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Glossary


Glossary

 
BC

Some variety strains are attributed to this now closed nursery and have the BC, BN or Belleclare suffix appended to the variety names.

Beginner Variety

Sometimes called a Gateway Variety. It can refer to the fig fruit, itself. But usually refers to cuttings and or trees that have qualities that are good for beginners: widely available, common type, easy to root, cold hardy, inexpensive, and tasty. Some classic beginner varieties are Violette de Bordeaux and Chicago Hardy.

Belleclare Nursery

Some variety strains are attributed to this now closed nursery and have the BC, BN or Belleclare suffix appended to the variety names.

Bifera

A fig variety that produces two crops: the early breba crop in late spring/early summer, and the main crop from mid-summer through early fall.

Bilabiate

Two-lipped.

Black

The color "black" or "dark" is often in the name of fig varieties and can be translated from:

  • Catalan: Negre
  • French: Noire (feminine); Noir (masculine)
  • Greek: Mávros
  • Italian: Nero
  • Portuguese: preta (feminine); preto (masculine)
  • Spanish: negra (feminine); negro (masculine)
  • Turkish: siyah
 
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