RONDE DE BORDEAUX
Ficus carica cultivar
"Black of Bordeaux, Round of Bordeaux, Precoce de Barcelona". Sometimes marketed in South Africa as "Toulouse"
Seldom to none
Bears small round figs with thin, dark purple to black skin when fully ripe. The flesh is dark red, very tasty and sweet. It has an excellent quality taste.
One of the earliest ripening varieties. In warm summers the first figs can be picked in late December!
*Excellent for fresh eating, jams, preserves.
*Also marketed as "snack" type fig.
*Excellent for small city gardens, pots and areas with severe frost.
Height and Spread: +2,5m x +2,5m
*One of the "must have" black varieties.
*We consider this the "flag ship" variety of all our figs.
*It is a very heavy bearer.
*According to Keith Wilson one of the highest, tonage yeilding, commercial varieties.
*Another advantage is that the figs do not appear to be attacked by the Fig Fruit Fly(Silba adipata)
*It is a quick developing and quick ripening fig.
*It is a small fig and can be eaten with the skin.
*A compact growing plant making it perfect for small city gardens.
*Excellent variety for containers.
*Very tolerant against severe frost.
*Very resistant against splitting and souring during wet weather.
*Slow growing at first but growth rate improves when established.
*Shows good resistance against fig mosaic virus.
*The leaves have deeply cut sinusses.
*Sometimes mislabelled or confused with "Violette de Bordeaux"