One of the most important was differing hardiness. Figs often have a first (breba) crop that may be mediocre depending on weather/late frost, but often a poor breba will be "backed up" by a second generation bumper crop. Yes, fig trees are easy to grow in north and central Florida, they can also be grown in south Florida but may not produce as much fruit. ture Celeste trees heavily because this can re-duce the crop. I had to keep it from ripening main crop figs and force vigorous growth and prune for brebas. This didn’t work very well with most of these varieties. Left Eastern (Southern) Brown Turkey, Right Celeste. I find it hard to believe that the "Eastern" version is different from the "Southern" version. Figs can be left in the ground unprotected, but a particularly vicious cold snap may kill young trees. Celeste (Blue Celeste, Celestial, and Little Brown Sugar) cultivar is probably the second most common fig in the southeastern United States, after Brown Turkey (Brunswick, Eastern Brown Turkey, Har­rison, Lees Perpetual, Ramsey, Texas Everbearing). Bullard stated "It so happens that the two fig varieties most commonly grown east of the Mississippi are the two most confused..." He was comparing Celeste and. It has the reputation of being bland. The poster was upset that they'd been able to restrict it as it was “just Brown Turkey”. Breba production is another characteristic that sets them apart, not to mention the size difference of typical fruit. I do not taste so mutch difference. Celeste figs are very sweet, with dark skins and reddish flesh. Celeste is called "Little Sugar Fig" but mine isn't "little" (compared to Dakota) and this year the Brown Turkey is sweeter. Most of the above are very much affected –they grow very poorly. Had a few looking so good but were bland dry yuckiness. Oddly enough, potted figs will bear heavier fruit crops than their in-ground counterparts. I had a EBT under growing light until yesterday, I think it was already to far ahead towards dormancy to ripen its main crop. I'm located in the Netherlands and growing European Brown Turkey, which here is known simply as Brown Turkey. A couple of weeks back etowah posted an inquiry about red eye in Brown Turkey figs, and there were no clear answers. I have gotten heavy breba production from one of my EBT (eastern?) Copyright Leaf Group Ltd. // Leaf Group Lifestyle. Starts ripening in late July. Often if virus laden figs can be pushed hard enough, they “out-grow” the worst of the virus symptoms. I think we are missing something by not comparing how the same cultivar from the same source grows in different locations and in different years. If that question is directed at me - they are in a very large greenhouse at this nursery. There are three types of Brown Turkey: California Brown Turkey, European (English) Brown Turkey, and Eastern (Southern) Brown Turkey. Reminds me of being at a potluck (remember those days?) Good question. That didn’t make sense with the main crop figs. Then we can alllearn to live with fact sbt is just a celeste variety. The least affected by virus are Sweet George and LaRadek. They will look pale and spindly, but a few days of sunshine will turn them a healthy green. Supposedly zone 8a, but my severe frost pocket makes it more like 7a. Trees that regularly freeze to the ground will go on to produce abundant fruit during the growing season. It’s interesting that after his European imports failed, Condit brought in European BTs from the south. But this Brown Turkey is more sweet as RdB. English Brown Turkey Fig English Brown Turkey routinely handles cold winter temperature extremes and continues to fruit during the growing season. Where does Texas Everbearing fit into all of this? Figs can grow to about 15 feet tall and just as wide in Florida conditions. The Celeste Fig (Ficus Carica ‘Celestial’), also known in the south as the “sugar fig” is a cold hardy variety recommended for zones 7-11.A smaller tree, reaching a mature height and width of 5-10 feet, it’s great for small yards or can be potted. If all you have are brown turkeys and you want dessert, drizzle them with honey and run them under the broiler for a moment until the sizzle and bubble, or use them to make fig bread . Celeste or Malta fig trees typically keep their root systems more or less contained, larger trees such as the brown turkey fig trees have more of a tendency to dominate a space. I’m waiting to see what happens next year. As for the rest – I have to agree that I don’t see a lot of it. That was a huge surprise. $15 each and $25 each Manfredia $15 to $35 each PALM sabal minor is native to Oklahoma, therefore, winter hardy. Celeste figs are very sweet, with dark skins and reddish flesh. 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