Fig Variety Details

Fig Variety Main Info

Variety
Black Madeira
Our Figs Varieties List
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P
Yes
Goto
NPGS ID
DFIC 144
AKA
Description

Perhaps the best tasting fig that exists. Needs more heat and a longer season than most. Ripens, but lacks flavor and sweetness after first cold weather. Splitting is a problem in some years: usually the same years that Panachee has a splitting problem.

Legend has it, that this variety is from the island of Madeira in Portugal. The Black Madeira fig is a dark fig with a dark red interior. It is a premium fig, prized for its unique flavor. Black Madeira has a fruity flavor, is sweet and can become quite thick and syrupy as it ripens. Many fig enthusiasts consider this one of the best figs - period. This fig prefers heat, lots of sun sun and a long growing season. It can be difficult to grow in some locations.

Not always readily available

Condit

n/a

Family
Black Madeira
Type
Common
Readily Available?
Yes
Gateway?
No
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Reviews

Other Comments

Flavor compares well with Figo Preto, which seems to ripen earlier than Black Madeira. This was a very slow growing tree until the year following a deliberate over-fertilization regimen. It has been a much more vigorous grower since then. This variety has been more difficult to root than most, and often does not survive the first winter after rooting. Air-layering has been nearly 100% effective but, again, takes longer than most varieties to air-layer, and has needed to overwinter in a greenhouse before really beginning to thrive.

Main Crop

Main Season
Late
Main Flavor Group
Exotic
Main Skin Color
Dark Purple
Main Pulp Color
Red
Main Eye
Main Flesh Color
Main Drying Suitable?
Main Preserves Suitable?
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Breba?
Breba Skin Color
Breba Pulp Color
Breba Flesh Color
Breba Eye
Breba Flavor Group
Breba Drying Suitable?
Breba Preserves Suitable?
Breba Wasps Required?
Breba Additional Notes

Climate

Cold Hardy?
Zone
Wind Resistant?
Good Container Variety?
Easy Rooting?
No
Additional Climate Notes

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