Fig Variety Details

General

Variety
Longue d'Aout
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NPGS ID
AKA

Cucumber, Fig banana, Banana, Jerusalem, LdA, Longue dAout, Niagara Black, Niagra Black, Nordland, Nordland Bergfeige, Northland,

Description

A native of Turkey. It's leaves have very strong 3-5 deeply indented lobes. It is very sensitive to Botrytis cinerea when grounds are too wet. The fruits of the first and second harvests are quite different in shape, color and taste. Large fruit.

Robert Harper in Connecticut as Niagra Black: Discovered in the Niagara area. We just stated testing it here this year, 2012. So, we have no cold hardy data yet. But, Niagara is a zone 6b, and the soil in the Niagara area is not noted for being dry. It has been reported that it is a very good tasting fig, by collectors who have tasted many different figs. It does seem to be effected easily by the American strain of FMV. But will still put on five feet of summer growth. Has not fruited for us yet. Flavor profile unknown. Hardiness unknown. Maybe a zone 7a/7b??

Condit Monograph

Longue d'Aout: Described and illustrated by Simonet et al. (1945, 1947) as a two-crop variety, grown at Sollies-Pont.

Brebas above medium, up to 5 inches long and 1-3/4 inches in diameter, elongated- pyriform, very oblique; neck long and curved; stalk of medium length; surface corrugated by numerous, prominent ribs; eye slightly protruding, open, scales brownish; color of skin golden yellow, with brown tinge on the sunny side; pulp light red; flavor insipid.

Second-crop figs medium, 2-1/4 inches long, pyriform, somewhat ribbed; neck short, or none; stalk up to 3/4 inch in length; eye closed; skin green, flushed with violet- brown; pulp rose-colored; quality mediocre.

Family
Longue d'Aout
Type
Common
Collection
Non-Carica
Availability
High
Beginner
High

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Variety Strains

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Main Crop

Main Season
Mid
Main Yield
Average
Main GDD
2671
Main Ripen Days
85
Main Crop Flavors
Honey, Sugar, Melon
Main Additional Flavors
citrus
Main Fruit Size
100-150g
Main Seed Crunch
Main Skin Thickness
Main Eye Opening
Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Split Resistance
Excellent
Main Uses
Main Additional Notes

Main crop fruit is large, but not as large as breba.

Breba Crop

Breba
Yes
Breba Yield
Breba GDD
1356
Breba Flavor (Difference from Main)
Breba Ripening Days
Breba Fruit Size
150+g
Breba Seed Crunch
Breba Skin Thickness
Breba Eye Opening
Breba Eye Description
Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
Breba Split Resistance
Breba Uses
Breba Additional Notes

Good quality & high quality breba crop ripens in July, very large and long.

7/10, 157g

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Climate

Vigor
Average
Cold Hardiness
High
Zone
6b+
FMV Resistance
Average
RKN Resistance
Average
Container Adaptable
Excellent
Rooting Ease
Average
Produces After Die-back
Excellent
Rain Tolerance
Excellent
Additional Climate Notes

Very cold hardy. Potential to fruit first year after dieback to the ground. Resists splitting when wet.

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