Progress Update of My Container Fig Tree

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baby fig main crop
main crop baby figs

Last time I blogged about the breba crop of my Black Mission fig tree. This summer it started to grow the main crop, promising much better tasting figs (or so I was told by people on the trusted gardenweb forum – I’m growing to like that forum, by the way, lots of good info and genuine folks who grow and love their plants).

This is my first fig tree, which I chose Black Mission variety due to its beautiful ornamental foliage and its “industry standard” quality of the fruit. So far, it is growing very healthy and producing as I would hope it to be. I am on a careful search to perhaps add another fig variety to my garden, my criteria for selection is:

  1. Taste quality – either a more crunchy texture (to offer something different than the current Black Mission) or some especially fine tasting flavor.
  2. Fruiting schedule (hopefully offset with the current Black Mission so that we will get fruits at different times of the year)
  3. Last but not least, the appearance of the leaves, is it a nice attractive looking plant?

What fig variety(ies) do you grow? and what suggestions do you have for me in regards to which variety to pick as my second fig tree?  I am trying hard not to let the fig bug gets to me, but have to admit these little trees are cute as heck, and the shiny delicious purple fruits are too pretty not to want more.

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