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USDA / UC Davis Accession Data
Fruit medium. Skin bronze to reddish-brown. Flesh very light strawberry-colored. (002) (004) (006)

Oblique- turbinate. Leaf: base calcarate; lobes, lineate. Well-adapted in the Southwest and drier areas of the South. The fruit is ruined by excessive rain. Breba and main crop. Hardy. (Condit accepts Brunswick as the correct name, but see the discussion of this name in the Introduction.) Synonyms: Dalmatian, Madonna, Magnolia. (006)

Large, brownish skin, reddish pulp. Coarse skin. Used mostly for preserves without the skin in Texas. Ripens too slowly on coast. Bland tasting. Poor on coast. (011) [L]eaves narrow-lobed; fruits of main crop are oblique-turbinate, mostly without neck; fruit stalk thick, often swollen; fruit of medium size; bronze or purple-brown; pulp whitish near skin, shading to pink or amber; hollow in center; of fair to good quality; nearly seedless. Ripens over a long season. Breba crop poor; large, bronze-skinned; flesh light-red; coarse. (019)

Variety grown in NSW 1890's According to Goodman’s catalogue of 1917 " Produces large long fruit with violet brown skin. Grown in Texas, USA, since the 1840's under the name Magnolia because it resembles a magnolia ( ? ) Used for drying. The flesh is reddish brown... a fine fig ". According to Ikin in the W A state fruit collection in 1974. Available from Davis California, USA. (Australia) (021)

[Magnolia (Texas), Madonna] Large, skin violet-brown, flesh reddish brown, a fine fig. (Goodmans 1914). Large fruit, of a pale brown color, very rich flavor, medium (Railton 1880). Reddish brown skin, strawberry-amber pulp tasting of honey. Good for eating fresh, canning or preserving (in US). Espaliered against south-facing walls in England (Brennan 1995). Pulp amber, tinged strawberry, hollow at the centre. Breba crop lacks flavor, main crop sweet, fairly rich, oblique/turbinate. Good for preserving, but not for drying (Facciola 1990). (Burnley 1896). [Sci]. Burwood #1 fits this description (GG).(Australia) (060)

Especially cultivated in the United States, in California, sometimes called Castle Kennedy, Magnolia, Kennedy, Clémentine, Madonna. Of a relative power, the tree has average leaves of type 3 in 5 lobes, very deep and carved. The céroplaste of the fig tree seems to have a preference for this very beautiful and very good variety to be recommended to the amateurs. On the other hand, it is convenient only for the market of nearness as far as it must be picked blackberry and transports very badly himself. The flattering color is rather unusual for a fig. It also possesses a discriminating character: the abundance of coupled fruits. There is a very strong resemblance in this sort between figs flowers and autumn figs, these last ones being simply smaller. [Translated from French] (046)

Fruit is very large and good in dry weather, but sucks up a lot of water and is susceptible to fruit rots when it ripens in rainy weather. (001c)

Magnolia (Brunswick) is famously bad for wet climates. (929)

[T]here is an english name for a fig that is also called Dalmatian fig--in fact more than one name: Brunswick, Magnolia, Madona and Dalmatian are all names for a fig with hand shaped leaves, The color is light brown outside, amber-pink inside, with good flavor. (918)

[A] large, hollow fruit that is light brown with darker ribs and pratically no stem. The pulp is amber. It is recommended for preserves only. Brunswick appears to be more cold hardy than Brown Turkey or Celeste; however, it does not grow vigorously.Brunswick produces fair-to-good crops on suckers produced the season following freeze or cold injury. [Suggested for No Carolina] (074)

Very large pear shaped fruit with greenish yellow skin, tinged with brown in the sun. Flesh yellow, red in the centre, tolerably rich and sweet. Hardier than most and best on a wall. Has enormous 'hand' shaped leaves. (089)