Chill hours: 100
Harvest: August 10 - November 5
Looks: Beautiful, shiny, greenish yellow fruit when ripe with dark amber flesh.
Personality: Very high quality, superb for eating fresh.
Facts of note: Good tolerance, prefers warm location with southern exposure if it is grown in a full maritime climate. A very popular new variety from Sicilly. It has an early second crop so it is suitable for locations with an early frost.
Sub-tropical, drought tolerant fruit tree. Figs are possibly the very first domesticated fruit. Their is evidence of fig cultivation as early as 4,000 B.C. The sweetest develop when the daytime temperature regularly exceeds 95°F. Figs thrive in most soil types, as long as well-drained and will fruit in a variety of climates. Mature trees are hardy to 15°F. Will re-grow from roots if winter-killed. Trees grow to 25' tall and 40' wide if not pruned. Figs need warm soil for their roots to start growing. Figs do not like to be planted as bare-roots and are difficult to establish, so we sell these No. 1 size trees (2’ to 3’) in pots to enhance their survival rate. Trees are 1 year old and should begin to fruit in same year you plant them.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.