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.

A few cuttings started.

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

Albacor Comuna

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

May be picking up some cuttings from a friend this week.

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

Alma

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

A cutting on order.

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

Archipel/Osborn Prolific

Goes by many different names, including Archipel.

A couple cuttings started.

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

Armenian

Those are some big figs!

A few cuttings started.

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

Atreano

A few cuttings started.

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

Banana

A couple cuttings started.

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

Battaglia Green

A unique Verte type. Have a couple cuttings started.

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

Beer’s Black

Possibly the same as Black Mission? Have a small plant in 1/2 gallon pot.

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

Black Bethlehem

A few cuttings started.

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

Black Madeira

A cutting on order.

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. I recently started a few more cuttings.

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

Blanche/Lattarula

Per Condit, Lattarula = Blanche.

I know, it looks very sad, but it’s already recovering from the shock of shipping and transplanting. Planted into a 1/2 gallon pot.

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

Blanche/Lemon

Per Condit, LemonBlanche

A couple cuttings started.

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

Bourjasotte Grise

Does not seem to be very well known, but those familiar, speak highly of it.

May be picking up some cuttings from a friend this week.

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

Brooklyn Dark (Sal’s)

Have a few cuttings started.

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

Brooklyn White

Have a couple cuttings started.

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

Brown Turkey (Southern?)

#1

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.

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

#2

I just planted this one this summer (2017). I started it 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.

#3

Have a few more cuttings started. Again, not sure of the specific variety.

Brunswick/Magnolia

I purchased this as one of its synonyms, “Magnolia”, and transplanted it into a 1/2 gallon pot.

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

Brunswick/Texas Everbearing

Purchased as a “Texas Everbearing” from Wellspring Gardens on 9/16/17 and transplanted it into a quart pot on 9/21/17. 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.

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 #2

Purchased a small plant and transplanted to a 1/2 gallon pot.

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

Chelsea Rd Unknown

Sucker cutting from very a large mature tree, about 15-20′ tall and about the same width. The tree had a “mound shape”. The figs were out of easy reach, but appeared to be about silver dollar sized, purplish-brown in color. I pulled a sucker, brought it home and stuck it in gallon pot. This may be a Celeste or similar variety, but since it seemed to grow so well in this area, I thought it worth procuring.

Chicago Hardy

In 1/2 gallon pot.

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

#2

Potted a few more cuttings.

Chico Strawberry

Also known as just Chico or Saratoga.

Have a few cuttings started.

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

Col de Dame Grise Not

More Info: OurFigs CDDG (Not) thread

2 cuttings on order.

 

 

Conadria

Have a couple cuttings started.

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

Deanna

May be picking up some cuttings from a friend this week.

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

De la Reina

May be picking up some cuttings from a friend this week.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: De la Reina

Desert King

1/2 gallon pot.

Another cutting on order.

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

Dr Gowaty

May be picking up some cuttings from a friend this week.

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

Emerald Strawberry

Have a couple cuttings potted.

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

Excel

Have a couple cuttings started.

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

Ficus Afghanistanica – Silver Lyre

This is not a carica fig, but unique silver leaves and some edible fruit.

Cutting on order.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Ficus Afghanistanica – Silver Lyre

Ficus Palmata

This is not a carica fig, but may be useful as rootstock. Just an experiment.

Couple cuttings planted.

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

Filacciano

Couple cuttings started.

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

Galicia Negra

May be picking up from a friend this week.

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

Galbun

A few cuttings started.

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

Ge Neri

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

1/2 gallon pot.

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

Golden Riverside

Cutting started.

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

Grantham’s Royal

A few cuttings started.

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

Green Jordan

A few cuttings started.

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

Hunt

A cutting on order.

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

Italian 258

Cold hardy and will ripen in cooler weather.

Cuttings en route from jkuo @ OurFigs.

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

Italian Black

A couple cuttings started.

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

Izbat an Naj

Pinnaple banana flavor.

Cuttings en route from jkuo @ OurFigs.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Izbat an Naj

Jurupa

A couple cuttings started.

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

Kadota #1

1/2 gallon pot.

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

Kadota #2

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.

Kathleen’s Black

A cutting on order.

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

Little Ruby

Planted in 1/2 gallon pot. This is my saddest fig tree, but it is recovering.

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.

Have a cutting started.

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

LSU Champagne aka Golden Celeste

Have a couple cuttings started.

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

LSU Gold

Have a couple cuttings started.

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

LSU Hollier

Have a couple cuttings started.

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

LSU Improved Celeste

Have a cutting started.

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

LSU O’Rourke (Improved Celeste?)

1 gallon pot.

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.

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

LSU Purple

#1

1/2 gallon pot.

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

#2

1/2 gallon pot.

#3

Started a few more cuttings.

LSU Red

Have a couple cuttings started.

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

LSU Scott’s Black

Have a few cuttings started.

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

LSU Scott’s Yellow

Have a couple cuttings started.

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

LSU Tiger

Have a couple cuttings started.

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

Macool

May be picking up some cuttings from a friend this week.

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

Malta Black

Have a few cuttings started.

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

Maltese Falcon

Cutting on order.

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

Mark Thomas Unknowns

I collected some cuttings from three tightly packed clumps of unknown figs. Two of the clumps looked identical, with a large quantity of figs. All ripe figs were being eaten by bugs. The ones just starting to get ripe didn’t have much flavor and kinda tough. The third clump appeared to have two different varieties of figs trees, but neither were producing, but took cuttings anyway. So I have numerous cuttings started in various pots. Mark vaguely recalls that these may be “White Figs”. I have about a dozen cuttings started, some seem to be taking off already.

May be able to use some of these as root stock.

Marseilles

1/2 gallon pot.

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

Marseilles Black VS

A pack of cuttings started.

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

 

Mary Lane Seedless

Have a couple cuttings started.

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

Mega Celeste

A couple of cuttings started.

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

Navid’s Dark Greek

Cutting on order.

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

Nebo

Ordered 1 cutting from BrooklynMatty @ OurFigs on 11/15/2017.

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

Negronne/Petite Aubique

Have a couple cuttings started.

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

Nero 600M

May be picking up from a friend this week.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Nero 600M

Nexoe

A pack of cuttings started.

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

Olympian

1/2 gallon pot.

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

Paradiso Genova

A few cuttings started.

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

Pastilière

A few cuttings started.

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

Peter’s Honey

A few cuttings started.

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

Ponte Tresa

May be picking up some cuttings from a friend this week.

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

Raspberry Latte

A few cuttings started.

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

Rob’s Genovese Nero

A couple cuttings on order.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Rob’s Genovese Nero

Ronde de Bordeaux

A few cuttings planted and a few more on order.

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

Saint Jean

A couple cuttings started.

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

Saint Rita

Cuttings en route from jkuo @ OurFigs.

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

Sal’s EL

Ordered 1 cutting.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Sal’s EL

Sefrawi

May pick up some cuttings from a friend this week.

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

Sheepshead Unknown

A cutting on order.

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

Sister Madeline’s Green Greek

Ordered 2 cuttings.

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

Sister Madeline’s Dark Italian

Ordered 1 cutting.

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

Sicilian White

1 cutting on order.

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

Smith

A couple cuttings started and another on order.

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

Stella/Dalmatie

A few cuttings started.

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

Takoma Violet

May be picking up some cuttings from a friend this week.

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

Texas Blue Giant

May be picking up some cuttings from a friend this week.

The Fig Variety Database details of this cultivar can be viewed here: Texas Blue Giant

Verte/Green Ischia

1/2 gallon pot and a few cuttings started.

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

Violette de Bordeaux

1/2 gallon pot and a few cuttings started.

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

Violet Sepor

Have a few cuttings started.

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

White Triana

A cutting on order.

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

Yatama Unknown

A couple cuttings potted.

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

Yellow Long Neck

1/2 gallon pot.

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

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