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Fig 'Cape White'

Ficus carica 'Cape White'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

7m

Max

7m

2m

Min

5m

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cape White is an early to mid-season variety. Figs are ripe when the skin changes colour to light green and the fruit becomes less firm. The fruit bruises easily, therefor pick before they are fully ripe and use fresh - they only last a day or two.

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Fig 'Cape White' Overview

The fig is a small deciduous tree with large leathery leaves. Cape White is early to mid-season and produces a small fruit with green to yellow skin and yellow to pink flesh. It has a short fleshy stem. It is used fresh, dried or preserved.

Common problems with Fig 'Cape White'

Nematodes, rust, virusses and fig stem borer.

How to propagate Fig 'Cape White'

Cuttings

Take long cuttings(30-40cm) in Winter while dormant and root in well-draining potting mix.

Seed

Sow seeds in Winter.

Special features of Fig 'Cape White'

Attracts birds

Birds feast on the delicious fruit.

Drought resistant

Once established, figs can endure drought.

Hedge plant

Figs can be tree-trained or espaliered into beautiful shapes and make an effective hedge screen.

Attractive flowers

Did you know that the flowers are actually forming the fruit? They are fused together and the inside are hundreds of edible flowers!

Attractive leaves

Large green leaves are 3 or 5 lobbed.

Other uses of Fig 'Cape White'

Medicinal

Figs are high in fibre and essential minerals like Calsium, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese and Vitamins.

Edible

Figs are used fresh, dried or preserved.