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First Lattarula figs of the season
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sweepbjames
NE Portland, OR Cully Neighborhood
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July 12, 2021 - 11:13 pm

The Breda sets are getting ripe, I’m ready and willing. 
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John S
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July 13, 2021 - 1:12 pm

They look good.  The Desert Kings will be coming in soon. I chopped half of my tree last year after breba harvest, so it will be interesting this year to do the same and see if it stays small.  How big does your Lattarula want to get? I know it is one of the most recommended varieties for the PNW.

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sweepbjames
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July 14, 2021 - 12:51 am

It’s vigorous here. It is the more vigorous of the collection at the, now, Home Orchard Education Center (old HOS arboretum). Though, I don’t know the sequence of planting there, maybe 37 years ago. And it is the more southernly planted of three (two desert kings (dks) and this latterula) in close proximity, I’d suspect it had a head start and provided shade to the dks’. It is the monster there, but I’ve also seen dks that, unchecked could only be picked from 2nd floor deck, and brown turkeys that have also been given up on.… too tall to give any serious competition to birds and squirrels.

Definitely transitioning to pruning strategies well illustrated here,  in your posting about 4 months ago, John, titled: keeping desert king small enough. And a parallel/complimentary discussion shepherded by Viron, titled: Verns brown turkey pruning.

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July 14, 2021 - 3:11 pm

Thanks for sharing.  I'll pay more attention to mine.  I have a small, young one, that maybe has 10 figs on it.

Negronne or Violette de Bordeaux of mine is starting to get color, but still hard.  I have 1 fig on my Stella for the first time after several years.

Desert King doesn't change much until right before softening.

Brunswicks? are sizing up, but some got sun damaged.

My other fig trees are yound, and mostly ones that are supposed to have an early main crop, instead of brebas like the ones above.

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DanielW
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August 1, 2021 - 9:19 pm

My Lattarula, Desert King, and Sicilian White are all bearing.  Their timing is about the same as Shiro plum.  I made lots of jam.  I used the recipe on the "Low or No Sugar Added" pectin package.  Fig jam gels pretty firm and is very sweet.

Lattarula figs

fig jam

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jafar
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August 4, 2021 - 7:38 pm

My Desert King are not ripening well this year.  They are turning yellow before getting soft, and dropping some leaves.  Generally not happy.  2 Violette de Bordeaux trees just next to it are doing much better.

Got my first Lattarula off of the tree that was giving to me a couple of years ago.  Was that from you Daniel?  Thank you.

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John S
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August 7, 2021 - 7:53 pm

We are nearing the end of our Desert King harvest. Soon, I plan on chopping the other half of the tree, to see if it stays small, like Rick SHory's post said it would.

I am actually kind of excited about it.

John S
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Dubyadee
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August 25, 2021 - 8:25 pm

I was away during peak ripening and came home to overripe Desert King figs. I picked four gallons and started dehydrating them. They are so syrupy that they turned out like fruit leather. 60122756-2151-4688-AD92-C62B6553DD72.jpeg

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