Fig Variety Details

General

Variety
Calimyrna
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NPGS ID
DFIC 057
AKA

Aidin, Banana, Erbeyli, Lob Injir, Lob Ingir, Lop Injir, Long of August, San Lop, Sanlop, Sari Lop, Sarilop, Smyrna

 

Description

This variety is grown commercially in Turkey as Sari Lop. The California commercial dried fig. Large yellow fig with amber pulp and a large open eye. Oblate-spherical. Sweet, very rich nutty flavor. Numerous seeds. Needs pollination. Not practical for Southern growers.

Large, yellow skin, yellow pulp, flattened. Used dried. Not grown in southern California as it requires the fig wasp for caprification. Figs drop if not pollinated.

Noted for its delicious nut-like flavor and tender, golden skin, the Calimyrna fig is the popular favorite for eating out of hand. As the name implies, the Calimyrna is the California version of the Smyrna fig, which was imported by a San Joaquin Valley grower.

Condit Monograph

As Sari Lop: (syns. Lob Injir (or Ingir), Erbeyli, Calimyrna, Aidin). Name from sari, “yellow ,” and lop, “delicious.” See accounts by Eisen (1901, with frontispiece illustration), Roeding (1903, with color plate), Trabut (1904, 1923), Samson (1906), Mills (1914), Rixford (1918a), Borg (1922), Davis (1928), Hagan (1929), Burger and De Wet (1931), Mann (1942), Condit (1920b, 1923, 1933, 1947), Condit and Baskaya (1948), Ozbek (1949), and Tamaro (1948, as “Esmirna”). See also, Condit (1941a, figures 2, J, 3, and 6.)

This variety has been grown in the Meander Valley of Turkey for several centuries; introduced into California at various times; first commercial planting made in 1886 by Mr. Fred Roeding and his son, George, at Fresno, but no crop secured until 1900 after the successful introduction of blastophagas. “Calimyrna” was the result of a $25.00 prize offered by George C. Roeding for the best name for the variety as grown in California. Trabut and Mann both report the variety unsuccessful in Algeria.

Trees vigorous; habit of growth upright (plate 1), with prominent nodal swellings on older framework branches (plate 4). See Condit (1933, figs. 8, 10, 11; 1941a, figs. 15, 16). Leaves above medium to large, mostly 5-lobed; upper sinuses deep, of medium width, lower shallow; base truncate to shallowly cordate; upper margins shallowly crenate, lower entire; upper surface dull; leaves on sucker wood with much narrower lobes and deeper sinuses. (Plate 13.)

Breba crop fair in some seasons; called Yel Injur, or “wind figs,” in Turkey, according to Hagan. Brebas large, pyriform, with prominent neck; color golden yellow; pulp amber, almost seedless; flavor insipid.

Second-crop figs large, up to 2-1/2 inches in diameter and 2 inches from base to apex, oblate-spherical; neck thick, short, and flattened; average weight 70 grams; stalk short; ribs narrow, elevated, rather prominent; eye large, open (as illustrated by Condit, 1941a); scales chaffy, dingy straw color; surface somewhat glossy, with delicate bloom; white flecks inconspicuous, masked by yellow; color golden yellow to light lemon yellow, attractive; meat white, 1/8 inch thick; pulp amber to light strawberry; flavor rich and sweet; quality excellent, both fresh and dried; seeds numerous. According to Ozbek, the seeds of Sari Lop average 708 per gram in number. Season medium. Main defects are large eye, and tendency to split in unfavorable weather. (Plates 8; 11; 12; 15, C.)

Family
TBD
Type
Smyrna
Collection
Non-Carica
Availability
Excellent
Beginner
Poor

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Main Crop

Main Season
Mid
Main Yield
Average
Main GDD
Main Ripen Days
Main Crop Flavors
Main Additional Flavors
Nutty
Main Fruit Size
50-75g
Main Seed Crunch
Heavy
Main Skin Thickness
Very Thick
Main Eye Opening
Open
Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Split Resistance
Poor
Main Uses
Fresh, Drying
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Breba
Yes
Breba Yield
Low
Breba GDD
Breba Flavor (Difference from Main)
Breba Ripening Days
Breba Fruit Size
Breba Seed Crunch
None-Little
Breba Skin Thickness
Breba Eye Opening
Open
Breba Eye Description
Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
Breba Split Resistance
Breba Uses
Breba Additional Notes

Only a very light breba crop.

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Climate

Vigor
Excellent
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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