Fig Variety Details

General

Variety
Brooklyn White
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NPGS ID
DFIC 359
AKA

Naples White

Description

Per donor [Bass Samaan]: "Very productive. Produces a large breba, good tasting. Main crop is excellent." Productive and robust, Brooklyn White, also known as Naples White, can ripen fruit after dying back to the ground following a harsh winter – an unusual trait for a light-skinned fig. Brooklyn White has a glazed strawberry flavor. A great light fig. Big and bright, with beautiful yellow-gold skin and relatively large fruit, Brooklyn White can produce a flavorful breba crop as well as Violette de Bordeaux. Brooklyn White’s brebas may begin to ripen two or three weeks after Violette’s brebas, which is about a week or two before Improved Celeste and Ronde de Bordeaux begin to ripen their more bountiful main crops. As with Violette, Brooklyn White’s main crop can begin to ripen about three weeks after the main crops begin on the earliest cultivars. The Brooklyn White cultivar traces to New York City where it was planted by immigrants. Each of these varieties can ripen figs intermittently or in waves until frost. Brooklyn White packs a big sweet strawberry honey flavor. Sizable and bright, Brooklyn White may be the most eye-catching and unusual fig to produce well in the north.

Robert Harper in Connecticut: Discovered growing in Brooklyn, New York, winter uncovered, by an avid fig collector. A heavy bearing, large, no fuss, easy to grow, cold hardy late ripening honey type fig. A really beautiful landscape plant, when fruits first starts to ripen, in early fall with its large golden colored fruit, and green foliage. It’s thick skin helps to greatly reduce yellow jacket damage. Ripens about two weeks after Sal’s EL. Too late for New England, when we have a early fall frost.  Zone 6b/7a?

Condit Monograph

n/a

Family
Atreano
Type
Common
Collection
Trees of Joy Introductions
Non-Carica
Availability
High
Beginner
High
Origin

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Main Crop

Main Season
Early-Mid
Main Yield
Excellent
Main GDD
2300
Main Ripen Days
Main Crop Flavors
Berry, Honey, Sugar, Complex Berry
Main Additional Flavors
Main Fruit Size
Main Seed Crunch
Main Skin Thickness
Main Eye Opening
Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Split Resistance
Main Uses
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

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

7/22, 41g

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Climate

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

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