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  • UCR 187-25 DFIC# 68

    UCR 187-25
    Donated from: California, United States (Comment: Donated to NCGR, Davis)
    Maintained by the Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis. NPGS received: 01-Jan-1900.

    DFIC# 68:
    Last edited by OurFigs; 02-25-2015, 10:39 PM.

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    Wow, ...what an incredible fig!!! UCR 187-25 takes the strong berry flavor of a caprified Black Madeira and, instead of being quite as intense as B/M, it instead incorporates a fruity kick alongside the Berry tones, that really gives it a full-spectrum of flavorful goodness. The skin is very sweet and it is just about half as chewy as a Black Madeira hide. It stays green when ripe, which will aid with camouflage from the critters. And while not quite as richly flavored as the Thermalito, it is the closest variety that I've found to resemble it. And 187-25 ripens about five weeks later than Thermalito, and three weeks before Strawberry Verte, so it extends the harvest of great tasting figs.

    It is a medium-large fig, weighing 46 to 66 gms. No splitting whatsoever has been noted, whereas the very next tree on the irrigation line here, Sicilian Red, which receives the same amount of water, split badly. ...And the tree does not require the wasp, as it's common, having been developed by UC Riverside specifically to replace the smyrna Calimyrna trees commercially grown here.

    This fruit is from an in-ground tree on its second year's growth, being grown in zone 9b in the Sacramento Valley of California.

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    ... The tree is a very robust grower, with the vast majority of leaves being tri-lobed with thumbs.
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    CA 9b "May you sit under your own fig tree..." This metaphor, in use since Solomon, is a wish for the receiver's spirit to know peace, for their family to be secure, and for their life to be fruitful.