FIG BLACK GENOA
A large fruit with purple skin and red flesh that has a very sweet rich flavour. Grown commercially due to its high yields it is also a popular selection for home gardeners.
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Subtropical, Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate, Arid (Dry)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Yes (Often below -2)
Amount of leaves in Winter?
No Leaves (Deciduous)
Suitability in Pots
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
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Question & Answer
Is this fig suitable to grow in a pot? From: FREDERICKTON NSW
Yes figs are perfectly suited to growing in pots, the container will keep the plant nice and compact, plant into a good quality potting mix. You will need to fertilize it regularly during the growing season with a balanced NPK fertilizer and repot every couple of years into fresh potting mix, do this in the winter when the tree is dormant and give the roots a prune when you repot.
How big is the tree, when will it fruit and what is the cost? From: ST KILDA VIC
It is approximately 60cm tall when we sell them as can be seen here: http://plant.daleysfruit.com.au/trees/m/Fig-Black-Genoa-2393.jpeg and will grow between 2-4 meters. It Fruits between February and March and costs $24.90. To find out how much freight will cost to your address please visit http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/Freight-Special.php and enter your postcode.
Customer Comments on Fig Black Genoa
Fig Black Genoa
Grows well in pots. They will fruit from a young age however the fruit often won't ripen when young. It may be best to take the fruit off so it puts its energy into growing more foliage at first. | Correy - Woolloongabba, QLD 02-Apr-2007
Fig Black Genoa
The taste of this fruit is superlative. Large luscious and sweet in Feb-May. The tree grows very slowly in cold Armidale, partly because of its urge to fruit. Some fruit have frass like material in them - unsure of the cause. | Steve Walkden-brown - Armidale, NSW 10-Jun-2007
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