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  • Adriatic DFIC# 32

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

    California Rare Fruit Growers, Vol. 23, No. 6, December 1991:
    Greenish yellow, red pulp, fine flavor. Medium open eye. Good fresh, jams, dried. Consistent producer. Large vigorous tree. Prune severly to force new growth.

    University of California, Leaflet 21051, p. 5, November 1978:
    Adriatic is probably of Italian origin, although it is popular in England, where it is known as Grosse Verte. It produces few breba-crop figs. The second crop is plentiful. Used primarily in the manufacture of fig paste. Leafs out 7 to 10 days earlier than other varieties, thus more subject to spring frost injury. Has capacity to initiate new growth and produce some crop in frost years. Harvesting starts in late August and continues into October, if the weather is favorable. The variety is subject to spoilage organisms.
    DFIC# 32:

    aka CHICO ?
    aka STRAWBERRY ?
    aka VERDONE,
    aka FRAGOLA ?
    aka NEBAIN ?
    aka VENTURA

    This is one of the better known figs of antiquity. Originally from central Italy, it was first brought to the United States in 1865. At the time, it was to become the leading variety for commercial, dried fig production. Also good fresh and for jams. Since then, it has been surpassed by 'Calimyrna'. It has large sized, sweet, green to green-yellow skinned figs which have a light strawberry pulp of very fine flavor. Fairly hardy and well adapted to the Northwest but not so great in the South. Small to no breba crop. The fruit are turbinate with a small to no neck. The leaf base is subcordate to truncate usually with 5 lobes with the center lobe being spatulate. This large, vigorous tree performs well in Queensland, Australia. (3)
    A medium greenish-yellow fig with light strawberry pulp and good flavor. Turbinate with small or no neck. Leaf: base is subcordate to truncate; usually 5-lobed; middle lobe spatulate. Very subject to mosaic. Light breba crop. Well-adapted in Northern California and the Northwest. Disappointing in the South as it leafs out early and is susceptible to damage from late freezes. Good all-purpose fig. (1)

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    Additional Info:

    Additional Photos:

    1. http://figs4fun.com/Varieties.html
    2. http://www.thompson-morgan.com/fruit...rees/fig-trees
    3. http://www.durionursery.biz/figs.htm

    Last edited by OurFigs; 03-18-2015, 10:20 PM.