Fig Variety Details

General

Variety
Paradiso
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NPGS ID
DFIC 307
AKA

Albero d’Oro, GM-9, GM #9, GM 9, Paradiso GM-9, Gene’s Paradiso, Paradiso (Baud), Paradiso Gene, Paradiso Genova, Paradiso GH, Paradiso Giovanni, Paradiso UCD, Paraíso

Description

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.

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
Type
Common
Collection
Gorgi M
Non-Carica
Availability
Excellent
Beginner
Average
Origin

Strains

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

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Main Crop

Main Season
Mid
Main Yield
Average
Main GDD
Main Ripen Days
Main Crop Flavors
Adriatic Berry, Complex Berry
Main Additional Flavors
Main Fruit Size
15-30g
Main Seed Crunch
Average
Main Skin Thickness
Average
Main Eye Opening
Small
Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Split Resistance
Average
Main Uses
Fresh
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Breba
Yes
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
Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
Breba Split Resistance
Breba Uses
Breba Additional Notes

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Climate

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

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