General

Variety
Bellone
AKA

Antibes, Bellona, Belloune, Black Nice, Black of Nice, Ficus carica bellona Risso, Fig of Nice, Figue de Nice, Nice,Noire de Nice, Sultana

 

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Overall Quality
High
Description

Figues du Monde: Described by Bernard in 1787. According to Sauvaigo (1889), it was cultivated in Provence and the Bellone is the queen of figs in the region of Toulon in San Remo. She is very sought after fresh and surpasses in taste all the others. In the dry state, this variety is delicate, beautiful and little alterable. In the terroir of Nice, there are some wonderful examples.
Large tree, vigorous in spreading habit, leaves 3 to 5 lobes. Uniform fig (occasional bifère), purple black epidermis pruineux, strawberry pulp, late August maturity 40g, high productivity, suitable for drying, jam, fresh, good taste quality.

Condit Monograph

As Bellona: (syns: Bellone, Belloune, Ficus carica bellona Risso). See Rolland (1914) for synonymy. Described by Bernard (1787), Duhamel (1809), Bory de Saint Vincent (1824), Risso (1826), Couverchel (1839), Hogg (1866), Sauvaigo (1889), Colby (1894), Eisen (1901, after Sauvaigo), Rolet (1916), Mazières (1920), Leclerc (1925), Bois (1928), Simonet et al. (1945), Simonet and Chopinet (1947), and Evreinoff (1947).

Tree with drooping branches; producing two crops; leaves large, deeply 3- to 5- lobed. Extensively grown in Provence, where it is reported by Sauvaigo to be the queen of figs; excellent both fresh and dried. Description of fruit is after Simonet, from specimens secured at Antibes.

Brebas rare, or none, medium, pyriform; neck well marked, often curved; ribs prominent; color violet-gray; pulp red.

Second crop abundant; figs broadly oblique-pyriform, flattened at the apex; ribs elevated; eye small, closed, scales erect, violet; skin purplish black, checking at maturity; pulp red, with numerous small seeds; quality excellent.

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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
TBD
Sub Family
Type
Common
Non-Carica
No
Origin
France
Collections
Pierre Baud
US Availability
Poor
Beginner
Poor
Commercial Suitability
Cold Hardiness
Vigor
High
Produces After Die-back
Average
Rooting Ease
Average
Container Adaptable
Average
RKN Resistance
Average
FMV Resistance
Average

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Main Crop

Main Crop Flavor Rating
Main Crop Season
Mid-Late
Main Crop Yield
High
Main Crop Flavors
Ross Raddi's Flavor Group
Main Crop Hang Time
Main Crop Fruit Size
Medium
Main Crop Seed Crunch
Elevated
Main Crop Toughness
Main Crop Eye Opening
Closed
Main Crop Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Crop Split Resistance
Main Crop Rain Tolerance
Average
Main Crop Drying on Tree Capability
Main Crop Uses
Dried, Fresh, Preserves

Breba Crop

Breba Crop?
Yes
Breba Crop Flavor Rating
Breba Yield
None-Poor
Breba Flavor
Breba Fruit Size
Breba Seed Crunch
Breba Crop Toughness
Breba Eye Opening
Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
Breba Split Resistance
Breba Rain Tolerance
Breba Uses

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