Fig Variety Details

General

Variety
Longue d' Aout
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NPGS ID
DFIC 197
AKA

DFIC 197, Cucumber, Fig banana, Banana, Jerusalem, LdA, Longue d'Aout, Longue dAout, Niagara Black, Niagra Black, Nordland, Nordland Bergfeige, Northland

Variety Strains
Description

Though DEFUNCT in the NPGS, this variety is widely available.

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.

Bluemalibu @ OurFigs: This has been a robust grower for me; a first-year tree that is 5'x4', and extremely prolific. The fig's flavor is really intriguing, it's like a honey/apricot/mango blend. Soft, (almost fragile) skin. Very nice... and I am one that usually isn't a big fan of honey/sugar figs. This has easily earned it's permanent place here in the orchard.

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??

Accession is not in the NPGS, contact the donor for availability. Historical record only.

Accession was donated. 01-Feb-2001. California United States. Donors: Kennedy, Todd, California Rare Fruit Growers. Comment: Donated to NCGR, Davis. According to Kennedy, fig came from old University of California, Riverside, Citrus Experiment Station.

Pedigree
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
Sub Family (New)
Type
Common
Collection
Non-Carica
N/A
Availability
High
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Beginner
High
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Origin
Turkey

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Main Crop

Main Season
Mid
Main Earliness Rating (5=early, 1=late)

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Main Yield
Excellent
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Main GDD
2671
Main Ripening Days
85
Main Primary Flavors
Honey, Melon, Sugar
Main Additional Flavors
citrus
Main Primary Flavor (New - In Process)
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Main Fruit Size
100-150g
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Main Skin Thickness
Main Eye Opening
Closed
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Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
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Main Split Resistance
Excellent
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Main Rain Tolerance
Excellent
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Main Uses
Dried, Fresh, Preserves
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Brebas?
Yes
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Breba GDD
1356
Breba Flavor (Difference from Main)
Breba Primary Flavor (New - In Process)
Breba Secondary Flavor (New - In Process)
Breba Flavor Notes
Breba Ripening Days
Breba Fruit Size
150+g
Breba Seed Crunch
Breba Skin Thickness
Breba Eye Opening
Open
Breba Eye Description
Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
Breba Split Resistance
Breba Rain Tolerance
Excellent
Breba Uses
Breba Additional Notes

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

7/10, 157g

Climate

Vigor
Average
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Cold Hardiness
High
In Ground Zone
6a+
Produces After Die-back
Excellent
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Rooting Ease
Average
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Container Adaptable
Excellent
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RKN Resistance
Average
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FMV Resistance
Average
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Additional Notes

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

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