Pons Early Ripening Figs

Listed below are some early ripening figs in the Pons collection culled from his great book Les Figueres a les Illes Balears. The list notes main crop and breba crop (if any) first ripening times. Ripening duration, photos, and other details about each cultivar can be found in his tremendous book.

As a rough point of comparison consider that #37 below, Bordissot Blanca Rimada, also known as Panachee, tends to ripen late in the US northeast, and all but a few figs listed here ripen within a mere two weeks prior. Ripening times will vary by locale, of course, even comparatively.

In the US northeast, it’s interesting that several non-Pons cultivars – Florea, LSU Improved Celeste, and Ronde de Bordeaux – can first ripen even before Pons’ earliest listed cultivar, though typically only if grown in pots. Growing in ground will usually result in later ripening.

Pons’ figs first dates of ripening – some of the earliest

June / August
breba / main    CULTIVARS

  1. 05 / 02  De Tres Esplets   
  2. — / 05  Porquenca Negra  
  3. — / 06  Planera 
  4. 20 / 06  Verdal Siciliana  
  5. — / 08  Negra Primerenca  
  6. 04 / 10  Manressa 
  7. 10 / 10  Alenyana    
  8. 16 / 10  Porquenca Blanca    
  9. 25 / 10  Sotanda    
  10. — / 10  Alacantina Negra    
  11. — / 10  Bordissot Verda    
  12. — / 10  D’en Bota    
  13. 10 / 12  Manressa Llucamajoreca    
  14. 10 / 12  Bec De Perdiu    
  15. — / 12  De La Senyora   
  16. — / 13  Carlina    
  17. 12 / 14  Albacor Comuna    
  18. — / 15  Bordissot Blanca-Negra
  19. — / 15  Bermesca    
  20. — / 15  De Son Quertera   
  21. 18 / 16  Pel de Bou    
  22. — / 16  De La Galta    
  23. — / 16  Jorba    
  24. — / 16  Verdal Negra    
  25. 16 / —  D’en Pieres    
  26. 15 / 17  Blava    
  27. 25 / 17  Roja    
  28. 13 / 18  Andreva   
  29. — / 18  Coll de Dama Blanca-Negra
  30. — / 18  Alacantina    
  31. — / 18  Martina     
  32. 12 / 20  Granadian   
  33. 18 / 20  Albacor    
  34. 24 / 20  Paratjal   
  35. — / 20  Bordissot Rossa
  36. 18 / 22  Bel Coll   
  37. — / 22  Bordissot Blanca Rimada
  38. — / 24  D’en Conquet    
  39. — / 25  Coll de Dama Roja
  40. 18 / 28  Blancaflor  
  41. — / 28  Bordissot Blanca
  42. — / 28  Coll de Dama Blanca
  43. — / 28  Sarda