Show Off Your Figs "This year Harvest"


#1

Please post your ripe figs pictures and Variety name with date of harvest your zone and location. This way we will have some ideas about when a particular fig is ripening.

Troiano Calabrese 07-03-2019 Breba Zone 7A Ellicott City Maryland

Faliciano 07-06-2019 Breba Zone 7A Ellicott City Maryland

Faliciano 07-06-2019 Breba Zone 7A Ellicott City Maryland

Red Labanese (Bass) 07-10-2019 Breba Zone 7A Ellicott City Maryland

Malta Black 07-14-2019 Breba Zone 7A . Ellicott City Maryland

U Spadafora Dark 07-14-2019 Breba Zone 7A Ellicott City Maryland


#2

Please include location because zones vary a lot in humidity, length of season, high temperatures, etc.


#3

Just edited and updated mine but some people may not be comfortable to share their location.


#4

@Naeem
Certainly everyone could supply their region.


#5

It looks like some of yours might be in pots. If so, did they get a head start inside or were they kept dormant all winter?


#6

Yes all of my figs in pots. No head start inside and yes stayed dormant all winter but I have put these outside exactly on March 22nd this year and these are at least about two weeks ahead from last year.
I have documented whole process in my other post please check link below and read March 23rd 2019 post.


#7

Florea main crop 07-27-2019

Florea 07-27-2019 main Crop Zone 7A Ellicott City Maryland

Florea 07-27-2019 main Crop Zone 7A Ellicott City Maryland


#8

Qalaat Al Maadiq very good tasting big sweet fig main crop.

Qalaat Al Maadiq 08-1-2019 main Crop Zone 7A Ellicott City Maryland

Qalaat Al Maadiq 08-1-2019 main Crop Zone 7A Ellicott City Maryland

Qalaat Al Maadiq 08-1-2019 main Crop Zone 7A Ellicott City Maryland


#9

Letizia 8-4-19, main crop, Zone 6b, Ottawa, Kentucky

This is the second main crop fig of the season. First ripened on 7-31-19, also Letizia. Letizia now lives in ground but set these figs when still in a pot. First overwintered in-ground to ripen will be Improved Celeste; two or three should be ready tomorrow. One is also swelling on in-ground Hardy Chicago right now. Not much in the way of brebas here, save one from Papa John a couple of weeks ago. I nearly overlooked it: it was about the size of a nickel!


#10

Florea is kicking them out, ants can’t even keep up with them. Expecting to begin dehydrating next week. Along with one Tatnall (Sicilian) Red breba.


#11

@ JeremiahT and @ hoosierbanana Looking very good, delicious and yummy.


#12

August is the fig month at my place. Some varieties start ripening main crop in the last week of July and some continue producing into the fall, but the peak is August. Figs from multiple varieties collected each morning.


#13

Improved Celeste 8-6-19, main crop, Zone 6b, Ottawa, Kentucky

First main crop fig from an overwintered in-ground. Two larger ones were almost ready, but need to hang for another day. Tender and sugar-sweet. I want some more!


#14

I agree with you and must have for all zones. Improved Celeste is very underrated fig due to easy availability. My last year harvest in August was sweeter then sugar.


#15

Ronde de Bordeaux (RDB) 08-06-2019 Main Crop Zone 7A Ellicott City Maryland


#16

Lyndhurst White Breba


#17

I’ve been struggling with fig quality. Too much water or too little. Some pots not draining well enough. But still some good ones.


#18

Wow! What are the best tasting ones?


#19

Is the large yellow is Robert Golden Rainbow? Taste? Is it worth the hype. I got one graft and one rooted but no fruit yet. Maybe next year.


#20

I’ve got an issue there. I can’t eat that much fruit because of digestion issues. And there are so many to taste and they vary a lot depending on conditions. But it’s hard to beat Black Madeira, Craven’s Craving, Maltese Beauty, or I-258. But many of the new ones I have are just as good or better depending on the day.

Yes that is Robert’s Golden Rainbow. Those are the first fruits I’ve eaten and I think over watered. The interior had a unique taste that I really liked. I’m going to try to draw the water down for some of the later ones. It’s very vigorous but sets like crazy. This is a graft done in March or April. Set on the first node from the graft and every node after…!!