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Tree somewhat spur-type. Fruit medium. Skin light green. Flesh is pinkish to amber. Very productive tree. Flavor like fig-newton. Figs literally dry on tree. (002) Named and released by Bill Storey in 1975. Leaf: base truncate to decurrent; 3-5 lobes, lineate; central lobe elongated; margins crenate. Some say the flavor resembles that of Mission, but it isn't that good in south Georgia where it is very sweet, but not rich. Good for fresh use and for drying. (006)

One of Dr. Condit's varieties [which] came out of the breeding program at Riverside, Calif. and were selected on the basis of being crack- and split-resistant; most have a small eye. All have very high sugar content and are very resistant to decay. Medium, yellow skin, pinkish pulp, roundish form (011)

Tena (Spanish) Large, Yellow, Round, Clear Center (2crops, Condit-Hybrid) (012)

Skin and flesh colors: Green-yellow; amber Widely adapted, but especially well regarded in hot and dry regions. Figs are similar to Mission but more rounded in shape. In some climates, figs will dry on the tree. (022)

Grown by the RHSV in the 1890's at Burnley under the name 'Col Di Signora Bianca'. A mid season variety with a good breba crop. The fruit is small to medium and oblate in shape; skin light greenish yellow and flesh amber to rose. Used fresh or dried. Rance says of : "The tree is a strong grower with ascending branches and spur type growth; unusually long narrow deeply divided leaves. (Australia) (021)

Origin W.B. Storey, Riverside, 1975. Small, skin is light green, flesh amber. Fine flavor. Good fresh or dried. Bears heavily. Tree strong, dense. For coastal California and interior south. River (026) (026a)

Small, skin is light green, flesh amber. Fine flavor. Good fresh or dried. (059)The University of California has maintained a fig cultivar improvement programsince 1922. The "Conadria" and "DiRedo" cultivars were released to the industry from this program in the mid 1950s and the "Tena" cultivar was selected and released in the mid 1970s. The key to the development of hybrid fig seedlings that are persistent or of the "common" type came in 1942 when Dr. Ira Condit discovered a unique type of caprifig growing at Cordelia, California. This caprifig, thought to be a European cultivar named "Croisic," was parthenocarpic, edible and could pass on the persistent characteristic to a portion of a seedling population developed from it. In time, through the efforts of Dr. William Storey, the Cordelia caprifig was improved through hybridization. By the late 1970s, three superior persistent caprifigs had been identified for use as pollen parents, each bearing heavy loads of fruit with green skin, white meat and amber pulp. One of the caprifigs contained genes of the Calimyrna cultivar. By the late 1980s, with additional hybridization, four new persistent caprifigs had been identified by James Doyle, each containing a varying percentage of the Calimyrna genome. (047)

A medium yellow fig with amber to pink pulp. Very sweet, but not particularly rich in south Georgia. A Condit hybrid using Sari Lop (Calimyrna) as the mother. (001b)

Sweet, but not rich. Vigorous variety. (001c)

The [following] names were cited as synonyms in Fig Varieties: Hilgardia, Vol. 23, No. 11, 1955, p. 406, by Condit; and in Ortho Book 'Citrus and Subtropical Fruit' Memo, 1985, by Claude Sweet: Strawberry, Verdone, Grosse Verte, White Adriatic, Fico di Fragola, Nebian (049b)

Info on this variety from Sanders, Figs in Containers, Fruit Gardeners, California Rare Fruit Growers, Vol. 23, No. 6, December 1991: Greenish yellow, red pulp, fine flavor. Medium open eye. Good fresh, jams, dried. Consistent producer. Large vigorous tree. Prune severly to force new growth. Info from Commercial Dried Fig Production in California, University of California, Leaflet 21051, p. 5, November 1978: Adriatic is probably of Italian origin, although it is popular in England, where it is known as Grosse Verte. It produces few breba-crop figs. The second crop is plentiful. Used primarily in the manufacture of fig paste. Leafs out 7 to 10 days earlier than other varieties, thus more subject to spring frost injury. Has capacity to initiate new growth and produce some crop in frost years. Harvesting starts in late August and continues into October, if the weather is favorable. The variety is subject to spoilage organisms. (049b)

Small fruit with light green skin and amber flesh. A small but productive tree similar to 'Reculver'. with compact spur type growth. This variety was bred by the University of California Riverside breeding project. (089)