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:
This summer here an Atreano fig bush in ground has well over 100 feet of trunk and limb but only one fig fruit – probably because it gets only about 4 hours of direct sun and was totally topkilled by winter. However, the limited light and total topkill does not prevent similarly situated Mt Etna fig… Continue reading Inherent Capability of Fig Varieties
First in ground figs of the season ripening now. Mt Etna variety, Hardy Chicago:
Osborn Prolific fig, also known as Rust fig, has a sweet caramel flavor. Has somewhat similar features as Improved Celeste while being somewhat larger and later ripening. Osborn Prolific has been found to be genetically similar to figs from Turkmenistan, a group of figs that “may represent non-Mediterranean type wild figs found in the Hyrcanic… Continue reading Osborn Prolific