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Origin: Ponte Tresa, Switzerland
Similar varieties: None
Taste grouping: Sugar Berry
Ripening period: Midseason or Late
Rain resistance: Likely high
Hang time: Average
Split resistance: Above average
Climate preference: Well adapted
Taste rating: 4.7/5
Light requirements: Unknown
History and Other Information
The Ponte Tresa fig was once subject to significant controversy. At one point in time, this fig was valued at a hefty sum of a thousand dollars, leading to considerable uproar. Some even went as far as destroying the tree located in Switzerland. Today, however, the Ponte Tresa has become underpriced, despite it being a high-quality fig.
Opinions on the Ponte Tresa are varied, with some not finding it extraordinary, yet no one explicitly speaks negatively about it. The coloration of the fig's pulp is noteworthy. Its dark purple hue typically signifies a promising taste. Upon tasting the fig, I was pleasantly surprised by its flavor, even feeling regret over previously dismissing it in the past.
Photos of Ponte Tresa. Note the impressive purple pulp bleeding through the skins exterior: