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Variety
Desert King
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Yes
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see also King

NPGS ID
DFIC 85
AKA

Desert King, Charlie, White King

Description

Origin Madera, Calif. 1920. Large, skin is deep green, minutely spotted white, pulp strawberry red. Sweet, delicious fresh or dried. Commonly matures good fruit without caprification near the coast. Tree highly vigorous. Hardy, best adapted to cool areas. Excellent coastal variety is unique in that it produces a heavy breba crop, which ripens early, followed by a light fall crop. Delicious sweet large green fruits with strawberry colored flesh. Does best in the North West and other cool areas. A vigorous growing and hardy tree.  

Food Republic: This cold-tolerant fig is grown on small farms around the country, mostly in cooler areas like the Pacific Northwest, and places where cold winters preclude other varieties, like the heat- loving Calimyrna and Black Mission. The King is a teardrop-shaped, green-skinned fig with dark purple flesh absolutely decadent when the fruits are allowed to fully ripen. Shop at farmers markets or natural foods groceries for the best bet at finding truly ripe figs. F4F: A medium greenish-yellow fig with strawberry pulp. Pyriform to oblique. It ripens a large breba crop between late June and August. A San Pedro type, it sometimes sets main crop figs without pollination. Sweet and rich. Well-adapted in the Northwest and cooler areas of the South. Fairly hardy.

Biferous crop

Condit

King was the primary name Condit used for the variety which is now more commonly known as Desert King. See King

Family
Desert King
Type
San Pedro
Readily Available?
Yes
Gateway?
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Other Comments

Large, skin is deep green, minutely spotted white, pulp strawberry red. Sweet, delicious fresh or dried. Commonly matures good fruit without caprification near the coast. Tree highly vigorous. Hardy, best adapted to cool areas. Excellent coastal variety is unique in that it produces a heavy breba crop, which ripens early, followed by a light fall crop. Delicious sweet large green fruits with strawberry colored flesh. Does best in the North West and other cool areas. A vigorous growing and hardy tree.

Main Crop

Main Season
Early
Main Flavor Group
Honey Berry
Main Skin Color
Yellow / Dark Green / Spotted
Main Pulp Color
Strawberry
Main Eye
Main Flesh Color
Main Drying Suitable?
Main Preserves Suitable?
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Breba?
Yes
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
5+
Wind Resistant?
Good Container Variety?
Easy Rooting?
Additional Climate Notes

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