figaholics.com
https://www.facebook.com/Figaholics
BLB

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,934
Reply with quote  #30 
That's a beautiful fig!  Great pics. I can almost taste them
Chivas

Registered:
Posts: 1,675
Reply with quote  #31 
Do the birds stay away from it or is protection usually needed for them?
__________________
Canada Zone 6B
Tam

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,084
Reply with quote  #32 
Thank you for watching. 

Chivas: Birds, bees and flies are not bother them. I have not seen any fruit damage or eating by them so far. There is no protection for all his fig trees.

Best,
Tam
ztfree1128

Registered:
Posts: 221
Reply with quote  #33 
Hey Tam, thanks for sharing, this is a great looking fig, if you can get cuttings and you want to trade send me a PM
__________________
Zach
Baltimore, MD
Zone 7a
lampo

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,376
Reply with quote  #34 
Hello Tam,

Your fig could well be one of the best Common, small Portuguese white figs, still cultivate by old connoisseurs in Madeira as well as in continental Portugal.
Bears the name of 'BACORINHO' in both regions.

May I invite my good friend Nelson to verify this... He may already have in his rich collection at least one Bacorinho.

I have two small trees rooted this Spring but no figs yet.

It is a delicious fig with a red pulp with purplish tones.
If I find pictures , will post them.

Francisco



vitalucky

Registered:
Posts: 241
Reply with quote  #35 
Tam
Those figs look great. That's the way I remember figs as a kid! Thanks for posting.
If there is a possibility to buy or share some cuttings, please put me on your list.

__________________
Sal
Florida 10b
whish list: dark portuguese,Smith, O'Rourke, Battaglia, Col De Dame, Abeberreira,Bourjassotte Noire (Sollies), Ronde de Bordeaux, Hunt,
Tam

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,084
Reply with quote  #36 
Francisco: Thank you for your comments. Please post your photos. I did not see any purplish tones in the pulps of these figs. 

Best,
Tam
Tam

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,084
Reply with quote  #37 
I have noticed the eyes of these figs are getting smaller as the weather becomes more dryer (less rain).

Best,
Tam
Tam

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,084
Reply with quote  #38 
By the way, I forgot to mention that a few real ripened figs did have a little spicy flavor. 

Best,
Tam
nelson20vt

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,858
Reply with quote  #39 
Francisco you beat me, I was just going to say just that this fig is more than likely Bacorinho and I had my cousin driving around madeira Island for 2 years to find one. He sent me 2 cuttings but unfortunately both eventually died.

Bacorinho is a very rare fig in Madeira today sadly, considering they are probably the best white figs on the island.

I will try to get new cuttings next year of the bacorinho and hopefully locate an Anjinho fig tree while im at it.

__________________
Mississauga, ON, Canada Z5B/6A
Quackmaster

Registered:
Posts: 765
Reply with quote  #40 
That is a beautiful fig, I would also ask to put me in line for cuttings but the list is pretty long, lol
__________________
Ryan Zone 9a SeLa, wish list:   
lampo

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,376
Reply with quote  #41 
Hi Tam,

Found the pictures I mentioned before.
These figs are 'Bacorinho' taken from an old and sick in ground tree. The owner is trying to tender it as best as he can but the signs of improvement are not yet there.
These figs may have been pollinated and never been artificially irrigated.

Francisco

Attached Images
jpeg P1040299.jpg (34.05 KB, 104 views)
jpeg P1040300.jpg (35.44 KB, 127 views)
jpeg P1040301.jpg (47.42 KB, 136 views)
jpeg P1040302.jpg (47.01 KB, 137 views)

Tam

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,084
Reply with quote  #42 
Francisco: Thank you for your photos. Bacorinho figs have purplish red pulps. Skin on Bacorinho figs are thicker and more round at the base. The necks are more shorter. Do you have pictures of the leaves.

Best,
Tam
lampo

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,376
Reply with quote  #43 
Will see if I may still get any leaves and send you pictures.

Francisco
Tam

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,084
Reply with quote  #44 
Francisco: Can you please let me know the taste of Bacorinho figs? Thank you very much.

Best,
Tam
nelson20vt

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,858
Reply with quote  #45 
Francisco the pics you posted look more like the bacorinho as I remember been a long time since I ate them atleast 23-24 years but I remember it having a short neck and red pulp. Also makes an early breba that is very good flavored.

Tam it's a strawberry type fig, the closest fig I had to date even leaf was very close from what I remember was strawberry fig from almostedenplants I lost that plant over winter and definately want a replacement.

http://almostedenplants.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=1008



__________________
Mississauga, ON, Canada Z5B/6A
BLB

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,934
Reply with quote  #46 
Well it is an amazing looking fig, I like the looks of the leaves too and find many excellent tasting figs have this plainer looking leaf. I'd be willing to trade cuttings of just about any fig I have for this one.
lampo

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,376
Reply with quote  #47 
Tam,

I am not keen on these sort of descriptions, although I can distinguish between several cultivars where the best fruits are. On the other hand my ideal ripeness gauge for tasting figs is probably not similar to yours, once I do not let the fruit  go over-ripe for the effect of tasting. For me, the moment to taste a fig is right under the tree, early morning, minutes after sunrise, select the one with soft but firm body, some skin cracks already evident, may be a tear on the eye, the fruit starting to bend on its foot...

From what I recall, Bacorinho is a sweet, fruity and flavor rich fig, aromatic , leaving a lasting souvenir on your palate.
Long ago it was a must in every orchard or backyard... now very difficult to find

Francisco
Chivas

Registered:
Posts: 1,675
Reply with quote  #48 
I hope your survive Fransisco, I want to see more pictures of this one it looks very very delicious even if it isn't the same as Tams.
__________________
Canada Zone 6B
Tam

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,084
Reply with quote  #49 
Francisco: Thank you for your information. So, you think White Madeira No. 1 is 100% Bacorinho?

Nelson: I have the Strawberry tree from Almost Eden Nursery. The leaves and fruits are not the same. The fruits on Strawberry have shorter necks and long stems vs White Madeira No.1 has longer necks and the very little to no stems. Strawberry's pulps are purplish red and the skins have a little light purple. Thank you.

Best,
Tam 
lampo

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,376
Reply with quote  #50 
Hi

Tam,  I got a promise for one or two (late) , end of season Bacorinhos . Hope they will get ripe before the rain coming stronger..(already started), will then get additional pictures of fruit and leaves.

The purplish hue on the pulp color, according to a friend, comes from the caprification process.
The standard pulp color is exactly as shown on those Tam's  excellent pictures.

Nelson, from local contacts there has been not many Bacorinho brebas. The trees are small, about 6' high, same on round.  It's somehow a delicate small tree.
I bought two rooted trees earlier this year and they seem to be OK. I have to wait for the first fruit to be sure of what they are....the nursery 'surprises'.

There is another fig called Bacorinha, (feminine word)  also a Common . It's a totally different fig, yellow skin and amber pulp... and

One more variant, dark green skin, with carmine pulp very similar  in shape to Bacorinho and BM, called 'de Pé Comprido' ... translates to ... ´Long Foot' . Have a promise for a couple of rooted trees next year.

Francisco
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.