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Figs - Black Mission or Brown Turkey?

Postby RodneyS » Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:40 pm

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Other than Fig Newtons, which probably have artificial Fig flavor, I haven't sampled them before. Which do you recommend for the yard?
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Re: Figs - Black Mission or Brown Turkey?

Postby Twan » Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:53 pm

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I prefer Brown Turkey figs because they are juicier, and bigger too. But that's my taste.

Re: Figs - Black Mission or Brown Turkey?

Postby Jason_AU » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:48 am

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Maybe it's just me, but aren't most of the white figs with amber/pink flesh superior in flavour to the darker skinned figs, overall in general?. That's what I think anyway, either way I think everyone that can possibly get them to ripen should have fig trees, you can just do so much with the fruit plus it's one of the best tasting fruits you can get. The tree is so versatile with what you can do with it, what size you want it etc. you can do anything to them

Re: Figs - Black Mission or Brown Turkey?

Postby pitangadiego » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:44 am

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Black Mission, Hands Down, No Contest. I have 800 varieties and wouldn't touch a Brown Turkey.

Re: Figs - Black Mission or Brown Turkey?

Postby DavidLJ48 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:34 am

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I have tried Brown Turkey and the Improved versions too, ok if you like a limpy insipid watery like fresh fig; Black Mission figs are much better. I guess we each have our own taste preferences, but I just don't like figs like Brown Turkey, I like ones with wow flavor and sweetness and not watery.

If you like the fig newton taste, I would go with Brown Celeste or etc Celeste variety. They are small, and don't have a long season here, but you pick them wen they are drooping; they taste like eating fig newton's, without the dough wrapping.

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Re: Figs - Black Mission or Brown Turkey?

Postby RobertS » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:43 pm

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I live close to the coast and I have a informal espaliered Brown Turkey fig against south face of garage and it fruits well for me but my blk. mission out in the orchard dosn't fruit good because of cool summers? I like both figs and their are hundreds of varieties and some do better in the hotter valleys. Pitangadiego is the expert fig grower so I would go with his advice!

Re: Figs - Black Mission or Brown Turkey?

Postby DavidLJ48 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:01 pm

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One of the better known Ware's, recommended for the cooler coastal area is the Desert King fig.
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Re: Figs - Black Mission or Brown Turkey?

Postby Tom » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:19 pm

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Black Mission. That and a Kadota are the most reliable backyard fig that I've grown by far.

Re: Figs - Black Mission or Brown Turkey?

Postby RodneyS » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:11 am

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Any thoughts on "Violette de Bordeaux"?


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