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Axier

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Registered: 10/02/07
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Princesa is a fig which I received from Montserrat Pons two winters ago.
Although he has it in his collection, it is not from Balear islands, it is from Servicio de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico en la finca La Orden in Badajoz, Spain. It is, between other things, a fig germplasm repository.
Years ago, he personally received Princesa from researchers of this center.

When I asked Montserrat for varieties he could recommend to me. He told me without doubt Princesa (in addition to other varieties). He says that it is one of his best figs.

I rooted and grafted it past year, and I can taste just one fig, but surprisingly, it was delicious, the best of all the figs I tasted this season, despite it has been an horrible year for figs here.

It was green with deep red flesh, it reminded me to Italia 258. Unfortunately I didn't take pictures.

Don't forget the name...

P.D:
- Princesa is not in Montserrat's book
- Be careful, like other spanish fig names, "Princesa" is used for other different varieties too. There are several varieties with the same name. "Princesa" means "princess"
Chivas

Registered: 09/06/10
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I am very interested to see this variety and how it performs for you next season Axier, it sounds really good and I am very curious of it.
Axier

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Me too!
I have one potted plant and several vigorous grafted branches of Princesa, I hope they will fuit next year.

(I wrongly wrote in my first post that I received it the past winter, It is false, It was two winters ago.
Time flies and my memory too!)
rcantor

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My Princess has yet to produce a fig and she's 8 years old.  She learns really quickly, though.  I'll start teaching her the command, "Make Figs!"  Here she picks up her namesake.

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Princess accessorizing

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Princess attended by her maids

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rafed

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Jon,

Sounds interesting. Can you post some pictures when you are able to?

Thanks
Bass

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It is a very sweet honey fig . And one of pons favorites.
HarveyC

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Looking forward to learning more on this one myself! :)
rafaelissimmo

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Jon

Gracias por la información!

HarveyC

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Rafed, Jon is in San Diego. Look what you started. :)
HarveyC

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