Category:

PARISIENNE

Ficus carica cultivar

Syn.

"Bourjasotte noire, Violette de Sollies, Barnisotte noire, Bernissou negra, Brogiotto Nero." Marketed in South Africa as "Evita".

Origin

France

BREBA

Seldom to none

Description

Medium to large, round to slightly flattend shaped figs. The skin is dark purple to black with white dots. The flesh is dark red and excellent tasting. It has a quality, sweet taste with savoury/tang undertones.

 

Ripens

From February.

Uses

*Very good for fresh eating and used as a fresh export variety.

Notes

Height and spread: +5m x +5m

* A vigorous, fast growing variety with fresh green leaves. It will make a handsome garden tree.

*Very susceptible to splitting and souring during wet, humid weather conditions. For commercial purposes it is only really suited to areas in the Western Cape with long, hot, dry summers.

*It has excellent shelf life in cold storage and is also good for cooking purposes.

*The figs are off high quality and it is one of the top export varieties. It is also marketed locally in upmarket fresh produce stores.

*Prone to attack by the Fig Fruit Fly (Silba adipata).

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