Strawberry Verte Fig Tree
Sometimes referred to as Green Ischia or simply as Verte, Strawberry Verte Fig has been around for centuries and is a great choice for growers in shorter seasons. The strawberry flesh is quite striking against the green skin and very flavorful. Requires a fair amount of heat for best flavor but ripens reliably here.
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.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fruitful.
Hardiness: Figs are hardy to between 0° & 5° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-20 ft in height, smaller with pruning.
Bloom Time: Flowers are not noticeable as they are inside the fig.
Ripening Time: Late August-September
Yield: 10-15 lbs. or more per plant
Pests & Diseases: Figs are not bothered by pests or diseases in our region. Cover plants with netting if birds are a problem.
USDA Zone: 7, maybe 6?
Sunset Western Zone: 4-9, 12-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32