A picture of a Fig 'Evita'

Fig 'Evita'

Ficus carica 'Evita'

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

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.

Fig 'Evita' Overview

Figs are small deciduous fruit with large leathery leaves. The cultivar Ficus carica '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 a dessert.

Common problems with Fig 'Evita'

Nematodes, rust, virusses and fig stem borer.

Fig 'Evita' Companion Plants

Shade loving plants

How to propagate Fig 'Evita'

Cuttings

Take long cuttings of 30-40cm while dormant and plant them a third under the soil deep.

Seed

Sowing time during Winter. Germination time - 1-3 months. Seed is spread by birds and will germinate after the Winter cold in Spring.

Special features of Fig 'Evita'

Attracts birds

Birds love the delicious fruit.

Drought resistant

Once established, figs can endure drought.

Wet sites

Hedge plant

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

Other uses of Fig 'Evita'

Culinary

Medicinal

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

Edible

Figs are used fresh, dried or preserved.