Get The Skinny on Fig Seasons

Hourglass and calendar

When researching suitable fig varieties, one of the most important criteria is the ripening season. This is especially true for growers in northern regions, where earlier fig varieties are critical.  But even for those located in warmer climates, with long growing seasons, knowing the season a variety ripens can be useful. Selecting varieties from across […]

JH Adriatic Fig Tasting

I forgot to mention in the video that this is its second season in ground, but it went in late last year. It died back to the ground over winter. This tree was started as a cutting from MountainFigs. JH Adriatic in the Fig Variety Database

Adriatic Fig Family in The Fig Variety Database

A little while back, my friend Ross Raddi over at posted a YouTube video entitled Adriatic Figs: What that Means. So this seems like a good opportunity to share a feature of the Fig Variety Database. If you will go to the Fig Variety Database, scroll down to the “Family” dropdown, select “Adriatic”, scroll […]

Use The Fig Variety Database to Avoid Buying the Same Variety

As a fig newbie, there was nothing more frustrating to me (other than killing cuttings) than to buy the same variety over and over again, only because of different names. This is what got me started building a spreadsheet to track all of the different varieties. Eventually, that spreadsheet became the initial basis for the […]

Alma Fig Tasting

This honey fig has potential. Alma in the Fig Variety Database

Principles for When to Pick Figs

See the video presentation at the bottom. Figs in This Video Teramo fig tasting Teramo in the Fig Variety Database Lattarula fig tasting Lattarula in the Fig Variety Database Little Ruby fig tasting Little Ruby in the Fig Variety Database Ronde de Bordeaux fig tasting Ronde de Bordeaux in the Fig Variety Database Olympian fig […]

Teramo Unknown (Nebo?) Fig Tasting

Ross over at suggested that the Teramo Unknown fig may be the same as the Nebo. Are they? Teramo Unknown in the Fig Variety Database Nebo in the Fig Variety Database Previous Nebo Fig Tasting