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Grosse Marseillaise

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$25.00
In stock
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An heirloom variety from Marseille, France first described in 1700.
This rare and super delicious Fig has produced huge crops every year at 2800' elevation.
Marseillaise is reported to be one of the best figs for drying in Provence. Gillet offered this variety beginning in 1880. The tree bears one main crop, maturing in September. The fruit has uniformly greenish-yellow skin with succulent, sweet, strawberry pulp. Great for drying and fresh use. The owner of this tree says that "even people who don't like figs, like this one." This variety was chosen by the Slow Food Ark of Taste in 2014 to be honored and saved for posterity.


The grandmother tree is a very healthy 110+ year young specimen growing at 2800’ in a mixed Gillet homestead orchard in Camptonville, Yuba County, a vibrant mining town of the mid 1800s, still populated with many Gillet trees. Camptonville was also the home of Lester Pelton, who in 1870 invented the Pelton wheel. Lester changed the course of human evolution by inventing the device for making hydroelectric power. Camptonville is a fascinating old mining camp, with many Gillet trees. We will be introducing more from this area in coming years.

Please note: It is too expensive to ship figs individually, but will ship them when ordered with other barefoot trees.

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