General

Variety
Longue d'Aout
AKA

DFIC 197, Cucumber, Fig banana, Banana, Jerusalem, LdA, Longue d'Aout, Longue dAout, Niagara Black, Niagra Black, Nordland, Nordland Bergfeige, Northland

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Overall Quality
Average
Description
  • Main Crop GDD: 2,671
  • Main Crop Ripening Days: 85
  • Breba GDD: 1,356

Though DEFUNCT in the NPGS, this variety is widely available.

Accession is not in the NPGS, contact the donor for availability. Historical record only.

Accession was donated. 01-Feb-2001. California United States. Donors: Kennedy, Todd, California Rare Fruit Growers. Comment: Donated to NCGR, Davis. According to Kennedy, fig came from old University of California, Riverside, Citrus Experiment Station.

A native of Turkey. It's leaves have very strong 3-5 deeply indented lobes. It is very sensitive to Botrytis cinerea when grounds are too wet. The fruits of the first and second harvests are quite different in shape, color and taste. Large fruit.

Good quantity & high quality breba crop ripens in July, very large and long.

Bluemalibu @ OurFigs: This has been a robust grower for me; a first-year tree that is 5'x4', and extremely prolific. The fig's flavor is really intriguing, it's like a honey/apricot/mango blend. Soft, (almost fragile) skin. Very nice... and I am one that usually isn't a big fan of honey/sugar figs. This has easily earned it's permanent place here in the orchard.

Robert Harper in Connecticut as Niagra Black: Discovered in the Niagara area. We just stated testing it here this year, 2012. So, we have no cold hardy data yet. But, Niagara is a zone 6b, and the soil in the Niagara area is not noted for being dry. It has been reported that it is a very good tasting fig, by collectors who have tasted many different figs. It does seem to be effected easily by the American strain of FMV. But will still put on five feet of summer growth. Has not fruited for us yet. Flavor profile unknown. Hardiness unknown. Maybe a zone 7a/7b??

Condit Monograph

Longue d'Aout: Described and illustrated by Simonet et al. (1945, 1947) as a two-crop variety, grown at Sollies-Pont.

Brebas above medium, up to 5 inches long and 1-3/4 inches in diameter, elongated- pyriform, very oblique; neck long and curved; stalk of medium length; surface corrugated by numerous, prominent ribs; eye slightly protruding, open, scales brownish; color of skin golden yellow, with brown tinge on the sunny side; pulp light red; flavor insipid.

Second-crop figs medium, 2-1/4 inches long, pyriform, somewhat ribbed; neck short, or none; stalk up to 3/4 inch in length; eye closed; skin green, flushed with violet- brown; pulp rose-colored; quality mediocre.

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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
Longue d'Aout
Sub Family
Type
Common
Non-Carica
No
Origin
France
Collections
US Availability
High
Beginner
High
Commercial Suitability
Cold Hardiness
High
Vigor
Average
Produces After Die-back
Excellent
Rooting Ease
Average
Container Adaptable
Excellent
RKN Resistance
Average
FMV Resistance
Average

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Main Crop

Main Crop Flavor Rating
Main Crop Season
Early-Mid
Main Crop Yield
Excellent
Main Crop Flavors
Honey, Light Berry, Melon, Sugar
Ross Raddi's Flavor Group
Melon Berry
Main Crop Hang Time
Main Crop Fruit Size
Giant
Main Crop Seed Crunch
Moderate
Main Crop Toughness
Average
Main Crop Eye Opening
Closed
Main Crop Fruit Drop Resistance
Excellent
Main Crop Split Resistance
Excellent
Main Crop Rain Tolerance
Poor
Main Crop Drying on Tree Capability
Poor
Main Crop Uses
Dried, Fresh, Preserves

Breba Crop

Breba Crop?
Yes
Breba Crop Flavor Rating
Breba Yield
High
Breba Flavor
Breba Fruit Size
Giant
Breba Seed Crunch
Breba Crop Toughness
Breba Eye Opening
Open
Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
Breba Split Resistance
Breba Rain Tolerance
Excellent
Breba Uses

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