The Three Earlies

Ronde de Bordeaux, Improved Celeste, Florea.

Here these 3 figs tend to ripen about half a month before any other main crop variety. Each with excellent and differing flavor. (The fourth variety to ripen each year is usually Mt Etna, the most prolific, also with great flavor.)

First RdB picked a couple days ago was excellent berry sweet. Could have picked IC then but waited another day, and it was more plain sugar sweet. Florea now swelling and beginning to blush with color. Might have ripened already if not in a more shaded spot than the other two.

[Update: First Florea now ripe, very good sweet sugar-berry flavor. RdB, IC, and Florea first ripened this year on three successive days, July 27, 28, 29.]




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