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Bourjassotte Panachee, Bracotedesco, Carbassette, Cold: Signora Panachee, Courgetta Rayee, F. pachycarpa var. fasciata Gasparrini, Ficus carica radiata Risso, Figa Turca, Fracazzano Rigata, Jaspee, Limone, Maravilla, Marbled Limone, Pere Hilarion, Panache, Plume, Princessa, Rayonne, Signora Panachee, Striped, Striped Bourjassotte, Striped Tiger, Tiger, Variegato


One of the most unusual looking figs with it’s stripped fruit. The figs turn a nice shade of yellow when ripe. Sweet pink flesh. Pyriform with prominent neck. Mealy texture. Great in a container. No breba crop, main crop Fruit ripens in August through September.

Leaf: not variegated. Aficionados in California say it can produce excellent, fresh fruit. In the South its flavor is mediocre.

Grown commercially in the US for fresh crops.

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(syns. Figa Turca, Maravilla, Princessa, Rayonne, Courgette Rayée, Jaspée, Limone, Bourjassotte Panache e, Père Hilarion, Striped, Tiger, Zigarella, Col di Signora Panachée, Variegato, Fracazzano Rigato, Bracotedesco, Ficus carica radiata Risso, Ficus pachycarpa var. fasciata Gasparrini). Described by Risso (1826), Gasparrini (1845), Audibert Frères (1854), Hogg (1866), Pasquale (1876), Barron (1869b, 1891), Soc. Pomol. de France (1887, 1947), Eisen (1888, 1901), Sauvaigo (1889), Colby (1894), Cusin (1900), Trabut (1904), Starnes and Monroe (1907), Vallese (1909), Roeding (1914), Borg (1922), Condit (1921b, 1928b, 1947), Davis (1928), Blin (1942), and Simonet et al. (1945). Illustrated in color by Barron (1869b) and Condit (1941a). Illustrated in black and white by Vallese, Condit (1928b, 1941a, fig. 8, D), and Simonet.

In Dendrologia Naturalis, published in 1668, Ulisse Aldrovandi described and illustrated a fig designated as “ficus virgata fructu,” or virgate fruit, marked with alternating bands of yellow and green. A translation (courtesy of Mrs. P.H. Timberlake) of an interesting speculation as to its origin follows: “Whether or not there is any truth in what Palladius stated in Martins, title 10, to wit, that the bicolored fig sprouts from two branches (the white and the dark kind) which have been twisted together and tightly bound, so that the buds are forced to mix their juices, and combine by this means the distinct peculiarities of both, it is at least not certain that they have ever grown together naturally.”

It was probably this same fig which Risso described as Ficus carica radiata, and Gasparrini as Fico Limone.

According to Condit (1928b), the origin of this sectorial chimera has not been learned. Barron (1869b) described it as a sport from the better-known Col di Signora Bianca, one of the finest Italian varieties.

Borg reported that this variegated fig, “Tina ta Spanja,” grown at Marsascala in Malta, is said to be of Spanish origin, and needs caprification. P.I. No. 86,169, obtained from Lérida, Spain, in 1928, has proved at Riverside to be identical with Panachée, and to belong to the Common type of figs. Individual trees are found in widely separated localities of California, but there is little if any interest in extending its culture.

The tree is moderately vigorous and upright in habit of growth; bark of young twigs commonly tawny or brown, and striped with yellow; terminal buds green. Leaves not variegated, above medium to large, mostly 5-lobed; upper sinuses of medium depth, rather narrow, lower sinuses shallow, basal sinuses narrow, or in some almost closed; upper and basal lobes often auricled; margins coarsely crenate; surface dull. The following description of fruit is from specimens produced at Riverside since 1930.

Brebas none. Second-crop figs medium, up to 2-1/4 inches in length and 2 inches in diameter; average weight 40 grams; shape pyriform, with neck prominent, and somewhat flattened in some specimens; stalk to 3/8 inch long; ribs practically absent; surface glossy, with a delicate bloom; white flecks inconspicuous; eye medium or above, open, scales variable, from chaffy to light violet; color light yellow, with alternate bands of green, the latter fading out at complete maturity; meat thick, white; pulp strawberry, mealy in texture; quality mediocre to poor. (Plates 8; 26, D.)
Caprified figs are somewhat larger, with pulp blood-red in color. Splitting of fruit bad, even when uncaprified, as shown in color illustration by Barron.
Passanudo. Described and illustrated by Bobone (1932). Second-crop figs medium, turbinate or oblate; stalk very short; skin yellowish green, smooth, dull, commonly checking when mature; pulp carmine, coarse, of agreeable flavor; quality good. Pecciolo Bianco. Described and figured by Baldini (1953) from Firenze, Italy.
Tree of medium size, with open head and green terminal buds. Leaves mostly 5-lobed; upper lobes spatulate, lower lobes triangular; base shallowly cordate. Figs pyriform, with short, slender neck; stalk 5/8 inch in length; eye closed, scales rosy; color light yellow; pulp red, flavor moderately sweet; seeds many. Highly regarded for table use.



Variety Strains


Main Crop

Main Season
Main Yield
Main GDD
Main Ripen Days
Main Crop Flavors
Dark Berry, Adriatic Berry
Main Additional Flavors
Intense berry
Main Fruit Size
Main Seed Crunch
Main Skin Thickness
Main Eye Opening
Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Main Split Resistance
Main Uses
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Breba Yield
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Breba Flavor (Difference from Main)
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Breba Fruit Size
Breba Seed Crunch
Breba Skin Thickness
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Breba Eye Description
Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
Breba Split Resistance
Breba Uses
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Cold Hardiness
FMV Resistance
RKN Resistance
Container Adaptable
Rooting Ease
Produces After Die-back
Rain Tolerance
Additional Climate Notes

Needs a long, warm growing season.

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