pupate in early spring, and emerge as adults within the synconium. The wingless male impregnates the female inside the ovary and then perishes. The winged female exits the synconium through the ostiole, where she is covered with pollen from staminate flowers clustering around the orifice. The winged female then migrates to other small figs, deposits an egg in each of a number of pistils and then dies. However, when the female enters the common fig which contains only long-styled pistils which are not adapted to oviposition, the insect perishes, but not before pollination has been accomplished. There are as many as three crops of figs in each season. The first crop, called profichi,are formed on wood of the previous year’s growth. They may contain the wasp or, if uninhabited, are called blanks. The inhabited profichi are usually dark green, firm and plump, while the blanks are yellowish green, ribbed and inclined to be spongy. The next crop, called mammoni,
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Figs, Ficus, Condit, domesticated Smyrna-type figs, Common type figs