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Black Genoa Fig

Excellent flavoured large fruit with greenish purple skin and dark red, rich sweet flesh.  A reliable, heavy cropper with two crops a year.  Vigorous, spreading tree. Fruits in February for three months. Use for fresh fruit, drying and jam. Figs prefer dry hot summers but need water when fruiting, and prefer well drained but fertile soil. Full-sun. Self-Pollinating.

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Specifications

Ripening Time February
Fertility Self-Fertile (produces viable pollen)
Growth Habit An open tree 3-4m height, can be trained in an informal fan.
Rootstock Not grafted
Chill Tolerance Normal chill
Plant Sizes about 60-120cm bare rooted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Black Genoa Fig

Black Genoa Fig

Excellent flavoured large fruit with greenish purple skin and dark red, rich sweet flesh.  A reliable, heavy cropper with two crops a year.  Vigorous, spreading tree. Fruits in February for three months. Use for fresh fruit, drying and jam. Figs prefer dry hot summers but need water when fruiting, and prefer well drained but fertile soil. Full-sun. Self-Pollinating.