The ‘Portugy’ & The Italian Our Family of Trees Part VI Meet the Figs Newton & Vilomina

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 NEWTON

Newton was a gift from our friend and neighbor, Chip. Chip not only has nursery genes, figs are a part of the Radoich Family heritage. Black Mission is the first fig of choice in my orchard. It’s been easily ten years since we’ve had Newton, center of the orchard, peaceful and productive. I am a lover of late bloomers. Newton just birthed his second production of full purple colored fruit, sagging slightly, perfect flesh for a fig. I bit into one today, jam in a bundle. When eating a ripe one, figs taste like jam, oozing with natural sugar, sweet, plump and delicious, a Last Supper bite. 

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