General

Variety
Beer's Black (DFIC 277)
AKA

Beers Black, Black Mission, Mission, Violette de Bordeaux (DFIC 63), Vista (DFIC 259)

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Description

Based upon genetic testing performed in 2010, Beer’s Black (DFIC 277), Violette de Bordeaud (DFIC 63) and Vista (DFIC 259) were determined to be synonyms. See Genetic structure and differentiation in cultivated fig (Ficus carica L.) and a condensed spreadsheet compiled by Richard Frost.

Seems to often be a synonym for Black Mission (Franciscana) or Violette de Bordeaux, depending on the nursery.

A fine, large, black fig that is a splendid performer. The deep red flesh is sweet and has a distinct flavor. It has a medium sized eye and is excellent either fresh or dried. Fairly hardy and well adapted to the South and Southwest.

Accession was donated. 09-Mar-2006. California United States. Donors: Kennedy, Todd, California Rare Fruit Growers. Harrison, Terry. Comment: Donated to NCGR, Davis. Accession was collected. 09-Mar-2006. California United States. Locality: Collected from the residence of the Harrison Family in Healdsburg, CA. This material was originally from Todd Kennedy's collection before going to the Harrison property. Quantity: 4. Collectors:
Kennedy, Todd, California Rare Fruit Growers. Hansen, Jenny, USDA, ARS

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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
Violette de Bordeaux
Sub Family
Type
Common
Persistent Caprifig
No
Collections
Non-Carica
No
US Availability
Excellent
Beginner
Excellent
Commercial Suitability
Origin
France

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Main Crop Season
Main Crop Yield
Average
Main Crop Flavors
Bordeaux Berry
Ross Raddi's Flavor Group
Bordeaux Berry
Main Crop Hang Time
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Main Crop Seed Crunch
Main Crop Toughness
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Main Crop Fruit Drop Resistance
3-Average
Main Crop Split Resistance
Main Crop Rain Tolerance
3-Average
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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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