This mother tree was taken as a shoot from a cutting brought to America after WW2. In 2011 Hurricane Irene, with its waves of salt water, killed the mother tree. But we were able to retrieve some shoots coming up from her roots. A strong mother tree giving us healthy clones.
This variety holds up well in cooler climates, known to be hardy to 15-5 degrees F. Also know as a Brunswick, the name changed by King George 1st. Too bad, we like the above names. This is the green-violet fig.The branches grow somewhat erect with fewer leaves. We obtained cuttings from a tree in Oregon and now have an established mother tree. Figs are light green to violet outside and amber to lite strawberry color inside. Crazy sweet taste. Rare to find ripe at markets because they spoil fast, so eat em up. Trees will produce breba fruit (green figs) that won't ripen and fall. Picture is of 2nd crop. Call for availability, we only have potted trees. Check out link at bottom of page.
We’re not one to brag, but this fig does very well here in Connecticut. Located less than mile from Long Island Sound in Zone 7a. We get a harvest around mid Aug. and then on through the end of Oct. Many of these cuttings will start to bear figs between 1-3yrs.We have a very easy techniques in winterizing your tree. All pictures of figs and trees are from the Nursery's of My Italian Fig Tree.
This thick skinned tree is hardy to about 35 degrees. But we cover here, winters in Ct. along the shore can be brutal. But properly covered and pruned, they survive. This tree has been w/us from 2011. Fruit is off white and sweet. The mother tree has established its self and is giving us more available cutting so please call us for availability.
This Sicilian White, like the Paradiso, are strong trees. With us from 2011 as a 3" cutting, this tree boasts a 5" trunk and branches 11' high with only 3 years of growth. My friend Rocky tells me the figs are "BIG". We have fruit on the mother tree, Big figs, a taste of watermelon and strawberrys. Hey Rocky, this is white not a black fig...lol
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