Fig Tree - light skinned variety: Ischia. Light skinned,... more
Fig tree Ischia (Ficus carica)
Fig Tree - light skinned variety: Ischia. Light skinned, with strawberry colored pulp, very sweet and rich. Ripens early. An easy to grow fruit tree, tolerates freeze. Figs are prized for their delicious fruit, which can be one to three inches in length. 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 (waterlogging). Trees are very sensitive to frost when actively growing, but can withstand 10F when dormant. Compact tree, very popular for pot culture. See article about this fruit tree.
Also known as the Honey Fig, the yellow long neck... more
Fig tree Yellow Longneck Honey (Ficus carica)
Also known as the Honey Fig, the yellow long neck fig yields large round fruit with a long neck. The yellow fruit has a thin skin and sweet amber flesh. It is favored among fig lovers for its sweetness. This tree is self pollinating and grows to a height of 4'-8' when mature. It's a vigorous grower and prolific fruiter that makes an ideal plant for the home garden, and it can be grown in the ground or in a large container. Producing figs twice a year giving you more bang for your buck. A very sweet and delicious fig, we find it superior to the Ischia and Celeste. Figs are best eaten right off the tree, but if allowed to make it to the kitchen, the fruit makes a stupendous jam, pie or pan fried for an addition to any dish. Grow in full sun for optimum fruiting. Hardy in zones 7-10. See article about this fruit tree.