I have to make drastic cuts at some point, I do though want to give them a few years before I decide.
Taste is one factor productivity, ease of care, how pest resistant. Like I have one tomato plant that has a bad white fly infestation, and none of the others do, of course this fly magnet produces wonderful tomatoes, is productive. A dwarf tomato, it's a keeper.
Anyways thanks for your thoughts on RdB, it helps make a decision. Although all gardening is local Which is Farmer Fred's number one rule!
We had 1.2 inches of rain yesterday. I picked three figs off of RdB
The one on the far right is so ripe, it has mold on it. I see a slightly open eye, but no splitting.
Which one is the moldy one?
Taste is like I have said before. I don't have much of a palate when it comes to figs, they all seem pretty good, different. Sweet, a little dull compared to some fruits I eat. I have to eat more to appreciate them.
The one in the middle is the least ripe, and would split badly, if left to ripen to almost black. It has premature cracking. Somehow the other two came out fine? The unripe one has a melon taste. I associate that with unripe fruit. I have tasted that melon taste in others not ripe. I know some describe taste as melon, I mean unripe melon.
The black fig not cracked, and not moldy is how you want these. And no! I didn't taste the moldy one!