Balafi

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Balafi
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De la Font de Balafi, Font de Balafi, Fuente de Balafi

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Wikipedia Translation: is a cultivar of fig type common fig Ficus carica, unífera with figs epidermis light tan color on background with yellow - green. is grown on the collection of fig trees of Montserrat Pons i Boscana in Llucmajor Balearic Islands.

 

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Balafi (syn. Fuente de Balafi). Described and figured by Estelrich (1910). Tree productive; leaves 3-lobed. Figs turbinate-spherical, slightly oblique at the base; stalk short; skin thick, greenish, with cinnamon tinge; pulp of agreeable flavor.

History
At the moment it cultivates it in its collection of Balearic figs Montserrat Pons i Boscana, rescued of an example or mother fig tree located in the term of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar.

The variety 'Balafi' is a wild-born variety spontaneously on the edge of a source, probably the result of a sexual multiplication of another cultivated fig, in the "Balafi" estate in the Sant Llorenç des Cardassar area owned in 1910 by Josep Francesc Villalonga and was named in this way by the name of the farm where it was located. In another time known and cultivated in Manacor where it was very appreciated for the size and the exquisiteness of its figs.

Features
The 'Balafi' fig tree is a common fig type uniferous variety. Tree of vigorousness from medium to high, with a good development, rounded and irregular cup very tight of quite thick leaves. It develops well in both wet and poor terrain. Its leaves are 3 lobes mostly, and 5 lobes (between 15 to 20%). Its leaves with teeth present serrated margins fine and wavy. 'Balafi' has a medium detachment of figs, a medium productive yield and a prolonged harvest period. The cone-shaped yellowish-green apical bud.

The fruits of the fig tree 'Balafi' are figs of a size of length x width: 58 x 46 mm, with a somewhat spherical urceolate shape, little uniform in dimensions but symmetrical in shape, which present large fruits of about 42,490 grams in size. average, of epidermis with strong consistency, thick skin thickness, with a light tan background color with a yellowish green color. Ostiolo of 3 to 5 mm with small purple scales. Peduncle 2 to 5 mm short conical light green. Thick reticular cracks. Ribs quite marked. With a ºBrix (sugar degree) of 25 of juicy sweet flavor, with red pulp color. With large internal cavity, with achenes medium. The figs ripen during a long harvest period, from the beginning of ripening on August 28 to October 6. Of good productive performance and prolonged harvest period.

It is used as fresh figs in human food, such as fresh and dried figs for feeding pigs and cattle. Fairly resistant to adverse weather conditions, transport and opening of the ostiolo.

Cultivation
'Balafi', is used as fresh figs in humans, and for the feeding of pigs and cattle. It is trying to recover of cultivated specimens in the Balearic fig collection of Montserrat Pons i Boscana in Llucmajor.

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Monserrat Pons
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France

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Animal Feed, Fresh
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Pons: 8/28-10/6, 42.5g

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