[NAFEX] Fig flavor

Anton Callaway marillen at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 5 16:08:14 EDT 2009


Thanks for the reminder, Lee...

The fig comments in my previous email were all from Zone 8 (Piedmont North Carolina) and all trees were in the ground.
Anton

-----Original Message-----
>From: Lee Reich <lreich at hvc.rr.com>
>Sent: Sep 5, 2009 10:58 AM
>To: Anton Callaway <marillen at earthlink.net>, North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Fig flavor
>
>I just had my first Kadota (potted, in greenhouse) and it was among  
>the best. The old standby, Brown Turkey (in the ground, in  
>greenhouse), is also always excellent, and Green Ischia (in the  
>ground, in greenhouse) is almost as good.
>
>By the way, it would be useful to indicate where you all grow whatever  
>plants you're writing about, and if, as in my case, it's in a  
>greenhouse, pot, etc. I'm in NY's Hudson Valley, Zone 5.
>
>
>Lee Reich, PhD
>http://www.leereich.com/
>http://leereich.blogspot.com/
>
>Books by Lee Reich:
>A Northeast Gardener's Year
>The Pruning Book
>Weedless Gardening
>Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
>Landscaping with Fruit
>
>On Sep 5, 2009, at 7:13 AM, Anton Callaway wrote:
>
>> 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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