Friday, 12 September 2014

White Brooklyn Italian

That is the name given to a variety of fig that i grow.  I bought this cutting from Israel; the seller bought this cutting from USA who in turn got it from an Italian immigrant who settled in Brooklyn a long time ago.  And now its progeny made Malaysia its home. This is a white fig variety, medium eye, big size and most importantly it is sweet and prolific. Due to climatic difference this fig is not white but yellowish brown  with  red blush. Its fruit is beautiful as well as flavourful, very much enjoyed by my 13 months old daughter.

prolific tree

red blush on  ripe fruit

leaf has 5 finger like lobe

Ripe figs show skin crack

sweet and juicy amber coloured flesh


Ahem! any more ripe fig on the tree?

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