My Current Fig Varieties

For the story as to how I got started collecting fig trees, see How I Caught the Fig Bug.

Here are my current fig varieties, in alphabetical order:

Adriatic JH

The consensus is that it is a superb fig to have in one’s orchard. A premium fig.

Should do well in-ground in my region.

A few small potted trees.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Adriatic JH

Alma

A quality, cold hardy fig that is well-adapted to the south.

Small potted tree.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Alma

Archipel (Osborn Prolific)

Purchased as Osborn Prolific.

Should do well in-ground in my zone.

A small potted tree.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Archipel

Battaglia Green

A unique Verte type. Have a couple small potted trees.

Tends to do well in my zone.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Battaglia Green

Black Madeira

The “king of figs”, but will need winter protection.

A couple cuttings started.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Black Madeira

Black Mission

I don’t recall the details of this purchase, but grew it in a 3 gallon pot for awhile until I had a place to plant it. I finally planted this in ground in the spring of 2016. It struggled through the 2016 drought, but now seems to enjoy its location. It receives full sun throughout the majority of the day, but not currently producing figs. I’ve taken numerous cuttings from suckers and successfully grown them into small trees that have been shared with friends and neighbors.

Some say this will do fine in-ground in my zone. Others dispute this.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Black Mission

Black Mission or Violet de Bordeaux (Beer’s Black)

I purchased this as a Beer’s Black, which can be an AKA for either Black Mission or Violet de Bordeaux.

Have a small plant in a 1 gallon pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Black Mission Beer’s Black Variant Info

Blanche (Lattarula/Italian Honey)

Purchased as Lattarula cutting. Now a small potted tree.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Blanche

Brooklyn Dark (Sal’s)

A cold hardy fig, so should do fine in-ground here. Purchased as a cutting. Now in a 3g pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Brooklyn Dark

Brooklyn White

A cold hardy fig, so should do fine in-ground here.

Purchased cuttings, now in pots.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Brooklyn White

Brown Turkey (Southern?)

I planted this one in ground in the spring of 2016. We were still in a three year drought last summer and this location only gets morning sun. In addition, the soil is just horrible here. It’s recovered well this year, but still no figs.

Apparently, there are four to five primary varieties of Brown Turkey. I can only assume that this is the Southern Brown Turkey variety, since that is what is commonly grown is this region.

I just planted another in ground, which was started from a sucker from the above Brown Turkey last year. It already appears that it will overtake it’s elder. The soil is much better and receives full sun all day.

I also have a few more cuttings started. Again, not sure of the specific variety.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Brown Turkey

Brunswick (Magnolia)

I purchased a tiny tree as one of its synonyms, “Magnolia”, and now in a 3 gallon pot.

Should do fine in-ground in my area.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Brunswick

Brunswick (Texas Everbearing)

Purchased as a small “Texas Everbearing” from Wellspring Gardens. Now in a 3g pot.

Supposedly, “Texas Everbearing” is a synonym for European Brown Turkey or Brunswick. Wellspring indicates that this fig is different from Brown Turkey, but which “Brown Turkey”? Maybe it is actually a Brunswick.

Should do fine in-ground in my area.

More research is in order.

Celeste (Wal-Mart Unknown)

Not knowing anything about fig trees, the first one I purchased was merely an unknown variety from the local Wal-Mart in central Alabama. It is currently my only producing fig tree, planted in a RR tie raised bed. When originally planted, it received full sun for almost the entire day. But our house needed some shading, so I planted a fast growing tree in front of it. It still gets full sun in the morning and a little in the evening. The main trunk has some severe damage (freezing?). I may cut it back and just let one of the suckers take over.

After a little more experience with figs, I’m guessing that this is actually a Celeste. So, that’s what I’m going to call it until I have a reason to believe otherwise.

Celeste

Purchased a small 4″ plant from Edible Landscaping. Now in ground.

Celeste do great in-ground in my area.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Celeste

Chicago Hardy

Purchased a small tree from Wellspring Gardens. Now in ground.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Chicago Hardy

Col de Dame Grise NOT

More Info: OurFigs CDDG (Not) thread

A few small trees in pots.

 

 

Desert King

A small tree in a one gallon pot.

Should do well in-ground here.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Desert King

El Molino

May require wasps. Two cuttings now up potted to pots.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: El Molino

Emerald Strawberry

Unsure of its cold hardiness, but I’ll give it a try.

A small tree in a 1 gallon pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Emerald Strawberry

Galicia Negra

Known to be hardy in 7b.

Picked up a few cuttings from a friend and have them started. Now flourishing in 1/2 gallon pots.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Galicia Negra

Ge Neri

Apparently, this is a fairly new variety. There isn’t much info available for it. It is supposed to produce some exceptionally large figs. Maybe this is just marketing hype. Time will tell.

Should by hardy in my zone.

Now in a 2 gallon pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Ge Neri

Grantham’s Royal

Only a breba crop in my area and may be too cold here.

A cutting started.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Grantham’s Royal

Green Jordan

Unsure of cold hardiness, but going to give it a try.

A few small trees in pots.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Green Jordan

Italian 258

A couple cuttings started.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Italian 258

Kadota

I bought this at Lowe’s on 10/20/17. It was a little pricey ($60), but seemed like a healthy fig tree. Original nursery is Monrovia. I planted it in ground on 10/22/17. Maybe a little late in the year, but it should do OK. Have a few more small trees in pots I started from cuttings from this tree.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Kadota

Little Ruby

A dwarf fig. Cold hardy in my zone.

Thriving in a 3 gallon pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Little Ruby

Longue d’Août

This one intrigued me, somewhat, cuz it’s a little different. Purchased as a “Nordland/Niagra Black”.  Should do OK in my region.

Started from a cutting and now in a 3 gallon pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Longue d’Août

LSU O’Rourke (Improved Celeste?)

Should do OK in my region.

According to Charlie Johnson with the LSU AgCenter, Improved Celeste is what they call O’Rourke. Or maybe not. There seems to be some debate on this.

Have one planted in ground and a couple more in small pots.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: LSU O’Rourke

LSU Purple

Should do OK in my region.

Have one in ground and a couple more in pots.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: LSU Purple

LSU Red

Should do OK in my region.

Have a small tree in a pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: LSU Red

LSU Scott’s Black

Is Scott’s Black the same as LSU Black? Some sources indicate cold hardiness to only 8b. Others state zone 7. Time will tell.

Have a couple small trees in pots.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: LSU Scott’s Black

Maltese Falcon

Unsure of cold hardiness.

A small tree in a 3 gallon pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Maltese Falcon

Marseilles

Should do OK in my area.

Planted in ground.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Marseilles

Mary Lane Seedless

May do OK in my area.

Have a small tree in a pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Mary Lane Seedless

Mega Celeste

May do OK in my region.

Have a small tree in a pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Mega Celeste

Navid’s Dark Greek

Unknown cold hardiness.

Have a small tree in a 2g pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Navid’s Dark Greek

Nebo

Cold hardiness unknown.

Have a couple small trees in 2 gallon pots.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Nebo

Nexoe

Cold hardiness unknown.

Have a couple small trees in pots.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Nexoe

Olympian

Cold hardy. Should do well in my area.

A small tree in a 3 gallon pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Olympian

Panachée

A cutting started.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Panachée

Paradiso Genova

May do well in my zone.

A few small trees in pots.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Paradiso Genova

Pastilière

Cold hardiness unknown.

A small tree in a pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Pastilière

Peter’s Honey

Should do OK in my zone.

A small tree in a pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Peter’s Honey

Raspberry Latte

May not be cold hardy and takes awhile to produce.

A few cuttings started.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Raspberry Latte

Ronde de Bordeaux

Should do well in my zone.

A few cuttings growing well in 1/2 gallon pots.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Ronde de Bordeaux

Saint Jean

Unknown cold hardiness.

Have a cutting rooted in a 1/2 gallon pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Saint Jean

Sheepshead Unknown

Will prolly do fine in my area.

A small tree in a pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Sheepshead Unknown

Sister Madeline’s Green Greek

Cold hardiness unknown.

Cuttings started.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Sister Madeline’s Green Greek

Strawberry Verte

Should do OK in my zone.

A few cuttings started and doing well in 1/2 gallon pots.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Strawberry Verte

Verte/Green Ischia

Should do OK in my zone.

Have a few small trees in pots

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Verte

Violette de Bordeaux

Should do well in my region.

Planted in ground.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Violette de Bordeaux

Violet Sepor

Cold hardiness unknown.

Have a few small trees in pots.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Violet Sepor

White Triana

Cold hardiness unknown.

Have a small tree in a 3 gallon pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: White Triana

Yatama Unknown

Cold hardiness unknown.

Have a small tree in a 3 gallon pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Yatama Unknown

Yellow Long Neck

May be marginal in my zone.

Have a small tree in a pot.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Yellow Long Neck

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