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Taylor

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Condit Monograph

(syn. Taylor). A seedling first distributed by G. P. Rixford, United States Department of Agriculture; grown and fruited about 1916 by H. P. Taylor, Exeter, California, who sold numerous cuttings at one dollar a foot; described by Condit (1928a) and illustrated by him (1928c).

Tree vigorous and upright; terminal buds green; leaves medium; lateral sinuses medium; petiolar sinus broad; base truncate to subcordate. (Plate 13.)6

Mamme crop fair, with many fruits imperfect; figs large, up to 1-1/2 inches in diameter, pyriform, with short, thick neck; ribs fairly prominent; eye slightly depressed; color green; interior light purple.

Profichi crop good; figs very large, up to 2 inches in diameter and 3 inches in length, pyriform, with long, thick neck; ribs fairly prominent and elevated; eye in center of a slight depression; white flecks conspicuous; color green; interior purple; pollen abundant; cavity rather small for such a large fig. A midseason caprifig of large size, but otherwise of no particular merit; not grown commercially.

Family
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Type
Caprifig
Collection
Non-Carica
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Beginner
Low

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Container Adaptable
Average
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Average
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Average
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