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Ficus carica

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Good quality large fig that is earlier than most.  Fruit is dark in colour, sometimes purple. Flesh is light amber to rich red.

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All fig varieites are self fertile. However, all self fertile varieties produce more fruit if planted with another variety nearby.

SOIL

Prefers well drained, reasonably fertile soil. 

PLANTING SITE

Sunny, sheltered and frost free position is best. 

CLIMATE

Figs are considered a subtropical fruit, but can be successfully grown in cooler regions. Most varieties need a long hot summer for the fruit to fully mature, so plant figs where they receive maximum sunlight. In colder areas consider espalier training and container growing.

WATERING

Water well while young, during long dry periods and when the fruit is developing.

GENERAL CARE

Yong trees are very susceptible to frost damage, especially if Spring frosts are severe.  

PESTS & DISEASES

Figs suffer from few pest or disease issues. 

PLANTING IDEAS

Fig trees become large trees, but can be grown in large containers to keep the size of the tree down. Fig trees are spectacular as a fan espalier.

FRUIT

Some varieties produce two crops- firstly the ‘breba’ crop (last year’s wood) and then the main crop (on new season’s wood). Harvest the fruit as it begins to split. 

POLLINATION

Figs are self fertile. 

TREE SIZE

6m x 5m.

RECOMMENDED PRUNING SYSTEM

Open vase shape is recommended. 

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