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CAPE WHITE

Ficus carica cultivar

Syn.

"Blanche, Italian Honey, Lattarulla, Versailles, Marseillaise, Lemon, White Naples."

Origin

Italy

BREBA

Yes, bears a fair crop of early figs.

Description

Small to medium sized, round to flattend shaped, green skinned figs. The skin is ribbed and turns very slightly yellow when fully ripe. The flesh is light straw-yellow, very sweet and tasty with crunchy seeds. One of the best tasting white varieties with a sweet, delicate flavour.

Ripens

Ripens from January.

Uses

*Excellent for fresh eating, drying, jams, preserves.

*This specific variety will make some of the best tasting jams.

 

Notes

Height and Spread: +3m x +3m

*Compact growing and has a slow to moderate growth rate making it perfect for small city gardens, pots and containers.

*Excellent for cool coastal areas and also areas with cool summers.

*Shows good tolerance against heavy frost once established.

*Figs spoil quickly and has no shelf life.

*Excellent resistance against splitting and souring during wet weather.

*A good and productive bearer.

*Only light pruning is recommended.

*Leaves are sometimes badly affected by fig mosaic virus.

*Extra regular feeding with pelletized manure is recommended for this variety.

*Known only in South Africa as "Cape White".

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