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Variety
Paradiso
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P
Yes
Goto

see also Brunswick

NPGS ID
DFIC 307
AKA

Gene's Paradiso, GM-9, Paradiso Gene, Paradiso GH, Albero d’Oro

Description

Grown commercially in Italy.

Condit

Described by Cupani (1696), Gallesio (1817), Gasparrini (1845), Duchartre (1857), Pasquale (1876), Savastano (1885), Vallese (1909), Ferrari (1912), and by Tamaro (1948) as Paraíso (probably). Illustrations of leaves and fruit by Vallese. The short Latin description of this variety by Gallesio is under the heading Ficus carica bifera; he regarded the first-crop figs as better than the second. Gasparrini used the term Ficus deliciosa, with the common name Fico Paradiso; he stated that it was the belief of growers that second-crop figs required caprification.

Paradiso is a Neapolitan variety, disseminated near Genoa as Albero d’Oro.

Trees were rare along the Riviera, according to Gallesio, but some were grown in Provence. Savastano noted that trees of Paradiso were grown primarily for production of the first crop. In his account, Vallese reported that it was well distributed in Lecce Province, but he did not give descriptive notes of the first crop.

The leaves are of medium size, generally 5-lobed.

Brebas (according to Gallesio) medium, elongated; skin green, with white flecks; meat violet, like that of Dottato; pulp light rose, delicate; flavor exquisite.

Second-crop figs (according to Vallese) turbinate, slightly oblique; ribs present on lower half of the body; stalk rather short; skin greenish yellow, shaded with violet on the ribs, especially on the sunny side; pulp wine red, very sweet. Fruit produced over a long season, from August and September to December and January. Marketed only fresh.

Family
Adriatic
Type
Common
Readily Available?
Yes
Gateway?
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