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.
One of the easiest fruits to grow, and a true gourmet delight, you should not live your life without feasting on this sweet, delectable fruit. To fully enjoy fresh Figs you must grow your own. When fully ripe and at their tender, shipping them long distances is virtually impossible. Another plus for Figs – deer don’t like them (most of the time)!
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Latin Name: Ficus carica
Site and Soil: Figs do well in a variety of soils, but require at least 8 hours of sunlight during the growing season.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fruitful.
Hardiness: Figs are hardy to between 0° & 5° F.
Size at Maturity: 12 ft. in height, smaller with pruning.
Taste: Extremely Sweet
Fruit Skin: Striped green and yellow
Fruit Flesh: Strawberry red
Bloom Time: Flowers are not noticeable as they are inside the fig.
Ripening Time: August-September
Yield: 30-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Figs are not bothered by pests in our region. Cover plants with netting if birds are a problem.
Fig Mosaic Virus is a benign virus that exists in all cultivated fig trees. Yellow spotting of the leaves is a cosmetic symptom that shows more in container culture, but is quickly outgrown once trees are planted in the ground. The presence of FMV in all cultivated figs has become widely accepted, as even the national germplasm repository for figs maintained by the USDA has Fig Mosaic Virus. If the presence of FMV is a concern, then purchasing fig trees may not be the best option for you.
USDA Zone: 7-10