James Spearman of Greenfin has cuttings for (Removed Word).... many people buy to expand their collections. But after noticing the color of Rossís Smith fig either he colorizes the pictures or its a different fig! Rossís Smith fig is lime green on the outer skin.... Will the real Smith fig please stand up!
PS (sorry moderators!)
we cannot be jumping or making a conclusion without knowing the facts.
We know for a fact that there are at least 3 different varieties of the Smith fig tree with a possibility of four. I have posted here on Southern figs along with photos of the leaves to show the difference.
LSU has created their own version from the original Smith that was given to him by the Bencel Family. This was verified by the great great grandson of the family that is now running the family business.
Texas A&M was also involved in breeding the Smith fig.
Now Ross depending on what time of the year it is grows in a greenhouse which you will get different colorations of the green skin on figs. And he also grows in containers with his limited growing season. So you will get different shades of green depending on your growing zones and conditions and whether you grow in a greenhouse.
But if we were talking about the golden Celeste which many other reliable sources as they advertise or claim they are advertise the golden Celeste a green skin variety with red pulp.
Which clearly goes against the trees pedigree which is on file stating it is a yellow skin variety with yellow pulp. So the only way to actually change the inside color from yellow to Red would be through pollination which would happen on the west coast in California not on the east coast and Midwest we don't have the wasp so it can't be pollinated to change the color of the pulp.
The other fact is all yellow figs are green until they ripen a yellow skin fig is not green when it ripes