Quality Breba Varieties

In addition to main crop figs, which fruit on the season’s new growth, a limited number of breba crop, or first crop, figs can ripen up to a month before the earliest main crop figs on the buds of the previous year that did not produce figs. Under optimal conditions, breba figs can often rival the quality of main crop figs though sometimes are inferior. After a long winter or off-season, even in limited quantities, the relatively early arrival of breba figs are greatly appreciated. A few good quality breba cultivars include the Violette de Bordeauxs, the Kadotas, Desert King, the Marseilles, the Palermo Reds, and Grantham’s Royal.