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Bellona
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Bellone, Belloune, Ficus carica bellona Risso

Description
Condit

(syns: Bellone, Belloune, Ficus carica bellona Risso). See Rolland (1914) for synonymy. Described by Bernard (1787), Duhamel (1809), Bory de Saint Vincent (1824), Risso (1826), Couverchel (1839), Hogg (1866), Sauvaigo (1889), Colby (1894), Eisen (1901, after Sauvaigo), Rolet (1916), Mazières (1920), Leclerc (1925), Bois (1928), Simonet et al. (1945), Simonet and Chopinet (1947), and Evreinoff (1947).

Tree with drooping branches; producing two crops; leaves large, deeply 3- to 5- lobed. Extensively grown in Provence, where it is reported by Sauvaigo to be the queen of figs; excellent both fresh and dried. Description of fruit is after Simonet, from specimens secured at Antibes.

Brebas rare, or none, medium, pyriform; neck well marked, often curved; ribs prominent; color violet-gray; pulp red.

Second crop abundant; figs broadly oblique-pyriform, flattened at the apex; ribs elevated; eye small, closed, scales erect, violet; skin purplish black, checking at maturity; pulp red, with numerous small seeds; quality excellent.

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Type
Common
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Main Crop

Main Season
Main Flavor Group
Main Skin Color
purplish black
Main Pulp Color
red
Main Eye
small to closed, violet
Main Flesh Color
Main Drying Suitable?
Main Preserves Suitable?
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Breba?
Yes
Breba Skin Color
violet-gray
Breba Pulp Color
Red
Breba Flesh Color
Breba Eye
Breba Flavor Group
Breba Drying Suitable?
Breba Preserves Suitable?
Breba Wasps Required?
Breba Additional Notes

Rare brebas.

Climate

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Good Container Variety?
Easy Rooting?
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