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Variety
Pissalutto
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DFIC 189
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Pissalutto Bianco, Pitalusse, Pittalusse Blanche, Poussouluda, Sarnese Bianco

Description
Condit

(syns. Pissalutto Bianco, Pitalusse, Pittalusse Blanche, Poussouluda, Sarnese Bianco). Described by Gallesio (1817), Semmola (1845), Pasquale (1876), Du Breuil (1876), Savastano (1885, probably), Sauvaigo (1889, 1894), Eisen (1888, 1901), Trabut (1904), Mingioli (1904), Mazières (1920), Blin (1942), Simonet et al. (1945), and Tamaro (1948). According to Gallesio, Pissalutto is the same variety listed by Pliny and Columella as “ficus liviana,” one of the best figs of the Roman Era, an identification which Eisen considered highly doubtful. Sarnese, described by Gasparrini (1845) and Savastano (1885), is probably the same variety. The fruit is figured by Semmola, Eisen, and Simonet. Pissalutto is commonly grown in Liguria, and is especially well liked at Sarzana, where it is called Binello; it is also reported to do well in Tuscany, Corsica, and Sardinia; according to Gasparrini, it was caprified at Naples. In southern France it is grown under the name, Pittalusse Blanche.

This variety has not been properly tested in California. P.I. Nos. 77,481 and 113,651 represented cuttings obtained from Italy as Pissalutto, but the fruit produced at Riverside did not conform to the descriptions given by Italian authors. Pitalouse, described and illustrated by Price and White in Texas, was a brown fig, and apparently a different variety from the one now under consideration. Pissalutto is a one-crop fig, very few if any brebas being produced.

The tree is reported by Gallesio to be moderately vigorous, but not so large as that of Dottato. Leaves are large and 5-lobed, with the terminal lobe considerably longer than the lateral ones. The following description is taken from that of Simonet.

Second-crop figs medium, pyriform, with prominent, slender neck, up to one inch in length; average weight 35 grams; stalk slender, often over 1/2 inch long; eye small, partly open, scales numerous, brick red; skin delicately pruinose, checking at complete maturity; color greenish yellow to golden yellow; meat white; pulp of fine texture, red. Quality good, especially fresh. Stands shipment well on account of the firm skin.

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Type
Common
Readily Available?
Yes
Gateway?
No
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greenish yellow to golden yellow
Main Pulp Color
Red
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Breba?
Yes
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