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Variety
Beall
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P
Yes
Goto
NPGS ID
DFIC 27
AKA
Description

Discovered in California in the 1920’s, Beall is a medium to large purplish black fig with amber colored flesh. Good flavor and hardy in the South. The trees put out two crops in the summer, closed eye, reliably fruiting during rainy cycles. Fruit ripen August through September. Zones 7-10.

Condit

Described by Brooks and Olmo (1946) and by Condit (1947). A chance seedling, found by W. A. Beall in the Santa Clara Valley, California, and transplanted by him to Fresno, where it fruited in 1922. Characters suggest Archipel (Osborn) as the female parent; variety reported well worthy of planting in desert valleys and in coastal climates for the production of fresh fruit.

Tree moderately vigorous, bearing two crops; terminal buds violet-brown. Leaves medium or larger, dull to slightly glossy above, mostly 5-lobed; upper and lower sinuses of medium depth and width; basal lobes often auricled; base cordate, the sinus generally narrow; margins crenate. Fruit descriptions are from Riverside, California, specimens.

Brebas large, up to 3 inches long by 2-1/4 inches in diameter, pyriform, with prominent, thick neck; average weight 71 grams; stalk thick, up to 1/4 inch long; eye medium, open; white flecks scattered, fairly conspicuous; color brown to purplish black, shading to green on the neck; pulp white; flavor fairly rich; quality good.

Second-crop figs medium to large, oblate to turbinate, with or without a short, thick neck; average weight 66 grams; stalk short and thick; ribs elevated, more deeply colored than body; eye medium, open, with violet scales; surface somewhat glossy, with distinct bloom; white flecks large, conspicuous; color claret-brown to coppery black, lighter toward the stalk; skin checking at maturity; pulp amber, hollow at center; flavor fairly sweet and rich.

Caprified figs with light-strawberry pulp and large, fertile seeds; dried figs of poor color and quality.

Family
Type
Common
Readily Available?
Yes
Gateway?
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Main Crop

Main Season
Main Flavor Group
Main Skin Color
claret-brown to coppery black, lighter toward the stalk
Main Pulp Color
Amber
Main Eye
medium, open
Main Flesh Color
Main Drying Suitable?
Main Preserves Suitable?
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Breba?
Yes
Breba Skin Color
brown to purplish black, shading to green on the neck
Breba Pulp Color
Breba Flesh Color
Breba Eye
Medium, open
Breba Flavor Group
Breba Drying Suitable?
Breba Preserves Suitable?
Breba Wasps Required?
Breba Additional Notes

Climate

Cold Hardy?
Zone
7+
Wind Resistant?
Good Container Variety?
Easy Rooting?
Additional Climate Notes

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