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Fig 'Eva'

Ficus carica 'Eva'

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

Figs are ripe when the skin changes colour and the fruit becomes less firm. The fruit bruises easily so pick before they are fully ripe and use with-in a day or two.

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Fig 'Eva' Overview

Figs are small deciduous trees with large leathery leaves. The cultivar Ficus carica 'Eva' is an early to mid-season fig that produces small fruit with green to purple skin and straw-coloured flesh. The fruit is used fresh, dried or preserved.

Common problems with Fig 'Eva'

Fig stem borer and birds! Remove trees when Fig Mosaic Virus is found( yellow spots on the green leaves).

Fig 'Eva' Companion Plants

Shadeloving plants

How to propagate Fig 'Eva'

Cuttings

Make long 30-40cm hardwood cuttings and plant deep (a third to halfway) into sandy soil. Keep moist.

Seed

The seeds are spread by birds and animals that eat the fruit. If sown in Winter, it will germinate in Spring to Summer.

Special features of Fig 'Eva'

Attracts birds

Birds feast on the delicious fruit.

Attracts useful insects

Pollinated by fig wasp.

Drought resistant

Once established, figs can endure droughts.

Pot plant

Use a huge container.

Wet sites

Make sure to drain well when young, but often grows happily along river streams and wet sites.

Hedge plant

Fig trees can be espaliered into interesting shapes to make a hedge screen.

Attractive leaves

Three to five lobbed green huge fragrant leaves that turn yellow in Autumn before falling.

Attractive fruits

The flowers are inside the green skin of the fruit, and actually the part you eat!

Other uses of Fig 'Eva'

Culinary - fresh or preserved

Medicinal

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

Edible

Flowers form the edible fruit.