Category:

Ficus carica cultivar

Syn.

"Osborn's Prolific, Neveralla, Archipel, Figue Grise, Hardy Prolific."

Origin

England

BREBA

Yes, bears a small crop of early figs.

Description

Small to medium, egg shaped figs with ribbed skin. The skin is thin and turns light brown when fully ripe. The flesh is rich, soft, very sweet and dark pink in colour.

Ripens

Ripens from January.

Uses

*Excellent for fresh eating, jams, preserves.

*One of the best varieties for containers and pots.

 

Notes

Height and Spread: +2m x +2m

*Compact and very slow growing but bears heavily.

*Dwarf growing variety.

*The leaves are shallow lobbed and relatively small.

*Tolerates heavy frosts once established.

*Shows good resistance against splitting.

*Figs have no shelf life and spoil quickly.

*Excellent for cool, coastal areas or areas with cool summers.

*Only light pruning is advised.

*One of the best varieties for containers, pots and small city gardens.

*Very sensitive to fig mosaic virus.

*One of the oldest fig varieties in South Africa.

*Only known by the name "Cape Brown" in South Africa.

*Regular monthly feeding with pelletized manure is recommended for this variety.

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