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  • Mission DFIC# 13


    Donated from: California, United States (Comment: Donated to NCGR, Davis.)
    Maintained by the Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis. NPGS received: 01-Jan-1982

    California Rare Fruit Growers, Vol. 23, No. 6, December 1991: Medium, black skin, reddish pulp. Used fresh and dried. Has strong fig flavor. Good at coast. Has both a breba and a second crop. Oldest California fig, originally from Spain. Info. from Commercial Dried Fig Production in California, University of California, Leaflet 21051, p. 6, November 1978: Mission came to California from Spain. Tree reaches a larger size than most varieties. It produces both breba and second crops. Fruits of the breba crops are large, and many are shipped to the fresh market. Some breba figs are dried, but their shape relegates this fruit to manufactureing stock. Second-crop figs are much more numerous, smaller, and rounder. Fruits are marketed as whole figs, fig paste, and juice. Leafs out about 7 days after Adriatic. The breba crop matures before most other varieties, in mid-August to early September. Fruit splitting is minimal, and the eye is fairly tight, so fruit spoilage is seldom a problem.
    DFIC# 12:
    http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs...lay.pl?1000484


    Mission
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    Descriptions:
    A large black fig with light strawberry pulp. Brebas are pyriform with a prominent thick neck; main crop figs are smaller and more variable, pyriform. Well-adapted in California. Disappointing in the South since it is not very hardy. Often infected by mosaic that mottles the leaves, but does not seem to effect the crop.

    Pictures:



    Additional Info:
    http://figs4fun.com/Info/Info_Mission.html


    Additional Pictures:
    http://figs4fun.com/Thumbnail_Mission.html


    References:
    1. http://figs4fun.com/Varieties.html
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    Last edited by OurFigs; 03-02-2015, 12:22 PM.

  • #2
    Zone / Region: 9b Near Sacramento, CA

    Cultural practice: Grown ground with drip irrigation

    Leaf descriptions:

    Fig descriptions: Black fig with red pulp, sweet flavor with good acid balance. Has some figgy taste that I'm not really fond of but like it quite a bit anyways. Most years it produces a good breba crop of good quality.

    Growth habits: Vigor is average, FMV is apparent.
    Last edited by OurFigs; 03-02-2015, 12:22 PM.
    My fig photos <> My fig cuttings (starts late January) <> My Youtube Videos

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