Fig 'White Genoa'
An heirloom fig from Italy first listed in 1880, this is the ideal fig for cool areas. Produces medium to large, pear-shaped, yellow-green skinned figs with a mild orange-amber flesh. Self-pollinating, figs are produced from December to April. Tolerant of part shade. An excellent all-rounder suited to drying, eating fresh or preserving.
A hardy, medium sized, fast growing fig suited to a range of climates from dry, arid inland areas to the coastal sub-tropics. Prefers free draining neutral soil, enriched with compost and slow release fertilise in a warm sunny position. Mulch well. Self pollinating. Supplementary watering during fruiting recommended. 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.