Fig Variety Details

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Variety
Negrette
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Jason's Unk Black Ischia?, Negretta, Rock Fig, Ficus carica nigra Risso, Negretta

Description

May be sibling of Bianchetta and or Verdetta.

I'd rate Negretta as a top notch fig. It's not large but an extremely flavorful one. When chewing the skin it gives a unique flavor that's hard to explain but is excellent. I'd give it an easy 9 out of 10.

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Negrette (syns. Negretta, Rock Fig, Ficus carica nigra Risso). Described by Risso (1826, probably), Sauvaigo (1889), Eisen (1888, 1901), and Simonet et al. (1945); the last with an outline drawing of the fruit. Negrette is confused with Negronne. Risso described a variety as F. carica nigra, or “black fig,” and referred to previous descriptions by Garidel, Bernard, and Duhamel, all three of whom called it Negronne. Sauvaigo, Eisen, and Simonet describe Negrette as the variety treated by Risso. Negronne is regarded here as synonymous with Bordeaux. The name Rock Fig is listed by Eisen on account of the ability of Negrette to thrive in rocky places. The following description is after that of Simonet.

Leaves small to medium, entire, or 3-lobed.

Brebas few, small; average weight 25 grams; shape turbinate to pyriform; neck none, or very short; stalk short; eye small, closed, somewhat depressed, scales violet; ribs well marked; color dark violet, with pruinose bloom; pulp red; seeds numerous; quality mediocre.

Second-crop figs much the same in fruit characters as the brebas. Sauvaigo and Eisen give the pulp as “pale yellow.”

Family
Negretta
Type
Common
Collection
Non-Carica
Availability
Excellent
Beginner
Average

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Main Crop

Main Season
Mid
Main Yield
Average
Main GDD
Main Ripen Days
Main Crop Flavors
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

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Climate

Vigor
Average
Cold Hardiness
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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