General

Variety
Hative d’Argenteuil
AKA

DFIC 86, Hative dArgenteuil, Native d'Argenteuil, Native de Argentile, Native dArgenteuil

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NPGS ID
DFIC 086
Description

Often misnamed Native d'Argenteuil. From southern France. Flavor is unique, with a hint of pineapple and other tropical accents. Can be difficult to root, low productivity and a slow grower. May be good candidate for air layer and/or graft.

Ross Raddi: So far on its own roots, it is lacking. Grafted, it is quite productive and a lot healthier.

Fruitgrower @ OurFigs: I haven’t tried a whole lot of varieties yet, but I have tried some really good ones. This one is super good, and mine tastes like Doug’s description. I have mine on Panache rootstock and it seems to have outgrown its FMV. It grows well for me and sets a lot of figs. As mentioned above it is early, my earliest out of around 50 varieties, and I harvested my last fig on December 10th, my last fig of the season last year!

venturabananas @ OurFigs: It is not a slow grower for me. It is a vigorous variety. Maybe that's because it is not on its own roots. I have it top worked onto CA Brown Turkey and VdB.

Hative d’Argenteuil was originally acquired from France in 1928 and included in the UCD Wolfskill collection. It is supposed that all US specimens of this variety have been propagated from this original source and is not comparable to other varieties available in the US.

Bluemalibu @ OurFigs: This is a cultivar that I really look forward to each year. Hative d' Argentueil is a very intensely flavored fig... honey sweet, but with a perfect acidity to complement, and yet offset, its sweetness. The flavor is that of a lemony - berry syrup, and the skin is sweet and tender. The figs can be left on the tree to concentrate the flavors without fear of souring. Rating a 9.7/10 !

Ray Givens: A small, oblique-spherical violet fig with strawberry pulp. Good quality and dries readily. Condit has only a meagre description of this variety and I just acquired a plant likely to be this variety in Nov 1998. I expect to trial this variety with northern growers since it should be very suitable for areas with cool summers. It is/was grown in Argenteuil, a Parisian suburb, for market. Northern France is not noted for having warm summers.

Ripens mid-August in northern New Jersey 7a.

Condit Monograph

Hâtive d’Argenteuil. A variety received from southern France in 1928, under P.I. No. 69,016. Not identified with any other variety in the collection at Riverside.

Breba crop none. Second-crop figs small, oblique-spherical, with short, thick neck; color violet; bloom commonly absent from circular zone at apex, as illustrated for Figue Fleur in plate 12; pulp strawberry; quality good. Fruits commonly dry without spoilage. (Plate 10.)

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Pedigree
Condit Group
Common Fig with Various Dark Shades of Red or Brown or Violet to Black Skin and Various Shades of Red Pulp
Family
TBD
Sub Family
Type
Common
Persistent Caprifig
No
Collections
Non-Carica
No
US Availability
2-Low
Beginner
2-Low
Origin
France

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Main Crop

Main Crop Season
3-Mid
Main Crop Yield
2-Low
Main Crop GDD
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Main Crop Flavors
Acid, Cherry, Honey, Pineapple, Tropical
Main Crop Fruit Size
1-Tiny
Main Crop Seed Crunch
Main Crop Toughness
3-Average
Main Crop Eye Opening
Closed
Main Crop Fruit Drop Resistance
4-High
Main Crop Split Resistance
5-Excellent
Main Crop Rain Tolerance
4-High
Main Crop Uses
Fresh, Drying

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Breba Crop?
No
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Climate

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

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