BLACK GENOA FRUITING FIG TREE Ficus carica 4 SALE HERE AUSTRALIA

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BLACK GENOA FRUITING FIG TREE Ficus carica 4 SALE HERE AUSTRALIA

$28.00

Black Genoa is everybodies favourite fig fruit. The tree is vigorous with large leaves. The fruits are oblate, borne on a short stalk and green when immature, changing from straw to purplish brown when fully ripe. The flesh is very thick, creamy white and juicy with a distinctive sweet flavour.

The pulp is amber coloured, sometimes tinted red. Fruit splitting is not a problem. The fruit matures from December to late April.

The fabulously delicious fig Ficus carica– known to the Egyptians as the “Tree of Life” – is a wonderful addition to most backyards (and kitchens). A large, deciduous, well-shaped tree, the fig is an excellent shade specimen for small to medium sized backyards. They can be trimmed and trained into a manageable size, grown as a hedge or even espaliered also.

They are sold in either 150mm or 200mm grow pots but removed for posting. Extra charge for pack/posting..>>>ASK HERE

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Black Genoa is everybodies favourite fig fruit. The tree is vigorous with large leaves. The fruits are oblate, borne on a short stalk and green when immature, changing from green to purplish brown when fully ripe. The flesh is very thick, creamy white and juicy with a distinctive sweet flavour.

The pulp is red coloured, sometimes tinted. Fruit splitting is not a problem. The fruit matures from December to late April.


The fabulously delicious fig Ficus carica– known to the Egyptians as the “Tree of Life” – is a wonderful addition to most backyards (and kitchens). A large, deciduous, well-shaped tree, the fig is an excellent shade specimen for small to medium sized backyards. They can be trimmed and trained into a manageable size, grown as a hedge or even espaliered also.

They are sold in either 150mm or 200mm grow pots, but removed for posting. Extra charge for pack/posting..

Figs are a versatile fruit, eaten fresh, glazed, dried, poached and cooked, and they are a very healthy option as well. Figs are high in fibre and vitamin C and the sap of fig trees is reportedly useful in getting rid of warts! (Some people are allergic to the sap though use caution when handling it for the first time.) Figs are said to be an aphrodisiac too!

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Another interesting fact about Figs is that they flowers on the inside – the pulp inside the fig fruit is actually lots of tiny little flowers. Many figs require a wasp to pollinate the flowers through the small white eye on the end of the fruit, so think very carefully before using chemicals and traps in your backyard that may harm these wonderful wasps. Most commercially available varieties of figs including those listed below are self fertile though.

As a sub tropical tree, the fig prefers a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot summers and cooler winters so it is very suited to most areas of Australia. The hardy fig is quite adaptable though and will cope with cold winters, though if you live in areas prone to heavy frosts you may need to protect young trees. Figs are reasonably drought tolerant, though lack of water can affect fruit production. Fig trees will also grow and fruit well in large pots too.
The secret to a good fig is a rich, free-draining soil with a neutral pH. A good layer of straw mulch and plenty of organic matter (like home-made compost) will also give your tree a boost. Figs don’t like wet feet and are often are planted in raised beds or mounds to ensure good drainage. Choose a sunny spot with not too much wind, in a position where you can enjoy the summer shade provided by this top tree. A full grown fig can be 3 meters high and up to 5 meters wide in the canopy so take this into account when selecting a spot.

Many fig trees varieties crop twice each. The first (or breba) crop form on last years wood. You can often see the tiny fruits dormant on the tree over winter. A heavier crop is then produced later in summer when the new growth develops. Fruit normally forms in the leaf axils on new wood, so pruning a fig is a straightforward and infrequent task. Give it a light trim in winter to stimulate new growth for fruiting, but leave some old wood on the tree for the breba fruiting. Dead and diseased wood should be removed and more mature trees may need heavier pruning to encourage new growth.

Harvesting is the best part of growing a fabulous fig. Fruit should be picked when they are slightly soft to the touch and smelling sweet. Figs will NOT continue to ripen once they have been removed from the tree, so pick them when you need them and handle them with care as they can bruise easily.
As if all that wasn’t enough for this versatile, hardy, delicious tree – fig trees are easy to propagate too. Take hardwood cuttings in late autumn, about 20 – 30cm long with several nodes.

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Yes I also have the presten prolific fig plants for sale. Henry.

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