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A perfectly ripe fresh fig is a delicacy to enjoy and share -- if you can part with some of your prized crop. Native to the Mediterranean region, figs thrive in long, hot, dry summers but are easy to grow in the landscape or in pots and will often regenerate if they freeze to the ground.
how to grow Fig
Figs must ripen on the tree before they are picked; they won't ripen when picked immature. A ripe fruit is slightly soft and starting to end at the neck. Fresh figs don't keep well; store in the refrigerator for only two or three days. The milky sap on fig trees irritates skin. Wear a long-sleeve shirt and gloves while harvesting fruits.
more varieties for Fig
Ficus carica 'Alma' produces fruit with a rich, sweet flavor. The vigorous tree is very productive and begins bearing fruit at an early age. It grows to 10 feet tall and wide. Zones 7-9
'Brown Turkey' fig
Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' is a small, vigorous tree that produces fruit with purple-brown skin and pink flesh. It grows to 10 feet tall and wide. Zones 7-9
Ficus carica 'Genoa' produces very sweet fruit that is good fresh or dried. The upright tree requires constant pruning for good fruit set. It grows to 10 feet tall and wide. Zones 7-9
'LSU Gold' fig
Ficus carica 'LSU Gold' produces large, yellow fruit with red flesh. The fruits' outstanding sweet flavor makes this a popular cultivar. It grows to 10 feet tall and wide. Zones 8-9
Ficus carica 'Mission' bears purple fruit with pink flesh. This large tree is adaptable and one of the easiest to grow. It grows to 10 feet tall and wide. Zones 7-9
Ficus carica 'Panachee' produces small to medium fruits with green-yellow skin. The flesh is strawberry in color. The sweet, dry fruits require a long ripening season. It grows to 10 feet tall and wide. Zones 8-9