Fig Variety Details

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Variety
Meou
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Figue Mielleuse, Ficus carica mellifera Risso

Description
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(syns. Figue Mielleuse, Ficus carica mellifera Risso). Described by Risso (1826), Sauvaigo (1889), Eisen (1901), and Simonet et al. (1945). F. carica mellifera was described by Risso as a fig with luscious fruit, the one of all varieties which in drying conserves its sweetness without change. Sauvaigo recorded the same variety as Figo de Meou, apparently a Proven├žal term. The following description is a complex of accounts from the sources listed above.

Tree is upright, with 3-lobed leaves. There are two crops.

Brebas large, 2 to 2-1/4 inches in diameter, turbinate; skin thin, checking, greenish yellow; eye protruding; meat violet; pulp red, very sweet and syrupy.

Second-crop figs globular, up to 2 inches in diameter; stalk short; color pistachio green; pulp light red. Good for drying, but inferior when fresh.

Family
TBD
Type
Common
Collection
Non-Carica
Availability
Beginner
Poor
Origin

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Main Crop

Main Season
Main Yield
Average
Main GDD
Main Ripen Days
Main Crop Flavors
Main Additional Flavors
Main Fruit Size
Main Seed Crunch
Main Skin Thickness
Main Eye Opening
Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Split Resistance
Main Uses
Main Rain Tolerance
Average
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Breba
Yes
Breba Yield
Breba GDD
Breba Flavor (Difference from Main)
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 Uses
Breba Rain Tolerance
Average
Breba Additional Notes

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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
Additional Climate Notes

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