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The Coll de Dama figs are my favorite figs to eat. They are a must-grow in every climate if you’re a serious fig hobbyist for their exquisite thick and cakey texture. It’s the closest fig to eating cake or a pastry right off the tree. There is a problem with them, however. They are typically late to ripen, unhealthy, and therefore their productivity is unreliable.

 

After this realization, I made it a goal of mine to find a better source for Coll de Dama. Whether it had the Coll de Dama name or not, I want that same amazing eating experience in an easier-to-grow and maintain package. The Coll de Dama Noire I am offering is as healthy as a Coll de Dama can get. It's symptom-free of the fig mosaic virus after years of rejuvenation pruning.

 

  • And remember, Coll de Dama Blanc, Noire, Roja & Grise all have the same eating experience, but with different growing characteristics and skin color.
  • Coll de Dama Gegantina is simply a consistently larger Blanc.
  • Coll de Dama Cuitat is misleading and should not bear the Coll de Dama name. Instead, it falls under the Hivernenca classification.
  • Coll de Dama Bordisottenca is different as well. It’s a cross between the Coll de Damas and Bordissot.
  • Coll de Dama Blanca-Negra is a bit of a fig mystery. However, the true Blanca-Negra could match what Grise, Noire & Blanc offer.
  • Sarda (even though it doesn’t bear the Coll de Dama name) has a very similar eating experience and is under this classification.
  • Coll de Frare should be similar as well, but it is one that I have yet to have any firsthand experience with.

Coll de Dama Noire Fig Cuttings (3 Cuttings Per Order)

$40.00Price
  • Why choosing the right fig variety matters

     

    Choosing the right fig variety can make all the difference in so many positive or even negative ways. A variety that is well suited to your climate and taste preferences will ensure that your getting the fig experience that you deserve.

     

    It's heartbreaking when you put years of work into a tree to finally realize that it's just not suited to your location because it will rarely produce high quality figs and in some cases, may never produce fruit that's even edible!

     

    Fig varieties are very location specific because they're so highly subjected to their environment while they're ripening. Unlike many other fruits, the fig can be destroyed in its final ripening stage. It's a soft fruit that can absorb water into its skin causing cracking, splitting, mold & fermentation all because the inside of the fruit gets exposed to the outside elements of nature.

     

    An apple has a hard covering. A persimmon has a hard covering. Berries and other soft fleshed fruits are also susceptible to bad weather conditions, but they have a short window of time in which they're soft and ready to be picked. Figs can be soft hanging on the tree for 5, 10 or even 15 days!

     

    How to choose the right fig variety for your climate

     

    When choosing a fig variety, it's important to consider the climate in your area during the winter, summer and fall.

     

    • Some fig varieties are more tolerant of cold weather and others can be grown in climates that have mild summers because of their reliable breba production or their early main crop harvest period.

    • Others are better suited for humid climates because they don't need to hang as long on the tree and they have a skin that acts like a waterproof jacket. The water just slides right off.

    • Others are better suited to warmer climates and have the ability to taste incredible even in 100-110F temperatures.

     

    If you want fig variety recommendations, read through the description of each fig variety carefully, or better yet, don't be afraid to contact me. In your message, include your growing zone, location, annual rainfall, and how you want to grow them.

     

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