FIGAHOLICS

Fig varieties (cuttings offered January 31, 2017 - March 19, 2017)

We are finished selling cuttings for 2017.  We plan to offer cuttings again in late January 2018.

Below is a list of varieties we offered in early 2017 along with brief descriptions and links to photos on our Figaholics Facebook page.  Many of these varieties will be offered again in January 2018, though some will not.  And we expect to offer some other varieties in early 2018 for the first time if our trees grow well and we get good fruit from these newer trees.

We strongly encourage you to follow our Facebook Page to check for updates as we offer some potted trees for sale (U.S. sales only) and begin pruning next winter.

Thanks again for your interest and support!

 

Variety

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Description  
Abebereira Facebook Photo Dark from from Madeira, Portugal  
Achaiko Tragano Facebook Photo A Greek variety that produced fruit for us in 2016 that was very sweet with a nice mild flavor.  Fruit was small but expected to be larger in the future.  Our tree has been grown vigorously.  
Adriatic JH Photo not available. Green fig reported to be of very high quality.  Our tree has grown well but did not produce mature fruits for us yet.  
Albacor Comuna Photo not available.Spanish variety that is new and has grown well for us but has not fruited yet.  This variety produces long black figs with medium red pulp, described as being very sweet and juicy, producing breba and main crops.  
Albacor de Molla Blanca Facebook Photo Spanish variety that is new and has grown well for us but has not fruited yet.  This variety produces elongated black fruits with light red pulp that are very sweet and tasty, producing breba and main crops.  
Atreano Facebook Photo Medium sized fig with a sweet mild flavor  
Aubique Petite Facebook Photo French variety producing small but sweet and tasty fruits  
Bakio Facebook Photo Variety which originated from Spain, producing small sweet fruits with a mild flavor  
Baleares Plot 3 Facebook Photo Introduced from a French collection.  Tree was very productive producing medium to large fruits of okay quality.  Quality should improve as tree gets older.  
Barada Facebook Photo Introduced by Trees of Joy, originally from Syria.  Fruits are small honey-type and very sweet and tasty.  Our tree is young and has grown well but has not fruited yet.  Produces attractive elongated leaves with serrated edges.  
Barnasotti Photo not available. Our young tree has grown well but has produced ripe fruit yet  
Bealle Facebook Photo Large productive fig with sweet mild flavor  
Bebera Branca Facebook Photo Very productive variety originally from Portugal.  Produces large fruits that are sweet to very sweet with a nice complex flavor.  Fruits are attractive with different shades of green and purple.  
Black Bethlehem Facebook Photo Introduced by Trees of Joy.  Original tree discovered in the town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is an area traditionally inhabited by Greek immigrants so this is believed to be of Greek origin.  Tree is productive and fruits are small but sweet and very good flavor.  
Black Greek
  (Marius version)
Facebook Photo Unknown black fig introduced by a fig collector named Marius.  Fig originated from the island of Chios.  Fruits are small but sweet and have an excellent flavor.  
Black Madeira

 

Black Madeira is a great fig a fig brought to California by immigrants from the island of Madeira, Portugal over 50 years ago.  We believe it to be the same as a fig known by the name of Figo Preto and it is probably also the same as a fig known in some parts of Portugal by the name of Violeta.  This tree grows more slowly than many varieties and it can also be more difficult to root.  We've experimented grafting Black Madeira onto other vigorous varieties such as Brown Turkey and highly recommend this method.  The fruits of Black Madeira are considered by many to be among the best.  They have are sweet and rich flavor and jammy texture.  Fruit size is typically medium.  For people in cooler climates it may be difficult to obtain ripe fruit without the benefit of keeping the tree in a greenhouse or other controlled environment to give the trees an early start in the spring.  Produces main crop fruits, pollination not required.  
Black Mission Facebook Photo Popular commercial variety in California introduced by Spanish missionaries  
Black Provence Facebook Photo #1
Facebook Photo #2
Black French fig of medium size and nice flavor.  Leaves have reddish petioles and this variety has sometimes mistakenly been said to be a synonym for Ischia Black.  Early fruits had a light amber pulp which is typical for this variety.  Later fruits were red and probably the result of being pollinated (though pollination is not required for this common type fig).  
Blanche de Turqie Facebook Photo Productive fig that reportedly came from a French collection with apparent origins from Turkey. Fruits are medium to large in size with mild flavor.  Later fruits had nicer flavor.  
Blava (Campenera) Facebook Photo New variety for us that originates from Spain.  The photos shared by Mr. Pons of this variety looks better than the one fruit we picked in 2015 but the flavor of our fruit was still sweet with a pretty good taste.  
Blaveta (Campos) Facebook Photo Fruits were small but sweet with good flavor.  Fruit in photo was slightly over-ripe.  
Bombarral Photo not available. New variety introduced my a Portuguese immigrant, fig originated from north of Lisbon.  Fruit are light colored.  I believe we picked some fruit in 2015 but apparently did not take photographs.  
Borda Barrquer Facebook Photo Spanish variety that produces small fruits that are very sweet and flavorful.  The one fruit we picked from our young tree was discovered a bit late but was very good.  
Bordissot Blanca Rimada Facebook Photo This variety is reported by Mr. Pons to be a synonym to Panache (see description below).  The trees and fruit also appear to be the same for us but some growers insist that they are different.  
Bordissot Rossa Facebook Photo This Spanish variety has been a very vigorous grower for us but was slow to produce fruit, although that is partly due to pruning our tree heavily for cuttings.  The fruit had moderate sweetness with rich flavor and nice acid balance.  
Bordissot Blanca Negra Photo not available. Spanish variety which is fairly new for us and has grown well but has not yet fruited for us.  The fruits are described as having black skin and medium red pulp and being very sweet and tasty.  
Bourjasotte Grise Facebook Photo French variety that has been very productive with medium to large size fruits of excellent quality, sweet and rich flavored.  
Brooklyn White Facebook Photo This fig was discovered in Brooklyn New York and introduced by Trees of Joy.  It is productive, with large sweet fruit and is cold hardy.  
Calvert Facebook Photo This variety has grown well for us but was slow to produce ripe fruits.  2015 was it's third growing season for us and it produced quite a few figs of small size but very good quality with very dark red/burgundy colored pulp.  
Capelas Facebook Photo Portuguese variety producing fruit that is medium-sized, sweet, mild-flavored.  
Capoll Curt Negra Facebook Photo Spanish variety that is new and has grown well for us but has produced ripe fruits yet.  Our tree did produce a lot of fruits late in 2016 that did not have time to ripen.  Fruit is described as having purple-brown skin and red pulp and being very sweet and tasty.  
Carvalho Facebook Photo Carvalho is a fig that originated in Portugal and grown by an immigrant here in the USA before being discovered and introduced by Trees of Joy. Fruits in 2015 were small but sweet and rich in flavor. Our tree is still small so fruits may get larger as tree matures.  
Col de Dame Blanc Facebook Photo White or light green French variety with deep red pulp that is sweet and rich in flavor.  This variety grows slowly, apparently because of FMV, but is very productive for us.  
Col de Dame Noir Facebook Photo The black version of this French series of Col de Dame varieties.  Flavor is rich and sweet, as expected.  A friend of ours has an older tree from the same original source and his tree produces larger fruits than ours.  
Coll de Dama Blanca-Negra Facebook Photo Spanish variety that is new and has grown well for us and produced one black fig late in the season that was pretty good considering the weather at the time.  This is an unusual variety in that it produces white and black figs on the same tree with the black fruits typically being larger.  
Coll de Dama Gegantina Facebook Photo Coll De Dama Gegantina is another Spanish fig and we harvested one fruit from our new tree in 2015.  It was discovered a day or two past when it should have been picked but fruit was still sweet and had a good to very good flavor.  
Coll de Dama Rimada Facebook Photo Another Spanish CdD type, this one variegated.  Some of our fruits were of larger than expected size, still with sweet and rich flavor typical for the CdD types.  
Coll de Dama Roja Facebook Photo Another Spanich CdD type, usually with red skin.  The fruit we photographed in 2015 ripened with green skin with only a slight blush but fruit from 2014 was red.  Another good tasting CdD fig.  
Cyprus Facebook Photo This unknown fig was introduced to the U.S. from Cyprus from another fig collector and shared with us to trial.  It has produced medium-sized fruit that are sweet with a flavor quality ranging from good to very good.  Our tree is still relatively small so we expect quality to improve.  
Dall'Osso (?) Facebook Photo This fig came to us with this name but has not yet produced the characteristic "mule" shaped fruits it is known for.  I believe one or two other growers have shown that at least one of their fruit had this double shape and some reported this to produce good quality fruit.  Our tree has only produced one fruit thus far and it had a nice flavor but was not very sweet.  We hope for better fruit this next year now that our tree is larger. Remaining cuttings are somewhat skinny, about diameter of a pencil, but still viable for rooting or grafting.  
Dark Portuguese Facebook Photo1
Facebook Photo2
This fig of Portuguese origin was discovered and introduced to the fig growing community by Trees of Joy.  Fruits of this selection are small but sweet with a fairly rich flavor.  Leaves are thick and rigid.  
Dark Syrian Facebook Photo This fig of Syrian origin was introduced by Trees of Joy.  Fruits were quite large and sweet with very good flavor of moderate intensity.  
De la Gloria Facebook Photo A fig of Spanish origin.  Our tree bore fruit at a young age which was sweet with a good flavor, though it appeared different than the photo from the original source.  Awaiting more fruits as the tree gets older (and tree is pruned less).  
De la Plata Facebook Photo This Spanish fig was acquired from another collector considered to be a very reliable source but the complete identification of this fig is a little uncertain.  Mr. Pons shows two different versions of this variety and our fruit from 2014 appeared different than either (click on photo link for details).  We haven't taken photos of fruit since then.  
De la Reina Facebook Photo1
Facebook Photo2
This tree has grown very well for us but was slow to fruit for us for some reason.  We finally picked one fruit in 2015 and the flavor was very good and our 2016 fruit was even better.  
De la Roca Facebook Photo Our fruit from 2015 was smaller than typical for this variety but still of very good quality  
Deanna Facebook Photo This variety was developed as part of Ira Condits breeding program. Our fruits have been very large and sweet.  
Dels Ermitans Facebook Photo This Spanish variety has probably been the most precocious (early to fruit) variety we've grown so far.  It continuously set fruits when even a tiny tree and we kept removing the fruits so that the tree would focus energy on growth.  I finally gave up and left the fruits and discovered one ripe fig a day or two past prime.  The fruit was sweet and still had very good flavor.  
DFIC0023 Palmata Hybrid Facebook Photo This is an unusual variety, a palmata hybrid from the USDA collection designated as DFIC0023. I believe it is somewhat cold sensitive and it died to the ground here in USDA zone 9b one winter (2013-2014) when we had about 45 nights with frost. No damage in winters since then, however. Leaves are fuzzy with red petioles. These fruits tasted great and reminded me very much of very ripe strawberries. Some people have reported the variety to drop figs and it may require or benefit from caprification.  I believe that some people have had this variety fruit for them without wasps being present, however.  
Dominick Facebook Photo Dominick is a fig discovered by my friend Jim Cooper who named it in memory of a long-time friend who grew this fig for many years. The fig is small but very flavorful. Nice fig.  
Easton Purple Facebook Photo Easton Purple is an unknown fig discovered by a friend back east. We picked our first fruit in 2016 and it was sweet with a very good flavor. This appears to be a very good fig and very productive.  
Emalyn's Purple Facebook Photo This variety is a seedling selection discovered by a friend of mine here in California who named it after his wife.  Fruits are medium in size with outstanding flavor and with a nice balance of acidity.  At a gathering of fig enthusiasts in northern California these fruits received high praise.  
Encanto Facebook Photo This fig was a seedling selected by our friends at Encanto Farms in San Diego, CA.  Our tree produced it's first fruits in 2016.  The tree was productive with small dark fruits that were sweet and rich in flavor.  
Enrico Facebook Photo This fig was shared with us by another fig collector who reported great things about this fig.  Our first fruit in 2015 was sweet with a good flavor. Fruit size and flavor will likely be greater when the tree is older.  
Excel Facebook Photo Productive variety producing medium to large sized fruit which are sweet and mild in flavor.  
Faja da Ovelha Facebook Photo This Portuguese fig was introduced by another fig collector who immigrated from Portugal many years ago.  Our first fruits in 2015 were smaller than photos we've seen of fruit from mature trees but taste was still sweet and moderately flavorful.  
Falls Gold Facebook Photo Productive tree that produces medium sized fruit that are sweet with a very good flavor  
Fico Pesca d'Oro Facebook Photo Fico Pesca d'Oro (sometimes we've labeled Fico Pesco d'Oro) is an introduction from Encanto Farms. It's a seedling selection from uncertain parents. It's been described as having a peach flavor and I've noticed that in some fruits.  This is a fairly productive variety of medium-sized fruits of good sweetness and nice flavor. Skin seems tough enough to allow for good handling so it may also be rain resistant.  
Figo Branco Facebook Photo1
Facebook Photo2
Portuguese fig introduced by immigrants from Madeira, Portugal more than 50 years ago.  Our fruit in 2015 was medium sized, sweet, and good flavor.  Larger fruits were picked in 2016  Eye was closed.  
Figo Preto Facebook Photo We have two trees of this variety and had three Black Madeira and see no difference between them on our farm.  Some hobbyists report that Figo Preto is earlier than Black Madeira but I believe that this is very likely just because of individual tree characteristics.  On the island of Madeira there is no fig called Black Madeira and a friend of ours from Madeira and from mainland Portugal are certain that Figo Preto and Black Madeira are the same.  In addition, our friend from mainland Portugal is sure that both are the same fig as a fig also known in Portugal as Violeta.  
Figo Sofeno Escuro Facebook Photo This Portuguese fig is new for us and our first fruits this year were sweet and a nice flavor, something that I might describe as "buttery".  Larger fruits are likely as tree gets larger.  
Flanders Facebook Photo This is one of the varieties we've grown the longest and is a good fig that sometimes gets ignored because of all of the newer figs we've added.  It is a productive variety with fruits of medium size (often getting to 60 grams) and good flavor.  
Florea Facebook Photo Attractive small fig that is sweet with moderately rich flavor.  
Galicia Negra Facebook Photo This fig is an unknown fig discovered in the Galicia region of Spain and introduced by Trees of Joy, our source for this variety.  We began growing this variety in 2013 and our first fruit in 2014 was eaten by eager birds!  Fortunately, we had many delicious fruits in 2015 and it was probably the most favorite fig I took to a gathering of fig enthusiasts in northern California in August 2015.  The fruits are medium in size with a thick pulp consistency and rich flavor and only slightly sweet.  
Garnsey White Seedless Facebook Photo Our first fruit of this variety was picked in 2015.  The fruit was medium in size and very sweet with a pleasant mild flavor.  
Genovese Nero (AF) Facebook Photo We acquired this variety from a friend who has been growing it for many years and it grew extremely well for us in the first year and produced excellent figs.  This fig remains somewhat rare and the others who have tried the fruit all report it to be an excellent fig.  The fruit was sweet, moderate richness, good size, nice jammy texture, reminding me somewhat of a large version of Black Madeira.  
Genovese Nero
  (Rob's version)
Facebook Photo This fig is well known for some controversy due to what appears to be a mix-up somewhere along the line before we received this fig.  This version is a very productive fig with fruits of very large size, some over 150 grams.  Taste is usually pretty good for us.  
Gino Black Facebook Photo Small to medium fig that is sweet and with a good flavor.  
GM 20 Facebook Photo This is a fig from Malta introduced by another collector. Our first fruit was picked in 2015 and it was sweet with a mild flavor but was probably picked a day or two early.  
GM 125 Facebook Photo This is another fig from Malta introduced by another collector. We picked our first fruits in 2015 and they were sweet and juicy and had a nice flavor. Although flavor was not intense, it was quite good.  
GM 139 Facebook Photo Another fig from Malta introduced by another collector. We picked our first fruits in 2015 and they were sweet and had a nice flavor.  
GM 141 Facebook Photo Another fig which originated from Malta and shared by another collector. We picked our first fruits in 2015 and they were sweet and had a good mild flavor.  
GM 149a Facebook Photo Another fig originating from Malta. Fruits are medium to large in size, sweet, very good flavor.  In 2017 the original source for this fig assigned it the form name of 'Gozo Rose'.  
GM 153 Facebook Photo GM-153 is another unnamed rare variety introduced from Malta and fruited for us for the first time in 2016. Fruit were small to medium in size but of very good flavor and nice chewy and juicy texture with moderate seed crunch.  
GM 171 (Gludi) Facebook Photo Another fig from Malta introduced by another collector the first fruit from our tree was picked in 2015. The fruit was sweet and juicy with a mild flavor. Our tree is small and we expect fruits to be much larger in 2016.  
GM 172 Facebook Photo Another fig from Malta and the first fruit was ripe when we returned from vacation but a few days later another fruit was picked that was considered to be very good.  It was very sweet with very good flavor and jammy texture.  In 2017 the original source for this fig assigned it the form name of 'Gozo Girl'.  
GM 202 Facebook Photo Another rare fig that originally came from Malta.  We picked our first fruits in 2016 which were somewhat small with a think skin.  They were moderately sweet with a very interesting melon flavor that I thought had an exotic hint of durian (but my wife disagreed!).  Fruits this next season will likely be larger now that tree is more mature.  
Golden Riverside
  (UCR 278-128)
Facebook Photo This variety was developed as part of the former breeding program at UC Riverside.  The fruits often exceed 100 grams and are very sweet with a mild flavor.  
Grise de Saint Jean Facebook Photo This French variety grows somewhat slowly, apparently due to Fig Mosaic Virus, but produces fruits with very good flavor which are somewhat small in size.  
Gros Monstreuse di Lipari     
  (Monstreuse)
Facebook Photo Reported to be an Italian variety which has been grown in California by fig collectors and USDA for several years though a grower in Sicily reported in 2015 that it is mislabeled.  Fruits he provided are much larger.  Regardless, this has been a popular fig as it's productive and fruits are sweet and very flavorful.  
Gulbun Facebook Photo Productive variety producing very large fruits that are sweet and have a mild flavor.  
Hardy Chicago Facebook Photo This variety produces small to medium sized fruit that are sweet and fairly rich in flavor and also has a reputation for being cold hardy.  
Hative de Argentueil Facebook Photo This fig produced for the first time for us in 2015 and produced good yields of small fruits that were very rich and tasty.  
Hirschstetten Facebook Photo German variety, San Pedro type.  We have not noticed ripe breba yet.  If pollinated, produce abundant main crop of large fruits of good quality.  
Igo (Prusch Park version) Facebook Photo This fig was discovered by a collector many years ago near a small town in northern California by the name of Igo.  Our fig originated from Prusch Park where this collector donated many of the varieties grown there.  Some others in the U.S. have a different fig under this name and the source of the mix-up is unknown.  In any event, the fruits of this version are small to medium with a rich flavor and distinct acidity.  
Improved Celeste Photo not available. This fig was developed as part of the LSU breeding program, though never formally released.  We did not pick ripe fruits yet before birds.  
Inchário Branco Facebook Photo Smyrna type from Portugal with green skin and deep red or violet pulp, very flavorful and aromatic.  Our tree has not fruited yet.  
Inchário Preto Photo not available. Smyrna type from Portugal, reportedly the highest quality variety sold in markets.  Our only fruit was eaten by birds before ripe.  
Ischia Black Facebook Photo1
Facebook Photo2
This dark fig has been at the USDA collection at Davis for many years and has had a great reputation for being a great fig but it has typically been difficult to root and slow growing.  We've had great success in grafting it onto more vigorous rootstock and our initial findings are that the cuttings from these plants root well.  Cuttings only being sold on eBay at this time and we expect to have live potted trees for sale later this year (U.S. only for potted trees).  
Italian 215 Facebook Photo One of a series of Italian figs imported by collected Todd Kennedy from Dr. Grassi.  Dr. Grassi had lost his notes so the original names of these Italian varieties have been lost.  This particular fig produced fruit that was sweet with a good flavor.  Another friend of mine who lives in a mild climate and has a fairly large fig collection has indicated this is the only variety which produces ripe fruit for him every year.  
Italian 258 Facebook Photo See Italian 215 above for background information.  One of our favorite varieties with a great reputation among long time fig collectors.  Fruits are moderately large, sweet, richly-flavored, and juicy.  
Italian 358 Facebook Photo See Italian 215 above for background information.  Our small tree produced one small fruit in 2015 which was large and sweet with a mild flavor, though it was slightly over-ripe when picked.  
Italian 376 Facebook Photo See Italian 215 above for background information.  This tree has fruited well for us, producing large fruits which are sweet with a good flavor.  
Italian Honey Facebook Photo This is a productive variety producing medium-sized fruits that are sweet with a pleasant mild flavor.  
Janice Seedless Facebook Photo A variant of Kadota which itself is a variant of Dottato.  Fruits were medium in size, sweet, with a nice flavor with good acid balance.  
Jumbo Facebook Photo This fig was discovered by our friend Bass at Trees of Joy while visiting California.  It produced fruits for the first time for us in 2015 and fruits were large.  The first fruits did not seem fully ripe and I do believe we had some tasty fruits later on but apparently neglected to photograph and document them.  
Jurupa Facebook Photo Jurupa is a fig that we've been growing for about 15 years. Our friend Don received this from a botanical garden which had received it originally from the UC Riverside breeding program. Shortly after Don received a cutting the garden lost their entire collection due to a severe nematode infestation because of some bad compost acquired. This has been a productive variety, usually producing the earliest breba and main crop we've picked (though this may change due to acquiring many more varieties in in the past few years). Fruits are sweet with a pleasant mild flavor with breba being comparable in quality to the main crop. I believe if fruits are caprified they are larger and have a pinkish pulp as shown in the linked photo.  
Kesariani Facebook Photo This fig is an unknown black fig which came from Kesariani, Greece and introduced by another fig collector back east.  The fruits are small but sweet and rich in flavor.  Rare.  
Lampeira (Prusch) Facebook Photo Portuguese variety producing a fairly large fig that's sweet with a good mild flavor. In 2015 we had the first fruit from our young tree.  This fig originated from the CRFG's orchard at Prusch Park.  We previously assumed this was a fig known as Lampeira Branca in Portugal since it's a green/white fig, but it appears to be something different.  
Lampeira Preta Facebook Photo Portuguese San Pedro type producing high quality breba (we've only had main crop fruit so far).  Our tree is relatively small but it produced several main crop fruits which were small but very sweet with a very good flavor.  
LaRadek Brown Turkey Facebook Photo Reported to have withstood very cold temperatures in northern Europe (-27C). The medium-sized fruits produced in 2015 were sweet with a pretty good flavor (better than expected). Our tree is small so we're hoping future fruits will be larger.  
Lebanese Black
 
(Littlejohn version)
Facebook Photo Lebanese Black (Little John/Driftless) is a fig that was reportedly grown in the Los Angeles area and spread among some collectors but then lost by several growers with nothing being documented about it.  Apparently a rare variety at this time.  Our tree was a bit slow to fruit but was productive in 2016 with fruits of medium to large size, very juicy, sweet, moderately rich flavor, chewy, and slight seed crunch.  
Lebanese Red Facebook Photo Lebanese variety introduced by Trees of Joy (our original source) which usually produces bronze-colored breba and reddish main crop, though fruits in our climate have been different.  Our fruits were sweet with a nice flavor.  
Lemon Facebook Photo Large fig with amber or red pulp, sweet and pleasant flavor  
Longue d' Aout Facebook Photo Popular French variety producing abundant crops of large fruits that are sweet and good flavor.  
Macool Facebook Photo Syrian fig introduced by Trees of Joy. Fruits are small but very flavorful.  
Makedonia Dark Facebook Photo Cold-hardy fig discovered in Pennsylvania and reportedly originally brought from Makedonia by an immigrant. Small fruit that is moderately sweet, fairly rich flavor, chewy texture and slight seed crunch.  
Malta Purple Red
  (GM-1)
Facebook Photo Introduced from Malta which produces very good-tasting small to medium-sized fruits.  This tree grew slowly for first two years but did very well in 2015 and was very productive. Others may want to try grafting it onto a vigorous rootstock to try to get earlier production.  
Maltese Beauty
  (GM 155)
Facebook Photo
Facebook Photo 2
Popular variety introduced from Malta, produces dark fruits with red pulp with very nice flavor.  We harvested our first ripe fruits in 2016 and they were sweet with a rich berry flavor.  
Manresa Photo not available. Spanish variety that is new for us and has grown well but we have not picked ripe fruit from our tree yet (don't recall if birds beat us to fruit or what).  This variety is described as having black skin and red pulp, being tasty and not too sweet.  
Maroc Noir Facebook Photo  Variety reportedly introduced from France but originally from Morocco.  Very vigorous variety, productive, medium to large fruits of good sweetness and flavor.  
Marseilles Black VS Facebook Photo Productive variety with small to medium sized fruit that is sweet, fairly rich in flavor, and known for being cold hardy.  
Martinenca Rimada Facebook Photo Spanish variety introduced by other collectors. Unlike some of the other striped (rimada) type varieties, this one darkens as it ripens. We had this tree in planted in a different location in 2014 and then dug it back up after deciding that spot was not very good. We then put it back in a pot finally planted it in the main orchard this spring. We had a few fruits last year that were larger and tasted very good but can't locate the photo of a harvested fruit. The only fruit picked in 2015 was fairly  small but flavor was still pretty good.  
Maryland Berry Facebook Photo This is a fig that was purchased in NE USA in a big box store where it was labeled as Brown Turkey. It was apparent that this was incorrect and it was given the name of Maryland Berry because of its origin and berry-like flavor. The fruit size is small but they are very sweet and flavorful.  
Mavra Sika
 
(Brent's version)
Facebook Photo Small dark Greek fig that is moderately sweet and moderately rich in flavor, chewy texture, and moderate seed crunch.  
Mavro Melia Facebook Photo Rare Greek variety obtained from another collector. First fruits in 2016 were medium in size with nice sweetness and good flavor, particularly considering our tree is still grown in a pot. Texture was moderately chewy and juicy, slight seed crunch.  
Mega Celeste Facebook Photo Fig that was renamed after another fig collector purchased it as another variety, obviously mis-labeled. I've heard that these fruits spoil in some humid climates. These fruits were sweet and were pretty good tasting.  
Mel do Algarve Photo not available. This Portuguese variety is new for us and has grown well the few ripe fruits we've had have been eaten by birds.  It is described as being similar to Pingo de Mel but larger.  The green fruits are sweet and juicy with the eye sealed with a drop of honey.  Rare  
Melanzana Facebook Photo Italian variety with large to very large fruits, very sweet, mild flavor. Very productive tree for us.  
Morocco Alter 23 Facebook Photo Another fig from a French collection. It is a productive variety producing medium to large fruits of good flavor, though they typically have a cavity in them.  
Motoso Preto Facebook Photo Productive Portuguese variety with fruit that are medium in size with a nice sweet flavor and moderate complexity but low acidity.  Texture is very smooth with slight seed crunch.  
Napolitana Facebook Photo This Italian variety was obtained from another collector and the medium sized fruits had good sweetness and flavor.  
Naragansett (4343) Facebook Photo This unknown fig was discovered by another collector on a street of this address in San Diego, California. Our first fruit from our tree was picked in 2015 and it was a pleasant surprise with good sweetness and flavor.  
Natalina Facebook Photo This Italian variety came to us from another collector and was very slow to get started growing but is now doing much better. Our fruit in 2016 was moderately to very sweet with a nice and fairly complex flavor, very chewy texture, and moderate seed crunch. I was quite pleased with this fruit as I found it very interesting.  
Navid's Unk. Dark Greek Facebook Photo Navid's Unkown Dark Greek is a small fig with good sweetness and very good flavor. It appears fruit might be able to dry on the tree without spoilage.  
Negra d'Agde Facebook Photo This fig was discovered in the village of Agde, France by a French collector. I received it from another collector in California who has reported it to be a good producer of figs with very good flavor but some have reported that it has been slow to fruit for them. We harvested our first fruit (see linked photo) after planting the tree in our orchard in the spring of the same year.  The fruit was sweet and flavorful.  Size is expected to increase as the tree ages.  
Nero 600m Facebook Photo This fig was introduced to the U.S. by another fig collector several years ago after acquiring the fig from a nursery in France and the original tree was discovered growing in the wild at an altitude of 600 meters.  Despite cold winters there, the mother tree produced reliable crops of fruit.  We have found the fruits to be small to medium in size, very sweet and flavorful. Productive tree with heavy crop, fruit size would probably be larger if fruits were thinned.  
Noir de Barbentane Facebook Photo French fig with a good reputation.  Our tree is still small and produced one fruit in 2015 which was still pretty good despite being picked early.  See linked photo for details.  
Noir de Caromb Facebook Photo This French variety has grown well for us but has been slow to fruit, maybe because of excessive pruning.  We finally picked our first fruit in 2015 and it had a goof balance of sweetness and flavor.  
Nordland Facebook Photo Produces fruits medium to large in size that are sweet with a nice flavor.  
Olympian Fig Facebook Photo Olympian is a fig discovered in Washington state and said to ripen well in cool climates. Fruits are small with sweet and mild flavor.
Note: cuttings are somewhat small in size but still usable for propagation.
 
Panache
 
(Bordissot Panachee, Tiger)
Facebook Photo This French variety has been one of my favorites for several years.  Fruits have attractive striped skin and pulp is dark red with nice sweetness and great flavor, sometimes reminding me of strawberry jam.  
Pananas Purple Facebook Photo Purple fig of medium size, nice flavor  
Panevino White Facebook Photo This fig is known as both Panevino White (name first assigned by Trees of Joy which introduced the fig) and Pane E Vino White (note that name on linked photo has typo).  There are two versions of Panevino, a black and a white one, each discovered by Bass at Trees of Joy at a now defunct restaurant in Pennsylvania. The trees there were grown unprotected so this is considered to be a cold hardy selection.  We picked our first fruit in 2015 and it was sweet with a pleasant mild flavor.  
Paradiso Facebook Photo Our tree is still fairly small but we had our first fruit in 2015.  The fruit was medium in size, very sweet and juicky, with a nice flavor of moderate intensity.  
Paradiso Bronze Facebook Photo Our tree is still fairly small but we had our first fruit in 2015.  Unfortunately, other than details described in the linked photo, I've lost notes on fig observations.  
Paratjal Rimada Facebook Photo This is a tree that was new for us in 2015 but it grew fairly well and produced fruit for us in 2015.  Unfortunately, we've lost the photo of that ripe fruit (linked photo was from before being ripe) and don't recall the details at this time.  Supply is very limited although we expect to have live potted trees for sale later this year (U.S. only for potted trees).  
Pastiliere Photo not available. Popular French variety.  Our tree is small still and has not produced ripe fruit yet.  
Pernette Noir Facebook Photo This fig was in a French collection before being introduced to the U.S.  Fruits are small to medium in size, with a good "figgy" flavor but a thick/dry texture.  
Peterson Prolific Facebook Photo Peterson Prolific appears to be very productive. Unfortunately, our one ripe fruit in 2015 was over-ripe and spoiled before I discovered it (see photo). Fruits medium in size, green skin, red pulp.  
Peu de Porc Facebook Photo Small Spanish fig with first fruit picked in 2016 that was firm and eye was sealed with honey. Fig was chewy with moderate sweetness and good flavor.  Very limited availability this year.  
Pingo de Mel Facebook Photo Portuguese variety with the name translating to "Drop of Honey".  These are medium to large size fruits that are very sweet and with a pleasant mild flavor.  Many Portuguese friends from the Azores have expressed a great love for these figs but they are popular elsewhere in Portugal as well.  
Planera Facebook Photo Planera is a Spanish variety which produced ripe fruit for the first time for us in 2015.  The book by Mr. Pons shows this fruit having darker pulp than ours but the "sweet and juicy" description was fitting.  Our fruit, however, was larger than the 38 grams mentioned in the book.  
Princesa Facebook Photo Princesa produced large figs with sweet and mild flavor for us. It's reportedly a favorite variety of Mr. Pons in Spain.  
Raspberry Latte Facebook Photo This is a vigorous variety introduced by Encanto Farms where it was discovered as a seedling.  Our tree has not fruited yet but Encanto Farms describes it as producing very large fruits with a very dark purple skin and red pulp.  Interestingly, half of our tree has different leaves than the other half and another grower reported the same experience.  We tried to prune from the side with more interesting leaves.  
Red Israel Facebook Photo Variety from Israel.  Said to be also known as Khurtmani but reports indicate pulp is too dark to be that variety.  Skin in some climates is more red than ours.  Productive and large fruits of good quality.  
Red Lebanese
 
(Bekaa Valley version)
Facebook Photo Lebanese variety originating from the Bekaa Valley which has a black skin in our climate. Fruits so far have been small but flavor is nice, moderately sweet and rich, chewy texture, moderate seed crunch.  
Red Sicilian Facebook Photo Our tree is still fairly small but we harvested one fruit in late October 2015 which was good, being moderately rich and sweet in flavor.  
Ronde de Bordeaux Facebook Photo This French variety produces abundant crops of small but very tasty and sweet fruits.  Dark skin with dark red pulp.  Reported by other growers to be cold hardy.  
Rossellino Facebook Photo Italian variety, first fruit from our young tree in 2016. Small fig that had chewy skin but smooth pulp with slight seed crunch, initially tasted nice acidity but lingering taste was sweet.  
Royal Vineyard Facebook Photo Reportedly a variety grown in the gardens at Burnley in Australia in the 1800s but then lost there.  We obtained a cutting to start our tree from a collector in the eastern U.S.  Our first fruit of Royal Vineyard in 2015 was slightly over-ripe and spoiled before being discovered. It was a large fig and was still sweet and had pretty good flavor.  
Saint Anthony Facebook Photo Medium to large Italian variety with moderate sweetness, nice mild but interesting flavor, smooth texture with slight seed crunch.  
Saint Rita Photo not available. Italian fig introduced by a collector from Michigan.  It originally comes from a town in Italy called Cascia and was named after a saint from that village.  Our tree is still small and has not produced ripe fruit yet.  Fruit is described as small to medium dark purple fig with outstanding berry flavor.  
Salce Facebook Photo An Italian variety with green/brown skin and light red pulp.  Fruits are small to medium in size and have a sweet and pleasant mild flavor.  
Salem Honey Facebook Photo Fig introduced/named by Trees of Joy.  Fruits have light green or yellow skin and light red pulp, are medium in size, and sweet with good flavor.  Believed to originally have come from Italy.  
Sal's Corleone Facebook Photo Sal's Corleone produces small fruits that are sweet with very good flavor.  
Sal's EL Facebook Photo Sal's EL is another small but tasty fig worth growing.  
San Miro Piro Facebook Photo Little is know of this variety.  We believe it to be misspelled and it's true Italian is unknown.  Our tree was acquired by a collector who had it in a pot for over 10 years and he reported that it produced very good quality breba.  We only had main crop fruits in 2015 after finally getting it planted in the ground.  
San Vincenzo Facebook Photo Originally from Italy. The tree seems to be slow to fruit for us. We picked one fruit in 2015 which was small but better tasting than I expected based on appearance. Fruit was sweet with pleasant flavor, though fairly mild. I had larger and nicer fruit in 2016 but neglected to photograph them as I didn't remember I needed more photos of this variety.  
Sao Miguel Facebook Photo Variety that is reportedly originally from the Azores islands of Portugal.  Has produced small fruits for us that were very chewy, moderately sweet and flavorful, smooth texture, and slight seed crunch  
Shtawi
  (Lebanese version)
Facebook Photo A very late season variety usually harvested in early winter.  Sets lots of fruits and thinning of fruit might help ripen remaining fruits earlier.  Suggested for long season climates only.  
Sicilian Black
  (Belleclare #39)
Facebook Photo Variety originally introduced many years ago by the former Belleclare Nursery.  Small fruit with moderate sweetness, good flavor with moderate richness, chewy and sticky texture with slight seed crunch.  
Sierra Facebook Photo Variety introduced by UC Davis breeding program as a common type fig to potentially replace the Calimyrna fig.  Useful for fresh as well as drying.  Very vigorous tree with growth of 10 feet or so in our climate.
NOTE: Most cuttings are fairly fat (3/4" or 20mm in diameter)
 
Skoura Vavatsika Facebook Photo 1
Facebook Photo 2
Facebook Photo 3
Greek variety that first produced fruits for us in 2015.  Vigorous grower with nice fruits.  
Smith Facebook Photo Heirloom variety from the southern U.S. with an excellent reputation for producing great fruits despite humid conditions. Our mother tree has grown very well and is a productive tree.  Fruits were very sweet and flavorful with a chewy texture and moderate seed crunch.  
Sobon Blue-Green Facebook Photo An unknown fig discovered by another collector at a winery in Northern California. We picked our first fruits in 2016. Flavor was quite good and I can't associate the flavor with anything else. The fruit was moderately sweet, slightly acidic, and fairly rich in flavor. Texture was chewy with significant seed crunch.  Remaining cuttings are approximately 3/4" to 1" in diameter.  
Socorro Black Facebook Photo Fig discovered by a friend in Socorro, New Mexico.  For some reason the leaves on our tree did not appear correct in 2014 but now that the tree is mature the leaves were normal.  Fruits in 2014 and 2015 were of very high quality and tree is very productive.  
Souadi Facebook Photo Souadi is a Lebanese fig introduced by Trees of Joy. These are the first fruits from our tree. Size is fairly small and fruits are sweet, pleasant mild flavor.  
Sucrete
  (not Baud version)
Facebook Photo There is some confusion over this variety.  This version of Sucrette has been shared among fig collectors from some time but another (true?) version from Baud in France produces fruit that are not so dark green and pulp not so dark red.  Fruits are sweet and very rich in flavor.  
Sultane Facebook Photo Our tree is young and so far has produced small fruits with dark skin and red pulp with a good flavor.  
Syrian #2 Facebook Photo Syrian #2 is a fig introduced by Trees of Joy. We had one fruit from our young tree in 2015 which had green skin but it is typically yellow elsewhere. This fruit was sweet with a nice mild flavor.  
Syrian Honey Photo not available. Syrian type honey fig with interesting leaf shape.  Our tree has grown well but did not produce fruit yet.  Introduced by Trees of Joy which is our source for our tree.  
Takoma Violette Facebook Photo Small fig with black skin and dark pulp with very good flavor and sweetness.  
Tashkent
  (Tashkenskaya)
Facebook Photo Squatty yellow fig from Uzbekistan.  Our fruit was very sweet with a nice mild flavor.  Our tree also sometimes has an unusual growth habit of creating curved or circular branches.  
Tauro Photo not available. This Italian variety is new for us and has grown well but has not fruited yet.  It is reported to produce sweet fruits which sometime attain very large size.  Rare.  
Tres Num Prato (Tres Ao Prato) Facebook Photo Name meaning "3 to the plate". This is a variety introduced by another fig collector friend. We found some over-ripe fruits on our tree last week and these are the first we've picked from this young tree. These fruits were quite sweet with a mild pleasant flavor. I expect fruit size to increase as the tree becomes established.  
Tsapleosiko Facebook Photo Greek fig producing for us for the first time for us in 2016. The fruit was small but should be larger in time. Fruit was sweet with a nice interesting flavor, chewy texture with moderate seed crunch.  
TV3 Facebook Photo TV3 is a Portuguese fig with reports of high quality fruit. This is the first fruit from our small tree. Fruit was small but sweet and pretty good flavor.  Look forward to larger and higher quality fruits next year.  
Type 208 Facebook Photo Turkish common fig variety that has produced some larger fruits than shown in the photo (link to left), but the birds seem very attracted to this fig and have gotten them before us. This fig was small but had an average level of sweetness, moderately rich flavor, chewy texture, and moderate seed crunch.  
UCR 184-15
  "Strawberry Teardrop"
Facebook Photo This variety was developed at UCR Riverside and never formally named but given the nickname of "Strawberry Teardrop" by Jon at Encanto Farms.  This is a very productive variety which produces very large green figs with a red pulp.  Fruits are sweet with a very nice flavor.  
UCR 187-25 Facebook Photo 1
Facebook Photo 2
UCR 187-25 is another fig resulting from the former breeding program at UC Riverside which focused on creating a replacement for the Calimyrna with a common type fig. This fig is large green or yellow fig with red pulp. Most figs usually have more pulp than this sample. Our fruits produced later in the season in 2015 were very good. Fruits tasted from the mother tree at USDA's repository near Davis are of very high quality and our tree should produce consistently high-quality fruits in 2016 now that is older.  
Unk. Pastiliere Facebook Photo Smyrna type? May require wasp though one grower obtained fruits but believed wasps were not present in her area.  This fig was acquired from Encanto Farms from someone who did not know the variety and it was initially believed to be Pastiliere but later determined not to be, thus given this name.  Our tree has grown well and fruited in its second year producing a good crop of small fruits with a very rich flavor and adequate sweetness.  
Valle Negra Facebook Photo 1
Facebook Photo 2
Valle Negra is productive, medium-sized fig with rich flavor. Fruit reach fairly large size on branches with less fruit.  One of the earlier main crop figs for us.  Reported to be cold-hardy, coming from a cold region in Italy.  
Vasilika Sika
  (Vasile's strain)
Photo not available. This fig was introduced by another collector in the eastern U.S. who reportedly obtained it from a Greek immigrant.  It was claimed to be the true Vasilika Sika but some doubts about that remain based on reports from another fig collector in Greece.  Regardless this fig is said to produce very good quality fruits.  The medium sized fruits have green skin and red pulp.  Our tree is young and has not fruited yet.  
Vasilika Sika
  (Belleclare's strain)
Facebook Photo Was introduced by the famous (now former) Belleclare Nursery.  Appears to be the same as Stella and Dalmatie.  Produces large fruits of very good quality.  
Verdal Negra Facebook Photo Small Spanish variety with moderate sweetness, rich flavor, chewy texture with moderate seed crunch.  
Vernea Facebook Photo Vernea (believed to also be called Vernea Nera) is an Italian variety that has grown well but has been slow to fruit. 2015 was its third growing season and we finally picked our first fig from our tree. The fruit was small but sweet and it was fairly rich in taste with a very good flavor.  
Verte Facebook Photo Our tree produces medium-sized fruits that are sweet and rich in flavor.  
Victoria Facebook Photo Victoria is another Spanish variety in our collection. It has been a vigorous grower and precocious with two fruits picked in 2015, the same year we rooted our tree. The fruit was sweet with very good flavor and should be even better as the tree matures.  
Violet Patlican Photo not available. Obtained from Encanto Farms, this is supposedly the Patlican variety from Turkey.  Our tree is somewhat small and has not fruited yet.  
Violet Sepor
  (Violette Sepor)
Facebook Photo First fruits from our tree started a few years ago.  Birds kept attacking fruits before they were ripe but we got a decent sample finally, though they were a bit early.  Fruits were moderately sweet and rich in flavor.  
Violette de Bordeaux Facebook Photo Violette de Bordeaux is a consistent producer of medium-sized figs with good sweetness and excellent flavor. Not a rare variety but one that deserves a spot in any fig collection.  
Violette Soleis Facebook Photo Black fruit with dark red pulp.  Fruit size is medium to large with moderate sweetness and good flavor.  
Vista (aka Vista Mission) Facebook Photo Productive and rich-tasting variety.  Similar or maybe the same as Violette de Bordeaux, though some believe it is slightly different and better.  
Vutata Facebook Photo Italian variety with small fruits, sweet, fairly good flavor. Our first fruits of this variety were picked in 2015.  
White & White Madeira Facebook Photo This variety was introduced by an older immigrant from Madeira and fruited for us for the first time in 2015.  The fruit was small but very sweet and had a nice mild flavor.  
White Madeira #1 Facebook Photo A white (green) fig with dark red pulp.  This fig was made known to the fig collection community by a collector in Maryland who discovered some very old trees being grown by a Greek man who said that these figs were given to him by a friend from Madeira Portugal many years ago.  Cuttings only being sold on eBay at this time and we expect to have live potted trees for sale later this year (U.S. only for potted trees).  
White Adriatic Facebook Photo Productive large fig that's sweet with moderately rich flavor.  
White Texas Everbearing Facebook Photo Medium sized fig with a sweet mild flavor and with a reputation for doing well in humid climates.  
White Triana Photo not available. Green fig with medium red pulp.  Our tree is small still and has not fruited yet.  
Wuhan Facebook Photo Medium sized fig originating in China but grown by some growers throughout the U.S.  Unusual fig with dark sin and amber pulp.  Fruit is sweet with a nice flavor.  Our tree was very productive in 2016.  When pruning the tree we noticed that many of the branches had a circular growth pattern to them, somewhat similar to the Tashkent variety.  
Yellow Long Neck Facebook Photo This fig that was developed as part of the UC Riverside fig breeding program. This fig was acquired from a friend who said the late George Emerich collected this from UCR just prior to the collection being removed. These figs are consistently among our largest. Flavor is sweet and mild. The tree is a vigorous grower and productive.  
Zidi Facebook Photo Smyrna type from Tunisia.  Very productive tree with fruits of very high quality.  The cover photo on our Facebook page was taken from fruit picked from the USDA repository near Davis, CA where I could have easily picked 100 ripe figs on that particular August day.  
Zingarella (Gypsy) Facebook Photo There are two versions of this variety and this may be the version distributed by Mr. Watts, but we're unsure of that.  Our tree produces small fruits that were sweet with a very good flavor.  We've obtained the variety from another source to compare but that tree has not produced fruit yet.  

 

We've received numerous questions regarding how to root fig cuttings so we prepared this video last spring to help share our preferred method.