Figs are small deciduous fruit with large leathery leaves. Evita produces a slightly flattened fruit with a purple skin and ruby-red flesh. It is popular to use on a cheese plate with dry biscuits or as desert.
Evita figs ripen towards the end of summer. Figs are ripe when the skin changes colour and the fruit becomes less firm. The fruit bruises easily - pick before they are fully ripe.
Take long cuttings of 30-40cm while dormant and plant them a third under the soil deep.
Sowing time during Winter. Germination time - 1-3 months. Seed is spread by birds and will germinate after the Winter cold in Spring.
Birds love the delicious fruit.
Once established, figs can endure drought.
Fig trees can be espaliered into interesting shapes to make a hedge screen.
Evita is an South African cultivar.
Soil PH preference
Figs are high in fibre and essential minerals like Calsium, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese and Vitamins.