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New Varieties

Some new varieties ripening of late. From top to bottom: Negra D’Adge, GT-1, Siblawi, Pingo de Mel, Verdino del Nord, Sucrette, Pernette Noir, Negra D’Adge (again), Golden Riverside (278-128), GT-1 (again), Planera, Alvas Verdal, Madeleine Des Deux Saisons.

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Celeste, RdB, Scott’s Yellow

A few figs: 2 Celeste, 4 Ronde de Bordeaux, 1 Scott’s Yellow showing that light figs are typically bigger than dark figs. Celeste traces back to Malta, Ronde de Bordeaux to Bordeaux, France, and Scott’s Yellow to Louisiana State University’s fig propagation program.

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Haskap

Depending on the propagator or marketer, improved edible blue honeysuckle is called haskap or yezberry or honeyberry, etc. Haskap has a blueberry-grape or blueberry-raspberry flavor with an irregular shape. Haskap is highly nutritious, to say the least. Haskap is extremely hardy, including thriving in the Yukon. Ripens early summer. The varied shape of haskap can… Continue reading Haskap