Also known as the “Italian Honey Fig”. This fig is the most reliable for short season, cool summer areas, producing an abundance of fruit twice in one season. It’s compact stature make it a great selection for container culture too. Fruit is rounded with lightly tart greenish-yellow skin and sweet amber colored flesh. Will bear fruit at 1-2 years. Self- pollinating. Height 4-8′.
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): 7-9
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: Bush 5-6′ ; Tree 8-12′
- Fruiting Time(s): July & September