Fig Variety Details

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Variety
Ronde de Bordeaux
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P
Yes
Goto
NPGS ID
AKA
Description

This is another top choice for cold climate growers. It is an excellent French variety, translating to "Round of Bordeaux". It is likely the hardiest French variety. The name refers to it's very round fruits, of course. It also has nice, long finger like lobes. RdB is amongst the earliest main crop varieties, around the same time as Improved Celeste and Malta Black (70 days, mid-August in mid-Atlantic) and only after Florea. It is able to ripen good fruit even in cool summers when other varieties may not. A very vigorous grower (up to 6' per season!), it can be affected by FMV but seems to outgrow it easily. Some have stated it may be hardy through zone 5. It is certainly capable of being grown in ground to zone 6, but it will likely die back most years. It will fruit well (50+ fruits) even after being killed to the ground. Very good, jammy sweet figs that are small. Purple skin with red flesh, it's taste is a favorite of many.

 

Condit

n/a

Family
Violette de Bordeaux
Type
Common
Readily Available?
Yes
Gateway?
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Main Crop

Main Season
Early
Main Flavor Group
Bordeaux Berry
Main Skin Color
purple
Main Pulp Color
red
Main Eye
Main Flesh Color
Main Drying Suitable?
Main Preserves Suitable?
Main Additional Notes
  • Main Fruit Shape: round
  • Main Additional Flavors: Concord grape

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?
Yes
Zone
Wind Resistant?
Good Container Variety?
Easy Rooting?
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