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Impressive Moro de Caneva Breba & A Little on Stem Length

Photographed below is a Moro de Caneva breba. This one is from the variety called Fico Secco.



I don't have a photo of the inside that's any good. The GoPro I'm filming on now is not a great choice for that it seems. I will have to adjust to get a better shot in the future, but if you're interested in a very far zoomed out shot of the interior, the video below will have that on display for you. It could be the dry weather we've been having (we're basically in a drought), but the quality was superb. The breba rivals the main crop and I feel confident in saying that it would produce a really nice quality breba consistently. My only gripe is that I haven't grown this variety in containers for very long. All of my Moro de Caneva trees are in ground, so I haven't experienced breba firsthand in high numbers whatsoever, but I believe I read somewhere that it's bifere and at least a decent choice for breba production. It's a commercial variety and is valued highly for its main crop and breba crop.


The flavor was solid. 4.3/5. Very sweet, figgy, but mild berry. The texture is very thick and candy-like when ripened long enough.

It's even hardy. I had two trees survive this season unprotected. A must have for anyone in a humid place and worth trialing in ground in colder places.



A little on stem length as we just talked about the shape of figs and why that's important. I found it interesting that the stem length was very short when normally it is one of the longest on variety. My theory is that there's not an excess of energy when the fig formed. When I've grown varieties in a pot for years and then plant them in the ground, the main crop eventually tends to have slightly longer bodies and especially longer stems. I think it's just due to a much higher amount of carbs available when the fig forms as I'm sure many of you have noticed that the stem length doesn't change after somewhere in the beginning stage of fig formation. And I'm not saying that you can't see the same phenomenon in a container, but certainly unless you have very healthy soil in your containers, it's probably a lot easier to have longer stemmed figs when planted in the ground.




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