Fig Variety Details

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Variety
Milco
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NPGS ID
DFIC 129
AKA

Endrich

Description

Collected in: California, United States. Maintained by the Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis. NPGS received: 26-Mar-1986.

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(syn. Endrich). See descriptions by Eisen (1901), Roeding (1914), Rixford (1918a), Condit (1920a, 1947); illustrations of tree and fruit by Condit (1920a), and of fruit (1933). According to Eisen, this variety was imported by G. N. Milco from Dalmatia. On the other hand, Rixford states that there is little doubt that it was introduced by W. B. West under the name Verdoni, and later exploited by Milco, whose name it bears. However, this is in conflict with statements by Maslin (1890, page 410) and others that Verdoni is the name under which W. B. West introduced the White Adriatic from Italy. Milco is the oldest and for several decades the most widely distributed caprifig in California; trees are still found in commercial orchards, but are now seldom propagated or planted.

Trees upright, well branched; terminal buds green; leaves medium, mostly 5-lobed; sinuses medium; base subcordate; surface somewhat glossy, gray green in color; petioles tawny to slightly violet near insertion with blade.

Mamme crop good; figs medium, 1-1/2 inches in diameter, spherical, mostly without neck; ribs inconspicuous; white flecks numerous, commonly tinged with violet; color green; bloom prominent; interior purple. Mamme figs are generally regarded as exceptionally resistant to frost damage.

Profichi crop fair to good; figs medium, oblique-spherical to turbinate, mostly without neck; ribs narrow, only slightly elevated; eye in center of a definite depression. surface dull green, with prominent bloom; white flecks large, scattered, fading out at maturity; interior light purple. Season late. (Plate 6.)

Family
TBD
Type
Caprifig
Collection
Non-Carica
Availability
Poor
Beginner
Poor

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Container Adaptable
Average
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