Fig 'Blue Provence'
Decorative and delicious fruit is marked with pronounced blue-striped skin, encasing sweet, purple flesh within. Once more widely grown, `Blue Provence' was initially listed in Goodmans Fruit Catalogue in 1911. Figs are among the richest source of Calcium, with high levels of Manganese, Magnesium and Vitamin K. These summer fruit are best eaten fresh but can be dried or used to make incredibly sweet jams. Fig cordons grown in containers become naturally dwarfed, and ideal for balconies and small backyards. NOTE: These plants are small, approx 10cm high, grown from cuttings.
Plant figs in full sun in a soil enriched with decomposed manure and compost, preferably with a neutral pH. While tolerant of most soils, figs require adequate drainage and dislike wet or waterlogged sites. Mediterranean plants, figs will tolerate periods of dry soil, but this may reduce cropping. Stake at planting and protect from strong winds which will damage the fragile branches. Mulch well at planting.