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Variety
Abruzzi
AKA

DFIC 198

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Description

Medium black/brown/purple fig with dark-red pulp. Two crops. Abruzzi/Abruzzo is a region on the east coast of central Italy. 

Main Crop Ripening Days: 75

Robert Harper in Connecticut: Another very sweet, old, cold hardy Italian fig. Appears to be cold hardy here, in Connecticut. But, we’re still testing it here, to see exactly how cold hardy it is. It does have the sprawling habit of some of the old cold hardy Italian figs, of the Abruzzi Alpennines. It has been grown and tested for twenty years or more, for cold hardiness in Ridgefield, Connecticut, by the author and gardener, Aldo Biagiotti. It’s also being grown as far north as zone 5 in up state New York, with cover. Needs protection against rain while it is ripening.  This fig was my 2013 favorite for flavor. DNA testing has shown it to be related to Hardy Chicago, Sal’s EL, and Dark Portuguese. It should have about the same cold hardiness as those three. Has a figgy taste profile similar to Marseilles Black VS, but with stronger, more complex  sweeter taste. Zone 6b/6a?

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Condit Group
Common Fig with Various Dark Shades of Red or Brown or Violet to Black Skin and Various Shades of Red Pulp
Family
Mt Etna - Hardy Chicago
Sub Family
Type
Common
Non-Carica
No
Origin
Italy
Collections
US Availability
Low
Beginner
Low
Commercial Suitability
Cold Hardiness
Excellent
Vigor
Average
Produces After Die-back
Average
Rooting Ease
Excellent
Container Adaptable
Excellent
RKN Resistance
Average
FMV Resistance
High

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Main Crop

Main Crop Flavor Rating
Main Crop Season
Early
Main Crop Yield
Average
Main Crop Flavors
Berry, Dark Berry, Fruity
Ross Raddi's Flavor Group
Fruity Berry
Main Crop Hang Time
Main Crop Fruit Size
Medium
Main Crop Seed Crunch
Main Crop Toughness
Main Crop Eye Opening
Small
Main Crop Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Crop Split Resistance
Main Crop Rain Tolerance
Average
Main Crop Drying on Tree Capability
Main Crop Uses

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