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Variety
Albacor Comuna
AKA

AC, AG, Albacor Comun, Albacor Grossa, SMN007IB

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Overall Quality
Excellent
Description

A truly premium black fig with excellent texture and marvelous beauty. The beautiful crackling is a good indication of ripeness.

The brebas are oval, quite large with beautiful deep black skin. The tasty and juicy pulp is pink.

The main crop is similar the the brebas, only slightly smaller.

The leaves are mostly 3 lobed, with some 5 lobed and rarely single lobed. The edges are wavy.

Gustav Estelrich: ...distinguished from the Albacor by the size of the figs, greater precocity in the harvest, peduncle light green, quite defined, cracked very marked, thick and with a small and narrow neck. In this variety appear whole leaves, differential features with the aforementioned Albacor, although it can be considered as a sub-variety of it.

Wikipedia Translation: a cultivar of fig type common fig Ficus carica, Bifera (two harvests per season, figs and figs autumn), figs epidermis with black background color on glossy matte black color. is grown on the collection of fig trees of Montserrat Pons i Boscana in Llucmajor Balearic Islands.

History
Currently he grows it in his collection of Barts figs Montserrat Pons i Boscana, rescued from a specimen or fig tree grown in "es Palmer" in the Llucmajor area, property of Pere Ginard, great connoisseur and admirer of this variety 'Albacor' for the precocity, size and quality of the harvest of brevas.

The variety 'Albacor Comuna' was cited by Esterlich ( La Higuera, 1910 ), it is distinguished from the variety 'Albacor' by the size of the figs, greater precocity of harvest, light green peduncle quite defined, cracked very marked coarse, and a small and narrow neck. In this variety whole leaves appear differential features with the 'Albacor' although it can be considered as a sub-variety of it.

The variety 'Albacor Comuna' is cited in the Catalan-Valencian-Balearic Dictionary (DCVB).

Features
The fig tree 'Albacor Comuna' is a bipe variety of the common fig type. Tree of great development, high vigor, with rounded crown, branches with a tendency to hang towards the ground. Its leaves with 3 lobes (50%) are the majority, with 5 lobes (40%) and 1 lobe (10%). Its leaves with present teeth and wide wavy margins. 'Albacor Comuna' has a medium-high detachment of figs, and a high productive yield in both figs and figs. The cone-shaped yellowish-green apical bud.

The fruits 'Albacor Commune' are of length x width of 54 x 83 mm in shape between ovoid and pear shaped in both figs and figs, which have large fruits, especially the brevas, symmetrical in shape and uniform in the dimensions, of about 64,530 grams on average, of medium consistency epidermis , thickness of thick skin, matte black background color with glossy black on. Ostiolo from 1 to 3 mm with small pink scales. Peduncle 2 to 4 mm cylindrical light green. Abundant and thick longitudinal cracks. Very marked ribs. With a ºBrix (sugar grade) of 27 very sweet and juicy in figs, with a honeyed pink flesh color. With small or absent internal cavity, and a large number of medium achenes. The ripening of the figs from August 14 to September 26 are from the beginning of ripening in the brevas on June 12. Of yield per high tree.

It is used as figs and fresh figs for human food. Fresh and dry for animal feed. High production They are of average abscission of the peduncle and a good ease of peeling. Quite resistant to oyster opening and transport. Very sensitive to rain, and to the sour, and moderately susceptible to detachment.

Cultivation
'Albacor Comuna', fresh figs and figs are used for human consumption. Figs in fresh and dried for animal consumption (swine and sheep). It is trying to recover of cultivated specimens in the Balearic fig collection of Montserrat Pons i Boscana in Llucmajor.

Condit Monograph

Albacor de Grá and Albacor Comun. Described and figured by Estelrich (1910) as black, oblong figs with red pulp; subvarieties of Albacor. The second is well regarded on account of its abundant main crop, good for drying.

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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
Black Mission
Sub Family
Type
Common
Persistent Caprifig
No
Collections
Figues du Monde, Monserrat Pons
Non-Carica
No
US Availability
Low
Beginner
Low
Commercial Suitability
Origin
Portugal

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Main Crop

Main Crop Season
Mid
Main Crop Yield
Excellent
Main Crop Flavors
Bordeaux Berry, Caramel
Ross Raddi's Flavor Group
Caramel
Main Crop Hang Time
Main Crop Fruit Size
4-Large
Main Crop Seed Crunch
1-None-Little
Main Crop Toughness
5-Very Soft
Main Crop Eye Opening
Main Crop Fruit Drop Resistance
2-Low
Main Crop Split Resistance
2-Low
Main Crop Rain Tolerance
3-Average
Main Crop Uses
Dried, Fresh
Main Tree Drying Capability

Breba Crop

Breba Crop?
Yes
Breba Yield
5-Excellent
Breba Flavor
Breba Fruit Size
5-Giant
Breba Seed Crunch
Breba Crop Toughness
5-Very Soft
Breba Eye Opening
Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
Breba Split Resistance
Breba Rain Tolerance
3-Average
Breba Uses

Climate

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

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