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Hey,
  I'd like info/pics for the UC Davis germplasm varieties 11-7W and Capri 271-1.   Can anyone help on this?  Thanks.

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KAC 11-7w See http://figs4fun.com/Thumbnail_KAC_11-7w.html

UCR 271-1 See http://figs4fun.com/Thumbnail_UCR_271-1.html


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Thanks!  -- Any idea yet as to the quality of the ripe fruits on these... and the eye on the ripe 11-7w's?  Is this your first set of figs on these?  -- Much appreciated.

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I assumed both were caprifigs. Both were dry and tasteless, as expected for a caprifig. There was one caprifig, which I don't remember the name of, right now, which was edible like a regular fig, and quite good.

Pix are from UC Davis trip last summer.

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Since I have seen 11-7w also listed somewhere as KAC 11-7w, I thought perhaps it was a Kalamata fig, which is an edible variety, right?  I'm not sure if it is a Kalamata fig though by the KAC prefix or not.  Do you know?

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I am pretty sure KAC stands for Kearney Agricultural Center (at Parlier, CA) and is part of the small ongoing breeding program. If I rememebr correctly, it is under the urview of Louise Ferguson.

KAC-11-30E and T-30E are caprifigs and are one the same. I think I read a passing comment in an article form UC Davis somewhere that UCR 347-1 is also a caprifig.

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Okay, well. that is some helpful info for sure!  I'd been wondering about my T30E the last year or so.  It had figs for me last year, but they were as if ripe on the outside -- honey-sweet -- and like unripe on the inside: very odd.  I pruned it rather deeply over the winter, and this spring it had a nice crop; however, they seemed filled with a pollen-like powder on the insides & not just at the eye.  It seemed like pollen to me, but it didn't have a "capri" prefix, and it wasn't just at the eye -- all inside, too,...so I thought it might be and that maybe nobody had realized it somehow.  It's leaves seem a little virusy, but it does get edible when dead ripe to slightly overripe. I do wish it had a red meat, though, LOL -- one of my personal likes in figs. Thanks for the info.!

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Croisic?!....

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If you go to http://figs4fun.com and then varieties, and click on "More Info" for the USDA?UC Davis varieties, you can then go to a PDF of the Accession data of each USDA/UC Davis accession. Most do not give you much info, and have a lot of "unverified" entries. Some do have interesting info - or at least a tidbit. See http://figs4fun.com/Info/USDA_Accession_KAC_11-30E.pdf for example. "type" is unverified, but it will tell you that T-30E is a synonym. And that it is from the Kearney Ag Center in Parlier.

For the record, the Roeding #s and Stanford varieties are caprifigs, as well.

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Nice info. -- So T30E is 5/8th's smyrna-type.  Great! -- nice closed eye, too, and I like the thinly-lobed leaves.  It is taking the heat real well right now, and it hasn't rained in weeks. Does anyone have pics of the 347-1 caprifig that was also part of the lineage for T30E?

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--- just found the 347-1 info on the site.  I wonder, does 347-1 taste good as edible or is it simply a pollinator?

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Near as I can tell vfrom seeing it at Davis, it is a caprifig, and a citation somewhere in the literature agrees with that. No edible in my experience.


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Thanks.

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