[NAFEX] Fig flavor

Anton Callaway marillen at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 5 07:13:55 EDT 2009

Desert King has consistently been tops for flavor in my family.

Atreano and Scott's Black also were received enthusiastically, though we haven't had an abundance of those.

-----Original Message-----
>From: Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov
>Sent: Sep 3, 2009 10:46 AM
>To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: [NAFEX] Fig flavor
>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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