Fig Variety Details

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Variety
Mt Etna Family
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Description

Especially productive and robust. Has one of the best most reliable flavors and is one of the most prolific fig varieties.

Either a single cultivar or a group of very closely related strains, the Mt Etna variety may be the most common type of fig grown in northern zones. This type of fig can be traced to Mt Etna, Sicily where it is known as Mongibello, beautiful mountain, presumably combining the Sicilian Mungibeddu with the Italian Montebello.

If planted outdoors and killed to the ground by severe cold over winter, Mt Etna is the variety most likely to ripen fruit on new growth in summer. Various forms of protection can help most fig cultivars avoid total top-kill. One simple method: in fall, press low limbs flat to the ground and cover with layers of leaves, wood chips, or dirt.

Some of the varieties the Mt Etna family includes:

  • Black Bethlehem
  • Black Greek
  • Danny’s Delight
  • Dark Portuguese
  • Gino’s Black
  • Ginoso
  • Hardy Chicago
  • Hardy Hartford
  • Keddie
  • Macool
  • Malta Black
  • Marseilles Black
  • Martini
  • Maryland Berry
  • Mt Etna Unknown
  • Mongibello
  • Mungibeddu
  • NJ Red
  • Owensboro
  • Papa John
  • Rosetta
  • Rossi Dark
  • Roundhill
  • Sal’s EL/GS
  • Salem Dark
  • Sicilian Dark (GM-11)
  • Spanish Unknown
  • St Rita
  • Takoma Violet
  • Zingarella

 

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Family
Mt Etna
Type
Common
Readily Available?
Yes
Gateway?
Yes
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Main Crop

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Main Additional Notes
  • strawberry-grape punch flavor

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Climate

Cold Hardy?
Yes
Zone
Wind Resistant?
Yes
Good Container Variety?
Yes
Easy Rooting?
Yes
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