The fig is a small deciduous tree with large leathery leaves. Cape White is early to mid-season and produces a small fruit with green to yellow skin and yellow to pink flesh. It has a short fleshy stem. It is used fresh, dried or preserved.
Cape White is an early to mid-season variety. Figs are ripe when the skin changes colour to light green and the fruit becomes less firm. The fruit bruises easily, therefor pick before they are fully ripe and use fresh - they only last a day or two.
Take long cuttings(30-40cm) in Winter while dormant and root in well-draining potting mix.
Sow seeds in Winter.
Birds feast on the delicious fruit.
Once established, figs can endure drought.
Figs can be tree-trained or espaliered into beautiful shapes and make an effective hedge screen.
Did you know that the flowers are actually forming the fruit? They are fused together and the inside are hundreds of edible flowers!
Large green leaves are 3 or 5 lobbed.
Middle east and West Asia.
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Figs are high in fibre and essential minerals like Calsium, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese and Vitamins.