The flesh is strawberry red and is sweet with good flavor. Good tree for growing in a pot. A compact tree which can be adapted for container production. This October at Mario's I tasted an unknown fig similar to Nero 600m that was dead ripe with a similar flavor. This enables them to ripen to perfection consistently. At least publicly it was. Perennial Hibiscus), Chartreuse Foliage/Stems or Marked with Chartreuse, Maroon, Burgundy, or Purplish-Red Foliage/Stems or Marked with those or similar colors, Orange Foliage/Stems or Marked with Orange, Purple Foliage/Stems or Marked with Purple, Silver or Gray Foliage/Stems or Marked with Gray or Silver, Yellow Foliage/Stems or Marked with Yellow, Shopping Cart Items: 0 Joe’s Jersey 26. Pops purple 23. The fruit has white flesh and an amber pulp with small seeds and excellent to fair flavor. Verdino del Nord and Elba are basically indestructible. Any more and I feel like things get a bit hairy. Cuttings can be ordered starting yearly November 1. at 9 PM eastern time. Ginoso 38. Rossellino - This fig is similar. A good choice for the South as well. Proudly created with Wix.com, © 2019 by Ross Raddi. It is known to fruit if frozen to the ground as well. It's actually quite different if you really know the details. Maryland Berry, 30. Hardy Chicago - Finally this brings us to the Hardy Chicago types themselves. If you've ever eaten one you know why it is also called the Honey or Sugar fig. The highly productive trees are smaller than average with a compact habit and with good vigor. There's a spectrum of drying and even shriveling capabilities as I like to call it. Who even thought this would be possible? Cold resistant and a good pot plant. Macedonian Dark 25. Brebas is large and juicy. Provide a well-drained soil and a full to mostly sunny location for the best results. Sicilian Black BC 37. An excellent choice for the South as well as California. 2. Verdino del Nord - I've spoken at great length on this fig so I'll try to keep it short. The Ischia Black fig produces a good crop of medium to small, pear shaped to turbinate, black figs with a noticeable blue bloom and ribs. C $16.94. Myself included. Sicilian Dark 22. To the overall fig community it was quite a shocker when people heard that Verdino del Nord and Nerucciolo d'Elba were my best fig varieties. This heirloom fig originates from the Becnel family nurseries in southeastern Louisiana. It also seems impervious to insect and animal pressure because of it's skin and skin color. Although not indestructible like 1&2, but simply amazing in quality the majority of the time. Chicago Hardy produces large crops of medium to small nearly black to brown or violet, pear shaped to turbinate figs with amber to strawberry flesh with a rich sweet flavor. C $20.80. The large figs are good for fresh eating, drying, and preserves. This fig has a smooth texture and a sweet strawberry jam taste. It tasted of dark cherries. Introduced in 2014, the Olympian Fig produces truly huge purple skinned fruit with a very sweet red to purple flesh. Said to be ''The original Steel Magnolia"  !! / 591 ml. Truly impressive with it's overall reliability and it also has drying capabilities. It has exceptional cold hardiness and is known to fruit in the same season even if frozen to the ground. Mission is one of the most widely grown figs in California producing heavy crops of medium to large dark purplish-black pear-shaped fruit with a rich, sweet strawberry red pulp. People have put down the many Hardy Chicago types for years. The content and images of this website are the copyright © 2020 of Almost Eden, LLC, Camellias - Variegated and Multi-Colored Japonicas. Insanity. In that shriveled stage the variety turns into fig candy and is ridiculously sweet, exploding with flavor and is hard to beat, which believe it or not happens consistently. Item# 9501. I do have favorites, but at the end of the day if something is performing better and tasting better than another it will become my favorite. Free shipping . Kremp Florist’s fig tree production has grown substantially over the years to keep up with demand for these precious fruits. Red Lebanese Bekka Valley 27. Overwhelmingly beautiful fig as well. Very reliable for the South and Southeastern US and excellent cold tolerance. Item# 355. Magnolia is considered a good choice for the drier portions of the South and Southwestern US. Item# 11065. Black Greek 33. Developed by the same retired biologist who gave us the hardy and huge Olympian Fig, Denny McGaughy, he chose this seedling for its hardiness, compact habit, as well as reliability. Alma bears fruit at a young age. An heirloom medium to large fig with glossy black skinned fruit and deep red flesh that is treasured for its flavor and reliability. The small eye is filled with honeydew and is highly resistant to spoiling making this a good choice for the South and Southeastern US. Jersey Fig 40. The Sao Miguel Roxo is also known as Azores Dark (read about that here). Little Ruby is so compact in fact that it is sometimes selected as a bonsai specimen. It is well suited to container culture. Item # 921. Florea is an early ripening type said to be  a cold hardy fig,  a great choice for colder climates with short seasons. © 2019 by Ross Raddi. The Olympian Fig was discovered in Olympia, Washington and is a choice variety for cool climates as well as warmer regions. The moonshine fig ,from Pico, Azores . Little Miss Figgy produces medium sized purple to purple-brown fruit with a deep purple flesh. The Little Miss Figgy Fig can easily be overwintered in a protected location as a container plant making fresh figs available where they normally would not be. Excellent fresh, dried, or preserved. Nero or Nero Caesar produces a large crop of large, purplish-red to purplish-black, pear shaped to turbinate figs with an amber flesh and dark purplish red pulp with an excellent rich sweet flavor. Smith - As most of you probably know, Smith was my favorite fig at the end of 2019. Instead of trying to grow the next best tasting fig, people in a similar climate to my own should be focusing on instead what will consistently ripen to perfection. The small eye is closed making it resistant to spoiling and splitting. The flesh is white and the pulp can range from red to amber with a rich, sweet, and distinctive flavor.   Sub-Total : Self pollinating and with a small but open eye. Brown Turkey is the ultimate Southern fig producing large crops of medium to large, brown to maroon, turbinate figs over a long season that begins in June. Due to export regulations and inquiries, Adriano will only sell to customers in Canada and due to the volume of inquiries will only provide advice and information on the cultivation of fig trees to those customers. So my point really is in a sense that reliability translates to flavor, fruit quality and overall how happy you'll be. The trees have good cold hardiness and bear at a young age. Item# 9982. With honey sweet amber flesh and a lightly tart yellow green outer skin the Blanche Fig (its original name according to Dr. Ira Condit) has long been a favorite for fresh eating or drying. Additional Info: This fig is easily in my top 5 varieties. Item# 350. Yes.. Very similar to Brown Turkey. Wrapping up my 2020 season has been a long process. Good for fresh eating and drying and LSU says it is an excellent choice for preserves. 6. These two fall under this umbrella, but are actually quite different in flavor. Black Mission is self-pollinating and may produce a light breba crop. I think this is a very safe list of 8. The small eye makes it resistant to spoiling. Moreso than Elba and really does rival figs like the Coll de Damas here. Item # 832. The peak level of flavor may not be exactly there, but its close enough and in my opinion these two varieties compete with tree ripened and caprified figs grown in California. Rossi Dark 31. Item# 1113. Red to dark large fig with excellent flavor and high sugar content. Planting: First, select an area with well-drained soil and full to partial sun (4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day).Then, plant your Black Mission Fig in a hole twice as wide and nearly as deep as the root's ball, and water after planting. #'s 3-6 are very close to each other and it's quite difficult for me at this time to definitively give each variety a particular number for reasons I'll mention. A recent LSU release from Dr. O'Rourke's breeding program at LSU. I expect, as other have said, that it would be very easy to dry this variety in the sun. Specifically Azores Dark and Malta Black. The Beall Fig produces a heavy crop of dark purple to maroon, pear shaped to flattened figs with an amber pulp with a moderately sweet to very sweet, rich flavor that are excellent for fresh eating. The Beall Fig produces a heavy crop of dark purple to maroon, pear shaped to flattened figs with an amber pulp with a moderately sweet to very sweet, rich flavor that are excellent for fresh eating. Item# 9971. This is the list of Varieties I have found so far I … Celeste is the standard by which all other figs are judged on sweetness and flavor. Isn't that amazing? This is one of the best varieties in my collection and among the earliest to ripen. The fruits are absolutely delicious. For me this is a very good fig - early, with an intense flavor. Known for its heavy fruiting of delicious berry tasting figs, it gets high praise for an even bigger and sweeter second crop in the early fall. This fig will rival the best tasting fig varieties even in California and anyone saying it doesn't, hasn't had it for very long. A brief history for those that don't know: Hardy Chicago is a variety that the fig community originally thought came from the area around or on Mt Enta in Italy. Maybe I am crazy because the fig almost never spoils or splits. The varieties are carefully maintained and catalogued to offer customers 50+ different types of plants. 7. What I can say for sure is that it's not on under the Hardy Chicago umbrella like I had previously thought. 4. A beauty to look at with dark purple skin, and deep red interior with amber border.   For me this is a very good fig - early, with an intense flavor.  It has a very thick, jam-like Every fig I'm about to mention has great rain resistance, split resistance, resistance to spoilage, not all have such amazing drying capabilities, but they're super reliable and anyone can use these recommendations in their humid climate yard. Danny’s Delight 39. I see no reason why it can't be my number 3 someday for it's spectacular flavor and high drying capabilities. That really is the best part. Last year I would have said that these were at the number 2 spot and look how far they've fallen. Dominick 28. Barbillone A medium to large greenish violet fig, with very good quality with two crops. It does not surprise me it was strongly recommended from seasoned and experienced fig tree collectors. I've eaten them and I dream about what they tasted like on occasion. Maybe the size of the fig plays a part? This is probably the most reliable and commonly grown fig in Southern regions but it is the standard bearer for hardiness tolerating the climate of zone 5. For those in the north that are looking for fig plants you can order them during the winter (from currently available stock) to be held for spring delivery, just send me a message with your order that you want the plant held and the exact Monday in the spring you would like it shipped. Last year I would have said that these were at the number 2 spot and look how far they've fallen. Image courtesy of AG3, Inc. All rights reserved. Late season ripening. Varietal Info:This fig is easily in my top 5 varieties. Resistant to spoiling and splitting and good fresh, dried, or preserved. A small white fig, very sweet. GE Neri is an Italian fig and is still relatively new to the US. Additional Info: This fig is easily in my top 5 varieties. Fig trees in Mallorca, a tour in Montserrat pons fig orchard December 10, 2018 Fig varieties introduced by Bass Samaan of Trees of Joy nursery September 21, 2018 Figs care guide March 10, 2017 It produces small to medium sized, dark purplish black, pear shaped to turbinate figs with a deep red pulp and amber flesh. You never know with all of the huge genetic diversity of figs. Alma, bred by the Texas ARS, produces a large crop medium to large pear shaped to rounded green fruit that ripens to yellow or bronze. Produces a good breba crop and is very productive and vigorous. Hence the reason people still refer to them as "Mt Etna" figs. It has a very thick, jam-like consistency of the pulp, not juicy. Still more to learn on the subject, but what is clear is that they both will start to dry at about a 6-7 day hang time. Azores Dark 24. Its cold hardy breba crop can ripen as early as May and is known to withstand temperatures into the teens. The flesh is pink to amber and is very sweet with excellent flavor. This was … Moro de Caneva - This in actuality is my 3rd most reliable variety, which is why I am hesitant to put Smith or Hative above it in ranking. The florist grows its own fig trees on a farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The open eye of LSU Gold is typically filled with honeydew making it fairly resistant to souring and it is also split resistant. Proudly created with. ... Bissiri Dark 1 ... White Azores … The texture also forms a really pleasant thick gooey jam further along in the ripening period. Azores Dark, VdB types, Negretta.. all have much more interesting, complex & rich berry flavors to them that are very difficult to explain. Ok so I have been searching for as many Portuguese Fig Varieties as possible as I plan on Starting a Portuguese Collection. If my figs are ripening to perfection at a higher rate, that also means that the flavor is consistently high. It is a vigorous tree that often bears a breba crop. Item# 11024, The GE Neri Fig produces exceptionally large purple skinned figs with sweet reddish flesh. Therefore you get more leaves and more figs per length of branch than just about every variety I've grown. With better overall reliability, it's less finnicky and even should be more productive. Kesarani 36. Thank you feel free to ask me any questions. LSU Tiger produces a large crop of large brown figs, with darker brown stripes, with good quality yellow to gold flesh and a partially closed eye. Kadota ripens in mid season and is considered to be the most widely grown commercial cultivar in California. The ripe fruit is superb fresh but can be dried or preserved as well. Olympian Fig Tree Ficus Carica LIVE Plant Very Sweet - Cold Hardy. Fig fruit quality suffers dramatically in high humidity. The interior is almost black with a complex berry flavor that does not disappoint. What is for sure is that any of these would make great choices for you in a humid place. What's strange is that it doesn't have drying capabilities from what I can tell, but it does shrivel. Ischia Black, often Black Ischia or Blue Ischia, has an open eye and is probably best suited for coastal California and not so much for the southeastern regions of the US. They also have some of the best drying capabilities I have ever seen in a fig. Azores Dark isvery early a heavy bearerwith similar characteristics toHardy Chicago the other 60+ named figs that I would place in that category, but Ive found this to be superior to the others that Ive grown. Negronne may produce a breba crop in mild climates and is an excellent choice for all fig growing regions with excellent cold hardiness. Magnolia or Brunswick produces a good crop of medium to large bronze to purple figs with good quality pink to amber flesh with tiny seeds and open eye. I've tasted quite a few berry figs now with a much more complex berry flavor to them. Drying starts at 6 days, which is unheard of. Adriano has over two hundred varieties of fig trees, one of the largest private collections in the world. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 4 CUTTINGS Fig AZORES DARK fig Figo Preto Ficus carica at the best online prices at eBay! I haven't had as much time as I would have liked to explain my cull list, keeper list, my favorite or best tasting varieties and some of the "newer" varieties that have really impressed me. Maybe it'll replace the HC types someday. I know for those of you who follow along with my YouTube channel, Fruit Talk! Sure.. Calimyrna is the standard commercial fig used for drying throughout the world, but would Calimyrna dry here in this humidity? 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