|A.K.A:||DFIC 339, PI 18847, Bourjassotte Grise, Grizzly Bourjassotte, Negro Largo (DFIC 228)|
|Main Flavor Group:||Dark Berry|
|Fruit Size:||Small to medium|
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The variety was introduced into California as P.I. No. 18,847, from the Chiswick collection. Outside of collections, two trees of this variety have been located in California; one is in front of the Court House Annex, Santa Ana; the other is in the garden of Mr. Robert Gallegos, Mission San Jose. At both of these places and at Riverside, the production of brebas is very light, and dropping of green, immature figs of the second crop is heavy; apparently, this is an example of partial or incomplete parthenocarpy.
Pearson stated in 1872 that Bourjassotte Grisé was a new name for an old variety, grown for many years at Clumber, England, under the name Blanche. According to Rivers, the Bourjassotte figs were so named because they came from Burjasot, a village in Spain, near Valencia. Barron (1891) reported Bourjassotte Grisé as “the most constantly good fig”.
Per Condit:This fig has long been highly regarded for culture in England, especially for forcing in pots. It was one of the best in the collection at Chiswick, from which it was imported into California as No. 18847. Trees are now rare in this state as the fruit drops badly while small. Apparantly it does best in cool climates. The breba crop is small or missing. Figs medium, oblate-turbinate with short, thick neck and short stalk; eye medium, open; color greenish violet; bloom prominent; pulp dark strawberry, hollow at the center; quality fair to good.
Said and believed to be as similar as Socorro Black.
Rafael: BG Prusch never drops figs: https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-home/345408-bourjasotte-grise-and-violet-sepor-are-they-the-same?p=345502#post345502