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Ripe figs in Germany in May
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:09:25 PM »
Hi,
due to the mild winter now we have a lot of out of season fruit here in zone 7-8 in Germany. But what blew my mind were the ( not very good) ripe figs on two trees in mid May.
https://youtu.be/Nkqj7hXodg4
 Here the fig season does not start before August in normal years.


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Re: Ripe figs in Germany in May
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 11:40:12 PM »
Interesting! Does the variety have anything to do with it? Do you know the name of this one? Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Ripe figs in Germany in May
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 02:48:33 AM »
Hard to say. Could have been a Pfälzer Fruchtfeige, Bananenfeige or Brown turkey. Fruit were not too well developed or sweet. Both trees with fruit grow at a south facing wall. All other trees i checked have either only big unripe fruit or a few "ripe" but abortive fruit.

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Re: Ripe figs in Germany in May
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 07:51:21 AM »
The sun/heat is important for flavor to develop. There are figs that have
two crops a year if grown in warmer areas. The second crop always tastes
better. You might consider removing the first crop to make way for the good
summer crop?

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Re: Ripe figs in Germany in May
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 04:38:39 AM »
Here in Germany the first summer crop is bigger and tastes better. Then, starting in October there is a second crop. By end November the new fruit are of inferior quality, just like those early fruit i discovered.

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Re: Ripe figs in Germany in May
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 05:49:40 PM »
Some here. I think it's brown turkey, they make early fruits, especially under heat. other figs don't behave like this.

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Re: Ripe figs in Germany in May
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2019, 11:59:53 PM »
In areas with short growing seasons, it's best to focus on the breba crops.  They'll get enough sun to ripen and develop a lot of sugars while the main crop, pushing into the late Fall/Winter months will not get enough sun to ripen properly. 
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Re: Ripe figs in Germany in May
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2019, 05:12:06 AM »
Yes, most people around here do not harvest the late figs. Many do not even know they are edible, even the good ones.

 

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