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Variety
Osborn Prolific
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Rust

Description
Condit

(Rust). Two or three decades ago, the Edward H. Rust Nurseries, Pasadena, California, obtained some fig cuttings from a tree peddler who said that the variety was originally from England. The nursery propagated the material, and eventually distributed it under the name Osborn Prolific. Trees have been located in a few dooryards at Arcadia, San Gabriel, and Pasadena, and scions have fruited at Riverside since 1950. Brebas are seldom produced. The main crop, however, ripens over a long season, and is highly regarded for fresh-fruit consumption.

Leaves above medium, mostly 5-lobed; upper sinuses of medium depth, lower sinuses shallow, basal sinuses broad; base sometimes truncate, usually cordate; upper margins coarsely serrate, lower margins entire.

Second—crop figs above medium, pyriform, with body 2 inches long by 1-3/4 inches in diameter; average weight 40 grams; neck thick and short, or often slender, and up to 1 inch long, decidedly flattened, also curved; stalk slender, up to 1 inch long, allowing the fruit to hang with the apex downward; ribs narrow, slightly raised; eye medium or above, open; white flecks few, elongated, inconspicuous; surface somewhat glossy, skin checking crisscross at complete maturity; bloom delicate; color bronze to violet-brown; meat white; pulp amber, or light strawberry, somewhat hollow; flavor sweet and rich; seeds medium; quality fair. (Plate 28, B.)

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Type
Common
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