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FIG BLACK GENOA

Black Genoa fruitBotanical Name: Ficus carica
Description

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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$27.00 18 Cutting Pot: 2L
Height: 30-40cm

$21.90 10 Cutting Pot: 0.75L
Height: 10-20cm

$23.90 0 Cutting Pot: 0.5L
Height: 20-30cm
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Height: 70-80cm
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Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate, Arid (Dry)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

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

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

March, April

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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.

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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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Fig Black Genoa (Cutting) 10/10

Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2846 days 9hrs

Comments: -

I love figs. I would say that they are probably my favourite. They fruit well, are a lovely shade tree, are low maintenance and you make SO MANY FRIENDS when people find out you have a fig tree! ;O)


2009: All of my figs have grown from cuttings from my old tree which was one of a very few trees I had to leave behind at my old house. A friend taught me the trick - you crush the bottom 30% of the cutting with a rock and you get a MUCH better striking rate.


2010: The Genoas are crazy and even though it is winter and the other types are losing their leaves the Genoas are putting on new growth.


Autumn 2011: They never did lose their leaves last year and I am sure that some of the leaves they have now are the same ones! AND they do not look like they are intending to lose them this year either.


Summer 2011: With the cold and rain the figs aren't too happy. They also were copping mealy bug and stupid fig leaf curl bug. RAR! Not happy. Was forced to resort to Confidor. I hate to do it but they were is too much pain.


Fruiting Months January, February, March, December

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Qty: 4

First Fruited: 1 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken poo, seasol, charlie carp, worm castings

Pest Control:

Ants sometimes attack fruit = I leave them as I am happy to sacrifice a few fruit for the protection from other nasties that the ants provide

Birds (I have only ever once had a currawong attack my fruit but it was a vandal) = netting


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Fig Black Genoa (Cutting) 9/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 3476 days 12hrs

Comments: - Fast easy to grow fig

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Compost, Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: None - except for occasional bird

Organic Status:Organic


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Fig Black Genoa (Grafted) 8/10

HomegrownHeddibles1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3688 days 7hrs

Comments: -

This tree was the last of our deciduous trees to be planted and the first to produce a crop, taking only one year to come up with some very delicious, sweet and beautiful fruit.  A dark brown skin with pink pulp which is very attractive on a platter with some cheese and raisins.  Yum!!

Curiously, the fruit ripen only one or two at a time, so we can't have  a good feed of figs for ourselves and any visitors at the same time.  [Sorry, visitors!].

I'd like a second fig, but we don't yet have the room for one.  The site of the intended third orchard bed requires a lot of re-development (and money, sigh...) before we can get that started.  Either another Black Genoa or a Brown Turkey will suit us well.

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pruned By: 20% in Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Blood

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

No pests noted, except for birds which attack the fruit, so netting is essential.

Organic Status:Organic


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Fig Black Genoa (Cutting) 7/10

DavesCityGarden1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2916 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Planted into a grow bag and to be espaliered against a west facing wall. It was very small when I bought it and it has now trippled in size and had 2 fruit last year. I noticed yesterday that there is fruit buds setting.  I prune to shape.  Spring 2011- growing very well. I repotted in winter into a trough. Its doubled in height but no fruit yet.

Fruiting Months February and March

Planted: 2009

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.25 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: liquide feed and Blood

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

none noticed

Organic Status:Organic


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MaryT says... [3239 days 16hrs ago]
I just bought one of these; it is still a baby but good to know that you are getting fruit. There's hope.

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Fig Black Genoa (Grafted) 6/10

Itdepends1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3710 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Grows very well in pot. Only planted in 2008 in a 50x50cm pot (keeps them dwarfed- and there's no more room in the ground).

Doesn't taste as nice as the white adriatic I have as well- but it is a young tree so it may improve

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 20% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Slow Release

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Fig Black Genoa (Seedling) 9/10

Melek's Edible Fruits
Update: 3350 days 5hrs

Comments: - Such a hardy fig, that makes a beautiful fresh fruit. I don't waste these ones on grilling/baking :) They are best eaten plucked fresh from the tree! They are the first EVER fruits I have grown, I am very proud of them!

Planted: 2009

Water Given in: Winter

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Question:

I do strugle with rust on the leaves, what would be the best treatment for that?


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Fig Black Genoa (Seedling) 10/10

Val1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3348 days 12hrs

Comments: -

I love this fig as I planted 5, 2 x Black Genoa, 2 x Brown Turkey and 1x white Adriatic which I purchased from you in 2008 to surprise my Husband who was recovering from his first stroke.

They have all fruited and grown from small plants to over 3m high and ready for this season's fruit. Can't wait!!! The taste is... to die for, soft and delicious. If you have only tasted the dried ones be ready for an explosion in your mouth!

They all taste fantastic, not too fussed about the white adriatic though, maybe we are spoilt by the other 4 trees.

I never thought after 1 year they would fruit to the capacity they did, maybe it's the constant talking and nurturing they receive.

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 5

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

never sprayed, or touched with any pesticides, just love.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

I would now like to espillair them, I know I have left it a little too late but can I trim them back to ground level or just trim the larger branches???


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Fig Black Genoa

ActivatedNut's Edible Fruits
Update: 3710 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Shown is a new black Genoa fig from Daley's. It's the third one I've bought - i was really happy with the first one which starting pumping out fruit just months after it arrived. About 6 fruits on a tree stem totalling only about 8 inches long!

Planted: 2009

Qty: 3

First Fruited: 0.3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

Pest Control:

I never use pesticides, rather pick bugs off by hand or try to companion grow.

Organic Status:Organic


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Fig Black Genoa (Cutting) 5/10

Mmav's Edible Fruits
Update: 2764 days 22hrs

Comments: - I love the look of it

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Fig Black Genoa

Delldgm's Edible Fruits
Update: 3718 days 24hrs

Comments: -

just survived a major heatwave whilst we were on holidays and has hung on during winter.  Was doing well until then we had even had a few stray pieces of fruit


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Fig Black Genoa 10/10

JohnMc1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3714 days 0hrs

Comments: -

beautiful sweet tasting fruits.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Winter

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: lime-horse-fowl-citrus fert

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Fig Black Genoa 10/10

IanPayne1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2812 days 14hrs

Comments: -

1 meter tall Growing well Newcastle Area

Clay soil mulched raised with good topsoil north facing daily watering

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Question:

 


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Fig Black Genoa 9/10

Xhristofer's Edible Fruits
Update: 3038 days 9hrs

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Yum! What a plant. Needs lots of water in the warmer months and the application of pyrethrum and garlic prevents caterpillars from eating the leaves off. Fruit is very good; sweet and juicy. Size up around 100 grams which is pretty large.

Mine (and my father's) suffered last season and didn't produce much fruit and what was there was dry. Just a bad season I guess. Season before that the trees were loaded. Fresh fig are so good! They will fruit all year round but spring summer fruit are best.

My tree has been pruned to give a central trunk and allow above groung branches. It was formed as a central trunk with 4 surrounding grounded branched before. This made it difficult to support and it broke often.

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Fig Black Genoa (Cutting) 9/10

Tookie's Edible Fruits
Update: 1886 days 12hrs

Comments: - Beautiful large fruits when fresh and when dry is sweet and sticky. Large crop on a very small tree.

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 2009

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 3 Years after I planted Cutting

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Fig Black Genoa

YumYum1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3320 days 3hrs

Comments: -

The taste of the fruit.

Planted: 2009

Height 55 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring


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Fig Black Genoa 10/10

Potty Bob 1's Edible Fruits
Update: 265 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Productive tree , kept small in pot , sweet fruit , protect from birds .

i grew up on these figs in Brisbane .

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2015

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: fruit fly and birds , CDs and bird tape and bio oil .


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Fig Black Genoa (Cutting) 8/10

LissyK1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1440 days 22hrs

Comments: - This poor fig had a little accident. It was knocked off the deck that it was sitting on, and the top half of the plant was broken off. Despite that, the remaining little fig tree is doing amazingly. Plenty of new growth coming so quickly that I swear there are new leaves and branches every time I look at it.

Planted: 2015

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Tinae1431 says... [445 days 5hrs ago]
Hi wow the same thing has happened to my fig tree. The top of my plant fell off too wow how strange it's happened to both of us?

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Fig Black Genoa 8/10

Scottyg's Edible Fruits
Update: 3514 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Had a bumper crop 2009. Found by putting green mossie netting over plant the birds and bugs left fruit alone. Fruit is tasty if cooked on BBQ with a drizzle of honey.

Fruiting Months October, November, December

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Fig Black Genoa (Cutting) 7/10

Arifaqureshi1's Edible Fruits
Update: 521 days 14hrs

Comments: - Quick fruiting and large size.

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2017

Height 1.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 8 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Question: Some fruitsize are smaller then other and get ripe earlier , Is it due to watering ?


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SAMIR1 says... [449 days 3hrs ago]
which kind of pesticide is appropriate for Fig black Genoa, thanks

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Fig Black Genoa (Cutting) 8/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 237 days 2hrs

Comments: - Not as sweet as other varieties but still a good flavour.

Planted: 2017

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: No


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