Panache Tiger Fig Tree
The distinctive Panache Tiger Fig Tree produces attractive fruits with a green and yellow striped exterior. When ripe, the fruit inside is strawberry red with a slightly dry but extremely sweet flesh. The plants have good vigor, with growth up to 12 feet tall and multiple branches. Fruits ripen very late in the season, so Panache Fig plants thrive in climates with long growing seasons in Zones 7-10. Also known by the name Bizzarria di Sori.
A gourmet delight, you should not live your life without feasting on this sweet, delectable fruit. One of the easiest fruits to grow, figs are happy outdoors in the Maritime Northwest and, with winter protection, in pots or in the ground in colder climates. To fully enjoy fresh Figs you must grow your own. When fully ripe and at their most tender, shipping them long distances is virtually impossible. While many fig varieties are not suitable for the Northwest, our varieties have been chosen for their ability to ripen at least one good crop in our climate. Another plus for Figs – deer don’t like them!!
Latin Name: Ficus carica
Site and Soil: Panache Tiger Fig will do well in a variety of soils, but require at least 8 hours of sunlight during the growing season. Cold injury can be reduced by choosing sites without direct sunlight early in the morning or later in the afternoon.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 12 ft. in height
Ripening Time: August-September
Yield: 30-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Figs are not heavily cultivated in the United States at this time, so pests and diseases have not yet become an issue with this crop.
USDA Zone: 7-10