Perhaps the most cold hardy, prolific, and vigorous fig variety for colder climates. Fruit matures to a deep purplish-brown with sweet, intensely flavored pinkish-amber flesh. Bears fruit in 2-3 years. Height 10-15′.
Figs can be grown as trees or pruned to be kept as bushes. In cooler zones, fig branches die back to ground in winter and re-grow again each year, generally maintaining a bushy appearance. The main fruit crop occurs on the current year’s growth although some varieties also have an additional early crop (Breba crop) on old growth. Figs prefer moist, well-drained soil and can be grown in containers or the landscape.
- USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 6-10
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: Bush 5-6′ ; Tree 8-15′
- Fruiting Time(s): July & September