FIGS TO GROW
All figs are adaptable to containers; the following cultivars are particularly recommended for short northern growing seasons:
‘Bifara' Five-centimetre, purple fruit.
‘Brown Turkey' Cold-tolerant, large purple-brown fruit, pink flesh.
‘Celeste' (‘Blue Celeste') Cold-tolerant, light purple skin, intensely sweet, good for drying, ripens early.
‘Desert King' (‘King') Green-yellow skin, pink flesh, sweet and rich.
‘Italian Honey' (‘Italian Golden Honey', ‘Lattarula', ‘Blanche') Medium to large, yellow-green skin; very sweet honey flavour.
‘Kadota' Large, yellow-green skin, amber flesh.
‘Marseilles' Five-centimetre fruit, slightly ribbed skin, yellow-white when ripe.
‘Natalina' Abundant small purple fruit, very sweet.
‘Osborn Prolific' Bronze-brown skin, amber flesh, sweet and rich, very productive.
‘Peter's Honey' Two crops per season, very productive; amber fruit.
‘Violette De Bourdeaux' (‘Negronne') Cold-tolerant, purple-black skin, light pink flesh. One large crop in early fall.
‘White Fig' (‘Golden Alma', ‘Alma', ‘Italian White') Cold-tolerant, upright form, good patio plant. Resistant to rust and fungus. Lemon-sized, gold-green fruit; amber-pink flesh.