Fig - Ischia Ficus carica

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Ficus carica. Small to medium-sized green-skinned fruit with strawberrry flesh. Green skin makes these figs hard for birds to find...
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  • Ficus carica. Small to medium-sized green-skinned fruit with strawberrry flesh. Green skin makes these figs hard for birds to find. Small tree 10-15'. Bears Mid July to Mid August. Zones 8 - 11.
    It is of the common variety of fig meaning it does not require pollination or another plant to develop and mature fruit.

    Starter plants are shipped in 3" deep pots.
    We try to keep all of our plants between 3-8" in height with excellent root systems.


    Ischia Fig – Ficus carica

     

    Plant Characteristics

    Plant Height

    10 to 15 feet.

    Common form

    Small tree or shrub.

    Growth

    Vigorous shoot growth

    Leaves

    Thick, 3-5 lobed, rough above

     

    Culture

    Soil

    Well-drained soil. Will not tolerate excessively wet soil but needs ample moisture during fruiting.

    Exposure

    Full sun, often planted near a structure.

    Pruning

    Very little pruning as it will reduce crops size.

    Zone

    8,9,10

    Comments

    Figs respond to minute amounts of fertilizer during growing season.


    Variety

    Fruit

    Season

    Comments

    Black Mission,

    Beers Black,

    Fransiscan

    Large

    Deep purple

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    Origin: Balereac Islands. Deep purple skin and strawberry red flesh. Edible seeds. Medium eye

    Celeste

    ,

    Honey, Malta, Sugar, Violette

    Small fruit CE*

    Purple/brown

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    Commonly grown in the south. Doesn't bear fruit following severe freeze damage. Resistant to most souring and rotting. Closed eye very desirable.

    Brown Turkey,

    Texas Everbearing

    Moderate fruit ME

    Bronze

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    Origin: Provence. Most widely grown variety. Will fruit following severe freeze damage. Medium eye opening.

    Green Ischia

    CE Green

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    Not widely grown, but color and closed eye make it desirable. Doesn't fruit following severe freeze.

    Magnolia

    ,

    Madonna, Dalmatia

    Lopsided, Large OE Bronze

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    The most popular canning fig in the south. Tends toward souring and splitting if weather is wet. This can be reduced by picking just before maturity and used as preserves. Brown skin and amber pulp. Will bear after severe freeze.

    Variety

    Fruit

    Season

    Comments         

    *(CE=Closed eye, ME=Medium eye, OE=Open eye)