I would like to make fig jam for myself.
Here in Canada we can buy commercial figs from California, Mexico and Brazil but transport make them quite expensive at about 1$ (sometimes $1.50) a piece and frankly coming from so far away they don’t taste very good, IMO. Huge carbon impact by the way. So buying 200 figs to make my own jam is out of the question. I have to grow them!
I bought many fig jams jars from abroad (Greece, Lebanon, France etc.) but was disappointed with their extreme added sugar content and little flesh.
I prefer dark skin figs with dark flesh (either black/brown/red). I prefer fig with thin “skin” and a lot of flesh. I don’t care if they are “petite” size cause “taste” is important to me…
I prefer varieties with only Breba and harvest time no later than late September to mid-october.
I could grow 12 trees from different varieties.
The fig trees are going to be grown in containers in my greenhouse and put in shed at 5 C (41 F) for winter.
Last but important question: should I concentrate on finding Canadian fig growers to buy cuttings from them or U.S. fig home growers could sell to me (snail mail or air mail) without going through Gov. regulations, export certificates and so on?
Thanks for your imput!