This is a list of the varieties of fig trees I grow. I have collected many Italian varieties. These are the Mother fig plants that I will take cuttings from to sell and make available each variety to the public through cuttings.
As these trees mature, updated pictures will be included. TY.
FICO ABRUZZESE " PROVINCIA DI CHIETI "
This fig tree is very special to me, it came originally as a cutting brought to America by my cousin, and is from my Italian hometown of Castel Frentano, Province of Chieti, Region of Abruzzo. This fig has a superb taste, it is dark Purple, with mainly 3-5 lobed leaves. Sometimes, the leaves become more dominant 5 lobes, but very distinct. This fig grows well in hot conditions. My first taste of these figs from my own tree was when it was 1 year old, summer of 2008.
SYNONYMS FOR THIS VARIETY; CHIETI, FICO ABRUZZESE, PROVINCIA DI CHIETI
Fico Abruzzese, ( Chieti )
FICO " NATALINA"
Natalina figs originated in the Lecce province in what is the region of Puglia, Italy. The name Natalina is from Natale, which means Christmas. These figs are supposedly late to ripen and some say it ripens around Christmas in parts of Italy. The tree roots very quickly from cuttings and is a strong grower so far. Summer 2009 will put it to the test and I will have more info after this first year. The figs on Natalina are very small and dark.
SYNONYMS FOR THIS VARIETY; NATALE
FICO " PAPA "
Papa figs came to Mediterranean flora Garden summer 2009. This is an Italian variety. Sofar the Papa has grown very well for me and is a fast grower.Green Round fruits with a lighter interior ( This is the case in Italy).
Named after the very small village of Papa, near the town of Lugagnano Val'Arda, Province of Piacenza, Emilia Romagna Region of Italy where it was found by Italian Fig Enthusiast and expert, Sergio.
SYNONYMS FOR THIS VARIETY
FICO " VALLE NEGRA "
Valle Negra figs mean " black valley " but more specifically the Vallecamonica valley where these cuttings were taken from the hill above the town of Breno, Province of Brescia, region of Lombardia (Lombardy) Northern Italy. The Valle Negra is a beautifully leafed fig variety. 2009 will be my first summer with this variety and I am very excited about it. Black fig.... Some important and beautiful cities in the Lombardia region of Italy include the City of Milano.
FICO " PARADISO "
This fig tree is to me the Queen of the Italian figs. The Paradiso variety which I have is popular all over Italy and is truly beautiful with long fingerlike leaves. The fruits are green which then fade to a bronzy color when aloud to stay on the tree. Summer 2008 this tree was one of the top figs in my garden. The taste was exceptional and delicious , and the fruits were very large. A+ fig for me.
SYNONYMS POSSIBLE: FICO GENOVA, GENOVESE
FICO " EMILIA ROMAGNA" Unknown fig from Emilia Romagna Region, N. Italy.
This fig is from the Emilia Romagna region of Northern Italy, which its chief town in that region is Bologna. This tree will be studied this summer as it was donated to me by cuttings in Fall of 2008. Brownish fruits. Emilia Romagna is also the region of the beautiful town of Rimini, and also Parma, the home of Parmiggiano Cheese.
SYNONYMS FOR THIS VARIETY; MARTIN'S ITALIAN UNKNOWN
Fico "Sal's Corleone"
The Sal's Corleone is a very rare fig tree originating in the beautiful village and area of Corleone, Sicily, Italy.
This is an interesting fig as not many people here in the U.S. have actually ever tasted its fruit, more information will be available on this variety in 2010. The fruits are dark, and supposed to be very tasty. Very hard to root from cuttings.
SYNONYMS FOR THIS VARIETY; CORLEONE
Young Sal's Corleone Fig tree
Fico "Atreano "
This is a new fig tree for me aquired 2009. The Atreano is a very delicious, large green fig when ripe. The Atreano comes to us from Italy, it is native to the town of Durazzano, in the Province of Benevento, region of Campania, Italy, 30 km NE of the large Italian port city of Napoli. St. Padre Pio was a native of the province of Benevento, Campania, Italia. Highly rated for taste and beauty.
FICO VESUVIANA BIANCA
Fico Vesuviana Bianca is a white fig native to the toes of Mt. Vesuvius ( Vesuviana ) the active volcano in the Campania region of Italy, near Napoli. Vesuviana (volcano) was known for destroying Pompeii. Fico Vesuviana Bianca arrived at Mediterranean Flora Garden Fall 2009.
Fico Vesuviana Bianca
Fico Votata is an Italian fig originally of the Isola di Ponza, ( Island of Ponza) Province of Latina, region of Lazio, Italia. The name implies voted highly, or top rated fig. Bears crops of figs that are Greenish with a light interior. Honey flavored.
FICO SAN PIETRO
Originating from the small island of San Pietro off the coast of Sardegna,Italy " San Pietro" or Isola di'San Pietro.
Fico San Pietro is an Italian fig that is dark skinned, with reddish flesh.
Brown colored Italian fig originating near the City of Taranto, Puglia, Italy. Round fruits. Name also refers to the Southern Italian dance "Tarantella" which originated in that area of Italy.
FICO RUBADO (CUORE)
This is a newly aquired fig from fig expert, Sergio in Genova, Italy. Rubado is also known as cuore in other parts of Italy, but Rubado in Genova. Larger light fruits tinged/blushed with dark when ripe..From Sergio this is what he wrote about his variety.
- Rubado variety: Rubado (reddished), also said Cuore (Heart) is a green fig tinged with violet-red, pulp red, take care: is astringent when immature, reaaly delicious when mature-withered
Negretta is also a fig aquired from fig expert, Sergio in Genova Italy. Small dark delicious fruits. Semi Wild fig found throughout Liguria and Toscana (Tuscany) very rustic tree.
FICO TRICASE PORTO:
Just aquired fig from my cousin who sent this fig from the town of Tricase Porto, Lecce province, Puglia Italy. Rooted well, more info later.
Tricase Porto cuttings while still in Italy before being sent to me at Dall' Italia
Same Tricase Porto cuttings, now rooted into my tree here in Pennsylvania.