Fig Variety Details

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Variety
Abruzzi
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NPGS ID
DFIC 198
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Description

Medium black fig with dark-red pulp. Two crops.

Robert Harper in Connecticut:

Another very sweet, old, cold hardy Italian fig. Appears to be cold hardy here, in Connecticut. But, we’re still testing it here, to see exactly how cold hardy it is. It does have the sprawling habit of some of the old cold hardy Italian figs, of the Abruzzi Alpennines. It has been grown and tested for twenty years or more, for cold hardiness in Ridgefield, Connecticut, by the author and gardener, Aldo Biagiotti. It’s also being grown as far north as zone 5 in up state New York, with cover. Needs protection against rain while it is ripening.  This fig was my 2013 favorite for flavor. DNA testing has shown it to be related to Hardy Chicago, Sal’s EL, and Dark Portuguese. It should have about the same cold hardiness as those three. Has a figgy taste profile similar to Marseilles Black VS, but with stronger, more complex  sweeter taste. Zone 6b/6a?

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Family
Mt Etna
Type
Common
Collection
Non-Carica
Availability
Beginner
Poor

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Main Season
Main Yield
Average
Main GDD
Main Ripen Days
75
Main Crop Flavors
Sugar, Figgy
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Main Seed Crunch
Main Skin Thickness
Main Eye
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Split Resistance
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Climate

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