Fig
Ficus carica
A true gourmet delight, this sweet, delectable fruit is one of the easiest to grow, Happy outdoors west of the Cascade Mountaines, Figs can be gown in containers or with winter protection in colder climates. Figs are best when locally grown as, when fully ripe and at their tender best, shipping them long distances is virtually impossible. While happy in California and other hot climates, it is important to choose the right variety for our cooler Northwest climate. Our varieties have been chosen for their ability to ripen in the Noethwest and will do well in other regions as well. Figs are hardy to 9°F. and the varieties we offer are self-fertile.
Atreano
Ficus carica
A productive and reliable variety for the Northwest and other regions of the US, Atreano bears good crops of light green figs with sweet and flavorful, dark amber flesh. A naturally dwarf tree, Atreano is good for container growing. 3101
Black Spanish
Ficus carica
Grown for many years in Oregon, Black Spanish bears abundant crops of dark mahogany colored fruit. This very sweet, and juicy fruit is great for fresh eating, preserves, and drying. Black Spanish is a naturally compact tree and is well suited for container culture. Black Spanish should be planted in a warm, sunny location. 3110
Desert King
Ficus carica
An excellent variety for most regions of the Pacific Northwest, Desert King bears abundant crops of abundant, yellowish-green figs with sweet and richly flavorful, strawberry colored flesh. A great variety for gardeners in coastal, high elevation,and other cool regions. Desert King ripens in mid summer when the weather is warmest. 3100
Lattarulla
Ficus carica
This reliable and hardy variety has been producing delicious figs for many years in the Pacific Northwest. Also known as Italian Honey Fig, Lattarulla bears good crops of large, greenish yellow fruit with sweet, light amber flesh. Lattarulla can bear two crops annually, one ripening in late July and the second in mid-September. 3116
Negronne
Ficus carica
This naturally compact variety bears sweet and flavorful, almost black fruit with dark red flesh. Negronne is well suited for container culture or confined spaces. 3128
Peter’s Honey
Ficus carica
Peter Danna of Portland brought this variety from his native Sicily. This superior variety is one of the most flavorful we can grow. Peter's Honey bears good crops of light yellowish-green fruit with delectably tender and sweet, dark amber flesh. IIn the Northwest and other cool climates, Peter's Honey should be planted in a warm, sunny location. 3136
Stella™
Ficus carica
Stella was brought here many years ago by an Italian sailor and caught our attention with its large size, sweet, striking, purplish-red flesh, and its ability to ripen in our cooler climate. Stella™ needs a warm, sunny location in the Northwest. 3105
Vern’s Brown Turkey
Ficus carica
There are several Fig varieties called Brown Turkey. To distinguish this one, we named it for Portland garden writer Vern Nelson. A reliable and productive variety in the Northwest and other regions. It bears large, sweet and flavorful, dark brown figs with light amber flesh, often producing two crops a year. 3144
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