Fig Variety Details

General

Variety
Sal's Corleone
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NPGS ID
AKA

Aldo, Aldos Palermo, Brooklyn Dark, Malta Purple Red, Palermo Red, Sals Corleone, Sicilian Red

Description

Some state it is hard to root. Totally different variety than Sal's EL/GS. Prone to splitting, best flavor with lots of heat. Juicy but not overly sweet, with a hint of berry and melon.

Robert Harper in Connecticut: A large old Sicilian, cold Hardy fig to maybe around 0 degrees Fahrenheit? Because it originates from Corleone, Sicily. Some call it the Godfather fig. Late ripening with high sweet flavor. May not be able to ripen every year in New England. May be too late for our zone 5b/6a, to ripen every year. But, is a very strong grower, and is over ten feet tall at our location, in Connecticut. Has been tested for around five years here, without any fruit. It is a late bearing fig. To late ripening for us except when we have long hot summer. Has a berry taste profile. Hardiness zone 7b/7a?

Condit Monograph

n/a

Family
Sal's Corleone
Type
Common
Collection
Non-Carica
Availability
High
Beginner
High

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Main Crop

Main Season
Mid-Late
Main Yield
Average
Main GDD
2748
Main Ripen Days
85
Main Crop Flavors
Berry, Sugar, Melon
Main Additional Flavors
Main Fruit Size
15-30g
Main Seed Crunch
Average
Main Skin Thickness
Average
Main Eye Opening
Small
Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Split Resistance
Poor
Main Uses
Fresh
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

7/7, 50g

Reviews

Climate

Vigor
High
Cold Hardiness
Excellent
Zone
6b/7a+
FMV Resistance
High
RKN Resistance
Average
Container Adaptable
Excellent
Rooting Ease
Average
Produces After Die-back
Excellent
Rain Tolerance
Average
Additional Climate Notes
  • Fairly vigorous grower.
  • Prone to splitting with heavy rains.
  • Potential to fruit first year after dieback to the ground.

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