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Variety
Ficus Palmata
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Description

This is not a ficus carica, but is a wild cousin of the domesticated Ficus Carica and grows much larger and more vigorously. It grows wild in the Himalayas. It appears to be graft compatible with Carica and extremely vigorous to boot.

It also seems to be FMV resistant and figs that are Palmata X Carica are also FMV resistant. (such as Alma)

Condit

Forsk. This Indian form of F. carica, probably introduced by Dr. F. Franceschi, of Santa Barbara, has long been found in fig collections in Algeria and California, and in both places has been used for hybridizing. See Trabut (1922) and Condit (1947). No named varieties have been established. Practically evergreen in mild climates, with new growth starting in late January. The character of earliness is inherited by hybrids.

Trees variable in vigor and habit of growth; twigs pubescent, slender; terminal buds green or colored; leaves very variable, from entire or nonlobed to deeply dissected. (Plate 13.)

Mamme figs usually contain staminate flowers which mature pollen.

Profichi crop generally good, but figs are too small for use in commercial caprification. Figs mostly purple outside, and invariably white inside; stigmas of very young figs sometimes distinctly colored pink.

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Other
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