Fig Variety Details

General

Variety
LaRadek's English Brown Turkey
Favorite

Favorited By 1 Users

Average Overall Rating

Overall Rating:(0)

NPGS ID
AKA

LaRadeks EBT, LaRadek's EBT,

Variety Strains
Description

A form of English BT from Eastern Europe, it has survived -18F with no damage and 70% dieback (but survival) at -23F in the Czech Republic. The mother plant is planted against a foundation. In zone 5b/6a it seems to ripen brebas most years. Fruits have a sweet, fruity fig taste. Closed eye.

Reported to still produce even after temperatures of -10 to -15 F, which is astounding. In northern zones (below zone 7) the main crops will seldom ripen, but due to the high quality of the breba fruit it is not a total loss.

Robert Harper in Connecticut: This fig was discovered in a zone 6a location, in the village of Kyjovich, in the Czech Republic. It has been grown there in a protected location for 18 years. But, grown without winter cover, and still produces a breba crop. It is reported to be able to survive minus 18 degrees Fahrenheit, once it’s has reached maturity. In the brutal European winter of 2012, it lost 70% of its top at minus 23 degrees Fahrenheit. We don’t know for what reason it was 70% top killed at that temperature. It could have been heavy rains during the fall. Or, since the owner does not pinch out new growth and figs after the 6th leaf, it may have been carrying to many figs going into winter. Since figs grown in the north should be pruned back to 2 to 3 feet each spring any ways, you may still get a good crop of figs, if the temperature drops to minus 23 degrees. We just started testing it here in our zone 5b/6a location this year, (2012). So far, it has been a strong grower and starts producing figs, the same year it is rooted. In 2012 our newly rooted plant produced three figs. Newly rooted fig plants produce late figs. They also should not be allowed to bear fruit the first year or two. But, I could not wait to see what they tasted like. The taste was surprisingly good for a fig that fruited within the same year it was rooted. This fig produced for us, in late July, 2013, in a pot, two very large breba figs. So far it seems it might also be a good breba producer for those who cannot grow figs in ground. The breba fruit are so large, that I don’t think the average person could eat more the 4, at a time. Zone 5a/6a?

Pedigree
Condit Monograph

n/a

Family
English Brown Turkey
Sub Family (New)
Type
Common
Collection
Non-Carica
N/A
Availability
Average
Availability Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Beginner
Excellent
Beginner Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Origin

Images

Currently, the image credits are not displaying properly in some browsers. It may by necessary to "hover" over an image to see the image credit.

Main Crop

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

Average Rating:(0)

Main Yield
Average
Main Yield Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Main GDD
Main Ripening Days
Main Primary Flavors
Sugar
Main Additional Flavors
Main Primary Flavor (New - In Process)
Main Secondary Flavor (New - In Process)
Main Flavor Notes (New - In Process)
Main Flavor Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Main Fruit Size
30-50g
Main Seed Crunch
Moderate
Main Seed Crunch Rating (1=none-little, 5=heavy)

Average Rating:(0)

Main Skin Thickness
Average
Main Eye Opening
Conical
Main Eye Opening Rating (1=large/open, 5=tight)

Average Rating:(0)

Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Fruit Drop Resistance Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Main Split Resistance
Average
Main Split Resistance Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Main Rain Tolerance
Average
Main Rain Tolerance Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Main Uses
Dried, Fresh
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Brebas?
Yes
Breba Yield
Breba Yield Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Breba GDD
Breba Flavor (Difference from Main)
Breba Primary Flavor (New - In Process)
Breba Secondary Flavor (New - In Process)
Breba Flavor Notes
Breba Ripening Days
Breba Fruit Size
5-Giant
Breba Seed Crunch
Breba Skin Thickness
Breba Eye Opening
Breba Eye Description
Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
Breba Split Resistance
Breba Rain Tolerance
Average
Breba Uses
Breba Additional Notes

Breba is good quality and seems to be extremely hardy, reportedly to -10 to -15 F.

Climate

Vigor
High
Vigor Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Cold Hardiness
High
In Ground Zone
5b/6a+
Produces After Die-back
Excellent
Produces After Die-back Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Lignified Wood Winter Survival Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Rooting Ease
Excellent
Rooting Ease Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Container Adaptable
Excellent
Container Adaptable Rating

Average Rating:(0)

RKN Resistance
Average
RKN Resistance Rating

Average Rating:(0)

FMV Resistance
Average
FMV Resistance Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Additional Notes

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This