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Ficus carica ‘Brunswick fig’

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsSeptember & August
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium-light green

Description

Ficus carica ‘Brunswick fig’ (Fig). This variety produces large fruits with good flavour.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree or Fruit

Origin

Asia Minor

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilFertile, Low salinity
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You should grow in organically rich soil and regularly feed and water to ensure a tasty harvest of the summer fruits.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring or by leaf-bud, stem-tip cuttings or by air layering in summer.

Figs have an obligate mutualism with Fig wasps. Only the Fig wasp can pollinate Figs and they can only reproduce in Fig flowers.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and scale insects may be a nuisance.

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