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Carabasseta
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Carabaseta, Paratjal Rimada, SMN056IB

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Pons translation: Looking for the variety in the best prospecting area, its origin, Artà and Manacor, without luck, we were able to locate it in the Marina of Llucmajor, ses Comes, by Francisco Mir, another Mallorcan agro enthusiast. The tree, although aged, presents a good state for prospecting and subsequent characterization.

The tree is medium in size, a slightly irregular rounded cup, thick bush and dense foliage, of medium production and reduced annual growth.

Figs have an ovoid shape, light green and turn yellowish white when dried. They are quite symmetrical and uniform in the dimensions, they do not present well-suited fruits. The pulp is white in color, it is unappreciated if it is fresh, but very sweet and tasty when it is dry, the aquenios are numerous, and medium. The skin is thick, with small white lenticels and the peduncle is almost nonexistent. They are very resistant to the rains, to the transport and to the opening of the ostiolo. They present / display abnormal formations, with figs of two bodies, the superior of conical form and the inferior almost cylindrical, characteristic very similar in all the prospected trees. Figs, when ripening, begin to dry in the tree, and not only do they fall but they are collected by changing to the whiteest color, although half dry, without decreasing the volume.

The leaves are trilobated and very few whole, of wavy, marked margins and acute peciolar angle.

The CARABASSETA variety, is native to Son Servera, Artà and Manacor, places where it was highly cultivated and appreciated for drying rooms. Estelrich, in 1910, also located it in Campos, in the higueral of sa Barrala and also in Santa María; Name an important plantation of this variety in the Alcanada farm, in the port of Alcudia.

The dried figs of CARABASSETA were awarded with the gold medal at the Manacor Agricultural Exhibition of 1896, and they were such a significant specialty that they even exported to Marseilles (France). The name is attributed to the form, which reminds a zucchini of those that were used as a wine container. Occasionally, it is known locally as CARABASSETA to the "Paratjal Rimada" due to its similar forms, although there is no relationship between them.

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Described and figured by Estelrich (1910) as one of the best drying figs of Mallorca, receiving a gold medal at the exposition in Manacor, 1896; see also account of Priego y Jaramillo (1922), and of Condit (1925). P.I. No. 86,169, introduced from Lérida Province in Spain in 1928 as Carabesseta, proved to be a striped fig very similar to Panachée.

Tree of medium size, with 3-lobed leaves. Figs medium, conical, clear green; pulp light red, very sweet. Highly flavored fresh, and of especially good quality dried.

Family
TBD
Type
Common
Collection
Monserrat Pons
Non-Carica
Availability
Beginner
Low

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Main Season
Main Yield
Average
Main GDD
Main Ripen Days
0
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Main Fruit Size
30-50g
Main Seed Crunch
Main Skin Thickness
Main Eye
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Split Resistance
Main Uses
Drying
Main Additional Notes

Pons: 8/22-9/30, 38.6g

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Climate

Vigor
Average
Cold Hardiness
Zone
FMV Resistance
Average
RKN Resistance
Average
Container Adaptable
Average
Rooting Ease
Average
Produces After Die-back
Average
Rain Tolerance
Excellent

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