Ficus carica cultivar
"San Pietro, Du Japon, Blanche Navello, Stella, Greek Green" Sometimes incorrectly sold in South Africa as the "Piesang vy,Banana fig or Pear fig"
Yes, bears a large crop of early figs.
Bears very large, elongated, pear shaped figs with thin green skin turning slightly yellow when ripe. The flesh is rich, very sweet and dark strawberry-pink in colour. Figs have small white dots on them.
Ripens from late January.
*Excellent for fresh eating, jams, preserves.
*Excellent for small city gardens, pots and areas with severe frost.
Height and Spread: +2m x +2m
*One of our favourite varieties.
*It is compact growing and the leaves have distinctive deeply cut sinusses.
*Very slow growing. Excellent variety for containers or small city gardens.
*This specific variety requires very well drained soil and should not be over-watered.
*It is a heavy bearer.
*Only very light pruning is advised.
*Tolerant of severe frost once established.
*Very resistant to splitting and souring.
*Recommended for most areas of South Africa.
*To improve the growth rate regular feeding with pelletized manure is advised.