These 2 figs carry the same name but are very different inside. They are clearly not the same fig. I don’t know anything about the history of these or why they have the same name but I just want to make sure everyone knows that they are different.
Zaffiro from Nikky is an excellent sugar fig. One of VERY few that I am keeping in my collection.
Zaffiro from Francesco is an excellent and very intense berry fig.
Both are beautiful figs and resemble one another on the outside but Zaffiro Nikky goes from the typical green to dark blue color whereas Zaffiro Lorusso has tints of red all along, similar to VdB. The shape of them is also different. Nikky’s is more elongated than the squat Lorusso variety.
Pics one and 2 show them side by side with Nikky’s on the left.
Pics 3 and 4 show Zaffiro Nikky’s leaves
Pics 5-7 are Zaffiro Lorusso