Fig Variety Details

General

Variety
Paradiso
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NPGS ID
DFIC 307
AKA

DFIC 307, Albero d’Oro, Battaglia Green? GM-9, GM #9, GM 9, Paradiso GM-9, Gene’s Paradiso, Paradiso (Baud), Paradiso Gene, Paradiso Green, Paradiso GH, Paradiso Giovanni, Paradiso UCD, Paraíso Branco

Variety Strains
  • Gene Hosey: This strain goes by many different names, but also includes UCD - Gene was the donor to UCD.
  • Baud
  • Belfiore
Description

Tony @ Mountain Figs: Paradiso, possibly synonymous with Battaglia Green and Ischia Green, is a fig with an intense sheer strawberry flavor. Light figs with intense strawberry flavors, sometimes referred to as “Adriatic” types, also offer premier taste. Paradiso is a great example, as are Verte / Calverte and Adriatic, JH Adriatic and others. Several different cultivars named Paradiso circulate, including Paradiso Bronze and Paradiso Nero. This green skin, dark red pulp, or “Adriatic” type is sometimes known as Paradiso GM-9, Gene’s Paradiso, or Paradiso UC Davis, a terrific fig, well worth attempting to ripen in short seasons. Even post frost, which will strip the leaves of unprotected fig trees, the fruit can continue to ripen for several weeks, though rendered less sweet than figs that ripen under full leaf power.

Accession was donated. 27-Jun-2006. District of Columbia United States. Donors: Hosey, Gene. Comment: Donated to NCGR, Davis. Per Donor: "I received the original cuttings from an elderly gentleman in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. His father had immigrated from Italy. . . [he] received this fig from a fellow Italian immigrant."

Per Donor: "It bears two crops of green figs with red to pale red pulp of very good quality. It seems to match all written and pictorial descriptions of the 'Paradiso' variety that I have found."

Pedigree
Condit Monograph

Paradiso: 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
Sub Family (New)
Type
Common
Collection
Gorgi M
Non-Carica
N/A
Availability
Excellent
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Beginner
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Origin
Italy

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Main Crop

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

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Main Yield
Average
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Main GDD
Main Ripening Days
Main Primary Flavors
Adriatic Berry, Complex Berry
Main Additional Flavors
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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 Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
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Main Split Resistance
Average
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Main Rain Tolerance
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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)
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Breba Seed Crunch
Breba Skin Thickness
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Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
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Breba Rain Tolerance
Average
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Climate

Vigor
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Cold Hardiness
In Ground Zone
Produces After Die-back
Average
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Rooting Ease
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Container Adaptable
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RKN Resistance
Average
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FMV Resistance
Low
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