Beer's Black Figs are medium sized with outstanding... more
Fig tree Beers Black (Ficus carica)
Beer's Black Figs are medium sized with outstanding flavor. A reddish pink interior and a violet skin. Beers Black cultivar is somewhat similar to Violet de Bordeaux in overall flavor, and to some people has even better characteristics. Rated to zone 7 and potentially to zone 6, so many homes can enjoy growing this cultivar outdoors year round. The health benefits of your homegrown figs are an added plus; they are high in Iron, Fiber, Potassium, and Calcium. If you love delicious, healthy treats... Fresh figs are a natural choice! Figs are prized for their delicious fruit, which can be one to three inches in length, violet, brown or black. Most fruits are borne from early summer to late fall on new growth, and the fruits generally mature very quickly. The lovely lobed green leaves make it valuable in the landscape even without its fruit. They are very large, prominently veined and deeply lobed and may be 8 to 10 inches long. The fig makes a splendid patio or indoor plant that grows with little attention, save for constantly moist soil and bright light. Prefers alkaline, well-drained soil, but can tolerate wet conditions. Trees are very sensitive to frost when actively growing, but can withstand 10F when dormant. See article about this fruit tree.