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.