Fig Variety Details

General

Variety
Osborn Prolific
Favorite

Favorited By 0 Users

Our Figs Varieties List
NPGS ID
DFIC 075
AKA

Archipel, Bellaclare #7, Osborne Prolific, Rust

Description

Maintained by the Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis. NPGS received: 01-Jan-1900.

medium, green to brown, amber center, sweet, very prolific, hardy (2 crops) 

Condit Monograph

As 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.)

Family
TBD
Type
Common
Collection
Belleclare
Non-Carica
Availability
Excellent
Beginner
High

Strains

Variety Strains

Images

Main Crop

Main Season
Mid
Main Yield
Excellent
Main GDD
Main Ripen Days
Main Crop Flavors
Sugar, Caramel
Main Additional Flavors
Main Fruit Size
Main Seed Crunch
Main Skin Thickness
Main Eye
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Split Resistance
Main Uses
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Breba
Yes
Breba Yield
Breba GDD
Breba Flavor (Difference from Main)
Breba Ripening Days
Breba Fruit Size
Breba Seed Crunch
Breba Skin Thickness
Breba Eye
Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
Breba Split Resistance
Breba Uses
Breba Additional Notes

Reviews

Other Comments

Climate

Vigor
Average
Cold Hardiness
Zone
FMV Resistance
Average
RKN Resistance
Average
Container Adaptable
Average
Rooting Ease
Average
Produces After Die-back
Average
Rain Tolerance
Average
Additional Climate Notes

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This