Source : Los angeles Fig Forest
The "Armenian White" or "Armenian" Fig.
During the last 2 years I have acquired three variants of "Armenian" or "Armenian White" fig.
This is a large, Bifera, Light Green to Yellowish Green fig that has Light Pink to Pinkish Honey interior. It is a very juicy fig that has a sweet mellon taste (7-8 on sweetness over the scale of 0-10). The skin is soft and fairly thick and it's easy to peel. It's a perfect summer fruit.
1- from Glendale, California that had a Small eye ( Ostiole)
2- from Beverly Hills, California that had a Medium eye (Ostiole)
3- from Los Angeles downtown that had a Large eye (Ostiole)
After rooting some cuttings of each and growing them I have noticed that they all have been regulated here in my garden and all the Ostioles have become very Small. I found no difference in taste either and they all developed same pattern of large leaves.
This may mean that growing conditions may play a major role in the opening of the Ostiole of certain figs.
I have also acquired an "Armenian" from UC Davis that is being rooted but not old enough to carry fruit, so I will check to see if that one also becomes a small Ostiole.
UC Davis variant of Armenian is the one that every body has in US and people in humid and rainy climates avoid growing it because of the Ostiole size.
Here are some pictures of the fruit in different growing stages until ripening.