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. Black Greek 33. Kremp Florist’s fig tree production has grown substantially over the years to keep up with demand for these precious fruits. A recent LSU release from Dr. O'Rourke's breeding program at LSU. Negronne may produce a breba crop in mild climates and is an excellent choice for all fig growing regions with excellent cold hardiness. The figs are excellent dried or fresh. It is a brown to purple fig with an amber interior. 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. That really is the best part. Item# 11267, Kadota produces heavy crops of medium sized flattened green figs that ripen to a yellow green color. Trust me.. The large figs are good for fresh eating, drying, and preserves. This is one of the best varieties in my collection and among the earliest to ripen. Winter tip pruning is not recommended as this removes the highly desirable breba crop. Thank you feel free to ask me any questions. A vigorous fig that produces even in areas with short growing seasons it is known to produce two good crops where summers are longer. The second crop figs are medium sized with an amber to strawberry flesh and are of good quality. Red Firecracker Fern, Firecracker Plant, Coral Fountain Plant, Torpedo Cuphea, Giant Bat Face Cuphea, Batface, Sunset Scentsation Night Blooming Jasmine, Queen of the Night, Lady of the Night, Coral Porterweed, Pink Porterweed, Orange Porterweed, Pink Snakeweed. Kesarani 36. 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. Very reliable for the South and Southeastern US and excellent cold tolerance. 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. 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. Item# 920. What many would consider the most reliable fig in the northeast is now my #7. The flesh is strawberry red and is sweet with good flavor. Azores Dark, VdB types, Negretta.. all have much more interesting, complex & rich berry flavors to them that are very difficult to explain. Little Ruby is so compact in fact that it is sometimes selected as a bonsai specimen. It was distributed by a grower who did not know the name as Azores Dark. This is the list of Varieties I have found so far I … Rossellino - This fig is similar. A compact tree which can be adapted for container production. 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 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. 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. The highly productive trees are smaller than average with a compact habit and with good vigor. That's all for now folks. An excellent choice for the South as well as California. The difference is.. it actually does have drying capabilities and some that are quite good. The rich, sweet acidic flavor of Negronne is delectable and nearly unmistakable. This was … Conadria produces large green, thin-skinned figs that ripen to light greenish yellow and droop when ripe. Kremp Florist’s Fig Trees and Cuttings . Item# 9906. Dominick 28. Unfortunately, I need more testing to see where on the spectrum it falls. To make things worse for Smith, in the earlier part of my season, Hative tasted better. Thank you feel free to ask me any questions. 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. Maryland Berry, 30. Sal’s GS, 29. It has a very thick, jam-like consistency of the pulp, not juicy. One of our favorites! 1. There are different levels to this. 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. Azores Dark 24. 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. For me there is no attachment to specific varieties. 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. Images courtesy of Agristarts, Inc. All rights reserved. Specifically Azores Dark and Malta Black. Item# 9501. What is for sure is that any of these would make great choices for you in a humid place. LSU Purple produces medium sized dark reddish-purple, generally pear shaped figs with amber to strawberry pulp with a mild sweet flavor. Image courtesy of AG3, Inc. All rights reserved. The sweet dark figs of Mission are the number one favorite for drying. A small white fig, very sweet. The small eye is closed making it resistant to spoiling and splitting. I had a Nero 600m grown in California that blew me away. The amber to pink flesh of Alma is considered to be excellent with a rich and very sweet flavor. Pops purple 23. Maybe it'll replace the HC types someday. 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. Item# 11025. For me this is a very good fig - early, with an intense flavor. An heirloom medium to large fig with glossy black skinned fruit and deep red flesh that is treasured for its flavor and reliability. The flesh is white and the pulp can range from red to amber with a rich, sweet, and distinctive flavor. I expect, as other have said, that it would be very easy to dry this variety in the sun. The Sao Miguel Roxo is also known as Azores Dark (read about that here). Besides that it's a standard, it's extremely flavorful and for me.. that gives it a lot of points. View all of the figs that we offer here at Almost Eden or find figs by fruit color, growing region, or figs for container culture. Item# 9546. Camellia Japonica By Flowering Season (Early-Mid-Late)... Camellias - Early Season Flowering Japonicas, Camellias - Exceptionally Long Flowering Japonicas, Camellias - Late Season Flowering Japonicas, Camellias - Midseason Flowering Japonicas, Dwarf Sasanqua Camellias (2 to 5 feet high), Fragrant Camellias, Sasanquas, and Hybrids, Hardy Hibiscus (a.k.a. So my point really is in a sense that reliability translates to flavor, fruit quality and overall how happy you'll be. It really wowed me this year. Figs are larger than Alma or Italian Golden, smaller than Conadria and hold on well when ripe. Spanish Unknown 34. Florea is an early ripening type said to be  a cold hardy fig,  a great choice for colder climates with short seasons. Any more and I feel like things get a bit hairy. It does not surprise me it was strongly recommended from seasoned and experienced fig tree collectors. Campaniere - Lastly we have the Campaniere, which I think is a small step behind the HC types. Truly impressive with it's overall reliability and it also has drying capabilities. Olympian Fig Tree Ficus Carica LIVE Plant Very Sweet - Cold Hardy. They don't crack, split and they resist fermentation extremely well. The small eye is filled with honeydew and is highly resistant to spoiling making this a good choice for the South and Southeastern US. It tasted of dark cherries. Any early productive berry fig, bass favorite, teramo, buzzone nero, raspberry latte, smith, Socorro black, LSU strawberry, azores dark, LSU red, rdb, burgan unk swmofigger Full Member Moreso than Elba and really does rival figs like the Coll de Damas here. The eye is small minimizing spoilage. Kadota ripens in mid season and is considered to be the most widely grown commercial cultivar in California. What's strange is that it doesn't have drying capabilities from what I can tell, but it does shrivel. Ginoso 38. Its cold hardy breba crop can ripen as early as May and is known to withstand temperatures into the teens. Hardy Chicago - Finally this brings us to the Hardy Chicago types themselves. Hardy Chicago was found growing in the Chicago, Illinois area although it may have originated in Sicily, Italy. Hative d'Argentile - I am very reluctant to say, but I think it's correct that Hative is a slightly better Smith. It also seems impervious to insect and animal pressure because of it's skin and skin color. Insanity. Free shipping for many products! Item# 11296, A dwarf and hardy fig that is an excellent choice for patio culture as far north as zone 6. If you plant in a container to bring inside during winter, select a pot that’s about twice the width of your plant’s shipped container.   For me this is a very good fig - early, with an intense flavor.  It has a very thick, jam-like For the best growth and largest crops, provide your figs with a well-drained, moderately fertile soil in a full to mostly sunny position. Considered an excellent choice for Southern regions. I know for those of you who follow along with my YouTube channel, Fruit Talk! Adriano has over two hundred varieties of fig trees, one of the largest private collections in the world. It's possible tha GE Neri is an Italian fig and is still relatively new to the US. It is well suited to container culture. The florist grows its own fig trees on a farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Self pollinating and with a small but open eye. I've eaten them and I dream about what they tasted like on occasion. Additional Info: This fig is easily in my top 5 varieties. 4. C $20.80. The fruits are absolutely delicious. These two fall under this umbrella, but are actually quite different in flavor. Video 1 Video 2: A white (green) fig with dark red pulp. Red Lebanese Bekka Valley 27. The fruit has white flesh and an amber pulp with small seeds and excellent to fair flavor. 3. The plant itself is hardy down to zero degrees once well established. Why should I consider a fig like Black Madeira that in its own right is one of the best tasting figs that exists, but I may only get a handful per season at that oh so amazing flavor when I can get almost every fig off of the tree at that same level of quality from these two varieties. Drying starts at 6 days, which is unheard of. Jersey Fig 40. A good choice for the South as well. Definitely my best super early variety, but who knows? Item# 10856, An excellent fig for the western US, the Desert King Fig produces high quality, rich large breba figs with a white flecked, thin green skin and a strawberry flesh. It produces small to medium sized pear shaped violet to light violet fruit with red pulp and white to amber flesh. 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. This fig has a smooth texture and a sweet strawberry jam taste. The open eye of LSU Gold is typically filled with honeydew making it fairly resistant to souring and it is also split resistant. 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. This is a PRE-Sale so you can reserve the varieties you are interested in and are shipped starting first week of January yearly. They also have some of the best drying capabilities I have ever seen in a fig. Sicilian Black BC 37. If you've ever eaten one you know why it is also called the Honey or Sugar fig. The Olympian Fig was discovered in Olympia, Washington and is a choice variety for cool climates as well as warmer regions. Yes.. A must-have for any fig collector, Atreano is a robust, fast growing fig that produces tasty clusters of light green figs with a sweet, pink interior. Therefore you get more leaves and more figs per length of branch than just about every variety I've grown. Nerucciolo d'Elba - As I said it's even better on the drying capability scale than Verdino del Nord. Additional Info: This fig is easily in my top 5 varieties. In the Southern US it is known as the Lemon Fig and is popular in the Northwest and California for home orchards where it is known as White Marseille or Lattarula. Nero is known to produce a breba crop as well as the main crop. Maybe I am crazy because the fig almost never spoils or splits. Sicilian Dark 22. It is self-pollinating and is resistant to spoiling and splitting. The varieties are carefully maintained and catalogued to offer customers 50+ different types of plants. 5. Item# 11508, This compact growing dwarf fig tree is perfect for container culture or in gardens with limited space. Last year I would have said that these were at the number 2 spot and look how far they've fallen. A small white fig, very sweet. or even this blog were not caught by surprise, but many were, so I'm making this post to explain my thoughts on the new additions that have taken the spots of some that have been standards here for years like Smith or Azores Dark. People have put down the many Hardy Chicago types for years. Having experimented enough and with the drive of wanting my figs to rival those in California or another dry/warm place, I finally found two very special figs that can withstand almost anything here. I see no reason why it can't be my number 3 someday for it's spectacular flavor and high drying capabilities. Magnolia is considered a good choice for the drier portions of the South and Southwestern US. Little Miss Figgy produces medium sized purple to purple-brown fruit with a deep purple flesh. 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. Item# 1113. You never know with all of the huge genetic diversity of figs. This heirloom fig originates from the Becnel family nurseries in southeastern Louisiana. Good tree for growing in a pot. The flavor is also wildly different. The texture also forms a really pleasant thick gooey jam further along in the ripening period. Joe’s Jersey 26. Alma bears fruit at a young age. Barbillone A medium to large greenish violet fig, with very good quality with two crops. 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. Item# 11024, The GE Neri Fig produces exceptionally large purple skinned figs with sweet reddish flesh. It is known to produce a breba crop in mild climates and is a vigorous and productive tree. Italian Black ripens in mid-season but is also known to produce an early crop on old wood as well as a late crop on new wood in mild winter climates. Smith - As most of you probably know, Smith was my favorite fig at the end of 2019. The interior is almost never exposed to the outdoor conditions. Item# 355. Item# 3095. Item # 9498.   Sub-Total : Myself included. Rossi Dark 31. An excellent choice for the South as well as California. The interior is almost black with a complex berry flavor that does not disappoint. If my figs are ripening to perfection at a higher rate, that also means that the flavor is consistently high. Sao Miguel Roxo is believed to be the correct name for this fig. What I can say for sure is that it's not on under the Hardy Chicago umbrella like I had previously thought. Isn't that amazing? Developed by Dr. Ed O'Rourke at LSU for disease and nematode resistance as well as the hot and humid Southern climate, it produces a breba crop and a large main crop providing fruit over a long season. #'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. Insanity. It's also fig candy, but even more complex and super fruity in that state than the Caneva. I've tasted quite a few berry figs now with a much more complex berry flavor to them. It is known to fruit if frozen to the ground as well. 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. The dwarf habit makes it a good choice for container culture as well. shipping: + C $9.15 shipping "Violette de Bordeaux" Fig (Ficus carica) 1 TC Plant/Plug - 4-8 inches - Healthy. 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's just too humid here. Barbillone A medium to large greenish violet fig, with very good quality with two crops. Little Ruby produces a breba crop of medium sized sweet red figs with strawberry colored flesh. Very similar to Brown Turkey. Up close it may seem visually similar in leaf and in fruit, but I assure you that it's not in the same category. 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. They all ripen to perfection at an extremely high rate for this climate. It produces small to medium sized, dark purplish black, pear shaped to turbinate figs with a deep red pulp and amber flesh. Highly recommend and I'm very excited to see what new varieties can break into this top 8 in the future. It's actually quite different if you really know the details. Ok so I have been searching for as many Portuguese Fig Varieties as possible as I plan on Starting a Portuguese Collection. Item# 9917. There's a spectrum of drying and even shriveling capabilities as I like to call it. At least publicly it was. 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. Second only to Elba in terms of drying capabilities, but extremely flavorful. C $16.94. This enables them to ripen to perfection consistently. ... Bissiri Dark 1 ... White Azores … 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. Red to dark large fig with excellent flavor and high sugar content. 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 moonshine fig ,from Pico, Azores . I don't think so. 8. 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. 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# 350. © 2019 by Ross Raddi. Excellent fresh, dried, or preserved. Free shipping . Barnachotte A lemon yellow skin, very sweet high quality fig. Item # 832. This fig was made known to the fig collection community by a collector in Maryland who discovered some very old trees being grown by a Greek man who said that these figs were given to him by a friend from Madeira Portugal many years ago. Although not indestructible like 1&2, but simply amazing in quality the majority of the time. Danny’s Delight 39. Specifically Azores Dark and Malta Black. Images courtesy of Agristarts, Inc. Item# 11023. 1. / 591 ml. Good fresh or preserved. It has exceptional cold hardiness and is known to fruit in the same season even if frozen to the ground. Fig fruit quality suffers dramatically in high humidity. Sure.. Calimyrna is the standard commercial fig used for drying throughout the world, but would Calimyrna dry here in this humidity? The moonshine fig ,from Pico, Azores . Cold resistant and a good pot plant. Verdino del Nord and Elba are basically indestructible. Ischia Fig is a heavy producer of small to fairly large fruit that ripens to greenish yellow and has a rich flavor. Item # 921. 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. The trees grow to average size and are considered to be long lived and are highly productive producing large crops. 7. Maybe the size of the fig plays a part? The flesh is pink to amber and is very sweet with excellent flavor. These two fall under this umbrella, but are actually quite different in flavor. Something I've yet to taste in my own VdB types. 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. 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! The small eye makes it resistant to spoiling. Produces a good breba crop and is very productive and vigorous. Provide a well-drained soil and a full to mostly sunny location for the best results. It's better than any honey fig I've tasted, but the berry portion doesn't rank very high. Item# 9971. Brebas is large and juicy. Said to be ''The original Steel Magnolia"  !! Hence the reason people still refer to them as "Mt Etna" figs. The fruit ripens over a long season. This October at Mario's I tasted an unknown fig similar to Nero 600m that was dead ripe with a similar flavor. It is a vigorous tree that often bears a breba crop. Resistant to spoiling and splitting and good fresh, dried, or preserved. Isn't that amazing? Who even thought this would be possible? 21. Item# 10831. St Rita, 35. It was distributed by a grower who did not know the name as Azores Dark. Small productive and hardy trees for the home orchard. 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. Item# 11065. This was a chance seedling discovered in California in the 1920's. Introduced in 2014, the Olympian Fig produces truly huge purple skinned fruit with a very sweet red to purple flesh. The rich sweet flesh is dark strawberry to purplish red and are excellent fresh or dried and likely preserved as well.