Our friend Denny McGaughy (Pac NW fig enthusiast and explorer) found ripe figs late September in B.C., Canada. After several years of observations he is now confident it is a Beall (a seedling of a caprified Archipelle). His cuttings from that tree now produce abundant first (breba) crops every summer about the same time as Desert King in cool, wet, Elma Washington. The moderate second (alpha) crop ripens early, before Little Ruby. The figs are glossy black with a white to pale amber sweet and rich tasting interior when ripe. The smooth shiny skin of the fruit resists rain damage and spoilage, allowing them to remain on the tree until fully ripe in wetter ripening seasons. Tip prune up to 20% of the new growth in winter to encourage this strong limbed upright grower to produce plenty of new growth and fruit.
This variety is grown from tissue culture and has been heat-treated to significantly reduce the presence of Fig Mosaic Virus.
USDA Zone: 7-10
Grow Height: 10'-15'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: August-October
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