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  • Bianco di Rocca Breba 2021

    TorontoJoe This one’s for you!!

    This is an heirloom fig from his families place in Italy and I am so honored to have been given a chance to trial it. It is suspected to be a Smyrna.

    The breba were a surprise but it actually has 3 and this is the first one.

    I’ll let him add some pics of the mother tree to make you all drool!!!

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    Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

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    Evdurtschi Correct me if I am wrong. From what I understand if it ripens breba its either san pedro or common. Nice looking fig none the less.
    Louisiana Zone 8/9. W/L Whatever fig I don't have.

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    • Evdurtschi
      Evdurtschi commented
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      TorontoJoe said that it doesn't usually ripen breba so maybe these were one offs. I have lots of varieties that ripen breba here in my climate that are not known to have breba.

    • goodfriendmike
      goodfriendmike commented
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      Evdurtschi Does not usually produce breba? If it sometimes produces breba than that would make it not a smyrna. Unless its that rare occurrence of a wasp pollinating it.

    • Evdurtschi
      Evdurtschi commented
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      I have had 5 figs that are listed by Pons as Unifera that have produced breba. My climate seems to allow for breba where they just don't happen in other areas. If a fig variety drops breba for 99% of the people and ripens for me, it probably doesn't get its classification changed.

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    Is it a honey fig?
    Tom V
    San DiegoCa

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    • Evdurtschi
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      Yes

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    This is so awesome! Ive posted pics of the mother tree before. It’s a monster. In Italy the mother tree produces loads of breba…. It’s a really heavy producer

    I’m so happy to see how well it’s doing there! 😃

    Thank you for taking such good care of it!
    Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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    • Evdurtschi
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      Oh!! I got confused. I’m glad to know the breba are normal. It was delicious.

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    Clarification - it ripens breba…. Just not in Canada.
    Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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    • goodfriendmike
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      So a san pedro at the least. Nice looking fig!

    • Evdurtschi
      Evdurtschi commented
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      Thank you for the clarifying! It’s a beautiful fig. The main crop is LOADED!!! Can’t wait to showcase it

    • TorontoJoe
      TorontoJoe commented
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      It may be common but it didn't seem happy here. This is a staple producer back on the homestead. When the figs start to ripen my Zia Pina always made marmellata for days. We'd have it every morning with crostini and coffee.

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    Originally posted by TorontoJoe View Post
    Ive posted pics of the mother tree before. It’s a monster.
    Hyperlink or re-post here please? I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd love to see it!
    Alan. Los Angeles area. Zone 10b (Sunset zone 24).
    Looking for: Boysenberry Blush, Dolce Calderai, Hative D'Argenteuil, Ondata.

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    • #7
      Here's mamma tree... She's beautiful!

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      Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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      • Evdurtschi
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        Stunning!!!

    • #8
      There are four varieties of figs from Rocca. More to come
      Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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