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'
Take long cuttings of 30-40cm while dormant and plant them a third under the soil deep.
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'
Birds love the delicious fruit.
Once established, figs can endure drought.
Fig trees can be espaliered into interesting shapes to make a hedge screen.
Other uses of Fig 'Evita'
Figs are high in fibre and essential minerals like Calsium, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese and Vitamins.
Figs are used fresh, dried or preserved.