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, they have a short storage life!
Fig 'Deanna' Overview
The fig is a small deciduous tree with large leathery leaves. Deanna produces large flat fruit with yellow skin and pale yellow flesh. A good choice for the home garden.
Common problems with Fig 'Deanna'
Nematodes, rust, Virusses and Fig stem borer.
Fig 'Deanna' Companion Plants
Shade loving plants
How to propagate Fig 'Deanna'
Take long cuttings of 30-40cm and plant deep-about halfway to a third into well-draining potting mix.
Sowing time during Winter. Germination time about 1-3 months.
Special features of Fig 'Deanna'
Birds love the delicious fruit.
Tree train or espalier in interesting shapes to make a pretty hedge screen.
Use a large pot!
Huge fragrant green leaves - often 3 or 5 lobbed.
Other uses of Fig 'Deanna'
Figs are high in fibre and essential minerals like Calsium, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese and Vitamins.
Figs are used fresh, dried or preserved.