Fig Variety Details

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Variety
Maltese Falcon
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AKA

GM-5, GM #5

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Description

GM-5 was rated 10/10 for here the Northeast. Originally thought to be a large Mission type variant; but it may be unique and not be a Mission type at all.

This is a variety that came originally from George M. (Gorgi), It's shiny black, about the same shape of a black mission. It was very sweet, the taste is almost like a nice ripe Black Mission or a Vista.

I wanted some "oblong" (tubular/longish) figs from Malta. I acquired two; originally tagged as UnKnown GM#2 and #5, #2 produces small figs while #5 produces large figs. I had asked for an ID (on GW/FF) for #2 and was told that it is a Mission fig (small-type). At a young age, #5's leaves seemed similar to me, sooo, I assumed it was also of the Mission fig (large-type). It turned out not to be the case. So, I dubbed them: GM#2 = Malta Mission (hey! there is such a thing as a Vista Mission...); GM#5 = Maltese Falcon
This is one delicious fig folks!!! The taste reminds me of the Col de Dame Blanc fig which I ate two days ago. The taste of a Maltese Falcon fig is both rich and very complex. It has a well balanced sweetness. The pulp texture is very similar to that of a good Black Mission fig or that of Col de Dame White. That texture is rather thick and "pasty". That flavor lingers on your tongue and palate for several minutes after you take a bite into this fig..........very delicious taste sensation.

Pedigree
Condit Monograph

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Family
Black Mission
Sub Family (New)
Type
Common
Collection
Gorgi M
Non-Carica
N/A
Availability
High
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Origin
Malta

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Mid
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Complex Berry, Dark Berry
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Vigor
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