Fig varieties collection

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187-25

A numbered variety from the UC Davis Germplasm in California. The tree produces a heavy crop of light green skin with deep red center. Excellent tasting. 

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Abyad

Originally from the village of Amar, in Syria comes this variety named Abyad ابيض referring to it's white (light green) skin. Excellent tasting fig. It has been grown in Pennsylvania for many years, and it's a vigorous grower with good adaptability to cold weather. Collected from Mr. Attiyeh

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Adriatic

Light green skin with red pulp. Very good flavor. A late variety.

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Alma

A small to medium fig golden-brown, pear-shaped (pyriform) fig with amber pulp. Sweet and delicate flavor. Bred in Texas, and released in 1940

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Atreano

Atreano is a robust, fast growing fig that produces tasty clusters of light green figs with a sweet, pink interior. 

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Banana

A very sweet, small to medium sized fruit. Can be used for fresh eating, canning and drying. The skin is light yellow with ripe-banana colored spots when ripe. The flesh is light amber colored. Small, productive, hardy trees.

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Barada

Excellent tasting honey type fig. Tree came from Sidnaya, Syria (Historic town in mountains near Damascus). Fruit is small to medium.  Despite it's relatively small size it's packed with sugar and has a very tasty sweet flavor.

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Bataglia

Excellent tasting green fig with dark red center. Has a drop of honey on the eye. tastes like a berry Jam. It seems to be a late variety.

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Black Bethlehem

I collected this fig from a Greek Neighborhood in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The figs were ripe in early August. Excellent tasting fig, and super sweet. The tree is left unprotected in winter, and despite the cold it still produces an early crop.

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Black Madeira

The flavor is very unique. excellent tasting variety. It bears late for the Northeast. Does better in containers in my climate. Will split in high humidity and rainy conditions.

The skin is dark purple, but in cool summer it will not develop the dark skin.

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Black Mission

Introduced into California by the Franciscan missionary Fr. Junipero Serra who planted it at the San Diego mission in 1769. Widely planted in California commercially. Good tasting and very sweet flavor. 

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Black Portugal

Very sweet dark large fig from Portugal. 

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Black Triana

Originated in Calabria, Italy. Round shape and tastes sweet and juicy which thick skin. bears two crop

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Blue Celeste

Excellent sweet small to medium fruit. Adaptable to humid conditions. It has light brown skin with red pulp. Cold hardy.

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Brooklyn Dark

We collected this variety from Brooklyn, NY after seeing how cold hardy it is. The tree bears two crops of round dark figs with very good  flavor, we named it Brooklyn dark. 

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Brooklyn White

I discovered it growing in an Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY where it had survived many winters unprotected. Fruit is Large, and very productive. One of the best tasting white figs and among our favorite for productivity and flavor. Bears two crops.

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Brown Turkey

Very popular fig in the US. The tree bears two crops of very large figs. Mild sweet flavor. 

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Brunswick

Very large fig with pale purple skin and amber pulp. Very sweet flavor. Susceptible to splitting in humid and rainy areas. distinctive pointy leaves. Also known as Magnolia.

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Byadi

Medium size figs with yellow skin. Originally from Syria. Excellent tasting honey fig. The tree develops a straight and thick trunk quickly and can easily trained as a standard shape tree. Grows well in ground or in pot. 

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Calabrese Long

A large white fig, with very distinctive pointy leaves. Collected from Calabria Italy, and I discovered it growing in Bethlehem, pa. Tree seems hardy and productive. Originally listed as Bianca Calabrese. Very long shape breba with distinctive color. The main crop is excellent tasting.

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Capelas

Fruit is large and quality is fair. Second crop is sweet with excellent flavor. Tree is slow growing and spreading, from St. Michael, Azores. Good tree for growing in a pot. 

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Carolina Dark

We collected this unknown variety from Wilmington North Carolina. It has a dark purple skin and amber pulp. Good sweet flavor, and large figs. 

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Celeste JR

Very sweet and early variety. It has proved to be cold hardy in Pennsylvania. Celeste is perhaps the most common variety in southern states. Celeste JR comes from a Louisiana grower that tell us this is among his favorite variant. 

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Dark Portuguese Fig

Very productive, sweet, and adaptable to the cold climate. We collected this fig from a Portuguese immigrant who brought the tree from Portugal. This fig has been grown in Bethlehem, PA since early 1900's. Excellent tasting fig. Fruit size is medium to large. The tree will also produce a light breba crop that is excellent tasting also.

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Deanna

A medium to large, golden yellow fig with strawberry pulp. Very good flavor... originated in the USA through the breeding program of Ira Condit. 

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Desert King

Very sweet figs grown on last year's wood (Breba crop), the main crop requires pollination by the famous fig wasp which is not available in the Northeast US. 
Does not do well in the Northeast unless the tree is protected properly. If the tree dies back, the Breba is lost. It can be grown in a container in our region.

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Figoin

Delicious small yellow figs with amber center. Originally from Italy

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Florea

Very early fig. Comes into bearing age very quickly. Very cold hardy, and had survived many winters unprotected on the East coast. 

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Galbun

A very sweet light green fig bears large size fruit. It has done well in our cold climate. It was released in the USA in 1971, by the fig breeder Ira Condit . 

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Gino Black

A very good quality fig. Very productive and reliable in the North east. Had proved to be winter hardy and good flavor.

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Green Italian

An unknown variety originally from Italy and grown in New Jersey. It produces a good crop of breba, followed by a very early main crop. It is a very productive tree. Figs have a sweet mild flavor.

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Hardy Chicago Fig

Excellent tasting fig. Originally from Sicily, it was grown near Chicago by an Italian immigrant and it had proved to grow well. It is very vigorous and early producer that if it dies to ground in cold areas it will sprout back and set a crop that same year. Medium size fruit with dark skin and amber color flesh. 

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Hmari

Hmari (حميري) is native to Syria and the Middle East . It has an excellent complex flavor. Has survived well in ground in our cold climate. Early to mid season variety, keeps producing until frost. Light green fig with red pulp. 

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Hollier

Excellent tasting yellow fig with honey-amber pulp. Among our favorite yellow figs for its sweet flavor. This variety has done well in the humid parts of the south. 

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Honey Jumbo

Large round fig with light color skin, and red pulp. producing two crops. proved to be hardy in East Pennsylvania.

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Keddie

Collected from Pittsburg, Pa. Dark fig with red pulp,good producer, and great flavor taste. It has good cold tolerance and starts fruiting in mid august until frost. 

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Lebanese Red

Fig originally from Lebanon. Excellent flavor and so far great performer. Very large breba crops turn bronze color once ripe. The main crop is red. Both crops have a very fine flavor. Have done well in our cold climate. 

 

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Longue d'Aout

A French variety that bears two crops. The first crop is very long, the main crop is not as elongated. Very rich and excellent flavor. Known to be cold hardy. 

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LSU Gold

Large and very sweet fig released by Louisiana State University. It bears two crops. Figs are large and flattened shape. 

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LSU Thibodeaux fig

A large dark fig from Louisiana. We recently obtained this rare variety, and still under evaluation in our garden. 

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LSU Tiger

Released by Louisiana State University, Very sweet fig with dark skin. It was crossed using Celeste and a capri fig and selected in 1961 by Ed O'Rourke. Partially closed eye resists rain well. 

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Lyndhurst White

Original tree grown in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Tree bears two crops of very large light green figs, with excellent flavor. 

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Makedonia Dark

This variety is originally from a northern region of Greece known as Makedonia. I collected this variety from a Greek neighborhood in Pennsylvania after observing how vigorous and productive it is. The figs are very sweet, and start ripening in mid August until frost. 

  • Purple skin with red pulp
  • Very sweet
  • Early season
  • Very vigorous
  • very productive
  • Cold hardy

 

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Makedonia White

Originally from Northern Greece, this variety has very distinctive pointy leaves and large elongated fig. It's light green with red pulp and good flavor. Has performed well in a Greek neighborhood of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and showed good cold resistance. It ripens mid September in our area.

 

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Malta Black

Excellent sweet figs medium figs with dark skin. Its thick skin and tight eye helps in resisting rain and avoiding splitting. It's an excellent choice for areas with humid climate. 

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Matta

One of the best tasting white figs. Very sweet and early variety, produces two crops. Eye is tight, which is very desirable in humid areas, resists rain well. It has a drop of honey when fully ripe. Originally from Syria. A man by the name of Matta asked us to propagate a cutting of this fig, but once the cutting grew, Matta passed away. We named the fig after him.

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Mavra Sika

μαύρα σύκα comes from came from island of Chios, Greece. It's a dark fig with red pulp with good flavor. It has proved to grow successfully in our area despite the cold winters.  

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Mystery Figs

Known varieties from our collection that lost their tags, could be any of the rare or common varieties

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Naples White

I obtained this fig from an Italian man who got it from Naples, Italy. Large Breba and large main crop produced by this hardy tree. Excellent tasting Breba and main crop. Very productive and the fruit is of good quality. subject to splitting under wet conditions. 

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Negronne

Excellent tasting black fig from France. It has a tough skin, size is medium, bears up to two crops a year. similar to a variety known as Violette de Bordeaux. 

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Norland

 

Also known as Nordland Bergfeige, it is originally from Switzerland where it is reported to be cold hardy. It has an excellent sweet flavor, skin turns grey with blushes of violet. Pulps is deep red. Resists splitting in wet conditions. 

 

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Panache

An excellent tasting fig with beautiful striped skin. The red pulp has a rich sweet flavor, they start ripening in September in our area. The tree is very vigorous and will do well in containers or in ground.

 

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Panevino Dark

Excellent tasting large dark figs. Bears two crops a year. This tree was collected from an abandoned garden behind a former Italian restaurant named Pan e Vino. The owner obtained this from Sicily. There are a White and a Dark variety planted at that garden. The restaurant was sold and new owners are need taking care of the garden. These figs were left unprotected from Pennsylvania winters for the past several years and have been producing every summer. Original trees were later cut down. We're pleased that we were able to save this variety. 

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Panevino White

This tree was collected from an abandoned garden behind a former Italian restaurant named Pan e Vino. The owner obtained this from Sicily. There are a White and a Dark variety planted at that garden. The restaurant was sold and new owners are need taking care of the garden. These figs were left unprotected from Pennsylvania winters for the past 4 years and have been producing every summer.

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Papa John

An unknown fig brought by a Greek immigrant. Was later named Papa John. It has dark skin, very sweet dark red pulp.  

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Paradiso Genoa

" The name Paradiso Fig™ originated from a tale about an old man in Italy that sat under his fig tree every morning eating figs and bread for breakfast. People passing would ask him if he was alright and his reply was, "This is my Paradise (Paradiso)." Genova Fig™ originates from the Northern Mediterranean, in Genova City. This plant yields an abundant amount of large fruit. The first crop is a fist size fruit, long shaped with white/golden skin and pink flesh. It is very sweet and juicy. Leaves are shaped like the palm of a hand.'

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Paradiso Genoa

A fig variety from Genoa, Italy. The tree has pointy leaves, and figs are somewhat elongated. reddish skin and amber sweet flesh. 

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Persian White

Originally from Northern Iran, this fig has an excellent taste and very productive. Light green skin with yellow pulp. Medium size fruit. 

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Rmali

An Excellent fig with rich flavor. From a Syrian village where it's known to be one of the earliest fig to ripen. Green skin with deep red pulp. It has shown good cold hardiness in zone 6.

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Ronde de Bordeaux

Ronde de Bordeaux is an excellent tasting fig bearing round medium figs with purple skin and red pulp. This is one of our favorite fig for its flavor. The tree is very vigorous and starts producing at an early age. Our tree has been growing in ground and has done well in cold climate.

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Sal's Corleon

Very rare fig from the village of Corleone in Sicily. Large dark figs with excellent flavor, and cold hardy. Was first introduced by a nursery named Belleclare in Long Island, NY. 

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Sal's fig

Excellent tasting Dark fig originally from Sicily. Has a very reach sweet flavor. Starts ripening in August in our area. Cold hardy and very productive. One of our most reliable fig in our area. 

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Salem Dark

Originally from Syria, this fig has been in Pennsylvania for at least the past 40 years. It is a very vigorous tree and very productive  in our area. Very cold hardy. The fig is elongated in shape. Very sweet flavor. 

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Salem White

A light green fig of medium size, producing up to 2 crops. Grown and collected from Eastern Pennsylvania. Good cold hardiness. The pulp is red with good flavor. Also known as Salem Honey

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Scott's Black

Large black figs with red pulp with very good flavor. Released by the Louisiana State Univiersity breading program.

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St. Anthony

A very sweet fig with hint of honey. Bears very early, which makes it a good variety for areas with short season. 

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Sumacki

Originally from Syria, it's one of the finest tasting figs. It's named after the Sumac spice used in the middle east. The flavor is excellent and fig is juicy. Has been growing well in our cold climate. Attractive lobed leaves. 

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Syrian 200

An excellent tasting elongated fig from Syria. Tight eye helps keeping insects away.

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Syrian 6

Excellent tasting fig. The color is very unique of both skin and pulp. Collected from the village of Amar, north west Syria.

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Syrian 8 "Syrian Honey"

An Unknown fig from Syria. Produces very sweet and excellent flavor figs. Originally was one of the Syrian numbered varieties in our collection. We renamed it Syrian Honey. 

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Syrian Long

Large elongated fig, tan color with red pulp. Good flavor. Very attractive leaves, bears up to two crops. Originally from Syria.

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UCR 160-50

Originally from a breeding program in California. Red flesh with amber pulp. Good flavor

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Verdal Longue

Excellent tasting fig. It has a very unique unsual flavor reminds me of a jam flavor. Skin is mainly green with blushes of purple

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Vern's Brown Turkey

 

Not a true Brown Turkey. It was named for the garden writer Vern Nelson. It bears large, sweet and flavorful dark brown figs with light amber flesh, often producing two crops a year, 

 

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Verte

Excellent tasting green fig with deep red pulp. It is one of the finest quality with it's tight eye that resists cracking and it's cold hardiness. Excellent tasting fresh, the pulp tastes like Strawberry jam. It can be used for drying and making jams. Beautiful dark green skin with bright red center. The green skin can fool the birds. 

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Vista

Medium to large, pear shaped. Purplish-black colored skin. Flesh strawberry color and good flavor. Excellent, all-purpose fig.

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Weeping Black fig

This tree devlops weeping branches if was allowed to grow large without prunning. Produces excellent tasting first crop and is usually very early. Main crop also has a good flavor. 

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Well sweep

Very sweet yellow fig. Collected from Northern New Jersey.

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White Texas Everbearing

A very productive and excellent tasting white fig originally from Texas. 

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Yellow long neck

A very large round fig with honey sweet pulp. The fig has a long neck, hence the name yellow long neck. 

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