Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tauro Fig

Tauro Fig - Tauro -Zingarella Nero-Fiorone di Terlizzi- Fiorone Menghtaur

Another Monster fig might also be  known as Fiorone di Terlizzi- Fiorone Menghtaur. Been hunting this one down for about a year. I'm glad Harvey offers if. It's a large fig. supposedly gets over 300+ Grams. I love big figs but this seems to be an outrageous claim. Purchased cuttings from Harvey

Tauro -Zingarella Nero-Fiorone di Terlizzi- Fiorone Menghtaur

A Terlizzi (prov.Bari, south Italy) is growing a particular variety of fiorone, the so-called fiorone "Menghtaur", it was selected in the end of 17th century by the Mayor Domenico Tauro, (1776). These had the intuition to marry the fiorone "Suar" (named after the noble Spanish house Suarez de Figureroa) with a valuable delicate local breed, resulting in a new species of seedless fiorone which was called "menghtàur" in honor of its "creator" ("menghtàur" is in fact the dialectization of Domenico Tauro)

Here's a Fiorone Breba that was grafted onto a Gillette Cutting. As you can see it gets huge! Not even close to ripe yet and it's already a tennis ball sized fig.

June 2017 update:
The Tauros are proving to be very vigorous and prolific figs. This little tree already has 4 big figs on it.

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