« Last post by opiem10 on September 24, 2021, 10:18:01 AM »
In the spring, I acquired a small Bass' Favorite Fig (or BFF) plant. I had no expectations of getting ripe fruit this year. But to my surprise, I think I will get a handful to try before the weather here gets too cold. Here is a picture of my first ripe BFF fig. This was picked after another night of heavy rain. The flavor may have been watered down because of our recent wet weather but for a tree less than one year old, it has real potential. And the tree seems to put out a good number of figs!
An even bigger surprise for me was an UNK Italian fig I grew from cuttings about 2 years ago. It went by the name "Da Vinci Code" as the mother tree is currently growing on the land where Leonardo Da Vinci grew up. This green fig with medium red pulp was a flavor powerhouse, and had a sugary taste that lingered on the palate. The tree is not the most aggressive grower but I will surely be trying to clone this one. If the first Da Vinci Code fig was this good after a period of wet weather and on a young tree, I can only imagine how it will taste in a few years after the tree matures a bit. Sorry, but I did not take pictures of this variety as I was expecting a very watered down fig. But, I hope to do so if another fig ripens.