Figs have been cultivated by man since ancient times (4000 BC) and are well known throughout the world. The unusual fruit grows on a deciduous subtropical tree, native to Western Asia. There are several types of fig, a large number of cultivars (cultivated varieties) of each type are available. Figs have grown successfully in home orchards & backyards since early European settlers first brought them to New Zealand.

Figs make ideal candidates for espalier or container planting

Brown Turkey

Suitable for jam. Light amber flesh. Ripens March/April

Vlassoff

Nz selection, large fruit produced in 2 crops.

Amber coloured skin and sweet pale flesh.

Strong grower to 5m.