Ficus carica cultivar(Smyrna type!)
South Africa. Discovered and named by Keith Wilson
Yes, bears a fair crop of early figs.
Bears large, elongated slender figs with dark purple skin. The flesh is dark pink and rich tasting. The skin is of medium thickness and has small cracks when fully ripe. The quality of the figs are excellent.
Ripens from early January.
*Excellent for drying, preserves and confectionary.
*Has good shelf life in cold storage.
Height and Spread: +3m x +3m
*This is a Smyrna type fig and the figs need to be pollinated by the fig wasp in order to develop fully.
*It is grown commercially in the Western Cape were the fig wasp is found.
*This variety was discovered by the South African fig expert "Keith Wilson". He collected cuttings from the experimental orchards on Citrusdal in the Western Cape. He noticed that the figs were different from the description of the original Smyrna type that was imported and realized that it was a mutation from the original cultivar.
* It is a compact, vigorous growing variety.
*The leaves are distinctively round lobbed.
*It is a moderate bearer.