Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fig of the Week. #23 Olympian

Olympian Fig

Hardiness: Thrives the Seattle Winter with great Brebas
Type: Bifere
Fruit Ripens: July and Sept
Fruit Color: Long neck Fruit with an amber orange color with pinkish interior very productive
Taste: Rich and berry like. Tastes better than Chicago Hardy
Fruit Weight: 50grams

Olympian: Breba (Taste Score)
Taste: 6.5
Size: 4
Productivity: 5
Total =15.5


The Olympian was discovered here in Washington State and was genetically tested  by Denny McGaughy to show that it was an undiscovered fig. Pretty cool story, to know that we have a local fig here.

Fruit: The Olympian Bears some resemblance to the Gene's Vashon, they both have a long yellow neck and a copper color to the main part of hte fruit. However the taste is much different in comparison. Gene's Vashon has silkier melony sweet taste vs the Olympians fruit. Watch the video for more detail on the comparison.

Conclusion: This is a must have fruit for any area. It's a bit harder to root this variety than lets say a DK or Gillette but the beauty of the fruit and it's great breba makes it a perfect candidate for any garden.

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