Monday, July 17, 2017

Tasting the Gillette Caprifig Breba 2017

Gillette also known as Croisic. It is an edible caprifig. From my observations of this fig, it is a very vigorous grower and easy rooter. Which makes it a wonder root stock for adapting less than hardy varieties to the Pacific Northwest. It also grows very well in Seattle in ground. The eye it tight and resists from splitting no matter how much you water it.

It's unique in that it's an edible make fig.  The fig's Brebas ripen in July.

Now let's talk about it's taste and flavor. This is not going to be on anyone's top 10 list for taste. You literally have to wait until it's dried on the tree to get the concentrated sugars out of it. And by then it gets quite mushy and soft. The flavor is that of simple syrup with a hint of vanilla.

21.6 grams

Gillette: Breba (7/14/17)
Taste: 3.5
Sweetness: 4.5
Size:  3 (21.6 grams)
Productivity: 3
Total = 14

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