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Variety
Abruzzi
AKA

DFIC 198

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Description

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

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?

Pedigree
Condit Group
Family
Hardy Chicago
Sub Family
Type
Common
Persistent Caprifig
No
Collections
Non-Carica
No
US Availability
1-Poor
Beginner
1-Poor
Origin
Italy

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Main Crop

Main Crop Season
Main Crop Yield
3-Average
Main Crop GDD
Main Crop Ripening Days
75
Main Crop Flavors
Figgy, Sugar
Main Crop Fruit Size
Main Crop Seed Crunch
Main Crop Toughness
Main Crop Eye Opening
Main Crop Fruit Drop Resistance
3-Average
Main Crop Split Resistance
Main Crop Rain Tolerance
3-Average
Main Crop Uses

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Climate

Vigor
3-Average
Cold Hardiness
5-Excellent
Produces After Die-back
3-Average
Rooting Ease
Excellent
Container Adaptable
5-Excellent
RKN Resistance
Average
FMV Resistance
4-High

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