Ficus carica cultivar
"Genoa, White Naples, Wit Boerevy"
Yes, bears a large crop of early figs.
Bears large oval figs. The thin, green skin turns slighty yellow when ripe. The flesh is light pink and sweet when fully ripe.
From early January.
*Very good for fresh eating, drying, jams and preserves.
Height and spread: +3m x +3m
*This is the most well known fig variety in South Africa. It is often requested at garden centres just for the sake of it been well known. Varieties like "Deanna" are far more superior than "White Genoa" and will become far more popular in future as the public is educated.
*Very useful for it's large breba crop.
*Prone to splitting and souring during wet weather conditions.
*It is a strong, vigorous grower once it is established.
*Very good variety for cool, coastal areas.
*Tolerant of moderate to heavy frost when established.
*The leaves are not attractive and sometimes tend to "curl" up slightly or look misformed.
*Careful light pruning is advised to save the important breba crop.
*It is a moderate bearer.