Ira Condit had the following to say about Verdone (aka Adriatic) in "Fig Varieties: A Monograph" Hilgardia, 1955 p.408 (available as a downloadable PDF from my website, http://sites.google.com/site/kiwifruitsalad2 ):
"The following account of Verdone is based on observations of commercial plantings
and of individual trees over a long period, and of trees fruiting in the collection of
varieties at Riverside since 1932.
Trees vigorous, densely branched, with broad, spreading crown. (Plate 2.) (See also
Condit, 1941a, fig. 15.) Terminal buds green. As already pointed out (Condit, 1947,
p.103), leaves of Verdone trees appear a week or ten days before those of Sari Lop and
may, therefore, be seriously injured by late frosts, while leaves of the latter escape
injury. Leaves medium, decidedly glossy above, stiff in texture, mostly 5-lobed; upper
sinuses deep, moderately broad, lower sinuses fairly shallow; base broadly subcordate
to truncate; middle lobe spatulate, with upper margins coarsely crenate, lower margins
entire; leaf mosaic fairly conspicuous, with occasional twigs having badly distorted and
dwarfed leaves, as shown by Condit and Home (1933). (See also plate 13.)
Breba crop very small, or none (crop of 1953 was unusually heavy as the result of
frost damage to terminal buds and the resultant pushing out of lateral fruit buds); figs
medium or above, oblique-pyriform, mostly with prominent neck, up to 3/4 inch long;
stalk thick, sometimes swollen, up to 1/4 inch long; ribs narrow, inconspicuous; white
flecks fairly numerous and prominent; eye medium, scales greenish, with scarious
margins; skin thin, colored greenish violet by the underlying dark-violet meat; pulp
dark strawberry; flavor rich; quality good. (Plates 7; 16, D.)"
I haven't spoken to Grasa yet but it looks to me like her "Adriatic" may not be correctly identified!
My "Adriatic" obtained as a cutting in 2001 has yet to produce a single Breba, has glossy upper sides of leaves, 5-lobed, base truncate, middle lobe spatulate, and FMV is conspicuous. Can you post a photo of the dominant leaf form of your "Grasa Adriatic"?
Happy Growing, kiwibob, Seattle