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Need help naming my fig tree :-)

Posted by AnaCosta none (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 15, 13 at 14:43

Hi guys,

I just bought a fig tree and realised that knowing its type might be quite important if I want ripe figs.

Do any of you know which one it is? Figs are green when ripe (see photo).

Thanks in advance!

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RE: Need help naming my fig tree :-)

Another photo of the leaves

RE: Need help naming my fig tree :-)

Op is in Portugal.

Here is a link that might be useful: Portuguese-fig-varieties

This post was edited by saltcedar on Tue, Oct 15, 13 at 15:12

RE: Need help naming my fig tree :-)

You might also ask on GW's Fig forum.

RE: Need help naming my fig tree :-)

Thanks saltcedar, I have been investigating some of those names. Some look so similar or practically the same, but at least I can narrow it down from there.

Thanks missingtheobvious, I have been kind of spamming the fig forum today, and hopefully someone will see it :-)

This post was edited by AnaCosta on Wed, Oct 16, 13 at 5:46

RE: Need help naming my fig tree :-)

One more!

RE: Need help naming my fig tree :-)

The one ripe fig I had didn't look so good. It was way too milky to be good, it didn't smell like anything, the taste was over-ripe, and there was something white, resembling a fungus in the center of it.

Either way, I'm adding a photo here in case it helps

RE: Need help naming my fig tree :-)

in my world of collecting .... i like to say ...

a hundred dollar plant.. without a name tag.. is a 5 dollar plant ...

i doubt you will ever get a 100% answer on what fig this is ...

for all you know... it was seed grown to start with.. which would mean.. to me.. it has no name..its a no name seedling ...which means the resultant fruit may or may not be of high quality ....

why doesnt your seller know ??


RE: Need help naming my fig tree :-)

Hi Ken,

My fig tree was actually really cheap, might explain a few things eh? It cost me 15 euros.

I have no clue as to why they don't, all I got from them was that they didn't know.

I am giving my tree the benefit of the doubt as when I bought her she was planted in peat.

I don't know if this is bad, but I am presuming that a young tree that is about 1,40m tall shouldn't be growing in a tiny peat vase. Hopefully this is why the fruit was so crappy? She does look pretty healthy though, nice and strong, no damage, new leaves growing from several places.

Do you think that she will forever be a crappy fig maker because of bad genetics?

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