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Variety
Bontard
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Description

Two apparently different varieties are described by Eisen (1901) under this name; no record is given of the source or the locality where the first was grown; it was a fig below medium in size, with yellowish-green skin and pink pulp. The second account refers to the Bontard received from the Royal Horticultural Society in the Chiswick collection, first established at Niles, and later at Chico, Fresno, and Riverside, under P.I. No. 18,836. Description follows, from trees fruiting at Riverside since 1930.

Tree not vigorous, fairly dense; terminal buds green. Leaves below medium to small, mostly 3-lobed; upper surface glossy; upper sinus shallow, rather narrow; base subcordate to truncate; margins dentate.

Brebas few, medium or above, variable in size and shape, commonly oblique- pyriform; neck prominent, sometimes curved; stalk short; eye medium, open, with straw-colored scales; white flecks numerous, fairly conspicuous; color light green; pulp light strawberry; flavor mild; quality fair to poor.

Second-crop figs medium, turbinate; neck thick, slightly flattened in some specimens; average weight 34 grams; ribs present, but not conspicuous, of same color as body; eye large, open, attracting beetles; surface dull, with delicate bloom; white flecks inconspicuous; color yellowish green; pulp very light strawberry to amber, somewhat hollow; flavor mild. Quality poor; fruit very subject to spoilage; a worthless variety here.

Caprified figs larger, with dark-strawberry pulp. (Plate 20, C.)
Borghino. Described and figured by Baldini (1953) from the Firenze district of Italy. Tree moderately vigorous, producing one crop only; terminal buds light green.

Leaves mostly 7-lobed, with deep sinuses; petiolar sinus narrow. Figs spherical, with short neck and medium stalk; eye open, surrounded by a brown ring; color light green; pulp red, fairly sweet; seeds numerous.

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