Fig Variety Details

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Variety
Kalamata
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NPGS ID
DFIC 156
AKA

Greek Kalamata, Messenia, Sari Lop?

Description

A very vigorous ethnic fig which produces medium to large yellow figs with a pale strawberry pulp. Good quality.

Condit Monograph

Kalamata: (syn. Messenia). A variety imported by the University of California from Athens, Greece, in 1930, and reported to be identical with the commercial fig of Kalamata. Panos Th. Anagnostopoulos, Athens, reports in a letter dated March 22, 1953, that the Kalamata fig is the same as Sari Lop of Turkey. See account by Condit (1924). Description is from figs produced at Riverside since 1933.

Figs medium, spherical to obovate; neck very short and thick; ribs not prominent; eye large, open; surface somewhat glossy, with delicate bloom; white flecks large, conspicuous; skin green, unattractive, often discoloring and checking crisscross at maturity; pulp dark strawberry; flavor rich, sweet; quality good. Commercially inferior because of poor skin color, dark pulp, and tendency to split.

Family
TBD
Type
Common
Collection
Non-Carica
Availability
Low
Beginner
Poor

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Main Crop

Main Season
Main Yield
Average
Main GDD
Main Ripen Days
Main Crop Flavors
Main Additional Flavors
Main Fruit Size
Main Seed Crunch
Main Skin Thickness
Main Eye Opening
Open
Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Split Resistance
Low
Main Uses
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Breba
No
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
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Breba Split Resistance
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Climate

Vigor
Average
Cold Hardiness
Zone
FMV Resistance
Average
RKN Resistance
Average
Container Adaptable
Average
Rooting Ease
Excellent
Produces After Die-back
Average
Rain Tolerance
Average
Additional Climate Notes

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