Figs are ripe when the skin changes colour from green to slightly more yellow and the fruit becomes less firm. The fruit bruises easily so pick before they are fully ripe and use fresh.
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Fig 'Tiger' Overview
Figs are small deciduous trees with large leathery leaves. Tiger fig fruit has prominent yellow and green stripes with pink flesh. Tiger Striped figs are light yellow and green-striped, medium-sized and have a rather bottom-heavy tear-drop shape. Beneath the green-ribbed skin lies a crimson-colored seeded pulp with a flavor similar to that of strawberry or raspberry jam. The flavor is light and sweet, as fully ripe Tiger Stripe figs have a high sugar content. Also called “Candy Stripe” figs, this variety is considered to be one of the best tasting of all figs.
Common problems with Fig 'Tiger'
Nematodes, rust, virusses and fig stem borer.
How to propagate Fig 'Tiger'
Take long 30-40cm cuttings and plant halfway to third deep into well-draining soil and keep moist.
Seeds are naturally distrubed by birds and animals. Sow during Winter. Germination time 1-3 months.
Special features of Fig 'Tiger'
Birds feast on the delicious fruit.
Once established, figs can endure drought.
Tree-train or espalier the fig into interesting shapes to make an effective hedge screen.
Large green leaves are 3 or 5 lobbed.
Attractive candy stripes in yellow and green on the fruit.
Other uses of Fig 'Tiger'
Figs are high in fibre and essential minerals like Calsium, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese and Vitamins.
Figs are used fresh, dried or preserved.