This tree was started as a cutting in 2010 and planted at this location in the spring of 2011.
There are many names for this variety depending on which country it is grown in. Montserrat Pons gives the Catalan name as Bordissot Negra. He lists the following synonyms: "Brogiotto nero, burdasciotta nera (Italia), bourjassotte noire, barnisotte noire (Franca), burjasote preta (Portugal)". UC Davis lists this fig as Barnissotte. Their collection is very old. Ira Condit described this fig (in the UC Davis collection) as "Bourjassotte Noire (Barnissotte)". He wrote, "This French variety, long grown in England, was introduced into California in the Chiswick collection as No. 18840. Barnissotte was received in 1926 as No. 69009". If you google Barnisotte or Brogiotto Nero or the other synonyms you will see that there actually appear to be several similar type figs all under these names. Giorgio Gallesio, writing in the early 1800's, speculated that Brogiotto Nero is actually the African Fig that Pliny the Elder described in Naturalis Historia in the first century AD. Unfortunately the full text of Gallesio's description is no longer available online; a password is now required to view the full text on http://www.pomonaitaliana.it/ This variety is very old. The UC Davis collection seems to have preserved one strain of it that is, unfortunately, badly infected with FMV.