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Breba ripened on April 26th. Main crop on May 15th, very early this year. This was my son's first fresh fig! Both were very good in the dry weather this year, these were horrible last year in rainy weather.

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That one will keep him chewing for a while lol
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Thats super early for a breba, where are you located? Super cute kid!


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Just north of Houston, TX. Zone 9A. The earliest breba I ever had from any variety before this was the last week of May/first week of June. Laradek brown turkey.
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There were only five brebas on a five foot tall tree that is loaded down with main crop figs.
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Way to get him started early!



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palazzophoto, that is a great looking fig! I have that variety too but its still just six inches high.

I see you are looking for Olympian in your wish list. I have a really healthy 3 year old plant that is putting on its first fruit right now. I got it from Baker Creek back when they had them as tiny little plants. I'll be pruning it this winter. If you don't have one by then let me know and I can send you some cuttings. I'm down here in Friendswood so we are practically neighbors.

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Breba ripened on April 26th. Main crop on May 15th, very early this year. This was my son's first fresh fig! Both were very good in the dry weather this year, these were horrible last year in rainy weather.
hi, is lattarula same as Italian honey?
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Lattarula or Lattarola?

Here's what Condit said in "Fig Varieties: A Monograph" about "Blanche" (aka Lattarula):

Breba crop fair; figs medium or above, up to 2 inches in length and 1-7/8 inches in
diameter, turbinate, with broad, rounded apex; neck thick and short, or absent; stalk
slightly curved, 1/4 inch long; ribs few, inconspicuous eye medium, open, scales chaffy,
erect at maturity; flecks very small and inconspicuous, green rather than white; bloom
delicate; color light green; pulp and meat white; seeds large, conspicuous; quality fair to
good.
Second-crop figs much the same as brebas, except for smaller size; average weight 30
grams; shape spherical to oblate, mostly without neck; stalk up to 1/2 inch long. Flavor
fairly rich and sweet; quality fair as a fresh fruit, of light weight and poor quality when
dried; susceptible to fruit spoilage. (Plates 8; 26, A.)
Caprification has little effect upon size and color, either of skin or pulp. Figs
produced at Portland, Oregon, and in coastal districts of California, are usually larger in
size and more oblate in shape than those just described. Near Paris the second crop of
Blanche matures in warm seasons only.

And what he said about "Lattarola":
At Crisfield, Maryland, and at Cape Charles, Virginia, trees of Marseilles are neither
vigorous nor productive. Near Portland, Oregon, this variety ranks first among the figs
tested for home and orchard planting. A Portland nurseryman, B. R. Amend, in his
catalogue for the season of 1942, describes this variety as Lattarula (Italian honey fig), a
name suggested by some visitors from Italy. As described elsewhere, however, the
Italian variety Lattarola has red, not white, pulp.

Happy Growing,   kiwibob, Seattle

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