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Grosse Jaune
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Aubico Blanco, Aubique Blanche, Tapa Cartin, Ficus carica monstrosa Risso

Description
Condit

(syns. Aubico Blanco, Aubique Blanche, Tapa Cartin, Ficus carica monstrosa Risso). Described by La Quintinie (1692) as La Grosse Jaune; others who give this name preference are Tournefort (1700), Garidel (1715), La Brousse (1774), Rozier (1805), Duhamel (1809), Lamarck (1817), Bory de Saint Vincent (1824), Noisette (1829), Couverchel (1839), Leclerc (1925), and Evreinoff (1947). The following authors used the designation Aubique Blanche: Bernard (1787), Duchartre (1857), Du Breuil (1876), and Bois (1928). Sauvaigo (1889, 1894) is followed by Eisen (1901) and by Simonet et al. (1945) in listing and describing this fig as Tapa Cartin, without any explanation as to the meaning of the name. Estelrich (1910) and Priego y Jaramillo (1922) described it as Albacor Blanca. Risso (1826) treated it as Ficus carica monstrosa, or “figue a’ fruit monstrueux,” because some of the figs exhibited monstrosities, reported by Sauvaigo and by Penzig (1922) as the proliferation or superimposition of a secondary fruit at the apex of a primary one. Both Estelrich and Simonet figure a single fruit. Lamarck presumed that “this is the one which Miller named, La Grosse Blanche de Genes, his variety No.4.”

The tree has 5-lobed leaves, and produces one crop only in southern France. The following description is taken from that of Simonet.

Second-crop figs pyriform, medium in size, 2-1/2 inches long by 1-3/4 inches broad; neck prominent, rather slender, up to 3/8 inch in length; stalk medium; ribs present; eye medium, closed, scales red; color green to golden yellow; meat white; pulp bright red; seeds small, numerous; quality good. Season late September.

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Green to golden yellow
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Bright red
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