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Fig 'Evita'

Ficus carica 'Evita'

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Figs are small deciduous fruit with large leathery leaves. Evita produces a slightly flattened fruit with a purple skin and ruby-red flesh. It is popular to use on a cheese plate with dry biscuits or as desert.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Evita figs ripen towards the end of summer. Figs are ripe when the skin changes colour and the fruit becomes less firm. The fruit bruises easily - pick before they are fully ripe.

Propagation

Cuttings
Take long cuttings of 30-40cm while dormant and plant them a third under the soil deep.
Seed
Sowing time during Winter. Germination time - 1-3 months. Seed is spread by birds and will germinate after the Winter cold in Spring.

Special features

Attracts birds
Birds love the delicious fruit.
Drought resistant
Once established, figs can endure drought.
Hedge plant
Fig trees can be espaliered into interesting shapes to make a hedge screen.

Geography

Origin
Evita is an South African cultivar.
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Medicinal
Figs are high in fibre and essential minerals like Calsium, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese and Vitamins.
Edible
Figs are used fresh, dried or preserved.
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Moraceae
Flower colour
Pink-red
Scent
Mild

Companion plants

Shade loving plants

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