General

Variety
Black Tuscan
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Overall Quality
Excellent
Description

Harvey @ Figaholics: Black Tuscan is reportedly an Italian and once sold by the now defunct Reed's Nursery from the UK under this name. Some collectors in the U.S. have grown this for quite a few years but we just acquired this in early 2017 from another collector in Michigan who has given great reviews for this fig. Our tree grew well but was slow to form fruit for some reason, seemingly putting most energy into growing. However, we have quite a few fruits on the tree now and many have increased in size greatly in the past 7-10 days and today we picked our first fruit. It was small but still very tasty, reminding me very much of Black Madeira with a moderate very flavor and being moderate to very sweet, along with a nice jammy texture. We look forward to eating many more of these.

Ben Nguyen: I love the Black Madeira Fig, so when I read about the Black Tuscan, which is suppose to be more productive and easier to grow I had to get one too. My guess is that it probably is a Preto or Black Madeira in disguise. We shall see when I get a chance to compare the fruit.

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 Madeira
Sub Family
Type
Common
Persistent Caprifig
No
Collections
Non-Carica
No
US Availability
Poor
Beginner
Low
Commercial Suitability
Origin
Italy

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Main Crop

Main Crop Season
Main Crop Yield
Average
Main Crop Flavors
Complex Berry, Elegant Berry, Exotic
Ross Raddi's Flavor Group
Elegant Berry
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Main Crop Fruit Drop Resistance
3-Average
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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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