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help me identify a fig tree?

Posted by ekillian 8 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 27, 13 at 23:39

Hi all,
My husband, son and I moved to the California desert (about an hour from Death Valley) six months ago and discovered we have a fig tree in our backyard. It's about 15 feet tall and ripening now (end of July). The figs are about 2-3 inches and yellow when ripe. The insides are a brownish color. Can anyone help me identify it? I'd greatly appreciate it!
(Here is my blog post with more photos, including the inside and leaves: https://happyliving.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/can-anyone-identify-this-fig-tree/)
Thanks, Erin


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RE: help me identify a fig tree?

I could very easily be wrong, but it looks like "Italian Honey". I bought one for DH many years ago, and the fruit looks like your pic. They are very sweet, with a honey-like secondary flavor. Not that he gets very many: the squirrels start eating them as soon as they just begin to turn color.


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RE: help me identify a fig tree?

Thanks for the post! I was wondering if it was a Italian honey based on photos I've seen. Appreciate it.


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RE: help me identify a fig tree?

Hello Erin,

If you need to be absolutely sure, you can post this topic under the "Name that plant" forum....


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RE: help me identify a fig tree?

  • Posted by mwheel East. WV-Z.6 (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 29, 13 at 7:22

Hi Erin, welcome to the Garden Party.

I don't have the faintest idea of what a ripe fig even looks like! This "city girl" would have thought maybe that was a picture of a baby yellow squash--which are very good, but prob. wouldn't compare to the deliciousness of a ripe fig.


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RE: help me identify a fig tree?

Look at Figs4Fun.com - lots of descriptions and photos of fruit & leaves.


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