Harvest fruit early in the morning as soon as it turns slightly yellow and soft. Use preferably same day. After picking the fruit will no longer ripen and therefor can not be picked too early!
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Fig 'White Marseilles' Overview
This fast-growing fruit tree will produce delicious fruits in summer, 3-5 years after planting. It is edible as fresh or dried fruit, as well as in jams and other preserves. It's an excellent variety for cool coastal areas, producing a decent breba crop (developing in the spring on the previous year's shoot growth), as well as a huge main crop. Its foliage provides good shade for other plants and it can also be used as an attractive espalier. This fig cultivar, sometimes also known as 'White Genoa' is not recommended for very hot or humid climates, as it may spoil in wet summers. Nonetheless, it's one of the best-selling fig trees for its ease of growing and consistent fruit production!
Common problems with Fig 'White Marseilles'
Scale insects and Spider Mite can be problematic on plants grown under glass, whereas birds can eat the fruits on those grown outdoors. Other problems include Fruit Flies and Fig Mosaic Virus, both of which result in premature fruit drop.
Fig 'White Marseilles' Companion Plants
Shade-loving plants - Aggressive roots over time so keep away from buildings
How to propagate Fig 'White Marseilles'
Make 30-40cm cuttings while pruning in Winter. Plant deep - about half the cutting under soil.
Sow seeds in Winter and they should germination from Spring to Summer.
Special features of Fig 'White Marseilles'
Birds love the delicious fruit.
Once established, figs can survive dry times.
Figs often grow next to streams and rivers.
Figs can be espaliered into interseting shapes and serve as a hedge screen.
Large fragrant leaves.
The fruit is made of flowers inside – actually the part you eat!
Other uses of Fig 'White Marseilles'
Cullinary - edible fresh fruit, jam and other preserves. Good shade tree. Attractive espalier
Figs are high in fibre and essential minerals like Calsium, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese and Vitamins.
Fruits are served fresh, dried or preserved - and the leaves can be used in cooking too.