Fig Variety Details

Fig Variety Main Info

Variety
Florea
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Yes
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NPGS ID
AKA

Mitchurinska 10

Description

Must allow to fully ripen to bring out flavor.

Florea is among the hardiest varieties known, surviving temperatures as low as -4F in NJ. Introduced by fig guru herman2, it was brought to America from Serbia where it was grown in his father's garden. In Serbia it reportedly survived temperatures of -13F. In addition to it's hardiness, it is also the earliest to ripen it's main crop most years, usually in late July or early August. It is a sweet fig with a good but not extraordinary taste. It does not do well with rain or cloudy/cool weather. During the polar vortex of winter 2013/2014 what is likely the oldest Florea (see photo in the link below) suffered dieback of all secondary branches, the three main trunks survived to about 5' tall. It leafed out in early July and only ripened about 1/3 of it's crop. It should be noted this was an abnormal winter with long stretches of far below average temperatures. It is able to ripen figs the first year after being killed to the ground as per various reports. It is likely the same variety as Mitchurinska10. Mitchurinska10 shares many common traits with Florea, and is common in Bulgaria and other Eastern European countries. Bulgarian agricultural authorities report this variety can survive -13F with little to no damage, but this depends on branch thickness.

Michurinska-10 is the most common fig variety in Bulgaria. The name was given more than 50 years ago by Radka Serafimova during her scientific research on varieties of figs in Bulgaria.

Condit

n/a

Family
Type
Common
Readily Available?
Yes
Gateway?
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Main Crop

Main Season
Early
Main Flavor Group
Light Berry
Main Skin Color
Main Pulp Color
Main Eye
Main Flesh Color
Main Drying Suitable?
Main Preserves Suitable?
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Breba?
Breba Skin Color
Breba Pulp Color
Breba Flesh Color
Breba Eye
Breba Flavor Group
Breba Drying Suitable?
Breba Preserves Suitable?
Breba Wasps Required?
Breba Additional Notes

Climate

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