|A.K.A:||Champagne, L55-13-22, LSU Golden Celeste|
|Main Flavor Group:||Honey|
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Champagne is a hybrid releases from the Louisiana State University agricultural program. It is a cross between 'Celeste' and C1 which is a Capri fig from California. It has small fruit with yellow to green skin and golden flesh. Champagne has a slightly rounded end that tapers towards the stem and a short neck. The eye is partially closed on mature fruit. It ripens in Early September here in Zone 6. The flavor of this fig is Honey, Its sweet and creamy with a hint of seed crunch.
From LSU Ag:
‘Champagne’ fig (Ficus carica L.) was developed by the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station (LAES) to provide a productive, good-quality fruit that ripens during the traditional fig harvesting period. ‘Champagne’ is a common-type fig and the fourth cultivar released from the LAES fig breeding program that was initiated in the 1950s to develop cultivars for the gulf south region (O’Rourke et al., 2004). ‘Champagne’ was evaluated in plantings at research stations located at The Burden Center, Baton Rouge, LA (long. 3024#3$ N, lat. 916#2$ W) and at the Citrus Research Station at Port Sulfur, LA (long. 2929#7$ N, lat. 8942#7$ W). This selection (L55-13-22) was chosen for release because of superior fruiting characteristics.
Here is the original LSU PDF file of "Champagne"
Another PDF file "Three new fig varieties from the LSU AgCenter"
"it is a medium size honey flavor fig. it taste much better than kadota, peters honey, latturula, white merseilles."
Submitted By seattlefiggirl
From Zone 8 On Oct 07 2019