Fig Variety Details

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Variety
Grantham's Royal
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NPGS ID
AKA

Dauphine?

Description

Grantham’s Royal is a flavorful big fig that produces only a breba crop outside of California or other fig wasp areas.

Grantham's Royal was a tree growing in Cupertino, CA. not far from Yamagami's Nursery. The parents of Martin Grantham (an avid and accomplished plantsmen (who had worked at the UC Berkeley Botanic Gardens for a while) were given cuttings of the tree as a wedding gift over 75 years ago from a tree growing in Santa Cruz Ca. What caught my eye when I saw the tree back in 1990 was the enormous breba figs on the tree. Typically each terminal branch had only 1 to 3 figs, at most, but the quality and size was very impressive. It appears to me to match the description of Drap D'Or a rather famous french fig. One would need a rather large tree in order to make a decent fig jam from the fruit. The name Grantham's Royal was my way of recognizing the owners and the apparent similarity to Royal Vineyard (Drap D'Or). (1006) The Breba Crop is 3X as large [as the main crop] and is more pyriform with more brown, green and purple streaks.

Condit Monograph

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Family
Dauphine
Type
San Pedro
Collection
Non-Carica
Availability
High
Beginner
Average
Origin

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Main Crop

Main Season
Early
Main Yield
Average
Main GDD
Main Ripen Days
Main Crop Flavors
Sugar
Main Additional Flavors
Main Fruit Size
Main Seed Crunch
None-Little
Main Skin Thickness
Very Thin
Main Eye Opening
Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Split Resistance
Poor
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
Very Thin
Breba Eye Opening
Breba Eye Description
Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
Breba Split Resistance
Breba Uses
Breba Additional Notes

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Climate

Vigor
High
Cold Hardiness
Average
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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