General

Variety
Ronde de Bordeaux
AKA

RdB

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Description

Kubota1 @ OurFigs: This is a top tier fig. A very reliable variety. I got three sets of crops from mine last year. I got a couple ripe breba 6-11-14 and main crop in the summer and then in the fall. Which I hear is pretty rare to have breba. The breba were grown in my GH.

This is another top choice for cold climate growers. It is an excellent French variety, translating to "Round of Bordeaux". It is likely the hardiest French variety. The name refers to it's very round fruits, of course. It also has nice, long finger like lobes. RdB is amongst the earliest main crop varieties, around the same time as Improved Celeste and Malta Black (70 days, mid-August in mid-Atlantic) and only after Florea. It is able to ripen good fruit even in cool summers when other varieties may not. A very vigorous grower (up to 6' per season!), it can be affected by FMV but seems to outgrow it easily. Some have stated it may be hardy through zone 5. It is certainly capable of being grown in ground to zone 6, but it will likely die back most years. It will fruit well (50+ fruits) even after being killed to the ground. Very good, jammy sweet figs that are small. Purple skin with red flesh, it's taste is a favorite of many.

Robert Harper in Connecticut: Comes from France. High ratings for taste. Suppose to be cold hardy. Maybe to around 0 degrees Fahrenheit? A very strong grower. First to show signs of the American strain of FMV. But, will still put on 6 feet of growth in a summer here, and throw off FMV symptoms. Not as cold hardy as some of the American cold hardy figs. But, highly rated for flavor by most fig collectors. The French consider this a very cold hardy fig. But, there is a big difference between what the French consider cold hardy, and American cold hardy. Ours grows outside in a very protected location. So, I do not believe this fig can be grown uncovered, anywhere colder then a zone 7. Zone 6b/7a?

Pedigree
Condit Group
Family
Violette de Bordeaux
Sub Family
Type
Common
Persistent Caprifig
No
Collections
Non-Carica
No
US Availability
5-Excellent
Beginner
5-Excellent
Origin
France

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Main Crop

Main Crop Season
5-Early
Main Crop Yield
5-Excellent
Main Crop GDD
2039
Main Crop Ripening Days
70
Main Crop Flavors
Bordeaux Berry, Complex Berry, Concord Grape
Main Crop Fruit Size
Main Crop Seed Crunch
Main Crop Toughness
Main Crop Eye Opening
Closed
Main Crop Fruit Drop Resistance
3-Average
Main Crop Split Resistance
Main Crop Rain Tolerance
5-Excellent
Main Crop Uses

Breba Crop

Breba Crop?
Yes
Breba Yield
1-None-Poor
Breba GDD
Breba Ripening Days
Breba Flavor
Breba Fruit Size
Breba Seed Crunch
Breba Crop Toughness
Breba Eye Opening
Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
Breba Split Resistance
Breba Rain Tolerance
5-Excellent
Breba Uses

Climate

Vigor
4-High
Cold Hardiness
4-High
Produces After Die-back
5-Excellent
Rooting Ease
Excellent
Container Adaptable
5-Excellent
RKN Resistance
Average
FMV Resistance
1-Poor

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