Verte (Ficus carica)
How do you think figs entered into our lives? Well there is an Italian in the wood pile. Diane's Father buried the figs over winter in Chicago (zone 5).
What a good time he had when he moved to zone 8 near Memphis, he had figs everywhere. So that is how we got started, cuttings, pass along plants, getting excited and collecting varieties from nurseries and friends. Here are some of our selections.
Originally from Spain, Verte Fig is an excellent, medium size, sweet, greenish yellow, thin skinned fig with red flesh that resembles a strawberry. It is small size when mature, so great with small gardens and/or containers. Verte Fig bears from mid-season till late in the season to extend the harvest and the quality is excellent. The figs possess a fine, excellent flavor either fresh or dried. A fairly closed eye, so they are a good choice for wet and humid summer locations. Also referred to as Green Ischia.Zone 7-10.
The debate will go on about the hardiness of figs. We are zone 7 and all our potted figs have survived the last couple of winters here pretty much unprotected in containers. Of course there always can come the unforeseen killer frost that will wipe them all out. So love them and grow them till that happens, then start over with new varieties.
Cannot ship to California or Hawaii, ships with soil