Fig - Texas Everbearing Ficus carica

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TEXFIG

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Texas Everbearing fig. Medium-large brown fruit with deep burgundy pulp.
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    Texas Everbearing Fig

     

    Ficus carica. 'Texas Everbearing' Fig


    Information below is only the potential the plant has. You will be receiving one plant between 3 and 8 inches in height shipped in a 3 inch deep pot.


    TEXAS EVERBEARING FIG. Medium-large brown fruit with deep burgundy pulp. This variety is similar to the Brown Turkey Fig and the two, more often than not, are reported to be the same variety. Before offering this for sale we have consulted a number of experts and have done a lot of research. This is what we have found:

    Texas Everbearing Fig (TF) and Brown Turkey Fig (BT) have similar cold tolerance, and somewhat similar looking fruit with very similar taste.  A few minor differences reported between the two include the Texas Everbearing having three lobed leaves as opposed to five lobed leaves. (Of course, this can be variable at different stages of growth.) The TF tree is reported to be more upright. 

    There are two major differences, one of which is the heavier first crop with the TE. Texas Everbearing, while not for"ever bearing," does have an extended season. It bears two (good) crops when conditions are conducive. The first crop (breba crop) is usually heavier than the BT's first crop. It ripens late May to late June with the second crop ripening late September through early November. The other major difference is the eye or the point where the fruit skin comes together at the apex. The "closed eye" of a fruit can prevent water, fungi, etc from entering the fruit and souring it. Brown Turkeys can have an eye that is open to semi closed. Texas Everbearing has a closed eye. This is especially beneficial in areas with higher humidity and rainfall.

    Zones 8-10. Does best when it receives full sun for a good portion of the day.

    Does not require pollination or another plant to develop and mature fruit

     

    10 Things to do with Figs

    1.  Eat dries figs as a healthy energy snack. For extra flavour and nutrients, stuff them with nuts and a little honey

    2.  Add figs to baked goods such as muffins, cakes and muesli bars.

    3.  Add dried or fresh figs to porridge, oatmeal or breakfast cereals.

    4.  Stew dried figs in fruit juice with other dried fruits to make a delicious fruit salad. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg before serving

    5.  Poach figs in red wine or fruit juice and serve with Greek yogurt or creme fraiche.

    6.  Add quartered fresh figs to a salad of fennel, rocket and parmesan cheese.

    7.  Stuff fresh figs with goat's cheese and chopped almonds and serve as an appetizer or dessert.

    8.  Make a fig butter by boiling dried figs in fruit juice until soft. When all the liquid has been absorbed, place the mixture in a food processor and blend until smooth. Use to spread on rice cakes, toast or crackers.

    9.   Add chopped fresh figs to rice, quinoa or couscous dishes.

    10.    Make a fig tart by grinding two handfuls of walnuts in a food processor. Add one packet of dried figs, 1/2 packet raisins, 200ml apple juice, 1 tablespoon grated orange zest, 2 tablespoons honey and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Process until the mixture is the texture of a sticky paste. Press into a pastry case and bake at a medium heat for 35 minutes.

     

    Texas Everbearing

     

    Plant Characteristics

     

    Fruit/Flower/Aroma Characteristics

    Plant Height

    30 - 40 feet

     

    Number of Fruit

    Very productive

    Common form

    Large tree

     

    Size of Fruit

    Moderate size, bronze to brown

    Growth

    Vigorous shoot growth

     

    Quality

    Excellent fresh, Excellent processed.

    Leaves

    Thick, 3-5 lobed, rough above

     

    Comments

    Very popular due to consistent and long fruiting season.

     

    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 -10

    Comments

    Figs respond to minute amounts of fertilizer during growing season.