Fig Variety Details

General

Variety
Datte
Favorite

Favorited By 0 Users

Average Overall Rating

Overall Rating:(0)

NPGS ID
AKA
Variety Strains
Description
Pedigree
Condit Monograph

Described by Gallesio (1817), Gasparrini (1845, as Ficus deliciosa var. castanea), Audibert Frères (1854), Hogg (1866), G. S. (1869), Du Breuil (1876), Pasquale (1876), Roda (1881), Barron (1891), Eisen (1888, 1901), Starnes and Monroe (1907), and by Tamaro (1948, with figure). Gallesio reported the following local names in Italy Fico Madama Rosso at Milan, F. Genovese at Pavia and Laggo Maggiore, F. della Madonna at Bergamo, F. Rossetto at Voghera, F. Larde at Alessandria, and F. Averengo and F. Datto at Torino.

Datte is reported to be common in northern Italy, where the brebas are especially esteemed; in southern districts, second-crop figs are better than brebas. It was introduced into the United States in the Chiswick collection as P.I. No. 18,845, and fruited in Georgia and California, but trees are now found only in collections.

The tree is of slow growth, with many small, slender twigs; terminal buds green. Leaves medium, glossy above, 3- to 5-lobed; upper sinuses of medium depth and width, lower sinuses shallow; base subcordate to truncate; margins very shallowly crenate. Description is from fruit produced at Riverside since 1931.

Breba crop small or none; fruit medium or above, oblique-pyriform, with prominent, often curved neck; stalk short; color green, tinged with violet from the underlying violet meat; pulp dark strawberry; flavor good.

Second-crop figs medium, up to 2-1/2 inches long and 1-1/2 inches in diameter, oblique-pyriform, but irregular in shape and size; average weight 28 grams; neck up to 1/2 inch long, sometimes curved; stalk thick and short, or slender and over 1/2 inch long; ribs slightly elevated, hardly prominent; surface dull, with light bloom; white flecks large, scattered, conspicuous; eye medium, open, scales straw color; skin light green, discolored by brown spots at maturity; meat white; pulp light strawberry, fairly sweet and rich, but dry in texture; quality poor. A considerable percentage of the crop drops when figs are small, indicating lack of caprification.

Caprified specimens with dark-green skin; eye scales bright rose color; fruits inclined to split at apex; pulp of a rich strawberry color, subacid, but of agreeable flavor. Much improved by caprification.

Variety generally poor, both fresh and dried, and not worthy of further culture in California. (Plate 22, D.) See also Condit (1941a, fig. 2, U).

Family
TBD
Sub Family (New)
Type
Common
Collection
Non-Carica
N/A
Availability
Availability Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Beginner
Poor
Beginner Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Origin

Images

Currently, the image credits are not displaying properly in some browsers. It may by necessary to "hover" over an image to see the image credit.

Main Crop

Main Season
Main Earliness Rating (5=early, 1=late)

Average Rating:(0)

Main Yield
Average
Main Yield Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Main GDD
Main Ripening Days
Main Primary Flavors
Main Additional Flavors
Main Primary Flavor (New - In Process)
Main Secondary Flavor (New - In Process)
Main Flavor Notes (New - In Process)
Main Flavor Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Main Fruit Size
Main Seed Crunch
Main Seed Crunch Rating (1=none-little, 5=heavy)

Average Rating:(0)

Main Skin Thickness
Main Eye Opening
Main Eye Opening Rating (1=large/open, 5=tight)

Average Rating:(0)

Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Fruit Drop Resistance Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Main Split Resistance
Main Split Resistance Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Main Rain Tolerance
Average
Main Rain Tolerance Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Main Uses
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Brebas?
Breba Yield
Breba Yield Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Breba GDD
Breba Flavor (Difference from Main)
Breba Primary Flavor (New - In Process)
Breba Secondary Flavor (New - In Process)
Breba Flavor Notes
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 Rain Tolerance
Breba Uses
Breba Additional Notes

Climate

Vigor
Average
Vigor Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Cold Hardiness
In Ground Zone
Produces After Die-back
Average
Produces After Die-back Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Lignified Wood Winter Survival Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Rooting Ease
Average
Rooting Ease Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Container Adaptable
Average
Container Adaptable Rating

Average Rating:(0)

RKN Resistance
Average
RKN Resistance Rating

Average Rating:(0)

FMV Resistance
Average
FMV Resistance Rating

Average Rating:(0)

Additional Notes

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This