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Variety
Danny's Delight
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Dannys Delight

Description

Robert Harper in Connecticut: As the story goes, a plant seller purchased 100 rooted wholesale plants from Hartmann’s Plant Company, in Michigan, sometime around 2004. They then repackaged the plants and sold them to different fig collectors, and retail nurseries under the same cultivar name of, Danny’s Delight. But, apparently not all of the 100 rooted cuttings were the same cultivar. A lot of growers who purchased the rooted cuttings complained about the fig being a shy bearer. Some growers also complained about the fig not being the same color of the fig that Hartmann called Danny’s Delight. But, some collectors thought their Danny’s Delight produced very good figs. This was very confusing to us. But, we still wanted it because it was discovered growing in a Michigan zone 5b/6a location. So, we contacted collectors who had plants of what they thought was the correct cultivar, and tested them here. Then we had a well known fig collector who was good at identifying unknown cultivars, look at the pictures we sent to him. He confirmed that we indeed had the cultivar that Hartmann once sold as, “Danny’s Delight”. For us, it has been an outstanding tasting/performing fig. Even though 2012 was a year with a lot of soil moisture, it was our taste test winner for the 2012 season. Having extra moisture in the soil, does not seem to affect the fruit flavor. Plus, it has the ability to handle rain while it is ripening without splitting. It was our earliest fig to ripen in 2012. Could be cold hardy from around minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit to around minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit. It seems to be able to handle more soil moisture then most.  Plus, it is very prolific at an early age. In 2012, it ripened it’s figs about 4 days earlier then Marseilles Black VS. Our selection is a heavy bearing fig. It produced 80 fruit on a four foot tall, three year old bush, in 2012, and produced around 150 main crop figs, in 2013. We think ours is the true Danny’s Delight. Zone 5b/6a???

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Family
Mt Etna
Type
Common
Collection
Non-Carica
Availability
Beginner
Average

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Main Crop

Main Season
Main Yield
Excellent
Main GDD
Main Ripen Days
75
Main Crop Flavors
Berry, Fruity
Main Additional Flavors
Mulberry, Pomegranate
Main Fruit Size
Main Seed Crunch
Main Skin Thickness
Main Eye
Closed
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Split Resistance
Excellent
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Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Breba
Yes
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Breba GDD
Breba Flavor (Difference from Main)
Breba Ripening Days
Breba Fruit Size
Breba Seed Crunch
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Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
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Climate

Vigor
Average
Cold Hardiness
High
Zone
5+
FMV Resistance
High
RKN Resistance
Average
Container Adaptable
Excellent
Rooting Ease
Excellent
Produces After Die-back
Average
Rain Tolerance
Excellent

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