Fig variety Michurinska-10
Ficus carica Michurinska-10, Fig from Botanical Garden - Plovdiv, Bulgaria
This size is the smallest we have in the nursery, in 3 liters pot.
Michurinska-10 is the most common fig variety in Bulgaria. The name was given more than 50 years ago by Radka Serafimova during her scientific research on varieties of figs in Bulgaria. The scientific name is not known among the people and in different regions of the country they call it "The little fig", "Ali Pasha", "Brown", and in places where no other variety can grow - simply "The Fig".
Variety Michurinska-10 is probably the most cold resistant good quality fig in the world. This is an old Bulgarian local variety that is found only in Bulgaria and some regions of Macedonia, Serbia and Romania. This variety produces main crop on the new shoots. This means that even if it freezes to the ground in colder areas, it will still produce a main crop the following season.
Variety Michurinska-10 produces abundant crops. This variety is the only one in Bulgaria, which always and each year without exception, gives a good crop of quality fruits.
Michurinska-10 gives two crops in the summer, one in June and the main crop in late July or early August ( for the plains in southern Bulgaria ). The fruits contiune to ripen until late September, and with the right waether - also until the end of October.
In the coldest places in the northern and western Bulgaria maturation may be similar to that in southern Bulgaria , but if the plant freezes to the ground every year, it will produce only main crop that may ripe later.
Damage from cold start at temperatures below -16 to -19 degrees Celsius, and old trees to the ground freeze at temperatures below -22 degrees Celsius. In places with cooler summers, the freeze damage may appear earlier.
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USDA zone:-21°C (zone 6b)
Sun exposure:Sun only
Soil pH+:not important
Type (pollination requirements):Common (not required)