Fig Variety Details

General

Variety
Columbaro Nero
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NPGS ID
n/a
AKA

Aldo, Aldos Palermo, Brooklyn Dark, Colombo Nero, Colummaro Nero, Malta Purple Red, Palermo Red, Sal's Corleone, Sals Corleone, Sicilian Red

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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 as Sal's Corleone: 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?

Pedigree
Condit Monograph

As Colombo Nero: (syn. Colummaro Nero). Described and illustrated by Vallese (1909); description only by De Rosa (1911).

Tree bears two crops. Leaves small, asymmetrical, mostly 5-lobed.

Brebas elongated-pyriform, rounded at the apex; eye projecting, with rose-colored scales; color violet.

Second-crop figs medium, ovoid, narrowed toward the base; stalk very short; eye large, scales violet; skin yellowish green near the stalk, gradually becoming bluish violet on body and apex, especially on side exposed to the Sun; pulp light red; seeds few.

Family
Columbaro Nero
Sub Family (New)
Type
Common
Collection
Belleclare
Non-Carica
N/A
Availability
High
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Beginner
High
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Origin

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Main Crop

Main Season
Mid-Late
Main Earliness Rating (5=early, 1=late)

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Main Yield
Average
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Main GDD
2748
Main Ripening Days
85
Main Primary Flavors
Berry, Melon, Sugar
Main Additional Flavors
Main Primary Flavor (New - In Process)
Main Secondary Flavor (New - In Process)
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Main Fruit Size
15-30g
Main Seed Crunch
Moderate
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Main Skin Thickness
Average
Main Eye Opening
Small
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Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
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Main Split Resistance
Poor
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Main Rain Tolerance
Average
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Main Uses
Fresh
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Breba Crop

Brebas?
Yes
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Breba GDD
Breba Flavor (Difference from Main)
Breba Primary Flavor (New - In Process)
Breba Secondary Flavor (New - In Process)
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Breba Ripening Days
Breba Fruit Size
30-50g
Breba Seed Crunch
Breba Skin Thickness
Breba Eye Opening
Breba Eye Description
Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
Breba Split Resistance
Breba Rain Tolerance
Average
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Climate

Vigor
High
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Cold Hardiness
Excellent
In Ground Zone
6b/7a+
Produces After Die-back
Excellent
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Rooting Ease
Average
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Container Adaptable
Excellent
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RKN Resistance
Average
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FMV Resistance
High
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Additional Notes

<ul> <li>Fairly vigorous grower.</li> <li>Prone to splitting with heavy rains.</li> <li> <p class="p1">Potential to fruit first year after dieback to the ground.</p> </li> </ul>

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