Fig Variety Details

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Variety
Dalmatie (Green)
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San Pietro, Du Japon, Blanche Navello

Description

Per Planet Fig: In the French garden centers, it is possible to find at least two distinct varieties of fig trees that are named "Dalmatie" ; one with green-violet fruits and one with green fruits. The following description is exclusively related to the green-fruited variety, as described for the first time in 1904 by Trabut.

This fig tree is supposed to originate from the island of Lesina (Hvar), in the Dalmatian coast (Croatia).

Dalmatie is a small-sized fig tree, with weak growth and little vigor that has a “bare” appearance, as the branches have little or no ramification and few deeply cut leaves.

The resistance to cold is very high and is probably also increased by the lack of vigor of the new growth in Spring and the fast hardening of its wood in Summer.

The tree bears many breba fruits in Spring, but they really can’t stand temperatures variations which make them massively fall. Besides the excellent taste and large fruit-size, this fig tree should not be grown for brebas production as the rare fruits that ripen delay the subsequent heavy main crop significantly.

The main crop fruits are very big and look enormous when compared to the small size of the tree. The fruit is very dense, sugared and surprisingly, if it rains a little before harvesting, then it becomes juicier without losing its qualities. When perfectly ripe, a drop of sugary honey flows from the eye.

The main crop of this variety is late and may not ripen; therefore suppressing all the breba crop, while at the size of peas may reduce the ripening time of the main crop by one to three weeks. In addition, the number of new sprouts that the plant produces must be controlled, because they also slow down the fruit maturity. The ideal case is to let these sprouts grow only those years when the warm season starts earlier than usual, to add or renew some branches that will eventually bear new fruits.

To conclude, this amazing, small-sized fig tree, highly resistant to cold, deserves a little space in the garden for the production of huge and excellent main crop fruits.

Biferous crop

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Family
Type
Common
Readily Available?
Yes
Gateway?
No
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Main Crop

Main Season
Main Flavor Group
Honey Berry
Main Skin Color
Green, yellow
Main Pulp Color
Dark red
Main Eye
Main Flesh Color
Main Drying Suitable?
Main Preserves Suitable?
Main Additional Notes
  • Main Yield: high
  • Main Overall Flavor: Very good
  • Main Fruit Average Weight: 93g
  • Alternance: None
  • Main Eye Opening: Big, open
  • Split Sensitivity: Resistant
  • Thick skin
  • Pyriform shape
  • Stalk does not break off readily
  • Short & medium stalk shape
  • Main Fruit Neck Color: Green, yellow
  • Long neck
  • No fruit drop

Breba Crop

Breba?
Yes
Breba Skin Color
Green / Yellow
Breba Pulp Color
Light red
Breba Flesh Color
Breba Eye
Breba Flavor Group
Breba Drying Suitable?
Breba Preserves Suitable?
Breba Wasps Required?
Breba Additional Notes
  • Breba Yield: poor
  • Breba Fruit Drop: high
  • Breba Overall Flavor: Excellent
  • Breba Average Size: 150g
  • Breba Crop Begin Date: 7/24 in Valleiry
  • Breba Skin Thickness: Thick
  • Breba Fruit Shape: Pyriform
  • Breba Fruit Stalk: Breaks off readily
  • Breba Fruit Neck: quite long
  • Breba Eye Opening: big, open
  • Breba Fruit Seeds: felt, many
  • Breba Fruit Texture: juicy
  • Breba Perfume: Medium
  • Breba Splitting Resistance: strong
  • Breba Alternance: weak

Climate

Cold Hardy?
Yes
Zone
Wind Resistant?
Yes
Good Container Variety?
Unknown
Easy Rooting?
Additional Climate Notes
  • Cold Hardiness: Excellent
  • Wind Resistance: excellent
  • Rooting Capability: ?