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Variety
Negrette
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same as Jason's Unk Black Ischia?

Negretta, Rock Fig, Ficus carica nigra Risso

Condit: Negretta = Negrette

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.

Condit

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
Readily Available?
No
Gateway?
No
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Cold Hardy?
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