Fig Variety Details

General

Variety
Bellone
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Antibes, Bellona, Belloune, Black Nice, Ficus carica bellona Risso, Fig of Nice, Figue de Nice, Nice,Noire de Nice, Sultana

 

Description
Condit Monograph

As Bellona: (syns: Bellone, Belloune, Ficus carica bellona Risso). See Rolland (1914) for synonymy. Described by Bernard (1787), Duhamel (1809), Bory de Saint Vincent (1824), Risso (1826), Couverchel (1839), Hogg (1866), Sauvaigo (1889), Colby (1894), Eisen (1901, after Sauvaigo), Rolet (1916), Mazières (1920), Leclerc (1925), Bois (1928), Simonet et al. (1945), Simonet and Chopinet (1947), and Evreinoff (1947).

Tree with drooping branches; producing two crops; leaves large, deeply 3- to 5- lobed. Extensively grown in Provence, where it is reported by Sauvaigo to be the queen of figs; excellent both fresh and dried. Description of fruit is after Simonet, from specimens secured at Antibes.

Brebas rare, or none, medium, pyriform; neck well marked, often curved; ribs prominent; color violet-gray; pulp red.

Second crop abundant; figs broadly oblique-pyriform, flattened at the apex; ribs elevated; eye small, closed, scales erect, violet; skin purplish black, checking at maturity; pulp red, with numerous small seeds; quality excellent.

Family
TBD
Type
Common
Collection
Pierre Baud
Non-Carica
Availability
Average
Beginner
Poor

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Main Crop

Main Season
Mid-Late
Main Yield
Excellent
Main GDD
Main Ripen Days
Main Crop Flavors
Main Additional Flavors
Main Fruit Size
30-50g
Main Seed Crunch
Above Average
Main Skin Thickness
Main Eye Opening
Closed
Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Split Resistance
Main Uses
Dried, Fresh
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Breba
No
Breba Yield
None-Poor
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 Additional Notes

Rare brebas.

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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
Rain Tolerance
Average
Additional Climate Notes

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