Fig Trees - Green Ischia #5 Pot
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.