Coll de Dama Gegantina fig ripe from garage this past week, before the hard freezes hit and after a few days of shuffling into unseasonably warm air and sun. Very smooth berry flavor. Along with premier flavor, this fig shows the distinctive “lady’s neck” of its name.
a quick look at select fig varieties, A-Z Alma: A late ripening sugar-honey fig bred by Texas A&M University to excel in the climate of south and east Texas.
In ground Mt Etna bushes pumping out the figs in their fall color, mottled. Overnight rain seemed to help spur the fruiting after a dry stretch: One Mt Etna bush receiving only about 4 hours of direct sun, in cooler fall days and nights, is ripening all of its figs entirely green while remaining very… Continue reading Mt Etna Figs in Fall Color
Some figs take more effort than other figs to ripen well in short growing seasons, especially if they are of varieties that are inherently larger in size or later ripening. The reward is the interesting mix of flavor, color, size, texture… Below, surrounded by 8 Mt Etna figs are 6 other varieties, clockwise from 11:00:… Continue reading Figs on Trial: Preto, Sultane, Paradiso
Mt Etna fig bushes in ground are ripening figs or moving toward it. The figs begin to ripen in late August or early September and continue to ripen until frost, or somewhat after.
Every year I cut back a weed or tree or bush that pokes out a scraggly limb or two from near the corner garage wall through some landscape bushes. Last year the scraggly limb or two had become a dramatic dark leaf compliment to the light green landscape bushes near it, so even though it… Continue reading Peach Tree Surprise
Italian 376 fig, an Italian numbered fig variety, good production on a small tree, about a dozen figs on a two foot tall tree: