Fig Trees - Green IschiaScientific Name: Ficus carica
Best Planted In Zone: 7-10
Green Ischia is a productive green-skinned fig. Since they ripen with their outside color green, they will fool the birds. The sweet, succulent fruit is large and can measure up to 2” in diameter. Strawberry is used to describe the inside color of the fruit. They can be eaten fresh or dried to enjoy later. This fig variety can produce two crops a year, especially if it’s grown in a warm location during the fall months to give the second crop time to ripen. The breba crop is early ripening in June and the main crop comes in late July to early August. The breba crop is born on the last flush of growth of last year’s branches. These are the first figs of the year to ripen and in short summer season areas the ones that ripen before the first freeze. If you are in a colder climate, you will only get 1 crop of figs, also if there is a severe freeze you probably will not get a crop of figs the next year unless you protect the fig. Figs are well-loved as container plants because they bear fruit at a young age and are self-fruitful without the need of a cross-pollinator. Give ‘Ischia’ plenty of sun and warmth and it will create figs of the finest quality. At mature height the Ischia is a small tree approximately 10 – 15 feet. USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10.
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Plant fig trees in loamy soil and in a northern exposure. They need plenty of sunlight and room in order to grow and thrive. Fertilize once a year. Fig trees only require light pruning which should be done in late winter.