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Variety
Meou
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Figue Mielleuse, Ficus carica mellifera Risso

Description
Condit

(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 Provençal 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
Type
Common
Readily Available?
No
Gateway?
No
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Main Crop

Main Season
Main Flavor Group
Main Skin Color
pistachio green
Main Pulp Color
Light red
Main Eye
Main Flesh Color
Main Drying Suitable?
Main Preserves Suitable?
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Breba?
Yes
Breba Skin Color
Greenish yellow
Breba Pulp Color
Light red
Breba Flesh Color
Breba Eye
Breba Flavor Group
Breba Drying Suitable?
Breba Preserves Suitable?
Breba Wasps Required?
Breba Additional Notes

Climate

Cold Hardy?
Zone
Wind Resistant?
Good Container Variety?
Easy Rooting?
Additional Climate Notes