Fig Variety Database – Using the Variety Search Function

Fig Variety Database – Using the Variety Search Function

The Fig Variety Database can help you avoid buying duplicate or similar varieties, thus saving money. When using the FVDB variety search function, it is helpful to understand a few things (see video below):

  • The variety search field will provide suggestions once you begin typing in the field.
  • The variety search function will search on both the Variety name and AKA (Synonym) fields.
  • Many varieties have many names (AKA’s, synonyms).
  • Many names are used for different varieties.
  • Not all varieties that come up in a search are synonyms.
  • Parentheses are used to identify different strains or to distinguish different varieties that go by the same name.
  • Some synonyms will have question marks. These are debated or unverified synonyms, but are often very similar varieties, even if not identical.
  • The Fig Variety Database will help narrow your options, but do some research.
  • Know your source.
    • Reputation – the OurFigs.com forum is a good source to verify reputable sellers. See Trusted (Known) Ebay Sellers / Vendors List and Online Fig Distributors.
    • Sellers should have a clear and detailed description.
    • Seller’s own images (fruit, tree, leaves).
    • What is the specific strain (if applicable) and provenance?
    • Has it fruited? – Mistakes happen, even with reputable sellers.
    • Remember, it may take a few years before you realize that the variety you have is not the variety you purchased.
  • If the database does not appear to be functioning properly, select the clear button and refresh the page.
  • Please contact me if you have additions, corrections or suggestions.

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