[NAFEX] Fig flavor

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 13:18:23 EDT 2009


I have  a bunch of Hardy Chicago but I'm not really a fan of the
fruit. They tend to be small & dry down to almost nothing.  At this
point my favorite figs are a  Condit introduction called Conardia.
Not sure if they are hardy to zone 7 tho.  They work great for me in
containers.

~mIEKAL

On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 11:43 AM, Robert Bruns<r.fred.bruns at gmail.com> wrote:
> I like Petite Negri (black) and St Anthony/Marseilles (yellow).  I rate them
> both a little bit better than Hardy Chicago.  I grow them in pots and take
> them indoors in the winter.
>
> Fred
>
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 10:46 AM, <Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov> wrote:
>>
>> I am enjoying figs from my Hardy Chicago tree for the first time. The
>> tree has been in the ground 3 years, and this is the first time it has
>> ripened fruit.
>>
>> I notice the flavor of the HC fig is more complex and richer than my
>> Brown Turkey and Celeste - my other 2 brown figs.  Do others agree?
>>
>> Up until this point, I thought of all my brown-colored figs as tasting
>> mostly the same, sweet, but rather bland, regardless of variety.
>>
>> Are there varieties that people think are really outstanding for flavor?
>>
>> Betsy Hilborn
>> 7a NC
>>
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