FIGAHOLICS

We are no longer accepting orders for fig cuttings for the 2019 season.  We received 630 orders from January 15th through January 30th, selling out nearly all of our cutting inventory.  We have one customer that wishes to purchase much of the small amount of inventory we have remaining and we plan to root or graft some of the others for sale later this year (mostly auction sales).  Thank you for your continued support and best wishes in rooting and grafting all of the cuttings you have purchased!

Orders started shipping on Wednesday, January 16th.  We cannot ship orders as fast as hundreds of people can place orders.  We will ship orders as quickly as possible and will enter tracking information into PayPal when your order is shipped.  Last year it took us about 10 days to ship orders placed in the first hour and about three weeks before we were completely caught up.  Please do not email us and ask why your order has not shipped yet.  We will make updates here and on our Facebook page to report our shipping progress.  As of the end of February 1st, we have shipped 584 out of 634 orders so far, covering orders placed up to 5:36AM on January 23rd.  We expect to finish shipping the remaining orders by Wednesday, February 6th.   Writing for an update slows down the process and means it will take longer to get orders shipped.  If you need to email us with a question about your order, please forward a copy of your PayPal receipt that was sent to you at the time you placed your order.  All names and shipping addresses must be in English or our Postal Service will not process your mail.  If you have a PayPal account with a different language used in your profile, please email us the English version of your name and address.

We are including our list of varieties sold in January 2019 for reference purposes only.   Unless noted otherwise, all varieties are common type figs which do not require pollination.  However, in some cases we do not know for sure and indicate this in variety descriptions.  Smyrna type produce main crop only and require pollination.  San Pedro type will produce a breba crop without pollination but main crop requires pollination.  If you do not know if fig wasps are present in your location, we suggest you avoid purchasing anything besides the common type varieties.

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We may be contacted via email: harveyc@gmail.com  We will attempt to address questions sent to us by email, but please understand that the very heavy workload expected from receiving many orders will likely delay some responses.  If you do not receive a reply within a few days, your email may have been overlooked or lost in spam filters so please email us again.

       
       
Variety

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Description  
Abebereira Facebook Photo Dark from from Madeira, Portugal which may be the same as Bebera Preta.  This variety is very productive with fruits of medium to large in size, black skin, red pulp that is moderately sweet with a moderate berry flavor, moderate seed crunch.  
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 Facebook Photo Green fig that has a nice berry flavor and is moderately to very sweet.  
Albacor de Molla Blanca Facebook Photo Spanish variety that has grown well for us.  This variety produces elongated black fruits with light red pulp that are very sweet and tasty, producing breba and main crops.  
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 Small fig originating from Syria. Very sweet honey type fig with nice melon type flavor, smooth texture, mild to moderate seed crunch. Leaves have a very ornamental shape.  
Bardacik Facebook Photo  Bardacik - Medium sized fig from Turkey with mild flavor and moderate sweetness, some acidity, moderate seed crunch. I have not confirmed if this variety is a common type or not.  
Barnasotti Photo not available. Our young tree has grown okay but we have not got a photo of ripe fruit yet.  
Bass' Favorite (BFF) Facebook Photo  Nice large fig introduced by Bass at Trees of Joy, the source for our mother tree. This variety produces very nice large figs with a fairly rich berry flavor, moderate sweetness, and chewy texture. Some of the fruits we picked in 2018 had an even darker pulp than those photographed in 2017.  
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.  
Beltrana Facebook Photo This variety originally came from Spain and our tree produced fruit for the first time for us in 2018.  The fruit was sweet with a nice berry flavor and a chewy/jammy texture.  
Black Beauty 10 (Dan's) Photo not available. This selection was chose by Canun Dan of Louisiana as a top fig which he rated a "10".  The cuttings from which our trees were started were obtained from Dan.  My trees produced fruit but birds have got them before us so far.  Supply is limited.  
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 Unk.
  (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.  Variety is productive with black skin and red pulp, moderate sweetness, mild berry flavor.  Also produces breba crop.  
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 (Campanera) 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.  Note: Name in photo is misspelled.  
Blaveta (Campos) Facebook Photo Fruits were small but sweet with good flavor.  Fruit in photo was slightly over-ripe.  
Borda Barraquer Facebook Photo Spanish fig of small to medium size with moderately intense berry flavor, moderate sweetness, jammy texture.  
Bordissot Blanca-Negra Facebook Photo  This Spanish fig has produced an abundant crop of delicious and very attractive fruit.  
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 Negra Facebook Photo We picked our first fruit of this variety in 2017 with another nice sample in 2018.  This year's fruit's skin had a chewy texture and the pulp was syrupy with a good flavor that was somewhat nutty.  In 2017 the fruit had more of a berry flavor.  
Bordissot Negra Rimada Facebook Photo  A rare Spanish striped fig with dark purple and red stripes when ripe, yellow and green stripes when immature.  Fruit has a sweet and rich berry flavor.  This variety often grows slowly on its own roots and we've had good success with growing larger trees by grafting it to a more vigorous variety.  
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.  However, in 2017 we had a very nice crop of excellent fruit that had a strong berry flavor, was very sweet, mild acidity if not fully ripe, and nice jammy texture.  
Bourjassote Grise Facebook Photo
Facebook Video
French variety that has been very productive with medium to large size fruits of excellent quality, sweet and rich flavored.  Note: spelling of this name can get confusing, I'm going with this source.  
Bourjasotte Noire See VdS photo
Facebook Photo
This fig came to us under the name shown which is a synonym for Violette de Sollies.  We did pick fruits from our tree in 2017 and they did appear to be the same as VdS.  Our VdS tree is older and was more productive due to the increased size and age.  Both produce fruits of excellent quality and were among our favorites in 2017.  We plan to plant more.  We will continue to keep this name for this tree since that is what we received it as.  
Breva de Galicia Facebook Photo  This fig originally came from Spain to another collector who shared it with us to evaluate.  It produced an amazing amount of breba crop and the fruit were very sweet with a slight nutty flavor.  We did not get any main crop fruit.  Although I did not see any fig wasps in the fruit, I suspect that this might be an edible caprifig.  Very interesting variety!  
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.  
Bursa Durdane Facebook Photo  Large to very large Turkish variety, smyrna type, that has a nice light berry flavor, very sweet and juicy, mild texture with slight seed crunch. This is the first fruit from our tree (other fruits were eaten by birds) and I thought it tasted somewhat like a nice watermelon.  
Calderona Forum Photo  Medium sized Spanish fig with dark skin and dark pulp with a very nice sweet flavor, a bit of acidity, and lingering flavor.  We have two trees of this and the one in our orchard has always had fruit eaten by birds but the one grown in a pot by a good friend did produce excellent fruit.  Limited quantity available.  
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.  
Cannone Dark Facebook Photo Our tree is still relatively small but we produced our first ripe fruits outdoors in 2017.  Fruits had a mild and very sweet flavor, smooth texture, slight seed crunch.  Note: cuttings from this tree are smaller than most.  
Capoll Curt Negra Facebook Photo Spanish variety that is new and has grown well for us but was a bit slow to produce ripe fruit for us.  However, in 2017 we finally picked a very good crop of excellent fruits that were well worth the wait!  Fruits were very attractive, medium to large in size with a fairly intense flavor and very sweet, jammy texture, mild seed crunch.  
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.  
Castelhana Preta Facebook Photo  Rare Portuguese variety with medium sized fruits with a "figgy" flavor, moderate sweetness, chewy texture, and moderate seed crunch.  
Champagne Facebook Photo  Medium sized fig developed at LSU which is very sweet and a mild flavor, smooth texture, minimal seed crunch.  
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 Gris Facebook Photo This French variety has a rich berry flavor with moderate sweetness.  Some report that it is the earliest Col de Dame type fig to ripen for them.  
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 Gegantina Facebook Photo Spanish variety with medium-sized fruits with an intense berry flavor, moderate sweetness, acid balance, dense chewy texture with moderate seed crunch.  
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 Small to medium sized fruit with intense berry flavor, moderate sweetness and acidity, jammy texture, moderate seed crunch.  
Côtio Verdeal Facebook Photo  Portuguese variety with medium sized fruit, berry flavor with moderate sweetness, syrupy, significant seed crunch, drop of honey in the eye of most fruits.  
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 produced several “mule” (double) shaped fruits finally in it’s third year of growing for us in 2018 which this is interesting (see photos below main photo). The fruits are fairly nice with a mild berry and sweet flavor and jammy/juicy texture.  Although interesting, this does not appear to be the same fig as shown in historical drawings.  
Dark Portuguese Facebook Photo1
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 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
Facebook Photo3
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.  Fruit in 2017 (5th growing season) was even better, see photo #3.  
De la Roca Facebook Photo Medium sized fruit from this Spanish variety with moderately intense berry flavor and sweetness, chewy texture, moderate seed crunch.  
De la Senyora (Sineurea) Facebook Photo  The photo shown is the first fruit from our tree in 2017 which is still relatively small. Fruit had an interesting berry flavor that seemed unique with a moderate level of sweetness, jammy and chewy texture, moderate seed crunch.  
Deanna Facebook Photo This variety was developed as part of Ira Condit's breeding program. Our fruits have been very large and sweet.  
Del Sen Jaume Gran

 

Facebook Photo  This is another fig from Spain which was originally introduced by Mr. Pons. This fig has a very good berry flavor with moderate sweetness, and moderate seed crunch. In 2017 our fruits tended to go from over-ripe to ripe fairly quickly so I probably picked this one a day or two early.  
Dels Ermitans Facebook Photo Medium-sized Spanish fig with nice berry flavor, moderate sweetness, jammy texture, and moderate seed crunch.  
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.
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 1
Facebook Photo 2
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 Preto de Torres Novas Facebook Photo Medium sized fig with moderate sweetness and nice melon flavor.  Skin is chewy and fruit has moderate seed crunch.  This variety produces well in a cooler region of Portugal.
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.
Fiorene Oro (Oro Rosato) Facebook Photo 1
Facebook Photo 2
This Italian selection produces two crops.  Fruits are large and sweet, some with a mild berry flavor.  This is a common type fig as it has produced mature fruit in the state of Georgia for our friend Hershell.
Florea Facebook Photo Attractive small fig that is sweet with moderately rich flavor.
Fouskounia Facebook Photo  Rare Greek variety that produces medium to large sized fruit with a moderate level of berry flavor and sweetness, juicy, moderate seed crunch, soft skin. This variety is reportedly a common type fig but this has not yet been verified.
Galicia Negra Facebook Photo 1
Facebook Photo 2
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 Bianco Facebook Photo This rare fig produced it's first fruit for us in 2018.  Unfortunately, birds got most of the fruit before they were ripe.  We picked one fruit that we had protected but picked it a couple of days too late so it was over-ripe.  It still had good sweetness and a mild berry flavor.  We have heard good reports from another friend who grows this and expect better fruit next season.

NOTE: 100% of sales proceeds are being donated to the Mayo Clinic for medical research.
 
Genovese Nero (AF) Facebook Photo 1
Facebook Photo 2
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.  In 2018 this was our first main crop fig to ripen.  
GM 20 Facebook Photo Variety originating from Malta and introduced by another collector a number of years ago. Productive tree with large fruits, sweet and mild but nice flavor, chewy texture with slight seed crunch.  
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.  Interestingly, our tree also often sets 2 fruits for most nodes.  
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 (Gozo Rose) Facebook Photo Another fig originating from Malta. Fruits are medium to large in size, sweet, very good flavor.  
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 (Gozo Girl) Facebook Photo
Facebook Video
This fig originated in Malta and was introduced by another collector several years ago and it’s been a productive producer for us, producing medium sized figs which are very sweet, berry flavor, slight acidity, and jammy texture.  
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)
  (Not Ben's)
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.  Note: UCR 278-128 has been called Golden Riverside for quite a few years and does not appear to be the same as the more recent fig discovered by Ben which was said by the owner to be Golden Riverside.  The owner of that tree reportedly searched online and thought his fig might be the same and started calling it Golden Riverside.  
Greco Nero Facebook Photo This Greek fig was introduced by another collector a few years ago but it remains very rare. It is supposedly a common fig but this needs to be tested further to confirm. This was our first fruit we got before the birds and was picked a day too early. It had a mild berry flavor, moderate sweetness, and chewy texture. It should be better when fully ripe.  
Green Kalamata Facebook Photo  Greek variety which we got our first fruits from in 2017 (birds got to others before us). Sweet and syrupy with moderate berry flavor, moderate seed crunch. It is believed to be a "common" type, will try to bag fruit next year to test and confirm.  
Grise Olivette Facebook Photo   French variety. Fruits were moderately sweet, mild flavored, and juicy with thin skin.  
Grise de Saint Jean Facebook Photo 1
Facebook Photo 2
This French variety grows somewhat slowly at first but has become more vigorous with age.  It produces fruits with very good flavor which are small to medium in size.  
Grosse Monstrueuse de Lipari     
  (Monstrueuse)
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 showed are much larger.  Regardless, this has been a popular fig as it's productive and fruits are sweet and very flavorful.  Note: some spellings of this have varied on my pages and elsewhere, but we're now going with spelling shown in Condit's publication.  
Gulbun Facebook Photo Productive variety producing very large fruits that are sweet and have a mild flavor.  
Ham Rham

 

Facebook Photo  In 2017 we had the first fruit from our young tree which is a variety originally from Morocco that had been in the Gene Hosey collection. Some larger fruits had already been eaten by birds. This fruit had a berry flavor of medium intensity and moderate sweetness, a sticky-chewy texture, and moderate seed crunch.  
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 1
Facebook Photo 2
German variety, San Pedro type fig with very large fruits, sweet and mild flavor, juicy, moderate seed crunch. Very productive variety.  
Igo (Prusch Park version) Facebook Photo 1
Facebook Photo 2
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 medium sized fig with mild sweetness, rich flavor with some acidity, chewy texture and moderate seed crunch.  
Inchário Branco Facebook Photo 1
Facebook Photo 2
Smyrna type from Portugal with large fruits with a fairly intense berry flavor, very sweet, slight acidity, jammy texture, moderate seed crunch.  
Inchário Preto Facebook Photo Smyrna type from Portugal, reportedly the highest quality variety sold in markets.  Our tree produced large fruits with a very sweet figgy flavor, chewy texture, and moderate seed crunch. Seems to have more of a closed eye than most smyrna types.  
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.  
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.  Also produces a breba crop.  
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.  
Jason's Unk. Negretta Facebook Photo  In 2017 we had the first fruits from our second year tree and it proved to be productive with many medium-sized fruits that have mostly a berry flavor with moderate sweetness, chewy texture, and moderate seed crunch.  
Jolly Tiger Facebook Photo 1
Facebook Photo 2 
We've grown this variety for several years.  It produces very attractive variegated leaves and we grow our tree where it gets shade in the afternoon to avoid sunburn of the light colored portions of leaves.  We've picked fruit but the main attraction is the attractive foliage.  We've pruned off branches that did not have variegated leaves so any cuttings we sell will be from branches that produced variegated leaves last year.  This variety is know to frequently revert to solid green leaves so we do not guarantee that your tree will produce variegated leaves even though we've taken every step we can to improve your success.  
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.  
Koura Black (Lebanese) Facebook Photo   QA fig that reportedly originally came from the Koura region in Lebanon, thus the name. Dark figs are not common in Lebanon as most residents consider them to be too acidic. We picked our first fruits from our tree in 2016 and the fruits were sweet with a nice flavor and low acidity. Texture was chewy and somewhat sticky with mild seed crunch. Our tree is pretty good size but fruits may get larger over time.  
Lampa Branca Facebook Photo   Medium sized Portuguese fig that is very sweet, mild flavor, very syrupy, smooth texture with slight seed crunch. It is unknown if this is a common or smyrna type fig but it has dropped figs for three years for another grower outside of wasp territory.  
Lampa Parda Facebook Photo   This is a Portuguese variety that fruited for us for the first time in 2018. This fruit was still fairly small but had a nice sweet melon flavor with slight seed crunch. Size and flavor should improve as tree gets larger.  
Lampeira (Prusch) Facebook Photo Portuguese variety, though exact formal name is unclear.  Fruit is medium to large in size with moderately intense berry flavor, moderate to very sweet, slight acidity, syrupy/jammy texture, moderate seed crunch. Excellent fig. Tree has been a slow grower for us but did well with a good crop in the fifth growing season.  
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 (EBT) 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 Purple/Black
 
(Lebanese Black Nick's)
Facebook Photo This fig reportedly originated in Lebanon.  We picked some nice dark fruits of medium to large size but did not take photos as I mistakenly thought I had previously taken photos.  I recall that they were of good quality but don't remember much more at this time.  Although this variety produced a breba crop (see photo), I don't recall beating the birds to any of them yet.  
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 1
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Popular French variety producing abundant crops of large fruits that are sweet and good flavor.  
LSU Purple Facebook Photo  Our large tree produces mostly medium-sized fruit of about average sweetness and flavor.  Reportedly handles humid climates well and may be resistant to root knot nematodes according to some testimony.  
Macool Facebook Photo Syrian fig introduced by Trees of Joy. Fruits are small but very flavorful.  
Makedonia Dark Facebook Photo 1
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Cold-hardy fig discovered in Pennsylvania and reportedly originally brought from Makedonia by an immigrant. Small dark fig with moderate intensity berry flavor and sweetness, chewy texture, and moderate seed crunch.  
Malta Purple Red
  (GM-1)
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Facebook Video
Introduced from Malta which produces small to medium sized fruits that are very sweet and rich in flavor, juicy, chewy texture, moderate seed crunch. 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)
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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.  
Maltese Falcon Facebook Photo Slow-growing tree for us, probably should be grafted.  Sweet berry/figgy flavor with chewy texture and moderate seed crunch, tasting better than one would expect from pulp appearance.  Note: cuttings are somewhat small.  
Manresa Photo not available. Spanish variety that has grow well for us. Unfortunately, it appears that we have forgotten to take photos of our fruit again. It is a black fig with red pulp, tasty and moderate sweetness.  
Markopoulou Facebook Photo Greek fig that first produced a nice fruit for us in 2017 and, though not quite as good, we had another good fruit in 2018 that was syrupy and sweet with a mild berry flavor.  Our tree is still small and fruit quality should get better.  
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
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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 in 2015. It is finally growing very well now and we had some excellent fruits in 2017 that had a nice berry flavor, moderate sweetness, and mild to moderate acidity.  A definite "must-have" variety.  
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
 
(Andreas version)
Facebook Photo Medium sized Greek fig with nice berry flavor and sweetness, some acidity, chewy texture and moderate seed crunch.  This is reportedly a common type fig but has not yet been confirmed by us.  
Mavra Vasilika Sika Facebook Photo Greek variety with berry flavor along with Mission-like "figgy" flavor, moderate sweetness and acidity, significant 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.  
Mersin Mut Facebook Photo Turkish variety that is medium in size with berry flavor of medium intensity and sweet, jammy texture. It is not yet known for certain if this is a common or smyrna type fig.  
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.  
Moscatel Preto Facebook Photo Medium sized fig that is very sweet with mild to moderate berry flavor.  
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.  
Narragansett (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 Medium sized French variety with berry flavor, moderate sweetness and acid balance, chewy texture. Excellent fig that is similar to Bourjassotte Noire and Violette de Sollies, but typically earlier according to literature and other growers.  
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 good balance of sweetness and flavor.  
Nordland Facebook Photo 1
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Produces fruits medium to large in size that are sweet with a nice flavor.  
Ohra Tabahanosika Facebook Photo  Rare medium to large Greek fig with dark red pulp with moderately rich berry flavor, moderate sweetness, and some acidity.  This variety is supposedly a common type fig but this has not yet been verified.  
Panache
 
(Panachee, Borjassotte 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.  
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.  
Panitseika Facebook Photo This is a Greek fig introduced by another collector a few years ago which remains rare. This is reportedly a common type fig but it needs to be verified by someone outside of wasp country to verify. Our tree produced fruits for the first time in 2018 and was productive. These fruits had an very nice berry flavor with moderate sweetness. I had picked one fruit a couple of weeks earlier that had a much darker pulp but I ate it before taking a photo. Birds had got many of our earlier fruits. I expect the fruits to get larger and even tastier as the tree gets older.  
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 1
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Spanish variety producing medium-sized fruits with fairly intense berry flavor, very nice sweetness, jammy texture, moderate seed crunch. Stripes fade someone as fruit ripens but color variation remains very interesting and unique.  
Pastiliere Facebook Photo French variety of medium size, fairly intense berry flavor, moderate sweetness and acidity, chewy texture.  
Patlican Facebook Photo Turkish variety are medium in size with moderate sweetness and a unique flavor that I cannot associate with any particular words (raisin and cherry are two words that came to mind but not quite right). The texture is dense and chewy with a moderate seed crunch. Our tree seemed to not be getting enough water so future fruits may be larger. Common type fig which is said to produce two crops, though we have not had a breba crop on our tree yet.  
Peloponnisiaka Aspra Sika

 

Facebook Photo  This tree was somewhat slow to fruit for us (had fruit in earlier years that did not develop). We expect fruit size to increase. These fruits were medium in size with sweet berry flavor and jammy texture and moderate seed crunch.  This is supposedly a common type fig but this has not been verified.  Some people outside of wasp territory have reported that their fruit have dropped but so did ours for the first two growing seasons.  
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.  
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.  
Plint Grosso Malunga Facebook Photo  This variety originated from Francesco in Italy and has been grown by others and confirmed to be a common type fig. This is our first fruit from our tree. While decent in size, it should get much larger when our tree is older. This fruit had a mild berry flavor, sweet, and juicy.  
Ponte Tresa Facebook Photo  This is an excellent fig with a sweet berry flavor, moderate seed crunch, and jammy texture. This variety was introduced to collectors from a collector in Florida after discovering this unknown variety along a lake in Switzerland and it quickly became famous.  Some growers have reported it is very resistant to rain-related splitting.  
Popone Facebook Photo This is a variegated bifera fig originating on Elba island in Tuscany, of ancient pedigree. This variety is grown by a few others in the U.S. but remains very rare. Most of our fruits were eaten by birds but we protected this one and it was moderately sweet with a berry flavor. Size and flavor should improve with age.  
Princesa Facebook Photo
Breba Photo
Princesa produced large figs with sweet and mild flavor for us. It's reportedly a favorite variety of Mr. Pons in Spain.  Produces breba of fair quality.  
Quarteira Velha (or
     Old Quarteira)
Facebook Photo Old Quarteira (also called Quarteira Velha) is a Portuguese fig slightly different than another fig grown by some collectors which is called Quarteira. This was our first fruit from our tree and it was very nice with an unusual rich melon flavor, sweet, and slight seed crunch. this fruit would have weight slightly more but was already damaged by a bird but it was rescued in time to enjoy! This is believed to be the 100 year anniversary of the tree from which this variety became known. Happy birthday!  
Red Israel Facebook Photo 1
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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 Libya Facebook Photo  Medium sized fig reportedly originally from Libya with moderately intense berry flavor, chewy texture, moderate seed crunch. Some fruits have considerable taste of acidity while others mostly taste sweet.  
Red Sicilian Facebook Photo 1
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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.  
Rigato del Salento (bifera version) Facebook Photo  My young Rigato del Salento (bifera version) is potted and has grown in my greenhouse where it was a bit challenging in 2017 with a lot of hot days (about 20 days of 100F or higher, hotter in my greenhouse). Still, I picked four ripe figs from the tree, eating one before bring the rest in the house to be photographed). The darker one should have been picked yesterday, it was a bit over-ripe but not sour and had a brix reading of 29. The other cut fruit should have been left for another day and had a brix of 19. Both were sweet, honey-type fruits with a mild flavor. Not a rich-tasting fruit but still pleasant which I enjoy for a change of pace. Plus, I love having every striped fig variety I can get my hands on!  
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  Rare small Italian variety with berry flavor, slightly sweet, and some acidity. Productive small fig variety.  
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.  We have picked fruit from our tree but have neglected to take photos.  The fruit is small to medium dark purple fig with outstanding berry 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.  
Sangue Dolce On file Rare fig introduced by a fig collector in the northeast U.S. who obtained it from another fig collector. After growing hundreds of varieties he has judged this to be his favorite.  It remains relatively rare.  Ours produced ripe fruit in 2018 but we are waiting until our tree gets larger before selling cuttings.  
Sanguinato Facebook Photo 1
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Sanguinato continues to impress us and appeal to the birds! This rare Greek variety has a very nice berry flavor, unique from other figs that I can think of, moderate sweetness, thick jammy texture, and deep red pulp. I noticed a fig one morning that was almost perfectly ripe but decided to wait until late afternoon to pick it but a bird had already discovered it by then! Organza bags don't seen to deter birds here (the birds seem to enjoy them!), so I quit trying to use them. I still ate some of what was left of the damaged fruit.  This fig is reportedly a common type fig and a friend growing one of our trees has got ripe fruit from his tree even though he believes he does not have wasps in his area.  Further testing is needed to confirm, however.  
San Miro Piro Facebook Photo 1
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Little is know of this variety.  We believe it to be misspelled and it's true Italian name 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  
Sarizeybek Facebook Photo  Large honey-type fig from Turkey, very sweet mild flavor, juicy, some seed crunch, drop of honey in the eye of many fruits. Smyrna type fig  
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)
 
Siyah Orak Facebook Photo  Small to medium Turkish fig with mild berry flavor, sweet, smooth texture, thin skin. This variety is said to produce two crops but we have not had a breba crop yet. It is also said to be a common type that has fruited outside of areas with the fig wasp.  
Skoura Vavatsika Facebook Photo 1
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Facebook Photo 3
Greek variety that first produced fruits for us in 2015.  Vigorous grower with nice fruits which are very sweet with a hint of strawberry flavor.  
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.  
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 another collector. Fruits are medium in size juicy with moderate sweetness and a good flavor that are unique and difficult for me to describe. Somewhat chewy with slight seed crunch.  
Stella Facebook Photo  Picked our first fruits in 2017 from a variety that may be the same as Delmatie and Belleclare's Vasilika Sika.  The fruit we picked had a sweet berry flavor and syrupy texture. This fruit was probably a day past prime but was still good.  
Sucrette
  (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.  
Sweet Joy

 

Not available Syrian variety introduced by our friends at Trees of Joy.  We had some fruits that were close to being ripe in 2017 that were eaten by birds.  Trees of Joy describes this as being a fig with grey skin with a blush of purple and honey colored pulp with a delicious and unique flavor.  
Syrian Honey Facebook Photo

 

Honey type fig originating from Syria fruiting for us for the first time in 2017. Fruits are medium in size with a very sweet and mild flavor, perhaps with a nutty flavor, juicy, moderate seed crunch. Leaves have a very ornamental shape.  
Tashkent
  (Tashkenskaya)
Facebook Photo 1
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2017 was our second year with fruits from our tree with origins of Uzbekistan. I assume my source is indirectly Raintree Nursery which previously offered this variety. The fruits were much larger in 2017 with some over-ripe fruits larger than the ones shown in first photo. This tree was slow to fruit for us but is now very productive. Interesting flat shape with very sweet mild flavored pulp, smooth texture, slight seed crunch. Some branches often grow in a contorted pattern.  
Tauro Facebook Breba
Facebook Main
This Italian is known for producing very large fruits and I've seen a photo of a fruit weighing over 300 grams.  Our fruits have been quite large but not that big yet.  See linked photos for more details.  
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.  
Tseligato Facebook Photo  Rare Greek variety with interesting berry flavor, sweet, moderate seed crunch.  This variety is reportedly a common type but this is still being tested to confirm.  
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 Medium to large fig originally from Turkey with berry flavor of moderate intensity, moderately sweet, jammy texture, and moderate seed crunch. I have not confirmed if this variety is a common type or not.  
UCR 160-50

 

Facebook Photo  We've neglected to take a photo of fruit from our orchard but we're showing a photo of fruit picked a few years ago in USDA's Wolfskill orchard, the source of the cutting from which our tree was started.  This is a productive variety with fruits of nice size and a good flavor and good sweetness.  
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
 
Medium to large sized fig that are moderately sweet with a rich flavor, slight acidity, chewy texture with moderate seed crunch.  
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
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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)
Facebook Photo 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.  Medium sized fig with intense berry flavor, good sweetness, thick chewy texture, moderate seed crunch.  
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.  
Verte Facebook Photo Our tree produces medium-sized fruits that are sweet and rich in flavor.  
Victoria Facebook Photo 1
Facebook Photo 2
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.  Medium-sized fig which, when fully ripe, is very sweet with an intense berry flavor, moderate seed crunch, jammy texture, and chewy skin. Excellent fig.  
Violet Patlican Photo not available. Obtained from Encanto Farms, this is supposedly the Patlican variety from Turkey.  Our tree has fruited but we have neglected to take photos.  
Violeta Facebook Photo  Violeta is a formal variety name and is believed to be the varieties known as Black Madeira and Figo Preto. We grafted two wild seedling trees to Violeta on March 1, 2017, with the most vigorous of the two being approximately 6' by the end of the first year.  When the fruit in the photo was taken our trees were still growing in 5 gallon pots and under a shade cloth structure. Flavor was still very good with rich berry flavor and nice sweetness and jammy texture and, just as expected, comparable to Black Madeira and Figo Preto.  Some believe this strain may be more vigorous than Black Madeira and Figo Preto but it's hard for us to judge on that since our mother trees are grated.  
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 Sollies Facebook Photo Black fruit with dark red pulp.  Fruit size is large with moderate sweetness, excellent berry flavor, and moderate acidity.  This was a very productive variety in 2017.  This was one of our favorite figs in 2017 and we will be planting more.  I originally obtained this fig with an incorrect spelling of the name so some of my photos have the wrong name on them.  
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.  
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 Adriatic Facebook Photo Productive large fig that's sweet with moderately rich 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.  Our trees ripened a lot small to medium sized fruit that had a moderate rich berry flavor, moderately sweet, and jammy texture and mild to moderate seed crunch. Our trees produced ripe fruit late into the year with some nice fruits even picked in December.  Some growers have reported that this variety has resisted splitting due to rain very well.  Our trees have been pruned heavily for cuttings and will likely produce larger and even better fruit in the years ahead.  We are offering cuttings in two sizes, both of good quality, please select size depending on your desired use  See below.  
White Madeira #1

 

  Smaller diameter for grafting  
White Madeira #1

 

  Larger diameter for rooting or chip budding  
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.  
Young (Mike's) Facebook Photos  Unknown variety originally from Italy, small to medium in size, mild berry flavor, sweet, smooth texture. Breba crop appeared similar and had impressive taste.  
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.  

 

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