Ficus carica cultivar
"Dodatto, Vottato, Napoletani, Binello, Gentile, Figue de Marseille."
Yes, bears a large crop of early figs
Bears small round, to egg shaped figs with thick skin turning slightly yellow when fully ripe. The skin is almost leathery and appears glossy. The flesh is light straw-coloured and very sweet. A drop of nectar(syrup) forms on the ostiole(opening) when fully ripe.
Ripens from late January.
*Excellent for fresh eating, jams, preserves, drying.
*One of the best varieties for green fig jams and canning.
Height and Spread: +4m x +4m
*This variety is almost never seen without developing figs and this actually prevent young trees from establishing properly!
*Extra monthly feeding with pelletized manure is recommended to promote stronger growth.
*It is a strong grower once established but it is slow at first. It is best to remove developing figs when the trees are very young on a weekly basis.
*Excellent variety for pots as they grow much slower if the roots are restricted.
*This is the workhorse of the white varieties and it bears figs up to the first frosts.
*It is an important commercial variety worldwide.
*One of the best varieties for making green fig jams and for canning.
*It needs very hot conditions to ripen the figs and to improve their flavour. The figs take a long time to ripen during cool, cloudy and rainy conditions.
*Best suited to regions with very long, hot, dry and sunny summers.
*Tolerant of light to moderate frosts and not suited to areas which experience severe frosts during winter.