General

Variety
Albo
AKA

Albicello, Albinillo, Bianchetta, Biancoletta, Biancolini, Blanca, Blanquita, Dorato, D’Oro, Gentile at Bologna, Mattano, Moscadello, Zentil

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Description

Grown at Pomona Gardens in Puglia.

Condit Monograph

Albo: (syns. Albicello, Albinillo, Bianchetta, Biancoletta, Biancolini, Blanca, Blanquita, Dorato, D’Oro, Gentile at Bologna, Mattano, Moscadello, Zentil). Described by Porta (1583), Gallesio (1817), Gasparrini (1845), Pasquale (1876), Roda (1881), Eisen (1901, with figure), Tamaro (1948), and Baldini (1953); the last with illustration of leaf, breba, and second-crop fruit.

According to Gallesio, it is one of the few varieties found along the whole coast of Italy, but not in France or Spain. Gasparrini described Fico Albo with Fico Trojano in parentheses, and also treated Biancolini as a distinct variety. Eisen regarded it as one of the best Italian figs, especially well regarded in the markets of Pavia and Milan. Tamaro described the variety as Blanca.

Tree of medium size. Leaves mostly 3-lobed; base cordate. Not fruited at Riverside, California; resembles very much the variety Angélique, described elsewhere in this monograph: Description is after that of Baldini.

Brebas almost spherical, with short, thick neck; stalk short; color canary yellow; pulp white; quality good.

Second-crop figs medium, oblate-spherical, flattened at the apex; neck none stalk medium; ribs indistinct; eye open, with rose-colored scales; skin yellow; pulp amber, almost seedless, very sweet. Used mostly fresh; sometimes dried.

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Condit Group
Common Fig with Green or Yellow Skin and Amber or White Pulp
Family
TBD
Sub Family
Type
Common
Persistent Caprifig
No
Collections
Non-Carica
No
US Availability
Poor
Beginner
Poor
Commercial Suitability
Origin
Italy

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Main Crop

Main Crop Season
Early
Main Crop Yield
Average
Main Crop Flavors
Ross Raddi's Flavor Group
Fruity Honey
Main Crop Hang Time
Main Crop Fruit Size
3-Medium
Main Crop Seed Crunch
1-None-Little
Main Crop Toughness
Main Crop Eye Opening
Open
Main Crop Fruit Drop Resistance
3-Average
Main Crop Split Resistance
Main Crop Rain Tolerance
4-High
Main Crop Uses
Dried, Fresh
Main Tree Drying Capability

Breba Crop

Breba Crop?
Yes
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Climate

Vigor
3-Average
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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