A picture of a Fig 'Black Genoa'

Fig 'Black Genoa'

Ficus carica 'Black genoa'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

6m

2m

Min

3m

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

For juicy sweet figs, let them ripen on the tree. Pick as soon as it is ripe in late summer, otherwise spoilage and souring will occur. No matter what variety you grow, wear gloves when harvesting, as the sap in the stems can be a skin irritant.

Fig 'Black Genoa' Overview

The Black Genoa is a mid-season fig with a red to black skin and red pulp. Figs are grown from ancient times and valuble food source that has become popular in the modern day, although it does not have a long shelf life.

Common problems with Fig 'Black Genoa'

Keep a look out for the Fig Stem Borer, an insect that can live inside the stem for up to 3 years! Open up any little holes with excretion to make sure the nymph is not living inside and kill if found.

    How to propagate Fig 'Black Genoa'

    Cuttings

    Make long (30-40cm) cuttings and root in sandy soil mix.

    Special features of Fig 'Black Genoa'

    Attracts useful insects

    Drought resistant

    Hedge plant

    Figs can be tree-trained or espaliered into beautiful shapes and make an effective hedge screen.

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Fig 'Black Genoa'

    Culinary

    Medicinal

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

    Edible

    Fresh, dried or preserved!