Fig Variety Details

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Variety
Ronde de Bordeaux
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NPGS ID
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AKA

RdB

Variety Strains
Description

Kubota1 @ OurFigs: This is a top tier fig. A very reliable variety. I got three sets of crops from mine last year. I got a couple ripe breba 6-11-14 and main crop in the summer and then in the fall. Which I hear is pretty rare to have breba. The breba were grown in my GH.

This is another top choice for cold climate growers. It is an excellent French variety, translating to "Round of Bordeaux". It is likely the hardiest French variety. The name refers to it's very round fruits, of course. It also has nice, long finger like lobes. RdB is amongst the earliest main crop varieties, around the same time as Improved Celeste and Malta Black (70 days, mid-August in mid-Atlantic) and only after Florea. It is able to ripen good fruit even in cool summers when other varieties may not. A very vigorous grower (up to 6' per season!), it can be affected by FMV but seems to outgrow it easily. Some have stated it may be hardy through zone 5. It is certainly capable of being grown in ground to zone 6, but it will likely die back most years. It will fruit well (50+ fruits) even after being killed to the ground. Very good, jammy sweet figs that are small. Purple skin with red flesh, it's taste is a favorite of many.

Robert Harper in Connecticut: Comes from France. High ratings for taste. Suppose to be cold hardy. Maybe to around 0 degrees Fahrenheit? A very strong grower. First to show signs of the American strain of FMV. But, will still put on 6 feet of growth in a summer here, and throw off FMV symptoms. Not as cold hardy as some of the American cold hardy figs. But, highly rated for flavor by most fig collectors. The French consider this a very cold hardy fig. But, there is a big difference between what the French consider cold hardy, and American cold hardy. Ours grows outside in a very protected location. So, I do not believe this fig can be grown uncovered, anywhere colder then a zone 7. Zone 6b/7a?

Pedigree
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Family
Violette de Bordeaux
Sub Family (New)
Type
Common
Collection
Non-Carica
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Availability
Excellent
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Beginner
Excellent
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Origin
France

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Main Crop

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

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Main Yield
Excellent
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Main GDD
2039
Main Ripening Days
70
Main Primary Flavors
Bordeaux Berry, Complex Berry
Main Additional Flavors
Concord grape
Main Primary Flavor (New - In Process)
Main Secondary Flavor (New - In Process)
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Main Fruit Size
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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
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Main Rain Tolerance
Excellent
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Breba Crop

Brebas?
Yes
Breba Yield
None-Poor
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Breba GDD
Breba Flavor (Difference from Main)
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Breba Skin Thickness
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Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
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Breba Rain Tolerance
Excellent
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Climate

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